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May 18, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


US strike takes out militant holdout in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military fired guided missiles into the heart of Baghdad's teeming Sadr City slum on Saturday, leveling a building 55 yards away from a hospital and injuring nearly two dozen people.

May 18, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suits question how Kan. prosecutor handled abortion records

TOPEKA, Kan. - An investigator said he kept edited records from abortion clinics in a Rubbermaid container in his dining room for several weeks. Others, according to testimony, stored them briefly in cars and homes and copied them at a downtown Kinko's.

May 18, 2008 | By JOHN HANNA Associated Press Writer | National


Few challengers take on entrenched Ga. legislators

ATLANTA - Change has been the buzzword this election season. But Georgians aren't likely to see much at the state Capitol.

May 17, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY | National


Judge: Corps of Engineers can be sued over Katrina flooding

NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers can be held liable for flood damage caused by a ''hurricane highway,'' a navigation channel that is believed to have funneled Hurricane Katrina's storm surge into the city, a federal judge ruled Friday.

May 17, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Fed action brings cash for student loan market

WASHINGTON - Action taken by the Federal Reserve on Friday targeting the global credit crisis, in concert with European central banks, included an injection of cash into the stricken student loan market through a special lending operation.

May 17, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | National


Civil War cannonball kills Virginia relic collector

CHESTER, Va. - Like many boys in the South, Sam White got hooked on the Civil War early, digging up rusting bullets and military buttons in the battle-scarred earth of his hometown.

May 17, 2008 | By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press Writer | National


Economy shows resilience; jobless rate falls as dollar rises

WASHINGTON - The economy showed off unexpected signs of resilience Friday as job losses slowed, the dollar gained a bit of muscle for a change and there were even indications that food prices may be easing. The unemployment rate dipped, though that may not last.

May 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Climate change at poles studied

WASHINGTON - The Arctic will remain on thinning ice, and climate warming is expected to begin affecting the Antarctic also, scientists said Friday.

May 17, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


Fed OKs plan to rein in unfair, deceptive credit cards

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve and other regulators initiated steps Friday to end ''unfair and deceptive'' credit card industry practices assailing consumers who are already struggling to cope in a bad economy.

May 17, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Agreement reached on incentives for Iran on nuclear program

LONDON - World powers agreed Friday to try again to lure Iran to the nuclear bargaining table with a repackaged set of carrots to accompany the stick of U.N. sanctions.

May 17, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Devils drop title game

Devils drop title game

May 17, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Zimbabwe opposition willing to share power with ruling party

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition said Friday it was willing to share power with the ruling party, but not with longtime President Robert Mugabe.

May 17, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Motorcycle bomb explodes outside Yemen mosque, killing 18

SAN'A, Yemen - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up amid a crowd of worshippers leaving Friday prayers at a mosque in a rebel stronghold of northern Yemen, killing at least 18 people and wounding about four dozen, officials said.

May 17, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Islamic insurgents in Somalia threaten revenge on America

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A U.S. airstrike that killed the suspected al-Qaida leader in Somalia brought warnings of vengeance from Islamic insurgents Friday and the threat of a boycott that could jeopardize peace talks with the U.N.-supported government.

May 17, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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