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Officials work to ID remains from helicopter crash

REDDING, Calif. - Authorities worked Sunday to identify badly burned remains collected from the site of a helicopter crash in the Northern California wilderness as crews continued the painstaking effort to recover bodies from the wreckage.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bush seeks to contain violent conflict in Georgia

BEIJING - President Bush sought to contain the explosive conflict in Georgia on Sunday as the White House warned that "Russian aggression must not go unanswered."

August 25, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local theater season gearing up

The Emma Kelly Theater is gearing up for its 2008-09 theater season that Averitt Center officials call "designed to please."

August 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Court blocks MIT students from showing subway hack

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ A federal judge ordered three college students to cancel a Sunday presentation at a computer hackers' conference where they planned to show security flaws in the automated fare system used by Boston's subway.

August 25, 2008 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | National


Cease-work order for companies linked to bus crash

SHERMAN, Texas - A bus run by the same company linked to a deadly Texas crash and being used by pilgrims heading to the same festival as the 17 victims failed an inspection and was pulled out of service, authorities said Sunday.

August 25, 2008 | By ANDRE COE and ANA LEY Associated Press Writer | National


FBI to newspapers: Sorry about your phone records

WASHINGTON - FBI Director Robert Mueller has apologized to the editors of The Washington Post and The New York Times for improperly obtaining phone records of the newspapers' reporters while investigating terrorism four years ago.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Scientists closer to invisibility cloak

WASHINGTON - Scientists say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people and objects invisible.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Louisiana is last state to ban cockfights

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gory and bucolic all at once, cockfights have drawn crowds to small-time pits and full-blown arenas in towns around Louisiana for generations. By next week, they'll be against the law. Everywhere.

August 25, 2008 | By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Russia expands Georgia blitz, deploys ships

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia battled Georgian forces on land and sea, reports said late Sunday, despite a Georgian cease-fire offer and its claim to be withdrawing from South Ossetia, the separatist Georgian province battered by days of intense fighting.

August 25, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bryan Burke to lead Georgia independent insurors

Bryan Burke, president of Blount, Burke, Wimberly & Hendricks Insurors in Statesboro, was elected president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia at the association's annual meeting on June 14.

August 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Sea Island's Kim Brannen to head Leadership GBA

Kim Brannen of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro was installed as the 2008-2009 president of Leadership GBA at the association's 48th annual leadership conference earlier this month in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Sponsored by the Georgia Bankers Association, Leadership GBA is comprised of banking leaders from thoughout the state.

August 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Ford told FBI about panel's doubts on JFK murder

WASHINGTON - Former President Ford secretly advised the FBI that two of his fellow members on the Warren Commission doubted the FBI's conclusion that John F. Kennedy was shot from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository in Dallas, according to newly released records from Ford's FBI files.

August 25, 2008 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Researchers work to turn car's exhaust into power

WARREN, Mich. - The stinky, steaming air that escapes from a car's tailpipe could help us use less gas.

August 25, 2008 | By MARGARET HARDING Associated Press Writer | National


Colleges peddle bikes to car-loving students

ATLANTA - Emory University is hoping to make bikes the must-have back-to-school accessory this fall.

August 25, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Flights of immigrants to Mexico cost $51 million

TUCSON, Arizona - The U.S. government has spent more than $51 million over the past four summers flying nearly 64,000 illegal immigrants back to the Mexican interior after they were caught crossing the border.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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