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Wildfires pop up across Texas and New Mexico, prompting temporary evacuations

ROBERT LEE, Texas - Fire officials kept watch Tuesday on a wildfire threatening this town of 1,500 people, but evacuated residents were allowed to return.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Al-Qaida suspect arrested over October assassination attempt on Bhutto that killed 150

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has arrested a suspected al-Qaida militant who slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto named before her death as one of those involved in an attempt on her life in October, a senior government official said Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Authorities isolate killer’s voice on desperate 911 call from a Lane Bryant in Illinois

TINLEY PARK, Ill. - Police have released 37 seconds of a 911 call made from a suburban Chicago Lane Bryant store, hoping someone will recognize the voice of the man who shot to death five women during a botched robbery.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in custody of Arizona authorities to face new charges

PHOENIX - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was handed over to Arizona authorities Tuesday to face charges alleging he arranged the marriages of two teenage girls to older men.

March 12, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


Jury selection beginning for corruption trial of former mayor of N.J.’s biggest city

NEWARK, N.J. - Jury selection began Tuesday for the first of two federal corruption trials facing former Mayor Sharpe James.

March 12, 2008 | By JANET FRANKSTON LORIN Associated Press Writer | National


Needle exchange program struggles to reach IV drug users in NJ, last state to adopt practice

CAMDEN, N.J. - New Jersey has become the last state where intravenous drug users can legally get clean needles, but two of the state's three needle exchanges are struggling to get clients.

March 12, 2008 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Writer | National


Shootings exact a toll far beyond the dead and wounded; the burden on the taxpayer is heavy

PHILADELPHIA - Antoine Rosenbaum, shot in the back by a stranger and paralyzed from the chest down, carries a heavy load for someone just 25.

March 12, 2008 | By JOANN LOVIGLIO Associated Press Writer | National


Ethanol carries a little-recognized risk: Fires require special firefighting foam

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The nation's drive toward alternative fuels carries a danger many communities have been to slow to recognize: Ethanol fires are harder to put out than gasoline ones and require a special type of firefighting foam.

March 12, 2008 | By CHRIS BLANK Associated Press Writer | National


McCain disavows radio talk show host who calls Obama ’hack, Chicago-style’ politician

CINCINNATI - Republican John McCain quickly denounced the comments of a radio talk show host who while warming up a campaign crowd referred repeatedly to Barack Hussein Obama and called the Democratic presidential candidate a ''hack, Chicago-style'' politician.

March 12, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Nuke plant shutdown causes Florida power outages, affecting more than 3 million customers

MIAMI - Florida's largest utility shut down a nuclear reactor south of Miami Tuesday, causing sporadic power outages affecting more than 3 million people across the southern end of the state. Authorities did not specify the cause of the shutdown but say there were no safety concerns.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


US Airways will permit only 1 free checked-in suitcase, plans to charge $25 for second

TEMPE, Ariz. - US Airways Group Inc. said Tuesday it will start charging fliers $25 to check in a second bag, the latest effort by the company to raise revenue and deal with rising costs.

March 12, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN AP Business Writer | National


Army official says no reason to doubt Obama story of ill-equipped troops

WASHINGTON - Gen. George Casey, the Army's chief of staff, said Tuesday he has no reason to doubt Barack Obama's recent account by an Army captain that a rifle platoon in Afghanistan didn't have enough soldiers or weapons.

March 12, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush predicts voters will replace him with GOP president who will ’keep up the fight’ in Iraq

WASHINGTON - President Bush predicted Monday that voters will replace him with a Republican president who will ''keep up the fight'' in Iraq.

March 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bridge 2/27

While I was searching for a deal featuring Marilyn Johnson, a three-time world champion who died last year, I found two interesting defensive plays from the 1978 Spingold Knockout Teams in Toronto.

March 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/27

It won't be enough for you to be successful on the material plane only in the year ahead. It will become important for you to evaluate your life from a broader dimension. On your search for the purpose of life, you'll grow immensely.

March 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Nadal bows out early at Wimbledon

LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 02, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

July 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

July 02, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bishop tearing up the track

July 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


More heartbreak for English soccer

MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.

July 02, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

July 02, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


16-year-old French girl breaking baseball barriers

PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

July 01, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

July 01, 2015 | | Associated Press


Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

ATLANTA - Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


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