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Budget deficit inched up during last 3 months, congressional auditors say

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit inched up in the first quarter of the fiscal year, congressional budget estimators said Monday, as the growth in tax revenues slowed along with the softening economy.

January 23, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Supreme Court appears divided over drugs used in lethal injections

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has never outlawed a method of execution. The justices on Monday sounded skeptical about starting now.

January 23, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Chronic worrying increases your odds of a heart attack

WASHINGTON - Those Type A go-getters aren't the only ones stressing their hearts. Nervous Nelsons seem to be, too.

January 23, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Gold prices climb to new all-time record over $875 an ounce on rising oil prices

NEW YORK - Gold futures surged to an all-time high above $880 an ounce Tuesday as traders bet that rebounding oil prices would boost demand for the metal as a safe haven investment.

January 23, 2008 | By JACKIE FARWELL AP Business Writer | National


Survivor ’could hear people screaming’ after Utah bus wreck that killed 9 skiers

SALT LAKE CITY - Richard Scarborough was watching a movie on his laptop when he felt the bus skid off a curve and roll over. Then he heard the windows explode.

January 23, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


Autopsy performed on Ga. hiker’s body; authorities say other cases may be linked

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - An autopsy was performed Tuesday on the body of a hiker who was found after a drifter accused of kidnapping her told authorities where to look, officials said.

January 23, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


DA: Suspect makes plea deal in Ga. hiker case

DAWSONVILLE - A drifter who led police to the body of a missing hiker was charged with murder Tuesday after agreeing to assist investigators in exchange for an agreement they not seek the death penalty against him for her killing, authorities said.

January 23, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush warns Congress to reauthorize education law or he will make changes himself

CHICAGO - President Bush said Monday that if Congress doesn't reauthorize the No Child Left Behind education law, he'll make as many changes as he can on his own.

January 22, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | National


Two Navy fighter jets crash in Persian Gulf, pilots eject safely

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. Navy fighter jets plunged into the Persian Gulf Monday after a mid-air collision, but all three pilots were rescued safely, a top Navy commander said Monday.

January 22, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National


Frigid water recedes in flooded Nevada town as storms leave parts of West cold and dark

FERNLEY, Nev. - Water was receding Monday following the icy flood that poured into town from a rupture in an irrigation canal during a huge storm that pounded the West, but it was still a foot deep in some homes.

January 22, 2008 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


Pentagon: Iranian boats harassed U.S. Navy ships in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON - Iranian boats harassed and provoked three American Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, threatening to explode the vessels, U.S. officials said Monday, calling it the most serious such incident in years.

January 22, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | National


California autism cases continue to increase after removal of vaccine preservative thimerosal

LOS ANGELES - Autism cases in California continued to climb even after a mercury-rich vaccine preservative that some people blame for the neurological disorder was removed from routine childhood shots, a new study found.

January 22, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


Girls who feel unpopular gained more weight than girls higher on social ladder, study shows

CHICAGO - Where a teenage girl sees herself on her school's social ladder may sway her future weight, a study of more than 4,000 girls finds.

January 22, 2008 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 1/7

The final of last year's World Transnational Open Teams was exciting. It was also truly transnational, pitting Victoria Gromova, Tatiana Ponomareva, Alexander Dubinin and Andrei Gromov from Russia, and Cezary Balicki and Adam Zmudzinski from Poland against Michel and Thomas Bessis (father and son) and Franck Multon from France, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes from Italy, and Pierre Zimmermann from Switzerland.

January 22, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Texas mobile home fire kills 2 adults, 3 children; 2 children killed in Iowa house fire

ALVIN, Texas - A couple and their three young children died early Monday when their mobile home caught fire in a dilapidated, rural trailer park south of Houston, authorities and neighbors said.

January 22, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


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Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Halfway through the season, the Metter Tigers found themselves with their backs against the wall.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA hands Gurley 4-game suspension

ATHENS - The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.

October 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

October 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


For Biden, silver lining if Senate fight is a draw

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is crossing his fingers that Republicans won't come close to capturing the six Senate seats they need to seize the majority in next week's election. But for Vice President Joe Biden, there's a silver lining if Republicans fall just short.

October 29, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


East Georgia band festival packs Womack

More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 29, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


The first Portal Panthers

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers celebrated their homecoming two weeks ago, but a few more alums will get an encore performance when Jenkins County comes to town on Friday night.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gurley or no, it's UGA's to lose

ATHENS - With or without Todd Gurley, the Georgia Bulldogs are big favorites to hand Florida another defeat.

October 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Tech offense rolling

ATLANTA - A back-to-basics approach is producing offense at a rate rarely seen in Georgia Tech history.

October 28, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Investment adviser, former fugitive gets 30 years in prison

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison as he faced angry investors who lost millions of dollars entrusted to the former preacher who turned his persuasive powers into a career as an investment adviser.

October 28, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GSU band impresses in Atlanta

One of the highlights of going to a Georgia Southern University football game is watching the Southern Pride Marching Band perform.

October 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


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