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Group says states should raise the driving age

CHICAGO - Taking aim at a longstanding rite of passage for 16-year-olds, an influential auto safety group is calling on states to raise the age for getting a driver's license to 17 or even 18.

September 24, 2008 | By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer | National


TV journalist escapes assassination in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi journalist for one of the Middle East's best-known satellite television stations escaped assassination Tuesday when a bomb was found under the seat of his car as he prepared to leave home for work.

September 24, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House panel knocks VA over destroyed lab specimens

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers on Tuesday castigated Veterans Administration health officials for ordering the destruction of biomedical specimens on Legionnaires' disease and other infectious diseases that two prominent researchers had collected over a quarter-century.

September 24, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush keeping Iraq troop levels mostly steady

WASHINGTON - President Bush announced Tuesday that he will keep the U.S. force strength in Iraq largely intact until the next president takes over, drawing rebukes from Democrats who want the war ended and a bigger boost of troops in troubled Afghanistan.

September 24, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local briefs: Motorcycle accident, drug related shooting

Police: Drug dealer fires shots, injures woman in car

September 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Anderson: Three arrested on auto entering, drug charges

Three men are behind bars after Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies found them with several items that had been reported stolen in automobile break-ins, said Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

September 24, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


US reviewing military aid to Georgia

WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. official said Tuesday that the United States is reviewing how to help Georgia rebuild its military after it was pulverized by Russia.

September 24, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP IMPACT: Stimulus checks boost child support

BOSTON - Deadbeat dads and moms around the country are discovering that their economic stimulus checks from Washington - intended to encourage the purchase of TVs, cars and other goods - are being intercepted and funneled toward the support of their children.

September 24, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Hurricane Ike: Visiting patients; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September 24, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - September 10

(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.)

September 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Wilmington, NC becomes the first to go digital

WILMINGTON, N.C. - With the flick of an eight-foot switch at midday Monday, this Southern city became the first market in the U.S. to make the change to digital-only broadcasting.

September 23, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Video shows dead Afghan children after US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two videos that appear to show the bodies of at least 10 children and many more adults covered in blankets and white shrouds lend weight to Afghan and U.N. allegations that a U.S.-led raid killed scores of civilians last month.

September 23, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


HK democrats could gain after polls, analysts say

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's pro-democracy politicians fared better than expected in legislative elections, a showing that could strengthen their hand in pushing for greater political freedoms in the Chinese territory, analysts said.

September 23, 2008 | By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jury selection to begin in OJ Simpson robbery case

LAS VEGAS - Nearly a year after O.J. Simpson walked into a casino hotel room intent on reclaiming some sports memorabilia, he and his lawyers walked into a courthouse Monday to pick jurors for his robbery-kidnapping trial.

September 23, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Administration defends takeover of mortgage giants

WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday that the giant federal takeover of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might have been prevented if Congress had acted on its recommendations for changing the system.

September 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


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