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State hiring curbs may chill hot market for government staff

As U.S. states struggle with about $39 billion in total budget shortfalls, at least 10 have announced hiring curbs and others may follow - chilling one of the few parts of the economy that had been adding jobs.

May 16, 2008 | By ELLEN SIMON and DONNA BORAK AP Business Writer | National


Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation’s sootiest city

LOS ANGELES - A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine the most polluted cities in the country.

May 16, 2008 | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Woman believed to be ’D.C. madam’ kills herself

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - A woman police believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey committed suicide, officials said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Review: Google Earth powerful, though tricky to use, share

USHUAIA, Argentina - Online photo albums I had prepared for family and friends weren't capturing the essence of my travels to the southern reaches of the world. Then a light bulb clicked as I was exploring Google Earth: Why not use that?

May 16, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Consumer spending up mainly because of sharp price increases

WASHINGTON - Don't be fooled by a larger-than-expected increase in consumer spending. People aren't buying more - they're just paying more for their purchases, raising doubts about whether the 130 million stimulus payments the government began sending out this week will be enough to lift consumers' sagging spirits.

May 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


US warns Belarus on embassy closure

WASHINGTON - The United States has warned Belarus that it may order its embassy in Washington and consulate in New York closed, and shut down the U.S. Embassy in Minsk in an escalating tit-for-tat diplomatic spat, officials said.

May 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush calls for approval of $770 million in food aid

WASHINGTON - President Bush called on Congress Thursday to approve $770 million to help alleviate dramatically escalating food prices that threaten widespread hunger and increasing social unrest around the world.

May 16, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


House panel OKs assistance on housing slump

WASHINGTON - Democrats and several Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee banded together Thursday to pass a $300 billion housing rescue package.

May 16, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Audit: Vets with brain injury still not getting proper care

WASHINGTON - Many Iraq war veterans with traumatic brain injury are not getting adequate health care and job assistance for their long-term recovery despite years of government pledges to do so, Veterans Affairs Department investigators say.

May 16, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Maine river crests after surging to record high

FORT KENT, Maine - The rain-swollen St. John River crested early Thursday after hitting a record high, forcing residents to flee to higher ground as more than 100 homes flooded.

May 16, 2008 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press Writer | National


Pakistan’s leaders announce progress on reinstating judges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Pakistani leaders reported progress Thursday in talks on how to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf, signaling they had fended off a crisis that threatened to break up their month-old coalition government.

May 16, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baby birds babble, too

WASHINGTON - The happy babbling that entertains parents as their babies try to mimic speech turns out to have a parallel in the animal world.

May 16, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | National


Wounded vets race cars on S.C. track while recovering

GREER, S.C. - It's been two years since Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Stengel sat behind the wheel, and life is much different now.

May 15, 2008 | By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER Associated Press Writer | National


Improved weather aids fire crews in Ariz., Nev. and Calif.

PHOENIX - Lighter wind and higher humidity during the night helped crews make progress Wednesday against a wildfire feeding on ponderosa pine forest near Grand Canyon National Park.

May 15, 2008 | By MARK CARLSON Associated Press Writer | National


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Britt won’t seek re-election

After serving three terms as a city councilman spanning 12 years, serving as mayor pro tem for the past four years and initially announcing he ...

August 28, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Braswell-Donaldson

June Bradley Braswell of Statesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Tiffany Larkin, to Christopher Thomas Donaldson, son of Hope Donaldson Godbee and her husband ...

August 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings




On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two ...

August 27, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.

August 27, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Former powerhouse Braves struggling to finish a lost season

ATLANTA - This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse.

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


Yellow Jackets kick off season vs. Pierce County

The offensive line is a group that won't get a lot of coverage. You won't see their name in the stat line or ...

August 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal pays a visit to Josey

The Portal Panthers are ready to erase the memory of last year's 3-7 finish by earning a much-needed win over Josey High School tonight.

August 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman ...

August 27, 2015 | By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press




BA hosts Windsor Academy

Bulloch Academy players were loose and relaxed after a 6:30 a.m. practice Thursday as they put the finishing touches on their preparations for ...

August 26, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Miller, Braves drop another

ATLANTA - Brandon Barnes had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies extended Atlanta right-hander Shelby Miller's winless streak to 18 starts ...

August 26, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Communication key for Yellow Jacket volleyball

August 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


My Take: Life lessons more valuable than trophies

NFL linebacker James Harrison caused a frenzy in the social media universe recently with his instagram post about his children's participation trophies.

August 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Time to figure out who's No. 1 in your fantasy draft

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you're stoked because you've got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player ...

August 26, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


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