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Officials: Peterson charged with weapons violation

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - Months after naming a former suburban Illinois police sergeant as a suspect in his wife's disappearance, authorities issued a warrant Wednesday for his arrest on an unrelated weapons charge, officials said.

June 05, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


An aging Senate contends with time and illness

WASHINGTON - Edward M. Kennedy, Robert Byrd, Arlen Specter - fighters and history-makers all. Their battles with age and illness are the hallmarks of the nation's oldest-ever Senate and reminders of the fragility of power.

June 05, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Myanmar junta setting up orphanages after cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military junta will set up orphanages for the hundreds of children whose parents died in the recent cyclone, state media reported Wednesday.

June 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday May 20, 2008

June 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Woman rescued 9 days after China quake

CHENGDU, China - Rescuers saved a 35-year-old woman who survived nine days trapped in a tunnel despite multiple fractures, the only survivor found Wednesday in the rubble of China's massive quake zone.

June 05, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar shuns aid from US warships; UN urges more relief

BANGKOK, Thailand - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Myanmar to focus on saving lives, not on politics, after the military government on Wednesday shunned a U.S. proposal for naval ships to deliver aid to cyclone survivors.

June 05, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Money woes may have led to bridge collapse

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Money worries may have led to bad maintenance decisions for the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed and killed 13 people last August, a report released Wednesday concluded.

June 05, 2008 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press Writer | National


Low-cost prom gains popularity among some teens

CHICAGO - Maya Thomas and her mother arrived at 6 a.m. on a recent Saturday to wait in a school gym with hundreds of other young women. They were there on a mission - to find a free dress so Maya, whose mother is unemployed, could attend her senior prom.

June 05, 2008 | By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer | National


Cell phone users may get break on fees

WASHINGTON - The government is quietly negotiating to help cell phone customers avoid expensive fees when they cancel contracts with wireless companies, The Associated Press has learned.

June 05, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Lost parrot returned to owners in Japan after reciting name, address

TOKYO - When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught - recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.

June 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Supply concern puts oil above $130 for first time

Oil prices rose above $130 a barrel Wednesday for the first time, as supply concerns mounted and the dollar weakened.

June 05, 2008 | By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


The Eagles Nest: Breaking news in football's BCS study, and baseball prepares for the SoCon tourney

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, May 21.

June 05, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Fire breaks out at Berlin Philharmonic

BERLIN - A fire broke out Tuesday at the Berlin Philharmonic's home, sending thick smoke pouring from the crest of the iconic downtown building as firefighters and musicians rushed to save instruments.

June 04, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Earthquake buried 32 sources of radiation

BEIJING - More than 30 sources of radiation were buried by debris from the massive earthquake in central China last week and all have either been recovered or safely cordoned off, state media reported Tuesday.

June 04, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police: 3 die in Fla. after container gas leak

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Three people died after refrigerated gas leaked from a shipping container on a cargo ship at Florida's Port Everglades, authorities said Tuesday.

June 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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