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Suspected Islamic insurgents behead Thai soldier, kill 7 more troops in rebellious south

NARATHIWAT, Thailand - Suspected Muslim insurgents ambushed an army patrol in Thailand's restive south Monday, killing all eight soldiers and then beheading one of them in a bloody clash as the rebellion enters its fifth year.

January 29, 2008 | By SUMETH PANPETCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


A look at proposed Bush administration arms sales to Saudi, Gulf states

The Bush administration announced its intention on Monday to sell $123 million worth of sophisticated, precision-guided bomb technology to Saudi Arabia as part of a larger arms package to the country and its Gulf neighbors, estimated to total $20 billion. Congress has 30 days to lodge objections to the sale.

January 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Protest against maglev train in Shanghai forces government acknowledgement

SHANGHAI, China - Protests by Shanghai residents angry over the proposed extension of a high-tech train line forced the government Monday to acknowledge widespread public concern, in the latest standoff between China's communist authorities and middle-class urban Chinese.

January 29, 2008 | By ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


HEALTHBEAT: Finding hot spots on their soles helps diabetics avoid dangerous foot ulcers

WASHINGTON - Diabetics, watch out: A hot spot on your foot can signal an ulcer is brewing, a wound that could cost your limb.

January 29, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | National


Guatemala to get first leftist president in more than 50 years

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala on Monday swears in Alvaro Colom, its first leftist president in more than 50 years.

January 29, 2008 | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pelosi, Bernanke discuss options for economic stimulus

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Fed chief Ben Bernanke met Monday to discuss how Congress might act to stimulate the slowing economy.

January 29, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Want the public to like your product better? Raise the price.

WASHINGTON - Apparently, raising the price really does make the wine taste better.

January 29, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


Returning Congress confronts war, economy, election-year politics

WASHINGTON - Still smarting from the partisan wars of 2007, Congress confronts a sinking economy, a lingering war and election-year politics as it gets back to work for the 2008 session.

January 29, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Justices reject industry challenge to air pollution ruling

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear industry complaints that the Environmental Protection Agency should have dropped some old clean air safeguards when it imposed a more stringent air quality standard for ozone.

January 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


To intelligence chief, interrogation technique known as waterboarding ‘would be torture’

WASHINGTON - The nation's intelligence chief says waterboarding ''would be torture'' if used against him or if someone under interrogation actually was taking water into his lungs.

January 29, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Exclusive: Repairs to Blackwater convoy vehicles could complicate Baghdad shooting inquiry

WASHINGTON - Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whether enemy gunfire provoked the attack, according to people familiar with the government's investigation of the incident.

January 29, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Guatemala hopes new presidential duo — peacemaker and heart surgeon — can do some healing

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's new president, Alvaro Colom received training as a Mayan priest. His vice president is a heart surgeon.

January 29, 2008 | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chilly day greets Spring semester at GSU

January 29, 2008 | Photos by Scott Bryant/Herald staff | Local


Choi wins Sony Open

HONOLULU - K.J. Choi felt the pressure of performing before an audience at the Sony Open, not only a large contingent of South Korean fans living in Hawaii, but the 11 friends who flew from his hometown on Wondo Island to watch him play on the weekend.

January 29, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Your Videos


Yale joins growing group of elite colleges in expanding use of financial aid

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University said Monday that it is joining an expanding group of elite colleges making education more affordable to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, under pressure from parents, lawmakers and alumni.

January 29, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


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Local Roundup: SEB comeback effort falls short

ALBANY - Southeast Bulloch's furious second-half comeback attempt fell short as the Yellow Jackets fell 63-57 on Friday at the U-Save-It Classic against Class AAAAAA foe Lee County.

December 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Subway says thanks to Food Bank volunteers

Subway Restaurants of Statesboro recognized the staff and volunteers of the Statesboro Food Bank with a Subway luncheon last week to say "thank you" for their tireless efforts to help others all year long.

December 20, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rookie receivers stealing the show

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.

December 19, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Following probe, FIFA won't reopen World Cup voting

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with five games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.

December 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Controlled burn sends smoke into downtown Statesboro

Smoke seen in downtown Statesboro this afternoon was caused by the controlled burn of a 15-acre field near Akins Smith Road in the Hopulikeit area, according to Bulloch County 911 and Statesboro Fire Department spokespersons.

December 19, 2014 | From | Local


East Georgia Regional Medical Center limits visitors

Like other hospitals in the region, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is experiencing an increase in flu-related emergency-room visits.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.

December 19, 2014 | By JAKE COYLE Associated Press | Associated Press




Trufant, Atlanta Falcons defense wary of Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.

December 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


SHS, SEB invade Albany

Region championships and state playoff berths will be determined in the coming months, but both Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch's boys squads will get some tough non-region competition to help close out 2014 as they travel to Albany for the annual U-Save-It Classic beginning today.

December 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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