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Jury clears 2 doctors of negligence in John Ritter’s death, says he didn’t take their advice

GLENDALE, Calif. - A jury cleared a cardiologist and a radiologist Friday of negligence in the diagnosis and treatment of actor John Ritter, who died of a torn aorta in 2003.

March 29, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | National


Oklahoma lawmaker gets death threats after calling gays a bigger threat than terrorism

OKLAHOMA CITY - A YouTube audio clip of a state lawmaker's screed against homosexuality, which she called a bigger threat than terrorism, has outraged gay activists and brought death threats rolling in.

March 29, 2008 | By RON JENKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Students careful after string of killings at 3 Southern colleges highlight campus dangers

Three murders in less than a week have sent three Southern college campuses into grief, and brought renewed attention to campus safety - a topic already on the minds of parents and students after recent mass killings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois.

March 28, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


South Texas sheriff unaccustomed to challenges threatens to jail reporters

SAN DIEGO, Texas - When the Duval County sheriff said he would lock up reporters from local newspapers if they kept ''interfering'' in his business, no one took the threat lightly.

March 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Pets can be source of resistant staph germs; doctors report on German woman and her cat

People struggling to get rid of recurrent staph infections might want to consider an often-overlooked source: the family pet.

March 28, 2008 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Clinton apologizes to black voters, for Ferraro and for US response to Hurricane Katrina

WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did something Wednesday night that she almost never does.

March 28, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Abbas urges Israel to end aggression, seeks support for Palestinians at Islamic summit

DAKAR, Senegal - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to end its aggression in Gaza and the West Bank and appealed for support from Muslim nations during a ''difficult junction'' in the Mideast peace process.

March 28, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza rocket squads barrage Israel after Israeli troops kill 4 West Bank militants

JERUSALEM - Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza fired more than a dozen rockets at southern Israel early Thursday after Israeli undercover forces killed one of its West Bank leaders, shattering a recent lull in Gaza fighting.

March 28, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Body of Christian clergyman found in Iraq; parked car bomb kills 18in central Baghdad

BAGHDAD - The body of a Christian archbishop kidnapped last month was found in northern Iraq Thursday while in Baghdad, a car bomb exploded and killed 18 people.

March 28, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cross-border fire from US-led coalition in Afghanistan kills 4 Pakistani civilians

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan fired across the border into Pakistan, targeting what they said were militants associated with the Taliban's most dangerous commander. The Pakistani army said four civilians were inadvertently killed in the incident.

March 28, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prep Sports Blitz: Top 10 basketball players - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz: Top 10 basketball players in Bulloch County

March 28, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


800 Chihuahuas, terriers and other dogs seized from filthy home in rural Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. - About 800 small dogs, including Chihuahuas, terriers and Pomeranians, were seized from a triple-wide mobile home whose occupants were overwhelmed trying to care for the animals, authorities said Wednesday.

March 28, 2008 | By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Brain monitors no better than old method for keeping surgical patients from waking

Patients say it feels like being trapped in a corpse: They wake up during surgery, unable to move or scream. Some remember hearing their surgeons talk, and a few recall feeling intense pain.

March 28, 2008 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Sheriff: Man named in S.C. disappearance apparently killed self by slashing thigh

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A business executive questioned by investigators in a couple's disappearance apparently committed suicide by slashing his inner thigh with a knife, authorities said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Tibetan exiles arrested for marching in protest begin hunger strike

DEHRA, India - More than 100 Tibetan exiles began a hunger strike Thursday after police in northern India dragged them away from a six-month march to their homeland to protest China's hosting of the Olympic Games.

March 28, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

SAVANNAH - Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what's left of an armored Confederate warship that's been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 years.

January 29, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


Singing songs of the good news

About four years ago, comedian Steve Martin, who is also one great banjo player, wrote an interesting piece of music, "Atheists don't have no songs." Yes, I know that's a double negative. According to Martin, their hymnbook is only one page and if the name of God is there, it's spelled with a lower case "g." Go figure.

January 29, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials




Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.

January 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON - Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

January 28, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

ROCK HILL, S.C. - For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty-four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.

January 28, 2015 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




SHS takes two over Tigers

Statesboro's boys basketball squad avenged an early-season loss, taking a quick lead and never looking back in a commanding 57-37 win over Swainsboro Tuesday evening at the Devil's Den.

January 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators get a pair

Second-half surges lifted both Bulloch Academy basketball teams to region victories over Frederica Academy Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Contrast in styles makes QB matchup more intriguing

PHOENIX - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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