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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

Survivor of dramatic fall from bombed airliner uses celebrity to campaign for reform in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia - On the list of famous Serbs, there are soccer stars, tennis champions and notorious politicians. And there's Vesna Vulovic.

April 04, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China sends 80 truckloads of troop reinforcements toward Tibet

BEIJING - China sent additional troops into restive areas and made more arrests in the Tibetan capital Lhasa in an effort to suppress anti-government protests even as the Dalai Lama offered face-to-face negotiations with Chinese leaders.

April 04, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Son of auto wrecking yard owner accused of killing 4, including father; motive unclear

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The gunman who opened fire at an auto wrecking yard killed his father, who owned the business, and three others before dropping the weapon and trying to flee over a fence, police said Wednesday.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Pop song, billboards seek to overcome fear of census after decades of war in Liberia

SELEGA, Liberia - The deep distrust of government created by years of war is evident in Liberian villages like this one, where people don't understand why census workers have been chalking numbers on every house, lean-to, hut and shack.

April 04, 2008 | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Associated Press

Boyfriend of Kansas woman apparently stuck to toilet is charged with mistreating her

NESS CITY, Kan. - A man whose girlfriend authorities say spent nearly two years in a bathroom in their house, sitting on the toilet so long that the seat adhered to her body, has been charged with mistreatment of a dependent adult.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Army, Marines call on Navy electronic specialists to defeat roadside bombs in Iraq

CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. - Navy Lt. Mark Dye hadn't seen combat before a helicopter dropped him at the deadliest forward operating base for roadside bomb attacks in northern Iraq with an urgent task.

April 04, 2008 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | National

Feds probe SC Highway Patrol after videos show racial slur, suspects hit by cars

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A federal investigation was launched into the South Carolina Highway Patrol after dashboard camera videos showed a trooper using a racial slur and two others ramming their cruisers into fleeing suspects, a prosecutor said Thursday.

April 04, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National

Southern Calif. woman shot to death while on phone with 911 dispatcher

WEST COVINA, Calif. - A woman was asking a 911 dispatcher for help when her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence. She was shot to death.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Towns across Midwest brace for more flooding as rivers continue to rise from heavy storms

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents warily watched as rivers continued to rise Thursday from heavy storms that dumped as much as a foot of rain in the Midwest and left behind more than a dozen deaths.

April 04, 2008 | By DOUG WHITEMAN Associated Press Writer | National

Even Palestinians’ beloved keffiyeh feels the heat of Chinese imports

HEBRON, West Bank - Yasser Herbawi once supplied much of the West Bank and Gaza with black-and-white checkered scarves, the proud emblem of Palestinian identity made famous by the late Yasser Arafat.

April 03, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Minuteman Press leads the way in Statesboro

When Fred David, owner of Minuteman Press on Brampton Avenue, was researching locations to open his business, Statesboro was the obvious choice.

April 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned

180 Fitness offers SilverSneakers for seniors

Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets ...

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned

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