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House investigators want Bush administration documents about overseas contracting loophole

WASHINGTON - House Democrats demanded documents Thursday about a multibillion-dollar overseas contracting loophole to track down how - and why - the Bush administration slipped it into plans to protect taxpayer money.

April 05, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gates discusses US troop proposals for Iraq, including expected summer pause in drawdown

WASHINGTON - Top U.S. military leaders presented Defense Secretary Robert Gates with their strategy for future force levels in Iraq Thursday, including expected recommendations for a pause in troop cuts for as much as six weeks later this summer.

April 05, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


State Department warns American spectators at Olympics not to expect privacy

WASHINGTON - The State Department is advising Americans planning to attend the Olympic Games in Beijing to take care and be mindful that they could be under surveillance.

April 05, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Science and Bible agree: Its better to give than to receive

WASHINGTON - The Bible counsels misers that it's better to give than to receive.

April 05, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | National


Investment houses borrow billions from Fed’s emergency lending program

WASHINGTON - Big Wall Street investment companies are taking advantage of the Federal Reserve's unprecedented offer to secure emergency loans, the central bank reported Thursday.

April 05, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


House speaker meets with Dalai Lama, urges world to denounce China’s crackdown

DHARMSALA, India - Walking arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, the U.S. House speaker lent her support Friday to the Tibetan cause, calling China's crackdown in Tibet ''a challenge to the conscience of the world.''

April 05, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New girls school in Afghanistan is part of NATO strategy

DEH HASSAN, Afghanistan - The girl flashed a shy smile from under her white head scarf and stepped to the front of the class when the headmaster asked who could find Afghanistan on the map of the world.

April 05, 2008 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After repeated clashes with China, Taiwanese voters look for a quiet spell

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Ma Ying-jeou isn't a charismatic figure. He calms rather than inspires. He's a soft spoken administrator who promises to govern by consultation.

April 05, 2008 | By ANNIE HUANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Car bombing strikes Spain after warning call from Basque separatists

MADRID, Spain - A car bomb exploded Friday outside a police station in Spain's northern Rioja region after a warning call from the Basque separatist group ETA, police said. One officer was slightly injured.

April 05, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Christian pilgrims mark Good Friday in Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM - Thousands of Christians from all over the world crowded the stone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City to mark Good Friday, retracing the route the Bible says Jesus took to his crucifixion.

April 05, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sarkozy says French military will modestly reduce nuclear arsenal to less than 300 warheads

CHERBOURG, France - President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a modest cut Friday in France's nuclear arsenal, to fewer than 300 warheads, and urged China and the United States to commit to no more weapons tests.

April 05, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi security forces reported in battle with Shiite militia fighters southeast of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces clashed with Shiite militia fighters southeast of Baghdad on Friday, the second day of fighting that killed at least two police officers and two gunmen, police said.

April 05, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas says Palestinian reconciliation talks in Yemen extended through Saturday

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have been extended through Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.

April 05, 2008 | By DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Economy forces some children to move home with parents — even in middle age

MILWAUKEE - After being laid off from her job as an events planner at an upscale resort, Jo Ann Bauer struggled financially. She worked at several lower-paying jobs, relocated to a new city and even declared bankruptcy.

April 05, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX AP Business Writer | National


16 dead as Midwesterners eye rising rivers; snow cancels hundreds of flights at O’Hare

FENTON, Mo. - Flood-weary Midwesterners fought Friday to save their homes and businesses from rivers spilling over their banks after rainstorms blamed for at least 16 deaths moved through the region.

April 05, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | National


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Top seed ousted from College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech ...

June 21, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor life: Out of town fishing adventure

It will come as no great surprise to the regular readers of this column that I recently went on a fishing trip. Yep, I decided ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Right penalty, wrong delivery

OAKMONT, Pa. - As different as they are, the Masters and U.S. Open had two things in common this year.

June 21, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON - A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County Correctional Institute named best in state

The Bulloch County Correctional Institute was named best in the state during a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




A sweet celebration

A milestone few live to see was recognized Tuesday at Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation when resident Sugar Pryor celebrated her 107th birthday with family ...

June 20, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Treat Dad to a home-cooked meal

In my book, cooking a meal for someone you love is one of the greatest expressions of care and appreciation. In the South, we've ...

June 20, 2016 | | Life


911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that ...

June 20, 2016 | | Associated Press


Divided Senate hits gridlock on guns

WASHINGTON - A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on ...

June 20, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump to longtime campaign manager: You're fired

NEW YORK - Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and

June 20, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


8 arrested in Park Place fight

Statesboro police arrested eight people Saturday after responding to a reported fight at Park Place Apartments.

June 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


US: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

HOUSTON (AP) - American players maintained over and over that playing Argentinaand Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal ...

June 20, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rio's new subway line is running out of time before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Two construction workers chatted while applying white grout to the walls of a new subway tunnel one recent day, their voices and ...

June 20, 2016 | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press | Sports


Cavalier coronation

CLEVELAND - More tears. Only this time, tears of joy.

June 20, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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