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Afghan security chiefs knew of plot to kill Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's three top security chiefs managed to hold onto their jobs Tuesday despite admitting before parliament that they failed to prevent an attack on President Hamid Karzai even though they knew about the plot.

May 14, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


From top of the trees to top of the golf world

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The house where Lorena Ochoa grew up overlooks the swimming pool at Guadalajara Country Club, a playground paradise for a tiny, wiry girl with big dreams.

May 14, 2008 | By THERESA BRADLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China sentences 30 people — some to life — over Tibet riots

BEIJING - Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet.

May 14, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democratic senators want tougher OSHA penalties

WASHINGTON - People can get more prison time for mail fraud than for violating safety standards that can kill workers, Democratic senators said Tuesday as they called for tougher punishment for workplace fatalities and stricter enforcement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

May 14, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Washington


Mukasey calls for $550 million to fight drug smuggling

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey urged Congress Tuesday to approve more than $500 million to help fight crime in Mexico and Central America.

May 14, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed poised to cut rates; may take a break after that

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is poised to deliver another interest rate cut to millions of people and businesses this week, although that could be the last break they get for a while.

May 14, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Army recruits who get in despite bad conduct promoted faster

WASHINGTON - Soldiers who need special waivers to get into the Army because of bad behavior go AWOL more often and face more courts-martial. But they also get promoted faster and re-enlist at a higher rate, according to an internal military study obtained by The Associated Press.

May 14, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


The ‘Cat Lady of Baghdad’ battles on, saving strays of Iraq

BAGHDAD - The mission was to get Simba al-Tikriti out of Iraq and to a new life in Britain.

May 14, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says farm bill would not help with rising food prices

WASHINGTON - Members of Congress negotiating a multibillion-dollar farm bill continued to disagree Tuesday over the size of payments to wealthy farmers as President Bush renewed his call to reduce those subsidies.

May 14, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court martial witness describes shooting of unarmed Iraqi

FORT HOOD, Texas - An Army medic testified at a court-martial Tuesday that after he told his sergeant a wounded insurgent was going to die, the sergeant ordered him to suffocate the Iraqi and then killed the man himself.

May 14, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


Dog survives 8 days trapped in rubble after Colo. explosion

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - A dog was found alive and in relatively good shape after spending eight days trapped in the rubble of a building that exploded, critically injuring the pup's owner.

May 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Sudden energy crunch forces Juneau to conserve electricity

JUNEAU, Alaska - First, there was a run on energy-efficient light bulbs. When those ran out, people began asking for lamp oil. But when they started demanding clothespins in this land of mist and rain, it was clear Alaska's capital city was caught in a serious energy crunch.

May 14, 2008 | By ANNE SUTTON Associated Press Writer | National


Contaminated heparin deaths noted

WASHINGTON - The widow of a man who died after receiving contaminated heparin told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday ''we have a false sense of security'' in a land where people expect to be protected and safe.

May 14, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

May 14, 2008 | | Local


Report: S.C. teen spent day of slayings with friend

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A teen accused of killing his family spent the hours after the slayings riding four-wheelers with a friend and buying steaks for dinner, the friend's grandmother said Tuesday.

May 14, 2008 | By PETE IACOBELLI Associated Press Writer | National


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General first woman to lead top-tier command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command ...

May 13, 2016 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


End of an era

"Chicken Salad on white, tea, half sweet and half not" is how Mary Eason identifies Dr. Billy Nessmith when he walks in The Soda Shoppe ...

May 13, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local




First game ever

At 7 p.m. tonight in Johnson City, Tenn. Tormenta FC will kick off for the first time in club history.

May 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Day ties course record at Sawgrass with 63 for the lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - One birdie led to two more before Jason Day even hit his stride, and his round kept getting better until ...

May 12, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Boys get shot at state track meet

May 12, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Internet ad leads to theft arrest

A man trying to sell stolen property via the Internet didn't count on the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team catching wind of his online ...

May 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

NEW YORK - For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.

May 11, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local




Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON - Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes ...

May 10, 2016 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Job loyalty a fading trend

CHICAGO - A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it ...

May 10, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to ...

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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