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Treaty to ban cluster bombs within 8 years

DUBLIN, Ireland - Diplomats say more than 100 nations have reached agreement on a treaty that would ban current designs of cluster bombs.

June 12, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Judge: Tenn. must retry or free death row inmate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Tennessee to quickly retry or free a death row inmate whose conviction was questioned after the Supreme Court said new evidence raised reasonable doubt about his guilt.

June 12, 2008 | By ROSE FRENCH Associated Press Writer | National


Cyclone survivors victimized by Myanmar soldiers

PYAPON, Myanmar - It's not much, but the flimsy bamboo lean-to on the side of the road is all Aye Shwe has to keep his family dry. They lost their home to the cyclone and may soon be uprooted again - this time by soldiers ordering them to leave.

June 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Nepal’s lawmakers abolish the country’s monarchy

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's lawmakers abolished the monarchy and declared the country a republic Wednesday, ending 239 years of royal rule in the Himalayan nation.

June 12, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lebanese president reappoints prime minister

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's new president on Wednesday asked outgoing Prime Minister Fuad Saniora to form a new Cabinet despite reservations by the Hezbollah-led opposition.

June 12, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Durable goods dip but many sectors show strength

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by a smaller-than-anticipated amount in April with many sectors outside of transportation showing unexpected strength.

June 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Former press secretary’s book bashes Bush

WASHINGTON - Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that President Bush relied on an aggressive ''political propaganda campaign'' instead of the truth to sell the Iraq war, and that the decision to invade pushed Bush's presidency ''terribly off course.'

June 12, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Preservationists say gas drilling imperils ancient carvings

WELLINGTON, Utah - Along Utah's Nine Mile Canyon lies what some call the longest art gallery in the world - thousands of prehistoric rock carvings and paintings of bighorn sheep and other wildlife, hunters wielding spears, and warriors engaged in hand-to-hand combat.

June 12, 2008 | By MIKE STARK Associated Press Writer | National


Israeli defense chief: Olmert must step down

JERUSALEM - Israel's powerful defense minister on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to step down amid a burgeoning corruption scandal and threatened to bring down the government if the Israeli leader does not comply.

June 12, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dispute threatens toxic tap water study

Continuation of a long-running government study on whether contaminated water harmed babies at Camp Lejeune, N.C., hinges on a half-million-dollar payment that is due Sunday.

June 12, 2008 | By RITA BEAMISH Associated Press Writer | Washington


Defendant ’sorry’ for SoCal commuter rail deaths

LOS ANGELES - A murder defendant apologized Tuesday for causing a commuter train disaster that killed 11 people, testifying that he was trying to kill himself and never meant to harm anyone else.

June 11, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | National


US nears record tornado year; meteorologists don’t know why

WASHINGTON - Another week, another rumbling train of tornadoes that obliterates entire city blocks, smashing homes to their foundations and killing people even as they cower in their basements.

June 11, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Police: Man sought in armed robbery on Groover Lane

Statesboro police are seeking a man they said robbed a victim at gunpoint on Groover Lane May 4, and hope citizens will be able to provide information leading to the suspect's arrest.

June 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Spanish twins separated at birth by mistake, reunited as adults are suing government

MADRID, Spain - Spanish twins who were separated at birth through a hospital error and reunited as adult women through a fluke are suing for millions in damages, a lawyer said Tuesday.

June 11, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar extends opposition leader’s detention

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military junta extended opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention by one year Tuesday, ignoring worldwide appeals to free the Nobel laureate who has been detained for more than 12 of the past 18 years.

June 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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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


Adventures in Scouting

Connor Calhoun, a member of Boy Scout Troop 342 of Statesboro, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He received the highest award in Scouting ...

May 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local






Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Who has the spiritual authority in your life?

In many - perhaps most - families, parents and children often find themselves in conflict, sometimes seriously so. It's normal for children, often beginning at a ...

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Homeschooled children shouldn't be micromanaged

Q: I homeschool my three children, ages are 8, 6 and 5. The older two have a very poor attitude about doing schoolwork, especially math ...

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County affected by cross section of rivers

Note: The following is the conclusion of a series of columns exploring use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 22, 2016 | | Life


On Aging: The good news for seniors

The good news for and about senior citizens is that there are a lot of us, both in raw numbers and as a proportion of ...

May 22, 2016 | | Life


Trinity students learn wise choices

Trinity Christian School recently hosted a presentation by some of the state's leading public safety and law enforcement officials in the school's auditorium.

May 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


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