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Fidel Castro says he’s relieved to be stepping down as Cuba’s president

HAVANA - Fidel Castro said Friday that he's relieved to be stepping down as Cuba's president, complaining that the process of selecting Cuba's next government ''had left me exhausted.''

March 08, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announces another 6-month cease-fire for his militia

BAGHDAD - Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced Friday that he has extended a cease-fire order to his Shiite militia for another six months, giving Iraq a chance to continue its fragile recovery from brutal sectarian violence.

March 08, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkey launches ground incursion into Iraq, escalating conflict with Kurd rebels

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkish troops launched a ground incursion across the border into Iraq in pursuit of separatist Kurdish rebels, the military said Friday - a move that dramatically escalates Turkey's conflict with the militants.

March 08, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Storm snarls parts of Northeast, with up to a foot of snow forecast; NYC coated in white

NEW YORK - A winter storm blanketed much of the Northeast on Friday, delaying flights at the region's major airports and causing havoc during the morning commute.

March 08, 2008 | By CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


Death of former suburban Chicago police officer’s 3rd wife is ruled homicide by drowning

CHICAGO - Amid the search for a former police officer's fourth wife, an autopsy on the exhumed body of the man's third wife found what her relatives have long suspected - her death was no accident.

March 08, 2008 | By F.N. D’ALESSIO Associated Press Writer | National


Georgia Southern baseball postponed

Georgia Southern's season-opening baseball game against Boston College, set for Friday night at 7 p.m. has been postponed due to rain.

March 08, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: SEB blanks East Laurens

The Southeast Bulloch boys soccer team traveled to Dublin Thursday night to take on the East Laurens Falcons in winter monsoon conditions.

March 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Man faces sentencing in Calif. investment scam targeting seniors that netted more than $190M

LA HABRA, Calif. - William Miller dreamed of traveling to Italy with his wife and fixing up their modest house with the money he saved while working for 36 years for Chevron Corp.

March 08, 2008 | By GREG RISLING Associated Press Writer | National


Soybean farmers face choice: Refine for food or fuel? Biodiesel sales small but growing

BISMARCK, N.D. - One oilseed crushing plant in eastern North Dakota is switching from soybeans to canola. A few miles away, farmers are banking on a bright future with beans, with plans for a crushing plant of their own.

March 08, 2008 | By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press Writer | National


Plate Parity? Ga. House votes to crack down on Fla. vanity plates

ATLANTA - The football rivalry between Georgia and Florida spilled over to the statehouse Thursday as House members piled on to tackle vanity plates promoting Georgia's longtime football nemesis.

March 07, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Success against ailing spy satellite is a boost for missile defense advocates

WASHINGTON - The stunning image of a Navy missile streaking into outer space at 6,000 mph to obliterate an orbiting spy satellite boosts the credibility of missile-defense advocates. Yet questions remain whether that success could be duplicated against a surprise, real-world attack.

March 07, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Stranger donates kidney to 8-year-old girl after seeing flier

ATLANTA - The picture of the smiling little girl on the flier was more than Laura Bolan could take.

March 07, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Studies show naps, mammograms and blood-sugar tests can reveal risk of suffering stroke

NEW ORLEANS - What do mammograms, blood-sugar tests and daytime dozing have in common? All may offer clues that someone is headed for a stroke, new studies suggest.

March 07, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


The bad luck o’ the Irish: Apostrophes can confuse computers, mess up your dental appointment

NEW YORK - It can stop you from voting, destroy your dental appointments, make it difficult to rent a car or book a flight, even interfere with your college exams.

March 07, 2008 | By SEAN ODRISCOLL Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 2/22

Although you may have to go through some tough problems in the year ahead, a more secure and independent you will emerge as a result. You'll be better equipped to handle complex issues better than ever before.

March 07, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets

FERGUSON, Mo. - A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

November 25, 2014 | By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Nation




GSU gets big home win

Florida International had a 6-foot-11 center named Adrian Diaz, who scored 33 points.

November 24, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


My Take: Bowl situation looks bleak

The good news is that Georgia Southern is the (a?) 2014 Sun Belt football champion.

November 24, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Calvary Day hands Lady Devils first loss of season

The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.

November 24, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


No shortage of stars on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

November 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Manziel involved in scuffle

CLEVELAND - A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

November 24, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. - A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

November 24, 2014 | By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - On Black Friday, support small businesses

In two days, we will all gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a special day for many reasons, but most importantly for allowing us a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings we have all enjoyed over the past year.

November 24, 2014 | | Business


Magazine names Clubhouse of Statesboro a top 'sports destination'

Sports Destination Management has named The Clubhouse in Statesboro one of the most outstanding venues in the United States.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Florida fugitive arrested in Statesboro

A man convicted of burglary in Florida, who was wanted by authorities there, was apprehended Friday after members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team discovered he was living in Statesboro.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


6 arrested after Statesboro apartment search reveals 100 baggies of pot

Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team members arrested six suspects Friday after seizing about 100 baggies of marijuana and two handguns, according to a news release.

November 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia court OKs probation supervision by private companies

ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.

November 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Motorcycle clubs ride through Statesboro to collect toys for needy children

Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.

November 24, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light set for Tuesday

The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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