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US court won’t resurrect lawsuit in CIA leak case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Tuesday it would not resurrect a lawsuit that former CIA operative Valerie Plame brought against members of the Bush administration.

August 27, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Budget deficit soars to $102.8 billion in July

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit soared in July, pushed higher by economic stimulus payments and $15 billion in outlays to protect depositors at failed banks.

August 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Kids’ baseball teams going farther, get younger

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - One inning at a time, Brady Kemp is getting closer to his dream of playing for the Atlanta Braves. He has endured numbing road trips to no-name ballparks and crashed in small-town motels after late games.

August 27, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Flight attendant claims pastor’s wife attacked her

HOUSTON - A flight attendant suing the wife of megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen told a jury Tuesday she was simply doing her job when she was attacked without provocation.

August 27, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Gay marriage ruling secures chief justice’s legacy

SAN FRANCISCO - California Chief Justice Ronald George has spent more than half his life cultivating an image of a cautious jurist and earning a reputation as a politically skilled court administrator.

August 27, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Coup leader gets presidential powers in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - The military junta that overthrew Mauritania's government last week adopted a law Tuesday transferring the power of the presidency to the head of the junta.

August 27, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar gem merchants dismiss US embargo threat

YANGON, Myanmar - Thousands of sapphires, rubies, diamonds, emeralds, jade and other gems glitter in long glass display cases as merchants haggle with professional buyers - most of them foreigners - and tourists.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Judge rules Detroit mayor didn’t violate bond

DETROIT - In his third trip to court in a week, embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick won a judge's agreement Tuesday that he didn't violate conditions of his bail in an assault case by visiting with his sister.

August 27, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


8-year-old guitar wiz has reason to play the blues

ELKHORN, Wis. - When Tallan ''T-Man'' Latz was 5, he saw Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV. ''I turned around to my dad and said, 'That's exactly what I want to do.'''

August 27, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Father, 8-year-old son hurt in Tenn. bear attack

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An 8-year-old Florida boy and his father were mauled by a black bear that pounced on the boy in a creek without provocation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, authorities said Tuesday.

August 27, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Governor escapes injury in suicide blast

BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber blasted an Iraqi convoy north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two people but narrowly missing a provincial governor in the second suicide attack by a woman in Diyala province in as many days.

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


Allison looks to improve things at Chatty

No doubt it's been a rough road for the Chattanooga Mocs, who've only had one winning season in the last decade - a 6-5 mark in 2005. You have to go back even further to find the last time the Mocs had a winning record in Southern Conference play, a 4-3 finish in 1991. In total, the program's won just five games over the past two seasons. But luckily for Rodney Allison, the Mocs' coach since 2003, his new boss is understanding. UTC athletic director Rick Hart came to Chattanooga in 2006, and after two losing seasons he ...

August 27, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO Special to the Herald | Georgia Southern


Georgian village bombed as fighting neared an end

RUISI, Georgia - Living near a conflict zone has taught 70-year-old Vakhtang Chkhekvadze to sense danger.

August 27, 2008 | By SERGEI GRITS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Parents charged in starvation death sue Philly

PHILADELPHIA - The parents charged in the starvation death of their bedridden daughter have sued the city, alleging that dangerous and reckless actions by several municipal employees and contract workers contributed to the girl's death.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Settlements reached in Chicago clergy abuse cases

CHICAGO - The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday it had agreed to pay more than $12.6 million to settle lawsuits by 16 people who accused priests of sexual abuse.

August 27, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


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SEB splits meet, falls to Islands in three sets

SEB split their volleyball games Thursday night, dropping their first game to Islands High School 25-22, 19-25, 21-25 and coming back to win the second ...

August 18, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Looking beyond the home team in Olympic basketball coverage

NEW YORK (AP) - In Rio and any other Olympics, broadcasters are frequently criticized for a concentration on a home nation's athletes that causes it ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bello, Na share Wyndham lead at -7

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Rested after the Rio Olympics, Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday in the Wyndham Championship for a share of ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US beats France 86-67 to advance to finals

RIO DE JANEIRO - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart to retire in June 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men's and women ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brazilian police: Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and ...

August 18, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE, PETER PRENGAMAN and LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteers sought in Zika battle

WASHINGTON - Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.

August 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Dr. Laurie B. Mascolo is set to lead Portal Elementary School through the 2016-17 school year as interim principal, after an Aug. 11 vote by ...

August 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Twins pour it on late to rout Braves

ATLANTA - Kyle Gibson pitched his first nine-inning complete game and the Minnesota Twins overcame two hits from hyped prospect Dansby Swanson in his big league ...

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Swanson makes big league debut for hometown Braves

ATLANTA - Shortstop Dansby Swanson, born and raised in the north Atlanta suburbs, is making no promises to help turn around his hometown Braves.

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Lady Jackets look for big things in new season

August 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


US routs Argentina 105-78, moves into men's basketball semis

RIO DE JANEIRO - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 17, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable ...

August 17, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Associated Press


Prayers on Greek Row

Hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row at Georgia Southern University's campus Tuesday night to join in "The Prayer Walk: Thriving ...

August 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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