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Contractors in Iraq accused of opening fire on civilians and soldiers

There are now nearly as many private contractors in Iraq as there are U.S. soldiers - and a large percentage of them are private security guards equipped with automatic weapons, body armor, helicopters and bullet-proof trucks.

August 26, 2007 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer | Nation


Four promising children of Newark become symbols of scourge of violence

NEWARK, N.J. - The four college-age friends who were hanging out in a schoolyard late on a Saturday night were the type of children who make hometowns proud, especially hard-luck hometowns like this one.

August 26, 2007 | By ERIN McCLAM and DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/11

DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old, and for 13 years I have known that I am adopted. My friend tells me that she thinks she has found my real mother - that she goes to her church. I'm really confused.

August 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Stocks end amazing session and week little changed after Fed adds third dose of liquidity

NEW YORK - Wall Street closed out a difficult week with a mixed finish Friday after the Federal Reserve injected billions of dollars into the banking system to calm markets torn by worries about evaporating credit. The Dow Jones industrials, down more than 200 points during the session, ended with just a 31-point deficit and managed to post a gain for the week.

August 25, 2007 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | Nation


Retail health clinics expand, but concerns rise over quality, conflicts

NEW YORK - Increasingly, American consumers are shopping for health care the way they buy a hamburger or milk shake at a fast-food chain: By standing in line at a local store under a menu.

August 25, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Microphone hears no sound from 6 trapped miners, but drilling may be off target

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Rescuers drilling a tiny hole nearly 1,900 feet deep to make contact with six coal miners caught in a cave-in four days ago might have missed and punched into a neighboring chamber, officials said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Immigrant soldiers worry their relatives could be deported while they are away

Yaderlin Jimenez was an illegal immigrant facing deportation. Her husband, a U.S. citizen and soldier, couldn't help her because he was missing after an insurgent attack in Iraq.

August 25, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/11

DEAR DR. GOTT: With all the natural remedies you get for things, like Vicks for fungus on the toenails and the soap in the sheets for cramps, I decided to send you mine. I read in an article about what you can use banana peels for, and the one that stuck out for me was for warts. It said to put a small piece of the peel on the wart and bandage it, and it would fall off after several days. I thought to myself, if it works for warts on hands, I wonder if it would work for plantar ...

August 25, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/11

Look at the South hand. With neither side vulnerable, your left-hand opponent deals and opens one diamond. Your partner makes a takeout double. And righty passes. How would you plan the auction?

August 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 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.

August 25, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Waters along S.C. beach reopen after possible shark attack

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Astrograph 8/11

Conditions that directly affect your personal desires and objectives could be subjected to favorable changes. Your new direction will be more lasting and gratifying with everything you do.

August 25, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


AP ENTERPRISE: Tainted toothpaste followed unchecked route

ATLANTA - Each week, prison guards brought Sherri Painter a fresh tube of SpringFresh toothpaste. She was OK with the spearmint taste, plus it was good at removing stains and cleaning shoes.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE and AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Local


Big Ben’s bongs and chimes to fall silent for a few weeks for repairs

LONDON - It has chimed through freezing winters, fierce storms and World War II bombing raids. But old age will silence Big Ben's bongs - at least temporarily.

August 24, 2007 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mets top Braves in close game two

NEW YORK - Bases loaded, nobody out, one-run game. Billy Wagner never lost his cool on a sweltering night at Shea Stadium, and the New York Mets hung on for a big victory against Atlanta.

Wagner escaped a major jam in the ninth inning and Moises Alou hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth to help New York edge the Braves 4-3 on Wednesday.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim at the same target: President Barack Obama.

August 23, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves top Reds in 12

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.

August 23, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves






Overmatched FPCA dominated by BA

Due to a shortened fall camp and a rained out scrimmage, Bulloch Academy had plenty of concerns heading into its season opener against First Presbyterian Christian Academy Friday night at Gator Alley.

August 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Scales’ late goal seals win in season opener

FLORENCE, S.C. – An 88th minute goal from junior transfer Jessica Scales pushed Georgia Southern (1-0-0) past Francis Marion (0-1-0) in the 2014 women's soccer season opener for both schools. Next up for the Eagles is a Sunday matinee at UNC Wilmington.

August 22, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Blue Devils open season in Paulson

The Statesboro Blue Devils will get their season started in style this evening as they match up with Burke County in an 8 p.m. kickoff to round out the third annual Erk Russell Classic at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.

August 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Georgia Southern receivers may just be ready for FBS

On November 23 when Georgia Southern beat Florida, people weren't just talking about the fact that the Gators lost. The story was about how they lost -the Eagles didn't complete a pass.

August 22, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


New QB, new division, new region for Statesboro High

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

August 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthonoy@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Scott, Tringale tied for lead

PARAMUS, N.J. - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.

August 22, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

August 22, 2014 | By HANK KURZ JR AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hester looking for Falcons to rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

August 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home

ATLANTA - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

August 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A shoutout to college football's bottom 10

This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention.

August 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas.

August 22, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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