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APNewsBreak: State Dept. may phase out Blackwater, other private security contractors in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The State Department may phase out or limit the use of private security guards in Iraq, which could mean canceling Blackwater USA's contract or awarding it to another company in line with an Iraqi government demand, The Associated Press has learned.

October 25, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suspended student opens fire at Cleveland school; 5 hurt before gunman kills self

CLEVELAND - A 14-year-old suspended student opened fire in his downtown high school Wednesday, wounding four people as terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under laboratory desks. He then killed himself.

October 25, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Coalition calls for colleges to crack down on credit card marketing

With small incomes and big bills, college students make a prime market for credit cards. But critics say the card companies take unfair advantage, luring students with free T-shirts and food - then snaring them with high interest rates.

October 25, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Rash of noose incidents reported across country in wake of Jena, La., case

ATLANTA - In the months since nooses dangling from a schoolyard tree raised racial tensions in Jena, La., the frightening symbol of segregation-era lynchings has been turning up around the country.

October 25, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 11

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.

October 25, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Yankees go down

NEW YORK - Once Grady Sizemore hit a leadoff home run, the Cleveland Indians were headed to the AL championship series while the New York Yankees were braced for a showdown with their boss.

October 24, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Supreme Court refuses to hear claims of German man who says he was abducted, tortured by CIA

WASHINGTON - Khaled el-Masri's frightening tale of abduction and torture at the hands of the CIA can be discussed everywhere it seems - except in American courts.

October 24, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 10/10

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to your column earlier this year concerning the use of Veterinary Liniment. I want to share my success using it.

October 24, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Cold War secret: U.S. envisioned radiological weapon to covertly kill leaders

WASHINGTON - In one of the longest-held secrets of the Cold War, the U.S. Army explored the potential for using radioactive poisons to assassinate ''important individuals'' such as military or civilian leaders, according to newly declassified documents obtained by The Associated Press.

October 24, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 10

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.

October 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Cowboys stay undefeated

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Tony Romo is nothing if not resilient. And because he didn't let four interceptions in the first half, two returned for touchdowns, destroy his night, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a stunning comeback victory.

October 24, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


2 Iraqi women killed by private security guards in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Guards in a security convoy opened fire on a car at an intersection in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two Christian women before speeding away, police said. The Iraqi government said a Dubai-based private security company was behind the shootings.

October 24, 2007 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Nation


Most states pay less in taxes than they receive in federal spending

WASHINGTON - The federal government's system of taxing and spending works out well for people in states like New Mexico, Mississippi and West Virginia.

October 24, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pentagon panel wants nuclear security tightened, U.S. image burnished

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government should replace more than 1,000 irradiation machines used in hospitals and research facilities because terrorists could use the radioactive materials inside to make a ''dirty'' bomb, a government advisory panel has concluded.

October 24, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Firefighters in the West are impressed by new fire-retardant gel that can be sprayed on homes

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - It was the most intense fire ever recorded in the Black Hills National Forest, but nearly all homes coated with a slimy gel were saved while dozens of houses nearby burned to the ground.

October 24, 2007 | By JOE KAFKA Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

June 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro connection to the newly crowned king of Spain

Headline news stories across the globe recently touted the abdication of Spain's 76-year-old King Juan Carlos and the ascension to the thrown by his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe. Of interest to local residents, however, might be Statesboro's connection to the newly crowned king of Spain.

June 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


B.J. Upton powers Braves past Phillies 3-2

PHILADELPHIA - An offensive funk sent the Phillies to a four-game sweep by the Atlanta Braves.

June 29, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

WASHINGTON - Congress is wildly unpopular.

June 29, 2014 | By CONNIE CASS Associated Press | World


Police: 9 shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city's always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.

June 29, 2014 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | World


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Farmers market Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is that time during the year when so many of the things I hold dear culminate - summertime, family, fireworks, all-American food, tradition, pride. Whether it's on the front porch of the family cabin or beneath the sky on a blanket by the ocean, year after year, l revel in celebrating our nation's independence.

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First 'longest' railroad started in Savannah

Note: The following is one of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Change is possible only through God

A regular perusal of news outlets is enough to show that our world is in a mess, to put it mildly. Of course, this is nothing new. Political agendas, personal desires and worldly viewpoints always have made improving human relationships an uphill battle.

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

PHILADELPHIA - Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.

June 29, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

LOS ANGELES - NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

June 29, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press | World


Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

June 29, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports




Serena a step slow in 3rd-round Wimbledon loss

LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.

June 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Low profile, big accomplishment for USA's Beasley

SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.

June 28, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.

June 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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