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June 03, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Sports


11 Iraqi police recruits killed, police say

BAGHDAD - Suspected Sunni insurgents ambushed a minibus carrying Iraqi police recruits near the Syrian border Monday, killing all 11 passengers, Iraqi officials said - the first deadly attack since Iraqi forces launched a major sweep against al-Qaida fighters in the region.

June 03, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


France says it’s had informal contacts with Hamas

PARIS - France acknowledged on Monday that it had informal contacts with Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that the United States and the European Union consider a terrorist organization for its campaign of violence against Israel.

June 03, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nighttime crashes, no seat belts — more fatalities

WASHINGTON - More than two-thirds of young drivers and passengers killed in nighttime car crashes aren't wearing seat belts - deadly proof of what can happen when young people don't heed parents' pleas and authorities' threats to ''click it.''

June 03, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Report: EPA head reversed stand on greenhouse gas

WASHINGTON - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency initially supported giving California and other states full or partial permission to limit tailpipe emissions - but reversed himself after hearing from the White House, a report said Monday.

June 03, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush says he won’t back bill to bail out lenders

WASHINGTON - President Bush, acknowledging the economic ''tough times'' for many Americans, said Monday that he remains opposed to any homeowner rescue legislation that would be a bailout for lenders.

June 03, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday May 19, 2008

June 03, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Scientist developing 'pill' for wild hogs

GILMER, Texas - Broad areas of grazing land at Pete Gipson's farm have plow-like scars. But it wasn't an out-of-control mechanical device that left disjointed ruts and holes.

June 03, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | Local


Police Report - May 20

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 03, 2008 | | Crime Report


Bush administration defends food-based biofuels

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is defending its decision to push food-based biofuels as food costs rise at home and abroad, saying the renewable fuels are only a small part of the problem.

June 03, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Robot digger set to land Sunday at Martian pole

LOS ANGELES - Like a miner prospecting for gold, NASA hopes its latest robot to Mars hits pay dirt when it lands Sunday near the red planet's north pole to conduct a 90-day digging mission.

June 03, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


Philly police to fire 4 over videotaped beating

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's police commissioner said Monday that four officers will be fired and four others disciplined for their roles in the beatings of three shooting suspects, an encounter that was captured on videotape and drew widespread outrage.

June 03, 2008 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | National


Imada picks up his first PGA Tour win

DULUTH - Ryuji Imada watched someone else go in the water this time.

June 02, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


China holding 3 days of mourning for quake victims

BEICHUAN, China - China will spend three days marking the moment when tens of thousands died in a devastating earthquake, while hope of finding more trapped survivors dwindled Sunday and preventing hunger and disease became more pressing.

June 02, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fists a-flurry: Nigeria’s distinctive boxing style

SOKOTO, Nigeria - Lawali Danjega is 6 feet of shirtless sinew, tense muscle and jangled nerves as he readies himself for a bout of traditional Nigerian boxing, frantically wrapping and rewrapping a length of rope around his tightly balled right fist.

June 02, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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