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Appeals court overturns N.Y. law ordering airlines to give stranded passengers food, water

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a state law requiring airlines to give food, water, clean toilets and fresh air to passengers stuck in delayed planes, saying the measure was well-intentioned but stepped on federal authority.

April 09, 2008 | Appeals court overturns N.Y. law ordering airlines to give stranded passengers food, water Associated Press Writer | National


Brave or foolish, lava lovers live in shadow of Hawaii’s active volcano

KALAPANA, Hawaii - As fiery lava pours down Kilauea volcano toward Jean Olson's lonely wooden house, incinerating everything in its path, there's no place she'd rather be.

April 09, 2008 | Brave or foolish, lava lovers live in shadow of Hawaii’s active volcano Associated Press Writer | National


Mastermind of Ga. ’Barbie bandits’ bank theft sentenced to 10 years in prison

MARIETTA, Ga. - A man convicted of being the mastermind behind the so-called ''Barbie Bandits'' bank theft was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask Dr. Gott 3/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband was diagnosed with a rapidly growing malignant brain cancer in 2004. He was 57 years old.

April 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/26

DEAR ABBY: I have seen several dogs and cats left outside in below-zero weather this winter. Yes, animals have fur to help them keep warm, but that doesn't mean they don't get cold (even in dog houses). People get cold staying outside for an extended amount of time, even when bundled up, so imagine how the animals feel. These innocent animals can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia just like humans.

April 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Detroit mayor, former aide arraigned in perjury case; plead not guilty

DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges they lied under oath about having an affair.

April 09, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Saudi King Abdullah calls for interfaith dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - King Abdullah is calling for a dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews, the first such proposal from this strictly Muslim kingdom at a time of mounting tensions between followers of Islam and those of other religions.

April 09, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR and ABDULLAH SHIHRI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gunfire during commercial flight was no sure recipe for catastrophe, experts say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The pilot of a US Airways plane may have been mishandling a firearm when it went off in flight, piercing the cockpit wall before the jet landed safely, a federal air marshal said Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 3/26

Here is a third deal from the bridge-dinner duplicate that I ran in Hobe Sound, Fla., last month. This one caught my eye because three Wests made four spades, one with an overtrick, and one South made five diamonds doubled with an overtrick. It is not often both sides bid and make game.

April 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police say 5 injured in crane collapse in Miami

MIAMI - Authorities say a crane collapse at a Miami construction site injured at least five workers.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Israel to allow foreign trained Palestinian forces to deploy in West Bank

JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister on Tuesday said he would soon allow 600 foreign-trained Palestinian police to take up positions in a volatile West Bank town in a gesture aimed at helping the moderate Palestinian government restore law and order.

April 09, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon says it mistakenly shipped ballistic missile parts to Taiwan

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the United States mistakenly shipped to Taiwan four electrical fuses designed for use on intercontinental ballistic missiles, but has since recovered them.

April 09, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Fed auctions another $50 billion to banks, bringing total to $260 billion since December

WASHINGTON - Fighting to ease a dangerous credit crisis, the Federal Reserve has provided a total of $260 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.

April 09, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


FBI investigating whether parachute found by children in Northwest was hijacker D.B. Cooper’s

SEATTLE - The FBI is analyzing a torn, tangled parachute found buried by children in southwest Washington to determine whether it might have been used by famed plane hijacker D.B. Cooper, the agency said Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - March 26

(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 at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

April 09, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Portal finishes second in state

It appears as though the tides have turned for female athletics at Portal Middle-High School. First the girls track team shocked Class A public schools by finishing second in the state competition. Just a few days later, the Lady Panthers' golf team narrowly missed earning a state title at the GHSA Class A golf championships.

May 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


FIFA in hot water

ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 27, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

May 27, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hoping for bright future

ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.

May 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

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


Cleanup begins in Texas

HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.

May 27, 2015 | By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Good day for host nation at French Open

PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

May 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports






SHS golfer signs with SSU Tigers

In front of friends, family and fellow golfers, Statesboro High School's Jordan Woody signed his national letter of intent to attend Savannah State University on a golf scholarship Tuesday afternoon in the school's media center.

May 26, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Hawks' season ends with sweep

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Manziel during practice

BEREA, Ohio - Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ogeechee Technical College set to host Go Back. Move Ahead. event

Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




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