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Report: 125,000 gorillas found in African zone

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Wildlife researchers said Tuesday that they've discovered 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, calling it a major increase in the animal's estimated population.

August 20, 2008 | By BEN McCONVILLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Some answers, but not all, likely in anthrax case

WASHINGTON - Authorities investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks will begin meeting with victims' families Wednesday to discuss the case, family members said, an indication that some lingering questions in the case may soon be answered.

August 20, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Suspect in bus beheading described as hard working

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A man who witnesses said stabbed, beheaded and cannibalized a fellow traveler on a Greyhound bus immigrated to Canada from China four years ago and worked for a time as a church custodian, the pastor who employed him said.

August 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Iraq violence kills 11, including 2 US soldiers

BAGHDAD - Roadside bombs killed two U.S. soldiers and at least nine Iraqis Monday in Baghdad and surrounding areas, officials said.

August 19, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Funerals begin after North India temple stampede

SANTOKHGARH, India - Mukesh Chabba lit the funeral pyre on which seven of his relatives - including his wife and daughter - were cremated Monday, the day after a stampede at a remote mountaintop Hindu temple killed 145 people.

August 19, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No time for Bush to see through 3 nuclear deals

WASHINGTON - President Bush is rushing the clock and running out of time as he tries to stare down nuclear threats on three fronts.

August 19, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Obama proposes tapping oil stockpiles

LANSING, Mich. - Barack Obama put forward a broad energy plan Monday designed to end U.S. reliance on imported oil within 10 years and shore up his standing amid a tightening White House race and high-anxiety over gas prices.

August 19, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Tropical Storm Edouard heads for Texas-La. coast

GALVESTON, TEXAS - Tropical Storm Edouard took aim at Texas' Gulf coast at the height of tourist season Monday, threatening to pick up strength from warm Gulf waters and gain near-hurricane speeds before a projected landfall a day later.

August 19, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Video - GSU newcomers Henton, Barney compete in first full practice

Video Report - Georgia Southern's first full practice.

August 19, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - First Day of School; Mobile Food Pantry Giveaway

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, August 4, 2008

August 19, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Study: Restaurant kids’ meals loaded with calories

WASHINGTON - Healthy kids' meals at top restaurant chains are slim pickings, according to a report by a nonprofit public health group.

August 19, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sealed papers describe DNA, other anthrax details

WASHINGTON - It was science that led the FBI to the scientist.

August 19, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writers | Washington


POW status was key factor in McCain’s first race

PHOENIX - A newcomer to Arizona, John McCain used his wife's wealth, ties to powerful Washington figures and, most of all, the emotional power of his five years in a Vietnamese prison to launch his political career 25 years ago.

August 19, 2008 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Wis. ambush suspect maybe ’freaked out,’ mom says

KINGSFORD, Mich. - When he learned police were looking for him, Scott Johnson tried to assure his mother that he would take care of the situation.

August 19, 2008 | By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer | National


Recordings raise questions about inmates’ rights

SAN DIEGO - The last thing defense attorney Jim McMahon expected to hear on a recording of phone calls from the county jail was his own voice discussing trial strategy with a client who had been jailed on a probation violation.

August 19, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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Strengths and weaknesses for all Sun Belt teams

This is the second installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

July 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Striking out Alzheimer's

At promptly 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, Chandler Dennard was out at the Georgia Southern softball complex nervously pacing around the grounds.

July 26, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout

PHOENIX - Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn't a ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - An NFL star's diamond earring valued at more than $100,000 is now presumed lost on the murky bottom of a Georgia ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports




Young Eagles look to GATA

Georgia Southern will field a young football team this season, but youth often brings about excitement and Tuesday morning looked like Christmas in July.

July 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Standout Screven County WR Tyquan Johnson commits to South Carolina

The hype on Screven County wide receiver Tyquan Johnson came to an unexpected conclusion Saturday evening when South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp tweeted #SpursUp!

July 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes ...

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate

WASHINGTON - Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and ...

July 25, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Teachers back; parents can meet them Thursday

The Bulloch County Schools are inviting parents and students to meet their teachers during open house events on all 15 campuses Thursday evening, before the ...

July 25, 2017 | | Local




Benson: 'Future is now'

The Sun Belt Conference started sponsoring football in 2001. Since then the league has taken plenty of lumps in the hyper-competitive world of college football ...

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


3 charged with firing guns under river bridge

Three men who were reportedly firing guns underneath a Highway 301 North bridge Sunday while people swam in the river nearby face drug and other ...

July 24, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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