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Lawmakers head home after impasse on gas prices

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers sped for the exits Friday as Congress was to begin a five-week recess after a summer session noteworthy for bitter partisanship and paralysis on the issue topmost in the minds of many voters: the cost of gasoline.

August 16, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Chinese cheered by eclipse a week before Olympics

XI'AN, China - Finally, China had an act of nature it could celebrate.

August 16, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Bulloch Schools' Open House; Phil and Jake go to the Tattoo Parlor

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, August 1, 2008

August 16, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bridge 8/2

Most marquee bridge players write at least one book. This usually contains famous deals involving this player. But a new book, written over a span of 15 years by Bobby Wolff, "The Lone Wolff" (Master Point Press), bucks this trend. It contains only five deals in which Wolff participated. Instead, Wolff gives an insider look at bridge organizers and organizations. He also spends a lot of time denigrating cheating and wishing that the powers could do even more to stamp it out. The book is not without flaws, but makes interesting reading.

August 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/2

Owing to favorable outside influences, situations that you were unable to control in the past look to be more manageable in the year ahead. You'll now be able to put some of your aggressive plans into action.

August 16, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 76-year-old man in relatively good health. Would you please clarify the value (or lack thereof) of tea? Because of a previous belief that all tea, especially green tea, was beneficial, I began drinking all types of it instead of coffee. I subsequently read that tea inhibits the absorption of iron. This was the case with me. When I went to donate blood, my iron count was too low to donate. I stopped drinking tea and took iron pills for a while. My blood count returned to normal.

August 16, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Graffiti vandals turn violent in LA

LOS ANGELES - One man got stabbed. Another got shot in the chest. A 6-year-old boy was temporarily blinded when he was spray-painted in the face.

August 16, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Suspect in 5 anthrax-letter deaths kills self

WASHINGTON - Anthrax-laced letters that killed five people and severely rattled the post-9/11 nation may have been part of an Army scientist's warped plan to test his cure for the deadly toxin, officials said Friday. The brilliant but troubled scientist committed suicide this week, knowing prosecutors were closing in.

August 16, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writers | Washington


Jobless rate climbs as 51,000 jobs vanish

WASHINGTON - Stores, factories and other businesses large and small showed workers the door last month, sending unemployment to its highest rate in four years and adding to the evidence an economic recovery remains far off.

August 16, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Yahoo board emerges unscathed from annual meeting

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc.'s board emerged largely unscathed from the Internet company's annual meeting Friday as a subdued crowd of shareholders raised few questions about the directors' rejection of Microsoft Corp.'s $47.5 billion takeover bid.

August 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 8/2

DEAR ABBY: I have been depressed for years, and at times I cut myself. My mother sent me to counseling, but it didn't help much.

August 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Netanyahu calls for early Israeli elections

JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu, a hard-liner on territorial concessions to the Arabs, called Thursday for early Israeli elections a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he will resign over a corruption scandal.

August 15, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian protests against barrier turn savvy

NAALIN, West Bank - A Palestinian teen tracks Israeli troops with a video camera to document abuse of demonstrators.

August 15, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Govt loves its cars, all 642,233 of ’em

WASHINGTON - Americans love their cars, and so apparently does Uncle Sam. He's got 642,233 of them.

August 15, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Drug gives couch potato mice benefits of a workout

NEW YORK - Here's a couch potato's dream: What if a drug could help you gain some of the benefits of exercise without working up a sweat?

August 15, 2008 | By MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


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Lawyer: Green case could be resolved before Olympics

EAST LANSING, Mich.- An attorney for Golden State Warriors starDraymond Green says a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could ...

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Trump: 'Safety will be restored"

CLEVELAND - In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that "safety will be restored" if he is elected president, using his ...

July 21, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW | Associated Press


Trump's VP pick taking the stage

CLEVELAND - Straining to shore up Republican unity, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will urge conservatives to shed their unease about Donald Trump Wednesday night as he ...

July 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press


Earnhardt Jr. to miss 2 more races, replaced by Jeff Gordon

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted ...

July 20, 2016 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


QB questions the last thing teams need in training camp

One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback. They all want an Aaron Rodgers, Eli ...

July 20, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Braves drop series in match of NL-worst teams

CINCINNATI - Anthony DeSclafani is giving the Reds what they've missed most of the season.

July 20, 2016 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Trump triumphs as GOP nominee

CLEVELAND - United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman's stunning takeover of the GOP and ...

July 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Local




10 officers killed by attackers in 10 days

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - Fresh out of the police academy, Matthew Gerald was so proud to bring his cruiser home that he stood in the driveway ...

July 18, 2016 | By KEVIN McGILL, CAIN BURDEAU and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

CLEVELAND - After a harsh primary, Donald Trump's general election campaign officially opened with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump, who ...

July 18, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Understanding Florida's algae crisis

STUART, Fla. - The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from ...

July 18, 2016 | By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press


Peyton? Retired. Coughlin? Resigned. Rams? In LA

Peyton Manning is retired. Tom Coughlin is gone. Heck, the Rams no longer are in St. Louis.

July 18, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Russia's participation in Rio uncertain after doping report

A scathing report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation's entire team to be sidelined from the Summer ...

July 18, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the ...

July 18, 2016 | By JUAN LOZANO Associated Press | Sports


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