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30 killed as fighting escalates in Pakistan valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani troops battled Islamic militants in a valley near the Afghan border Wednesday, killing 25 insurgents and losing five soldiers as escalating combat threatened the new government's policy of offering peace to pro-Taliban groups.

August 14, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament calls session on Kirkuk

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament went into summer recess Wednesday without resolving key disputes holding up this year's provincial elections, forcing the speaker to announce a special session to discuss a power-sharing formula for the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

August 14, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police: Body found in Ala. freezer was mother of 8

MOBILE, Ala. - Police believe a body found in a small-time evangelist's home freezer is his wife and a mother of eight, and arrested him on a murder charge as he preached at a south Alabama church.

August 14, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


Fire near Yosemite park hurts tourist business

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Vendors along one of the main roads leading to Yosemite National Park this summer were finally seeing business turn around following a rock slide that kept tour buses away for the previous two years.

August 14, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Specter seeks meeting with Raul Castro

WASHINGTON - Sen. Arlen Specter said Wednesday he hopes to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a trip to Latin America in August.

August 14, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Indictment of Stevens adds to bleak GOP prospects

WASHINGTON - Several GOP colleagues of indicted Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens distanced themselves politically on Wednesday by donating campaign contributions from him to charity.

August 14, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


House panel votes to cite Rove for contempt

WASHINGTON - A House panel Wednesday voted to cite former top White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress as its Senate counterpart explored punishment for alleged Bush administration misdeeds.

August 14, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA finds salmonella strain at second Mexican farm

WASHINGTON - The salmonella strain linked to a nationwide outbreak has been found in irrigation water and a serrano pepper at a Mexican farm, federal health officials said Wednesday.

August 14, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Karadzic in UN custody in Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has Radovan Karadzic in custody, 13 years after indicting the Bosnian Serb leader on genocide charges.

August 14, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkish ruling party narrowly avoids ban

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's top court on Wednesday narrowly decided against banning the ruling party over accusations that it was steering the country toward Islamic rule, preserving a government locked in a power struggle with the secular elite.

August 14, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: I know you've addressed the problem before, but what's your view on drinking bottled water, and how much of it should we drink?

August 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - July 31

(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.)

August 14, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Candidates focus on finding running mates

WASHINGTON - As speculation swirls, Barack Obama and John McCain are knuckling down to the work of choosing running mates with their nominating conventions just weeks away.

August 14, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


FTC: Kids target of $1.6 billion in food ads

WASHINGTON - Marketing food and drinks to children these days occurs with more than just a few television ads. It involves promotional displays at grocery stores and packaging that directs them to Web sites where they can play games, win prizes or send e-cards to a friend.

August 13, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Americans look for ray of hope in economic gloom

NEW YORK - Amid the gloom of higher gas and food prices and a slumping housing market, Americans appear to be looking for a bit of hope.

August 13, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press Writer | National


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On Thursday, March 17, nine students from Statesboro High School went to the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta to showcase their skills and compete ...

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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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