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Officials: Ledger had 6 prescriptions, but no illegal drugs

NEW YORK - Six different types of prescription drugs were found in Heath Ledger's apartment - including anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills - though the cause of his death won't be known for several days after a preliminary autopsy Wednesday was inconclusive, authorities said.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM HAYS and KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writers | National


House again fails to override Bush’s veto of children’s health insurance bill

WASHINGTON - For the second time in three months, the House failed Wednesday to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would greatly increase spending on a popular children's health insurance program.

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


Pact on emergency economy rescue nearer as lawmakers, White House negotiate into the night

WASHINGTON - Pushing deficit concerns aside, Democratic and Republican leaders appeared close to agreement with the White House Wednesday night on emergency tax cuts and benefit increases to jolt the economy out of its slump.

February 07, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Japan warship leaves port to resume anti-terror mission in Indian Ocean

YOKOSUKA, Japan - A Japanese navy destroyer departed Thursday to resume the country's anti-terror mission in the Indian Ocean after a divisive battle in parliament caused a three-month suspension.

February 07, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | World


Baby in critical condition after fire ignites under oxygen hood at Minn. hospital

MINNEAPOLIS - Oxygen ignited inside a special hood worn by a newborn infant in a hospital, burning the boy's head and face and leaving him in critical condition.

February 07, 2008 | By ELIZABETH DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National


General Motors, Toyota in dead heat in global sales in 2007

DETROIT - General Motors, a symbol of American industrial might and the world's top seller of motor vehicles since Herbert Hoover was president, has finally been caught by a foreign rival.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Writer | National


New al-Qaida tape calls for Islamic militant unity around the world to support ’jihad’

WASHINGTON - An al-Qaida spokesman this week called for unity among Islamic militants worldwide in a new recorded message, according to a U.S. intelligence official.

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


Fate of Kenyans rests with 2 men who have shown little inclination to compromise

NAIROBI, Kenya - As Kenyans die by the hundreds in gritty city slums and rolling cornfields in the countryside, their fate rests with two men who appear more intent on the struggle for power than on the turmoil it has set off.

February 07, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | World


Texas hospital sent stillborn’s body to cleaners with dirty laundry, parents allege in lawsuit

FORT WORTH, Texas - A couple filed a lawsuit against a hospital alleging that it sent their stillborn fetus's body with dirty laundry to the cleaners.

February 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


The Eagles Nest - GSU vs. Wofford, Furman previews and more

February 07, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Documents say EPA staff favored California waiver for tailpipe emissions; administrator denied

WASHINGTON - EPA officials told the agency's administrator that California had ''compelling and extraordinary conditions'' to justify a federal waiver allowing the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, according to excerpts of documents released Wednesday.

February 07, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Towns try to collect fees for police services from out-of-town drivers blamed for accidents

ERLANGER, Ky. - The self-proclaimed ''Friendship City'' has decided it's tired of being a doormat for motorists from neighboring communities.

February 07, 2008 | By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer | National


US concerned over Palestinians pouring into Egypt from Gaza

WASHINGTON - Egypt has assured the United States it soon will reseal its border with the Gaza Strip, blocking Palestinians from further desperation shopping trips for goods they no longer can get or afford inside the closed-off territory, Arab and U.S. officials said.

February 07, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Thousands of Palestinians cross into Egypt as border breached

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - The Palestinian woman in a wheelchair was stumped by a low wall in her path.

February 07, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


New Iran resolution doesn’t call for harsh sanctions, Russia says

MOSCOW - A draft U.N. resolution on Iran's nuclear program does not call for any harsh sanctions, Russia said Wednesday, and the Iranian president said new measures would not deter the country's pursuit of nuclear technology.

February 07, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | World


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List of unbeaten teams includes unlikely names

Imagine a playoff that includes Arizona facing TCU in one semifinal and Mississippi State meeting Georgia Tech in the other.

October 08, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Local industries, federal grant to equip lab at OTC

Ogeechee Technical College will work with area industries, two development authorities and a federal grant to equip a lab for industrial maintenance courses at a cost of almost $420,000, officials announced Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah port

SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.

October 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


TV time for struggling Statesboro Blue Devils

There's no good way to sugarcoat it.

October 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEC East division is pretty good too

ATHENS - An important Southeastern Conference Eastern Division showdown is being overshadowed this week by another deluge of compelling SEC West games.

October 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Homegrown talent key to another NLCS

ST. LOUIS - Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 08, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Colts can bust open AFC South

The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Man charged with underage gun possession

Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team saw a man at Southern Lounge off Fair Road "leaning into the window of a parked car, being loud and disorderly," around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet man, a ‘known flight risk,’ is arrested

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators surrounded a house Friday at Bridgewater subdivision as they sought to arrest a wanted person.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officers to conduct alcohol, occupancy checks during Georgia Southern homecoming

With Georgia Southern University's homecoming weekend approaching, local law enforcement authorities are warning residents and local businesses of compliance checks to combat underage drinking as well as overcrowded gathering places.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern observes Disability Awareness Month

Georgia Southern University is recognizing Disability Awareness Month in October with various programs and activities. This year's theme is "See the Person, Not the Disability."

October 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stolen electricity complaint leads to 2 meth arrests

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a call about stolen power Friday found ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine, and two men were arrested, according to the sheriff's office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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