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Former Argentine army chief sentenced to life in ’dirty war’ trial

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A court sentenced one of Argentina's most feared former military leaders to life in prison on Thursday for the 1977 kidnapping, torture and killing of four leftist activists.

August 08, 2008 | By NICHOLAS KUSNETZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


All types of mortgages see rate increases

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates shot up this week with 30-year mortgages climbing to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting concerns in financial markets about the troubles at corporate giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

August 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bridge 7/25

Actress Candice Bergen said, "I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options, that you had to be someone less to live with someone else. When, of course, you have to be someone more."

August 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/25

If you are bored or disenchanted with your lifestyle, the year ahead will be the perfect time to make productive changes. But unless you do, don't expect anything to change. Life will be what you make of it -- all by yourself.

August 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


House committee probes medically unfit truckers

WASHINGTON - It's so easy to fabricate the medical certificates required to operate commercial trucks on the nation's highways that there's almost no incentive for truckers to obtain a legitimate document, according to a congressional study.

August 08, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington


N.M. cavers chart unique ‘snowy’ river of crystals

FORT STANTON CAVE, N.M. - Hundreds of feet beneath Earth's surface, a few seasoned cave explorers venture where no human has set foot. Their headlamps illuminate mud-covered walls, gypsum crystals and mineral deposits.

August 08, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National


Schoolgirls’ math skills now measure up to boys’

WASHINGTON - Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, ''Math class is tough!'' girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys.

August 08, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID AP Education Writer | Washington


AP IMPACT: Fatal MRAP accidents prompt warnings

WASHINGTON - The towering trucks that give U.S. troops the best protection against roadside bombs and enemy bullets also make them vulnerable to routine hazards like sharp turns, rutted roads and rickety bridges.

August 08, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Charges dismissed against Marine in Iraq shootings

SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps said Thursday that charges were dismissed against a Camp Pendleton Marine sniper accused in the shooting deaths of two Syrians in Iraq.

August 08, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


3 shot at Phoenix community college; 2 critical

PHOENIX - Officials say three people were shot Thursday afternoon at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, and two of them were critically injured.

August 08, 2008 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD and CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | National


Summer Sports Show: SHS signings, GSU ramblings, and Alex's farewell

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 24 - Presented exclusively by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

August 08, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Should the votes of dead people be counted?

If you vote by mail, but die before Election Day, does your vote count? It depends on where you lived.

August 08, 2008 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer | National


ADHD increasingly common in older kids, CDC says

ATLANTA - More older children are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while the rate is holding steady for children under 12, according to a government report released Wednesday.

August 07, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Dear Abby 7/24

DEAR ABBY: My wife thinks I have a problem because I do not have a close relationship with my mother. We go for weeks without talking or seeing each other, and it doesn't bother me. Since I was about 13, my parents were hardly ever around. My mom was a workaholic, and my dad was an alcoholic, so I became totally self-sufficient.

August 07, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Air Force says no survivors of B-52 crash off Guam

HONOLULU - All six crew members aboard a B-52 bomber that crashed off Guam were killed, the Air Force said Wednesday as the search effort shifted focus from rescue to recovery of the crew and pieces of the wreckage.

August 07, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


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Reds edge Braves 9-8 on Holt's bases-loaded walk in 9th

ATLANTA (AP) - Tyler Holt's bases-loaded walk off closer Arodys Vizcaino forced in the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat ...

June 13, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Oakmont ready to show its teeth at U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth saw a different Oakmontthan the course he first played six weeks ago.

June 13, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rio mayor's star rose, and now is falling, with Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just a year ago, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes was hailed by Olympic Committee executives as the driving force behind ...

June 13, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


Hooligans running wild at Euro 2016

PARIS - Don't be fooled by the wacky names like "Music Hall," ''Happy Guys" or "Aliens", highly-trained Russian hooligan groups are as nasty as they ...

June 13, 2016 | By JEROME PUGMIRE Associated Press | Sports


A familiar tragedy

DENVER - The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history has people around the world wondering why mass violence keeps happening in America.

June 13, 2016 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Reward offered in firearms theft

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons behind the recent theft of 55 ...

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Man, 73, charged with molesting 10-year-old girl

Police arrested a 73-year-old man on Friday who charged with molesting a 10-year-old girl.

June 13, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Who is the SACK Company?

Who is the SACK Company? Do they make sacks? What does SACK even stand for?

June 13, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Nightclub shooter was a body builder, security guard

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a ...

June 13, 2016 | By BEN FOX and MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Local


Worst mass shooting in US history

ORLANDO, Fla. - A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people ...

June 12, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


All fun and games — and learning, too

Camp RAD, a four-week long camp for young people ages 10-23 with intellectual or developmental disabilities, has parents, students and campers raving about the fun ...

June 12, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




US reaches Copa America quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay

PHILADELPHIA - The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin's early ...

June 11, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Close, but not quite for Tormenta

June 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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