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US helicopter strike kills Iraqi children

BAGHDAD - A U.S. helicopter strike north of Baghdad killed eight civilians, including several children, an Iraqi police official said Thursday. The U.S. military said the assault targeted al-Qaida fighters but acknowledged that children died.

June 06, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHUDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Immigrants flee South Africa’s wave of violence

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Hundreds of terrified immigrants fled South Africa on Thursday from a wave of anti-foreigner violence that has killed at least 42 people and shredded the nation's reputation for economic and political stability.

June 06, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China says death toll in quake more than 51,000

BEICHUAN, China - China said the toll of dead and missing from last week's powerful earthquake jumped to more than 80,000, while the government appealed Thursday for millions of tents to shelter homeless survivors.

June 06, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

California is rewriting its marriage forms for gays

LOS ANGELES - You have to figure ''bride'' and ''groom'' are out.

June 06, 2008 | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Writer | National

Congress enacts most of farm bill over Bush veto

WASHINGTON - Congress enacted a massive election-year farm bill Thursday over President Bush's veto, sending new and bigger subsidies for farmers and more food stamps to help the poor with rising grocery prices.

June 06, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bridge 5/23

Look first at the South hand. Your partner opens one club, you respond one heart, and he rebids one spade. What would you do now?

June 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

US government: Up to 9 Atlantic hurricanes in 2008

TAMPA, Fla. - The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season could be slightly busier than average, with a good chance of six to nine hurricanes forming, federal forecasters said Thursday in a new way of making predictions.

June 06, 2008 | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press Writer | National

Aspen trees starved in global warming experiment

PELLSTON, Mich. - Chain saws scream in a northern Michigan forest, but it's not the familiar sound of lumberjacks.

June 06, 2008 | By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer | National

Dear Abby 5/23

DEAR ABBY: Would you please invite all Americans to stand together, unified in spirit, for 60 seconds of respectful silence during the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time this Memorial Day?

June 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Petraeus says by fall he may seek Iraq troop cuts

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday he is likely to recommend further troop reductions in Iraq but won't promise more details until fall - timing that plunges the four-star Army general into the heart of this year's presidential elections.

June 06, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington

Australian dilemma: too many kangaroos, too few devils

CANBERRA, Australia - Too many kangaroos, too few Tasmanian devils. Two of the country's beloved icons are challenging Australians' thinking on wildlife management.

June 05, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

AP IMPACT: Leaky New Orleans levee alarms experts

NEW ORLEANS - Despite more than $22 million in repairs, a levee that broke with catastrophic effect during Hurricane Katrina is leaking again because of the mushy ground on which New Orleans was built, raising serious questions about the reliability of the city's flood defenses.

June 05, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National

Local Roundup: Titans send Screven home empty handed

The Screven County Gamecocks were knocked out of the GHSA Class AA playoffs in Game Two Wednesday by North Oconee in an 18-7 decision advancing the Titans to the Final Four.

June 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Unlikely pair to start side by side at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - The personalities of Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon are worlds apart.

June 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports

Scientists witness start of star’s explosive death

WASHINGTON - In a stroke of cosmic luck, astronomers for the first time witnessed the start of one of the universe's most fiery events: the end of a star's life as it exploded into a supernova.

June 05, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Washington

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Georgia's Richt facing another stress test against Auburn

ATHENS, Ga. - Vince Dooley managed a pained smile as he empathized with the heat being felt by Mark Richt in Georgia's disappointing season.

November 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA

Quinn trying to solve Falcons' 4-game scoring slump

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons looked as if they had all the answers while winning their first five games under coach Dan Quinn.

November 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Hokies rally past Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - Virginia Tech gave coach Frank Beamer his first retirement gift, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to beat Georgia Tech 23-21 on Thursday night ...

November 12, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

Gamecocks host Redskins in first round

After a down year in 2013, at least by Screven County standards, the Gamecocks are back to their winning ways and are entering the first ...

November 12, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

The importance of leadership

The most used definition of religion is, and this is not the only definition, "Any specific system of belief, worship, conduct, etc., often involving a ...

November 12, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

Obesity still rising among US adults

NEW YORK - Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press

A campground for foster kids

The Fostering Bulloch organization hopes to purchase 30 acres in Bulloch County to use as a campground that would serve at-risk youth and children in ...

November 12, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Scabies reported at Statesboro High

Three Statesboro High School students were diagnosed this week with scabies, an infestation of mites that burrow underneath the skin. As of Wednesday, the school ...

November 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Controversy surrounds state cross country meet

On Saturday, West Forsyth's John Green was the third runner out of 226 to cross the finish line in the Class AAAAAA state championship ...

November 11, 2015 | By MICHAEL FOSTER Forsyth County News | Prep Sports 360

Blatter remains in hospital after stress-related 'breakdown'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Sepp Blatter remains in a Swiss hospital after what his spokesman called a "small breakdown" related to stress.

November 11, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Va Tech's Beamer begins farewell tour in appropriate spot

ATLANTA (AP) - For Frank Beamer, this is the beginning of the end.

November 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

'Concussion' movie delivers hard hit to NFL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Concussion" delivers a hard hit to the NFL as it deals with data linking repeated blows to the heads of its players ...

November 11, 2015 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Be a Santa to a senior

Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with non-profit agencies, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community to sponsor Be a Santa to a ...

November 11, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

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