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Airliner hijacked from Darfur to Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya - Hijackers in Sudan's wartorn Darfur region seized a jetliner carrying nearly 100 people, including local Darfur officials, and forced it to land at a World War II-era airfield in the heart of the Sahara Desert in neighboring Libya, officials said.

September 10, 2008 | By KHALED EL-DEEB and MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN accuses US-led troops in deaths of Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan - In a stark warning to U.S. forces, the Afghan government said it will try to regulate the presence of U.S. troops and their use of airstrikes, while the U.N. on Tuesday announced that ''convincing evidence'' exists that an American-led operation killed 90 civilians.

September 10, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No bull: Cows seem to know which way is north

WASHINGTON - Talk about animal magnetism, cows seem to have a built-in compass.

September 10, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


Russia recognizes breakaway Georgian regions

MOSCOW - Russia formally recognized the breakaway Georgian territories at the heart of its war with Georgia on Tuesday, heightening tensions with the West as the United States dispatched a military ship bearing aid to a port city still patrolled by Russian troops.

September 10, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Number of uninsured drops; poverty holds steady

WASHINGTON - The number of people lacking health insurance dropped by more than 1 million in 2007, the first annual decline since the Bush administration took office, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

September 10, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government wants slower ship speeds to aid whales

WASHINGTON - The government on Monday recommended a speed limit for commercial ships along the Atlantic coast, where collisions with the endangered right whale threaten its existence.

September 10, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rice hopeful of Mideast peace before Bush leaves

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that ''God willing'' there could still be a Mideast peace agreement before the end of President Bush's term in office.

September 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Edwards’ wife criticized for silence on affair

RALEIGH, N.C. - Two weeks after a devastating revelation sent her husband into political exile, Elizabeth Edwards isn't getting the steady sympathy usually afforded to a woman scorned.

September 10, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Gun charges expected in Obama plot

DENVER - Three men who authorities initially feared were plotting to assassinate Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention are facing only gun charges - signaling they never posed a real threat.

September 10, 2008 | By STEVEN K. PAULSON and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writers | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Famous Amos reads to kids; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday August 26, 2008

September 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. SAT scores drop for 2nd straight year

ATLANTA - Scores on the SAT college-entrance exam dropped for a second straight year in Georgia, pushing a state that has struggled to rise from the bottom of the rankings back down one place.

September 10, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


FDIC: bank profits fell by 86 percent in 2Q

WASHINGTON - U.S. banking industry profits plunged by 86 percent in the second quarter and the number of troubled banks jumped to the highest level in about five years, as slumps in the housing and credit markets continued.

September 10, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hurricane recovery confronts low literacy rate

NEW ORLEANS - Marsha Williams always hesitated when mail arrived from the government, but after Hurricane Katrina she began to fear the letters.

September 10, 2008 | By JOHN MORENO GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National


Baseball source tells AP replay starts Thursday

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball reversed its long-standing opposition to instant replay and will allow umpires to check video on home run calls in series that start Thursday, a person familiar with the announcement told The Associated Press.

September 10, 2008 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/27

Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening."

September 10, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

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