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House panel investigating electrocutions in Iraq, including Pa. soldier killed while showering

PITTSBURGH - A U.S. House committee chairman has begun an investigation into the electrocutions of at least 12 service members in Iraq, including that of a Pittsburgh soldier killed in January by a jolt of electricity while showering.

April 04, 2008 | By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press Writer | National


Sex and politics: At the NY state Capitol, sometimes it seems like spring break on the Hudson

ALBANY, N.Y. - Of all the wisecracks heard in the marble halls of New York's Capitol after Gov. Eliot Spitzer's downfall in a call-girl scandal, one jest enlightened as much as it stung: Spitzer's got to be the only guy in Albany who PAYS for sex.

April 04, 2008 | By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Group gets permission to question National Archives over Clinton’s phone logs

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Thursday forced the National Archives to undergo questioning by a conservative group seeking the release of Hillary Rodham Clinton's telephone logs during her years as first lady.

April 04, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama campaign says splitting Michigan delegates with Clinton would be fair

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's campaign said Thursday that evenly splitting Michigan's delegates with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton would be a fair way of resolving the dispute over how to handle the state at the Democratic National Convention.

April 04, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Democratic primary contest swells party’s ranks in Pennsylvania

WAYNE, Pa. - Pennsylvanians are rushing in record numbers to sign up as Democrats so they can vote in the April 22 presidential primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

April 04, 2008 | By PETER JACKSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain visits London, hails bravery of UK troops in Iraq

LONDON - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Thursday hailed the bravery of British and U.S. soldiers yet refrained from calling publicly for Britain to slow the pace of its troop withdrawal from southern Iraq.

April 04, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


D.C. court bars Libby from practicing law after perjury conviction in CIA leak case

WASHINGTON - Former top White House aide I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby was banned Thursday from practicing law in the nation's capital following his perjury conviction in the case of a CIA operative's leaked identity.

April 04, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rates on 30-year mortgages drop below 6 percent for first time in five weeks

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped below 6 percent this week for the first time in more than a month, reflecting aggressive efforts by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates to protect the economy from a serious recession.

April 04, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Divisions in Fed make Bernanke’s juggling act harder

WASHINGTON - Ben Bernanke's juggling act has gotten harder.

April 04, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Forecasters say spring rains and snow-melt threaten widespread flooding

WASHINGTON - Government forecasters said Thursday that the floods washing over large parts of the Midwest are just a taste of things to come, with one meteorologist complaining about a jet stream ''on steroids.''

April 04, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | National


White House says Olympics are about athletes; Rice appeals to foreign minister

WASHINGTON - The White House said Thursday that China's crackdown in Tibet is not cause for President Bush to cancel his attendance at the Beijing Olympics.

April 04, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Jobless claims rise by larger-than-expected amount

WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off workers filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly two months, providing more evidence that the weak economy is drying up jobs.

April 04, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Dalai Lama willing to meet China’s president, says he’s not seeking independence

DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama offered Thursday to meet with Chinese leaders including President Hu Jintao, but said he would not travel to Beijing unless there was a ''real concrete development'' in relations between the government and Tibet.

April 04, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says blast that killed 2 in Gaza was accident caused by mishandled explosives

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants accidentally set off a large blast at a Hamas training base in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing two members of the violent Islamic group and wounding another, a Palestinian medical official said.

April 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney calls for continued NATO help in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday called the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan ''firm and unshakable'' and said members of NATO need to step up their commitment to help it continue to rebound from years of tyranny and war.

April 04, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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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


Lawyer: Green case could be resolved before Olympics

EAST LANSING, Mich.- An attorney for Golden State Warriors starDraymond Green says a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could ...

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Trump: 'Safety will be restored"

CLEVELAND - In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that "safety will be restored" if he is elected president, using his ...

July 21, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW | Associated Press


Trump's VP pick taking the stage

CLEVELAND - Straining to shore up Republican unity, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will urge conservatives to shed their unease about Donald Trump Wednesday night as he ...

July 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press


Earnhardt Jr. to miss 2 more races, replaced by Jeff Gordon

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted ...

July 20, 2016 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


QB questions the last thing teams need in training camp

One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback. They all want an Aaron Rodgers, Eli ...

July 20, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Braves drop series in match of NL-worst teams

CINCINNATI - Anthony DeSclafani is giving the Reds what they've missed most of the season.

July 20, 2016 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




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