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Jobless claims show unexpected improvement

WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits showed an unexpected improvement last week although a key indicator of unemployment hit a four-year high.

June 20, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bridge 6/6

Havelock Ellis, an English psychologist who died in 1939, said, "Imagination is a poor substitute for experience."

June 20, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/6

Don't be afraid to try something new or strike out on your own in the year ahead. Engaging in fresh activities can put you on a path of hopefulness and enlightenment that could take you to places you've only dreamed about.

June 20, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/6

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am currently having problems sleeping because I grind my teeth badly. I was told I have TMJ. I tried using a plastic mouthpiece, and I found I'm tearing it up in my sleep. I hope you can advise me of a better way to control the situation.

June 20, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Turkish court upholds college head scarf ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that Islamic head scarves violate secularism and cannot be allowed at universities, deepening a divide between the country's Islamic-oriented government and secular institutions.

June 20, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - June 6

(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.)

June 20, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hispanics dying on job at higher rates than others

ATLANTA - Hispanic workers die at higher rates than other laborers, with 1 in 3 of these deaths occurring in the construction industry, a government study reported Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


1 officer killed, another wounded in Tennessee

MONTEAGLE, Tenn. - Authorities were searching mountainous terrain Thursday in an ''all-out manhunt'' for a fugitive accused of fatally shooting a deputy and wounding another officer as they tried to take him into custody.

June 20, 2008 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | National


US reopening review of torture charges

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Thursday that it is re-examining the conclusions of an investigation that found the government acted appropriately in the case of a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and sent to Syria and allegedly tortured.

June 20, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Home foreclosures set record in first quarter

WASHINGTON - Home foreclosures and late payments set records over the first three months of the year and are expected to keep rising, stark signs of the housing crisis' mounting damage to homeowners and the economy.

June 20, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astronauts in midst of spacewalk to outfit lab

HOUSTON - Two astronauts stepped outside the international space station Thursday for a spacewalk to spruce up the orbiting outpost's newest room - a $1 billion Japanese lab.

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


Steroids dealer found dead at North Texas home

PLANO, Texas - A convicted steroids dealer who recently met with NFL security officials and gave them names of players he said bought steroids from him was found shot to death in his home Thursday, police said.

June 20, 2008 | By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writer | National


Small cities should prepare for fewer flights

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The rejection from Air Midwest came swiftly on a one-page fax. The carrier couldn't afford to fly to the mountain community of Prescott anymore, officials said. The city would simply have to find a new tenant for its tiny airport.

June 20, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN AP Business Writer | National


Ill. scandal threatens to cast shadow on presidential race

CHICAGO - A day after Barack Obama sealed the Democratic nomination for president, a corruption scandal involving a fundraiser who helped bankroll his past campaigns resurfaced to slightly dampen the festivities.

June 20, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Lesbian kiss at Seattle ballpark stirs up gay-friendly town

SEATTLE - Most of the time, a kiss is just a kiss in the stands at Seattle Mariners games. The crowd hardly even pays attention when fans smooch.

June 20, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


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Gennett's RBI single in 8th lifts Brewers past Braves, 2-1

ATLANTA - Scooter Gennett's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night, spoiling Brian ...

May 24, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Medals or mosquitoes? Zika still talk of Olympic golf

Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes.

May 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Skin cancer not so bad - Take my word for it

Today I'm addressing all my friends and readers who fall into categories that include fishing geeks, camping fanatics, boating enthusiasts, yard workers, gardeners or ...

May 24, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Multiple scrimmages on deck for prep football programs

May 24, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Final local election results by the numbers

With all 16 precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local




Averitt summer camps filling up

Registration deadlines are fast approaching for summer camps at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and program director Tony Phillips said he expects more than ...

May 23, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Ga. OKs $7.5M for joint seaport with SC

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million on Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah ...

May 23, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Years after death in WWII, vet's remains return home

NEW ORLEANS - More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating finally came home to his native New Orleans ...

May 23, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


2015 top pick Beasley ready to double up as OLB, DE

May 23, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Summer camp season kicks off

May 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


AgSouth to offer Farmers Educational Workshop

If you're new to farming or taking over your family's business and want to grow, you may want to register for AgSouth Farm ...

May 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Tourism continues to grow in Georgia, Bulloch

Community leaders came together last week to celebrate another banner year for tourism in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

May 23, 2016 | | Local


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