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Israeli Prime Minister Olmert rejects truce with Hamas, pledges war on Gaza rocket squads

JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister pledged Sunday to continue attacking Gaza militants, ruling out truce negotiations with Hamas amid widespread skepticism about the Islamic group's ability to halt rocket attacks.

January 07, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | World


Israeli scientists use particle beam to inscribe Bible on space smaller than a sugar grain

JERUSALEM - Israeli scientists have inscribed the entire Hebrew text of the Jewish Bible onto a space less than half the size of a grain of sugar.

January 07, 2008 | By IAN DEITCH Associated Press Writer | World


One family’s tradition: Tree that saw war, survived A-bomb goes up for 70th Christmas

TOKYO - Warren Nobuaki Iwatake's family has seen more than its share of calamity.

January 07, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | National


Filtering, etiquette questions arise as airlines introduce in-flight Internet access

NEW YORK - Seat 17D is yapping endlessly on an Internet phone call. Seat 16F is flaming Seat 16D with expletive-laden chats. Seat 16E is too busy surfing porn sites to care. Seat 17C just wants to sleep.

January 07, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Holiday shoppers crowd stores on last weekend before Christmas, as stores remain on edge

NEW YORK - The nation's shoppers - taking advantage of deep discounts and expanded hours - jammed stores over the last weekend before Christmas to try to grab a hard-to-find Wii or scoop up bargains on other items. But the spending surge may not be enough to offset what is shaping up to be a mediocre December for some retailers.

January 07, 2008 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press Writer | National


Child soldiers being recruited at record pace in Congo, charity says

KINSHASA, Congo - Boys and girls are being recruited in record numbers to act as soldiers, spies and sex slaves in Congo and children have been spotted marching in formation in the war-wracked east of the country over the past week, international charity Save the Children said Monday.

January 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


French, Australian leaders visit Afghanistan, Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Making the first-ever trip to Afghanistan by a French president, Nicolas Sarkozy met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the political and military situation in the war-torn country.

January 06, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | World


WHO: limited human-to-human bird flu transmission possible in Pakistan, no current threat

HANOI, Vietnam - Limited human-to-human bird flu transmission may have occurred in Pakistan, but no new infections have been reported for two weeks and there appears to be no threat of further spread, a top World Health Organization official said.

January 06, 2008 | By MARGIE MASON AP Medical Writer | World


Somalia aid passes through dangers to reach families

MERKA, Somalia - The handful of grain Abiye Omar clutches in her skinny hand has traveled a long way from the fertile fields of midwestern America to this desolate Somali seaside town.

January 06, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


Democrats find majority status has painful limits when Republicans are united

WASHINGTON - Democrats running Congress for the first time in more than a decade faltered at key points this year as they grudgingly passed important bills opposed by many, or even most, of their House members. When Republicans were in charge, they generally avoided a similar fate.

January 06, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | National


War-torn families reunited through technology at the holidays

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Wendy Derkits stood in front of the camera to deliver a holiday message thousands of miles away.

January 06, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Jurors resume deliberations in trial of black man accused of shooting white teen

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Jurors worked a rare weekend session Saturday as they struggled to reach a verdict in the trial of a black father accused of killing a white teenager during a racially charged encounter outside the man's home.

January 06, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


As tiny number of schools throw money at aid, will others feel ripples?

When it comes to paying for college, cash-strapped families have had a few good tidings of late. A string of elite, private colleges have announced major boosts in financial aid.

January 06, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


Bridge 12/22

Most Chinese fortune cookie mottoes are uninteresting, but I had one last month that was good: A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.

January 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/22

In the year ahead, there are strong indications that you will increase your earning capacity considerably. Events and circumstances will provide the possibilities, but you must provide the motivation to jump into the heat of the battle.

January 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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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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