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Stocks tumble as more bad economic news piles up

NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled Thursday as Wall Street contended with a barrage of bad news: another surge in oil prices and warnings of trouble in the key financial, automotive and high-tech industries. The major indexes showed losses of more than 2 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which shed about 250 points and dropped to its lowest level in more than a year.

July 11, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Midwestern downpours keep residents out of homes

ST. LOUIS - Strong Midwestern downpours may force residents to wait even longer to return to homes they evacuated due to fears of flooding, emergency management officials said Thursday.

July 11, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR and CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writers | National


Witnesses describe chaotic scene at Ky. plant

HENDERSON, Ky. - It was swift and chaotic, witnesses said, as the plastics plant worker with a determined look opened fire, killing five co-workers then himself in rural western Kentucky.

July 11, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | National


No-fishing zones studied for ecosystem protection

DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK, Fla. - Reeling in a 45-pound grouper used to be just an average day on the water in the Florida Keys.

July 11, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


British man gets life in deaths of wife, baby

WOBURN, Mass. - A British man convicted of shooting to death his 9-month-old baby and wife as they cuddled together in bed showed no reaction Thursday as he was sentenced to two life prison terms without the opportunity for parole.

July 11, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Gas prices fuel drop in car owner satisfaction

DETROIT - Drivers of new cars were less satisfied with their vehicles this year for the first time in at least five years due mainly to rising fuel prices, according to an annual survey released Thursday.

July 11, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Groups want import ban on polar bear hides lifted

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Environmental and animal rights groups are lining up to oppose a lawsuit that seeks to let American sport hunters again import hides of polar bears shot legally in Canada.

July 11, 2008 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer | National


Thieves target farm diesel supplies as prices soar

LORENZO, Texas - With the price of diesel skyrocketing, farmers and ranchers around the country are being targeted by ne'er-do-wells armed with syphon hoses and pumps.

July 11, 2008 | By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer | National


Bush administration lifts North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Thursday lifted trade sanctions against North Korea and moved to remove it from the U.S. terrorism blacklist, a remarkable turnaround in policy toward the communist regime he once branded as part of an ''axis of evil.''

July 11, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Securing Afghan borders, averting oil crisis top agenda of G-8 foreign ministers

KYOTO, Japan - Foreign ministers from wealthy nations urged Afghanistan's neighbors Thursday to play ''a constructive role'' in stabilizing the war-wracked nation and help it overcome the challenges of terrorism, insecurity and drug production.

July 11, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


GSU/UGA game time set

Georgia Southern's football season opener at Georgia will be a 12:30 p.m. kickoff, the school announced Thursday. The Aug. 30 game will be televised on Pay Per View.

July 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Judge voids conviction for Iranian in goggles case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A federal judge threw out the conviction and sentence Thursday for an Iranian woman who had pleaded guilty in a scheme to illegally obtain U.S.-made military night vision goggles for Iran.

July 11, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer | National


US advisory panel OK’s 2 new combination vaccines

ATLANTA - A federal advisory panel on Thursday endorsed two new combination vaccines designed to reduce the number of needle sticks that young children must endure to get the recommended immunizations.

July 11, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Court rejects death penalty for raping children

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday outlawed executions of people convicted of raping a child.

July 10, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fossil of most primitive 4-legged creature found

WASHINGTON - Scientists unearthed a skull of the most primitive four-legged creature in Earth's history, which should help them better understand the evolution of fish to advanced animals that walk on land.

July 10, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


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First day of Sun Belt tournament a washout

To quote the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, "Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes it rains."

May 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Collins resigns as SEB head football coach

Two weeks ago Pat Collins was running the first spring practice for Southeast Bulloch - everything was business as usual in Brooklet.

May 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Trump budget keeps pledges

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way ...

May 23, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | Associated Press


Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

MANCHESTER, England - As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people ...

May 23, 2017 | By JILL LAWLESS, ROB HARRIS and SYLVIA HUI Associated Press | Associated Press




The chip on their shoulder

Entering the 2017 season, the Georgia Southern baseball team was surrounded by some optimism, but even more question marks. The Eagles returned a bevy of ...

May 22, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Using medication to prevent opioid addiction relapse

CHICAGO - Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with ...

May 22, 2017 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Baseball in the boro

While fans of Georgia Southern baseball will have to wait until Wednesday to see their team play, baseball purists will get their first taste of ...

May 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Rain can't wash away solid rounds from county schools

Rain scoured the state of Georgia on Monday, but in spite of the muggy weather all the high school golf teams eventually wrapped up the ...

May 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

May 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an ...

May 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - With laughter, hugs and tears - and the requisite death-defying stunts - the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation ...

May 22, 2017 | | Associated Press


Recovery symposium offers hope

Twenty-three million Americans are in long-term recovery. But only one out of 10 who struggle with some form of addiction will get the help they ...

May 22, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Teen airlifted after Highway 301 crash

A teen was airlifted to a Savannah hospital on Sunday after a single vehicle crash on Highway 301 South near Hendrix Circle.

May 22, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia ports chief predicts record growth in fiscal 2017

SAVANNAH - Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track to show record growth for the 2017 fiscal year that wraps up at the ...

May 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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