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Big change for welfarist Sweden: School choice

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Schools run by private enterprise? Free iPods and laptop computers to attract students?

August 10, 2008 | By MALIN RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombings in western Indian city kill 29

AHMADABAD, India - Bombs exploded Saturday near a busy market and a hospital in a western Indian city, killing 29 people and injuring 88 a day after deadly blasts struck the southern technology hub of Bangalore.

August 10, 2008 | By R.K. MISRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iowans to congressmen: Stop immigration raids

POSTVILLE, Iowa - An immigration raid that arrested nearly 400 people in northeastern Iowa scarred a small town and tore families apart, residents said Saturday.

August 10, 2008 | By HENRY C. JACKSON By HENRY C. JACKSON | National


17 injured in NYC building's 2nd blaze in 6 weeks

NEW YORK - An explosion blew apart walls and hurt 17 people in an apartment building still recovering from a fire six weeks earlier, authorities said.

August 10, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Bermuda leader's son, a doctor, faces sex charges

LOS ANGELES - About two months ago, Dr. Kevin Antario Brown was hobnobbing with guests at a celebrity poker tournament at the Playboy Mansion, his disaster-relief medical charity the beneficiary of the lavish event.

August 10, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Rice in diplomatic race against time

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - In a global kick to the tape, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is grasping for diplomatic victories before the Bush administration's exit from the world stage in January.

August 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No angry lines of customers after bank takeover

PHOENIX - Customers of two banks closed by federal regulators were assured that every penny of their money was protected, preventing lines of angry accountholders from forming Saturday.

August 10, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


Impact on wildlife limited in Miss. River spill

NEW ORLEANS - A large fuel spill that has shut down 100 miles of the Mississippi River for four days has had a limited impact on wildlife so far, but officials are worried about fragile wetlands downstream.

August 10, 2008 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer | National


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

If you're a student of the Bible (and maybe even if you're not), the story of Joseph in the closing chapters of the book of Genesis is one you've heard before.

August 10, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Gay bias alleged in San Diego Bay shooting death

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - To police, Steven Hirschfield was violent and out of control when he clambered aboard a patrol boat sent to rescue him in the San Diego Bay during a gay pride party.

August 10, 2008 | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - July 27

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

August 10, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mo. funeral home accused of mishandled bodies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's attorney general on Friday accused a funeral home of improperly handling bodies, including one that was stored in an electrical room for 10 months without being embalmed or refrigerated.

August 10, 2008 | By CHRIS BLANK Associated Press Writer | National


Detective details confrontation with Detroit mayor

DETROIT - A detective working a criminal case against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said coincidence led him to a house to try to deliver a subpoena.

August 10, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


NYC adds double dutch to school sports calendar

NEW YORK - The popular urban street pastime called double dutch, in which competitors jump between two ropes twirled eggbeater-style, is getting more recognition, becoming an officially sanctioned sport in New York City high schools.

August 10, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


Castro fails to announce reforms as hoped during Revolution Day address

SANTIAGO, Cuba - President Raul Castro warned Washington that Cuba would stay focused on defense regardless of who wins November's presidential election, but failed to announce more changes to the communist system during a major address Saturday night.

August 10, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Mexico's Daniel Suarez sets sights on NASCAR Xfinity title

NEWTON, Iowa - Daniel Suarez had his breakout moment last weekend, holding off Kyle Busch at Michigan to become the first Mexican winner in NASCAR national ...

June 17, 2016 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Braves top Mets in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - John Gant, the rookie righty with the weird windup, earned his first big league win by beating the team that traded him ...

June 17, 2016 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Warriors limping to finish as Game 7 looms ahead

CLEVELAND (AP) - The level of tension is growing rapidly for theGolden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of ...

June 17, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Gamers redefining what it means to be an athlete

ATLANTA (AP) - Right across the street from the spaceship-looking studio where teams of video gamers are competing in a frenetic shoot-'em-up known as Counter-Strike ...

June 17, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

VIENNA - In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ...

June 17, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Large alligator captured off Tybee

ATLANTA - Authorities have reopened beaches along the Georgia coast after a large alligator spotted in the Atlantic Ocean was captured at a popular tourist spot ...

June 17, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local




Jones embracing leadership role

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - It took six years for Julio Jones to become the leader of the Atlanta Falcons' receiving group.

June 16, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Soggy start to Oakmont Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta secures first ever victory

In its first four games in franchise history, Tormenta FC didn't record a single goal.

June 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Obama embraces Orlando families

ORLANDO, Fla. - Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a ...

June 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

OAKMONT, Pa. - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at ...

June 15, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lebron, Cavs push for Game 7

CLEVELAND - LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor - and revenge - soothe and ...

June 15, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Berger to compete at Future Masters

When the sun rises Saturday morning, dozens of professional golfers will still be in the hunt as they contend for the U.S. Open in ...

June 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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