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Iraqis say they found body of U.S. soldier held by al-Qaida, but no American confirmation

BAGHDAD - Iraqi police dragged a body from the Euphrates River on Wednesday and said it was one of three American soldiers abducted in an ambush claimed by al-Qaida. The U.S. military has yet to identify the victim and pressed ahead with its search through sweltering flatlands south of Baghdad.

June 07, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gonzales aide says he tried to review his version of firings with her amid probe

WASHINGTON - A former Justice Department official at the center of the uproar over prosecutor firings told House investigators Wednesday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried to review his story of the dismissals with her at a time when lawmakers were homing in on conflicting accounts.

June 07, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Centerpiece: Turkey coops’ waste will power first U.S. poultry litter electric plant

BENSON, Minn. - The gray, sandy mix of turkey droppings and other bits and pieces flowing through Greg Langmo's fingers back onto the floor of his barn isn't just funky dirt, it's fuel.

June 07, 2007 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 5/24

DEAR ABBY: Like "Fine, Thank You in Gastonia, N.C.," I, too, was annoyed when people greeted me with the mindless, "How are you?" "How ya doin'?" etc., which required me to respond to someone who clearly had no interest in a real response. (I understand their feigned interest is more automatic than rude.)

June 07, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/24

Joint endeavors look promising for you, but they must be handled with considerable skill. Should one be mismanaged, you could find obstacles starting to block your path instead of trails being blazed.

June 07, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Children's Miracle Network fundraiser to be hosted in Statesboro

Two days of music and family fun will not only provide entertainment this Memorial Day weekend, but will raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

June 07, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Braves shut down by Mets 3-0

ATLANTA - Oliver Perez pitched seven scoreless innings, David Wright hit his fourth homer in the last four games and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Wednesday night.

June 07, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wildfire risks turn Ga. officials against fireworks

SAVANNAH, Ga. - After more than five weeks of wildfires, smoke and little rain, Ware County is expected to ban fireworks through the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays as severe drought conditions has left lawns, leaves and bushes as combustible as kindling.

June 07, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Bush to cite intelligence on Wednesday saying bin Laden ordered attacks outside Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to rally support for the war, President Bush released intelligence asserting that Osama bin Laden in 2005 ordered creation of a terrorist unit to hit targets outside Iraq, including the United States.

June 07, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 5/24

Most of the time when you are the declarer in a trump contract, you will have more trumps than the dummy. Then, when you count your losers at trick one, it is relatively simple. You look at your 13 cards and take dummy's high cards into account. But occasionally the dummy will have longer trumps than you. When counting losers in this situation, you must look at your partner's 13 cards and take your high cards into account. Mentally move around the table and sit on your partner's lap!

June 07, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


SHS's Welle signs with MIT

June 07, 2007 | | Sports


CCAT's charter renewed by Georgia State Board of Education

The Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology (CCAT) has no desks, no cafeteria, and walls that don't reach the ceiling. But the Statesboro public school's atypical facility hasn't kept it from achieving its goals.

June 07, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Coffee Break


Police Report - May 23

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.

June 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


U.S. businesses oppose key measures in immigration reform proposal

LOS ANGELES - Chicken farmer Lucious Adkins doesn't see how he could stay in business if Congress passes an immigration reform bill that would require his immigrant workers to go home for a year.

June 06, 2007 | By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer | Nation


Appetite for big houses keeps growing — though family size shrinks and cost rise

WASHINGTON - McMansions are sprouting in the suburbs of Washington and Atlanta, in southern Connecticut and out West in Utah as an appetite for bigger homes just keeps on growing.

June 06, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and PAUL FOY Associated Press Writers | Nation


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Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bumpy track means anyone's race

SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.

June 27, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Yeatts-Franklin

Laura "Lorie" Yeatts became the bride of Herbert Lehman Franklin III during a 5 p.m. ceremony on May 10, 2014, at Hackbranch Farm in Ailey, Ga. The Rev. Douglas Patterson officiated.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


Hein-Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Matthew Hein of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Claire Hein, to Crawford James Simmons. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Simmons of Statesboro.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


How 'Jaws' helped shape the summer blockbuster

Summer officially arrived last Saturday, but in terms of Hollywood Daylight Time, it's been here since April 4.

June 27, 2014 | By CHRIS HICKS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | World


Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE Associated Press | World




US declares wood storks no longer endangered

TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


Astros avoid sweep, pound Braves

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.

June 26, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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