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Magellan aided by El Nino

WASHINGTON - The El Nino phenomenon that has puzzled climate scientists in recent decades may have assisted the first trip around the world nearly 500 years ago.

May 30, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington

House members debate surtax to fund veterans’ education

WASHINGTON - The House kicked off a partisan debate Thursday on a Democratic plan to sharply boost education benefits for Iraq-Afghanistan veterans as the price for approving President Bush's long-stalled request for war funding.

May 30, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Man gets more than 6 years for posting police threat video

MIAMI - A reputed street gang leader was sentenced to more than six years in prison after posting an Internet video threatening police with guns and taunting them to arrest him.

May 30, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National

Several injured in Alabama factory roof collapse

LEEDS, Ala. - Several workers were injured and others needed help getting out of the rubble when a roof collapsed Thursday at a clothes hanger factory, company officials said.

May 30, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National

Dear Abby 5/16

DEAR ABBY: I have just returned from visiting a close friend in the next town. She was exhausted from caring for her husband, who has terminal cancer - but even more so from the many visits from loving friends and relatives around the country.

May 30, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

China quake death toll could rise to 50,000

LUOSHUI TOWN, China - China warned the death toll from this week's earthquake could soar to 50,000, while the government issued a public appeal Thursday for rescue equipment as it struggled to cope with the disaster.

May 30, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Statesboro man killed in ATV accident

A Statesboro man was killed Wednesday when he lost control of a four-wheeler and struck a tree.

May 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local

Rates on 30-year mortgages fall to lowest point in a month

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages edged down this week to their lowest point in a month, a spot of welcome news to would-be home buyers.

May 30, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Hezbollah shows might in Lebanon, but faces limits

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah has proven it can force Lebanon's U.S.-backed government to cave in on key issues. But the Shiite militant group's power is not absolute - the government is still in place and Hezbollah has lost support among the people by turning its guns on them.

May 30, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bridge 5/16

When, during the auction, you have a close decision, go through the pluses and minuses of each call. Then if you are still unsure, hope that you guess well.

May 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 5/16

There's a strong possibility you will end up having jurisdiction in some manner over the affairs of others. Handle it as best you can, because it'll prove to be significant to your future.

May 30, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 5/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have not seen anything in your column about fatigue.

May 30, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

California’s top court overturns gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO - In a monumental victory for the gay rights movement, the California Supreme Court overturned a voter-approved ban on gay marriage Thursday in a ruling that would allow same-sex couples in the nation's biggest state to tie the knot.

May 30, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National

Firefighters get upper hand on Florida wildfire

PALM BAY, Fla. - A man accused of lobbing a Molotov cocktail into woods that are among the thousands of acres that have burned along Florida's Atlantic coast conceded Thursday that he may have accidentally sparked a fire.

May 30, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National

Some wine grape growers turning to dry farming methods

KENWOOD, Calif. - Vineyard manager Steve Thomas grasps the trunk of a zinfandel vine, a redwood of the vineyard, gnarled with age and planted in the days when irrigation meant a barrel of water on a horse-drawn cart.

May 30, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National

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Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention ...

September 30, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports

Hawks bulk up before season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Even while emerging as one of the NBA's best teams, the Atlanta Hawkshad a very glaring weakness.

September 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Quinn's passion sets the tone

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - While leading the Atlanta Falcons to a surprising 3-0 start, first-year coach Dan Quinn has shown he can get a little emotional ...

September 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Georgia executes only woman on state's death row

Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Pierzynski hits 2 HRs as Braves beat Nationals 2-1

ATLANTA - A.J. Pierzynski hit two home runs and rookie Matt Wisler threw seven strong innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 ...

September 29, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Sefolosha returns to Hawks, hoping to move on after arrest

ATHENS, Ga. - Thabo Sefolosha stood along the baseline, a basketball under his right arm as he watched a drill on the first day of training ...

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Why phones break

NEW YORK - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 29, 2015 | By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press | Associated Press

Woman charged with arson, burglary

A woman who set fire to a Statesboro home after being caught inside by the homeowner remains in jail without bond.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia prepares for visit from Alabama

ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt had to acknowledge this week is a little different for Georgia.

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY | UGA

Brown suspended, SMU ineligible for postseason

DALLAS - The NCAA banned the SMU men's basketball team from postseason play Tuesday and suspended veteran coach Larry Brown for nine games after concluding ...

September 29, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports

FIFA vice president banned for life

ZURICH - Four years after stepping down in disgrace, former FIFA vice president JackWarner was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday, accused of repeated acts ...

September 29, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Juvenile arrested, charged in school bomb threat incidents

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested a juvenile Tuesday evening on charges of making bomb threats that shut down four Statesboro-area schools.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

4 Bulloch schools receive bomb threats, classes cancelled

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies and school officials remain on the scene at William James Middle School, Mill Creek Elementary and Langston Chapel middle and ...

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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