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Thai prime minister declares emergency in capital

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister declared a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok on Tuesday after a week of political tension exploded into violent street clashes between supporters and opponents of the government that left one person dead.

September 17, 2008 | By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Muslim pilot from Pa. allowed to resume flying

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A commercial airline pilot who alleges his job was threatened because his name was on a secret terrorist watch list is being allowed to resume flying, according to a letter his lawyers released Tuesday. The pilot claims he was put on the list because he is Muslim.

September 17, 2008 | By PETER JACKSON Associated Press Writer | National


New Orleans mayor: Please don’t come home yet

NEW ORLEANS - Anxious evacuees across the country clamored to come home Tuesday after Hurricane Gustav largely spared New Orleans and southern Louisiana, but were cautioned to wait for the restoration of power and other critical services knocked out by the storm.

September 17, 2008 | By ROBERT TANNER and VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Smoking riskier to women’s hearts than men’s

MUNICH, Germany - Women typically get heart disease much later than men, but not if they smoke, researchers said Tuesday.

September 17, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Video highlights - GSU vs Georgia

Video highlights - GSU vs UGA on Saturday, August 30

September 17, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern Highlights


Judge won’t stop Detroit mayor’s removal hearing

DETROIT - A judge on Tuesday refused to block a hearing that could force Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office, putting the governor in control of the mayor's political fate and adding pressure on him to settle two criminal cases.

September 17, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Last day at Splash; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September 17, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Baghdad touched by war even as security takes hold

BAGHDAD - Salam Dawood sat in his car stuck in traffic. A mother and her two sons shuffled among the vehicles, begging for money when a roadside bomb exploded.

September 17, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gustav revives question: Is New Orleans worth it?

WASHINGTON - Those who love New Orleans say Hurricane Gustav is proof that the billions of dollars spent to protect the city and bring it back to life after the devastating 2005 storm season was worth it.

September 17, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pakistan politics testy ahead of presidential vote

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan prosecutors confirmed Tuesday they were pressing ahead with corruption cases against opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, a move his supporters said was aimed at further sidelining Sharif's party ahead of presidential elections.

September 17, 2008 | By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian military mounts mammoth flood rescue effort

SAHARSA DISTRICT, India - Hungry villagers rioted, desperate families swam for their lives and chaos spread across a wide swath of flooded plains in northern India Tuesday as authorities mounted one of the country's largest relief efforts.

September 17, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oil prices plunge as Gustav dissipates

NEW YORK - Oil prices plunged to the lowest level in five months Tuesday, falling to within sight of $100 a barrel on signs that Hurricane Gustav only grazed U.S. energy infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico.

September 17, 2008 | By STEVENSON JACOBS Associated Press Writer | National


Putin vows ’an answer’ to NATO ships near Georgia

MOSCOW - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will respond calmly to an increase in NATO ships in the Black Sea in the aftermath of the short war with Georgia, but promised that ''there will be an answer.''

September 17, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 9/3

Bill Cosby said, "Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing."

September 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 9/3

Your new and more ambitious, no-nonsense approach to life will enable you to accomplish far more than you ever thought possible. Once you set your mind to something, there will be no holding you back.

September 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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