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US airstrike kills 9 Afghan soldiers at checkpoint

KABUL, Afghanistan - A U.S.-led coalition airstrike hit an Afghan army checkpoint Wednesday, killing nine soldiers, Afghan officials said. The American military acknowledged that its forces may have ''mistakenly'' killed allied troops.

November 06, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kick-boxing farewell ritual kills Japanese sailor

TOKYO - A Japanese sailor dropping out of an elite navy training program died in an unofficial farewell ritual requiring him to fight 15 classmates, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

November 06, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Atheists plan ad campaign on side of London buses

LONDON - London buses have God on their side - but not for long, if atheists have their way.

November 06, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


World markets slump on earnings fears

LONDON - World stock markets slumped Wednesday as a stream of disappointing corporate earnings in the U.S. fueled pessimism about the global economy despite further thawing in credit markets.

November 06, 2008 | By PAN PYLAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli, Egyptian leaders to meet on Mideast peace

JERUSALEM - Israeli President Shimon Peres will discuss an Arab proposal for comprehensive Mideast peace when he meets with Egypt's leader this week, Peres' office said Wednesday.

November 06, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 10/23

Calvin Coolidge said, "If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it."

November 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Chris Sandy speaks at Boys & Girls Club; Voting machine testing

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, October 22, 2008

November 06, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Astrograph 10/23

Don't hesitate to get involved with a new system, new invention or new product in the year ahead. Chances are something quite innovative could turn out to be extremely fortunate for you and bring about much success.

November 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 52 years old, 6 feet tall and 230 pounds. His cholesterol is 198, and he also has high blood pressure. He has been taking atenolol for 20 years, which has controlled it well. He has a physical every year.

November 06, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Man freed on DNA evidence sues cops, prosecutors

DENVER - The first person released from prison in Colorado because of DNA evidence is suing police and prosecutors who worked to put him behind bars.

November 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


NC sheriff’s slurs snarl locals’ immigration work

SMITHFIELD, N.C. - For years, Sheriff Steve Bizzell watched the number of illegal immigrants in his rural county skyrocket - and with it, he says, residents' fear that the newcomers were responsible for more than their share of crime.

November 06, 2008 | By MARLON A. WALKER Associated Press Writer | National


Woman, 3 children die in Mich. house fire

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - Fire killed a woman and three children in one home early Wednesday and spread to four other houses, fire and city officials said.

November 06, 2008 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press Writer | National


Wal-Mart sets new rules for China suppliers

BEIJING - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Wednesday it will set new quality standards for its suppliers, following a series of scandals involving Chinese-made products, which account for a major portion of the company's sales.

November 06, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New search warrant served on evangelist’s compound

TEXARKANA, Ark. - Former followers of evangelist Tony Alamo testified Wednesday they were often beaten at his instructions and one said Alamo took a 9-year-old girl as his wife, as prosecutors sought to prevent him from being freed while awaiting trial.

November 06, 2008 | By CHUCK BARTELS Associated Press Writer | National


Fort Bragg trial starts in ’fragging’ case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Military prosecutors argued Wednesday that the first soldier accusing of killing a direct superior in Iraq - known as ''fragging'' during the Vietnam war - told other soldiers he wanted to kill and burn his National Guard officer.

November 06, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


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7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Dream ...

I was 32 with a newborn child and had just received my cancer diagnosis.

February 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned




Jackets sting Eagles

In previous seasons, Georgia Southern has found some success in sending freshman pitcher straight into the fire to make their first start against Georgia Tech ...

February 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

MIAMI - There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

WASHINGTON - Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping ...

February 21, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




Atlanta vies with other cities for test tracks for self-driving cars

ATLANTA - Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other ...

February 20, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Mavericks outlast Eagles

In a battle of Sun Belt heavyweights, Georgia Southern gave UT Arlington a good fight, but ran out of gas in the late rounds.

February 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' pledge helps first Americans

BOSTON - Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

February 20, 2017 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Associated Press


How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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