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Oil sets new trading record above $147 a barrel

NEW YORK - It's only July, but it might be time to start loading up on blankets and sweaters. Oil spiked to a new trading record as hostilities rise between the West and Iran - raising the likelihood that this winter's heating bills will be the priciest yet.

July 26, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | Local


Astrograph 7/12

Conditions look more favorable than usual for you in the year ahead, so make the most out of the hand dealt to you. For most Cancer natives, it might mean generating a better lifestyle - a new romance, a better job or simply, a happier you.

July 26, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/12

DEAR ABBY: I went through a bitter divorce a few years ago after my wife, "Cassie," had an affair. During the divorce I confided a lot in Cassie's sister, "Lisa." We had always been close friends, but one thing led to another.

July 26, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Barak hints at Israel’s readiness to strike Iran

JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister hinted Thursday that Israel was ready to attack Iran's nuclear program, saying it didn't balk before ''when its vital security interests'' were at stake.

July 25, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Governors call for boost in home heating aid

BOSTON - Governors from across New England, warning that some families may have to choose between food or warmth this winter, have called for a sharp boost in federal home heating aid.

July 25, 2008 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | National


Christie Brinkley settles NY divorce case

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the former supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children.

July 25, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Warren Jeffs back in Arizona jail, official says

LAS VEGAS - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was back in an Arizona jail cell Thursday, amid lingering questions about what prompted his hospitalization in Las Vegas for treatment of a ''weakened state of health,'' a sheriff's official said.

July 25, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Atlanta courthouse shooting trial begins

ATLANTA - The man accused of a courthouse shooting rampage that left four people dead pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday as his trial began amid high security, more than three years after prosecutors say he confessed in the killings.

July 25, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Increasingly popular caviar raises health concerns

SMITHLAND, Ky. - The buzz of an outboard motor sends pelicans skyward as Charlie Hopkins' skiff glides along the Ohio River to paddlefish nets placed beneath the murky surface.

July 25, 2008 | By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: An American life worth less today

WASHINGTON - It's not just the American dollar that's losing value. A government agency has decided that an American life isn't worth what it used to be.

July 25, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


In tucked-away Tulum, battle rages for one of Mexico’s still untouched beaches

MEXICO CITY - The soldiers seemed out of place in paradise.

July 25, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Senate OKs promotions of Iraq generals

WASHINGTON - Notwithstanding months of partisan wrangling in Congress over the Iraq war, the Senate Thursday handily confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the top commander in the Middle East and Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno to replace Petraeus as the chief military officer in Iraq.

July 25, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Flames force Calif. residents to flee — again

OROVILLE, Calif. - Firefighters worked overnight to keep flames from reaching more homes after a lightning-sparked wildfire advanced early Thursday in California's Sierra Nevada foothills.

July 25, 2008 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Yahoo opens search toolkit in quest for more ads

SAN FRANCISCO - Having fallen so far behind Google Inc. that it became a takeover target, Yahoo Inc. is banking on the creativity of other Web developers to help preserve its independence and regain ground in the lucrative Internet search advertising market.

July 25, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


Dallas police find cocaine in car used by officers

DALLAS - Police didn't have to go far to find $400,000 worth of cocaine - it was in an undercover car they'd been driving for two months.

July 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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Braves drop slugfest to Nats

ATLANTA - Ryan Zimmerman homered among his three hits in his return from the disabled list, and the Washington Nationals used an eight-run fourth inning to ...

August 20, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Flood-weary Louisiana cleans house

ST. AMANT, La. - Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so ...

August 20, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH - Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has ...

August 20, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




Bulloch Academy scores first win of '16

Bulloch Academy was looking for their first win of the season after tying Memorial Day School in Garden City last Friday night, and they did ...

August 19, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS | Prep Sports 360


Screven County looks to get over second round hump

30 minutes northeast of Bulloch County lies Screven County, whose county seat, Sylvania, has a population a tenth the size of Statesboro.

August 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Shooting for three: US reach gold medal game for third straight Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team is still a little better than Spain.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kim jumps to big lead at Wyndham championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rams' Todd Gurley set for preseason debut

IRVINE, Calif. - Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley thought he saw New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia on Thursday, only for teammates to convince ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia star Chubb gains confidence in comeback

ATHENS, Ga. - It was not just another scrimmage for Nick Chubb.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with theNFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


MLB may consider limits on pitching changes, shifts

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Trump touring Louisiana flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. - Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate ...

August 19, 2016 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Hundreds mourn slain Georgia police officer

EASTMAN - Hundreds of people - including law officers from around Georgia and the nation - mourned a slain Georgia police officer whose funeral was moved to a ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local




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