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Thousands throng Bhutto’s burial as Pakistan government blames Taliban, al-Qaida for death

GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH, Pakistan - Hundreds of thousands of mourners thronged the mausoleum of Pakistan's most famous political dynasty in an outpouring of emotion for Benazir Bhutto. The government said al-Qaida and the Taliban were responsible for her death, claiming it intercepted an al-Qaida leader's message of congratulation for the assassination.

January 12, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Classmates recall Bhutto’s intensity at Harvard; she cherished memories of college days

BOSTON - Even at age 16, Benazir Bhutto was unafraid to express herself, a lesson one college classmate learned when she invited Bhutto home for Thanksgiving during their freshman year.

January 12, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Mothers of war wounded upend lives, sacrifice when feared call comes

SAN ANTONIO - Rose Lage swears it is true: Suddenly, in the midst of a fitful night of sleep last June, she knew that her son had been injured in Iraq.

January 12, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Feds shut down Texas bus company involved in deadly Ark. crash, calling it a safety hazard

DALLAS - A charter bus company involved in a deadly crash in Arkansas last month must immediately shut down because it is an ''imminent hazard to public safety,'' federal officials said Thursday.

January 12, 2008 | By JEFF CARLTON Associated Press Writer | National


Mass. health officials warn of milk from small dairy, say it was likely cause of 2 deaths

BOSTON - State health officials warned consumers not to drink milk produced by a Massachusetts dairy, saying it was the likely source of a bacterial illness that killed two men and sickened two others.

January 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Shredding the past: People invited to destroy papers from 2007 in industrial-size machine

NEW YORK - Think of your most troubling souvenirs of 2007: a photo of an ex-boyfriend, a bad medical report, stacks of unpaid bills.

January 12, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/28

Author and government official John W. Gardner said, "We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems." And Lee Iacocca said, "We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." I wonder who spoke first.

January 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Town in liberal Vermont considers measure to have Bush, Cheney arrested for war crimes

MONTPELIER, Vt. - President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.

January 12, 2008 | By DAVE GRAM Associated Press Writer | National


US counts on Pakistani election despite Bhutto assassination

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is counting on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf going ahead with upcoming parliamentary elections despite Benazir Bhutto's assassination in the hope they will cement steps toward restoring democracy.

January 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Court: Painting auctioned under pressure from Nazis belongs to Jewish art dealer’s estate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A painting held by a German baroness rightfully belongs to the estate of a late Jewish art dealer who was forced by Nazi authorities to auction it off, a federal judge ruled.

January 12, 2008 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press Writer | National


Morgan St. comes back to top Lady Eagles

RICHMOND, Va. – Morgan State regained the lead with 1:54 remaining in the contest and sank its last five free throws to secure a 64-58 win over Georgia Southern Friday night in game two of the Virginia Commonwealth University Christmas tournament at the Siegel Center in Richmond, Va.

January 12, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Police: Teen killed in S.F. zoo tiger attack was helping friend when animal turned on him

SAN FRANCISCO - The last minutes of a 17-year-old boy's life were spent trying to save his friend from the tiger that was mauling him at the San Francisco Zoo, only to have the animal turn on him, police and family members said.

January 12, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON and MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writers | National


New-home sales plunge to lowest level in more than 12 years, heighten recesssion fears

WASHINGTON (AP) - The housing market plunged deeper into despair last month, with sales of new homes plummeting to their lowest level in more than 12 years.

January 12, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Car bomb in Baghdad market kills 14, ending holiday lull in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD - A car bomb detonated in a busy Baghdad market on Friday, police and hospital officials said, killing at least 14 people and ending what had been a relatively quiet holiday period in the Iraqi capital.

January 12, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | World


White House says Bush will veto defense policy bill

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush plans to veto a sweeping defense policy bill on grounds that language exposing the Iraqi government to damage suits stemming from the Saddam Hussein era would derail Baghdad's efforts to rebuild the country.

January 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


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Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits after academic misconduct

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.

August 19, 2014 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press | Sports


Chicago beats Pearland, Texas, 6-1 in LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Peters back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


GSU getting ready to be an underdog

With 10 days remaining until Georgia Southern kicks off its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the team feels ready - as ready as it can be.

August 19, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Willoughby, Portal ready for 2014 season

PORTAL - To a man, there might not be a football program in Georgia that asks more of its players than the Portal Panthers.

August 19, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Statesboro spikes South Effingham

GUYTON - For the first time in its program's young history, the Statesboro volleyball team beat South Effingham. The Lady Blue Devils won 15-25, 25-16, 25-20 to reach the milestone on the road.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: Be prepared for dove season

The opening day of dove season is September 6, and having a go at these gray rockets is the overwhelming favorite of wing shooters all over Georgia.

August 19, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Ga. State hoping to improve on winless season

ATLANTA - As coach Trent Miles sees it, the Georgia State Panthers have nowhere to go but up this year.

August 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Prayer vigil to be held in honor of Statesboro shooting victim

A prayer vigil will be held in honor of the late Eric Alexander Reese on behalf of his family, friends and the Bulloch County Community on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church located at 102 Peachtree St., off of Johnson Street in Statesboro.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

RALEIGH, N.C. - NAACP leaders from a half-dozen states pledged Tuesday to bring protests against conservative public policy to each of their state capitols during a week of demonstrations this month.

August 19, 2014 | By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County fugitive arrested in NC

A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Motto for Darley Insurance: 'You Can Do Better With Us'

Darley Insurance Agency, Inc. was founded in 1963 by Fred B. Darley. Fred's son, Bryan Darley, joined the firm in 1977. Bryan continues to operate the business today in its original location at 6 East Vine Street in Downtown Statesboro. (Adjacent to the Statesboro Farmers Market)

August 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned




Pirates walk plank

PITTSBURGH - Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

August 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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