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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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Talented field for Georgia State Cup

The Georgia State Cup begins today on the grounds of Georgia Southern University, set to determine champions for boys and girls sides over seven age divisions today and Sunday . And in addition to crowning the best teams in the state, it will also highlight some of the best individual talent that the state has to offer.

May 29, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand

MIAMI - Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch.

May 29, 2015 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.

May 29, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Local


More ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.

May 29, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Local




Soccer elite converges on 'Boro for GA State Cup

For two days, Statesboro and the campus of Georgia Southern University will be playing host to some of the best soccer talent in all of Georgia.

May 28, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


‘Friday Night Live’ announces 2015 schedule

With the kickoff to high school football season only a hard-to-believe three months away, it's time to begin making plans for some football. So, let's start with announcing the schedule for the eighth season of "Friday Night Live," which streams a Bulloch County high school football game live each week on statesboroherald.com.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Morris signs with Brewton Parker

There were a lot of 'firsts' for Wyatt Morris as he signed his national letter of intent to play tennis at Brewton Parker College Thursday afternoon in Southeast Bulloch High School's media center.

May 28, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH - A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general.

May 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

WASHINGTON - Safety drills, parent notification systems and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.

May 28, 2015 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer | Associated Press


Hawks looking for continuity

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation Thursday.

May 28, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Roll out the red carpet

The stars will be out when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community.

May 28, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Top seeds battle issues to advance at Roland Garros

PARIS - For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set.

May 28, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Claxton man killed in single vehicle crash

A Claxton man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 301 South near Ephesus Church Road.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Defiant FIFA head won't step down

ZURICH - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.

May 28, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


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