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Opening statements begin in Fallujah case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A former Marine charged with killing unarmed detainees in Iraq did what he did to save his comrades, his attorney said Thursday as opening statements in the defendant's first-of-its-kind federal trial began.

September 05, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Pa. police make arrest in 1985 slaying of boy, 13

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. - Police arrested a man Thursday in the 1985 killing of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found months after he left home on a bicycle. The fatal beating was apparently sparked by an argument over stolen marijuana plants, authorities said.

September 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | National


FDNY cites confusion, lapses in fatal WTC fire

NEW YORK - Blocked stairwells, radio confusion and misinformation about the water supply thwarted efforts to put out a blaze at a condemned ground zero skyscraper that killed two firefighters last year, an internal report said Thursday.

September 05, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer | National


HHS: Doctors can refuse to provide abortions

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration Thursday proposed stronger job protections for doctors and other health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions because of religious or moral objections.

September 05, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Second bouncer accused in GSU student's New Orleans death acquitted

A second bouncer accused of playing a part in a Georgia Southern University student's death at a New Orleans bar New Year's Eve, 2004, was acquitted Thursday.

September 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Feds say fires downed building next to twin towers

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Federal investigators issued a report Thursday concluding that fires brought down a skyscraper next to New York's twin towers on Sept. 11, refuting conspiracy theorists who have long believed that explosives somehow caused the collapse.

September 05, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/22

Alan Alda, most notably of "Mash" fame, said, "It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich."

September 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/22

Making friends from all walks of life will be easy for you in the year ahead. As a result, your chart indicates that you will be much more popular and in demand than you've ever been in the past.

September 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you please comment on the use of Xocai? It is a dark-chocolate product promoted to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce inflammatory problems such as arthritis, and it is diabetic-friendly. The suggested dose is two pieces per day.

September 05, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/22

DEAR ABBY: "Ben" and I have been married for two years. His dog, "Lucky," adores him. The problem is, Lucky bites me every time I get near Ben, especially when we are trying to get intimate. If we lock Lucky out of the room, he barks frantically the whole time. So much for romance.

September 05, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Insurance gap leads some elderly to forgo medicine

WASHINGTON - Many people in Medicare with diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions stop taking their medicine when faced with picking up the entire cost of their prescriptions, researchers say.

September 05, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - NASCAR at Holiday Inn; Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 21, 2008

September 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


25 bodies identified from plane crash in Spain

MADRID, Spain - The jetliner that crashed in Madrid abandoned a first takeoff attempt because of an air gauge that showed overheating, but experts said it was unlikely the gauge was a factor in the accident that killed 153 people.

September 05, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Go Away Fay: Storm hits Fla. for 4th day

MELBOURNE, Fla. - For a fourth weary day, Tropical Storm Fay continued its soggy march through Florida Thursday, forcing dozens more residents to flee floodwaters and even driving alligators and snakes out of their habitats and into streets.

September 05, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Eight Eagles suspended for Georgia game

In the wake of Georgia's barrage of suspenion announcements that came throughought the course of the offseason, Georgia Southern - which opens its season against the Bulldogs on Aug. 30 - countered by announcing several suspensions from their football team to begin the season as well.

September 05, 2008 | By NATALIE SAYEWICH nsayewich@statesboroherald.net | Georgia Southern


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Jason Day takes the lead at Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio - Jason Day's plan for the Bridgestone Invitational was to get in the lead as quickly as possible and expand it from there.

July 01, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Chanticleers' title brings closure after 2010 disappointment

OMAHA, Neb. - Until this week, Gary Gilmore didn't know if he would ever have as good a Coastal Carolina team as he did in ...

July 01, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena survives at Wimbledon, racket doesn't; Djokovic down

LONDON - Dismayed at dropping the first set after being a single point from taking it, Serena Williams sat in her Centre Court sideline chair and ...

July 01, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide

BOSTON - A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to "get back in ...

July 01, 2016 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Traffic deaths surge

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and ...

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Death sparks ‘Autopilot’ car probe

WASHINGTON - The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal ...

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


Long road for Wounded Eagle Fund recipient

Justin L. Williams never expected six years in the U.S. Army and a 1,000-foot jump from a plane to land him where he ...

July 01, 2016 | By JENNIFER WISE Special to the Herald | Local




Tormenta keeps the streak going with 5th straight win

Trekking far away from the friendly confines of Eagle Field, South Georgia Tormenta FC remained one of the hottest teams in the Premier Development League ...

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Rain gone at Wimbledon, but so are Muguruza, 17 other seeds

LONDON - After two days filled with rain, the sun actually made an appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday, allowing for plenty of play all around the ...

June 30, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Business owners angered at new Braves stadium parking plan

ATLANTA - Fred Beloin and his partners bought the office building on Heritage Court in 2003, long before the Atlanta Braves announced their intention to move ...

June 30, 2016 | By DAN KLEPAL The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Atlanta Braves


Earnhardt hopes new Chevrolet gets him a Daytona victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Amelia is in the graveyard located in the woods of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s property in North Carolina, where he collects ruined ...

June 30, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Champion Chanticleers: Coastal Carolina wins CWS vs. Arizona

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore often said he just wanted his team to reach the College World Series.

June 30, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klandied and was reborn before losing the fight ...

June 30, 2016 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Local


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