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AP Enterprise: Disease hunter scours Florida coast to thwart next outbreak from imported pets

As the rising sun danced across Florida's coastal waters, government workers in shorts and T-shirts knelt in a grassy island field and plucked wriggling rats from traps laid the night before.

December 18, 2006 | By MARGARET EBRAHIM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sharpton, Jackson visit NYC block where police killed groom hours before his wedding

NEW YORK - Police committed a crime when they killed an unarmed bridegroom as the man left his bachelor party, civil rights activist Al Sharpton said Wednesday, noting that one officer reloaded during the 50-shot barrage.

December 18, 2006 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Authorities find traces of radiation on two British Airways jets

LONDON - Officials found traces of radiation on two British Airways jets, and the airline appealed Wednesday to tens of thousands of passengers who flew to Moscow or other cities to come forward - the latest twist in the inquiry into the poisoning death of a former Russian spy.

December 18, 2006 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ford says 38,000 have accepted buyout or early retirement offers

DETROIT - Almost half of Ford Motor Co.'s hourly production workers - 38,000 so far this year - have accepted buyouts or early retirement offers as the nation's second biggest automaker shrinks in the face of multibillion-dollar losses and fierce competition from Asian carmakers.

December 18, 2006 | By SVEN GUSTAFSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush-Al-Maliki meeting postponed for a day

AMMAN, Jordan - President Bush's high-stakes summit with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was put off Wednesday amid political unrest in Baghdad and public disclosure of U.S. doubts about the Iraqi leader's capacity to control sectarian warfare.

December 18, 2006 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Recent sea lion attacks in California challenge animal’s cuddly and playful image

SAN FRANCISCO - Tourists flock to Fisherman's Wharf for the seafood and the stunning views of San Francisco Bay, but for many visitors, the real stars are the dozens of playful, whiskered sea lions that lounge by the water's edge, gulping down fish.

December 18, 2006 | By MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pope condemns religious violence, Muslim cleric warns of growing ’Islamophobia’

ANKARA, Turkey - Pope Benedict XVI urged leaders of all religions Tuesday to ''utterly refuse'' to support any form of violence in the name of faith, while Turkey's top Muslim cleric complained to the pontiff of growing ''Islamophobia'' in the world.

December 18, 2006 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Witnesses detail immolation attack on six Sunnis in Baghdad last week

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The attack on the small Mustafa Sunni mosque began as worshippers were finishing Friday midday prayers. About 50 unarmed men, many in black uniforms and some wearing ski masks, walked through the district chanting ''We are the Mahdi Army, shield of the Shiites.''

December 18, 2006 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush says U.S. won’t quit Iraq until ‘‘mission complete,’’ asks more help in Afghanistan

RIGA, Latvia - Under intense pressure to change course, President Bush on Tuesday rejected suggestions Iraq has fallen into civil war and vowed not to pull U.S. troops out ''until the mission is complete.''

December 18, 2006 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Nation


10 killed in group home fire in southwest Missouri; 24 others treated as cause sought

ANDERSON, Mo. - An early morning fire broke out in a group home for the elderly and mentally ill Monday, killing 10 people and injuring two dozen others in a blaze that the governor said was being treated as a crime.

December 18, 2006 | By MARCUS KABEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Shoppers face generous discounts as online shopping season kicks off Monday

NEW YORK - After jamming malls on Friday for discounted flat-screen TVs and toys, shoppers clicked onto their computers at work Monday as retailers ushered in the start of the online shopping season with bargains and marketing hype.

December 18, 2006 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Al-Maliki camp expects Bush to talk about speeding security handover

BAGHDAD, Iraq - President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will discuss a speedier hand-over of security control to Iraqi forces as a prelude to the start of a U.S. withdrawal when they meet in Jordan this week, top Iraqi government officials said Monday.

December 18, 2006 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Lawsuit filed to halt tree harvest at Cypress Lake

STATESBORO - Environmentalists have sued to halt logging of cypress and other trees growing in a privately owned lake, arguing the Army Corps of Engineers wrongly determined no permit was required.

December 18, 2006 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Our Views – Coach VanGorder needs to look in mirror to improve team in 2007

Georgia Southern's football season of discontent ended Saturday the same way it began on Sept. 9 – with a loss to an opponent that would not have competed with previous Eagle teams. But except for the uniforms, the 2006 version of Georgia Southern football was not remotely similar to past teams. And nowhere was that more evident than in the ultimate judge of every GSU season: wins and losses. The 3-8 record was the worst since Erk Russell resurrected the program in 1982.

December 18, 2006 | | Letters To The Editor


BA sweeps Briarwood in hoops action

The Bulloch Academy boys basketball team finished off a sweep of Briarwood Thursday night with a 44-37 win over the Buccaneers.

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


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Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

WASHINGTON - A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

April 22, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Man-made wetlands filter stormwater at port

SAVANNAH - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.

April 22, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

April 22, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The day a dream came to Statesboro — Zaxby's

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April 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Operation American Spring set for May 16

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April 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


SoCon champs

PINEHURST, N.C. – Hayden Anderson aced the par-3 ninth hole with a 5-iron to spark a Georgia Southern run, and the Eagles held off Chattanooga by a stroke to claim the Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship Tuesday at National Golf Club.

April 22, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Fire consumes pickup truck, cabinets

A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




The Ten Commandments Today: Stealing in a digital age

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the eighth commandment: "Thou shalt not steal."

April 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL DE GROOTE Deseret News | The Ten Today


Masked men invade home

A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU again named ‘Green College’

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Tobacco Writer | Life


Little-known heart procedure could save hundreds of children

A new procedure is available to help infants with a heart defect that affects hundreds of children yearly. But because the Food and Drug Administration doesn't recognize the procedure, few families know about its usefulness and health benefits.

April 22, 2014 | By JOSH FURLONG Deseret News National | World


Lucey is tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

DES MOINES, Iowa - Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

April 22, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press | World


Gattis homers in 10th, Braves beat Marlins 4-2

ATLANTA - Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night.

April 21, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


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