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India’s villages grow more modern — and sex-selective abortion grows more entrenched

SINGHPURA, India - Standing in front of his small brick home, in a courtyard where the dirt has been packed down by generations of barefoot children, the middle-aged mustard farmer doesn't bother to hide his exhaustion.

April 28, 2008 | By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Carter shrugs off calls from US officials and lawmakers to drop meeting with Hamas

WASHINGTON - Former President Carter said he feels ''quite at ease'' about meeting Hamas militants over the objections of Washington because the Palestinian group is essential to a future peace with Israel.

April 28, 2008 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gamble pays off for Johnson, Hendrick

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Ignore that talk about Hendrick Motorsports slipping into the pack.

April 28, 2008 | By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Eagles drop home series with App St.

Georgia Southern committed five errors and stranded seven runners in scoring position, dropping the Southern Conference series finale to Appalachian State 5-3 Sunday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles fell to 18-16 overall and 5-7 in the league.

April 28, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Immelman joins the green-jacket club

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Trevor Immelman has never felt better.

April 28, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Official: It would be a ‘cop-out’ to skip opening ceremonies at Beijing Olympics

WASHINGTON - It would be a ''cop-out'' for countries to skip the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics as a way of protesting China's crackdown in Tibet, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday.

April 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Hadley says US still has ’more work to do’ in Iraq in stemming Iran

WASHINGTON - With al-Qaida's influence diminishing in Iraq, U.S. troops have much work to do in stemming Iranian support for militias, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday.

April 28, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Huge crowd expected to greet pope at White House on Wednesday

WASHINGTON - The leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics has been to the White House only once in history. That changes this week, and President Bush is pulling out all the stops: driving out to a suburban military base to meet Pope Benedict XVI's plane, bringing a giant audience to the South Lawn and hosting a fancy East Room dinner.

April 28, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bulloch 911 operators to be honored

Bulloch County 911 operators, along with communications officers across the nation, will be recognized this week, which is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Each year this week is set aside to honor men and women who serve as public safety operators.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Dalai Lama urges vision of hope in Seattle speech but again avoids mention of Tibet crisis

SEATTLE - Still avoiding direct discussion of the situation in Tibet, the Dalai Lama on Saturday urged people to have hope for the future and to look past a century of bloodshed and toward a period of dialogue.

April 28, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


Meinhardt wine earns state honor

Ken Meinhardt of Statesboro was recently named a finalist in the 2008 Flavor of Georgia contest. Meinhardt's wine entry of Meinhardt Vineyard Southern Eagle wine earned him a trip to Atlanta, where he was judged with 37 other contestants.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Burt Glinn, award-winning photojournalist of historic Cold War moments, dead at 82

NEW YORK - Burt Glinn, a photojournalist whose images of historic moments of the Cold War include Fidel Castro's 1959 march on Havana and Nikita Khrushchev's visit to the U.S. that year, has died. He was 82.

April 28, 2008 | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Sludge tested in poor neighborhoods as lead-poisoning fix

BALTIMORE - Scientists using federal grants spread fertilizer made from human and industrial wastes on yards in poor, black neighborhoods to test whether it might protect children from lead poisoning in the soil. Families were assured the sludge was safe and were never told about any harmful ingredients.

April 28, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN and KEVIN S. VINEYS Associated Press Writers | National


Iran dismisses sabotage in deadly blast at mosque; deaths rise to 11

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian officials on Sunday ruled out an attack as the cause of an explosion that killed 11 people in the southern city of Shiraz, saying it was an accident that was likely caused by leftover ammunition.

April 28, 2008 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bloodiest week this year for US troops in Iraq ends with roadside bomb death

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clashes persisted in Shiite areas, even as the biggest Shiite militia sought to rein in its fighters.

April 27, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

LONDON - Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis' "Big Four" were all placed on the opposite side.

June 26, 2015 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: 'I'm just moving forward'

BEREA, Ohio - Jameis Winston knows there are always eyes on him - watching, dissecting and waiting for him to make a mistake.

June 26, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


4 injured after train hits truck

A train struck a truck Friday afternoon on Old River Road at Maria Sorrell Road, and the driver had to be cut from the wreckage.

June 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Nationals complete sweep of Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


U.S. faces offensive challenge in defense-minded China

OTTAWA, Ontario - The last time the United States played China in the Women's World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.

June 25, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

June 25, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

OMAHA, Neb. - Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for theVirginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.

June 25, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking ofconcussions.

June 25, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Police report - 6-26-15; A man and a woman reported a forced-entry burglary.

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.

June 25, 2015 | | Police Report


US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON - Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.

June 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

June 25, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local




Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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