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Fear of Israel-Hezbollah conflict has Mideast jittery, but leaders, analysts say war unlikely

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Recent attacks and retaliation threats have the Mideast on edge about the possibility of another war between Israel and Hezbollah, even though officials on both sides say they don't expect any eruption of major fighting soon.

April 11, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi prime minister vows to fight militias in Basra to the end

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister vowed Thursday to fight ''until the end'' against Shiite militias in Basra despite protests by tens of thousands of followers of a radical cleric in Baghdad and deadly clashes across the capital and the oil-rich south.

April 11, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Egyptian editor gets 6-month prison sentence for stories on president’s health

CAIRO, Egypt - A journalist who reported on the president's alleged health problems was sentenced to six months in prison, which rights groups criticized Thursday as media harassment by the government.

April 11, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Texas home to 4 of nation’s top 10 growing cities; population continues shift to South, West

DALLAS - Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, according to Census Bureau estimates to be released Thursday.

April 11, 2008 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Writer | National


Boyfriend of woman who sat on toilet is arrested on complaint for exposure

NESS CITY, Kan. - A man whose girlfriend sat on a toilet for so long that the seat adhered to her body has been arrested in a separate case.

April 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police say Pa. man stopped at Canada border admits killing parents to avoid going to rehab

BROOKVILLE, Pa. - A man who police say killed his 74-year-old parents to avoid going to rehab was charged with murder Thursday after he tried to enter Canada.

April 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


In about-face, Comcast to stop hampering of Internet file-sharing, will treat all data equally

PHILADELPHIA - Comcast Corp., an Internet service provider under investigation for hampering online file-sharing by its subscribers, announced Thursday an about-face in its stance and said it will treat all types of Internet traffic equally.

April 11, 2008 | By DEBORAH YAO AP Business Writer | National


Oil jumps as an attack on an Iraqi pipeline slows oil exports; traders ignore stronger dollar

NEW YORK - Oil futures shot back above $107 a barrel Thursday after the bombing of an Iraqi oil pipeline diverted investors' attention away from a stabilizing U.S. dollar.

April 11, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Bridge 3/28

Galileo wrote, "All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."

April 11, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Founder of JetBlue Airways announces plans for new Brazilian airline starting in 2009

SAO PAULO, Brazil - The founder of JetBlue Airways announced plans Thursday for a new Brazilian airline that would begin operating next year with three jets and eventually grow to a fleet of 76 planes flying nationwide.

April 11, 2008 | By ALAN CLENDENNING AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Wis. girl, 11, dies of treatable diabetes probed after parents pick prayer over medicine

WESTON, Wis. - Police are investigating an 11-year-old girl's death from an undiagnosed, treatable form of diabetes after her parents chose to pray for her rather than take her to a doctor.

April 11, 2008 | By ROBERT IMRIE Associated Press Writer | National


FDA investigating possible link between Merck’s Singulair allergy drug and suicide

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is investigating a possible link between Merck's best-selling Singulair and suicide.

April 11, 2008 | FDA investigating possible link between Merck’s Singulair allergy drug and suicide AP Business Writer | National


Swing into Spring Friday at Mill Creek

The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball and softball season tonight at Mill Creek Park. The event, now in its seventh year, will also include music, exhibition games, tattoo art, balloons as well as the traditional first pitch of the season and comments from local dignitaries.

April 11, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Woman disarmed at University of Louisville health center; 2 kids found dead at off-campus home

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Two children were found dead in a home Thursday morning by police sent to check on them after an armed University of Louisville student was briefly involved in a hostage situation on campus.

April 11, 2008 | By BRETT BARROUQUERE Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 3/28

DEAR ABBY: I recently moved in with my 41-year-old fiance, "Sean." He's a great guy, never married, no children, and I love him dearly.

April 11, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Syracuse plays for the future after self-imposed hoops ban

When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future - on the court and with NCAA regulators.

February 05, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Editorial - Making Statesboro safer: A good start

A significant drop in the crime rate reported last week by the Statesboro Police Department is good news, indeed, and a positive sign that recent efforts at increasing cooperation between local law enforcement agencies is working. Based on data compiled by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Part 1 crimes - the most serious and violent crimes - dropped 10.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.

February 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


No time for distractions

I was talking to a colleague Monday and ended up in a remarkable conversation that went from exercise to distractions and eventually to Christianity. Hey! I don't plan these meetings. They just seem to happen. Let's call them Providence.

February 05, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Statesboro’s annual Wedding Walk Expo set for Friday evening

Planning your special day can be an intimidating journey, but Downtown Statesboro's Wedding Walk Expo has done the hard part for you.

February 05, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Millen fatal fire ruled ‘undetermined’

The fatal Sunday morning fire in Millen has been ruled "undetermined," according to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

February 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Hackers see rewarding targets in health care companies

Health care is a treasure trove for criminals looking to steal reams of personal information, as the hacking of a database maintained by the second-largest U.S. health insurer proves.

February 05, 2015 | By TOM MURPHY and BRANDON BAILEY AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Boko Haram, hit by 3-nation offensive, rampage in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters took revenge Thursday on villagers in Cameroon, shooting and burning scores to death and razing mosques and churches after warning Nigeria's neighbors not to join the battle against the Islamic insurgent group.

February 05, 2015 | By EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKI and MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press | Associated Press


Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan - Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot.

February 05, 2015 | By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press | Associated Press




Lefty believes Woods can bounce back

SAN DIEGO - One player not concerned about Tiger Woods and his golf game is his longest rival - Phil Mickelson.

February 04, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Freedom, Gus, Keel bring Georgia Southern to the Capitol

Georgia Southern University hosted its second annual "Day at the Capitol" event on Tuesday in Atlanta.

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County man charged with kidnapping woman

A man is in jail after a female acquaintance told Bulloch County deputies that he had kidnapped her.

February 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Quinn lays out winning plan

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn is looking to build a defense that plays "fast and physical" and an offense with balance as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

February 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


SEB surfs by Beach

SAVANNAH - Lamont Ballard looked like the coolest person in the gym. And, as it turned out he was.

February 03, 2015 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Juror removed from Aaron Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez removed a juror Tuesday, saying there was evidence she had previously discussed evidence in the case and had an early interest in being seated on the panel.

February 03, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


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