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Iraq’s al-Qaida fighters now ‘furtive terrorists’

COMBAT OUTPOST COPPER, Iraq - It's quiet around here in farm country, south of Baghdad where al-Qaida once held sway. Just months ago U.S. foot patrols through the wheat fields nearby would regularly draw fire - if the soldiers managed first to elude al-Qaida-planted roadside bombs.

August 01, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Rates sink on all types of mortgages

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates fell this week with 30-year mortgage rates dropping to the lowest level in six weeks as investors became less worried that the Federal Reserve would soon tighten credit policy to stall inflation.

August 01, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


A homeless man is beaten in a hippie haven: Why?

BOLINAS, Calif. - Ricky Green wandered into this town some months ago, a stranger just a bit stranger than most.

August 01, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Texas approves massive new wind power project

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials gave preliminary approval Thursday to the nation's largest wind-power project, a plan to build billions of dollars worth of new transmission lines to bring wind energy from gusty West Texas to urban areas.

August 01, 2008 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Local Artists Participate In Juried Show; Watermelon Cutting

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday July 17, 2008

August 01, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Mississippi remains most obese state, CDC reports

ATLANTA - Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee lead the nation when it comes to obesity, a new government survey reported Thursday.

August 01, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


W.Va. man pleads guilty in torture of woman

LOGAN, W.Va. - Another defendant has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the suspected torture of a young woman held captive in West Virginia last summer.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Fugitive: Overseas banks helping cheat IRS

WASHINGTON - A man wanted by Liechtenstein for leaking secret bank records that identified millionaire tax cheats told lawmakers on Thursday about elaborate sham transactions and code words used to outsmart the IRS.

August 01, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fox: Jackson used N-word in crude off-air remarks

CHICAGO - The Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a TV interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.

August 01, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


India’s government preparing for confidence vote

NEW DELHI - What does it take to secure the vote of an Indian lawmaker these days? Six million dollars, says a top politician. And that's not all that's being offered.

August 01, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paring down high unemployment is Iraq’s next task

BAGHDAD - They fan out across Baghdad in summer's scorching heat - men in blue overalls picking up trash, mowing the sparse grass in parks, and standing on ladders to paint highway underpasses and prune palm trees.

August 01, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Boys & Girls Club's Summer Jam, SHS summer workouts

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 17 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

August 01, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Stocks trade higher on upbeat earnings results

NEW YORK - Wall Street surged Thursday as tumbling energy prices bolstered an already upbeat mood that followed stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from big names like JPMorgan Chase & Co. and United Technologies Corp. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 150 points as oil fell more than $3 and brought its three-day decline to more than $13 a barrel.

August 01, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Gas trades backfire for California desert utility

EL CENTRO, Calif. - From his office in a strip mall in the Southern California desert, energy trader Bill Rapp bet heavily that Hurricane Katrina would cause natural gas prices to go up and up and up.

August 01, 2008 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer | National


Malaysian opposition leader freed on bail in sodomy case, accuses police of personal vendetta

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that police arrested him for alleged sodomy because of a personal vendetta among the top brass, and insisted they have no case against him.

August 01, 2008 | By JULIA ZAPPEI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Statesboro shows out at Plankenhorn Invite

As athletes hit the first straightaway while running the 400 meter relay at Southeast Bulloch, there's an inconspicuous plaque sticking maybe four inches out ...

March 29, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings

PHOENIX - NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

FUNCHAL, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local




Statesboro notches huge sweep over Wayne County

Statesboro did itself a favor toward securing a home playoff game with a 3-0 win over Wayne County Tuesday night. at Womack Field.

March 28, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB preps for annual Plankenhorn Invitational

After being held annually for 13 years, nothing has been able to derail the Plankenhorn Invitational from taking place to honor its namesake.

March 28, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: Beware the dangers of outddor activities

This public service message is brought to you today in part by your friendly local columnist and comes as a result of long and painful ...

March 28, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Georgia Senate backs guns on campus

ATLANTA - Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate, which kept the measure ...

March 28, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local






Police: No active search for suspects in Cincinnati club shooting

CINCINNATI - As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday ...

March 27, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time ...

March 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

RALEIGH, N.C. - Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the ...

March 27, 2017 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


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