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NC officials: Fatal twister could have been worse

CLEMMONS, N.C. - Amber Parker watched on television as the storm near her home grew into a tornado threat. Then, when the roaring wind outside suddenly fell silent, she grabbed her two toddlers and rushed to get under the stairwell.

May 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Fans long to be scattered on sporting sites

NEW ORLEANS - Even though he's only 37 and in good health, Nathan Davis has already made out his will. In it, he bequeaths money to the University of Alabama athletic department and his ashes to Bryant-Denny Stadium.

May 24, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Russian parliament confirms Putin as prime minister

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin was named prime minister of Russia Thursday after a fervent speech full of ambitious plans that overshadowed his low-key successor and suggested that he will keep a strong hand in ruling the country.

May 23, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Google looking golden again after challenging stretch

SAN FRANCISCO - It's hard to believe Google Inc. actually looked vulnerable just two months ago. The Internet search leader's stock had plummeted 45 percent from its peak. And its two biggest rivals, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc., appeared poised to combine forces and launch a double-barreled attack.

May 23, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


Rocket hits Baghdad park, killing 2 civilians

BAGHDAD - A rocket hit a downtown Baghdad park Thursday, killing two people as American and Iraqi forces battled Shiite militants believed responsible for many such attacks.

May 23, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


President Bush in Texas for daughter Jenna’s wedding

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush stuck out his right elbow Thursday, jokingly demonstrating how he'll escort his daughter down the aisle at her wedding this weekend.

May 23, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National


Sharpton plans another NYC protest over police shooting

NEW YORK - A day after his carefully orchestrated protests briefly blocked rush-hour traffic, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday promised to stage another mass protest over three police detectives' acquittals in the 50-bullet killing of an unarmed man.

May 23, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National


House passes bill to make coin-making cheaper

WASHINGTON - The House voted for cheaper change Thursday, the kind that would make pennies and nickels worth more than they cost to make and save the country $100 million a year.

May 23, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Lobster boat builders pinched as catch drops, economy slows

JONESPORT, Maine - For the first time in 24 years of building lobster boats, Wayne Beal doesn't have any job orders.

May 23, 2008 | By CLARKE CANFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


White House: No wedding coverage

CRAWFORD, Texas - Eager for details about Jenna Bush's wedding on Saturday? Forget about it.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Consumers give stores some relief but still spend cautiously

NEW YORK - Consumers gave some of the nation's retailers a little relief in April after months of dismal sales, gravitating toward less expensive discounters and wholesale clubs but generally still shying away from stores selling clothes and other non-necessities.

May 23, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


Bond lowered for N.M. sect leader accused of sex crimes

CLAYTON, N.M. - A judge reduced the bond of an apocalyptic-sect leader accused of sex crimes against minors, but rejected his request Thursday to be released on his own recognizance.

May 23, 2008 | By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Clinton presses on, urges supporters to ignore calls to quit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Her voice raspy, her tone determined, Hillary Rodham Clinton urged her supporters on Thursday to ignore the political pundits who have declared her toast.

May 23, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | National


Miller to Justice: Investigate Crandall Canyon

WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors should open a criminal investigation into the deaths of nine people in a Utah mine collapse last year, a leading House Democrat said Thursday.

May 23, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Washington


New idea in mortuary science: Dissolving bodies with lye

CONCORD, N.H. - Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest - dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.

May 23, 2008 | By NORMA LOVE Associated Press Writer | National


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Americans start to feel price hikes

WASHINGTON - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

July 28, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities ...

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police Report, 7-29-15: A man who fled on foot after a traffic stop was arrested when apprehended.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review ...

July 28, 2015 | | Police Report


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


Wieters walks it off for O's in 11th inning

BALTIMORE - Matt Wieters homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Monday night for their third straight victory.

July 27, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

July 27, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

July 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Gov't: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action ...

July 27, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER and JONATHAN FAHEY AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Remains of 36 unidentified Marines from WWII battle return

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War ...

July 27, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts ...

July 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




Statesboro insurors earn award

Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Lee, Hill and Johnston Insurors of Statesboro as a "Preferred" Partner for 2015.

July 27, 2015 | | Business


Jimmy Franklin honored at state Bar meeting

During the annual grants meeting of the Georgia Bar Foundation earlier this month, Statesboro attorney Jimmy Franklin was honored for his two years of service ...

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Wanted: An apprentice at Free Spirit Pottery

Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center ...

July 27, 2015 | | Local


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