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Beijing air improves with wind and rain

BEIJING - Environmental officials say their efforts are starting to clear the haze above Beijing, while strong wind and some rain have also raised hopes of blue skies when the Olympic Games start in just over a week.

August 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NY judge sentences disgraced NBA ref to 15 months

NEW YORK - Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday for setting off a gambling scandal that tarnished the league's reputation and raised questions about the integrity of its officiating.

August 13, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Possible pipe bombs found at 2 Ohio post offices

ATHENS, Ohio - Two post offices were evacuated Tuesday in southeastern Ohio after the discovery of objects that appeared to be pipe bombs, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

August 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Indonesia: Asian militants sought al-Qaida funds

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two alleged Indonesian terror leaders were headed to Iraq to seek help from al-Qaida, according to a seized laptop that indicates regional militants are cash-strapped but determined to rebuild international links, security officials say.

August 13, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Serb extremists rally in Belgrade for war crimes suspect Karadzic

BELGRADE, Serbia - Singing nationalist songs and waving posters of their ''Serb Hero,'' thousands of Serb extremists protested Tuesday in downtown Belgrade against the government's plans to extradite ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 13, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Martyrs’ List’ tallies Mahdi Army’s troubles

BAGHDAD - Loyalists within Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia network call it the ''martyrs' list,'' and it's long and growing: At least three dozen senior members killed in slayings or fighting since last summer and nearly 60 others detained.

August 13, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Officials release video of Governor’s Mansion fire

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety, seeking the public's help in capturing an arsonist who burned the Governor's Mansion, released snippets of video Tuesday showing a potential suspect.

August 13, 2008 | By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer | National


Weather better but 75 await rescue from N.M. flood

RUIDOSO, N.M. - More than 75 people stranded by massive flooding in and around this mountain resort town still awaited rescue Tuesday, but spirits rose as missing people were accounted for and the region made it through a day without rain, authorities said.

August 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Strong quake shakes Southern California

LOS ANGELES - A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported.

August 13, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 7/30

If you feel you've started off on the wrong track in the year ahead, don't think you have to stay on that road. By continually trying something new, you'll stumble on a lifestyle that will be both exciting and fulfilling.

August 13, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/30

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 62-year-old male, weigh 225 pounds and my cholesterol is about 180. I lead a semi-active lifestyle, exercising 30 minutes daily, five times a week.

August 13, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Mbeki upbeat on Zimbabwe power-sharing talks despite reported disagreements

HARARE, Zimbabwe - South African President Thabo Mbeki insisted Tuesday that talks in Pretoria aimed at building a power-sharing government to resolve Zimbabwe's deadly political crisis were going well, despite reports of disagreements.

August 13, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Investigator: Cockpit flight recording lost during Qantas mid-air crisis

MANILA, Philippines - Investigators will not be able to review the cockpit voice recording of a Qantas jet's midair crisis because it was overwritten as the crew made a harrowing emergency landing, an official said Tuesday.

August 13, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sugar company CEO says OSHA ignores dust hazards

WASHINGTON - The head of a sugar company blamed for a Georgia refinery explosion that killed 13 workers in February sought to shift fault back to the government Monday by calling federal guidance on industrial dust accidents ''woefully inadequate.''

August 12, 2008 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Indian police link US man’s computer to e-mail taking credit for bombs that killed 45

AHMADABAD, India - Police raided the home of an American citizen in Mumbai, India's financial capital, and seized a computer from which an e-mail claiming responsibility for bombings that killed 45 people in western India was believed to have been sent, officials said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Nov. 17 - Victoria Du Ree' lived 74 adventurous years.

Victoria Du Ree'

November 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Listening to God

Bulloch County resident and Southeast Bulloch High School graduate Bryan Piet admits that he was a rebellious and defiant teen and often disrespected authority. But ...

November 16, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


GOP tax plan clears House

WASHINGTON - Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite ...

November 16, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins

Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight year in the National League.

November 15, 2017 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


SEC teams rely on young QB's with varying results

The Southeastern Conference is filled with young quarterbacks this season, with many teams putting their offenses in the hands of freshmen or sophomores.

November 15, 2017 | KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press | Sports


Cowboys' Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of suspension

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ending his legal fight with five games remaining on a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence.

November 15, 2017 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


'God is so good' says man freed after 5 decades in prison

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on Wednesday, saying "God ...

November 15, 2017 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | Associated Press


Workers at Calif. school averted disaster

CORNING, Calif. - A tiny Northern California elementary school would have turned into a "bloodbath" if not for quick action by school workers who rushed small ...

November 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Nov. 15 - Mr. Robert James Blanchette, age 61, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. Mr. Blanche

Mr. Robert James Blanchette

November 14, 2017 | | Jan Moore column


Allen leads No. 1 Duke over No. 2 Michigan State

CHICAGO - Forget about Marvin Bagley III and the rest of Duke's talented freshmen for a moment.

November 14, 2017 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA begins with a loss

The Bulloch Academy girl's basketball team opened the 2017-18 season Tuesday in the Lady Gator Classic, unfortunately it wasn't the kind of start ...

November 14, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Overreaction: Cowboys can't make playoffs without Zeke

No Zeke means no playoffs for the Dallas Cowboys.

November 14, 2017 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police hunt serial killer in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they ...

November 14, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Rise in teen suicide, social media linked

CHICAGO - An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there ...

November 14, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Let R.J.’s Grill and Uncle Shug’s bake, smoke or fry your Thanksgiving turkey for you!

There is no better treat on Thanksgiving than a perfectly baked, fried or smoked turkey. Owner Stacy Underwood and his team at R.J.'s ...

November 14, 2017 | | Locally Owned


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