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US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Jet evacuated after emergency landing at LAX

LOS ANGELES - Passengers were evacuated by inflatable chutes Tuesday after a Honolulu-bound airliner made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport because someone smelled smoke in the cabin.

August 20, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National

Report: US may have taped Gitmo interviews

WASHINGTON - The State Department advised representatives of foreign governments that their interviews with their citizens being held at Guantanamo Bay would be recorded, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington

Italian reaches base camp after tragedy on K2

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster to hit K2 limped into base camp with frostbitten feet Tuesday, but thick clouds threatened to keep him on the mountain for at least another night.

August 20, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China tries to shrug off deadly attack

KASHGAR, China - Blood was washed off the road. Debris was cleared away. And authorities said peace had been restored Tuesday in China's restive Muslim region where 16 police were killed in an attack that may have been timed to overshadow Olympic celebrations.

August 20, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Dear Abby 8/5

DEAR READERS: Today's column is a continuation of the one I printed yesterday regarding cheating and ethics -- a topic that clearly touched a nerve with many readers.

August 20, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Rockefeller’s attorney denies Calif. slaying link

BOSTON - An attorney for the father accused of snatching his 7-year-old daughter from a Boston street said Tuesday the man did not kidnap his own child and has no link to a California slaying.

August 20, 2008 | By NANCY KELSEY Associated Press Writer | National

5 dead, 3 hurt after plane hits Oregon home in fog

GEARHART, Ore. - A small plane crashed into a seaside house in heavy fog early Monday, killing two people aboard and three children inside the vacation home, authorities said.

August 20, 2008 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER Associated Press Writer | National

Man pleads guilty in Las Vegas ricin case

LAS VEGAS - An unemployed graphic designer who authorities say poisoned himself with ricin in his Las Vegas motel room pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a biological toxin.

August 20, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National

Edouard hits Texas coast, then starts to weaken

GALVESTON, Texas - Tropical Storm Edouard hit the Texas Gulf coast east of Galveston on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain, but did little more than soak the travelers who came to relax on the tourist town's beaches.

August 20, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National

Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters

SEOUL, South Korea - Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Eagles go full pads, scrimmage

Defense set the tone during the final segment of Georgia Southern's fifth practice of fall camp. Tuesday morning's session, the first practice in full pads, lasted for two and a half hours at the practice field complex.

August 20, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Local Roundup: Former Eagle Dowling makes baseball history

CHICAGO, Ill. - Former Georgia Southern University standout Greg Dowling made history at a historic ball park. Dowling and the Class A Kane County Cougars took on Midwest League rival Peoria Chiefs on July 29 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A league record crowd of 32,103 packed into the Chicago Cubs' home field for the first minor league baseball game played there.

August 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Strong earthquake hits western China; 1 killed

BEIJING - A strong aftershock struck a western Chinese region where a May earthquake killed almost 70,000 people, shaking buildings a few hours after the Olympic torch relay passed through the area Tuesday. One person was killed and 23 injured.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Calls for end to Saudi child marriages

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - An 11-year-old boy gave out invitations to his classmates for a big event his family was planning this summer - and it wasn't his birthday party.

August 20, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed ...

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Bulloch ACT, SAT scores gain

Bulloch County Schools administrators this week hailed a five-year upward trend in local high school graduates' scores on the ACT and SAT college admissions tests ...

October 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Gators fall to four seed with loss to PCA

Down three of their best players, BA succumbed their worst loss of the season in what was the biggest game of the season.

October 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Yellow Jackets all over Groves

BROOKLET – After a sluggish start, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets asserted themselves against an overmatched Groves team on their way to a 49-6 win at ...

October 21, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Sports

NMSU Aggies still focused on building winning culture

Winning is hard, and having to teach players to win makes it more difficult.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Georgia Southern's Breida looking to break loose

It has been a tough year statistically for the top two running backs in the Sun Belt Conference.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Cyberattacks disrupt the internet

Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across ...

October 21, 2016 | By RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writers | Associated Press

OctoberQuest to benefit United Way

A fun-filled event featuring various games has been a lucrative fund raiser for United Way of Southeast Georgia for the past three years, and OctoberQuest ...

October 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Eagles look to snap losing streak out West

Georgia Southern football - players and coaches alike - is now in uncharted territory.

October 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Ryan among league's quarterback ironmen

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The opening question to Matt Ryan's weekly news conference made the quarterback nervous.

October 20, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Yellow Jackets try to bounce back in region play

BROOKLET - If the playoffs started today, Southeast Bulloch would be on the outside looking in.

October 20, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Gators host archrival Pinewood

The Gators of Bulloch Academy will finally be celebrating 40 years of football this tonight as they play host to the Patriots of Pinewood Christian ...

October 20, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Half a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests

PIKETON, Ohio - Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting - for an ...

October 20, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump to critics: I'll accept election results — if I win

DELAWARE, Ohio - Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election - if he wins. The Republican ...

October 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE, JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

Reward offered in Campus Crossings murder

A $1,500 reward is being offered by the Statesboro Police Department for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible ...

October 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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