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Venezuelan intelligence law draws protests, seen as potential tool against dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela - A new intelligence law that President Hugo Chavez enacted by decree is drawing protests from human rights activists who say it could lead to serious violations of civil liberties and become a tool for cracking down on dissent.

June 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 6/4

In arrangements or involvements where you are free to call your own shots, you will do quite well in the year ahead. Conversely, when another is running the show, it will put limits on your talents and skills.

June 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Nevada nuclear dump application filed Tuesday

WASHINGTON - Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said Tuesday he's confident the government's license application to build a nuclear waste dump in Nevada will ''stand up to any challenge anywhere.''

June 18, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Report: Assad says talks with Israel need US sponsor

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Syria's president said he was willing to hold direct peace talks with Israel in the future under U.S. sponsorship, laying out his vision of how negotiations could progress.

June 18, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: 1 million in Myanmar aren’t getting basic aid

BANGKOK, Thailand - More than 1 million people still don't have adequate food, water or shelter a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar, and the military junta's policies are hindering relief efforts and driving up the cost of aid operations, the United Nations said Tuesday.

June 18, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ark. jail guard accused of smuggling drugs in food

TEXARKANA, Ark. - A corrections officer who had been making frequent takeout food deliveries to the county jail was caught sneaking syringes inside tacos and marijuana under chili, authorities said.

June 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Woman to plead guilty in NY governor call girl scandal

NEW YORK - A woman accused of helping run the prostitution ring patronized by New York's disgraced ex-governor plans to plead guilty Tuesday, her lawyer said.

June 18, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday June 03, 2008

June 18, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mobile dental care unit in Statesboro today, tomorrow

Help A Child Smile will visit the Bulloch County Division of Family and Children Services offices today and Thursday starting at 9 a.m. The mobile dental care unit will be parked at the offices on Altman Street, behind the Bulloch County Health Department.

June 18, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Pistons fire Flip, former Eagle Curry on top of the list for Detroit job

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Flip Saunders was fired as the Pistons' coach Tuesday, four days after Detroit was eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Celtics. And more changes could be on the way for a team bounced from three straight conference finals.

June 18, 2008 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Georgia Southern


Former Colo. nuke plant contractors ordered to pay $925M

DENVER - Two companies that worked as contractors with the now-defunct Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant have been ordered to pay $925 million to residents who claimed that contamination blown from the facility endangered people's health and devalued their property.

June 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Prince William takes helm at start of Navy stint

LONDON - Prince William earned high marks from commanding officers for his boat-handling skills Tuesday after he took the helm of a 40-foot craft at the beginning of his two-month stint in the Royal Navy.

June 18, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US to require online registration for visa-free travel

WASHINGTON - The United States said Tuesday that it will require visitors who are allowed to enter the country without visas to register biographical details online at least three days before they travel.

June 18, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Group petitions FDA to ban some food colorings

WASHINGTON - A consumer advocacy group called on the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday to ban the use of eight artificial colorings in food because the additives may cause hyperactivity and behavior problems in some children.

June 18, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bernanke signals more rate cuts unlikely

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled Tuesday that further interest rate cuts are unlikely because of concerns about inflation. High oil prices are a double-edged sword that can both put a damper on already weak growth and spread inflation, he said.

June 18, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


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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


'Never a quiet day': Froome crashes but keeps yellow at Tour

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) - If Chris Froome wins the Tour de Franceon Sunday, it won't have been an easy ride to the Champs Elysees.

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

TAMPA, Florida - Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground ...

July 22, 2016 | By KEN THOMAS and ALAN SUDERMAN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Bulloch County Historical Society meeting Monday

The Bulloch County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday, presenting the program, "Georgia's Crazy Days: The Three Governors Crisis," presented by Joe ...

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Verizon to give away 250 backpacks to area children

A local business is "giving back to the community" by offering free back-to-school backpacks for area children in need.

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




WNBA fines 3 teams, players for shirts in wake of shootings

NEW YORK - Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.

July 21, 2016 | | Sports


NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for ...

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference finally is getting its own TV channel.

July 21, 2016 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian ...

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brazil nabs 10 Islamic State backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop

RIO DE JANEIRO - Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed ...

July 21, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


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