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U.S. lags behind other countries in life expectancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries.

August 26, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Repeated, extended deployments stressing military families; support groups try to help

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On the day her husband left for Iraq on his third tour in six years, Jennifer James slipped into the shower to cry, thinking no one would hear her.

August 26, 2007 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Contractors in Iraq accused of opening fire on civilians and soldiers

There are now nearly as many private contractors in Iraq as there are U.S. soldiers - and a large percentage of them are private security guards equipped with automatic weapons, body armor, helicopters and bullet-proof trucks.

August 26, 2007 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer | Nation


Four promising children of Newark become symbols of scourge of violence

NEWARK, N.J. - The four college-age friends who were hanging out in a schoolyard late on a Saturday night were the type of children who make hometowns proud, especially hard-luck hometowns like this one.

August 26, 2007 | By ERIN McCLAM and DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/11

DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old, and for 13 years I have known that I am adopted. My friend tells me that she thinks she has found my real mother - that she goes to her church. I'm really confused.

August 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Stocks end amazing session and week little changed after Fed adds third dose of liquidity

NEW YORK - Wall Street closed out a difficult week with a mixed finish Friday after the Federal Reserve injected billions of dollars into the banking system to calm markets torn by worries about evaporating credit. The Dow Jones industrials, down more than 200 points during the session, ended with just a 31-point deficit and managed to post a gain for the week.

August 25, 2007 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | Nation


Retail health clinics expand, but concerns rise over quality, conflicts

NEW YORK - Increasingly, American consumers are shopping for health care the way they buy a hamburger or milk shake at a fast-food chain: By standing in line at a local store under a menu.

August 25, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Microphone hears no sound from 6 trapped miners, but drilling may be off target

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Rescuers drilling a tiny hole nearly 1,900 feet deep to make contact with six coal miners caught in a cave-in four days ago might have missed and punched into a neighboring chamber, officials said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Immigrant soldiers worry their relatives could be deported while they are away

Yaderlin Jimenez was an illegal immigrant facing deportation. Her husband, a U.S. citizen and soldier, couldn't help her because he was missing after an insurgent attack in Iraq.

August 25, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/11

DEAR DR. GOTT: With all the natural remedies you get for things, like Vicks for fungus on the toenails and the soap in the sheets for cramps, I decided to send you mine. I read in an article about what you can use banana peels for, and the one that stuck out for me was for warts. It said to put a small piece of the peel on the wart and bandage it, and it would fall off after several days. I thought to myself, if it works for warts on hands, I wonder if it would work for plantar ...

August 25, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/11

Look at the South hand. With neither side vulnerable, your left-hand opponent deals and opens one diamond. Your partner makes a takeout double. And righty passes. How would you plan the auction?

August 25, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 11

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 25, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Waters along S.C. beach reopen after possible shark attack

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Astrograph 8/11

Conditions that directly affect your personal desires and objectives could be subjected to favorable changes. Your new direction will be more lasting and gratifying with everything you do.

August 25, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 10

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Braves' win streak ends with 3-1 loss to Arizona

ATLANTA - Alex Wood's plan was to make sure he didn't let Paul Goldschmidt beat the Braves.

July 06, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

LONDON - Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday.

July 06, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports




Braves rack up 9th consecutive victory

ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning.

July 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


Netherlands and Argentina move on to semis

BRASILIA, Brazil - This time for Argentina, it was less about Lionel Messi and more about the men behind him.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tour de France off and pedaling

HARROGATE, England - Mark Cavendish went down in a late crash. Marcel Kittel's hands went up in victory. And British royals who turned out for the Tour de France debut in England witnessed new signs of a changing of the guard among two of the world's top sprinters.

July 05, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Hurley retains lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.

July 05, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon

LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.

July 05, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports




6 arrested in 2 Bulloch County drug investigations

A total of six people - including one found hiding in a suitcase inside a closet - were arrested Friday in two separate investigations into drug sale or possession, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Blue Devils to be featured at Erk Russell Classic

With Friday night's Fourth of July celebrations fresh in the minds of local residents, it's hard to believe that in just 50 days the midair explosions of fireworks will be replaced with the pad-crunching hard hits of Statesboro High football.

July 04, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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