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Candidates mark the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death

MEMPHIS - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ''seems a bigger man'' than he did 40 years ago on the day of his death, Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Friday as he stood outside the motel where the civil rights leader was slain.

April 19, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Senate adds help for manufacturers, Gulf Coast hurricane victims to housing bill

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday supported tax breaks to ailing Rust Belt manufacturers and Gulf Coast residents receiving grants to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

April 19, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


US: 9/11 law allows detention of Chinese Muslim, even without act of terrorism

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration argued Friday that when Congress authorized military action against the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists, it also gave the president the power to detain people who never took up arms against the U.S.

April 19, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


US, North Korean envoys meeting Tuesday in hopes of restarting nuclear talks

WASHINGTON - The United States said Friday that top U.S. and North Korean nuclear negotiators will meet next week to try to break a deadlock in disarmament talks over how the North will account for its nuclear past.

April 19, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Employers chopped 80,000 jobs last month; jobless rate rose to 5.1 percent

WASHINGTON - Employers buffeted by talk of recession slashed 80,000 jobs in March, the most in five years and the third straight month of losses.

April 19, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bourbon Street bouncer acquitted in GSU student’s death on New Year’s Eve 2004

LAKE CHARLES, La. - A New Orleans bouncer was acquitted Thursday in the death on New Year's Eve 2004 of a Georgia college student whose friends had been excluded from a karaoke bar.

April 19, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Diamond Eagles continue to struggle, lose at Elon

ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern dropped a 9-6 decision at Elon Friday night. The Southern Conference series opening loss dropped the Eagles to 16-12 overall and 4-3 in league play. Chris Shehan (Strasburg, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) matched his season-high of four hits, including a home run

April 19, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


New European cargo ship docks at space station, delivers food, water, Jules Verne notes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A new European cargo ship flew up to the international space station and docked Thursday, successfully delivering food, water and clothes in its orbital debut.

April 18, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Astrograph 4/4

There is a good chance you will saddle yourself with additional duties and responsibilities in the year ahead, but you know they will be loaded with rewards and benefits. Your compensation will be great.

April 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


AP IMPACT: States facing budget trouble consider releasing inmates early to save millions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lawmakers from California to Kentucky are trying to save money with a drastic and potentially dangerous budget-cutting proposal: releasing tens of thousands of convicts from prison, including drug addicts, thieves and even violent criminals.

April 18, 2008 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Cheer South All-Stars win national championship in Savannah

SAVANNAH - This past weekend, the Cheer South All-Stars Senior Level 4 were awarded the prestigious title of National Cheer Star Grand Champions. The squad scored in first place in their division and also received the highest score given to any team competing, including level 5 squads.

April 18, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Eagles to face SoCon-best Elon

Georgia Southern University continues its road stretch in Southern Conference play, traveling to Elon this weekend for a three-game series.

April 18, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Sheriff: Man arrested on cocaine charges

After a lengthy investigation during which Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agents made a number of undercover drug buys, a Bulloch County man is behind bars without bond.

April 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 4/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read with interest a letter from a reader who had trouble swallowing. I too had trouble swallowing pills and received many suggestions. My general-practice physician told me to gargle with salt water. This didn't help, so I consulted an ear-nose-and-throat specialist. He looked down my throat and knew right away I had cancer on my epiglottis (the "lid" that closes the windpipe during swallowing to prevent inhalation of food). He confirmed his visual observation with a biopsy.

April 18, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police say overnight fire in rural western Pa. home killed as many as 10 people; 2 survived

BROCKWAY, Pa. - A fire engulfed a house in rural Pennsylvania early Thursday, state police said, killing as many as 10 people and forcing one of the survivors to jump naked from the second floor.

April 18, 2008 | By DANIEL LOVERING Associated Press Writer | National


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Braves fall short to Phillies 4-1

PHILADELPHIA- Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta ...

July 30, 2015 | By AARON BRACY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with ...

July 30, 2015 | By BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press


50 years of service

The Pilot Club of Statesboro has reached a milestone in the history of the club. For 50 years, the Pilot Club has served Statesboro and ...

July 30, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the ...

July 30, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Reader urges reconsideration of recycling program

Editor:

July 30, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Religious freedom worth protecting

This is my country and I am proud to call myself an American. I believe in the God I worship and am proud to call ...

July 30, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials




Orioles complete sweep of Braves

BALTIMORE - Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the ninth inning, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding Atlanta ...

July 29, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gators cap charity tournament

July 29, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ...

July 29, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spurrier more confident in this year's South Carolina squad

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. - Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident aboutSouth Carolina's direction than he was at times last season.

July 29, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Local essay, poetry contests accepting entries

The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring the 2015/16 High School Essay Contest (grades 9-12) and the 2015 Youth Poetry Contest (grades 5-9 ...

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients ...

July 29, 2015 | By BRIAN BAKST and FARAI MUTSAKA | Associated Press


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