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Bombers kill nearly 40 in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber attacked a meeting of pro-government Sunni sheiks west of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 20 people. The U.S. military acknowledged coalition casualties but did not say how many.

July 11, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 6/27

DEAR ABBY: I am a woman in my late 40s. My father and siblings all live in the same town. We have always been close and spend holidays, birthdays, etc. together, even as our families have grown.

July 11, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, June 26, 2008

July 11, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Stocks tumble as more bad economic news piles up

NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled Thursday as Wall Street contended with a barrage of bad news: another surge in oil prices and warnings of trouble in the key financial, automotive and high-tech industries. The major indexes showed losses of more than 2 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which shed about 250 points and dropped to its lowest level in more than a year.

July 11, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Midwestern downpours keep residents out of homes

ST. LOUIS - Strong Midwestern downpours may force residents to wait even longer to return to homes they evacuated due to fears of flooding, emergency management officials said Thursday.

July 11, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR and CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writers | National


Witnesses describe chaotic scene at Ky. plant

HENDERSON, Ky. - It was swift and chaotic, witnesses said, as the plastics plant worker with a determined look opened fire, killing five co-workers then himself in rural western Kentucky.

July 11, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | National


No-fishing zones studied for ecosystem protection

DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK, Fla. - Reeling in a 45-pound grouper used to be just an average day on the water in the Florida Keys.

July 11, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


British man gets life in deaths of wife, baby

WOBURN, Mass. - A British man convicted of shooting to death his 9-month-old baby and wife as they cuddled together in bed showed no reaction Thursday as he was sentenced to two life prison terms without the opportunity for parole.

July 11, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Gas prices fuel drop in car owner satisfaction

DETROIT - Drivers of new cars were less satisfied with their vehicles this year for the first time in at least five years due mainly to rising fuel prices, according to an annual survey released Thursday.

July 11, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Groups want import ban on polar bear hides lifted

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Environmental and animal rights groups are lining up to oppose a lawsuit that seeks to let American sport hunters again import hides of polar bears shot legally in Canada.

July 11, 2008 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer | National


Thieves target farm diesel supplies as prices soar

LORENZO, Texas - With the price of diesel skyrocketing, farmers and ranchers around the country are being targeted by ne'er-do-wells armed with syphon hoses and pumps.

July 11, 2008 | By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer | National


Bush administration lifts North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Thursday lifted trade sanctions against North Korea and moved to remove it from the U.S. terrorism blacklist, a remarkable turnaround in policy toward the communist regime he once branded as part of an ''axis of evil.''

July 11, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Securing Afghan borders, averting oil crisis top agenda of G-8 foreign ministers

KYOTO, Japan - Foreign ministers from wealthy nations urged Afghanistan's neighbors Thursday to play ''a constructive role'' in stabilizing the war-wracked nation and help it overcome the challenges of terrorism, insecurity and drug production.

July 11, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


GSU/UGA game time set

Georgia Southern's football season opener at Georgia will be a 12:30 p.m. kickoff, the school announced Thursday. The Aug. 30 game will be televised on Pay Per View.

July 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Judge voids conviction for Iranian in goggles case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A federal judge threw out the conviction and sentence Thursday for an Iranian woman who had pleaded guilty in a scheme to illegally obtain U.S.-made military night vision goggles for Iran.

July 11, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer | National


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Braves set to open ballpark April 13 vs Padres

NEW YORK - The Atlanta Braves are scheduled to open SunTrust Park on April 13 against the San Diego Padres, according to a copy of the ...

June 29, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Salazar rolls, Indians beat Braves 3-0 for 12th straight win

ATLANTA - Danny Salazar didn't want to be the pitcher who couldn't keep the Cleveland Indians' winning streak alive.

June 29, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet

OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Loss aside, tennis teacher revels in chance to face Federer

LONDON - How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?

June 29, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.

June 29, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson equipped with a major and confidence

AKRON, Ohio - The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.

June 29, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press




Indians beat Braves for longest winning streak in 34 years

ATLANTA - Corey Kluber insists no one in the Cleveland clubhouse is talking about the Indians' longest winning streak in 34 years.

June 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Parks and Rec teams participate in Lyons Tournament

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department Mite Boys with Machine All-Star Teams traveled to Lyons recently to participate in the 54th Annual Lyons ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

June 28, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Spieth facing long odds of a better year than '15

AKRON, Ohio - Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season.

June 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Shhh: Serena Williams, coach don't discuss '22' at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

June 28, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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