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Second of 2 inmates who escaped New Jersey jail being flown back after capture in Mexico City

NEW YORK - As a captured New Jersey inmate was being returned from Mexico on Thursday, the Rev. Al Sharpton defended his attempts to get the escapee to surrender and said criticism of him was due to a law enforcement ''turf war.''

January 25, 2008 | By DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | National


Weekly jobless claims drop for second straight week due to seasonal factors

WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week although the decline was not viewed as evidence of an improving job market.

January 25, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


AP NewsBreak: New rules for driver’s licenses meant to deter terrorists, illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON - Baby boomers and the elderly don't make good terrorists, the government has found, so folks over 50 years old will get extra time to comply with post-Sept. 11 driver's license rules to be announced Friday and take effect in stages over the coming years.

January 25, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


Teenagers indicted in shooting at Las Vegas school bus stop that wounded 6

LAS VEGAS - Two teenagers have been indicted on charges including attempted murder in a shooting at a school bus stop that wounded six people.

January 25, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Acquaintances: Suspect in hiker case showed an unsettling side

ATLANTA - There were two sides to Gary Michael Hilton, the man accused of kidnapping and then decapitating a 24-year-old hiker in the north Georgia woods.

January 25, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Waitress says Hilton stopped in restaurant to use phone

ATLANTA - A waitress at a Huddle House in north Georgia says the suspect in the killing of a hiker stopped there just hours before authorities released his photograph.

January 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Consumer group claims insurance companies overcharge for coverage, underpay for damages

WASHINGTON - U.S. insurance companies systematically overcharge customers and underpay consumers' home and auto claims to pad their already-fat bottom lines, a consumer group said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | National


Dear Abby 1/10

DEAR ABBY: I was recently called to come in to work at the grocery story where I am employed because my department manager, "Meg," didn't show up. After I finished the shift, I stopped by Meg's house to check on her. She didn't answer the door. Eventually a neighbor and I were able to enter her home and found her very ill. We called 911, and Meg was taken to the hospital. She's now in the ICU.

January 25, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


FAA plan to reduce flight delays faces political fight over noise; jets wil be re-routed

NEW YORK - For years, jets taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport have performed an act of mercy as they roar south.

January 25, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Tanker truck crashes over guardrail, plummets near Detroit home, explodes; driver killed

DETROIT - A tanker crashed into a guardrail on a highway overpass Thursday, plummeting 30 to 40 feet to the ground where it exploded and caught fire near a home. The cab of the tanker got stuck on the barrier and the driver was killed, police said.

January 25, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Ohio governor commutes man’s death sentence; convicted killer prepares for new prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Death row inmate John Spirko wanted a pardon or the chance to leave prison and prove his innocence. He got neither, though he did escape execution.

January 25, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


AP interview: U.S. general says once-violent Anbar province ready for Iraqi control

WASHINGTON - Iraq's western province of Anbar, origin of the Sunni Arab insurgency that arose in the early months of U.S. occupation, will be returned to Iraqi control in March, a senior U.S. general said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Schwarzenegger budget would cut education, release inmates to help make up $14 billion deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's budget, released Thursday would close a projected $14 billion gap by giving schools 10 percent less money, releasing 22,000 inmates early and closing dozens of state parks.

January 25, 2008 | By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer | National


Chairman Bernanke says Fed ready to cut interest rates again as needed

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged Thursday to slash interest rates yet again to prevent housing and credit problems from plunging the country into a recession.

January 25, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Retailers report weak results for December as gas prices, slumping housing market take toll

NEW YORK - The economic outlook became more uncertain Thursday after many of the nation's big retailers reported weaker than expected holiday sales, the result of consumers cutting their spending due to higher energy prices and the ongoing housing slump.

January 25, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


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Portal-area man dies in head-on collision

A Portal-area man was killed Saturday morning in a two-car accident on Georgia Highway 119.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties

WASHINGTON - Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not - and could not - fully understand his nation's vital security concerns.

March 02, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and ARON HELLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday, as officials cited problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection.

March 02, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Why teen mental health has worsened

In the 1960s, child and teen mental health and behavior problems began an alarming rise that has continued to the present. In 1970, one of my grad school professors proposed that this trend could be explained with the flight-or-fight principle (i.e. in response to perceived threat, a person is inclined to either flee or stand and fight).

March 01, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Vidalia Onion Committee announces culinary contest

The Vidalia Onion Committee announces the Fourth Annual Golden Onion culinary competition on April 26 in conjunction with the Vidalia Onion Festival. The competition is open to all professional chefs in Georgia.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Alberson-Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. Osey Fail Jr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Brooke Alberson of Statesboro, to John Marc Grayson Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Ellis.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Ian Poulter didn't realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament.

March 01, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Deadline to sign up for marketing workshop is Monday at 6 p.m.

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and multimedia consultant and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise in marketing.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

HAMPTON, Ga. - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

March 01, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Public paycheck? Likely climbing if you're connected to Deal

ATLANTA - Many of Gov. Nathan Deal's top aides and senior executive branch officials got raises for 2015 that will far exceed what most teachers and state workers can expect in coming year.

March 01, 2015 | From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Associated Press


Two-time champion: Statesboro dog owner takes home 2nd Best of Breed title

For the second year in a row, Lynn Vogel walked away with a Best of Breed title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

March 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: March is a month of merriment

With the rainbow of colors on recent weather maps and the shuttered doors of schools just hours north of here, it's difficult to imagine that March pledges shamrocks and springtime. But promise it does, at least on the calendar. Watch for leprechauns, greenery and Irish dances the first part of the month and delight in the early spring offerings toward the end. Look for every shade of green imaginable when new buds and fresh leaves make their appearances after a long winter's nap. Enjoy the hues and colors of springtime with lawns that awaken and trees and flowers ...

March 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Hadden-Brannen

Mr. Gary Hadden of Metter and Ms. Jeanette Hadden of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Hadden of Brooklet, to Josh Brannen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lehman and Sharon Brannen of Register.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Tobacco becomes huge crop for colonies, Bulloch County

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 01, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch County mother, son found safe

A woman and her young son have been found in good health, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

March 01, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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