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Barge accident closes 2 bridges linking Iowa, Illinois

DES MOINES, Iowa - Several fully loaded barges broke loose on the flood-swollen Mississippi River, striking two key bridges and forcing a halt to highway and railroad traffic early Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MELANIE S. WELTE Associated Press Writer | National


Ky. school bus involved in crash, 1 student killed

FALMOUTH, Ky. - A school bus and dump truck crashed Thursday along a road with hairpin turns, killing a student and injuring 12 people in northern Kentucky, police said.

May 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Immigrant rights activists join protests nationwide

CHICAGO - Thousands of immigrants and activists gathered in cities across the country Thursday to demand comprehensive immigration reform, including citizenship opportunities for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

May 16, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


Teen girl’s upside-down feet treated in NYC surgery

NEW YORK - In her 15 years, Jingle Luis has never walked on the bottoms of her feet.

May 16, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


Airlines slow down flights to save on fuel

NEW YORK - Drivers have long known that slowing down on the highway means getting more miles to the gallon. Now airlines are trying it, too - adding a few minutes to flights to save millions on fuel.

May 16, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN Associated Press Writer | National


Bush signs order to further crackdown on Myanmar

WASHINGTON - President Bush imposed new U.S. sanctions on Thursday against property owned or controlled by the military junta in Myanmar.

May 16, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Guido inspires crowd at National Day of Prayer service

Prayer is the key to happiness and success, Dr. Michael Guido said Thursday during a luncheon in celebration of the National Day of Prayer.

May 16, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State hiring curbs may chill hot market for government staff

As U.S. states struggle with about $39 billion in total budget shortfalls, at least 10 have announced hiring curbs and others may follow - chilling one of the few parts of the economy that had been adding jobs.

May 16, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON and DONNA BORAK AP Business Writer | National


Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation’s sootiest city

LOS ANGELES - A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine the most polluted cities in the country.

May 16, 2008 | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Woman believed to be ’D.C. madam’ kills herself

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - A woman police believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey committed suicide, officials said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Review: Google Earth powerful, though tricky to use, share

USHUAIA, Argentina - Online photo albums I had prepared for family and friends weren't capturing the essence of my travels to the southern reaches of the world. Then a light bulb clicked as I was exploring Google Earth: Why not use that?

May 16, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Consumer spending up mainly because of sharp price increases

WASHINGTON - Don't be fooled by a larger-than-expected increase in consumer spending. People aren't buying more - they're just paying more for their purchases, raising doubts about whether the 130 million stimulus payments the government began sending out this week will be enough to lift consumers' sagging spirits.

May 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


US warns Belarus on embassy closure

WASHINGTON - The United States has warned Belarus that it may order its embassy in Washington and consulate in New York closed, and shut down the U.S. Embassy in Minsk in an escalating tit-for-tat diplomatic spat, officials said.

May 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush calls for approval of $770 million in food aid

WASHINGTON - President Bush called on Congress Thursday to approve $770 million to help alleviate dramatically escalating food prices that threaten widespread hunger and increasing social unrest around the world.

May 16, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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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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