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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


Writers stump for Web freedom

WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said Tuesday there's no need for new regulation of the Internet, saying his agency has all the authority it needs to prevent discrimination by Internet service providers.

May 07, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Aviation heads to act on climate change, but set no targets

GENEVA - Aviation chiefs pledged Tuesday to address the industry's impact on climate change but shied away from setting concrete targets to reduce global-warming gases.

May 07, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday April 22, 2008

May 07, 2008 | | Local


China: Ship carrying weapons to Zimbabwe may head home

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A shipment of weapons to Zimbabwe may be returned to China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after the troubled southern African nation's neighbors prevented the cargo from being unloaded.

May 07, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW | Associated Press


Gas prices rise further above $3.50, while oil nears $120

NEW YORK - Gas and oil prices moved further into record high territory Tuesday, with retail gas reaching a national average of $3.51 for the first time and crude nearing $120 as the dollar fell to a new low against the euro.

May 07, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Supreme Court reviews ’millionaire’s amendment’

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative justices appeared divided Tuesday over a campaign finance law allowing candidates to receives larger contributions when their wealthy opponents spend heavily from their personal fortunes.

May 07, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Panel finds smog-mortality link

WASHINGTON - Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution, a National Academy of Sciences report concluded Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government to release proposed fuel economy rules

WASHINGTON - The nation's fleet of new cars and trucks will be required to achieve 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015, The Associated Press has learned.

May 07, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Existing home sales decline

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell in March as a severe slump in housing showed no signs of abating. The median price of a home fell compared with the price a year ago.

May 07, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics 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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