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House debates new taxes on oil companies, incentives for renewable energy

WASHINGTON - Declaring a new direction in energy policy, the House on Saturday edged toward passing $16 billion in taxes on oil companies and offering tax breaks and incentives for renewable energy and conservation efforts.

August 19, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Presidents wants quick House passage of terrorist surveillance legislation

WASHINGTON - President Bush appealed to the Democratic-controlled House for swift passage Saturday of legislation that would expand the government's powers to eavesdrop on suspected foreign terrorists.

August 19, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Foot-and-mouth outbreak prompts Britain to ban meat and dairy exports, halt animal movement

WANBOROUGH, England - Britain raced to avert economic disaster Saturday by halting meat and dairy exports and the movement of livestock around the country after foot-and-mouth disease was found on a southern English farm.

August 19, 2007 | By ROMINA SPINA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hot rocks in Earth’s crust offer a glimmer of hope for clean energy, but beware of tremors

BASEL, Switzerland - When tremors started cracking walls and bathroom tiles in this Swiss city on the Rhine, the engineers knew they had a problem.

August 19, 2007 | By ELIANE ENGELER and ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writers | Nation


Not-so-ancient mariner becomes cause celebre with Revolutionary War sub

NEW YORK - Duke Riley: Artist. Patriot. Moron?

August 19, 2007 | By LARRY McSHANE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - August 5

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.

August 19, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police Chief Stan York earns honor

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York was sworn in as 4th Vice President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police earlier this week at a ceremony in Savannah.

August 19, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Deals celebrate 50 years

August 19, 2007 | | Anniversaries


Crews pull 5th body from bridge collapse

MINNEAPOLIS - Fears that the death toll would rise dramatically as workers searched through the wreckage of a bridge that plunged into the Mississippi River eased Friday when authorities lowered the number of missing from as many as 30 to just eight.

August 19, 2007 | By HENRY C. JACKSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush surveys collapsed Minnesota bridge, pledges to help cut red tape in rebuilding

MINNEAPOLIS - President Bush surveyed Minneapolis' collapsed highway bridge from the ground and air Saturday, viewing the concrete slabs and twisted steel that once spanned the Mississippi River. He pledged to help cut the red tape to reconstruct the span.

August 19, 2007 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: This may seems like a minor thing to you but I have a fingernail that is separating from the nail bed. It is very tender. The upper half is very white, with paler white on the lower half. No one I've talked to, including my doctor, seems to know what caused it or what the treatment should be for it. A sample was taken for fungus but showed nothing. Would you have any ideas as to cause and cure?

August 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/4

DEAR ABBY: While I was growing up, my parents made fun of and belittled me. Everything I said was either "ridiculous" or wrong in some way. I was teased at school by the other children, and my parents wondered aloud what I was doing wrong to cause them to tease me. I was told to "grow a thicker skin" or "get over it." No one seemed to understand how much it hurt being picked on all the time.

August 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bush: Congress must stay put until it passes law modernizing terrorism surveillance rules

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Friday that Congress must stay in session until it approves legislation modernizing a U.S. law governing eavesdropping on foreigners.

August 18, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Appeals court rules FBI violated Constitution during raid on La. congressman’s office

WASHINGTON - The FBI violated the Constitution when agents raided U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's office last year and viewed legislative documents in a corruption investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

August 18, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Exclusive: Archaeologists locate what they believe are funeral chambers of Aztec emperor

MEXICO CITY - Mexican archaeologists using ground-penetrating radar have detected underground chambers they believe contain the remains of Emperor Ahuizotl, who ruled the Aztecs when Columbus landed in the New World. It would be the first tomb of an Aztec ruler ever found.

August 18, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


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