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Senate OKs promotions of Iraq generals

WASHINGTON - Notwithstanding months of partisan wrangling in Congress over the Iraq war, the Senate Thursday handily confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the top commander in the Middle East and Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno to replace Petraeus as the chief military officer in Iraq.

July 25, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Flames force Calif. residents to flee — again

OROVILLE, Calif. - Firefighters worked overnight to keep flames from reaching more homes after a lightning-sparked wildfire advanced early Thursday in California's Sierra Nevada foothills.

July 25, 2008 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Yahoo opens search toolkit in quest for more ads

SAN FRANCISCO - Having fallen so far behind Google Inc. that it became a takeover target, Yahoo Inc. is banking on the creativity of other Web developers to help preserve its independence and regain ground in the lucrative Internet search advertising market.

July 25, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


Dallas police find cocaine in car used by officers

DALLAS - Police didn't have to go far to find $400,000 worth of cocaine - it was in an undercover car they'd been driving for two months.

July 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Iraqis tortured by UK military settle case for $6M

LONDON - A major case involving the abuse and torture of 10 Iraqi civilians at the hands of the British military was settled Thursday, with lawyers for the victims saying the Ministry of Defense agreed to pay them just under $6 million.

July 25, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorea nuclear talks resume, focus on verification

BEIJING - Negotiators resumed talks Thursday on North Korea's nuclear disarmament, looking to lay out a program for what could be a lengthy attempt to verify the country's declaration of its atomic materials.

July 25, 2008 | By KWANG-TAE KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US-India nuke pact in jeopardy

WASHINGTON - Even with India's last-minute revival of a languishing civil nuclear accord with the United States, it may be too late for an election-year Congress to ratify what has been one of President Bush's top foreign policy initiatives.

July 25, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed chief: Gov’t needs more power when firms fail

WASHINGTON - The nation's top economic officials urged Congress on Thursday to give them new regulatory tools to better protect the country from economic and financial havoc if a major Wall Street firm were to fail.

July 25, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Prisons trying to get cell phones out of cells

JESSUP, Md. - Corrections officials across the country are trying to get cell phones out of prison cells.

July 25, 2008 | By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press Writer | National


Darfur rebels condemn killings of 7 peacekeepers

KHARTOUM, Sudan - The two main Darfur rebel groups condemned on Thursday an attack that killed seven peacekeepers from a joint U.N.-African Union force and wounded nearly two dozen.

July 25, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqis tortured by UK military settle case for $6M

LONDON - A major case involving the abuse and torture of 10 Iraqi civilians at the hands of the British military was settled Thursday, with lawyers for the victims saying the Ministry of Defense agreed to pay them just under $6 million.

July 25, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Georgia's Amateur Golf Championship & SEB football preview

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 10 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

July 25, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Tips on mass Bosnia war graves traded for cash

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - For a few hundred dollars, Hasan Nuhanovic learned that his mother managed to fatally slice open her veins moments before six armed men burst into her jail cell near the end of the Bosnian war.

July 25, 2008 | Tips on mass Bosnia war graves traded for cash Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli troops kill Palestinian along Gaza border

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli troops shot and killed a teenage Palestinian militant along the country's border with Gaza Thursday in the first deadly incident since the two sides reached a cease-fire last month.

July 25, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/11

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been suffering with Bell's palsy for over one year. Although I have shown remarkable recovery, I have not returned to normal. I still can't whistle, nor do I have total control over the left side of my face.

July 25, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Hands-on approach key for Bishop Sharma Lewis

She's the little sister to three older sisters and big sister to one brother. To fill their shoes would be huge task, but Sharma ...

February 24, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Language Arts, Portal High | Life


Savannah woman arrested on fake check charges

Statesboro police arrested a Savannah woman Wednesday on charges of executing a number of fictitious checks.

February 24, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Feb. 24 - Mrs. Lucille Weathersbee Harbeson, age 76, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Og

Mrs. Lucille Weathersbee Harbeson

February 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


Revamped lineup gives Braves plenty of hope heading into '17

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After two dismal seasons, there's hope for the Atlanta Braves.

February 23, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Return to triumph, tragedy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and ...

February 23, 2017 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Eagles fall to conference-leading Lady Trojans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Georgia Southern women's basketball team (11-13, 7-6 SBC) fell to the top-seeded Little Rock Trojans (20-7, 14-1 SBC) inside of ...

February 23, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner ...

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Lady Blue Devils fall in second round of state

As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cedar Shoals ousts Statesboro from state playoffs

In the moment of a loss, it's hard to step back and see what all Statesboro boys' basketball has accomplished this season.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports




7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Dream ...

I was 32 with a newborn child and had just received my cancer diagnosis.

February 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned




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