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Supreme Court could order reduction in punitive damages for Exxon Valdez disaster

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed inclined to reduce the $2.5 billion award of punitive damages to victims of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

March 13, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Navy official: Information leaked to terror suspects highly sensitive, classified

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Navy would have immediately changed plans had it known that details of ship movements had been leaked to suspected terrorism supporters, a top Navy official testified Wednesday at the trial of a former sailor on terrorism charges.

March 13, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National

Oil spikes above $102 a barrel as weakening dollar draws investors to commodities

NEW YORK - Crude prices spiked above $102 a barrel for the first time Wednesday but retreated after the government said stockpiles of crude oil and gasoline rose far more than expected last week.

March 13, 2008 | By ADAM SCHRECK AP Business Writer | National

Al-Qaida’s deputy chief issues new video praising slain commander in Afghanistan

CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's deputy leader has issued a new video message praising the terrorist organization's slain commander in Afghanistan, a U.S. group that monitors militant messages said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Colombian rebels free four more hostages into Venezuelan custody

SAN JOSE DEL GUAVIARE, Colombia - Colombian rebels freed four lawmakers on Wednesday after holding them for at least six years each, the guerrillas' second hostage release this year as they seek to persuade the international community to strike them from lists of terrorist organizations.

March 13, 2008 | By TATIANA GUERRERO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Palestinian rocket kills Israeli; airstrikes kill 7 in Gaza

SDEROT, Israel - A Palestinian rocket slammed into a college campus in this southern Israeli town, killing a student and raising the likelihood of a new wave of heavy fighting between the Israeli army and militants in the Gaza Strip.

March 13, 2008 | By YANIV ZOHAR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

House panel approves big increase in global AIDS program spending

WASHINGTON - A House committee on Wednesday voted to more than triple spending for a global AIDS program that has proven to be one of the Bush administration's most successful and popular foreign policy initiatives.

March 13, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington

APNewsBreak: IG asked to probe Marine delays in delivering blast-resistant trucks, lasers

WASHINGTON - An investigation into allegations the Marine Corps delayed sending blast-resistant trucks to Iraq also will examine whether the Marines were negligent in delivering a laser to divert drivers and people from checkpoints and convoys, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.

March 13, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bernanke says Fed’s priority is shoring up the economy, pledges to cut interest rates

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is ready to lower interest rates again to brace the wobbly economy even as zooming oil prices spread inflation, Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled to Congress on Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Bush names Texas entrepreneur as special envoy to Islamic conference

WASHINGTON - President Bush, acknowledging that the U.S. needs to burnish its image in the Islamic world, named a Texas entrepreneur as liaison to The Organization of the Islamic Conference.

March 13, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington

FBI says it didn’t find US support link for airline plotters; warns of domestic terror threat

BRIGHTON, England - The FBI said Wednesday the men accused of trying to blow up U.S.-bound airliners had no obvious links to support networks in the United States, but warned that the greatest terror threat for Americans still may lurk within their own borders.

March 13, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Russian extremist seeks to sully presidential favorite with claim he has Jewish roots

MOSCOW - Dmitry Medvedev has faced little public criticism as he coasts toward Russia's presidency. But a fringe extremist group is trying to stir up voters to turn against him in Sunday's election with claims the candidate might have Jewish roots.

March 13, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Teacher strike deals blow to Puerto Rico’s struggling schools

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Empty classrooms, educators clashing with police, anxious students - a weeklong teachers strike in Puerto Rico is dealing a blow to a public school system already struggling to reach U.S. benchmarks and reduce the highest dropout rate in America.

March 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Winning parties press Musharraf to convene hostile new Parliament

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's election victors vowed Wednesday to drastically reduce the powers of President Pervez Musharraf - even if they lack the strength in the new Parliament to drive him out of office.

March 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Python stalked, then ate family dog in front of children in Australian tropics

BRISBANE, Australia - A 16-foot python stalked a family dog for days before swallowing the pet whole in front of horrified children in the Australian tropics, animal experts said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

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Georgia Southern rips La.-Monroe, 51-31

MONROE, La. - Matt Breida ran for two touchdowns, and Ken Butler Jr. returned a blocked punt 45 yards for a touchdown to lead Georgia Southern ...

October 04, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports

Kathy Bradley: Let down by the moon, surprised by stars

I missed the eclipse. Through no fault of my own, I would hasten to point out. My view of the moon being covered by the ...

October 04, 2015 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make autumn awesome with these holidays

Several weeks ago, Mother Nature teased us with a cool snap, making us believe fall had arrived early this year.

October 04, 2015 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Living with Children with John Rosemond:To fix a slacker student, stop micromanaging

Q: My 14-year-old son started public high school this year and immediately fell into his old bad habits. He's intelligent and capable of making ...

October 04, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County's banks — at long last — open for business

Note: The following is the last part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and ...

October 04, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Consumer Qs: Indoor blooms

Question: Last Saturday I saw what looked like a hummingbird feeding at the moonflower vine growing at the edge of my porch. It was well ...

October 04, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials

Dancing with the Statesboro Stars 2015

Once again, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday ...

October 04, 2015 | Staff members | Local

1945 Statesboro Blue Devils - T-formation was key to success of the 'Amazing 13'

One of key factors behind the surprising success of Statesboro High School's 1945 football team was the implementation of the T-formation by Coach Earnest ...

October 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Ala. judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state ...

October 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press

Flooding continues along coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. - While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast still saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads ...

October 03, 2015 | By BRUCE SMITH and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Local

Georgia Prep Football Scores, 10-2-15

Alcovy 15, Lakeside-DeKalb 12

October 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360

Gators back in the win column

SANDERSVILLE - Bulloch Academy survived a lackluster first-half performance and the Brentwood duo of fullback Willis Toulson and quarterback Peyton Massengale to take an 18-12 victory ...

October 03, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Happy Homecoming: Portal beats Claxton, 27-7

Coming off of a four-game losing streak, Portal was in search of a victory, and on Homecoming night, the Panthers were able to pick up ...

October 03, 2015 | By HAYDEN BOUDREAUX Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Yellow Jackets roll over Beach

BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch used a suffocating defense and a dominating offensive performance Friday night en route to a 42-7 win over Beach High School at ...

October 03, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Screven notches 41-0 win at Harlem

After suffering its first loss of the season last week, Screven County bounced back with a vengeance.

October 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360

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