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White House says Olympics are about athletes; Rice appeals to foreign minister

WASHINGTON - The White House said Thursday that China's crackdown in Tibet is not cause for President Bush to cancel his attendance at the Beijing Olympics.

April 04, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Jobless claims rise by larger-than-expected amount

WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off workers filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly two months, providing more evidence that the weak economy is drying up jobs.

April 04, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Dalai Lama willing to meet China’s president, says he’s not seeking independence

DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama offered Thursday to meet with Chinese leaders including President Hu Jintao, but said he would not travel to Beijing unless there was a ''real concrete development'' in relations between the government and Tibet.

April 04, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says blast that killed 2 in Gaza was accident caused by mishandled explosives

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants accidentally set off a large blast at a Hamas training base in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing two members of the violent Islamic group and wounding another, a Palestinian medical official said.

April 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney calls for continued NATO help in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday called the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan ''firm and unshakable'' and said members of NATO need to step up their commitment to help it continue to rebound from years of tyranny and war.

April 04, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Survivor of dramatic fall from bombed airliner uses celebrity to campaign for reform in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia - On the list of famous Serbs, there are soccer stars, tennis champions and notorious politicians. And there's Vesna Vulovic.

April 04, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China sends 80 truckloads of troop reinforcements toward Tibet

BEIJING - China sent additional troops into restive areas and made more arrests in the Tibetan capital Lhasa in an effort to suppress anti-government protests even as the Dalai Lama offered face-to-face negotiations with Chinese leaders.

April 04, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Son of auto wrecking yard owner accused of killing 4, including father; motive unclear

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The gunman who opened fire at an auto wrecking yard killed his father, who owned the business, and three others before dropping the weapon and trying to flee over a fence, police said Wednesday.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Pop song, billboards seek to overcome fear of census after decades of war in Liberia

SELEGA, Liberia - The deep distrust of government created by years of war is evident in Liberian villages like this one, where people don't understand why census workers have been chalking numbers on every house, lean-to, hut and shack.

April 04, 2008 | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Associated Press


Boyfriend of Kansas woman apparently stuck to toilet is charged with mistreating her

NESS CITY, Kan. - A man whose girlfriend authorities say spent nearly two years in a bathroom in their house, sitting on the toilet so long that the seat adhered to her body, has been charged with mistreatment of a dependent adult.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Army, Marines call on Navy electronic specialists to defeat roadside bombs in Iraq

CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. - Navy Lt. Mark Dye hadn't seen combat before a helicopter dropped him at the deadliest forward operating base for roadside bomb attacks in northern Iraq with an urgent task.

April 04, 2008 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | National


Feds probe SC Highway Patrol after videos show racial slur, suspects hit by cars

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A federal investigation was launched into the South Carolina Highway Patrol after dashboard camera videos showed a trooper using a racial slur and two others ramming their cruisers into fleeing suspects, a prosecutor said Thursday.

April 04, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National


Southern Calif. woman shot to death while on phone with 911 dispatcher

WEST COVINA, Calif. - A woman was asking a 911 dispatcher for help when her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence. She was shot to death.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Towns across Midwest brace for more flooding as rivers continue to rise from heavy storms

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents warily watched as rivers continued to rise Thursday from heavy storms that dumped as much as a foot of rain in the Midwest and left behind more than a dozen deaths.

April 04, 2008 | By DOUG WHITEMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Even Palestinians’ beloved keffiyeh feels the heat of Chinese imports

HEBRON, West Bank - Yasser Herbawi once supplied much of the West Bank and Gaza with black-and-white checkered scarves, the proud emblem of Palestinian identity made famous by the late Yasser Arafat.

April 03, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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May 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

May 02, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press | Associated Press


Warrants issued for suspect in Millen woman's murder

Warrants for a man suspected in the murder of a Millen woman Sunday follow an investigation opened by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Region ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


City Council meets Tuesday at Statesboro High

Tuesday's 9 a.m. Statesboro City Council meeting is a regular meeting in the sense of the timing, but it is being held at ...

May 02, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Update on business projects in Statesboro

It's that time again, when I bring you up to speed on construction projects and other movement in the business community in Statesboro. We ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Ogeechee Area Hospice earns honor

Ogeechee Area Hospice was recently recognized as a 2016 recipient of the Hospice Honors Program.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local






Miller-Tucker

Bob and Deb Miller of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Katherine Leigh, to Chadwick Stacey Tucker, son of ...

May 01, 2016 | | Weddings


Kathy Bradley: Cutting back the rosemary

I hated to do it. It hurt my heart. I stood there and stared for the longest time, handsaw held in one gloved grip and ...

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Perfectionism in children usually levels off with age

Q: Whenever my 4-year-old son tries something new, he becomes very frustrated if he has any difficulty at all. This happens when practicing numbers, letters ...

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Altamaha River proves difficult to navigate for boats

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Enjoy May blossoms and blessings

It's almost time for the last school bell to sound, waving goodbye to teachers and students and tests and classrooms for yet another year ...

May 01, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Allow God to get his Word in

In our world, opinions come from all over. Just ask a question, and you'll get someone to let you know what they think, and ...

May 01, 2016 | | Life


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