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US pressing to deliver aid to Myanmar

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon readied people and equipment for an aid mission to cyclone-stricken Myanmar, but the top U.S. diplomat in the Asian nation said its military junta was ''paranoid'' about accepting American help.

May 22, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Consumer borrowing unexpectedly surges in March

WASHINGTON - Consumer borrowing rose in March at the fastest pace in four months, more than double the increase of the previous month.

May 22, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Interview: Paulson says credit crisis may be fading

WASHINGTON - The worst of the credit crisis may have passed, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday, while acknowledging that rising gas prices will blunt the effect of 130 million economic stimulus checks. He ruled out a second stimulus package for now.

May 22, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA and MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writers | Washington


FMB AOTW: Rogers lead CHS into playoff

Claxton pitcher Matthew Rogers is in the same boat with the rest of the Tigers. They're in the Top 10 in the state (Class A), and they've never played a postseason game.

May 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Toll from Myanmar cyclone may reach 100,000: US diplomat

YANGON, Myanmar - Bodies floated in flood waters and survivors tried to reach dry ground on boats using blankets as sails, while the top U.S. diplomat in Myanmar said Wednesday that the toll from the cyclone and its aftermath may reach 100,000.

May 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


6 fraternities suspended in drug probe at San Diego State U.

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State University has suspended six fraternities after a sweeping drug investigation that landed dozens of students in jail on suspicion of openly dealing drugs on campus.

May 22, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Mich. high court says gay partners can’t get health benefits

LANSING, Mich. - Local governments and state universities in Michigan can't offer health insurance to the partners of gay workers, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

May 22, 2008 | By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press Writer | National


Eagle softball moves through round one

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - No. 2 seed Georgia Southern received home runs from sophomore Jenny Side (Loganville, Ga.) and Amanda Hall (Haddock, Ga.) to defeat No. 7 seed Appalachian State 4-2 in the first round of the Southern Conference Softball Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Patriots Point.

May 22, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Colombia extradites paramilitary warlord to US to face drug trafficking charges

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia extradited a paramilitary warlord to the United States on Wednesday for trial on drug charges, accusing him of violating a peace pact by selling drugs and commanding illegal militia fighters from prison.

May 22, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China steps up fight against virus sickening young kids

BEIJING - China announced Wednesday new rules that require health care providers to report all cases of a viral illness that has killed 28 children and sickened thousands in outbreaks across the country.

May 22, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cowen elected new Irish premier

DUBLIN, Ireland - Finance Minister Brian Cowen was elected Ireland's new prime minister Wednesday, and he pledged to keep the country on its pro-European course through choppy economic waters.

May 22, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush criticizes new Cuban leadership

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday that Cuba's post-Fidel Castro leadership has made only ''empty gestures at reform'' and rejected calls for easing of U.S. restrictions on the communist island.

May 22, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: D-Rich steps up for GSU & Foster watch

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, May 7.

May 22, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Clearwire, Sprint Nextel to form $14.55B wireless company

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Clearwire and Sprint Nextel said Wednesday they will combine their wireless broadband units to create a $14.55 billion communications company.

May 22, 2008 | By DAVID TWIDDY AP Business Writer | National


Exemption to 40-year-old billboard ban in Vt. worries some

MONTPELIER, Vt. - For 40 years, it's been the guardian of the state's pastoral landscapes, keeping interstates and back roads clear of outdoor advertising.

May 22, 2008 | By JOHN CURRAN Associated Press Writer | National


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Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

ATLANTA - Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them ...

February 11, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a ...

February 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local




Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity ...

February 10, 2016 | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Associated Press


Feb. 10 - James Walter Bland Jr., M.D., age 81, died last Friday evening after a long illness.

James Walter Bland Jr., M.D.

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Panthers fall in second round of Region 3-A tournament

SOPERTON - Portal put up a valiant effort in a 59-46 loss to Emanuel County Institute in the girls basketball GHSA region 3-A playoffs Tuesday afternoon.

February 09, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


On the Fringe - Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach ...

February 09, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Columnist | Sports


NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value ...

February 09, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a "sore loser" after the Super Bowl.

February 09, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


Register teen hopes to share God’s love, grace

Nineteen-year-old Cierra Crowe is taking a huge leap of faith. She is moving from Register to Kireka, Uganda, next week for the sole purpose of ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




A day in the sun

DENVER - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos ...

February 08, 2016 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch Academy once again on top of GISA world

In the weeks leading up to the GISA traditional wrestling championships, Bulloch Academy wrestling coach Andy Tomlin was reluctant to use the word "dynasty" when ...

February 08, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Lady Panthers stay alive with win in region tournament

MILLEN - With opposing teams keying in on Portal's leading scorers, Breyonna Raymond and Chandalier Morgan all season, the Lady Panthers needed a third threat ...

February 08, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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