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Wildfire threatens homes near Yosemite Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. - Authorities shut down a major highway Tuesday, keeping travelers far from the west entrance to Yosemite National Park so crews could battle a huge wildfire raging close to thousands of nearby homes.

August 13, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Eagles report to camp Wednesday

Georgia Southern University head football coach Chris Hatcher and his staff have made final preparations for Wednesday when 90 players report to fall camp. Players are scheduled to report Wednesday afternoon with Friday as the first of 29 scheduled practices prior to the season opener on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the University of Georgia.

August 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Police Report - July 30

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

August 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police say dad may flee NY with girl on yacht

BOSTON - A divorced father with a murky background snatched his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised weekend visit and may be trying to flee the country on a 72-foot yacht, police say.

August 13, 2008 | By NANCY KELSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 7/30

DEAR ABBY: I just finished reading your June 9 column and am shocked at what I read. Your response regarding autism was way off base. You said, "Autism is a mental health disorder ... some people consider ... to be shameful."

August 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Beijing air improves with wind and rain

BEIJING - Environmental officials say their efforts are starting to clear the haze above Beijing, while strong wind and some rain have also raised hopes of blue skies when the Olympic Games start in just over a week.

August 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NY judge sentences disgraced NBA ref to 15 months

NEW YORK - Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday for setting off a gambling scandal that tarnished the league's reputation and raised questions about the integrity of its officiating.

August 13, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Possible pipe bombs found at 2 Ohio post offices

ATHENS, Ohio - Two post offices were evacuated Tuesday in southeastern Ohio after the discovery of objects that appeared to be pipe bombs, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

August 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Indonesia: Asian militants sought al-Qaida funds

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two alleged Indonesian terror leaders were headed to Iraq to seek help from al-Qaida, according to a seized laptop that indicates regional militants are cash-strapped but determined to rebuild international links, security officials say.

August 13, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Serb extremists rally in Belgrade for war crimes suspect Karadzic

BELGRADE, Serbia - Singing nationalist songs and waving posters of their ''Serb Hero,'' thousands of Serb extremists protested Tuesday in downtown Belgrade against the government's plans to extradite ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 13, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Martyrs’ List’ tallies Mahdi Army’s troubles

BAGHDAD - Loyalists within Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia network call it the ''martyrs' list,'' and it's long and growing: At least three dozen senior members killed in slayings or fighting since last summer and nearly 60 others detained.

August 13, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Officials release video of Governor’s Mansion fire

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety, seeking the public's help in capturing an arsonist who burned the Governor's Mansion, released snippets of video Tuesday showing a potential suspect.

August 13, 2008 | By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer | National


Weather better but 75 await rescue from N.M. flood

RUIDOSO, N.M. - More than 75 people stranded by massive flooding in and around this mountain resort town still awaited rescue Tuesday, but spirits rose as missing people were accounted for and the region made it through a day without rain, authorities said.

August 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Strong quake shakes Southern California

LOS ANGELES - A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported.

August 13, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 7/30

If you feel you've started off on the wrong track in the year ahead, don't think you have to stay on that road. By continually trying something new, you'll stumble on a lifestyle that will be both exciting and fulfilling.

August 13, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Armed robbery leads to arrests

Six suspects have been arrested and charged in two separate incidents over the past two weeks.

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New soccer coach Murphy has work cut out for him

Any new coach will always have his work cut out as he prepares a team full of unfamiliar players for a competitive season. For new ...

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BA falls to Robert Toombs 4-1

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Former Georgia Southern star McKinnon to see larger role in '16 Vikings this season

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Jerick McKinnon took the handoff left and hit heavy traffic in his own end zone, bouncing off a Minnesota blocker to find ...

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Pick Six: Games that will determine the CFB playoff

If you can only watch six games this college football season, well, you should probably consider changing jobs or something because that is no way ...

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Robinson makes early splash in Falcons' deep WR competition

FLOWERY BRANCH - A big preseason debut with the Falcons allowed Aldrick Robinson to stand out in a deep competition at wide receiver, if only for ...

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern alum Gene Sauers wins US Senior Open

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - A decade after battling a rare illness that nearly killed him and kept him off the golf course for seven years, Gene ...

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Golden anniversary: Kiffin enters 50th year of coaching

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Monte Kiffin didn't handle retirement very well.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Thousands hunker down after Louisiana floods

BATON ROUGE, La. - Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding that took many ...

August 15, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press | Associated Press


US organ network considers new plan for liver transplants

WASHINGTON - The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely ...

August 15, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Obama's environmental legacy: Some 24 national monuments

WASHINGTON - The race is on to win President Barack Obama's attention as he puts some final touches on his environmental legacy.

August 15, 2016 | | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Local businesses celebrate students' return

"They" are back and business is booming once again in Statesboro.

August 15, 2016 | | Local


Suspect arrested in Eastman officer's killing

SAVANNAH - A man charged in the weekend slaying of a police officer in rural Georgia was arrested early Monday in Florida, where sheriff's deputies ...

August 15, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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