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Petraeus says by fall he may seek Iraq troop cuts

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday he is likely to recommend further troop reductions in Iraq but won't promise more details until fall - timing that plunges the four-star Army general into the heart of this year's presidential elections.

June 06, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Australian dilemma: too many kangaroos, too few devils

CANBERRA, Australia - Too many kangaroos, too few Tasmanian devils. Two of the country's beloved icons are challenging Australians' thinking on wildlife management.

June 05, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Leaky New Orleans levee alarms experts

NEW ORLEANS - Despite more than $22 million in repairs, a levee that broke with catastrophic effect during Hurricane Katrina is leaking again because of the mushy ground on which New Orleans was built, raising serious questions about the reliability of the city's flood defenses.

June 05, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Titans send Screven home empty handed

The Screven County Gamecocks were knocked out of the GHSA Class AA playoffs in Game Two Wednesday by North Oconee in an 18-7 decision advancing the Titans to the Final Four.

June 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Unlikely pair to start side by side at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - The personalities of Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon are worlds apart.

June 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Scientists witness start of star’s explosive death

WASHINGTON - In a stroke of cosmic luck, astronomers for the first time witnessed the start of one of the universe's most fiery events: the end of a star's life as it exploded into a supernova.

June 05, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Washington


Bush vetoes farm bill

WASHINGTON - President Bush vetoed the $300 billion farm bill on Wednesday, calling it a tax increase on regular Americans at a time of high food prices in the face of a near-certain override by Congress.

June 05, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush signs anti-discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Wednesday signed legislation to protect people from losing their jobs or health insurance when genetic testing reveals they are susceptible to costly diseases.

June 05, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed sees slower growth, higher unemployment in ‘08

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sharply lowered its projection for economic growth this year, citing blows from the housing and credit debacles along with zooming energy prices. It also expects higher unemployment and inflation.

June 05, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Berlin Philharmonic hopes to perform at home next month after fire damaged landmark building

BERLIN - The Berlin Philharmonic should be able to resume playing concerts at its landmark home in downtown Berlin as soon as early June, orchestra officials said Wednesday, the day after a fire tore through the building's roof.

June 05, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Congress approves missing children program

WASHINGTON - Congress has renewed and approved a bigger budget for a joint private-public program that has helped rescue more than 100,000 missing children since it was created in 1984.

June 05, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Kennedy illness robs Senate of dealmaker

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy's diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor left Congress this week without its best dealmaker as well as its boldest liberal, a politician known simultaneously for his staunch left-wing positions and for his willingness to work with right-wing lawmakers to get legislation passed.

June 05, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Washington


Big Oil defends profits before Senate panel

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five largest oil companies tried to shift anger over high prices to a debate over supplies Wednesday, leading a senator to accuse them of acting like ''hapless victims'' while racking up record profits.

June 05, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Israel holding peace talks with Syria

JERUSALEM - Israel and Syria unexpectedly announced Wednesday the resumption of peace talks after an eight-year break, saying they have been speaking indirectly through Turkish mediators ''in order to achieve the goal of comprehensive peace.''

June 05, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 21, 2008

June 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Kathy Bradley: Making and being made by memories

I know these colors so well. These pale and luminous colors of sand and sea and sky. These colors that melt and morph into each other and back again with the rise and fall of the tide, the climb of the moon, the set of the sun. These creamy whites and silvery grays. These liquid blues. I could drown in the colors and never stop breathing.

July 26, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Statesboro Jaycees donate $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Statesboro Jaycees' bi-annual event, Jaycees' Nite Out, held May 15, resulted in proceeds totaling $2,000 presented to the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rogers-McCombs

Mr. Bruce Rogers and Ms. Camille Rogers of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Faith Rogers of Savannah, to Ricky McCombs, son of Mr. Richard McCombs and Ms. Katherine McCombs.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings




Statesboro Force win big at USBA tournament

It was just four years ago when the Statesboro Force Youth Basketball team started. The organization believed in mentoring kids in the Bulloch County community and started with just two teams.

July 25, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cardinals slide by 1-0

ST. LOUIS - Pinch-hitter Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Carlos Martinez outdueled former teammate Shelby Miller as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Saturday night.

July 25, 2015 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Bring the world home

Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Statesboro, the fourth stop on their 2015 fall world tour.

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun purchase

LAFAYETTE, La. - John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used.

July 25, 2015 | By RAY HENRY, JAY REEVES and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Art, monument or embarrassment?

ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?

July 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Remains found in lake may be man missing since '72

SAWMILLS, N.C. - Forty-three years ago, Pamela Shook Kolbe's father went out one night for a date and never came home. Now, her family may finally have a chance to bury him after a discovery at the bottom of a lake.

July 24, 2015 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Gunman opens fire in Louisiana theater

LAFAYETTE, La. - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday.

July 24, 2015 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


NASCAR drivers adjusting to new rules package at Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing.

July 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Holloman: Braves' attitude a big change in 2015

This season, the Atlanta Braves roster has been a proverbial rotating door of players. It's honestly hard to keep up with the latest roster moves and free agent signings.

July 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Atlanta Braves


FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors.

July 24, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


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