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Foot-and-mouth outbreak prompts Britain to ban meat and dairy exports, halt animal movement

WANBOROUGH, England - Britain raced to avert economic disaster Saturday by halting meat and dairy exports and the movement of livestock around the country after foot-and-mouth disease was found on a southern English farm.

August 19, 2007 | By ROMINA SPINA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hot rocks in Earth’s crust offer a glimmer of hope for clean energy, but beware of tremors

BASEL, Switzerland - When tremors started cracking walls and bathroom tiles in this Swiss city on the Rhine, the engineers knew they had a problem.

August 19, 2007 | By ELIANE ENGELER and ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writers | Nation


Not-so-ancient mariner becomes cause celebre with Revolutionary War sub

NEW YORK - Duke Riley: Artist. Patriot. Moron?

August 19, 2007 | By LARRY McSHANE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - August 5

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 19, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police Chief Stan York earns honor

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York was sworn in as 4th Vice President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police earlier this week at a ceremony in Savannah.

August 19, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Bush surveys collapsed Minnesota bridge, pledges to help cut red tape in rebuilding

MINNEAPOLIS - President Bush surveyed Minneapolis' collapsed highway bridge from the ground and air Saturday, viewing the concrete slabs and twisted steel that once spanned the Mississippi River. He pledged to help cut the red tape to reconstruct the span.

August 19, 2007 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: This may seems like a minor thing to you but I have a fingernail that is separating from the nail bed. It is very tender. The upper half is very white, with paler white on the lower half. No one I've talked to, including my doctor, seems to know what caused it or what the treatment should be for it. A sample was taken for fungus but showed nothing. Would you have any ideas as to cause and cure?

August 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/4

DEAR ABBY: While I was growing up, my parents made fun of and belittled me. Everything I said was either "ridiculous" or wrong in some way. I was teased at school by the other children, and my parents wondered aloud what I was doing wrong to cause them to tease me. I was told to "grow a thicker skin" or "get over it." No one seemed to understand how much it hurt being picked on all the time.

August 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bush: Congress must stay put until it passes law modernizing terrorism surveillance rules

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Friday that Congress must stay in session until it approves legislation modernizing a U.S. law governing eavesdropping on foreigners.

August 18, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Appeals court rules FBI violated Constitution during raid on La. congressman’s office

WASHINGTON - The FBI violated the Constitution when agents raided U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's office last year and viewed legislative documents in a corruption investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

August 18, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Exclusive: Archaeologists locate what they believe are funeral chambers of Aztec emperor

MEXICO CITY - Mexican archaeologists using ground-penetrating radar have detected underground chambers they believe contain the remains of Emperor Ahuizotl, who ruled the Aztecs when Columbus landed in the New World. It would be the first tomb of an Aztec ruler ever found.

August 18, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Iraqi soccer champs return home; 4 U.S. soldier deaths announced

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Asian Cup soccer champs returned Friday to be feted in their homeland, but many Baghdad residents complained that they would miss out on the celebrations because of tight security in the heart of the capital.

August 18, 2007 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Heavy monsoon floods displace 19 million people, kill 186 in India and Bangladesh

GAUHATI, India - Hungry, frightened and shouting for help, families perched perilously in treetops or on the roofs of their flooded homes in Uttar Pradesh as the death toll rose Friday from a month of torrential rains.

August 18, 2007 | By WASBIR HUSSAIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush signs anti-terror bill carrying out many 9/11 Commission recommendations

WASHINGTON - President Bush signed legislation Friday that intensifies the anti-terrorism effort at home, shifting money to high-risk states and cities and expanding scrutiny of air and sea cargo.

August 18, 2007 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/4

Stephen Leacock, a Canadian writer and economist who was born in England and died in 1944, said, "I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

August 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Outdoor Life: Compound bow shooting tips

Georgia's archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow. There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.

July 15, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


New course, new Tiger

HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dominant pitching could lead to lower mounds once again

MINNEAPOLIS - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | By JEROME PUBMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON - For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination.

July 15, 2014 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press | World


Group to hold benefit event for son of former Georgia Southern great

A pancake breakfast benefitting "AJ's Medical Fund" will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Sunday at Chops on Main.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.

July 14, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Felix v. Wainwright

MINNEAPOLIS - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 14, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uggla suspension raises questions

CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

July 14, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Plenty of topics at SEC media days

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.

July 14, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty confident about links

HOYLAKE, England - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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