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Bird-plane collisions may pass 10,000, a first

WASHINGTON - Reports of airplanes hitting birds and other wildlife have soared in the year since a stricken US Airways jet landed in New York's Hudson River, and the government's tally for last year could reach or even exceed 10,000 for the first time.

Serious accidents are climbing at a faster rate than minor incidents.

January 12, 2010 | By JOAN LOWY and TED BRIDIS Associated Press Writer | World


Some fear Kan. ruling may spur abortion violence

WICHITA, Kan. - A judge's decision to allow a confessed killer to argue that he believes the slaying of one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers was a justified act aimed at saving unborn children has upended what most expected to be an open-and-shut first-degree murder case.

Prosecutors have challenged the ruling that allows Scott Roeder to tell a jury that the fatal shooting of Wichita doctor George Tiller was voluntary manslaughter. A Tuesday hearing is scheduled to allow Roeder's defense attorneys to respond.

January 12, 2010 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Mark McGwire finally admits using steroids

NEW YORK - Finally willing to talk about the past, Mark McGwire sobbed and sniffled, giving the missing - and unsurprising - answer to the steroids question.

Ending more than a decade of denials and evasion, McGwire admitted Monday that steroids and human growth hormone helped make him a home run king.

January 12, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Writer | World


Israel snubs Turkish ambassador in public

JERUSALEM - Israel publicly snubbed Turkey's ambassador over his country's persistent criticism of the Jewish state, with a government official refusing to shake the envoy's hand and making him sit on a lower seat at a meeting.

Turkey's ties with Israel have been strained by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's fierce criticism of the Jewish state's use of force against Palestinians.

January 12, 2010 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | World


November trade deficit increases to $36.4 billion

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit jumped to the highest level in 10 months as an improving U.S. economy pushed up demand for imports. However, exports rose as well, boosted by a weaker dollar, supporting the view that American manufacturers will be helped by a rebounding global economy.

The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the trade deficit jumped 9.7 percent to $36.4 billion in November, a bigger imbalance than the $34.5 billion deficit economists had forecast.

January 12, 2010 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | World


Get Fit! - Turn Your Life Around Challenge with 180 Fitness

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


US poll: Black optimism up; Hispanics wary on race

WASHINGTON - One year after the election of President Barack Obama, black optimism about the United States has surged, while Hispanics have become more skeptical about race relations, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday.

Thirty-nine percent of blacks say African-Americans are better off now than five years ago, according to the poll. In 2007, just 20 percent of blacks felt that way.

January 12, 2010 | By JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press Writer | World


Fed posts record profits for last year

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve generated record profits last year, reflecting money made off its extraordinary efforts to rescue the country from the worst economic and financial crisis since the 1930s.

January 12, 2010 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | World


FDIC seeks comment on bank pay plan

WASHINGTON - Federal banking regulators moved Tuesday to seek public input on a plan to link the insurance premiums levied on U.S. banks to the degree of risk-taking encouraged by their executive pay policies.

A divided board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted to make public a preliminary proposal for using executive compensation as a factor in assessing the fees that banks must pay for the deposit insurance fund. The plan could involve both rewards and penalties for banks.

January 12, 2010 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | World


China takes new steps to curb bank lending

BEIJING - China took new steps Tuesday to control bank lending, ordering institutions to set aside more reserves in a move to avert a surge in credit that Beijing worries might fuel inflation or asset price bubbles.

China's nascent rebound from the global crisis was fueled by a flood of lending by state-owned banks last year. Bankers cut lending under government orders toward the end of 2009 but regulators worry credit might rebound this year.

January 12, 2010 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | World


January 12 - I would like to know how city hall can ... give people bonuses ... in their offices and

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January 12, 2010 | | Soundoff




My Take: Maybe not a leap, but GSU took a step

The Georgia Southern Eagles needed a win in the worst possible way, and they finally got one in the form of an 81-76 victory over visiting Western Carolina.

January 11, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Three Tech juniors are saying goodbye

ATLANTA - Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech lost three more stars to the NFL on Monday.

January 11, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks take down Celtics... again

BOSTON - Joe Johnson scored 36 points, going 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 102-96 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

January 11, 2010 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Waffle House slaying suspect arrested

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment ...

April 23, 2018 | By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press | Associated Press


10 dead after driver plows into crowded Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO - A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested ...

April 23, 2018 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press | Associated Press


Lady Blue Devils ready to kick off state playoffs

The Statesboro Blue Devils girls soccer team accomplished one of their goals this season - winning the region championship - now it's off to the state ...

April 23, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NFL set for draft of the (flawed) quarterback

DENVER - We've been hearing it for months: The 2018 NFL draft is all about the quarterback.

April 23, 2018 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Appreciation for AfterSchool professionals in Bulloch County

Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department, which operates the AfterSchool Program in all public elementary schools in Bulloch County, is joining with the National AfterSchool ...

April 23, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau earns state honor

The Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau was named the 2018 Regional Visitor Information Center of the Year last week during the Regional Visitor Information Center ...

April 23, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Special week spotlights small businesses

National Small Business Week, which is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, is set for next week. This is a wonderful opportunity to ...

April 23, 2018 | | Local


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: For kids that get behind in school, the old ways are best

Q: Our son, age 8, did fine in school in first grade, but has struggled in second. We've taken your advice and not helped ...

April 22, 2018 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Blitch toll bridge was first to cross Ogeechee River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at points of interest throughout the history of Bulloch County.

April 22, 2018 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: BLTs turned up a notch

April is National BLT month, and it just so happens that one of my signature recipes takes this classic sandwich to the next level with ...

April 22, 2018 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Catface Country in Portal

This is the sixth in a series on turpentining in the U.S.

April 22, 2018 | | Life


Rohrer — Bailey

Terry and Deanne Page of Statesboro and Joe and Connie Rohrer of Ellabell announce the engagement of their daughter, C.C. Rohrer of Statesboro, to ...

April 22, 2018 | | Weddings


Fail — Rogers

Krystal Anne Fail, daughter of William Therman Fail and the late Johnnie Ann Dailey Fail of Statesboro, and William DeWayne Rogers, son of Mr. and ...

April 22, 2018 | | Weddings


Archibald Bulloch DAR holds 2018 awards ceremony

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held the 2018 DAR awards ceremony and presented a host of awards to local ...

April 22, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Special to the Herald | Life


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