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Strong quake rattles northern New Zealand, collapsing older buildings; minor injuries reported

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A strong earthquake struck New Zealand on Thursday night, collapsing at least three older buildings in one coastal city on North Island, sparking small fires and forcing authorities to declare a state of emergency there.

January 04, 2008 | By RAY LILLEY Associated Press Writer | World


Astrograph 12/20

Through simply circulating with the masses in the year ahead, you will learn to garner some rather remarkable benefits that are available to those who go after them. You will be one of them.

January 04, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 12/20

There is an Italian proverb that goes: "Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out." Or should that be: many a pair of Italian shoes is bought?

January 04, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Massacre at Virginia Tech voted top news story of 2007

NEW YORK - The massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a mentally disturbed student gunman was chosen the top story of 2007 by U.S. editors and news directors in The Associated Press' annual vote.

January 04, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Police Report - December 21

(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.)

January 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Queen Elizabeth II reaches milestone as oldest British monarch

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II became Britain's oldest-ever monarch Thursday, reaching a new milestone in a job she has held for more than a half century - one that comes with luxurious accommodation, long hours and little chance of retirement.

January 04, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | World


Holloway suspect referred to her death in Internet chat, Aruba prosecutor says

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - One of three top suspects in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway wrote during an Internet chat session that the teenager was dead, Aruba's chief prosecutor said Thursday.

January 04, 2008 | By MARGARET WEVER Associated Press Writer | World


Suicide bombing northeast of Iraqi capital kills 14, including 1 US soldier

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a city council meeting in a town northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 14 civilians during a four-day Islamic holiday, a morgue official said. The U.S. military said one soldier was killed and 10 were wounded.

January 04, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | World


Man who was lost in Calif. mountains for 3 days with 3 kids says he overcame fear with faith

PARADISE, Calif. - A man who was lost in the mountains along with his three children for three days during a snowstorm said he was terrified they wouldn't make it out alive, but he remained strong for his children and relied on his faith.

January 04, 2008 | By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Study in Romania finds foster care better for kids’ brains than orphanages

WASHINGTON - Toddlers rescued from orphanages and placed in good foster homes score dramatically higher on IQ tests years later than children who were left behind, concludes a one-of-a-kind project in Romania that has profound implications for child welfare around the globe.

January 04, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Review: Vudu does movie magic, but is hamstrung by Hollywood

NEW YORK - For a few years, technology companies have been racing to find a way to get movies from the Internet to the living-room TV in a way that will get consumers excited.

January 04, 2008 | By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer | National


Inmate claims suspect in 4 killings aboard charter fishing boat admitted his role in deaths

MIAMI - A jail inmate told investigators that a suspect in the killings of four people aboard a charter fishing boat admitted his role in their shooting deaths, but insisted he did not pull the trigger, according to court documents.

January 04, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Inmate who spent 2 decades behind bars in Ohio hospitalized just before hearing to free him

TOLEDO, Ohio - A man who spent 20 years on death row before his sentence was overturned was hospitalized Thursday, just hours before he planned to enter a plea that would have freed him.

January 04, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


California citrus growers sue Florida, saying quarantine of imported fruit discriminatory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For decades, a common fungus found on citrus in California was so insignificant that farmers say they nearly forgot about it.

January 04, 2008 | By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer | National


Florida officials went to extraordinary lengths in custody fight over Cuban girl

MIAMI - Top Florida officials say they treated the politically charged custody fight over a young Cuban girl like any other case, but documents obtained by The Associated Press show they took extraordinary steps to stop the youngster's father from taking her back to the communist island.

January 04, 2008 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | National


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Region champs

Pinewood scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to upend Bulloch Academy on Senior Night and win the GISA Region 2-AAA crown at Gator Alley Friday night.

October 31, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Jenkins County takes down Portal

PORTAL - On senior day, the Portal Panthers didn't go down without a fight.

October 31, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB pounds Islands

BROOKLET - After an 0-4 start to the 2014 season, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are now one step away from earning their second consecutive trip to the state Class AAA playoffs.

October 31, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY jhealy@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Glynn Academy pounds Devils

BRUNSWICK - It seems all too fitting that terror ruled the night on Halloween.

October 31, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

MILFORD, Pa. - For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

October 31, 2014 | By KATHY MATHESON and MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Nation


Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

FORT KENT, Maine - A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | By ROBERT F. BUKATY Associated Press | Nation


Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. - A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

October 31, 2014 | By BRIAN MELLEY and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Nation


‘Raise the Woof’

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a standup comedy show fundraiser on Friday at the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.

October 31, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.

October 31, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Colsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters

SHANGHAI - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.

October 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Florida's Muschamp gets another shot against Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Will Muschamp has been on the losing end of the Florida-Georgia series his entire career.

October 31, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | UGA


Virginia, Ga. Tech try to boost division hopes

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson expects the next two weekends to provide clarity in the muddled ACC Coastal Division race.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech


Gurley's suspension appeal denied

ATLANTA - The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida.

October 31, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Falcons' promises are falling flat

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons haven't backed up their offseason promise to be more physical and limit mistakes.

October 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Portal hosts Jenkins County in 3-A battle

The Portal Panthers started the year with back-to-back wins, but they knew the schedule would get tougher as the year went on.

October 30, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


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