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US lawmakers: Bush should skip Olympics

BEIJING - Two Republican congressmen have called on President Bush to steer clear of the Beijing Olympics unless China makes substantial improvements in its treatment of dissidents, including releasing prisoners of conscience.

July 16, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon will buy satellites to do more spying

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon will buy and operate one or two commercial imagery satellites and plans to design and build another with more sophisticated spying capabilities, according to government and private industry officials.

July 16, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Domesticated chimp is missing in California forest

LOS ANGELES - A 42-year-old chimpanzee who is toilet-trained and can eat with a knife and fork is believed to be at large in a Southern California forest after escaping his cage.

July 16, 2008 | By CHRISTINA HOAG Associated Press Writer | National


Cocktail museum shakes and stirs history

NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation?

July 16, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Gas, food prices pinch elderly meal programs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Ruth M. Jones doesn't know what she'd do without hot meals delivered daily to her home. The 81-year-old Charleston widow can't walk or drive since a car wreck nine years ago left her stricken by arthritis.

July 16, 2008 | By P.J. DICKERSCHEID Associated Press Writer | National


FBI, state police probe Md. suspect’s jail death

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - The FBI and Maryland State Police are investigating the strangulation of a 19-year-old man found dead in his cell a day after he was jailed on charges of running over and killing a police officer, authorities said.

July 16, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Manufacturers struggle to overcome rising prices

NEW YORK - Each week, Ira Cooper opens a letter from another supplier with the same message as the last: We're raising our prices, effective immediately. We can't tell you how long the new prices will last.

July 16, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON AP Business Writer | National


Claxton to perform in Washington's Fourth of July parade

The nation's annual Independence Celebration held in Washington, D.C., is quite an event. Every Fourth of July, a parade heads down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street, and the 2008 celebration has a local participant: the Claxton High School band.

July 16, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


6 states to design own plans for fixing schools

WASHINGTON - Six states are getting the OK to write their own prescriptions for ailing schools under the Bush administration's signature education law.

July 16, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Construction spending drops 0.4 percent in May

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell in May for the 11th time in the past year as a continuing slump in housing offset strength in nonresidential building.

July 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


CNN producer Chanda Taylor dies of brain cancer

ATLANTA - Chanda Taylor, a television producer who worked at CNN and WSB-TV in Atlanta, has died after a battle with brain cancer.

July 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Fla. board OKs talks for US Sugar, Everglades deal

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A historic conservation deal for Florida to acquire some 300 square miles of land for Everglades restoration moved forward Monday when water managers approved a negotiation process for the potential $1.75 billion purchase.

July 15, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


UN: US aid arrives in NKorea; food shortages loom

SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of tons of food from the U.S. has started flowing into North Korea, the U.N. food agency said Monday, as aid groups warned that the impoverished nation faces food shortages not seen since 2001.

July 15, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Helicopter collision in northern Arizona kills 6

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A helicopter ferrying a patient with a medical emergency from the Grand Canyon collided into another chopper carrying a patient near a northern Arizona hospital, leaving six people dead and critically injuring a nurse.

July 15, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


Maher and Shandling honor George Carlin at service

LOS ANGELES - He was the comedian who actually said the seven words you can never say on television, but close friends and family members remembered George Carlin as a man who, when he was off stage, had only a kind word for everyone he met.

July 15, 2008 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | National


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Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

MIAMI - Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality - "everything Donald Trump and ...

July 23, 2016 | By KEN THOMAS and LISA LERER | Associated Press


What to expect from Sun Belt in 2016 season

Monday marks the unofficial beginning of the 2016 Sun Belt Conference football season as players and coaches for all 11 teams – plus a cameo from ...

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


With a 3rd Tour title coming up, Froome turns focus to Rio

MORZINE, France (AP) - Don't expect Chris Froome to indulge in big celebrations on the Champs Elysees. After effectively securing a third Tour de France ...

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Holly Holm set to return in UFC Chicago

Holly Holm was the unforgettable champ for four months.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Smoke' preps for Brickyard farewell

INDIANAPOLIS - When Tony Stewart dreamed about winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he never contemplated saying goodbye.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Snedeker jumps over Johnson to lead in Canadian Open

Associated Press

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


N.C. governor fires at NBA

The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet ...

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports




Fifth annual Erk Russell Classic growing to eight teams

As July comes to a close, the new high school football season begins to take shape right here in Statesboro with the Erk Russell Classic ...

July 22, 2016 | Chris Stanley | Sports


All locked up: Johnson, List still tied at Candian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to ...

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gordon preps for Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis and Pocono may not be the only stops on Jeff Gordon's comeback tour.

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


Big-name NFL vets still looking for work in 2016

By DENNIS WASZAK JR.

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


IOC president has sports, personal links to Russia

MOSCOW - The International Olympic Committee is weighing up whether to ban Russia from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro after revelations of a ...

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


Five Eagles named to All-Sun Belt team

Georgia Southern AMR

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals ...

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


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