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US ships cigarettes, bras, more to Iran

WASHINGTON - U.S. exports to Iran - including brassieres, bull semen, cosmetics and possibly even weapons - grew more than tenfold during President Bush's years in office even as he accused Iran of nuclear ambitions and helping terrorists. America sent more cigarettes to Iran, at least $158 million worth under Bush, than any other products.

July 23, 2008 | By SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Proposal to euthanize wild horses spurs debate

RENO, Nev. - Animal rights activists and ranchers are clashing over a federal proposal to euthanize wild horses as a way to deal with their surplus numbers.

July 22, 2008 | BY MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


Court: Soldier’s life sentence stands

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court on Monday unanimously upheld the life sentence of a soldier convicted in the stabbing death of an infantryman he fought alongside in Iraq, a brutal crime that inspired the movie ''In the Valley of Elah.''

July 22, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Washington


African smuggling rings possible US terror threat

WASHINGTON - The intercepted e-mail was alarmingly matter-of-fact for anyone worried about a new terror attack: ''getting into U.S is no problem at all. thats what i do best.''

July 22, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


A-Rod’s wife alleges infidelity in divorce papers

MIAMI - Alex Rodriguez's wife filed for divorce Monday, calling her husband an adulterer who ''emotionally abandoned his wife and children.''

July 22, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Firecracker Fest 2008; Fireworks display

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, July 07, 2008

July 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Park Service seeks to reach changing population

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - She'd spent a lifetime less than an hour's drive away, but it had never crossed Joquetta Johnson's mind to visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. What, she wondered when a friend suggested it, could a park in rural, lily-white West Virginia hold for a black teacher from Baltimore?

July 22, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Officials predict longer and stronger fire season

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In the past few years, Rich Nieto's work has started earlier and lasted longer.

July 22, 2008 | By SUE MAJOR HOLMES Associated Press Writer | National


Drinking games prove deadly to college students

WINONA, Minn. - On the morning after the house party on Johnson Street, Jenna Foellmi and several other twentysomethings lay sprawled on the beds and couches. When a friend reached out to wake her, Foellmi was cold to the touch.

July 22, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. police kill kidnapping suspect at Waffle House

LAWRENCEVILLE - A suspected kidnapper was killed by police in a Waffle House parking lot early Monday morning after demanding ransom from his victim's family.

July 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Microsoft wants to negotiate with new Yahoo board

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to oust Yahoo Inc.'s board next month, saying Monday that a successful rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its takeover bid for Yahoo or negotiate another multibillion-dollar deal.

July 22, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


McCain touts plan to create jobs, help workers

PHOENIX - Republican presidential candidate John McCain acknowledged the steep drop in U.S. jobs and said he would help the economy by cutting taxes, encouraging free trade, building nuclear power plants and launching other initiatives.

July 22, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Court high to rule on deputy slaying case

ATLANTA - It didn't take a jury long to convict Andrew Howard Brannan for the death of a 22-year-old sheriff's deputy: Four hours to convict him, and four more to sentence him to death.

July 22, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


6 explosions wound 25 in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan - A string of small explosions wounded at least 25 people Monday in the southern port city of Karachi, rattling Pakistan the day after a deadly suicide attack in the capital.

July 22, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Obama to accept nomination at football stadium

NEW YORK - Barack Obama will accept the Democratic presidential nomination at Invesco Field at Mile High, a 76,000-seat stadium home to the Denver Broncos, the Democratic National Committee announced Monday.

July 22, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Delegates in hand, Trump says he has nomination

BISMARCK, N.D. - Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's ...

May 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Social Security: Many opt in early

CHICAGO - Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll ...

May 26, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


‘Missing Man Table’ honors fallen veterans

For almost a decade, Vandy's Restaurant in the Statesboro Mall has provided a meal to veterans on Memorial Day. This year, however, the restaurant ...

May 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local








Gennett's RBI single in 8th lifts Brewers past Braves, 2-1

ATLANTA - Scooter Gennett's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night, spoiling Brian ...

May 24, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Medals or mosquitoes? Zika still talk of Olympic golf

Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes.

May 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Skin cancer not so bad - Take my word for it

Today I'm addressing all my friends and readers who fall into categories that include fishing geeks, camping fanatics, boating enthusiasts, yard workers, gardeners or ...

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Multiple scrimmages on deck for prep football programs

May 24, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Final local election results by the numbers

With all 16 precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local




Averitt summer camps filling up

Registration deadlines are fast approaching for summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and program director Tony Phillips said he expects more than ...

May 23, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Ga. OKs $7.5M for joint seaport with SC

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million on Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah ...

May 23, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Years after death in WWII, vet's remains return home

NEW ORLEANS - More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating finally came home to his native New Orleans ...

May 23, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


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