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Report urges overhauling how passports are issued

WASHINGTON - The State Department insisted Friday it can handle the growing demand for passports, despite congressional investigators' findings that the agency has not overhauled the system to avoid repeating last summer's backlog fiasco.

August 09, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Tarantulas, fire ants lurk in Texas floodwaters

EDINBURG, Texas - South Texans eager to salvage what they can from waterlogged homes struck by Hurricane Dolly have another problem: The floodwaters they're slogging through are laced with stinging fire ants, snakes and even deadly tarantulas.

August 09, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Struggling college students turn to food banks

SEATTLE - Just blocks from the University of Washington, a line of people shuffle toward a food pantry, awaiting handouts such as milk and bread.

August 09, 2008 | By WHITNEY MALKIN Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Paparazzi, guards, fight at Jolie chateau

PARIS - It sounds like a scene from ''Fight Club.''

August 09, 2008 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Karadzic is interviewed on arrest details, faces Friday deadline to file appeal

BELGRADE, Serbia - A prosecutor interviewed war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic on Friday about the details of his arrest, his lawyer said, amid efforts by the ex-Bosnian Serb warlord to fight his extradition to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 09, 2008 | By JOVANA GEC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexican military losing drug war support

OJINAGA, Mexico - This hardscrabble Mexican border town welcomed 400 soldiers when they arrived four months ago to stop a wave of drug violence that brought daytime gunbattles to its main street.

August 09, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 Pa. teens charged in fatal beating of immigrant

PORT CARBON, Pa. - Three white teens were charged Friday in what officials said was an epithet-filled fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant in a small northeast Pennsylvania coal town.

August 09, 2008 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | National


Bush critics get an unimpeachable forum

WASHINGTON - Call it the un-impeachment hearing.

August 09, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Food industry bitten by its lobbying success

WASHINGTON - The food industry must drop any remaining opposition to electronic record-keeping and back an effective system for tracing contaminated food to its source, a lawmaker investigating food safety said Friday.

August 09, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Former football player sentenced in brawl

NEW ORLEANS - A former Tulane University football player convicted of attempted manslaughter for his role in a brawl outside a Bourbon Street nightclub was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

August 09, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. falls behind on No Child measurements

ATLANTA - The number of Georgia public schools meeting federal No Child Left Behind requirements plummeted this year after thousands of students failed state math tests.

August 09, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Okla. crane fall kills man watching construction

OKLAHOMA CITY - A crane holding a church steeple toppled Thursday morning, crushing a car and killing an 80-year-old man who was watching the construction from inside the vehicle, firefighters said.

August 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Schwarzenegger threatens minimum wage for workers

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is threatening to pay thousands of state employees the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour until lawmakers reach a deal on California's overdue state budget.

August 08, 2008 | By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Memo: ’Good faith’ protects against torture charge

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department in 2002 told the CIA that its interrogators would be safe from prosecution for violations of anti-torture laws if they believed 'in good faith' that harsh techniques used to break the will of prisoners, including waterboarding, would not cause ''prolonged mental harm.''

August 08, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


New disability regs prompt chorus of concern

WASHINGTON - Thousands of gallons of water pulse through cascading waterfalls and rapids at Adventure Mini Golf in Lake Worth, Fla. The course, which covers about an acre, features different elevations.

August 08, 2008 | By STEPHANIE S. GARLOW Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Feb. 7 - Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich, age 73, died on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her residence

Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Eagles pull out win late

Ike Smith was off the mark on his first four 3-point attempts during Georgia Southern's game against Texas State Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse ...

February 06, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Feb. 6 - Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich, age 73, died on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her residence

Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


Jackets get a split

BROOKLET - In the regular-season finale at Southeast Bulloch Friday night, the Yellow Jackets (14-13, 4-7 Region 1B-AAA) came out for warm ups in blue and ...

February 05, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex ...

February 05, 2016 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia forms as a state, Bulloch as a county

Note: The following is the conclusion of a series of columns looking at how Georgia and Bulloch County evolved from wilderness into a state and ...

February 05, 2016 | | Life




Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about ...

February 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation

ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

February 04, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Man charged in two robberies

Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet man Wednesday believed to have robbed a convenience store as well as an individual last week.

February 04, 2016 | | Local


The essence of free will

Pine Shores Presbyterian Church has asked me to teach a class for the next month and a half leading up to Palm Sunday. It's ...

February 04, 2016 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Feb. 4 - Melvin Joseph “Frenchie” Fortin Sr., first sergeant U.S. Army (retired), age 61, passed awa

Melvin Joseph "Frenchie" Fortin Sr.

February 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


Prep recruits savor the day as they choose schools

For many, national signing day is a chance to see what new additions will bolster their favorite college team. However, for some, national signing day ...

February 03, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Like Elway, Manning has chance to tie things up with a title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The last time the world saw John Elway in a Broncos uniform, he was facing the stands, both hands aloft, holding his ...

February 03, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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