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Bernanke: Recession more likely without bailout

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly warned reluctant lawmakers Tuesday they risk a recession with higher unemployment and increased home foreclosures if they fail to pass the Bush administration's $700 billion plan to bail out the financial industry.

October 08, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writers | Washington


Pakistan says 60 suspected militants killed

KHAR, Pakistan - Security forces backed by helicopter gunships and artillery have killed more than 60 insurgents in Pakistan's northwest tribal regions in offensives aimed at denying al-Qaida and Taliban militants safe havens, officials said Tuesday.

October 08, 2008 | By HABIB KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Longest-held political prisoner freed in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, journalist Win Tin, was freed Tuesday after 19 years behind bars and vowed to continue his struggle to achieve democracy in the military-ruled country.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Girl’s hand reattached after jump rope accident

LOS GATOS, Calif. - A 6-year-old girl is recovering after surgeons reattached her left hand, severed when it was caught in a loop of jump rope that had snagged on the axle of her mother's car.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bush: world must stand united against terrorism

UNITED NATIONS - President Bush, who once warned that the United Nations was endanger of becoming irrelevant, said Tuesday that multinational organizations are now ''needed more urgently than ever'' to combat terrorists and extremists who are threatening world order.

October 08, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan: Abducted Europeans located in Sahara desert

ABU SIMBEL, Egypt - Sudan on Tuesday said it knows the location of 11 Europeans tourists and their kidnappers on its territory, but has no immediate plans for a rescue operation.

October 08, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iranian president blames US for market collapse

UNITED NATIONS - Iran's president blamed U.S. military interventions around the world in part for the collapse of global financial markets ahead of his speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly.

October 08, 2008 | By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Interpol wants to help Afghans track militants

KABUL, Afghanistan - When the Taliban engineered a prison break in the southern city of Kandahar in June, nearly 900 inmates escaped but not a single one had been fingerprinted or photographed.

October 08, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Calif. tribe fears losing land if dam is raised

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. - The federal government is considering enlarging a dam to boost the state's water supply, which would flood what little land remains above water where a Native American tribe had fished and farmed for centuries.

October 08, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


Google phone to cost $179, debut Oct. 22

NEW YORK - The first cell phone running Google Inc.'s mobile software looks something like Apple Inc.'s iPhone and has a large touch screen, but it also packs a trackball, a slide-out keyboard and easy access to Google's e-mail and mapping programs.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Michael Guido 'improving' after fall

Dr. Michael Guido, renowned evangelist from Metter, "is improving" after a recent fall in which he injured his head. Staff at Guido Gardens in Metter say "he is still very weak, but is trying to walk around his home for exercise every day."

October 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police: Man arrested after sexually assaulting GSU student

A man police said sexually assaulted a woman at Eagle Villas is behind bars without bond.

October 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Last tree-sitters come down from Calif. redwoods

SCOTIA, Calif. - After more than 20 years of protests, the last two people living in the giant redwoods of Northern California were climbing down for good, convinced by the new owners of the forest that the ancient trees would be spared from the saw.

October 08, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Pa. ex-coroner gets probation over 911 password

LANCASTER, Pa. - A former county coroner received probation Tuesday for giving newspaper reporters the password to a restricted 911 Web site, and the judge who handed down the sentence accused the journalists of violating their professional ethics.

October 08, 2008 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer | National


Soldiers guard and teach students at school in DMZ

TAESUNGDONG, South Korea - Inside the barbed-wire walls of Korea's Demilitarized Zone, schoolchildren in the hamlet known as ''Freedom Village'' competed Tuesday in foot races and showed off their traditional drumming skills.

October 08, 2008 | By JEAN H. LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Thursday night lights for SEB

BROOKLET - After a disappointing loss last week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets find themselves tied for fifth place in Region 3-AAA after two games and ...

September 28, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Lady Jackets clinch region championship

Southeast Bulloch locked up a historic season Wednesday night with a sweep over region rival Jenkins.

September 28, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Two days before the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson went back 12 years to drive home a point that the Americans are prepared to ...

September 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Man arrested on computer sex crime charges

A man in Statesboro is behind bars on charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

September 28, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

WASHINGTON - In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow ...

September 28, 2016 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Orchid Third Anniversary Celebration This Weekend

Orchid Restaurant is one of Statesboro's most magical restaurants. Owner Mai Lan Nguyen has created a casual elegance with Orchid combined with some of ...

September 28, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Gators get to Edmund Burke

Bulloch Academy fell behind twice, but fought back both times to beat Edmund Burke Academy 6-4 in an emotional game that secured the Gators a ...

September 27, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Trump and Clinton face off during first presidential debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings ...

September 27, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press




Playoffs?! Yes, Playoffs!

By CHRIS STANLEY

September 26, 2016 | | Sports


The promise I'll keep if you promise to do the same

On Sunday morning, I nearly broke a promise that I have kept for almost five years.

September 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SEB, Statesboro take a gut punch in losses

Even in weeks where no Bulloch County teams won a game, those didn't compare to the heartbreak suffered by some of the local teams ...

September 26, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Orgeron: Coaching LSU 'a dream,' offense will be 'tweaked'

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As much as Ed Orgeron might have preferred a different route to the top coaching job at LSU, the Louisiana native ...

September 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


LeBron will stand for anthem, says 'scary' to be parent now

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has been horrified at the videos of police shootings and violence he's seen over the past few months. Like ...

September 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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