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US probing Iraqi companies for insurance fraud

WASHINGTON - Companies working on Iraq reconstruction have been accused of padding their profits through an insurance scam, leading to a criminal probe and hurried changes in the way many contracts are handled by the U.S. Army, according to internal military documents obtained by The Associated Press.

May 29, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Eagles drop final non-conference game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Southern grabbed an early lead but Jacksonville scored eight unanswered runs during the middle innings in a 9-4 decision Tuesday night at Sessions Stadium. The Eagles dropped to 31-21 overall while JU moved above .500 at 27-26.

May 29, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Whitaker signs with Clark Atlanta

May 29, 2008 | From staff sports | Sports


Hunter signs with Mars Hill

May 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Oklahoma town unlikely to recover from tornado

PICHER, Okla. - State and federal officials toured this tornado-ravaged town and essentially hammered the final nail into its coffin.

May 29, 2008 | By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press Writer | National


Quaid testifies of peril to newborn twins

WASHINGTON - Actor Dennis Quaid told Congress on Wednesday of a harrowing, near-fatal drug mixup in which his newborn twins were administered 1,000 times the normal dose of a blood thinner.

May 29, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


10-year-old scholar takes Calif. college by storm

DOWNEY, Calif. - With the end of another school year approaching, college sophomore Moshe Kai Cavalin is cramming for final exams in classes such as advanced mathematics, foreign languages and music.

May 29, 2008 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | National


Arrest made in string of Florida wildfires

PALM BAY, Fla. - Authorities along Florida's Atlantic coast, where wildfires have gutted dozens of homes and scorched thousands of acres, arrested a man Wednesday who they said threw a glass bottle containing an accelerant into the woods.

May 29, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 5/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: Just thought I would share something I recently discovered that may be a help to your postmenopausal readers who are bothered by night sweats and hot flashes.

May 29, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Snellville First Baptist fuels members with $500 gas raffle

SNELLVILLE - So much for spaghetti suppers: The First Baptist Church of Snellville is fueling its membership drive with a sign in front of its sprawling campus proclaiming ''Free Gasoline.''

May 28, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Farm bill has little aid for needy children abroad

WASHINGTON - A five-year farm bill in Congress this week does little to address the growing global food crisis. Instead, it diverts money that could be spent feeding poor children abroad to give more subsidies for U.S. farmers now enjoying record high crop prices and incomes.

May 28, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Detroit City Council moves toward ousting mayor

DETROIT - The City Council narrowly approved taking the first step Tuesday toward removing Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick over explicit text messages to a former aide, but one council member's possible change of heart could scuttle the measure.

May 28, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Military cracks down on scrap-metal scavengers

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Hundreds of Marines were conducting a combat training mission in the Mojave Desert when an air patrol spotted something kicking up dust: A civilian pickup truck speeding across the barren landscape.

May 28, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Another twister reported in tornado-damaged Mo.

SENECA, Mo. - Another round of storms moved Tuesday into tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states where residents are still picking up from the weekend's killer twisters.

May 28, 2008 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writer | National


Senate approves renewal of flood insurance program

WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Tuesday to write off - and hand over to taxpayers - more than $17 billion in debt that a FEMA flood insurance program accumulated after being devastated by Katrina and other 2005 hurricanes.

May 28, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his firstAtlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.

July 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons




GOP proposes protections for clergy on gay marriage

ATLANTA - A top-ranking Republican leader wants to make clear that Georgia clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages, a protection they already enjoy under the ...

July 31, 2015 | By RAY HENRY | Local


Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal ...

July 31, 2015 | By MEG KINNARD and BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Search for missing teens to be suspended

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search ...

July 31, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY and MARISOL MEDINA Associated Press | Local


Hooley Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Scott Hooley will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Port Royal, South Carolina. They were married in Statesboro ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Rementelas-Burns

Mr. and Mrs. Dimitrios Rementelas of Varda, Ilias, Greece, announce the engagement of their daughter, Evgenia "Nia" Rementelas of Varda, Ilias, Greece, to Thomas Brantley ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Johnson-Smith

Ansley Leigh Johnson became the bride of Carson Hugh Smith in a double-ring ceremony Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 6 p.m. at Beaver Creek ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Winters-Posner

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth and Lori Winters of Worthington, Minnesota, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Nicole Winters of St. Paul, Minnesota, to Asa ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


My Take: Braves' trading spree not best move

Braves Country took a collective gasp on the eve of the Major League Baseball trade deadline when the Braves finalized their multi-team, 13-player deal with ...

July 31, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Atlanta Braves


Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his firstAtlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.

July 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Big Ten touts plan for tougher schedules as playoff push

CHICAGO - The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is ...

July 31, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports




Braves fall short to Phillies 4-1

PHILADELPHIA- Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta ...

July 30, 2015 | By AARON BRACY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with ...

July 30, 2015 | By BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press


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