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Man at center of Las Vegas ricin case arrested, charged

LAS VEGAS - A man who authorities believe was sickened by the deadly toxin ricin was arrested Wednesday on federal charges after he was released from a hospital.

May 01, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National

NYC’s calories-on-menus law upheld

NEW YORK - A federal judge on Wednesday upheld a city regulation requiring calories to be posted on the menu boards of some chain restaurants, calling the rule a reasonable approach to health officials' goal of reducing obesity.

May 01, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National

Deadlocked jury forces 2nd mistrial in Miami terrorism case

MIAMI - A federal judge declared another mistrial Wednesday against six men accused of plotting to spark an anti-government war by toppling Chicago's Sears Tower and bombing FBI offices.

May 01, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National

Bridge 4/17

French physiologist Claude Bernard said, "A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof that it furnishes."

May 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Ex-Newark mayor and mistress convicted in corruption trial

NEWARK, N.J. - A federal jury convicted ex-Mayor Sharpe James and his former mistress Wednesday of corruption stemming from the cut-rate sale of city land.

May 01, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer | National

Immigration agents raid Pilgrim’s Pride plants

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas - Federal immigration agents raided Pilgrim's Pride poultry plants in five states Wednesday in a crackdown on an alleged scam to provide fake identification for illegal immigrant workers, authorities said.

May 01, 2008 | By ANABELLE GARAY Associated Press Writer | National

Police arrest 36 people in troubled Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police arrested 36 people and accused them of attempting to violently enforce a nationwide strike called by Zimbabwe's opposition to press for the release of presidential election results, authorities said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Survivors of Congo plane crash describe frantic escape

GOMA, Congo - The pilot of a jetliner that rammed into a bustling market killing at least 40 people had tried to stop the plane but couldn't because the runway was too short, survivors said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National

AP photographer freed by US military after 2 years

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military released Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein on Wednesday after holding him for more than two years without filing formal charges.

May 01, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Olympic torch run has sparse Pakistani crowd, tight security

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Runners carried the Olympic flame around the outside of a sports stadium Wednesday - an invitation-only event in front of an elite, sparse crowd with heavy security to deter any anti-China protesters or terrorist attacks.

May 01, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

86-year-old charged with Nazi-era killings in Netherlands

BERLIN - An 86-year-old man who acted as a hit man for a Nazi death squad that executed Dutch civilians during World War II has been charged with three counts of murder, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bush revises strategy on curbing greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON - Revising his stance on global warming, President Bush on Wednesday proposed a new target for stopping the growth of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

May 01, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writers | Washington

Seemingly divided court considers death for child rapists

WASHINGTON - Proponents and opponents of imposing the death penalty for rape of a child underwent intense questioning Wednesday from a seemingly divided Supreme Court.

May 01, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bush, big White House crowd greet pope on his birthday

WASHINGTON - An enthralled South Lawn crowd of more than 13,500 sang ''Happy Birthday'' to Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday - twice - and President Bush said that the first papal White House visit in 29 years was a reminder for Americans to ''distinguish between simple right and wrong.''

May 01, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Diamond Eagles host Tech

Georgia Southern University concludes a five-game homestand this afternoon, playing host to Georgia Tech at J.I. Clements Stadium.

May 01, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

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Georgia probation rate highest in US

ATLANTA - Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state's criminal justice reform ...

November 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Despite Volkswagen loss, Brunswick port plans for auto boom

SAVANNAH - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of ...

November 21, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Harvick primed to defend NASCAR championship at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Go ahead, just try and wrestle the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship away from Kevin Harvick.

November 21, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR

GHSA shakes things up, adds another classification

Recently, the Georgia High School Association released its preliminary breakdowns of classifications for the 2016-18 seasons.

November 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Jackets set to tip off season

It's a new year and a new season for Southeast Bulloch baseketball. Both teams worked hard in the offseason and now it's time ...

November 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Sports

FBI head: No 'credible' threat to US after Paris attacks

WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have ...

November 20, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Associated Press

Airstrikes hurt IS oil infrastructure

BEIRUT - The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group's oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil ...

November 20, 2015 | By ZEINA KARAM and SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press | Associated Press

Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store ...

November 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming ...

November 19, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press

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