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Mullen worries about troop withdrawal timeline

WASHINGTON - A fixed timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq could jeopardize political and economic progress, the Pentagon's top military officer said Sunday.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Guns ruling spawns challenges by felons

WASHINGTON - Twice convicted of felonies, James Francis Barton Jr. faces charges of violating a federal law barring felons from owning guns after police found seven pistols, three shotguns and five rifles at his home south of Pittsburgh.

August 04, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Indictment is biggest test for Sudanese leader

KHARTOUM, Sudan - President Omar al-Bashir's indictment on Darfur genocide charges presents the Sudanese leader with the most serious challenge to his 19-year rule, raising questions about his legitimacy that could weaken his grip on power.

August 04, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope wraps up Australia trip with final Mass

SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI ended his farthest pilgrimage Sunday, one intended to inspire a new generation of faithful while trying to overcome a dark chapter for his church from a clerical sex abuse scandal.

August 04, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ga. Tech students help family grow tomato farm

ATLANTA - The graduate students could have raked in pricey consulting fees, but the Harman family instead brought their favorite form of currency - tomatoes.

August 04, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Nocturnal coyote might be your next-door neighbor

AUGUSTA - Dan Eaton has trapped coyotes in some unlikely places.

August 04, 2008 | BY ROB PAVEY The Augusta Chronicle | National


Drug-related kidnappings on the rise in Gwinnett

ATLANTA - Gwinnett County has seen a rise in drug-related kidnappings this year, fueling fears of increased violence, federal officials say.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


‘Dark Knight’ sets weekend record with $155.34M

LOS ANGELES - Batman has sent Spidey packing as king of Hollywood's box-office superheroes.

August 04, 2008 | By DAVID GERMAIN Associated Press Writer | National


Tropical Storm Cristobal brushes NC coast

RALEIGH, N.C. - Tropical Storm Cristobal skirted the North Carolina coast Sunday, dumping heavy rain and churning up rough surf, but so far sparing the seaboard of any severe weather.

August 04, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Search team finds no sign of Steve Fossett

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A team of elite athletes and expert mountaineers has ended a weeklong hunt for Steve Fossett, finding no sign of the missing adventurer or his plane but eliminating miles of rugged terrain from areas that still must be searched.

August 04, 2008 | By BRENDAN RILEY Associated Press Writer | National


Obama meets Afghan president Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged steadfast aid to Afghanistan in talks Sunday with its Western-backed leader and vowed to pursue the war on terror ''with vigor'' if elected, an Afghan official said.

August 04, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Woman in W.Pa. baby mystery identified

PITTSBURGH - The woman whose body was found with her uterus cut open and who appeared to have been pregnant has been positively identified as an 18-year-old, the Allegheny County medical examiner said Sunday.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police Report - July 21

(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 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


To avoid Olympic smog, Beijing limits traffic

BEIJING - With the Olympics less than three weeks away, Beijing began restricting car use and limiting factory emissions on Sunday in a final drastic effort to clear its smog-choked skies.

August 04, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Consumers make changes — but will they last?

NEW YORK - Adrienne Radtke plans to keep riding her bike to work even if gas prices drop. Steve Pizzini got rid of his Cadillac Escalade in favor of a 16-year-old Acura and doesn't expect to have another gas-guzzler.

August 04, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


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Big-name NFL vets still looking for work in 2016

By DENNIS WASZAK JR.

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


IOC president has sports, personal links to Russia

MOSCOW - The International Olympic Committee is weighing up whether to ban Russia from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro after revelations of a ...

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


Five Eagles named to All-Sun Belt team

Georgia Southern AMR

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals ...

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


'Never a quiet day': Froome crashes but keeps yellow at Tour

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) - If Chris Froome wins the Tour de Franceon Sunday, it won't have been an easy ride to the Champs Elysees.

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

TAMPA, Florida - Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground ...

July 22, 2016 | By KEN THOMAS and ALAN SUDERMAN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Bulloch County Historical Society meeting Monday

The Bulloch County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday, presenting the program, "Georgia's Crazy Days: The Three Governors Crisis," presented by Joe ...

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Verizon to give away 250 backpacks to area children

A local business is "giving back to the community" by offering free back-to-school backpacks for area children in need.

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




WNBA fines 3 teams, players for shirts in wake of shootings

NEW YORK - Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.

July 21, 2016 | | Sports


NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for ...

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference finally is getting its own TV channel.

July 21, 2016 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian ...

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brazil nabs 10 Islamic State backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop

RIO DE JANEIRO - Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed ...

July 21, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


Lawyer: Green case could be resolved before Olympics

EAST LANSING, Mich.- An attorney for Golden State Warriors starDraymond Green says a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could ...

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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