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Budget crunch shrinks Ky. colonel certificates

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Colonel Elvis Presley, Colonel Muhammad Ali and Colonel Pope John Paul II all received ornate certificates to accompany the honorary rank that Kentucky bestows on thousands of people each year, including some of the world's most rich and famous.

May 31, 2008 | By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 5/17

This is a Swedish proverb: "One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune."

May 31, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask AP: Global warming and the Earth’s rotation

As the Earth warms, is it starting to feel a little slow?

May 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday May 16, 2008

May 31, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Intel agencies seek help recruiting recent immigrants

McLEAN, VA - The U.S. is its own worst enemy when it comes to the desperately important task of recruiting immigrants as spies, analysts and translators in the war on terror, new Americans are telling intelligence officials. The government's policies raise suspicions and fear in the immigrants' home countries and disturb potential recruits here who might otherwise want to help.

May 31, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


Food stamp recipients pinched by high food prices

CHICAGO - Danielle Brown stands outside a South Side market at midnight, braving the spring chill for her first chance to buy groceries since her food stamps ran out nearly two weeks ago.

May 31, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


How to fix social security

Everyone's looking for solutions.

May 30, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


Top Taliban leader vows revenge on America

KHAR, Pakistan - A top Taliban leader vowed Thursday to target the U.S. after an alleged missile strike killed several people in northwest Pakistan, a threat that could undermine the new government's efforts to negotiate peace deals with militants.

May 30, 2008 | By HABIBULLAH KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Incoming president of Taiwan doubts China unification

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's president-elect said Thursday that unification with China is unlikely ''in our lifetimes,'' but pledged to reach out to the longtime rival while maintaining good relations with the United States.

May 30, 2008 | By PETER ENAV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

Jeremy Rosier is the consummate baseball player.

May 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Congress passes farm bill with veto-proof margin

WASHINGTON - With veto-proof margins, Congress on Thursday sent President Bush a bill boosting farm subsidies and money for food stamps to help the poor deal with rising grocery prices.

May 30, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Magellan aided by El Nino

WASHINGTON - The El Nino phenomenon that has puzzled climate scientists in recent decades may have assisted the first trip around the world nearly 500 years ago.

May 30, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


House members debate surtax to fund veterans’ education

WASHINGTON - The House kicked off a partisan debate Thursday on a Democratic plan to sharply boost education benefits for Iraq-Afghanistan veterans as the price for approving President Bush's long-stalled request for war funding.

May 30, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Man gets more than 6 years for posting police threat video

MIAMI - A reputed street gang leader was sentenced to more than six years in prison after posting an Internet video threatening police with guns and taunting them to arrest him.

May 30, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Several injured in Alabama factory roof collapse

LEEDS, Ala. - Several workers were injured and others needed help getting out of the rubble when a roof collapsed Thursday at a clothes hanger factory, company officials said.

May 30, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


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