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Fort Stewart soldier faces hearing in Iraqi slayings

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - An Army sergeant charged with murder shouted "My career's over, just kill me," as soldiers pinned him to the ground after he shot and killed two fellow U.S. soldiers in Iraq, members of their unit told a military judge Monday.

April 13, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | Military


Latest surgery shows face transplants are gaining ground

Five years ago, it was the stuff of science fiction: Replace someone's face with one from a dead donor. But on Thursday, Boston doctors performed the world's seventh such transplant - less than a week after one in France - and plans are in the works for more.

April 11, 2009 | By Marilynn Marchione AP Medical Writer | State, National News


Five U.S. soldiers, two Iraqis killed in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide truck driver detonated a ton of explosives near a police headquarters in the northern city of Mosul on Friday, killing five American soldiers in the deadliest attack against U.S. troops in more than a year.

April 11, 2009 | By Robert H. Reid Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Obama: Economy showing glimmer of hope

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday that the slumping economy has begun to show "glimmers of hope," but cautioned that it remains severely stressed and will require lots more work to turn it around.

April 11, 2009 | Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Federal budget deficit sets March record

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department said Friday that the budget deficit increased by $192.3 billion in March, and is near $1 trillion just halfway through the budget year, as costs of the financial bailout and recession mount.

April 11, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | News


Economy may contribute to rise in family violence

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) - Some hospitals report seeing more than twice as many shaken babies as a year ago. Deaths from domestic violence have increased sharply in some areas.

April 10, 2009 | By Frank Eltman Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Oil rises above $50 a barrel

SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil prices rose to above $50 a barrel Thursday in Asia as stronger-than-expected results from U.S. retailers suggested the worst of a plunge in American consumer spending may be over.

April 09, 2009 | By Alex Kennedy Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Most of state has escaped drought

ATLANTA (AP) - Almost all of Georgia has escaped from the epic drought.

April 03, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Bailouts made Fed uncomfortable

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - While acknowledging that the Federal Reserve was "extremely uncomfortable" about last year's bailouts of big financial companies, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday the central bank's strategy to ease the financial crisis is working.

April 03, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Massacre kills 12 at NY immigration center

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at an immigration services center in downtown Binghamton on Friday, killing as many as 13 people before authorities found him dead, officials said.

April 03, 2009 | By William Kates Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Ohio man charged with DUi for crashing bar stool

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool.

March 31, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


FDA says avoid pistachios amid salmonella scare

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - In another food scare sure to rattle consumers who watched the national salmonella outbreak in peanuts unfold, federal food officials are now warning people not to eat any food containing pistachios, which could carry contamination from the same bacteria.

March 31, 2009 | By Garance Burke Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Ford, GM to cover car payments if buyer loses job

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. are offering payment protection plans to help reassure consumers who may be putting off buying a new car because of worries about losing their job.

March 31, 2009 | By Kimberly S. Johnson AP Auto Writer | State, National News


State may require driver's license tests be in English only

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature could soon require driver's license applicants to take the written portion of the test in English only.

March 30, 2009 | Associated Press Bryan County News | State, National News


The color of advertising

Ever see an inner-city schoolyard filled with white, Asian and black teens shooting hoops? Or middle-aged white and Latino men swigging beer and watching the Super Bowl on their black neighbor's couch? Or Asians and Latinos dancing the night away in a hip-hop club?

March 30, 2009 | By Todd Lewan AP National Writer | State, National News


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