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Iraqi forces clash with militias in southern oil hub

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces clashed with Shiite militiamen Tuesday in the southern oil port of Basra and rockets rained down on the U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad as followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr expanded a nationwide backlash against government crackdowns.

April 09, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US: Navy-contracted ship fires warning shots at boats in Suez Canal; Egyptians say 1 dead

CAIRO, Egypt - An American cargo ship under contract to the U.S. Navy fired warning shots at a small Egyptian boat while passing through the Suez Canal, the U.S. military said Tuesday. Egyptian authorities said at least one man was killed, but the U.S. said an investigation was under way and it had no reports of casualties.

April 09, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German prosecutors charge far-right party leader with incitement over World Cup pamphlets

BERLIN - Prosecutors accused the head of Germany's top far-right party Tuesday of publishing a pamphlet before the 2006 World Cup that questioned whether nonwhite players should be on the national soccer team.

April 09, 2008 | German prosecutors charge far-right party leader with incitement over World Cup pamphlets Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Afghan aid money spent on high salaries, living costs

KABUL, Afghanistan - Too much money meant for Afghanistan aid is wasted, with a vast amount spent on foreign workers' high salaries, security and living arrangements, according to a report from humanitarian groups published Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Engineering society accused of cover-ups in investigations of Katrina, World Trade Center

NEW ORLEANS - The professional organization for engineers who build the nation's roads, dams and bridges has been accused by fellow engineers of covering up catastrophic design flaws while investigating national disasters.

April 09, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Officials awaiting identification of remains of 3 bodies found in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Authorities are awaiting identification of the remains of three bodies in Iraq, a U.S. law enforcement official said Tuesday, a day after the remains of two kidnapped contractors were identified.

April 09, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Supreme Court backs Texas in dispute with president over Mexican death row prisoner

WASHINGTON - President Bush overstepped his authority when he ordered a Texas court to reopen the case of a Mexican on death row for rape and murder, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Clinton campaign says she ’misspoke’ in account of Bosnia trip

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign said she ''misspoke'' last week when saying she had landed under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia as first lady in March 1996. She later characterized the episode as a ''misstatement'' and a ''minor blip.''

April 09, 2008 | By ANN SANNER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain says US succeeding in Iraq as American death toll hits 4,000

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Fresh off his eighth Iraq visit, Sen. John McCain declared Monday that ''we are succeeding'' and said he wouldn't change course - even as the U.S. death toll rose to 4,000 and the war entered its sixth year.

April 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Trustees project serious financial challenges for Social Security and Medicare

WASHINGTON - Trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs warned Tuesday that Social Security and Medicare are facing ''enormous challenges'' with the threat to Medicare's solvency far more severe.

April 09, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police believe body in burned van was Iowa man whose wife, 4 kids were found slain

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Investigators are focusing on a former bank executive who had been charged with embezzlement as they seek answers in the killings of his wife and four children, whose bodies were found in their home.

April 09, 2008 | By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer | National


Freight car hits Boston-area commuter train, injuring dozens during rush hour

CANTON, Mass. - A train car loaded with lumber rolled from a side track onto a main line and hit a stationary commuter train during rush hour Tuesday afternoon, sending dozens of people to hospitals, authorities said.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Crane accident at Miami condo construction site kills 2 workers, hurts 5

MIAMI - A section of construction crane plummeted 30 floors at the site of a high-rise condominium Tuesday, killing two workers and smashing into a home that the contractor used for storage, police said.

April 09, 2008 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - March 25

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.

April 08, 2008 | | Crime Report


Local Roundup: Screven’s Coles wins state title

PERRY - Screven County High junior Travis Coles won the all-classification state championship in the 191-205 pound weight class at the GACA State Weightlifting Championship Saturday.

April 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Sports


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Portal finishes second in state

It appears as though the tides have turned for female athletics at Portal Middle-High School. First the girls track team shocked Class A public schools by finishing second in the state competition. Just a few days later, the Lady Panthers' golf team narrowly missed earning a state title at the GHSA Class A golf championships.

May 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


FIFA in hot water

ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 27, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

May 27, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hoping for bright future

ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.

May 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Cleanup begins in Texas

HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.

May 27, 2015 | By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Good day for host nation at French Open

PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

May 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports






SHS golfer signs with SSU Tigers

In front of friends, family and fellow golfers, Statesboro High School's Jordan Woody signed his national letter of intent to attend Savannah State University on a golf scholarship Tuesday afternoon in the school's media center.

May 26, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Hawks' season ends with sweep

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Manziel during practice

BEREA, Ohio - Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




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