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5th year of Iraq war marked by protests in Atlanta, nation

ATLANTA - Anti-war demonstrators carried five black coffins during a half-mile march to an Army recruiting office Wednesday as protests around the nation marked the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

April 03, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Floods block highways and force hundreds to flee in central US; 13 deaths linked to storm

PIEDMONT, Mo. - Residents of low-lying towns stacked sandbags or grabbed belongings and evacuated Wednesday after a foot of rain pushed rivers and creeks out of their banks in the nation's midsection. At least 13 deaths had been linked to the weather, and three people were missing.

April 03, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Dash-cam videos show South Carolina troopers using cruisers to ram fleeing suspects

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Videos have surfaced showing two members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol using their cruisers to ram fleeing suspects, just weeks after two leaders of the agency resigned because of a furor over a trooper's use of a racial slur.

April 03, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National


Fear, misconceptions raise concerns about transitional housing for vets with PTSD

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. - Merry Lane, a cul-de-sac shaded by redwoods in Sonoma County wine country, would seem a pleasant place to recover from the psychic wounds of war. Nadia McCaffrey's dream is to set up a group home there for veterans plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder.

April 03, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Surgery patients more likely to have problems if they receive older blood transfusions

ATLANTA - Heart surgery patients were more likely to die or suffer problems if they received transfusions of blood that is more than two weeks old rather than fresher blood, according to a new study that adds to the debate about the shelf life of blood.

April 03, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Black New York man who shot white teen at driveway gets 2 to 4 years in prison

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - A black father was sentenced to two to four years in prison Wednesday for fatally shooting an intoxicated white teenager during a racially charged confrontation with two carloads of young people at the end of his driveway.

April 03, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Study details side effects of prostate cancer

ATLANTA - One of the first large quality-of-life studies on today's prostate cancer treatments suggests that for some men, it's a matter of picking your poison and facing potential sexual, urinary or other problems.

April 03, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Band manager who ignited deadly Rhode Island nightclub fire freed from prison

CRANSTON, R.I. - The band manager whose pyrotechnics display sparked a nightclub fire that killed 100 people in 2003 was freed from prison Wednesday after serving less than half of his four-year sentence.

April 03, 2008 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Today’s sturdier cars make it harder for rescuers to cut victims from the wreckage

TAMPA, Fla. - Capt. Clint Roberts makes his living cutting accident victims out of hideously mangled vehicles, but even he could hardly believe it when two people in a 2007 midsize car survived a head-on crash with a full-sized pickup last year.

April 03, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Martin helps SHS to rout of SEB

If Lindsey Martin has the ball at his feet - watch out.

April 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


GSU to hold free soccer clinic

Georgia Southern men's soccer will host a free soccer clinic for boys and girls ages 4-14, Saturday, March 29 at the Eagle Soccer Field.

April 03, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


High winds hold down meet at BA

High winds severely hampered individual performances at Bulloch Academy's three-team track meet with Pinewood Christian and Augusta Christian Wednesday but both the Gator boys' and girls' both captured the top team spots.

April 03, 2008 | By RAHN NUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Study: When it comes to eating habits, men and women are on different food planets

ATLANTA - If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then Mars is a land where the refrigerators are stocked with meat and frozen pizza and Venus has a bounty of yogurt, fruits and vegetables, a new study suggests.

April 03, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Prosecutor to make announcement next week on possible charges against Detroit mayor

DETROIT - Prosecutor Kym Worthy promised Wednesday not to further delay announcing whether she will bring perjury or other charges against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide.

April 03, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Bin Laden criticizes Europe for publication of prophet drawings, vows strong reaction

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden criticized the publication of drawings insulting to the Prophet Muhammad in a new audio message posted late Wednesday and warned Europeans of a strong reaction to come.

April 03, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Long a contender, Braves turn to rebuilding after 2014 flop

The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.

March 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Co-pilot may have hidden illness

MONTABAUR, Germany - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers - including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.

March 27, 2015 | By GEIR MOULSON and DAVID McHUGH Associated Press | Associated Press


With 2 session days left, Ga. lawmakers churn through bills

ATLANTA - With three days left in the year's session, Georgia lawmakers plowed through a packed calendar on Friday sending bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature or across the hall to the other chamber for review.

March 27, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press




Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

MONTABAUR, Germany - Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

March 26, 2015 | By DAVID McHUGH | Associated Press


Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

March 26, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local




Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

The ballet "Coppélia" tells the charming story of an eccentric toymaker, his life-like creation, and a young couple in love. Full of delightful characters and beautiful choreography, the ballet is a light-hearted comedy that will charm audiences both young and old.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' plan may include Julio Jones

The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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