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White House defends NAFTA: ’There’s nothing broken’

WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday vigorously defended the 14-year-old free-trade agreement among the United States, Mexico and Canada against sharp criticism from Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

May 03, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Washington

US, Pakistan say Taliban commander killed in shootout

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Taliban commander blamed for the deadliest attack on U.S. troops since they entered Afghanistan in 2001 has been killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan, American and Pakistani officials said.

May 03, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN and PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writers | Associated Press

The new side of Russia’s Vladimir Putin: a lady’s man?

PORTO ROTONDO, Sardinia - Perhaps it was the setting - one of Italy's most romantic resorts. Or the company - standing next to Italy's famously flirtatious premier.

May 03, 2008 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

FAA sets up high-level alerts for missed airline inspections

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration is going to begin alerting its top headquarters officials when field inspectors miss airline safety inspections, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced Friday.

May 03, 2008 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

TC too much Bulloch Academy

A brilliant pitchers' duel spiraled out of control late in the game as Trinity Christian School beat Bulloch Academy 6-0 in a pivotal GISA Region 2-AA baseball match-up at Gator Alley Friday.

May 03, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports

Carter meets Hamas chief in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria - Former President Carter defied U.S. and Israeli warnings and met Friday with the exiled leader of Hamas and his deputy, two men the U.S. government has labeled terrorists and Israel accuses of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians.

May 03, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Son of Dutch defense chief is killed in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The son of the Dutch defense chief was killed Friday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and the Taliban claimed they deliberately made the young lieutenant a high-profile target.

May 03, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Book by metallurgists blames rivets for Titanic tragedy

NEW YORK - The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner, two experts on metals conclude in a new book.

May 03, 2008 | By CARLEY PETESCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Is it her genes? Oldest known person turns 115 on Sunday

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - Maybe it was a lifetime of chores on the family farm that accounts for Edna Parker's long life. Or maybe just good genes explain why the world's oldest known person will turn 115 on Sunday, defying staggering odds.

May 03, 2008 | By RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press Writer | National

Homeland Security employees not satisfied with their jobs

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Department employees mostly are an unhappy lot.

May 03, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Eagles clobber Cats

DAVIDSON, N.C. - Ty Wright collected a home run, a double and three RBIs, while Jeremiah Parker stroked a three-run homer and drove in five runs to lead Georgia Southern to a 10-4 baseball victory over Davidson in the opener of a SoCon series at Wilson Field Friday night.

May 03, 2008 | From wire reports | Georgia Southern

Futches celebrate 50th

May 03, 2008 | | Anniversaries

Former Devil Mincey to host picnic Saturday

Statesboro graduate Jeremy Mincey will host a free picnic/barbecue today at noon at Luetta Moore Park.

May 03, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Scott of Fair Play, S.C., would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Scott of Statesboro, to Jonathan Carter Rafferty, son of Ms. Janet Rafferty of Campbellsville, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rafferty of Mechanicsville, Va.

May 03, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

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Chandler Maurice

May 03, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births

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