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Indictment links ‘‘Junior’’ Gotti to 3 NY killings

TAMPA, Fla. - John A. ''Junior'' Gotti has been indicted on conspiracy charges in Florida, linking him to large-scale cocaine trafficking and the slayings of three New York men in the late 1980s and early 1990s, federal officials said Tuesday.

August 20, 2008 | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


MDs urged to end prostate screening in elderly men

NEW YORK - Doctors should stop routine prostate cancer screening of men over age 75 because there is more evidence of harm than benefit, a federal task force advised on a hotly debated topic.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


SKorean firm delivers commercial dog clones

SEOUL, South Korea - Booger is back.

August 20, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wis. ambush suspect maybe ’freaked out,’ mom says

KINGSFORD, Mich. - When he learned police were looking for him, Scott Johnson tried to assure his mother that he would take care of the situation.

August 20, 2008 | By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer | National


Marines ordered to stay longer in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront almost a month longer to continue a mission that military leaders say is a top priority, according to a senior military official.

August 20, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Violent storms cause damage in Ill. and Ind.

CHICAGO - Severe thunderstorms plowed across the Midwest during the night, ripping roofs from buildings, chasing people to shelter and blacking out thousands of homes and businesses.

August 20, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


Missouri sees second tiger attack in as many days

ST. LOUIS - Three tigers attacked a worker at an exotic animal park in southwestern Missouri on Monday - the state's second tiger attack in as many days.

August 20, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/5

English naturalist John Ray, who died in 1705, said, "Let him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason."

August 20, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/5

Don't judge the year ahead by negative occurrences of the past, especially where your social life is concerned. There is a strong possibility that several casual acquaintances you make will grow into enviable friendships.

August 20, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


No change expected in Fed interest rates

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, caught between mounting job losses and rising inflation, is likely to sit tight and hope that the interest rate cuts it has already provided will be enough to heal a sick economy.

August 20, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Couples marrying Friday to clinch luck of triple 8s

It may not be as big as 7-7-7, but thousands of couples are heading down the aisle Friday, hoping the date Aug. 8, 2008, brings them luck and an easy to remember anniversary date.

August 20, 2008 | By MEGAN K. SCOTT Associated Press Writer | National


Canada bus beheading suspect says ’please kill me’

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba - A man accused of beheading and cannibalizing another passenger on a Greyhound bus in Canada pleaded Tuesday in court for someone to ''please kill me,'' and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Sports signups begin at the Rec Department; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, August 5, 2008

August 20, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


John David Miles sentenced to prison time, fines for possession of firearms

A Statesboro man convicted by federal court of possession of firearms by a convicted felon will face prison time as well as fines and other punitive measures.

August 20, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Wall Street extends rally after Fed decision

NEW YORK - An already soaring Wall Street extended its advance Tuesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and assuaged some of the market's fears about the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average shot up more than 330 points, and all the major indexes had gains approaching 3 percent.

August 20, 2008 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | National


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