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China files WTO complaint on US tire tariffs

BEIJING - As Beijing launched a case Monday against new U.S. tariffs on Chinese tires, President Barack Obama defended the duties, saying trading agreements must be enforced in order for trading systems to work.

The conflict adds to a series of disputes over poultry, auto parts and other goods that have threatened to strain relations as Beijing and Washington cooperate on complex issues including the economic crisis and North Korea.

September 14, 2009 | By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer | World

Obama touts Wall St. changes on Lehman anniversary

NEW YORK - President Barack Obama sternly warned Wall Street Monday against returning to the sort of reckless and unchecked behavior that threatened the U.S. with a second Great Depression like that of the 1930s.

Even as he noted the U.S. economy and financial system were pulling out of a downward spiral, Obama warned financial titans on the first anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse that they could not count on any more bailouts.

September 14, 2009 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | World

Showerheads may harbor bacteria dangerous to some

WASHINGTON - In what may be the scariest shower news since Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," a study says showerheads can harbor tiny bacteria that come spraying into your face when you wash.

People with normal immune systems have little to fear, but these microbes could be a concern for folks with cystic fibrosis or AIDS, people who are undergoing cancer treatment or those who have had a recent organ transplant.

September 14, 2009 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | World

Bin Laden calls Obama 'powerless' in Afghan war

CAIRO - Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden described President Barack Obama as "powerless" to stop the war in Afghanistan and threatened to step up guerrilla warfare there in a new audiotape released to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.

In the 11-minute tape, addressed to the American people, bin Laden said Obama is only following the warlike policies of his predecessor George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and he urged Americans to "liberate" themselves from the influence of "neo-conservatives and the Israeli lobby."

September 14, 2009 | By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF Associated Press Writer | World

Police Report - September 15

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Statesboro Police Arrests.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Crime Report

Tyler Perry has good opening with 'Bad'

LOS ANGELES - Being bad is good for Tyler Perry, whose latest movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself," opened at the top of the box office this weekend with more than $24 million.

September 13, 2009 | By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic | Local

Falcons ready to kick things off

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons traded experience for youth when they rebuilt their defense.And the young squad will be tested early.The Falcons play the Miami Dolphins in Sunday's season opener. The Dolphins, led by running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, ranked 11th in the NFL in rushing last season. The Falcons, on the other hand, were 25th against the run."We are a very young defense," said coach Mike Smith. "We got significantly younger this year and we are going to be playing a lot of players that have three years or less in terms ...

September 13, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Tiger out in front heading to final round

LEMONT, Ill. - Tiger Woods started with a bogey. His best shot led to a par.It turned out to be his best round of the year.Getting better with every shot, Woods broke the course record at Cog Hill and blew away the field Saturday in the BMW Championship with a 9-under 62 that gave him a seven-shot lead."After I got past the first hole I was doing all right," Woods said. "It was one of those days that kind of built upon itself."Brandt Snedeker finished with four straight birdies for a 66 and will play with Woods ...

September 13, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Georgia squeaks past Gamecocks

ATHENS, Ga. - Rennie Curran broke up a fourth-down pass at the goal line with 22 seconds remaining, and No. 21 Georgia held off South Carolina 41-37 in a wild game Saturday night.The nearly four-hour contest wasn't decided until Curran, a linebacker, batted down Stephen Garcia's final throw on fourth-and-4 at the Georgia 7.The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) avoided their first 0-2 start since 1996. South Carolina (1-1, 0-1) was hurt by a blocked extra point after its final touchdown, which prevented the Gamecocks from going for a tying field goal at the end.The goal-line ...

September 13, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Thousands of downtown DC protesters blast Obama

WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of protesters fed up with government spending marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, showing their disdain for the president's health care plan with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" and "I'm not your ATM."

September 12, 2009 | By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer | World


Rick and Valerie Dodd of Greensboro, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Mary Dodd, to Jack Kimes, son of John and Sheree Kimes of Statesboro.

September 12, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Lisa Marie Garland became the bride of Adam Coleman Lindsey during an outdoor 6 p.m. ceremony held on June 6, 2009, in the gazebo by the pond of Maple Lane Farm in Johnson City, Tenn. Minister Crystal Byes officiated.

September 12, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Rahn of Springfield, Ga., are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Janet Marie, to Matthew Richard McGhee, son of Connie McGhee of Dublin, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Ricky McGhee of Sylvania, Ga.

September 12, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Bias of Covington, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nanci Elizabeth Bias of Statesboro, to Stephen Brent Conner of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Conner of Statesboro.

September 12, 2009 | | Wedding Planner


Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Lanier Jr. of Millen announce the engagement of their daughter, Cullen Brooke, to Joshua Lewis Chance, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Chance Jr. of Alexander.

September 12, 2009 | | Wedding Planner

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