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US Marines expand NATO’s presence in southern Afghanistan

OUTSIDE GARMSER, Afghanistan - Marines stormed into a Taliban-held town before daybreak Tuesday, trading gunfire with insurgents on the ground and using helicopter gunships to destroy a militant compound in one of Afghanistan's most violent regions.

May 14, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani government gambles on peace talks with militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - As power shifts in Pakistan from U.S. anti-terrorism ally President Pervez Musharraf, the new government is gambling on peace talks with Islamic militants to push back the tide of violent extremism.

May 14, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan security chiefs knew of plot to kill Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's three top security chiefs managed to hold onto their jobs Tuesday despite admitting before parliament that they failed to prevent an attack on President Hamid Karzai even though they knew about the plot.

May 14, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


From top of the trees to top of the golf world

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The house where Lorena Ochoa grew up overlooks the swimming pool at Guadalajara Country Club, a playground paradise for a tiny, wiry girl with big dreams.

May 14, 2008 | By THERESA BRADLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China sentences 30 people — some to life — over Tibet riots

BEIJING - Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet.

May 14, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democratic senators want tougher OSHA penalties

WASHINGTON - People can get more prison time for mail fraud than for violating safety standards that can kill workers, Democratic senators said Tuesday as they called for tougher punishment for workplace fatalities and stricter enforcement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

May 14, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Washington


Mukasey calls for $550 million to fight drug smuggling

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey urged Congress Tuesday to approve more than $500 million to help fight crime in Mexico and Central America.

May 14, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed poised to cut rates; may take a break after that

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is poised to deliver another interest rate cut to millions of people and businesses this week, although that could be the last break they get for a while.

May 14, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Army recruits who get in despite bad conduct promoted faster

WASHINGTON - Soldiers who need special waivers to get into the Army because of bad behavior go AWOL more often and face more courts-martial. But they also get promoted faster and re-enlist at a higher rate, according to an internal military study obtained by The Associated Press.

May 14, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


The ‘Cat Lady of Baghdad’ battles on, saving strays of Iraq

BAGHDAD - The mission was to get Simba al-Tikriti out of Iraq and to a new life in Britain.

May 14, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says farm bill would not help with rising food prices

WASHINGTON - Members of Congress negotiating a multibillion-dollar farm bill continued to disagree Tuesday over the size of payments to wealthy farmers as President Bush renewed his call to reduce those subsidies.

May 14, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court martial witness describes shooting of unarmed Iraqi

FORT HOOD, Texas - An Army medic testified at a court-martial Tuesday that after he told his sergeant a wounded insurgent was going to die, the sergeant ordered him to suffocate the Iraqi and then killed the man himself.

May 14, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


Dog survives 8 days trapped in rubble after Colo. explosion

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - A dog was found alive and in relatively good shape after spending eight days trapped in the rubble of a building that exploded, critically injuring the pup's owner.

May 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Sudden energy crunch forces Juneau to conserve electricity

JUNEAU, Alaska - First, there was a run on energy-efficient light bulbs. When those ran out, people began asking for lamp oil. But when they started demanding clothespins in this land of mist and rain, it was clear Alaska's capital city was caught in a serious energy crunch.

May 14, 2008 | By ANNE SUTTON Associated Press Writer | National


Contaminated heparin deaths noted

WASHINGTON - The widow of a man who died after receiving contaminated heparin told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday ''we have a false sense of security'' in a land where people expect to be protected and safe.

May 14, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Crashes mar third stage of Tour de France

HUY, Belgium - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

July 06, 2015 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son likely untruthful about smoking habits

Q: We just discovered that our 17-year-old is using nicotine. He tells us he's been using for the past several months, smoking two to four cigarettes a day to cope with academic anxiety and relationships. He tends to be socially reserved and has been struggling with academics of late. He appears contrite and remorseful and has said, "I should never have gotten started with this stuff in the first place."

July 05, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Two women born in 1800s still living

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

July 05, 2015 | By ANTONIO CALANNI and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Life


Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times.

July 05, 2015 | By ANNE M. Peterson Associated Press | Sports


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Half a year gone already!

With school bells just around the corner, the lazy days of summer are slowly slipping away. Along those lines, over half of the days of year 2015 have slipped away, too. July 1 or 2 - according to how precise you are, and if you add that .5-day when you divide 365 in half - is officially the halfway point of the year. Have you had half of the family fun you hope to have this year? How are the family memories for the year adding up?

July 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Dr. James Waring: Yellow fever's causes in South Georgia

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

July 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials




Braves beat struggling Phillies

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin had three hits, including a home run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 on Saturday night in their best offensive showing in six weeks.

July 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.

July 04, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


America celebrates 4th of July

A fast moving thunderstorm that hit Statesboro about 4:30 Saturday afternoon delayed the Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park, but didn't dampen the annual celebration of the Fourth of July. By the time the fireworks show started at 9:15, the park was jammed with thousands joining in the giant party for the 239th birthday of the United States.

July 04, 2015 | From staff reports and the Associated Press | Local


Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Department of Community Health.

July 04, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The fate of six women - four of them dead, two missing for months - has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened to their loved ones.

July 04, 2015 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Carmike Cinemas catches soccer fever

Sunday evening, the United States Women's National Soccer Team will be gunning for its first World Cup championship since 1999. The Americans will also be out for a bit of revenge as they face Japan, which denied them the world title four years ago in the championship game.

July 03, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Serena escapes, faces sister next

Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

July 03, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 victory Phillies

ATLANTA - Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.

July 03, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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