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British defense chief says stolen laptop with personal data could have been targeted

LONDON - British Defense Secretary Des Browne told lawmakers Monday he could not discount the possibility that a stolen laptop containing sensitive details on 600,000 prospective military recruits had been specifically targeted for theft.

February 05, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Study discounts theory on why poor kids are more likely to be overweight

DES MOINES, Iowa - New research discounts a common theory on why poor children are more likely to be overweight than children from wealthier families.

February 05, 2008 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | National


Illegal immigrants to be refused Michigan driver's licenses beginning Tuesday

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan will no longer let illegal immigrants get driver's licenses, a practice just seven other states continue to allow.

February 05, 2008 | By TIM MARTIN Associated Press Writer | National


How much responsibility does oil-gas industry have in Katrina disaster?

IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA - Service canals dug to tap oil and natural gas dart everywhere through the black mangrove shrubs, bird rushes and golden marsh. From the air, they look like a Pac-Man maze superimposed on an estuarine landscape 10 times the size of Grand Canyon National Park.

February 05, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


6, including clerk, accused of scamming station out of gas at a tenth of a penny a gallon

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A gas station clerk is accused of defrauding her boss out of nearly $50,000 by selling fuel to her family and friends for a tenth of a penny a gallon.

February 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


94-year-old Tennessee man abducted, beaten to death, hand hacked off; 3 arrested

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - A 94-year-old man was found fatally beaten early Monday in a thicket of bushes, his left hand cut off, and three people were arrested in what might have been a botched robbery, authorities said.

February 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Despite working for feds as drug informant, Nigerian immigrant is facing deportation

BOSTON - More than two decades ago, Frank Enwonwu got caught smuggling five ounces of heroin into the United States from his homeland in Nigeria. He admitted his mistake and readily agreed to work as an informant, believing the U.S. had promised to keep him safe.

February 05, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Martin Luther King called 'champion of peace' in holiday service at Ebenezer Baptist Church

ATLANTA - More than 2,000 people crowded Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to peace and equality and note the importance of his legacy in this election year.

February 05, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


About 50 white separatists rally where 20,000 'Jena 6' supporters marched months earlier

JENA, La. - About 50 white separatists protested the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday in this tiny town, which was thrust into the spotlight months ago by 20,000 demonstrators who claimed prosecutors discriminated against blacks.

February 05, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Obama says Bill Clinton's criticism untruthful: a look at past statements

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama challenged Bill Clinton's truthfulness Monday in a deepening feud with the husband of Obama's Democratic presidential rival.

February 05, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


New Zealand bids farewell to Mount Everest conqueror Hillary

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Sherpas laid prayer scarves on Sir Edmund Hillary's coffin as thousands across New Zealand bid farewell to the Mount Everest conqueror Tuesday. An honor guard held ice axes aloft as his casket was carried through their lines.

February 05, 2008 | By RAY LILLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stocks plunge worldwide amid pessimism over US stimulus plan

LONDON - Stocks fell sharply worldwide Monday following declines on Wall Street last week amid investor pessimism over the U.S. government's stimulus plan to prevent a recession.

February 05, 2008 | By TOBY ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NTSB investigators in Calif. car lots where colliding planes rained down debris, body parts

CORONA, Calif. - Authorities were trying Monday to learn why two small planes collided over a row of businesses, dropping a macabre shower of debris and body parts and killing someone inside an auto dealership when one of the aircraft punctured the roof.

February 05, 2008 | By GREG RISLING Associated Press Writer | National


New York attorney general investigating study-abroad programs at 15 colleges

NEW YORK - Study-abroad programs at 15 colleges and universities, including Harvard and Columbia, are being scrutinized by the New York attorney general's office to ensure that business deals are not cheating students, a top investigator said Monday.

February 05, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Books-A-Million finalizes plans to come to Statesboro

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and Ewing Southeast Realty announced Monday that Books-A-Million will be part of Statesboro Crossing - a 162,000 square-foot shopping center development off the Brannen Street Extension. Construction is underway for an expected fall 2008 opening.

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Oklahoma City Bombing: 20 years later

Editor's note: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.

April 18, 2015 | By JUDY GIBBS Associated Press | Associated Press


Eagle Flea offers something for everyone

After Betty Murray retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a long term postmaster, she decided she was ready for a new challenge.

April 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Braves tee off on Toronto

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By IAN HARRISON Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tech pleased to get through spring with no more injuries

ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson was pleased to report that Georgia Tech made it through a rainy spring scrimmage with no major injuries.

April 17, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Yellow Jackets in search of state playoff berth

April 17, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be - as an epistle writer put it - more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.

April 17, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press | Associated Press




SHS Blue Devils ready for rematch

By HORACE HOLLOMAN

April 16, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons trying to make good impression

FLOWERY BRANCH,- Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.

April 16, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cigarettes are so last year

NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

April 16, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press




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