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Wildfires pop up across Texas and New Mexico, prompting temporary evacuations

ROBERT LEE, Texas - Fire officials kept watch Tuesday on a wildfire threatening this town of 1,500 people, but evacuated residents were allowed to return.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Al-Qaida suspect arrested over October assassination attempt on Bhutto that killed 150

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has arrested a suspected al-Qaida militant who slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto named before her death as one of those involved in an attempt on her life in October, a senior government official said Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Authorities isolate killer’s voice on desperate 911 call from a Lane Bryant in Illinois

TINLEY PARK, Ill. - Police have released 37 seconds of a 911 call made from a suburban Chicago Lane Bryant store, hoping someone will recognize the voice of the man who shot to death five women during a botched robbery.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in custody of Arizona authorities to face new charges

PHOENIX - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was handed over to Arizona authorities Tuesday to face charges alleging he arranged the marriages of two teenage girls to older men.

March 12, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


Jury selection beginning for corruption trial of former mayor of N.J.’s biggest city

NEWARK, N.J. - Jury selection began Tuesday for the first of two federal corruption trials facing former Mayor Sharpe James.

March 12, 2008 | By JANET FRANKSTON LORIN Associated Press Writer | National


Needle exchange program struggles to reach IV drug users in NJ, last state to adopt practice

CAMDEN, N.J. - New Jersey has become the last state where intravenous drug users can legally get clean needles, but two of the state's three needle exchanges are struggling to get clients.

March 12, 2008 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Writer | National


Shootings exact a toll far beyond the dead and wounded; the burden on the taxpayer is heavy

PHILADELPHIA - Antoine Rosenbaum, shot in the back by a stranger and paralyzed from the chest down, carries a heavy load for someone just 25.

March 12, 2008 | By JOANN LOVIGLIO Associated Press Writer | National


Ethanol carries a little-recognized risk: Fires require special firefighting foam

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The nation's drive toward alternative fuels carries a danger many communities have been to slow to recognize: Ethanol fires are harder to put out than gasoline ones and require a special type of firefighting foam.

March 12, 2008 | By CHRIS BLANK Associated Press Writer | National


McCain disavows radio talk show host who calls Obama ’hack, Chicago-style’ politician

CINCINNATI - Republican John McCain quickly denounced the comments of a radio talk show host who while warming up a campaign crowd referred repeatedly to Barack Hussein Obama and called the Democratic presidential candidate a ''hack, Chicago-style'' politician.

March 12, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Nuke plant shutdown causes Florida power outages, affecting more than 3 million customers

MIAMI - Florida's largest utility shut down a nuclear reactor south of Miami Tuesday, causing sporadic power outages affecting more than 3 million people across the southern end of the state. Authorities did not specify the cause of the shutdown but say there were no safety concerns.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


US Airways will permit only 1 free checked-in suitcase, plans to charge $25 for second

TEMPE, Ariz. - US Airways Group Inc. said Tuesday it will start charging fliers $25 to check in a second bag, the latest effort by the company to raise revenue and deal with rising costs.

March 12, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN AP Business Writer | National


Army official says no reason to doubt Obama story of ill-equipped troops

WASHINGTON - Gen. George Casey, the Army's chief of staff, said Tuesday he has no reason to doubt Barack Obama's recent account by an Army captain that a rifle platoon in Afghanistan didn't have enough soldiers or weapons.

March 12, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush predicts voters will replace him with GOP president who will ’keep up the fight’ in Iraq

WASHINGTON - President Bush predicted Monday that voters will replace him with a Republican president who will ''keep up the fight'' in Iraq.

March 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bridge 2/27

While I was searching for a deal featuring Marilyn Johnson, a three-time world champion who died last year, I found two interesting defensive plays from the 1978 Spingold Knockout Teams in Toronto.

March 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/27

It won't be enough for you to be successful on the material plane only in the year ahead. It will become important for you to evaluate your life from a broader dimension. On your search for the purpose of life, you'll grow immensely.

March 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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4 injured after train hits truck

A train struck a truck Friday afternoon on Old River Road at Maria Sorrell Road, and the driver had to be cut from the wreckage.

June 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Nationals complete sweep of Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


U.S. faces offensive challenge in defense-minded China

OTTAWA, Ontario - The last time the United States played China in the Women's World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.

June 25, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

June 25, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

OMAHA, Neb. - Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for theVirginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.

June 25, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking ofconcussions.

June 25, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Police report - 6-26-15; A man and a woman reported a forced-entry burglary.

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.

June 25, 2015 | | Police Report


US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON - Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.

June 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

June 25, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local




Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


South Georgia Fury growing, improving

In just five short years, the South Georgia Fury softball organization grew from humble beginnings to a powerhouse travel team organization on the rise.

June 24, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


New era in police recruitment

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay.

June 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


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