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States push laws to require paid sick days

HARTFORD, Conn. - For school bus driver Jamille Aine, a cold is more than an inconvenience. His employer does not offer paid sick days, so if he can't shake the bug, he may not be able to pay his bills.

September 04, 2008 | By STEPHEN SINGER AP Business Writer | National


Energy-efficient appliances gain favor

CHICAGO - Fast-rising utility bills have helped homeowners embrace something many previously acted only lukewarm about: energy efficiency.

September 04, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER Associated Press Writer | National


Eight Eagle football players suspended

Georgia Southern head football coach Chris Hatcher announced that five student-athletes are being suspended for the season-opener at Georgia and three student-athletes will miss the first two games of the 2008 season due to a violation of institutional rules.

September 04, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Situation still ’fragile’ in Grand Canyon village

PHOENIX - Crews were waiting for floodwaters to recede so they can begin restoring washed-out trails and footbridges to a remote village near the Grand Canyon hit by flooding, authorities said.

September 04, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | National


Web site educates about hiring vets

WASHINGTON - They survived war, but for some Iraq and Afghanistan veterans going to work back home isn't easy, either.

September 04, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Tropical Storm Fay hugs Florida’s Atlantic coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Fay will likely not become a hurricane, forecasters said Wednesday, relieving fears the zig-zagging storm would return from the Atlantic with punishing force later this week.

September 04, 2008 | By RON WORD and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Court says EPA air pollution rule is illegal

WASHINGTON - A Bush administration rule barring states and local governments from requiring more air pollution monitoring is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

September 04, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court hears arguments in WWII land dispute

WASHINGTON - An attorney for hundreds of Kentucky families forced to sell their farms to the Army during World War II argued in federal court Tuesday that government agents bullied them into accepting bad deals in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

September 04, 2008 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Labor Dept: Fewer workers killed on job in 2007

WASHINGTON - The number of workers killed on the job annually dropped to a historic low in 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Wednesday.

September 04, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Washington


149 dead in plane crash at Madrid airport

MADRID, Spain - A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands at the height of the vacation season crashed, burned and broke into pieces Wednesday while trying to take off from Madrid, killing 149 people on board, officials said.

September 04, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


ECI: The Season - Episode 2

ECI: The Season - Episode 2

September 03, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | ECI: The Season


Researcher: Bigfoot just a rubber gorilla suit

ATLANTA - Turns out Bigfoot was just a rubber suit.

September 03, 2008 | By JUANITA COUSINS Associated Press Writer | National


Guard training overhaul is costly

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is determined to overhaul both training and active duty tours for the Army National Guard, but finding a way to give these part-time soldiers more time at home will cost more than $128 million, The Associated Press has learned.

September 03, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush, Musharraf: An uneasy alliance

CRAWFORD, Texas - Running for president, George W. Bush couldn't name the new leader of Pakistan. But after the Sept. 11 attacks, Pervez Musharraf became a crucial but ultimately frustrating ally in the war against Islamic extremists.

September 03, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


California fines 18 hospitals for shoddy care

LOS ANGELES - Eighteen hospitals in California were fined for state health code violations in which patients received shoddy care that in some cases led to deaths.

September 03, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


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Dean, Gillespie relieved of duties from Georgia Southern staff

David Dean and Rance Gillespie have been relieved of their duties as Georgia Southern's co-offensive coordinators, head football coach Tyson Summers announced Sunday. A ...

December 04, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


One win doesn't define your season, even an upset

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Winning is the only way up, no matter the method

No matter the level, Georgia Southern football doesn't seem to be interested in doing things the traditional way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles take down Troy

In a season where just about everything went wrong, Georgia Southern ended the right way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS - As Penn State's band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted "We Are Penn ...

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Watson, Clemson claim ACC title and await playoff berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

ATLANTA - A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in ...

December 03, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK AP Retail Writer | Local


UPDATE: Summers to continue as Georgia Southern head football coach

Georgia Southern Eagles Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein released a statement Saturday afternoon affirming that head football coach Tyson Summers would remain in place as coach ...

December 03, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

VELES, Macedonia - On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open ...

December 02, 2016 | By ZANA CIMILI and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press




Southern sweeps Savannah

Georgia Southern weathered an early storm of red-hot Savannah State shooting and finished the night by showcasing its own offensive firepower.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


ECI looks to remain unbeaten in tonight's semi-final

Though the current seeding may not indicate it, Friday's game between Emanuel County Institute and Macon County is a true one versus two matchup.

December 01, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


BA romps over Metter in 2016 debut meet dual meet

In front of a packed gymnasium for their first dual meet of the season, Bulloch Academy romped Metter High School 72-12 for their first win ...

December 01, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Hurts brings more big plays than freshman mistakes to Bama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Jim McElwain never had a quarterback at Alabama quite like Jalen Hurts.

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball's new labor contract, which includes stiffer ...

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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