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Report sees big jump in energy, fossil fuel use

WASHINGTON - Despite persistently high oil prices, global energy demand will grow by 50 percent over the next two decades with continued heavy reliance on environmentally troublesome fossil fuels, especially coal and oil, the government predicted Wednesday.

July 10, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 6/26

DEAR ABBY: I was divorced twice before I met my present husband, "Lou." We have been married seven years. When we're with his extended family or new acquaintances, Lou makes a point in his loud, animated way of letting everyone know that he is my third husband. It's embarrassing. And because I am at a loss for words, I usually stay silent.

July 10, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


House to vote on tax relief bill

WASHINGTON - The House is to vote Wednesday on extending relief to more than 20 million taxpayers in danger of getting hit by the alternative minimum tax this year, setting up a war of wills with the Senate on how to deal with an unpopular levy that many believe must be stopped in its tracks.

July 10, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


New home sales and prices both drop in May

WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes tumbled for the sixth time in seven months in May while median prices kept plunging, underscoring the depth of the nation's housing woes.

July 10, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Myanmar cyclone survivors proved tough, experts say

BANGKOK, Thailand - Dire warnings that cyclone survivors in Myanmar might fall prey to disease and starvation failed to take into account the survival instincts of those affected, aid agencies and disaster experts say.

July 10, 2008 | BY GRANT PECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudi: 701 suspected militants arrested this year

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have arrested 701 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants this year, including some who were plotting attacks against the kingdom's oil and economic installations, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

July 10, 2008 | By DONNA ABU NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jurors ready to consider Air Force rape case

WICHITA FALLS, Texas - By all accounts Col. Samuel Lofton III was a star in the Air Force - a professional, demanding officer who in less than three years led his 82nd Training Group to be the best of the four such groups at Sheppard Air Force Base.

July 10, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


Wisconsin flooding may mean pricier organic foods

MILWAUKEE - Richard de Wilde was still reeling from the more than $600,000 in damage that last summer's flooding did to his organic vegetable farm when new storms swept through this month, dumping rocks, gravel and silt on some acres, washing away fences and contaminating fields with runoff.

July 10, 2008 | By M.L. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Kansas wheat harvest finally under way

WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas farmers were finally able to get into their fields to harvest winter wheat over the weekend as the ground dried out ahead of the next wave of storms.

July 09, 2008 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Kenyan children abducted, tortured

BUNGOMA, Kenya - Dozens of scared children filed silently into the bare room, their eyes on the cracks in the floor.

July 09, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad bombing kills 4 Americans

BAGHDAD - A bomb struck a district council building Tuesday in Baghdad's Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City, killing at least nine people, including four Americans - two soldiers and two government employees, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

July 09, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No new evacuations as another levee fails

WINFIELD, Mo. - The swollen Mississippi River burst through yet another levee Tuesday, not endangering any towns but proving to anxious Midwesterners that the high water is still a threat.

July 09, 2008 | By CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writer | National


So-called pregnancy pact in Mass. town questioned

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - A pregnant high school student disputed the notion Tuesday that girls in this New England fishing town made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together.

July 09, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Mormon church enters Calif. gay marriage fight

SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is asking California members to join the effort to amend that state's constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.

July 09, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. sex offenders challenge church volunteer ban

ATLANTA - Five sex offenders filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming that a tough new Georgia law that bans them from volunteering at churches also robs them of their right to participate in religious worship.

July 09, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


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Conley, Marlins snap Braves' win streak

MIAMI - Adam Conley walked off the mound for the final time in the eighth inning Wednesday with a string of zeroes behind him.

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McIlroy says no to Rio over Zika concerns

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Cavaliers host victory parade

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4-0 loss shows gap between US and soccer's elite

HOUSTON - Minutes after Lionel Messi and Argentina had finished a 4-0 mauling of the United States in the Copa America semifinals, Jurgen Klinsmann was asked ...

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OMAHA, Neb. - When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech ...

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Outdoor life: Out of town fishing adventure

It will come as no great surprise to the regular readers of this column that I recently went on a fishing trip. Yep, I decided ...

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Right penalty, wrong delivery

OAKMONT, Pa. - As different as they are, the Masters and U.S. Open had two things in common this year.

June 21, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON - A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County Correctional Institute named best in state

The Bulloch County Correctional Institute was named best in the state during a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




A sweet celebration

A milestone few live to see was recognized Tuesday at Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation when resident Sugar Pryor celebrated her 107th birthday with family ...

June 20, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Treat Dad to a home-cooked meal

In my book, cooking a meal for someone you love is one of the greatest expressions of care and appreciation. In the South, we've ...

June 20, 2016 | | Life


911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that ...

June 20, 2016 | | Associated Press


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