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Employers cut payrolls for first time since summer 2003; jobless rate dips

WASHINGTON - Nervous employers cut 17,000 jobs in January - the first such reduction in more than four years and a fresh sign that the economy is in danger of stalling.

February 16, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


In setback for Bush administration, court won’t reconsider Guantanamo ruling

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court refused Friday to reconsider a ruling broadening its own authority to scrutinize evidence against detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

February 16, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Activist’s proposal asks San Franciscans to transform Alcatraz into a global peace center

SAN FRANCISCO - It would literally take an act of Congress before a city ballot proposal to turn Alcatraz into a global peace center could become reality.

February 16, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


Teacher charged with making terroristic threats against her Pa. elementary school

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A teacher who was upset because she didn't get her preferred classroom assignment left more than a dozen scribbled threats at her elementary school and a suspicious device in a student's desk, authorities said.

February 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


O.J. Simpson seeks dismissal of 6 of 12 charges in his Las Vegas kidnapping and robbery case

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson filed court papers seeking dismissal of half the charges against him, saying prosecutors in Nevada failed to meet legal standards to prosecute him for kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy, his lawyer said Friday.

February 16, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Delegates at Hawaii climate conference praise new US flexibility in curbing emissions

HONOLULU - A meeting of delegates from the nations that emit the most pollutants ended without concrete targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, but participants praised what they saw as a new willingness by the United States to discuss possible solutions.

February 16, 2008 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | National


Convicted sex offender rapes boy at Massachusetts library, authorities say

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - A convicted child rapist who was released by a judge even though prosecutors said he was likely to strike again has been charged with raping a 6-year-old boy at a library.

February 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Judge grills Texas DA facing contempt charge for deleting e-mails sought in lawsuit

HOUSTON - An embattled prosecutor facing a contempt charge for deleting e-mails was grilled Friday by a federal judge who said he should have known better than to erase material he had been ordered to turn over.

February 16, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


New Mexico groups lobby for ‘No Child Left Inside’ tax on televisions, video games

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Dave Gilligan remembers being pushed outside to play baseball and other sports, but feeling it just wasn't for him.

February 16, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National


Microsoft makes unexpected $44.6B bid for Yahoo; Internet icon is studying it

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.'s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets.

February 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


Lawyer: Woman charged with wearing fake bomb at Boston airport had free speech right to do so

BOSTON - A computer science student who unwittingly created an airport bomb scare by wearing a blinking circuit board attached to her shirt had a First Amendment right to express herself in that manner, her lawyer argued Friday.

February 16, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Wealthy Chinese spend holiday shopping, while snow strands factory workers

GUANGZHOU, China - Hu Qingyuan camped out Friday, waiting for a train to take him home for the Chinese New Year holiday - his only chance each year to see his wife and 8-year-old son.

February 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Bridge 2/2

The deal for the Christmas competition came from a book by Jose Le Dentu, an excellent French writer and player who died in 1997.

February 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Aruban officials reopening Holloway case after seeing secret tapes from Dutch journalist

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Aruban prosecutors said Friday that they are reopening their investigation into the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway after seeing secretly taped material from a Dutch journalist.

February 16, 2008 | By MARGARET WEVER Associated Press Writer | World


Hundreds of Hamas supporters protest Egypt’s attempts to close Gaza border breach

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Hamas militants on Friday hauled away metal spikes that Egyptian soldiers had placed at sections of the Gaza-Egypt border, defying attempts to reseal the frontier and stop the influx of blockade-weary Gazans.

February 16, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | World


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Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

WARSAW, Poland - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.

November 22, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

November 22, 2014 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | World


Where do you fit in the scheme?

It's last Monday morning and according to the weather report - and somebody got it right this time - it's raining very hard with thunder and lightning, and it's nice to be inside looking out. This afternoon, we have a 100 percent chance of very heavy rain, high winds and a get-ready-to-hunker-down warning, which I will do my best to follow the directions. One of my colleagues has just told me we're not supposed to have this kind of stuff this late in the year. Since he teaches Algebra, what does he know? He knows this: it is ...

November 22, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Give the gift of life

Editor:

November 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.

November 22, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | World


Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

WASHINGTON - The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 22, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | World


Claxton Tigers eliminated at home by No. 10 Bobcats

CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.

November 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Georgia again turns to Chubb against Buccaneers

ATHENS - Jamey Chadwell has confidence his Charleston Southern players won't be awed by their first visit to No. 9 Georgia.

November 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Local Roundup: Screven falls after tough 2nd half

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Prep Football Playoff Scores, 11/21

GHSA Playoff Scores

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Gratitude is timeless for Christians

Thanksgiving is more than a single day - it is an attitude about everything in life. Life is made up of past, present and future. The perspective we have on each helps determine our happiness and effectiveness. So, Christians can be grateful for ...

November 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Statesboro Food Bank, is providing 200 Thanksgiving meals for local families that need support and help during this time of year.

November 21, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Police report - 11-22-14; An officer saw an intoxicated man fall into a ditch.

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.

November 21, 2014 | | Police Report


Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

A top Georgia Southern University administrator has been named the interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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