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Report: Torture widespread in Palestinian jails

RAMALLAH, West Bank - One detainee told of being beaten with pipes and having a screwdriver rammed into his back. Another said interrogators tied his hands behind his back then lifted him into the air by his bound wrists.

August 12, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Two injured in accident near I-16

Two men suffered serious injury Sunday when the driver lost control of a truck on Kelly Pond Road near Interstate 16 and U.S. 301 South.

August 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Bush hails Pakistan as strong ally

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday praised Pakistan's new leader as a reliable partner in confronting terrorism, a show of confidence meant to signal that the United States and Pakistan are working well together despite tensions between them.

August 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


EPA tells staff don’t talk to investigators, press

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is telling its pollution enforcement officials not to talk with congressional investigators, reporters and even the agency's own inspector general, according to an internal e-mail provided to The Associated Press.

August 12, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Where’s the party at? Univ. of Florida, study says

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida can raise a glass to another national title - best party school in the country.

August 12, 2008 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | National


Bush administration projects record 2009 deficit

WASHINGTON - The next president will inherit a record budget deficit of $482 billion, according to a new Bush administration estimate released Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study: ’Pre-dementia’ is rising, especially in men

CHICAGO - A milder type of mental decline that often precedes Alzheimer's disease is alarmingly more common than has been believed, and in men more than women, doctors reported Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Columnist Robert Novak diagnosed with brain tumor

BOSTON - Conservative political commentator Robert Novak announced Monday he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, less than a week after he struck a pedestrian with his Corvette and drove away.

August 12, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Fire destroys 12 homes near Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. - Little relief from hot weather is expected this week as crews fight to contain a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has destroyed 12 homes and forced the evacuation of about 200 others.

August 12, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National


Virgin Galactic shows off mothership aircraft

MOJAVE, Calif. - British billionaire Sir Richard Branson showed off a key piece of his fledgling commercial space program Monday, unveiling a carrier aircraft designed to launch a passenger-carrying spaceship.

August 12, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


GPS devices monitor domestic abusers, stalkers

LANSING, Mich. - Mary Babb was in her SUV last year when her estranged husband slammed into her with his pickup truck. The crash overturned Babb's vehicle and left her suspended upside-down by her seat belt.

August 12, 2008 | By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press Writer | National


McCain has spot of skin removed from face

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday he had had a small patch of skin removed from his face and biopsied as part of a regular checkup with his dermatologist.

August 12, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Details missing from Obama’s Social Security plan

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's bid to place a new Social Security tax on very high incomes is either a bold or foolhardy plan, depending on who critiques it.

August 12, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Paris eyes plan for drivers to share electric cars

PARIS - Parisians and tourists so eagerly embraced a citywide bike sharing plan launched a year ago that the mayor is setting his sights on a four-wheeled version: electric cars.

August 12, 2008 | By GAELLE FAURE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


4 female bombers strike in Iraq, killing 57

BAGHDAD - Four suicide bombers believed to be women struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300 in one of this year's deadliest attacks, police said.

August 12, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Mariners fight off late rally to beat Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Andrew Albers worked into the sixth inning for his second straight win since coming up from the minors, leading the Seattle Mariners to ...

August 21, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Werts to start for Eagles

One of the biggest questions of Georgia Southern's preseason received an answer Monday afternoon as head coach Tyson Summers announced that Shai Werts will ...

August 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Minor league games hot spot for eclipse viewing

LINCOLN, Neb. - Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday to watch the solar ...

August 21, 2017 | By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press | Sports


Heavy clouds eclipse local viewing

A near total solar eclipse passed over Statesboro and Bulloch County Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, thick cloud cover obscured the 97-percent pinnacle of nature's unique ...

August 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


A 'primal experience'

The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness ...

August 21, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Chicken specialty eatery opening in Statesboro

Tim and Kelly Paslawski of Savannah just announced plans to open a Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Statesboro.

August 21, 2017 | | Local


BBWH Insurors retains IIABA's 'Best Practices' title

BBWH Insurors was informed recently it had retained its "Best Practices" status, given only to a small group of independent insurance agencies around the United ...

August 21, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Follow the eclipse on NASA's website

Today in Statesboro and Bulloch County, from the moment when the moon begins to pass in front of the sun until the trailing edge leaves ...

August 21, 2017 | | Local


After big win over Bluffton, the sky is the limit for Screven

Screven County's only regular season loss in 2016 came at the hands of a blown 15 point lead at the Erk Russell Classic to ...

August 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Let your kid admit his own guilt

Q: A few months after he got his driver's license, we found a bag of marijuana in our 16-year-old son's car. He swore ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Be persistent in seeking Jesus' healing touch

Twin girls, only a few hours old, were lying in their individual hospital incubators. Something was terribly wrong with one of them, and she wasn ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Connection all humans have

I am 4 or 5 years old. My arms are curled tightly around my father's neck. His arms are wrapped around my waist. We ...

August 20, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Teamwork makes the dream work

Southern Adventures held a climbing clinic at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activities Center Thursday evening. Those in attandance learned the basics of top rope ...

August 20, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Aug. 20 - Mrs. Marion Christine Dickey Casey, age 81, went home to be with her heavenly father on Fr

Mrs. Marion Christine Dickey Casey

August 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S ...

August 19, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


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