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Exxon Mobil 2Q profit sets US record, shares fall

HOUSTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. reported second-quarter earnings of $11.68 billion Thursday, the biggest profit from operations ever by any U.S. corporation, but the results were well short of Wall Street expectations and its shares slumped 3 percent.

August 15, 2008 | By JOHN PORRETTO AP Business Writer | National


Guantanamo judge allows disputed interrogation

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors can use a disputed interrogation to support their case against a former driver for Osama bin Laden in the first Guantanamo war crimes trial.

August 15, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paulson says housing remains biggest threat

WASHINGTON - The $168 billion government stimulus effort has been a timely support for the economy and will continue to boost growth in the second half of this year, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bill would block last-minute Labor Dept rule

WASHINGTON - A House committee chairman is trying to stop the Bush administration from implementing a late-term rule that could make it harder to limit worker exposure to dangerous chemicals in the workplace.

August 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Saudi Arabia bans sale of dogs, cats in capital

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia's Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn't catch on here.

August 15, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mortar kills family of 7 in Pakistan’s Swat valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A mortar shell hit a house in a valley where Pakistani security forces are battling Islamic militants, killing a family of seven, and militants torched a nearby girls school, police said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan’s al-Bashir vows never to deal with ICC

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's president said he will never deal with the International Criminal Court where he faces charges of genocide in Darfur, according to a newspaper interview published Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Widow indicted in death once ruled a farm accident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A former nurse surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the death of her husband, a district attorney who authorities originally believed was killed when he was trampled by cattle in a farming accident.

August 15, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Bloomberg: 9/11 health program overdue

WASHINGTON - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to Congress Thursday seeking long-term care for sick Ground Zero workers and was challenged to justify its cost.

August 15, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


US judge: White House aides can be subpoenaed

WASHINGTON - President Bush's top advisers are not immune from congressional subpoenas, a federal judge ruled Thursday in an unprecedented dispute between the two political branches.

August 15, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


New Mass. law lets out-of-state gay couples marry

BOSTON - Massachusetts on Thursday began allowing any gay couple to get married there as Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill repealing a 1913 law that had blocked most out-of-state same-sex couples from tying the knot.

August 15, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Canada bus attack leaves man decapitated

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba - A man aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated a fellow passenger, witnesses said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Olmert’s impending exit deals blow to peace effort

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to leave office has dealt a serious setback to delicate peace negotiations with both the Palestinians and Syria.

August 15, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House considers ban on killing horses for food

WASHINGTON - One menu item could soon disappear from foreign dinner tables: meat from slaughtered American horses.

August 15, 2008 | By STEPHANIE S. GARLOW Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 8/1

In the year ahead, you are likely to go off in an entirely new direction with a specific goal in mind. Even though it might be quite ambitious, it'll be well thought out and you'll have an excellent chance to achieve success.

August 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Summers out at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced Sunday that head football coach Tyson Summers has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately.

October 22, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Child rearing has gone 'off the rails'

I am sometimes asked if I think the "parenting pendulum" is swinging back, however slowly, toward where it was 60-plus years ago or at least ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Iced Pumpkin Cookies tantalize the senses

Isn't it funny how powerful our senses can be? My family takes a trip to the Tennessee mountains every fall and you can't ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch towns rise, fall throughout county's history

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 22, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: On the move

For most people, the post-retirement stage of life now lasts for decades. Even those who "hang it up" in their 70s may live another 10-20 ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Kiwanis fair brings thrills, chills and skills to the Boro

The 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brought popular favorites, some new attractions and a new safety program for kids to the fairgrounds on Highway 67.

October 22, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard

ATHENS - The nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.

October 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local




Gators get to Pinewood for rivalry victory

Earlier in the week Bulloch Academy head coach Terence Hennessy said "We've told our kids you are playing 48 minutes in order to get ...

October 20, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Yellow Jackets on four-game winning streak

GARDEN CITY - With the regular season winding down Southeast Bulloch is peaking at the right time.

October 20, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Gamecocks go wild

It was homecoming at Kelly Memorial Stadium as the Screven County Gamecocks stayed undefeated and recorded a fifth consecutive shutout against the Josey Eagles (1-7 ...

October 20, 2017 | By McCLAIN BAXLEY Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Johnson, Kenseth on bubble as Kansas elimination race looms

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while ...

October 20, 2017 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close

These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close.

October 20, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


No. 2 Penn State faces No. 19 Michigan with high stakes

This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after ...

October 20, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Something has got to give

There are five winless teams remaining in FBS football. That number is guaranteed to drop by one this weekend.

October 20, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


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