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Saudi Arabia bans sale of dogs, cats in capital

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia's Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn't catch on here.

August 15, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mortar kills family of 7 in Pakistan’s Swat valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A mortar shell hit a house in a valley where Pakistani security forces are battling Islamic militants, killing a family of seven, and militants torched a nearby girls school, police said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan’s al-Bashir vows never to deal with ICC

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's president said he will never deal with the International Criminal Court where he faces charges of genocide in Darfur, according to a newspaper interview published Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Widow indicted in death once ruled a farm accident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A former nurse surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the death of her husband, a district attorney who authorities originally believed was killed when he was trampled by cattle in a farming accident.

August 15, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Bloomberg: 9/11 health program overdue

WASHINGTON - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to Congress Thursday seeking long-term care for sick Ground Zero workers and was challenged to justify its cost.

August 15, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


US judge: White House aides can be subpoenaed

WASHINGTON - President Bush's top advisers are not immune from congressional subpoenas, a federal judge ruled Thursday in an unprecedented dispute between the two political branches.

August 15, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


New Mass. law lets out-of-state gay couples marry

BOSTON - Massachusetts on Thursday began allowing any gay couple to get married there as Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill repealing a 1913 law that had blocked most out-of-state same-sex couples from tying the knot.

August 15, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Canada bus attack leaves man decapitated

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba - A man aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated a fellow passenger, witnesses said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Olmert’s impending exit deals blow to peace effort

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to leave office has dealt a serious setback to delicate peace negotiations with both the Palestinians and Syria.

August 15, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House considers ban on killing horses for food

WASHINGTON - One menu item could soon disappear from foreign dinner tables: meat from slaughtered American horses.

August 15, 2008 | By STEPHANIE S. GARLOW Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 8/1

In the year ahead, you are likely to go off in an entirely new direction with a specific goal in mind. Even though it might be quite ambitious, it'll be well thought out and you'll have an excellent chance to achieve success.

August 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/1

In "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck wrote, "Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.... A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner."

August 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Stevens pleads not guilty in corruption case

WASHINGTON - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he lied about accepting more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of gifts. He asked for a trial before he stands for re-election in November.

August 15, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - August 1

(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 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Gates: Military’s priority is to defeat extremists

WASHINGTON - The military's top priority is to defeat al-Qaida and other extremists, but winning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone will not achieve that, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says in a new defense policy document.

August 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Mickelson not close to being over runner-up in British Open

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - If you thought two weeks was enough time for PhilMickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel ...

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired ...

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Final election results

FINAL ELECTION RESULTS:

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Uncle Shugs Chicken Barn celebrates 20 years with 20 days of free food giveaways

Beginning today through Sunday, Aug. 14, Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn at 123998 Highway 301 South will randomly select one customer every day for 20 ...

July 26, 2016 | | Locally Owned


July 26 - Mr. Leland Hagan “Lee” Adams, age 86, died Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Leland Hagan "Lee" Adams

July 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Nevils man accused of using a knife to threaten others

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies used Tasers on a man they said was threatening others with a knife on Saturday at a Martin Lanier Road ...

July 25, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Dem stars look to quash disunity on opening day

PHILADELPHIA - Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that ...

July 25, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Attacker: Germans 'won't be able to sleep peacefully'

ANSBACH, Germany - A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation's ...

July 25, 2016 | By DAVID RISING, KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and TOMISLAV SKARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia appeals court finds 'upskirting' is not against the law

ATLANTA - A man admitted he surreptitiously took cellphone video up a woman's skirt while she shopped at a grocery store, but a Georgia court ...

July 25, 2016 | | Local


State of the Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS – In previous Sun Belt Conference media day events, conference commissioner Karl Benson – as well as many Sun Belt programs – always seemed to have ...

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Softball tries to 'strike out' Alzheimer's Disease

More often than not, sports are used as an escape from reality – and should be taken with a grain of salt

July 25, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


New job carries big hopes for Young Summers

NEW ORLEANS – Three new head coaches will be making their first impressions in the Sun Belt this season, but while Everett Withers at Texas State ...

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity

OMAHA, Neb. - An evening he spent at a high school basketball game over the holidays revealed the best of Sam Foltz, the star Nebraska punter ...

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that ...

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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