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Pentagon says debris from destroyed satellite unlikely to cause harm on Earth

WASHINGTON - Debris from an obliterated U.S. spy satellite is being tracked over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans but appears to be too small to cause any damage on Earth, a senior military officer said Thursday, just hours after a Navy missile scored a direct hit on the failing satellite.

March 07, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writers | Washington


Administration imposes economics sanctions on prominent Syrian businessman

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Thursday imposed economic sanctions against a prominent Syrian businessman as part of an effort to punish officials in Syria for alleged efforts to undermine the governments of Iraq and Lebanon.

March 07, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


CIA confirms that secret flights carrying terror suspects refueled in British territory

WASHINGTON - CIA Director Michael Hayden acknowledged Thursday that two rendition flights carrying terror suspects refueled on British territory, despite repeated U.S. assurances that none of the secret flights since the Sept. 11 attacks had used British airspace or soil.

March 07, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


9 dead, 10 missing after ferryboat sinks in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A ferryboat carrying more than 100 passengers collided with a barge loaded with fuel tanks and sank to the bottom of the Amazon River on Thursday, officials said. At least nine people died, and another 10 were missing and feared dead.

March 07, 2008 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


States redefine family health policies, seeking to cover young adults

WASHINGTON - Thomas Mahoney came out of a seizure last December surrounded by paramedics ready to take him to the hospital by ambulance. Mindful of the cost, he asked his mom and girlfriend to drive him instead, slipping in and out of consciousness along the way.

March 07, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


British foreign secretary says 2 rendition flights landed at Diego Garcia

LONDON - A British territory was used in the secret transfer of terrorism suspects in 2002, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said in an awkward admission Thursday that came after U.S. officials disclosed records of two cases involving detainees.

March 07, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands challenge victory of Armenian PM in presidential vote in 2nd day of protests

YEREVAN, Armenia - Tens of thousands of opposition supporters returned to the streets of Armenia's capital on Thursday to galvanize support for their claim that the presidential election was rigged.

March 07, 2008 | By AVET DEMOURIAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters break into US Embassy in Belgrade, set fire to office

BELGRADE, Serbia - Serb rioters set fire to an office inside the U.S. Embassy Thursday and police clashed with protesters outside other embassy buildings after a large demonstration against Kosovo's declaration of independence.

March 07, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German treasure hunter says he may have found storied Nazi plunder

BERLIN - A German lawmaker and part-time treasure hunter claimed Thursday he may have found where the Nazis stashed pieces of the storied Amber Room treasure plundered from the Soviet Union during World War II.

March 07, 2008 | By CAMERON ABADI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Detroit-area man gets 50 to 80 years in prison for killing, dismembering his wife

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A man who killed and dismembered his wife was sentenced Thursday to serve at least 50 years behind bars by a judge who called his actions ''demonic.''

March 07, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


NYC man who gained notoriety in ’86 gunfight with police is stabbed to death in prison

NEW YORK - A man who gained notoriety after wounding six police officers in a 1986 gunfight that led to a nationwide manhunt was killed in prison, corrections officials said Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer | National


Business group says economic growth will weaken further in coming months

NEW YORK - A gauge of future economic activity dropped for the fourth consecutive month in January, a business group said Thursday, suggesting the U.S. economy could weaken further in the near future.

March 07, 2008 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Business Writer | National


6.0 earthquake strikes northeastern Nevada; some reports of damage

WELLS, Nev. - A strong earthquake shook rural northeastern Nevada Thursday, causing at least one building to collapse, authorities said.

March 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


1998 Ark. school shooter, now 23, faces theft charge while awaiting sentencing in federal case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the men who killed a teacher and four students in a school shooting a decade ago faces two new felony charges accusing him of stealing a debit card as he awaited sentencing in a separate case.

March 07, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Columbia U professor accused of plagiarism will not lose job

NEW YORK - A Columbia University professor whose colleagues found a noose hanging from her office doorway will remain on staff despite being sanctioned for plagiarism, school officials said Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


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Eagles continue to shine

When the final buzzer sounded at the end of Georgia Southern's first Sun Belt hoops game against Georgia State Thursday night, my first thought was, "How the heck did that happen?"

February 06, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Sports


Gators claim fourth straight region title

Bulloch Academy wrestlers won an incredible 12 of 14 weight classes en route to capturing the team's fourth consecutive region title Thursday.

February 06, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


SHS firing down stretch

The Statesboro Blue Devils find themselves in a familiar position again back in the state playoffs following their 74-65 win over Richmond Hill Friday night.

February 06, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Hawks take down Warriors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks climbed back to the top of the NBA standings by leaning on their depth.

February 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


English leads in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods is gone from Torrey Pines, and Phil Mickelson joined him Friday by missing the cut.

February 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Team manager has moment to shine at game

GAINESVILLE - Nicholas Bennett is a crowd favorite at North Hall High School. Being lifted on Trojans teammates' shoulders after he drained his 1,000th halfcourt shot at halftime of Saturday's game against Gainesville was proof of it.

February 06, 2015 | By BILL MURPHY The Times | Associated Press


US recovery gaining strength

WASHINGTON - A resurgent job market in January signaled that the U.S. economy is finally regaining the kind of strength typical of a healthy recovery - with hiring accelerating, wages rising and people who had given up their job hunts starting to look again.

February 06, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center to host community forums

The Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center invites the public to participate in one of two community forums.

February 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Do you know these people?

The Statesboro Police Department needs help identifying the suspects in these photographs in reference to an ongoing investigation.

February 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro Boy Scout collects worn flags for retirement

James Nevil is collecting worn and soiled American flags so that they may be honorably retired.

February 06, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro police seek identity fraud suspect

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking the public's help with a case of identity fraud.

February 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Football, religious items to be removed before jurors see Hernandez house

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Citing the O.J. Simpson case, a prosecutor in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez told a judge Thursday that trophies and religious items had been added to Hernandez's home since the 2013 killing, and he requested they be removed before the jury tours the house.

February 05, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


1st in Sun Belt? Southern, not State

In an intense back-and-forth matchup Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse, the reigning Sun Belt Conference regular season champs couldn't keep pace with the league's current leaders.

February 05, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tiger's back bites again, forces withdrawal

SAN DIEGO - New season, same old story with Tiger Woods.

February 05, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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