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Russia recognizes breakaway Georgian regions

MOSCOW - Russia formally recognized the breakaway Georgian territories at the heart of its war with Georgia on Tuesday, heightening tensions with the West as the United States dispatched a military ship bearing aid to a port city still patrolled by Russian troops.

September 10, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Number of uninsured drops; poverty holds steady

WASHINGTON - The number of people lacking health insurance dropped by more than 1 million in 2007, the first annual decline since the Bush administration took office, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

September 10, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government wants slower ship speeds to aid whales

WASHINGTON - The government on Monday recommended a speed limit for commercial ships along the Atlantic coast, where collisions with the endangered right whale threaten its existence.

September 10, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rice hopeful of Mideast peace before Bush leaves

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that ''God willing'' there could still be a Mideast peace agreement before the end of President Bush's term in office.

September 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Edwards’ wife criticized for silence on affair

RALEIGH, N.C. - Two weeks after a devastating revelation sent her husband into political exile, Elizabeth Edwards isn't getting the steady sympathy usually afforded to a woman scorned.

September 10, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Gun charges expected in Obama plot

DENVER - Three men who authorities initially feared were plotting to assassinate Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention are facing only gun charges - signaling they never posed a real threat.

September 10, 2008 | By STEVEN K. PAULSON and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writers | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Famous Amos reads to kids; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday August 26, 2008

September 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. SAT scores drop for 2nd straight year

ATLANTA - Scores on the SAT college-entrance exam dropped for a second straight year in Georgia, pushing a state that has struggled to rise from the bottom of the rankings back down one place.

September 10, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


FDIC: bank profits fell by 86 percent in 2Q

WASHINGTON - U.S. banking industry profits plunged by 86 percent in the second quarter and the number of troubled banks jumped to the highest level in about five years, as slumps in the housing and credit markets continued.

September 10, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hurricane recovery confronts low literacy rate

NEW ORLEANS - Marsha Williams always hesitated when mail arrived from the government, but after Hurricane Katrina she began to fear the letters.

September 10, 2008 | By JOHN MORENO GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National


Baseball source tells AP replay starts Thursday

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball reversed its long-standing opposition to instant replay and will allow umpires to check video on home run calls in series that start Thursday, a person familiar with the announcement told The Associated Press.

September 10, 2008 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/27

Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening."

September 10, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/27

In the year ahead, you will focus more on improving your financial situation than you will other things in your life. You'll realize success the moment you put forth the necessary energy required to better things.

September 10, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


GSU Tailgating Show - GSU vs. Austin Peay

The GSU Tailgate Show - GSU vs. Austin Peay

September 09, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The GSU Tailgate Show


Texas students pack bookbags; teachers pack heat

HARROLD, Texas - Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms.

''It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns,'' said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. ''I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it.''

September 09, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | Local


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Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

MIAMI - There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

WASHINGTON - Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping ...

February 21, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S ...

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




Atlanta vies with other cities for test tracks for self-driving cars

ATLANTA - Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other ...

February 20, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Mavericks outlast Eagles

In a battle of Sun Belt heavyweights, Georgia Southern gave UT Arlington a good fight, but ran out of gas in the late rounds.

February 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' pledge helps first Americans

BOSTON - Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

February 20, 2017 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Associated Press


How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to ...

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and ...

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a ...

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of ...

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local




And the winner: Starting over

The fields surrounding Sandhill are naked. Along the edges of the yard, where a fence would be if I were a fence sort of person ...

February 19, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


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