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Fidel Castro resigns Cuban presidency after nearly half-century in power

HAVANA - Fidel Castro, ailing and 81, announced Tuesday he was resigning as Cuba's president, ending a half-century of autocratic rule which made him a communist icon and a relentless opponent of U.S. policy around the globe.

March 05, 2008 | By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Brazilian police say Petrobras theft was corporate espionage

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The theft of information linked to recent and potentially massive offshore petroleum discoveries was probably corporate espionage, Brazilian police said Tuesday.

March 05, 2008 | By PETER MUELLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Third bomb attack in 3 days hits southern Afghanistan, killing 1 civilian and wounding 4

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A car bomb exploded near a police compound Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, killing at least one civilian and wounding four, a police official said. It was the third attack in Kandahar province in as many days.

March 05, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Supreme Court rejects ACLU domestic spying lawsuit

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to civil rights and privacy advocates who oppose the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

March 05, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


US says policy on Cuba won’t change despite Castro resignation, calls Raul ’dictator-lite’

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is ruling out any changes in its Cuba policy - including lifting a five-decade trade embargo - after Fidel Castro's resignation, deriding his brother and heir apparent, Raul, as ''dictator lite.''

March 05, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Evangelist Billy Graham back home following surgery for brain shunt

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Evangelist Billy Graham returned to his mountainside home Tuesday to continue his recovery from surgery to update a shunt that controls excess fluid on his brain, officials said.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Oil jumps back above $100 on a Texas refinery outage and possible OPEC production cut

NEW YORK - Oil futures shot higher Tuesday, closing above $100 for the first time as investors bet that crude prices will keep climbing despite evidence of plentiful supplies and falling demand. At the pump, gas prices rose further above $3 a gallon.

March 05, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Judge rules against Yale in property dispute with restaurant

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University produces presidents and Supreme Court justices, but it's no match for a restaurant that produces lobster cassoulette.

March 05, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


More Americans tap retirement accounts to make ends meet; withdrawals carry risks

Trent Charlton knew the risks when he borrowed $10,000 from his 401(k) and cut his retirement savings in half.

March 05, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE AP Business Writer | National


Obama and Clinton face off in Wisconsin, Hawaii as Democratic contest veers negative

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton squared off in a scrappy Wisconsin primary and in laid-back Hawaii caucuses Tuesday, their struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination veering toward the negative.

March 05, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Clinton campaign seeks to undermine Obama’s credibility

DE PERE, Wis. - Top advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of plagiarism Monday, the latest effort by her campaign to undermine the Illinois senator's credibility. Obama shrugged off the criticism and noted Clinton has used his slogans, too.

March 05, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says he probably should have credited Mass. governor for lines he used

NILES, Ohio - Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that he doesn't think it's a big deal that he borrowed lines from his friend Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, although he probably should have given him credit.

March 05, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain still has work to do to formally clinch Republican presidential nomination

WASHINGTON - Not so fast, Sen. McCain.

March 05, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Critics slam FCC chairman’s low-power TV plan

WASHINGTON - A Federal Communications Commission plan to help owners of rural television stations survive the transition to digital broadcasting is great for station owners, bad for cable companies and of questionable value to viewers, according to critics.

March 05, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Attempted shootdown of dead satellite could happen as soon as Wednesday

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the military's attempt to shot down a wayward U.S. spy satellite as it falls toward Earth could happen as early as Wednesday night, but no final decision on timing has been made.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


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Crashes mar third stage of Tour de France

HUY, Belgium - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

July 06, 2015 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son likely untruthful about smoking habits

Q: We just discovered that our 17-year-old is using nicotine. He tells us he's been using for the past several months, smoking two to four cigarettes a day to cope with academic anxiety and relationships. He tends to be socially reserved and has been struggling with academics of late. He appears contrite and remorseful and has said, "I should never have gotten started with this stuff in the first place."

July 05, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Two women born in 1800s still living

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

July 05, 2015 | By ANTONIO CALANNI and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Life


Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times.

July 05, 2015 | By ANNE M. Peterson Associated Press | Sports


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Half a year gone already!

With school bells just around the corner, the lazy days of summer are slowly slipping away. Along those lines, over half of the days of year 2015 have slipped away, too. July 1 or 2 - according to how precise you are, and if you add that .5-day when you divide 365 in half - is officially the halfway point of the year. Have you had half of the family fun you hope to have this year? How are the family memories for the year adding up?

July 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Dr. James Waring: Yellow fever's causes in South Georgia

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

July 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials




Braves beat struggling Phillies

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin had three hits, including a home run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 on Saturday night in their best offensive showing in six weeks.

July 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.

July 04, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


America celebrates 4th of July

A fast moving thunderstorm that hit Statesboro about 4:30 Saturday afternoon delayed the Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park, but didn't dampen the annual celebration of the Fourth of July. By the time the fireworks show started at 9:15, the park was jammed with thousands joining in the giant party for the 239th birthday of the United States.

July 04, 2015 | From staff reports and the Associated Press | Local


Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Department of Community Health.

July 04, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The fate of six women - four of them dead, two missing for months - has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened to their loved ones.

July 04, 2015 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Carmike Cinemas catches soccer fever

Sunday evening, the United States Women's National Soccer Team will be gunning for its first World Cup championship since 1999. The Americans will also be out for a bit of revenge as they face Japan, which denied them the world title four years ago in the championship game.

July 03, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Serena escapes, faces sister next

Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

July 03, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 victory Phillies

ATLANTA - Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.

July 03, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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