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Saudis see no reason to raise oil production now

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabian leaders made clear Friday they see no reason to increase oil production until their customers demand it, apparently rebuffing President Bush amid soaring U.S. gasoline prices.

May 31, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hotels seek workers on eve of summer travel season

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The shortage of workers at Ted Blair's three hotels near Yellowstone National Park is so severe that Blair himself might soon be busing tables and stripping beds.

May 31, 2008 | By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press Writer | National


Zimbabwe presidential election set for June 27

HARARE, Zimbabwe - An election runoff between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be held June 27, the electoral commission said in an announcement published Friday.

May 31, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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Nadal bows out early at Wimbledon

LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 02, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

July 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

July 02, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bishop tearing up the track

July 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


More heartbreak for English soccer

MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.

July 02, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

July 02, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


16-year-old French girl breaking baseball barriers

PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

July 01, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

July 01, 2015 | | Associated Press


Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

ATLANTA - Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


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