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Iraqi soccer champs return home; 4 U.S. soldier deaths announced

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Asian Cup soccer champs returned Friday to be feted in their homeland, but many Baghdad residents complained that they would miss out on the celebrations because of tight security in the heart of the capital.

August 18, 2007 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Heavy monsoon floods displace 19 million people, kill 186 in India and Bangladesh

GAUHATI, India - Hungry, frightened and shouting for help, families perched perilously in treetops or on the roofs of their flooded homes in Uttar Pradesh as the death toll rose Friday from a month of torrential rains.

August 18, 2007 | By WASBIR HUSSAIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush signs anti-terror bill carrying out many 9/11 Commission recommendations

WASHINGTON - President Bush signed legislation Friday that intensifies the anti-terrorism effort at home, shifting money to high-risk states and cities and expanding scrutiny of air and sea cargo.

August 18, 2007 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/4

Stephen Leacock, a Canadian writer and economist who was born in England and died in 1944, said, "I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

August 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 4

August 18, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Rockies thrash Braves in game one

ATLANTA - Garrett Atkins hit a three-run home run to back Jeff Francis and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 on Friday night.

Francis (12-5) allowed a run and six hits in six innings. The left-hander, who has won seven straight decisions, didn't walk any and struck out eight. He's 7-0 in his last 10 starts and 11-1 in his last 17 starts.

August 18, 2007 | By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Astrograph 8/4

Several good friendships could be established with some new people that you'll be meeting in everyday life. They will be of an enduring nature, and you will cherish them for many years to come.

August 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Federal agents arrest doctors, officials in Puerto Rico for alleged license fraud

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Federal agents swept across Puerto Rico early Thursday with arrest warrants for at least 88 doctors they say obtained their credentials through bribery or fraud, officials said.

August 17, 2007 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Monsoon flooding leaves at least 164 dead in northern India, Bangladesh

GAUHATI, India - Days of heavy monsoon rains have devastated large swaths of northern India and Bangladesh, killing at least 164 people, stranding millions and washing away vital crops, officials said Thursday.

August 17, 2007 | By WASBIR HUSSAIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


South African health minister says HIV epidemic easing

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The HIV infection rate is dropping among young, pregnant women in South Africa but it is on the rise for the country's older women, according to a government study released Thursday.

August 17, 2007 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - August 3

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 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Braves fall in 14

ATLANTA - Astros pitcher Jason Jennings came through with a pinch-hit, two-out RBI single in the 14th inning to give Houston a 12-11 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night, ending a three-game losing skid.

August 17, 2007 | By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bridge 8/3

Tryon Edwards, who died in 1894, was an American theologian best known for compiling the "New Dictionary of Thoughts," a book of quotations. He claimed: "The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds."

August 17, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Inspection 2 years ago found flaws in Minnesota bridge

WASHINGTON - The White House said Thursday that an inspection two years ago found structural deficiencies in the highway bridge that buckled during evening rush hour in Minneapolis.

August 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge collapse in Minnesota kills 4; crews search for more victims in water

MINNEAPOLIS - Divers searched the Mississippi River for bodies still trapped beneath the twisted debris of a collapsed bridge Thursday, as finger-pointing began over a report two years ago that found the bridge was ''structurally deficient.''

August 17, 2007 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.

April 22, 2014 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Smith wants bigger, stronger lines for Falcons this season

FLOWERY BRANCH - Just two days into Atlanta's offseason workout program, Falcons coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

April 22, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons - AP


Outdoor Life: The wonderful world of golf

We are currently in a period of the year I like to refer to as golf heaven. The Masters tourney is over, the weather is beautiful, the courses aren't overrun with strangers from the northern tier of the country and green fees have returned to normalcy. It's time to get out there and embarrass myself once more.

April 22, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Rain suspends SHS game

A nip-and-tuck Region 3-AAAA semifinal got a rude interruption from Mother Nature as lightning and rain postponed Tuesday's game between Statesboro and Wayne County at Mill Creek Regional Park.

April 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Eagles claim '14 championship in SoCon swan song

PINEHURST, N.C. -Hayden Anderson aced the par-3 ninth hole with a 5-iron to spark a Georgia Southern run, and the Eagles held off Chattanooga by a stroke to claim the Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship Tuesday at National Golf Club.

April 22, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

April 22, 2014 | By SAM HANANEL Associated Press | Nation


Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

WASHINGTON - A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

April 22, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Man-made wetlands filter stormwater at port

SAVANNAH - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.

April 22, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

April 22, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The day a dream came to Statesboro — Zaxby's

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April 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Operation American Spring set for May 16

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April 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


SoCon champs

PINEHURST, N.C. – Hayden Anderson aced the par-3 ninth hole with a 5-iron to spark a Georgia Southern run, and the Eagles held off Chattanooga by a stroke to claim the Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship Tuesday at National Golf Club.

April 22, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Fire consumes pickup truck, cabinets

A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




The Ten Commandments Today: Stealing in a digital age

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the eighth commandment: "Thou shalt not steal."

April 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL DE GROOTE Deseret News | The Ten Today


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