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Delta, Northwest face challenge of merging fleets, employees

Delta and Northwest executives want to smoothly complete their deal to create the world's largest airline by the end of the year. But investors reacted negatively Tuesday, amid word there are no plans for further domestic flight cuts as well as the challenges of integrating companies with contrasting cultures, planes and labor relations.

April 30, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER and JOSHUA FREED Associated Press Writers | National


Pope Benedict XVI says he is ’deeply ashamed’ of clergy sex abuse scandal

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Traveling on his first papal journey to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI confronted the clergy sex abuse scandal, saying Tuesday that he was ''deeply ashamed'' of the problem and vowing to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood.

April 30, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Carter embraces Hamas official at West Bank meeting

JERUSALEM - Former President Carter angered Israel's government Tuesday by embracing a Hamas politician during a visit to the West Bank, ignoring Israeli and U.S. designation of the Islamic militants as a terror group.

April 30, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


19 Ugandan schoolgirls killed in dormitory fire

KAMPALA, Uganda - Sobbing Ugandan parents sifted through the ashes of a school dormitory Tuesday, searching for their daughters after a fire swept through the building, killing 19 schoolgirls and two adults.

April 30, 2008 | By GODFREY OLUKYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


25 Egypt opposition members sentenced

CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted 25 key members of Egypt's largest opposition group and sentenced them to up to 10 years in jail, a security official said.

April 30, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice vouches for diplomats’ commitment

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday defended the commitment of the nation's diplomats, despite recent resistance by many foreign services officers to a proposal to require tours in Iraq.

April 30, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Strong election showing means Nepal’s former Maoist rebels to play major role in government

NEW DELHI - Two years after coming out of the bush, Nepal's Maoists are marching across the Himalayan kingdom - just not in the way many thought they would.

April 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Former President Carter says he wants to become ’communicator’ between Hamas, US officials

AIRPORT CITY, Israel - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he hoped to help open talks between Hamas and U.S. leaders, saying Washington's policy of not meeting with people it labeled terrorists was counterproductive.

April 29, 2008 | By BETH MARLOWE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Obama questions Clinton on trade, mocks her visit to an Indiana bar

PITTSBURGH - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama on Monday questioned rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's opposition to free trade agreements that some voters contend have eliminated thousands of U.S. jobs and mocked her weekend visit to an Indiana bar as pandering to the working class.

April 29, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | National


After 53 arrests, chronic NYC subway groper could face life in prison

NEW YORK - About two weeks after he was released from prison, Freddie Johnson was arrested on charges of illegally rubbing up against a woman on a crowded Manhattan subway train.

April 29, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Abuse investigation of polygamous sect moving into courtroom

SAN ANGELO, Texas - A court began laying the groundwork Monday to sort out the custody arrangements for hundreds of young children seized from a polygamist sect, with nearly four dozen lawyers seeking to represent the children in attendance.

April 29, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


Detroit City Council silences embattled mayor, says it doesn’t want to hear his budget plan

DETROIT - The City Council rebuffed embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's attempts to propose a budget on Monday, the latest sign of increasingly frosty relations between the mayor and city leaders.

April 29, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Delta, Northwest eye Tuesday to possibly announce combination deal; pilot issues still linger

ATLANTA - Northwest pilots have threatened to oppose a combination with Delta if the decision-makers don't keep the pilots' interests in mind. That may not be enough to stop the carriers from pushing ahead with a deal.

April 29, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER AP Business Writer | National


Officials worry that aerial spraying to fight moth in California could harm local commerce

SOQUEL, Calif. - As the state prepares to spray the San Francisco Bay Area with pesticides to fight an invasive moth, local officials are worrying not only about the potential impact on human health, but on local commerce as well.

April 29, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Militants sneak up on sleeping Afghan police, killing 11

MIRANJAN, Afghanistan -Taliban militants crept through groves of grape vines and pomegranate trees to launch a surprise assault Monday, killing 11 policemen sleeping on a mud floor in southern Afghanistan.

April 29, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN and JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


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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 in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.

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 II's bloodiest battles.

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 of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.

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 as Bar president and $472,274 was awarded in grants to Atlanta Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Services.

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 for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.

July 27, 2015 | | Local


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Giving unto the Lord

The Bible teaches that giving is a matter of worship to God, whether done as part of our corporate worship in church or in our personal and private expressions of devotion and obedience.

July 26, 2015 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Take ADHD diagnoses with grain of salt

Q: Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second grade teacher was convinced he had ADHD. At a meeting with the principal, school psychologist, school social worker and the head of the special education department, lots of pressure was put on us to have him tested and put on medication.

July 26, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Dengue joins yellow fever, smallpox in S. Georgia

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts

The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Consumer Qs: Start a butterfly garden

Question: I wanted to start a butterfly garden but was told not to plant a plant a butterfly bush. Why?

July 26, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


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