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AP IMPACT: Leaky New Orleans levee alarms experts

NEW ORLEANS - Despite more than $22 million in repairs, a levee that broke with catastrophic effect during Hurricane Katrina is leaking again because of the mushy ground on which New Orleans was built, raising serious questions about the reliability of the city's flood defenses.

June 05, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Titans send Screven home empty handed

The Screven County Gamecocks were knocked out of the GHSA Class AA playoffs in Game Two Wednesday by North Oconee in an 18-7 decision advancing the Titans to the Final Four.

June 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Unlikely pair to start side by side at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - The personalities of Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon are worlds apart.

June 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Scientists witness start of star’s explosive death

WASHINGTON - In a stroke of cosmic luck, astronomers for the first time witnessed the start of one of the universe's most fiery events: the end of a star's life as it exploded into a supernova.

June 05, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Washington


Bush vetoes farm bill

WASHINGTON - President Bush vetoed the $300 billion farm bill on Wednesday, calling it a tax increase on regular Americans at a time of high food prices in the face of a near-certain override by Congress.

June 05, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush signs anti-discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Wednesday signed legislation to protect people from losing their jobs or health insurance when genetic testing reveals they are susceptible to costly diseases.

June 05, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed sees slower growth, higher unemployment in ‘08

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sharply lowered its projection for economic growth this year, citing blows from the housing and credit debacles along with zooming energy prices. It also expects higher unemployment and inflation.

June 05, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Berlin Philharmonic hopes to perform at home next month after fire damaged landmark building

BERLIN - The Berlin Philharmonic should be able to resume playing concerts at its landmark home in downtown Berlin as soon as early June, orchestra officials said Wednesday, the day after a fire tore through the building's roof.

June 05, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Congress approves missing children program

WASHINGTON - Congress has renewed and approved a bigger budget for a joint private-public program that has helped rescue more than 100,000 missing children since it was created in 1984.

June 05, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Kennedy illness robs Senate of dealmaker

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy's diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor left Congress this week without its best dealmaker as well as its boldest liberal, a politician known simultaneously for his staunch left-wing positions and for his willingness to work with right-wing lawmakers to get legislation passed.

June 05, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Washington


Big Oil defends profits before Senate panel

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five largest oil companies tried to shift anger over high prices to a debate over supplies Wednesday, leading a senator to accuse them of acting like ''hapless victims'' while racking up record profits.

June 05, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Israel holding peace talks with Syria

JERUSALEM - Israel and Syria unexpectedly announced Wednesday the resumption of peace talks after an eight-year break, saying they have been speaking indirectly through Turkish mediators ''in order to achieve the goal of comprehensive peace.''

June 05, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 21, 2008

June 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - May 22

(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 05, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Lebanon’s feuding factions reach agreement

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's feuding factions reached a breakthrough deal Wednesday that ends the country's 18-month political stalemate, but also gives the militant Hezbollah group and its allies veto over any government decision.

June 05, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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