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Hire ex-con in Philly, get $10K annual tax credit

PHILADELPHIA - One-time thief Heber Nixon Jr. has filled out his share of futile job applications. All said being a felon wouldn't stand in his way - but the promised calls from managers never came.

June 11, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


Children in Katrina trailers may face lifelong ailments

BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. - The anguish of Hurricane Katrina should have ended for Gina Bouffanie and her daughter when they left their FEMA trailer. But with each hospital visit and each labored breath her child takes, the young mother fears it has just begun.

June 11, 2008 | By JOHN GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National


May consumer confidence falls to near 16-year low

NEW YORK - Soaring gas prices and weakening job prospects left shoppers gloomier about the economy in May, sending a key barometer of consumer sentiment to its lowest level in almost 16 years.

June 11, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


5 people die in South Los Angeles vehicle pileup

LOS ANGELES - Both the scene and the toll of a fiery six-vehicle crash were staggering.

June 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


NASA lander in OK shape, photo caught Mars landing

TUCSON, Ariz. - Fresh images sent back by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander from the Martian northern polar region showed most of its science instruments were in good shape, mission scientists said.

June 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Charity: UN peacekeepers, aid workers abusing kids

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed ''deep concern'' Tuesday after a leading children's charity said it uncovered evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of U.N. peacekeepers and international aid workers.

June 11, 2008 | By EDITH LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China evacuates villagers after new flood threat

MIANYANG, China - About 80,000 people were evacuated Tuesday from downstream of an unstable earthquake-created dam that is threatening to collapse, and troops rushed to carve a trench to drain the water before it floods the valley.

June 11, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pirates seize ship off coast of Somalia

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch shipping company negotiated with Somali pirates Tuesday, seeking the release of nine crew members on a freighter that was hijacked in the latest attack on merchant shipping off the coast of Somalia.

June 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democrat questions US aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON - The U.S. should rethink its approach in Pakistan, including a multimillion-dollar program aimed at training and equipping tribal militants, unless Islamabad does more to keep terrorists from crossing the Afghan border, a top Democrat said Tuesday.

June 11, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court OKs suits on retaliation in race, age cases

WASHINGTON - An unexpected blend of liberal and conservative Supreme Court justices gave workers more leeway Tuesday to sue when they face retaliation after complaining about discrimination in the workplace.

June 11, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Wartime PTSD cases jump to 40,000

WASHINGTON - The number of troops diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder jumped by roughly 50 percent in 2007, the most violent year so far in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pentagon records show.

June 11, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Kennedy has major cancer bill in Senate

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy's battle with a malignant brain tumor is likely to put a dramatic personal stamp on a health care cause he first championed nearly 40 years ago: The nation's war on cancer.

June 11, 2008 | By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer | Washington


CIA planning for al-Qaida ‘‘succession crisis’’

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is making ''a big and continual push'' to capture or kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but his demise won't end the organization's menace, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Tuesday in an Associated Press interview.

June 11, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Five arrested in Statesboro marijuana bust

Five men suspected to be involved in hauling marijuana from Florida to sell in the Statesboro area are behind bars after Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit officers acted upon a tip about them having a shipment of drugs in town.

June 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Minor leaguer traded for 10 baseball bats in Texas

McALLEN, Texas - During three years in the low minors, John Odom never really made a name for himself until he got traded for a bunch of bats.

June 10, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

June 28, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Spieth facing long odds of a better year than '15

AKRON, Ohio - Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season.

June 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Shhh: Serena Williams, coach don't discuss '22' at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

June 28, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tiny Iceland's dream Euro 2016 rolls onto quarterfinals

NICE, France - Iceland has become the darling of the European Championship thanks to its underdog status and an uncompromising 4-4-2 formation that has made the ...

June 28, 2016 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Rio CEO: Security, not Zika, is biggest concern for Olympics

WASHINGTON - The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.

June 28, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Benghazi report concludes

WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by ...

June 28, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


The Hirsch ERA Real Estate Team – Market leaders in Bulloch

With an illustrious career that spans more than 23 years, there is no one more respected in the Bulloch County real estate market than Pat ...

June 28, 2016 | | Locally Owned




Chisenhall's HR helps streaking Indians beat Braves 8-3

ATLANTA- Trevor Bauer complained that he wasn't as sharp as in recent outings.

June 27, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


In the Pits: Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days with Sonoma victory

SONOMA, Calif. - Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career.

June 27, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure'

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that theOlympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten ...

June 27, 2016 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Sports


Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

NEW YORK - Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

June 27, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Lionel Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home.

June 27, 2016 | By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

June 27, 2016 | By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion ...

June 27, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press


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