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House challenges administration on Medicaid rules

WASHINGTON - The House moved Wednesday to impose a one-year moratorium on new Medicaid rules, with lawmakers arguing that the administration-backed cost-saving measures would add to the burdens of states and health care providers.

May 08, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court allows search and seizure in Virginia case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court affirmed Wednesday that police have the power to conduct searches and seize evidence, even when done during an arrest that turns out to have violated state law.

May 08, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Petraeus picked to lead Mideast command

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who led troops in Iraq for the past year, will be nominated by President Bush to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

May 08, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Experts fear nation’s waterways need rescuing — from us

ALONG THE SANTA FE RIVER, N.M. - Rosemary Lowe scoops up a shovel of dirt and dumps it into a hole around the base of a slender cottonwood tree.

May 08, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National


China’s Everest torch plan draw journalists’ concerns

BEIJING - China's new plan for press coverage of the Olympic torch's ascent of Mount Everest has touched off a new controversy.

May 08, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters confront American outside French store in China

BEIJING - European business officials warned Wednesday that anti-French protests in China could spark a backlash against Chinese exports, while reports surfaced that protesters had confronted an American outside an outlet of French retailer Carrefour.

May 08, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Virginia Russell passes away at age 97

After making a significant impact on Statesboro and Bulloch county since moving here in 1932, Virginia Boyce Wilson Russell died Tuesday. She was 97.

May 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bear gave off no reasons for concern before trainer’s death

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - The grizzly bear that wrestled Will Ferrell's character in the recent film ''Semi-Pro'' seemed to obediently follow cues - which made its killing of its trainer with a bite to the neck all the more stunning.

May 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Mom’s diet may play role in whether baby is boy or girl

CHICAGO - Snips and snails and puppydog tails ... and cereal and bananas?

May 08, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press Writer | National


NYC buildings commissioner quits after mayor’s criticism

NEW YORK - The city's buildings commissioner resigned Tuesday, a day after the mayor said he was unhappy with the agency and the rising number of fatal construction accidents this year.

May 07, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer | National


DNA testing moves to west Texas polygamous ranch

ELDORADO, Texas - State authorities began a second day of court-ordered DNA testing Tuesday on members of a polygamist sect, an effort they hope will begin to untangle the group's complicated family relationships.

May 07, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 4/23

You're likely to handle yourself quite admirably in the year ahead in situations where you play a leadership role. However, when it comes to arrangements that require you to be a follower, it could be a different story.

May 07, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have lower-back pain and would like your opinion about what I should do. I had an epidural injection in April 2006 but still have pain. I also saw a chiropractor but couldn't afford to keep going. I have enclosed the results of an MRI of my lower back I had done in September 2006. I am a 57-year-old female.

May 07, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bush: Now is not the time to renegotiate or cancel NAFTA

NEW ORLEANS - President Bush, replying to criticism from Democratic presidential candidates, said Tuesday that ''now is not the time to renegotiate ... or walk away from'' the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also denied the U.S. was in a recession, calling it a slowdown instead.

May 07, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Auditors: FDA has long way to go on foreign inspections

WASHINGTON - House members chastised the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for not stepping up inspections of foreign drug manufacturers in the wake of a litany of problems with the blood thinner heparin and other products.

May 07, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Ryan Zimmerman stays hot as Nationals rout Braves 15-1

WASHINGTON - Ryan Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBIs, Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings and the Washington Nationals opened a ...

September 03, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chubb set to embrace 'big role' in No. 9 Georgia's offense

ATHENS, Ga.- One year ago, Nick Chubb didn't know if he'd get a carry in Georgia's opening game.

September 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate'

NEW YORK - Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the ...

September 03, 2015 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Sports


Gators renew rivalry with Robert Toombs

Pads will be popping and bodies will be flying along Westside Road tonight when Bulloch Academy hosts long-time rival Robert Toombs Christian Academy.

September 03, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Statesboro seeking first win of season

The Statesboro Blue Devils had a week to prepare for their non-region matchup against the Wayne County Yellow Jackets after a tough season-opener loss to ...

September 03, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal pays visit to Treutlen

Mental mistakes and turnovers hurt the Panthers' chances of winning its first game of the season against Josey High School last week.

September 03, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB hosts Mustangs

BROOKLET - One week after nearly upsetting eighth ranked Pierce County, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will look to build off of their first game as ...

September 03, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


First Friday to feature ‘Taste of Downtown’

How would you like to sample most of your local restaurants in one convenient location, and for only a small fee?

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed ...

September 03, 2015 | By ADAM BEAM | Associated Press


No races for Statesboro City Council, so far

Going into the final day of qualifying, there are no vacancies but also no contested races for the three Statesboro City Council seats up for ...

September 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Georgia Tech opens with Alcorn State

ATLANTA - Justin Thomas has a bunch of new guys around him heading into Thursday night's opener.

September 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Braves swept again

ATLANTA - The Miami Marlins rarely play well in Atlanta.

September 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


SEB softball ranked 8th in state

September 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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