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Father of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter revealed

NASSAU, Bahamas - DNA tests show Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend Larry Birkhead is the father of her baby, and he emerged from a court hearing Tuesday to proclaim that his daughter would soon be home.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Gasoline prices surge easing, government says.

WASHINGTON - For two straight summers, motorists have seen gasoline prices soar past the $3-a-gallon mark nationwide.

April 25, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP IMPACT: New spy chief weighs changes to decades-old surveillance, intelligence powers

WASHINGTON - President Bush's spy chief is pushing to expand the government's surveillance authority at the same time the administration is under attack for stretching its domestic eavesdropping powers.

April 25, 2007 | By KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writer | Nation


30 arrested for illegal poker game in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police have arrested 27 people in a gambling raid.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Family claims wide-awake surgery led to minister’s suicide

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In the two weeks before he committed suicide, Sherman Sizemore thought people were trying to bury him alive.

April 25, 2007 | By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/11

Evan Esar, in his Comic Dictionary, wrote, "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions."

April 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Giant yellow diamond goes public at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON - Light flashes across the 82 facets of the Tiffany Diamond, highlighting the brilliance of the giant gem at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

April 25, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Interview: Cuomo says student loan corruption widespread as school officials take leave

ALBANY, N.Y. - Cozy arrangements between colleges and the companies that lend their students billions of dollars are far more widespread than anticipated, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told The Associated Press Tuesday, just as two more college financial aid officers were suspended amid a probe into the $85 billion industry.

April 25, 2007 | By MARK JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats escalate fight over fired prosecutors by seeking more documents

WASHINGTON - Democrats subpoenaed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for more documents Tuesday, escalating their fight with the Bush administration over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

April 25, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Embryonic stem cell research bill is assured of Senate passage, but doomed by veto threat

WASHINGTON - Senate supporters of embryonic stem cell research refused to take another no for an answer Tuesday, advancing politically popular legislation that is assured of passage, yet doomed for the second straight year to a veto that Congress cannot override.

April 25, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Athlete of the Week: Eisenhart sparks SHS offense

The Statesboro boys soccer team has had an inexplicable time scoring goals this season. So as regular season's around the area end and region tournaments begins, leave it up to Statesboro's Thomas Eisenhart to spark the Blue Devils' offense.

April 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Congress’ approval hits high point in a year — 40 percent — as Democrats challenge Bush

WASHINGTON - Public approval for Congress is at its highest level in a year as Democrats mark 100 days in power and step up their confrontation with President Bush over his handling of the Iraq War, the issue that overshadows all others.

April 24, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Under heavy criticism, Britain’s government backtracks on letting freed sailors talk for pay

LONDON - Britain's government beat a hasty retreat Monday under withering criticism for allowing sailors and marines to be paid large sums for their stories about captivity in Iran.

April 24, 2007 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Louisiana is the last state standing on legal cockfighting circuit

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - Spectators shake their fists, scream out wagers and cheer on their roosters, the air swirling with cigarette smoke and chicken feathers.

April 24, 2007 | By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/10

Mark Twain said, "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."

April 24, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits after academic misconduct

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.

August 19, 2014 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press | Sports


Chicago beats Pearland, Texas, 6-1 in LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Peters back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


GSU getting ready to be an underdog

With 10 days remaining until Georgia Southern kicks off its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the team feels ready - as ready as it can be.

August 19, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Willoughby, Portal ready for 2014 season

PORTAL - To a man, there might not be a football program in Georgia that asks more of its players than the Portal Panthers.

August 19, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Statesboro spikes South Effingham

GUYTON - For the first time in its program's young history, the Statesboro volleyball team beat South Effingham. The Lady Blue Devils won 15-25, 25-16, 25-20 to reach the milestone on the road.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: Be prepared for dove season

The opening day of dove season is September 6, and having a go at these gray rockets is the overwhelming favorite of wing shooters all over Georgia.

August 19, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Ga. State hoping to improve on winless season

ATLANTA - As coach Trent Miles sees it, the Georgia State Panthers have nowhere to go but up this year.

August 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Prayer vigil to be held in honor of Statesboro shooting victim

A prayer vigil will be held in honor of the late Eric Alexander Reese on behalf of his family, friends and the Bulloch County Community on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church located at 102 Peachtree St., off of Johnson Street in Statesboro.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

RALEIGH, N.C. - NAACP leaders from a half-dozen states pledged Tuesday to bring protests against conservative public policy to each of their state capitols during a week of demonstrations this month.

August 19, 2014 | By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County fugitive arrested in NC

A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Motto for Darley Insurance: 'You Can Do Better With Us'

Darley Insurance Agency, Inc. was founded in 1963 by Fred B. Darley. Fred's son, Bryan Darley, joined the firm in 1977. Bryan continues to operate the business today in its original location at 6 East Vine Street in Downtown Statesboro. (Adjacent to the Statesboro Farmers Market)

August 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned




Pirates walk plank

PITTSBURGH - Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

August 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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