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Iraqi parliament calls session on Kirkuk

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament went into summer recess Wednesday without resolving key disputes holding up this year's provincial elections, forcing the speaker to announce a special session to discuss a power-sharing formula for the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

August 14, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police: Body found in Ala. freezer was mother of 8

MOBILE, Ala. - Police believe a body found in a small-time evangelist's home freezer is his wife and a mother of eight, and arrested him on a murder charge as he preached at a south Alabama church.

August 14, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


Fire near Yosemite park hurts tourist business

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Vendors along one of the main roads leading to Yosemite National Park this summer were finally seeing business turn around following a rock slide that kept tour buses away for the previous two years.

August 14, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Specter seeks meeting with Raul Castro

WASHINGTON - Sen. Arlen Specter said Wednesday he hopes to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a trip to Latin America in August.

August 14, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Indictment of Stevens adds to bleak GOP prospects

WASHINGTON - Several GOP colleagues of indicted Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens distanced themselves politically on Wednesday by donating campaign contributions from him to charity.

August 14, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


House panel votes to cite Rove for contempt

WASHINGTON - A House panel Wednesday voted to cite former top White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress as its Senate counterpart explored punishment for alleged Bush administration misdeeds.

August 14, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA finds salmonella strain at second Mexican farm

WASHINGTON - The salmonella strain linked to a nationwide outbreak has been found in irrigation water and a serrano pepper at a Mexican farm, federal health officials said Wednesday.

August 14, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Karadzic in UN custody in Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has Radovan Karadzic in custody, 13 years after indicting the Bosnian Serb leader on genocide charges.

August 14, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkish ruling party narrowly avoids ban

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's top court on Wednesday narrowly decided against banning the ruling party over accusations that it was steering the country toward Islamic rule, preserving a government locked in a power struggle with the secular elite.

August 14, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: I know you've addressed the problem before, but what's your view on drinking bottled water, and how much of it should we drink?

August 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - July 31

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

August 14, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Candidates focus on finding running mates

WASHINGTON - As speculation swirls, Barack Obama and John McCain are knuckling down to the work of choosing running mates with their nominating conventions just weeks away.

August 14, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


FTC: Kids target of $1.6 billion in food ads

WASHINGTON - Marketing food and drinks to children these days occurs with more than just a few television ads. It involves promotional displays at grocery stores and packaging that directs them to Web sites where they can play games, win prizes or send e-cards to a friend.

August 13, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Americans look for ray of hope in economic gloom

NEW YORK - Amid the gloom of higher gas and food prices and a slumping housing market, Americans appear to be looking for a bit of hope.

August 13, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press Writer | National


Shaker child returns to celebrate 90th birthday

CANTERBURY, N.H. - Eleven-year-old Alberta Kirkpatrick didn't believe she would ever be loved when she arrived in New Hampshire almost 80 years ago.

August 13, 2008 | By CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


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Americans and guns: It's complicated

ATLANTA - Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

June 22, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch Telephone reports another record year

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative held their 2017 Annual Meeting on May 19 and the company reported record growth again in 2016. In a time where most ...

June 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Orchid congratulates the Class of 2017

Orchid Restaurant is one of Statesboro's most magical restaurants. Owner Mai Lan Nguyen has created a casual elegance with Orchid combined with some of ...

June 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Two local companies present $15,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia Program

The Sack Company (SACK) and Evans General Contractors presented $15,000 to the Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) 2017 class of regional leaders.

June 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Kemp, Braves walk off in 11 innings

ATLANTA - The Braves are making a habit of winning games in their last at-bat. They've done it more than any team in the majors.

June 22, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Freeman plans flip to third base

ATLANTA - Braves star Freddie Freeman plans to move from first base to third base to keep Matt Adams' bat in the Atlanta lineup.

June 22, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Tigers eliminate Florida State from CWS

OMAHA, Neb. - Jared Poche' became LSU's career wins leader, Jake Slaughter hit a three-run homer, and the Tigers eliminated Florida State from the College ...

June 22, 2017 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports




Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

June 21, 2017 | By EMILY SWANSON and BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

DUNWOODY, Ga. - Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia, avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the ...

June 20, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Buyer saves Millen hospital from closing

Set to close in June, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins announced Monday that it had been sold to GA Medical Holdings Corp.

June 20, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


US student freed by North Korea dies

CINCINNATI - Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half ...

June 19, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Splash's wave pool ready to open

The delays caused by finicky weather, complicated construction and other factors are over: The wave pool at Splash in the Boro will be ready for ...

June 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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