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US Official: Al-Qaida terrorist dead of natural causes

WASHINGTON - An Egyptian al-Qaida boss believed to be the planner behind the foiled 2006 terrorist plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic is dead of natural causes, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.

April 24, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: Plankenhorn, SHS & Portal baseball - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, April 10 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 24, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Families seeking to adopt from China face longer, emotionally draining waits

NEW YORK - China remains the country of choice for thousands of Americans seeking to adopt a child, but the time frame for new applications is now often triple what it was a few years ago and many families are enduring uncertain, emotionally draining waits.

April 24, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Sooner or later, Bush’s legacy to be defined by war in Iraq

WASHINGTON - If he has doubts, he does not voice them. If he has regrets about his decision, he does not show them. More than five years into a war that has been longer, bloodier and costlier than the country expected, President Bush never wavers: The battle in Iraq is just, the victory assured.

April 24, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP NewsBreak: Bush to announce shorter Army tours as he endorses a pause in troop cuts

WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to announce on Thursday that Army units heading to war after Aug. 1 will serve 12-month tours rather than the 15 months that soldiers are currently deployed, senior defense officials said.

April 24, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Authorities ID severed hands, feet found in SC; victim knew she was in danger, mom says

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A woman whose severed hands and feet were found outside two homes about a mile apart had known her life was in danger, her mother said Tuesday.

April 24, 2008 | By KATRINA A. GOGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


Texas couple accused of killing toddler in their care while parents served in Iraq, Germany

EL PASO, Texas - A Fort Bliss soldier and his wife were arrested Tuesday on charges of killing a 2-year-old girl in their care and seriously injuring her older brother while their military parents served overseas.

April 24, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National


John Hopkins performs 6 kidney transplants at once; 1 person was key to chain of donations

BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins surgeons transplanted a half-dozen kidneys simultaneously, an operation believed to be the first of its kind, hospital officials announced Tuesday.

April 24, 2008 | By ALEX DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer | National


Kenyan opposition party suspends talks with government, youths set slum fires in protest

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition party suspended talks with the government Tuesday and hundreds of angry young opposition backers set fires to protest delays in reaching a power-sharing deal.

April 23, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Opposition accuses government of unleashing violence following Zimbabwean election

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Opposition officials accused Zimbabwe's ruling party Tuesday of orchestrating a campaign of violence in remote rural areas in an effort to intimidate opponents of President Robert Mugabe ahead of a likely runoff election.

April 23, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 4/9

Carl Jung, who died in 1961, said, "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

April 23, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/9

DEAR ABBY: My 13-year-old twin daughters were very close, considered each other their "best friend" and got along beautifully sharing a room. Disagreements and arguments were rare and nearly always minor.

April 23, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


White House candidates question top commander in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus, meet your next commander in chief.

April 23, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - April 9

(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 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


McCain says Democratic rivals’ call for troop withdrawal from Iraq a ’failure of leadership’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday that calls from his Democratic rivals to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq stand as a ''failure of leadership'' as they are making promises they cannot keep.

April 23, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Worth the wait

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 06, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

July 06, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Blue Devil Golf to host fundraising tournament

July 06, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

CHICAGO - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

July 06, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

July 06, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Boating education course to be held in Brooklet July 9

Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.

July 06, 2015 | | Local


'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 06, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


McIlroy injures ankle, Open Championship in doubt

LONDON - Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

July 06, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Crashes mar third stage of Tour de France

HUY, Belgium - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

July 06, 2015 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son likely untruthful about smoking habits

Q: We just discovered that our 17-year-old is using nicotine. He tells us he's been using for the past several months, smoking two to four cigarettes a day to cope with academic anxiety and relationships. He tends to be socially reserved and has been struggling with academics of late. He appears contrite and remorseful and has said, "I should never have gotten started with this stuff in the first place."

July 05, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Two women born in 1800s still living

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

July 05, 2015 | By ANTONIO CALANNI and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Life


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