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Pirates seize ship off coast of Somalia

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch shipping company negotiated with Somali pirates Tuesday, seeking the release of nine crew members on a freighter that was hijacked in the latest attack on merchant shipping off the coast of Somalia.

June 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democrat questions US aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON - The U.S. should rethink its approach in Pakistan, including a multimillion-dollar program aimed at training and equipping tribal militants, unless Islamabad does more to keep terrorists from crossing the Afghan border, a top Democrat said Tuesday.

June 11, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court OKs suits on retaliation in race, age cases

WASHINGTON - An unexpected blend of liberal and conservative Supreme Court justices gave workers more leeway Tuesday to sue when they face retaliation after complaining about discrimination in the workplace.

June 11, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Wartime PTSD cases jump to 40,000

WASHINGTON - The number of troops diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder jumped by roughly 50 percent in 2007, the most violent year so far in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pentagon records show.

June 11, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Kennedy has major cancer bill in Senate

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy's battle with a malignant brain tumor is likely to put a dramatic personal stamp on a health care cause he first championed nearly 40 years ago: The nation's war on cancer.

June 11, 2008 | By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer | Washington


CIA planning for al-Qaida ‘‘succession crisis’’

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is making ''a big and continual push'' to capture or kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but his demise won't end the organization's menace, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Tuesday in an Associated Press interview.

June 11, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Five arrested in Statesboro marijuana bust

Five men suspected to be involved in hauling marijuana from Florida to sell in the Statesboro area are behind bars after Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit officers acted upon a tip about them having a shipment of drugs in town.

June 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Minor leaguer traded for 10 baseball bats in Texas

McALLEN, Texas - During three years in the low minors, John Odom never really made a name for himself until he got traded for a bunch of bats.

June 10, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Iran may be withholding info needed in nuke probe

VIENNA, Austria - Iran may be withholding information needed to establish whether it tried to make nuclear arms, the International Atomic Energy said Monday in an unusually strongly worded report.

June 10, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Motorcycle group gives Bush his own leather jacket

WASHINGTON - Members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycling group roared into town for a White House visit Sunday, where they presented President Bush with his own cowhide vest jacket and pushed for increased veterans benefits.

June 10, 2008 | By CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writer | Washington


No more Fedspeak on further interest rate cuts

WASHINGTON - Sounding a gong couldn't have made it clearer. Federal Reserve officials are putting out the word that further interest rate cuts are unlikely.

June 10, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


YouTube suit called threat to online communication

NEW YORK - A $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit challenging YouTube's ability to keep copyrighted material off its popular video-sharing site threatens how hundreds of millions of people exchange all kinds of information on the Internet, YouTube owner Google Inc. said.

June 10, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday May 26, 2008

June 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


US uses bullets ill-suited for new ways of war

WASHINGTON - As Sgt. Joe Higgins patrolled the streets of Saba al-Bor, a tough town north of Baghdad, he was armed with bullets that had a lot more firepower than those of his 4th Infantry Division buddies.

June 10, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


No. Va. county sees signs of change amid crackdown

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Business at Pedro Vargas' store, Club Video Mexico, has slid so steeply that only eight people walked through the door one day last month.

June 10, 2008 | By KAREN MAHABIR Associated Press Writer | National


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