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Police pose as pedestrians to nab errant drivers

CHICAGO - So why did officer Grace Delgado try to cross the road? To remind motorists that they must stop whenever someone steps off the curb into a crosswalk.

July 31, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Wary China tells local leaders to manage unrest

BEIJING - Responding to a fresh wave of unrest as China gears up to host the Olympics next month, the communist leadership has told local leaders to be on alert to public grievances and find ways to resolve them.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert’s woes raise questions of ties to US Jews

JERUSALEM - A New York fundraiser and a Las Vegas gambling czar have become major headaches for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, raising new questions about the relationship between Jewish Americans and the Jewish state.

July 31, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fire crews make progress on California wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO - Fire crews started a controlled burn in the Los Padres National Forest in hopes of halting the massive blaze's spread through the ravaged hills of the central California coast.

July 31, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


Oil tumbles again; prices fall over $10 in 2 days

NEW YORK - Oil prices settled sharply lower for the second time in a row Wednesday, leaving crude more than $10 cheaper in just two days of frenzied trading and prompting speculation that the hard-charging market may be running out of steam.

July 31, 2008 | By ADAM SCHRECK AP Business Writer | National


Colombia’s president says a single Red Cross symbol was used in hostage rescue mission

BOGOTA, Colombia - A member of the military mission that tricked Colombian rebels into freeing 15 hostages wore the insignia of the International Red Cross during the operation, President Alvaro Uribe said Wednesday.

July 31, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wis. Supreme Court rules against men in abuse case

MADISON, Wis. - A lawsuit brought against two Roman Catholic dioceses by five men sexually abused by a Catholic school teacher was dismissed Wednesday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

July 31, 2008 | By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer | National


Chesapeake watermen fear blue crab not coming back

RIDGE, Md. - Chesapeake Bay crabber Paul Kellam has advice for the teenage boys who help tend his traps every summer: You better have a backup plan.

July 31, 2008 | By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press Writer | National


Mass. Senate votes to let out-of-state gays marry

BOSTON - Gay couples from across the country are one step closer to a Massachusetts wedding.

July 31, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


Jones, Martin face off for runoff in Senate race

ATLANTA - Vernon Jones and Jim Martin are limbering up for a three-week sprint to the finish line in Georgia's Democratic race for the U.S. Senate.

July 31, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


Averitt Center names Sue Oliver its Volunteer of the Year

When Sue Oliver came to Statesboro in 1969, she was unaware of the impact she would make on the community. Her efforts have helped those around her understand and appreciate the value of art and ithe influence it can have on life. Oliver's support, dedication and passion for the visual arts and the Averitt Center for Arts have earned her the recognition as the 2008 Volunteer of the Year.

July 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Mass. lawmakers weigh gay marriage expansion

BOSTON - Gay couples from across the country may soon be welcome to be married in Massachusetts.

July 30, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


100,000 Catholics gather for youth event in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - More than 100,000 Roman Catholic pilgrims from around the world swarmed Sydney Harbor on Tuesday, waving the flags of their countries and singing as they awaited a Mass opening the World Youth Day festival.

July 30, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oil prices plummet more than $6 amid economic fear

NEW YORK - Oil prices fell harder than they have in 17 years Tuesday, as fears that record fuel prices are spreading broad economic pain exacerbated the third big sell-off in just over a week.

July 30, 2008 | By ADAM SCHRECK AP Business Writer | National


Gitmo video offers glimpse of interrogations

TORONTO - A 16-year-old captured in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo Bay sobs during his questioning, holding up his wounded arms and begging for help in a video released Tuesday that provided the first glimpse of interrogations at the U.S. military prison.

July 30, 2008 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

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