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Bush says US not seeking military power in Africa or showdown with China

ACCRA, Ghana - In a country teeming with resources the world covets, President Bush sought Wednesday to soothe African fears about American interests on the continent. He said the U.S. isn't aiming to make Africa into a base for greater military power or a proxy battleground with China.

March 06, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian official suggests a Kosovo-like declaration of independence

RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinians should follow Kosovo's example and unilaterally declare independence if peace talks with Israel fail, a senior Palestinian official said Wednesday, but the Palestinian president said the proposal was premature.

March 06, 2008 | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Al-Sadr threatens to end cease-fire as funeral held for slain police

BAGHDAD - Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr may let a six-month cease-fire expire as soon as Saturday, a move that could send his Shiite militia fighters back to the streets and jeopardize security gains that have led to a sharp decline in violence.

March 06, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Darfur refugees trapped by government offensive, say rebels, aid workers

CAIRO, Egypt - A fresh Sudanese offensive by government soldiers and Arab militiamen against Darfur rebels has trapped thousands of refugees along the Chadian border, the rebels and humanitarian workers said Wednesday.

March 06, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NATO peacekeepers close off roads between Kosovo and Serbia amid more protests

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo - NATO peacekeepers reopened two demolished border checkpoints between Serbia and northern Kosovo Wednesday as thousands of Serbs protested Kosovo's independence.

March 06, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Germany’s Merkel presses Liechtenstein PM for help in tax-evasion probe

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed the prime minister of tiny Liechtenstein on Wednesday for assistance in a large-scale tax-evasion investigation targeting hundreds of German citizens.

March 06, 2008 | By GEIR MOULSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed downgrades forecast of future economic activity

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered its projection for economic growth this year, citing damage from the double blows of a housing slump and credit crunch. It said it also expects higher unemployment and inflation.

March 06, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Miami’s Little Havana mostly quiet as news of Castro’s resignation spreads

MIAMI - There was little dancing in the streets, no widespread celebration. In Little Havana, the heart of the Cuban exile community, the long-awaited news that Cuban President Fidel Castro resigned brought only muted glee - and a feeling that little would change for the communist island many had fled.

March 05, 2008 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Writer | National


Man who crashed into crowd watching race on Md. highway tried to stop, guardian says

WALDORF, Md. - A man who drove his car into a crowd of street-racing fans tried to stop by slamming on the brakes and is traumatized by the tragedy that left eight people dead, his guardian said Tuesday.

March 05, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Total eclipse of moon occurs Wednesday night; last chance to see one until December 2010

LOS ANGELES - The last total lunar eclipse until 2010 occurs Wednesday night, with cameo appearances by Saturn and the bright star Regulus on either side of the veiled full moon.

March 05, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


At genocide site, Bush urges world action to stop bloodshed in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda - On ground haunted by one of the worst atrocities of modern times, President Bush pleaded with the global community Tuesday for decisive action to stop grisly violence in African nations like Kenya and Sudan.

March 05, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, North Korean envoys meet in Beijing in attempt to revive disarmament process

INCHEON, South Korea - North Korea and U.S. negotiators met Tuesday for the first time in two months with Pyongyang expressing interest in resuming the stalled process to eliminate its nuclear programs, the main U.S. envoy said.

March 05, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kosovo Serbs set border checkpoints on fire to protest Kosovo independence

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo - Thousands of Serbs chanting ''Kosovo is Serbia'' marched Tuesday to a bridge dividing them from ethnic Albanians while others torched U.N. border checkpoints and cars to protest Kosovo's declaration of independence.

March 05, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Trial delayed until March for 2 Iraqi officials accused of abetting kidnappings and killings

BAGHDAD - The trial of two former Iraqi officials accused of letting Shiite militiamen use ambulances and hospitals to kidnap and kill rivals was delayed Tuesday because prosecution witnesses failed to show up, judicial officials said.

March 05, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fidel Castro resigns Cuban presidency after nearly half-century in power

HAVANA - Fidel Castro, ailing and 81, announced Tuesday he was resigning as Cuba's president, ending a half-century of autocratic rule which made him a communist icon and a relentless opponent of U.S. policy around the globe.

March 05, 2008 | By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Local Roundup: Blue Devils fall in overtime

RICHMOND HILL - The Statesboro Blue Devils suffered their first region loss of the season as they were knocked off in overtime at Richmond Hill, 63-56.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Portal rebounds

PORTAL - Facing a Johnson County squad from the opposite side of the always-competitive Region 3-A, the Portal Panthers were in no mood to take prisoners.

December 16, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Grantham: 'No big deal' to face UGA

ATLANTA - Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is proud of the job he did at Georgia and that facing the Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl is no big deal.

December 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Hawks out to prove they're the real deal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.

December 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Messes of the masses

After some reflection I've concluded that a goodly portion of my life has been consumed with picking up stuff.

December 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents

Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Watchdog: 1-year delay possible at Ga. nuke plant

ATLANTA - Finishing a nuclear power plant in Georgia may take almost a year longer than expected, a government monitor said Tuesday in testimony that raises the possibility of a delay costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

December 16, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Guido Gardens Nights of Lights to begin Thursday

The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.

December 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over.

December 16, 2014 | By RIAZ KAHN Associated Press | Associated Press


Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

December 16, 2014 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press | Associated Press


12 things you should never give your wife for Christmas

Are you one of those men that wait until Christmas Eve to buy your wife's gift? She probably has had your gift for weeks, and it is already wrapped and placed under the tree, but you just can't figure out what to get her. While I can't tell you the perfect gift to give your wife, I can tell you what NOT to give her. I must mention that while the following list is pretty accurate, everyone is different. You may have a gourmet chef as your wife, so some fancy frying pan is just what she ...

December 16, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI Deseret News National | Hot topics


What's in a name? Why Mary is disappearing

They're the most familiar names at this time of year, but Mary and Joseph are disappearing from the cultural landscape as quickly as Santa's sleigh at daybreak.

December 16, 2014 | By JENNIFER GRAHAM | Hot topics


Avoid the red this Christmas: 13 ways to save money during the season

A recent survey by SunTrust Banks found nearly 40 percent of consumers feel pressured to spend more than they can afford this holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | By DEBORAH SUTTON Deseret News National | Hot topics


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