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Could you win the National Spelling Bee? Take the quiz!

The Scripps National Spelling Bee wrapped up on May 29, naming two competitors as co-champions for the first time since 1962. Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old New Yorker, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old Texan, battled for five perfect rounds before the tie was announced.

June 03, 2014 | By GRANT OLSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Seeking God? There's an app for that

Carrying leather-bound copies of scripture to church is so 20th century, a recent study indicates, and experts predict a continuing shift from print to palmtop device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

June 03, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER | Faith


Did Catholics just beat out Satanists at Harvard?

Satanism has shared national headlines this week with one of the country's most illustrious and highly acclaimed schools, Harvard. And it's caused quite a reaction from religious leaders and faith bloggers as well.

June 03, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


Can you rely on Social Security?

Social Security is too popular to ever be allowed to go away, at least that's what CBS News' Steve Vernon thinks.

June 03, 2014 | By JJ FEINAUER Deseret News National | Hot topics


6 tips to feel less depressed as a parent

Feeling in control of life can lead to more confidence, family happiness, and overall satisfaction. Here are 6 tips to help you manage your feelings.

June 03, 2014 | By SCOTT HINTZE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Father's Day gifts from the heart, not the wallet

On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.

June 03, 2014 | By SHANNON SYMONDS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

WASHINGTON - Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.

June 03, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | World




McNeal sworn in as Bulloch County clerk of courts

Heather Banks McNeal choked up a bit after being sworn in as the new Bulloch County clerk of courts.

June 02, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Questions loom over Bergdahl-Taliban swap

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military curbed any high-risk rescue plans. But the U.S. kept pursuing avenues to negotiate his release, recently seeking to fracture the Taliban network by making its leaders fear a faster deal with underlings could prevent the freedom they sought for five of their top officials, American officials told The Associated Press.

June 02, 2014 | By KEN DILANIAN and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Nation


WWII vet beats obstacles to visit France for D-Day

ATLANTA - A 94-year-old man who fought for the U.S. in World War II is heading to France for D-Day ceremonies, a journey he nearly wasn't able to make because he didn't have the proof of his citizenship needed to get a passport.

June 02, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The season that was in Statesboro and Bulloch County

The Top 5 stories of the prep sports season.

June 02, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Nadal just keeps winning

PARIS - Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open.

June 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rookies La Stella, Simmons give boost to Braves

ATLANTA - The Braves received a needed boost from two players recalled from the minors last week.

June 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


In The Pits: Selfies can't fix attendance woes

CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Larson lingered near his car waiting for the race to begin at Dover International Speedway when British television presenter Cherry Healey joined him on the concrete. Kneeling next to a rear tire, Healey snapped a selfie with NASCAR's newest star.

June 02, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


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Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


US employers add 288k jobs in June

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK Associated Press | World


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


7 ways to be more productive

Being productive is efficiently reaching a goal. Reaching a goal is rewarding personally and socially, but many of us get distracted throughout the day or we learn to procrastinate responsibilities. Here are some tips to help with completing your tasks, reaching your goals and feeling the benefits of being productive.

July 03, 2014 | By CAMILLE DOWNING Deseret News National | Hot topics


Why sex is important in marriage

Question:

July 03, 2014 | By KIM GILES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Teheran, Braves beat Mets 3-1 to complete sweep

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

July 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Column: Cheaters, liars and baseball All-Stars

Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.

July 02, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Bubba looks for title shot at new Greenbrier home

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.

July 02, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


A remarkable performance

SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.

July 02, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No repeat for Andy Murray, beaten by Grigor Dimitrov

LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.

July 02, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Child rape case leaves mysteries

Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

July 02, 2014 | By MITCH WEISS, RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Storm's path puts it off NC beaches for July 4th

SAVANNAH - A hurricane watch covering nearly 200 miles along North Carolina's coast was issued early Wednesday, threatening Fourth of July plans as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward from Florida.

July 02, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


In dry California, water fetching record prices

SAN FRANCISCO - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

July 02, 2014 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press | World


July 2 - Barbara "Bab" Lindsey died June 27, 2014, after an extended illness.

Barbara "Bab" Moore Lindsey

July 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


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