TUCSON, Ariz. - At least a couple of times a week, Ernie Kubr gets off the night shift and fires up his computer at his home in Nebraska so that he can watch for illegal immigrants trying to slip across the Arizona desert 1,400 miles away.
GUANGZHOU, China - Typhoon Neoguri weakened into a tropical storm Friday after hitting China's southern island province of Hainan, where 120,000 people fled low-lying areas and thousands more were stranded at an airport, state-run media reported.
BAGHDAD - Followers of anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr denounced the American military's construction of a concrete wall through their Sadr City stronghold in Baghdad, the scene of renewed clashes Friday between his militiamen and U.S. and Iraqi troops.
JERUSALEM - Israel announced plans Friday to build 100 more homes in two West Bank settlements, one deep inside the territory sought by the Palestinians for their future state.
Mr. and Mrs. Kim and Connie Creamer of Manchester, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Eleasha Deann Creamer of Manchester, to Robert Kyle Donaldson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold and Patricia Donaldson.
Randy and Theresia Newman of Brooklet announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jeanette Ellnora Kellum, to Robert Eugene Lafond, son of Roger E. and Barbara Lafond Jr. of Rincon.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kersey of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Kersey, to Brad Watkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Watkins of Marietta.
Jappy and Charlotte Akins of Brooklet announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lee Akins, to Michael Lawrence Hood, son of Mike and Rosie Saxon of Stilson and Jack and Karen Hood of Pembroke.
CHICAGO - It turns out the golden years really are golden.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday April 18, 2008
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Narrowing his eyes on home plate for the ceremonial first pitch Friday, Tim Berta shook off the imaginary sign from his catcher and everyone laughed.
NEW YORK - Making a plea for human rights, Pope Benedict XVI warned diplomats at the United Nations on Friday that international cooperation needed to solve urgent problems is ''in crisis'' because decisions rest in the hands of a few powerful nations.
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin gave birth Friday to her fifth child, a boy, about a month before her due date.
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Girls in the west Texas polygamous sect enter into underage marriages without resistance because they are ruthlessly indoctrinated from birth to believe disobedience will lead to their damnation, experts for the state testified Friday at a custody hearing for 416 youngsters.
FLOWERY BRANCH,- Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.
NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.
Mr. Richard R. Barrick Sr.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't ready to panic just because the Atlanta Braves have lost two straight games.
The regular season is over for Statesboro High School's baseball team and despite a rocky season, the Blue Devils are just two wins away from the state playoffs.
DES MOINES, Iowa - For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.
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ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.
BROOKLET - Andrew Kalaani scored two second half goals to lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-1 win over Jenkins in the first round of the Region 1-AAA playoffs Tuesday night and clinching a spot in the state playoffs.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.
The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. He is the Masters champion.
By RALPH D. RUSSO
NEW YORK - Remember those declarations that teens are done with Facebook? Think again.
ATLANTA - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.