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US uses bullets ill-suited for new ways of war

WASHINGTON - As Sgt. Joe Higgins patrolled the streets of Saba al-Bor, a tough town north of Baghdad, he was armed with bullets that had a lot more firepower than those of his 4th Infantry Division buddies.

June 10, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


No. Va. county sees signs of change amid crackdown

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Business at Pedro Vargas' store, Club Video Mexico, has slid so steeply that only eight people walked through the door one day last month.

June 10, 2008 | By KAREN MAHABIR Associated Press Writer | National


Scientists test brain pacemakers for depression

WASHINGTON - It's a new frontier for psychiatric illness: Brain pacemakers that promise to act as antidepressants by changing how patients' nerve circuitry fires.

June 10, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Plenty of ’For Sale’ signs but actual sales lagging

WASHINGTON - Like spring flowers, the ''For Sale'' signs are sprouting in front yards all over the country. But anxious sellers are facing the most brutal environment in decades, with a slumping economy, falling home prices and rising mortgage foreclosures.

June 10, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


12-year-old W.Va. girl stung by scorpion at store

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. - One young shopper at a Wal-Mart in West Virginia had to watch out for more than falling prices.

June 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Sheriff: Guns found near bodies in California home

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. - Authorities said Monday they found two handguns with the decomposed bodies of five family members discovered in a home overlooking the ocean in a wealthy, gated Orange County community.

June 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Better bug repellants studied

WASHINGTON - Researchers have identified seven possibilities for the next generation of mosquito repellant, some of which may work several times longer than the current standard-bearer, DEET. The next step: safety testing to make sure they're not harmful.

June 10, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


Mars lander prepares for digging mission

PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spent its first full day in the Martian arctic plains checking its instruments in preparation for an ambitious digging mission to study whether the site could have once been habitable.

June 10, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


Private psychiatrists offer free service to troops

WASHINGTON - Thousands of private counselors are offering free services to troops returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan with mental health problems - jumping in to help a military that doesn't have enough therapists.

June 10, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Tired of pricey gas, police pump up bike patrols

PITTSBURGH - Since even the long arm of the law can't rein in fuel prices, the long legs of the law are getting more exercise these days.

June 10, 2008 | By DAN NEPHIN Associated Press Writer | National


Iraqi army: 6 teens trained as suicide bombers

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi military on Monday displayed a group of weeping teenagers who said they had been forced into training for suicide bombings by a Saudi militant in the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq.

June 10, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN hopeful on getting aid to Myanmar survivors

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. officials expressed hope Monday they will soon be able to get help to more than 1 million cyclone survivors still waiting for food and shelter, if Myanmar's ruling junta keeps its promise to let foreign aid workers into the country.

June 10, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah has warning for Lebanon’s new government

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's new president got a red carpet welcome Monday, but was quickly thrust into the political thicket as Hezbollah's leader warned against any efforts to disarm his Iranian-backed guerrilla group.

June 10, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No breakfast for children because of aid cuts

KAMPONG SPEU, Cambodia - At dawn in a ramshackle elementary school in rural Cambodia, the children think of only one thing: their stomachs. They anxiously await the steaming buckets of free rice delivered to their desks.

June 10, 2008 | By KER MUNTHIT and MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


1-child policy has exceptions after China quake

BEIJING - Chinese officials said Monday that the country's one-child policy exempts families with a child killed, severely injured or disabled in the country's devastating earthquake.

June 10, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Braves fall short to Phillies 4-1

PHILADELPHIA- Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta ...

July 30, 2015 | By AARON BRACY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with ...

July 30, 2015 | By BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press


50 years of service

The Pilot Club of Statesboro has reached a milestone in the history of the club. For 50 years, the Pilot Club has served Statesboro and ...

July 30, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the ...

July 30, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Reader urges reconsideration of recycling program

Editor:

July 30, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Religious freedom worth protecting

This is my country and I am proud to call myself an American. I believe in the God I worship and am proud to call ...

July 30, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials




Orioles complete sweep of Braves

BALTIMORE - Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the ninth inning, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding Atlanta ...

July 29, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gators cap charity tournament

July 29, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ...

July 29, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spurrier more confident in this year's South Carolina squad

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. - Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident aboutSouth Carolina's direction than he was at times last season.

July 29, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Local essay, poetry contests accepting entries

The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring the 2015/16 High School Essay Contest (grades 9-12) and the 2015 Youth Poetry Contest (grades 5-9 ...

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients ...

July 29, 2015 | By BRIAN BAKST and FARAI MUTSAKA | Associated Press


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