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Governors, climate experts to gather at global warming conference at Yale University

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Organizers hope a gathering of governors this week will be as effective in addressing climate change as a similar event that launched the conservation movement a century ago.

April 28, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


On eve of hearings, White House documents show feds failing to take action on drugs in water

WASHINGTON - A White House task force that was supposed to devise a federal plan to research the issue of pharmaceuticals in drinking water has missed its deadline and failed to produce mandated reports and recommendations for coordination among numerous federal agencies, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

April 28, 2008 | BY MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer | National


Mexican security and railway damage slow flow of illegal immigrants from Central America to US

ARRIAGA, Mexico - For thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America, the long journey to the U.S. starts here, on the groaning back of a freight train they call The Beast.

April 28, 2008 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Finance officials pledge revamped financial regulations to deal with severe credit crisis

WASHINGTON - World financial leaders facing the gravest economic crisis in at least a decade are pledging tighter control of banks and other financial institutions and hoping the U.S. slump is short.

April 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


India’s villages grow more modern — and sex-selective abortion grows more entrenched

SINGHPURA, India - Standing in front of his small brick home, in a courtyard where the dirt has been packed down by generations of barefoot children, the middle-aged mustard farmer doesn't bother to hide his exhaustion.

April 28, 2008 | By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Carter shrugs off calls from US officials and lawmakers to drop meeting with Hamas

WASHINGTON - Former President Carter said he feels ''quite at ease'' about meeting Hamas militants over the objections of Washington because the Palestinian group is essential to a future peace with Israel.

April 28, 2008 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gamble pays off for Johnson, Hendrick

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Ignore that talk about Hendrick Motorsports slipping into the pack.

April 28, 2008 | By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Eagles drop home series with App St.

Georgia Southern committed five errors and stranded seven runners in scoring position, dropping the Southern Conference series finale to Appalachian State 5-3 Sunday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles fell to 18-16 overall and 5-7 in the league.

April 28, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Immelman joins the green-jacket club

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Trevor Immelman has never felt better.

April 28, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Official: It would be a ‘cop-out’ to skip opening ceremonies at Beijing Olympics

WASHINGTON - It would be a ''cop-out'' for countries to skip the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics as a way of protesting China's crackdown in Tibet, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday.

April 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Hadley says US still has ’more work to do’ in Iraq in stemming Iran

WASHINGTON - With al-Qaida's influence diminishing in Iraq, U.S. troops have much work to do in stemming Iranian support for militias, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday.

April 28, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Huge crowd expected to greet pope at White House on Wednesday

WASHINGTON - The leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics has been to the White House only once in history. That changes this week, and President Bush is pulling out all the stops: driving out to a suburban military base to meet Pope Benedict XVI's plane, bringing a giant audience to the South Lawn and hosting a fancy East Room dinner.

April 28, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bulloch 911 operators to be honored

Bulloch County 911 operators, along with communications officers across the nation, will be recognized this week, which is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Each year this week is set aside to honor men and women who serve as public safety operators.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Dalai Lama urges vision of hope in Seattle speech but again avoids mention of Tibet crisis

SEATTLE - Still avoiding direct discussion of the situation in Tibet, the Dalai Lama on Saturday urged people to have hope for the future and to look past a century of bloodshed and toward a period of dialogue.

April 28, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


Meinhardt wine earns state honor

Ken Meinhardt of Statesboro was recently named a finalist in the 2008 Flavor of Georgia contest. Meinhardt's wine entry of Meinhardt Vineyard Southern Eagle wine earned him a trip to Atlanta, where he was judged with 37 other contestants.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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