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Iraqi troops put on show of strength in Baghdad’s Sadr City district

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers took up positions on rooftops and military helicopters hovered overhead Friday in a show of strength in a Baghdad district where Shiite militiamen once ruled the streets. There were no reports of violence.

August 02, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad family’s woes far from Obama spotlight

BAGHDAD - There is a Baghdad that Sen. Barack Obama probably won't see.

August 02, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai farmers look to bats as free, flying food

BAAN TOOM, Thailand - While movie fans the world over rave about the new Batman film, the only stir bats are causing in this poor farming village is in a cooking pot.

August 02, 2008 | By JERRY HARMER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 7/19

English philosopher Thomas Hobbes said, "Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another."

August 02, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/19

If your objectives are clearly defined in the year ahead, the probabilities for achieving success are better than usual. Know where you want to go, what you want to do and how you plan to get there, and your chances are excellent.

August 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Citigroup posts $2.5B loss, but beats expectations

NEW YORK - Citigroup has become the latest big bank to assuage Wall Street's worries about the financial sector, posting a $2.5 billion second-quarter loss that was smaller than the market expected.

August 02, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Immigrant’s beating death exposes tensions in Pa.

SHENANDOAH, Pa. - Luis Ramirez came to the U.S. from Mexico six years ago to look for work, landing in this town in Pennsylvania's coal region. Here, he found steady employment, fathered two children and, his fiancee said, occasionally endured harassment by white residents.

August 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | National


Many ills found at Chicago jail, nation’s biggest

CHICAGO - A federal investigation of the nation's largest single-site county jail has uncovered serious sanitation and medical care problems, as well as violence against prisoners who clashed with guards or failed to follow commands, officials said.

August 02, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Fla. keeps gator farms full by culling wild nests

IN THE EVERGLADES, Fla. - It's 7 a.m. in the marsh, and like some sort of cigar-chomping swamp cowboy, biologist Lindsey Hord is about to reach for something that could cost him a few fingers - or worse - if he's not careful.

August 02, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Tiny bug threatens California citrus industry

FRESNO, Calif. - Border agents have stepped up searches and hundreds of traps have been placed on the California-Mexico line in an aggressive campaign to stop a tiny bug from bringing in a disease farmers say could wipe out the $1.3 billion citrus industry here.

August 02, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National


Parachutist lands in band at Fort Riley ceremony

FORT RILEY, Kan. - A parachutist went off course Thursday at the start of a military review and dropped feet-first into the 1st Infantry Division's band, injuring three players.

August 02, 2008 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer | National


US, Iraq seek ‘general time horizon’ on troop cuts

WASHINGTON - The United States and Iraq have agreed to seek ''a general time horizon'' for deeper reductions in American combat troops in Iraq despite President Bush's once-inflexible opposition to talking about deadlines and timetables.

August 02, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 7/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 78-year-old woman in good health. Recent laboratory blood tests were normal. However, during a routine fecal occult test, blood was found in all three slides. I followed the instructions carefully, so there was no possibility of contamination. My gastroenterologist then performed a colonoscopy, endoscopy and a capsule endoscopy. All three procedures proved negative.

August 02, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/19

DEAR ABBY: Our son "Sean" is 20 and has been going with a girl 2 1/2 years older than he is. I'll call her "Taryn." When we first met Taryn we liked her very much. She was chubby, and Sean told us she was on a diet. We found out later Taryn was 5 1/2 months pregnant.

August 02, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Several teenagers injured in Utah bus crash

PANGUITCH, Utah - A tour bus went off a state highway near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, landing upside down in a creek bed and catching fire Thursday.

August 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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New state laws kick in July 1

ATLANTA - The month of July kicks off the new year for state government. It's also the first effective day for dozens of laws passed ...

June 25, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Mets survive Matz's meltdown, hold off Braves 8-6

ATLANTA - The latest lesson in Steven Matz's rookie season left the New York Mets dangerously close to blowing an eight-run lead.

June 25, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK - Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked ...

June 25, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting ...

June 25, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports




Euro '16 reacts to Brexit

PARIS - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player ...

June 24, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Coastal Courier reporter embedded with 3rd ID on exercises in Europe, Africa

Click here to read first-hand accounts here

June 24, 2016 | | Local




Braves continue to get best of Mets

ATLANTA - Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets for ...

June 23, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Tormenta comes through in the clutch

June 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement ...

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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