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Hire ex-con in Philly, get $10K annual tax credit

PHILADELPHIA - One-time thief Heber Nixon Jr. has filled out his share of futile job applications. All said being a felon wouldn't stand in his way - but the promised calls from managers never came.

June 11, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


Children in Katrina trailers may face lifelong ailments

BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. - The anguish of Hurricane Katrina should have ended for Gina Bouffanie and her daughter when they left their FEMA trailer. But with each hospital visit and each labored breath her child takes, the young mother fears it has just begun.

June 11, 2008 | By JOHN GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National


May consumer confidence falls to near 16-year low

NEW YORK - Soaring gas prices and weakening job prospects left shoppers gloomier about the economy in May, sending a key barometer of consumer sentiment to its lowest level in almost 16 years.

June 11, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


5 people die in South Los Angeles vehicle pileup

LOS ANGELES - Both the scene and the toll of a fiery six-vehicle crash were staggering.

June 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


NASA lander in OK shape, photo caught Mars landing

TUCSON, Ariz. - Fresh images sent back by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander from the Martian northern polar region showed most of its science instruments were in good shape, mission scientists said.

June 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Charity: UN peacekeepers, aid workers abusing kids

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed ''deep concern'' Tuesday after a leading children's charity said it uncovered evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of U.N. peacekeepers and international aid workers.

June 11, 2008 | By EDITH LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China evacuates villagers after new flood threat

MIANYANG, China - About 80,000 people were evacuated Tuesday from downstream of an unstable earthquake-created dam that is threatening to collapse, and troops rushed to carve a trench to drain the water before it floods the valley.

June 11, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pirates seize ship off coast of Somalia

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch shipping company negotiated with Somali pirates Tuesday, seeking the release of nine crew members on a freighter that was hijacked in the latest attack on merchant shipping off the coast of Somalia.

June 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democrat questions US aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON - The U.S. should rethink its approach in Pakistan, including a multimillion-dollar program aimed at training and equipping tribal militants, unless Islamabad does more to keep terrorists from crossing the Afghan border, a top Democrat said Tuesday.

June 11, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court OKs suits on retaliation in race, age cases

WASHINGTON - An unexpected blend of liberal and conservative Supreme Court justices gave workers more leeway Tuesday to sue when they face retaliation after complaining about discrimination in the workplace.

June 11, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Wartime PTSD cases jump to 40,000

WASHINGTON - The number of troops diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder jumped by roughly 50 percent in 2007, the most violent year so far in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pentagon records show.

June 11, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Kennedy has major cancer bill in Senate

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy's battle with a malignant brain tumor is likely to put a dramatic personal stamp on a health care cause he first championed nearly 40 years ago: The nation's war on cancer.

June 11, 2008 | By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer | Washington


CIA planning for al-Qaida ‘‘succession crisis’’

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is making ''a big and continual push'' to capture or kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but his demise won't end the organization's menace, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Tuesday in an Associated Press interview.

June 11, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Five arrested in Statesboro marijuana bust

Five men suspected to be involved in hauling marijuana from Florida to sell in the Statesboro area are behind bars after Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit officers acted upon a tip about them having a shipment of drugs in town.

June 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Minor leaguer traded for 10 baseball bats in Texas

McALLEN, Texas - During three years in the low minors, John Odom never really made a name for himself until he got traded for a bunch of bats.

June 10, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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HIV growing fastest in South

The numbers tell an alarming story: how the South is the U.S. epicenter of the HIV epidemic.

December 14, 2017 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Goodell, Jerry Jones moving on with new contract in place

IRVING, Texas - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell twice turned to Jerry Jones when asked about his relationship with the powerful Dallas Cowboys owner who tried to ...

December 13, 2017 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


UGA sees third player arrested in last two weeks

ATHENS, Ga. - A Georgia freshman is facing a felony forgery charge over allegations of passing a counterfeit $100 bill last summer, the third player to ...

December 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | UGA


Bob DeBesse named new offensive coordinator

December 13, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Falcons' Beasley still searching for more sacks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley says he feels fine, that he's fully healthy and ready to ignite the Atlanta Falcons' pass rush.

December 13, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Former Atlanta Falcons, Texas great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

ATLANTA - Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons and a hard-hitting middle linebacker who was never fully recognized for his talents ...

December 13, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


PeachCare funds could dry up in weeks without a new deal in D.C.

Georgia could run out of federal funding for its PeachCare for Kids program as early as next month, state officials say.

December 13, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


‘Gift of Dentistry’ offers free help on Friday

One of the greatest needs in our community is low-cost dental options.

December 13, 2017 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Writer | Local




Raiders sweep past Portal

PORTAL - Good news and bad for the Portal boys on Tuesday. The good - they outscored Savannah Christian 28-23 in the second half. The bad - Savannah ...

December 12, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Eagles all over George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. - Quan Jackson scored a career-high 16 points, including 12 in the second half, and Georgia Southern held George Mason to 29 percent shooting ...

December 12, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

NEW YORK - Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist ...

December 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Regents vote ‘New Georgia Southern’ into effect

Meeting by phone call Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted final approval for the consolidation of Georgia Southern ...

December 12, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




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