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Scruggs gets 5 years in prison in bribery scheme

OXFORD, Miss. - Richard ''Dickie'' Scruggs, the attorney who built his career by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer | National


Facebook to users: Let’s cut grammatical errors

NEW YORK - The online hangout Facebook is getting more serious about grammar. No more should users see jarringly incorrect declarations such as ''Debbie changed their profile picture.''

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask AP: Car buying incentives, European gas prices

Gas prices have long been sky-high in Europe. So given what's happened to prices at the pump in America recently, has a gallon of gas in Paris or Rome gone from expensive to ridiculous?

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Academics make startling finds as they sweep through untapped Nazi records

BAD AROLSEN, Germany - From prison brothels to slave labor camps, 15 scholars concluded a two-week probe Thursday of an untapped repository of millions of Nazi records, and hailed it as a rich vein of raw material that will deepen the study of the Holocaust.

July 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


British government: US Embassy in London owes millions in unpaid road tolls

LONDON - The U.S. Embassy in London has failed to pay more than $3.9 million in traffic congestion charges, according to figures published Thursday by Britain's foreign ministry.

July 11, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 6/27

DEAR DR. GOTT: My child suffers from constant ear infections, and we have been told he may require surgery to place tubes in his ears. I don't want to do this but hate to see him in so much pain. Are there any nonsurgical options?

July 11, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Rates on 30-year mortgages rise to 6.45 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose again this week, climbing to the highest level in more than nine months, reflecting more concerns about how the Federal Reserve will respond to higher inflation pressures.

July 11, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


UN drug chief: Insurgents complicating drug war

VIENNA, Austria - More than ever before, authorities waging the global war on drugs are up against real insurgents.

July 11, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - June 27

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

July 11, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


High court affirms gun rights in historic decision

WASHINGTON - Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and bear arms.

July 11, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fragile economy improves but not out of woods yet

WASHINGTON - The fragile economy improved slightly at the beginning of the year and could grow a bit stronger in the current quarter as extra cash from tax rebates spurs people to buy more. Still, it's not out of danger yet.

July 11, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Rocket hits Israel, second violation of Gaza truce

JERUSALEM - Gaza militants fired two rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, further straining a shaky, week-old truce as Israel kept vital Gaza border crossings closed in response.

July 11, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Germany marks 60th anniversary of Berlin Airlift

BERLIN - Germany marked the 60th anniversary of the start of the Berlin Airlift on Thursday, celebrating an unprecedented undertaking that likely saved the city from falling to the Soviets and helped mend German-American wounds from World War II.

July 11, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paintball, crossing signals and debate - a potpourri column

This week is a bit of potpourri in the column category. I just had to get each of these little nuggets off my chest.

July 11, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


’Buns and Guns’ fast food eatery opens in Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon - At the ''Buns and Guns,'' the chefs wear military helmets, the food is wrapped in camouflage paper and the advertising slogan is ''a sandwich can kill you.''

July 11, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Braves continue to get best of Mets

ATLANTA - Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets for ...

June 23, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Tormenta comes through in the clutch

June 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement ...

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GBI hopes sketches aid in locating home invasion suspects

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents released sketches on Wednesday of two home invasion suspects believed to have targeted a Pryor Road home in Newington on ...

June 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Tormenta try to stay hot

Long before South Georgia Tormenta FC ever played its first match, the newly-formed Premier Development League franchise was out and about in Statesboro, promoting itself ...

June 22, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Conley, Marlins snap Braves' win streak

MIAMI - Adam Conley walked off the mound for the final time in the eighth inning Wednesday with a string of zeroes behind him.

June 22, 2016 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McIlroy says no to Rio over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the ...

June 22, 2016 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cavaliers host victory parade

CLEVELAND - Cheered by a sea of fans spilling off sidewalks and choking the streets, LeBron James and the Cavaliers paraded and rallied as NBA champs ...

June 22, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


4-0 loss shows gap between US and soccer's elite

HOUSTON - Minutes after Lionel Messi and Argentina had finished a 4-0 mauling of the United States in the Copa America semifinals, Jurgen Klinsmann was asked ...

June 22, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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