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Bombs target city official, civilians in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A series of car bombs targeted a senior city official and civilians Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks the U.S. military said was a show of force by an enemy on the run.

August 28, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


World’s tallest woman dies in Indiana at age 53

INDIANAPOLIS - A woman who grew to be 7 feet, 7 inches tall and was recognized as the world's tallest female died early Wednesday, a friend said. She was 53.

August 28, 2008 | By DEANNA MARTIN Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Ga. man held family captive in squalor

LAVONIA, Ga. - When police finally searched the squat white mobile home where they say a man held his family captive for three years, the place was so filthy and bug-infested that one officer had to wear a gas mask and another refused to continue.

August 28, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-inmates accuse former sheriff of demanding sex

ARAPAHO, Okla. - Former female inmates of the Custer County jail testified Wednesday that ex-Sheriff Mike Burgess demanded sex from them in exchange for his help in getting them into a drug court rehabilitation program.

August 28, 2008 | By TIM TALLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Wildlife officials seek to raise Wash. hunting age

SEATTLE - When Pamela Almli set out for a hike on a popular trail north of Seattle, she may not have been aware that bear hunting season had begun the day before.

August 28, 2008 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer | National


Venomous lionfish prowls fragile Caribbean waters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.

August 28, 2008 | By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 8/14

Although your financial prospects look particularly good in the year ahead, a new ripple could affect your holdings. You may have to guard against becoming too extravagant or wasteful, which could dilute your earnings. Watch your spending habits.

August 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 24-year-old woman who has suffered from recurring impetigo my entire life. As for my medical history, I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh 138 pounds. Twice a year, without fail, I get this horrible sore on my lower lip that spreads to part of my chin. I can always get it to go away in about two weeks. Meanwhile, it is very unsightly and painful. I cannot disguise it with makeup because it spreads if touched.

August 28, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/14

DEAR ABBY: I wrote you about a year ago regarding my difficulty in finding a single, educated, relationship-minded man. You advised me to lower my high standards and date outside my preconceived notions of who Mr. Right was - someone younger or without a college degree.

August 28, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 14

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

August 28, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Border Patrol agent wounds man near Mexican border

SAN DIEGO - A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a man throwing rocks at agents near the U.S.-Mexico border in the San Diego area, authorities said Wednesday.

August 28, 2008 | | National


What a ride: Woman, 82, inducted into Hall of Fame

THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Betty Skelton Erde is 82 and lives in a retirement community where many are content to putter about in golf carts. Not Erde: She drives a blazing red Corvette to match her red hair and really means it when she says, ''I like fast cars.''

August 28, 2008 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press Writer | National


Britain drops plan to bar size zero fashion models

LONDON - London Fashion Week organizers have dropped plans that likely would have barred many size zero models from the catwalk, saying industry executives around the world felt they were not needed.

August 28, 2008 | By MEERA SELVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Grube signals new GSU academic year at fall 2008 Convocation

With Georgia Southern set to welcome more than 17,000 students on the first day of fall classes Monday, university President Bruce Grube called the past 10 years one of the most active decades in the college's more than 100-year history.

August 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Taliban ambush kills 3 more Western aid workers

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban fighters with assault rifles shredded a U.S. aid group's SUV with dozens of bullets Wednesday, killing three Western women and their Afghan driver amid an escalating militant onslaught against humanitarian workers in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH and FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


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Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the ...

April 26, 2018 | By MICHAEL R. SISAK and CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press


SPD taking applications for Youth Citizen Police Academy

Teens will have a chance to learn more about police and their work this summer during the Statesboro Police Department's 2018 Youth Citizen Police ...

April 26, 2018 | From staff reports | Local




Acuna homers as Braves split series

CINCINNATI - The Atlanta Braves' youth movement is going long.

April 25, 2018 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Statesboro rolls past Harris County

On Wednesday night the Statesboro boys soccer team was trying to join the Blue Devil girls in the Class AAAAA sweet sixteen. The Blue Devils ...

April 25, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves get back into win column

CINCINNATI - Prized prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. looked like a polished veteran.

April 25, 2018 | By MARK SCHMETZER | Atlanta Braves


SEB Baseball prepares for postseason

BROOKLET - Once again the Southeast Bulloch baseball team has blown past its region competition, piling up an impressive 14-0 record. Today the Yellow Jackets open ...

April 25, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Session to explain VA benefits

The Southern Manor Group will host an information session about an alternative option to pay for senior care at an event called "Exploring VA Benefits ...

April 25, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


US pecan growers seek to break out of the pie shell

FORT WORTH, Texas - The humble pecan is being rebranded as more than just pie.

April 25, 2018 | By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Associated Press


After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be ...

April 25, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


DNA brings arrest in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees ...

April 25, 2018 | By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Lady Blue Devils advance to second round of state

The Statesboro Blue Devil girls soccer team picked up in the state playoffs right where they left off the regular season. Hosting the Thomas County ...

April 24, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Living: Largemouth bass fishing after the spawn

Previously we talked a little about how to catch bedding bass. You are going to continue to see these fish in the shallows over the ...

April 24, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles top Charleston to take season series

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Georgia Southern Baseball got three hits from Mason McWhorter including a pair of doubles en route to a 5-4 win over ...

April 24, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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