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Death penalty possible in Vermont sex-kidnap

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Federal prosecutors have filed kidnapping charges that carry the death penalty against a Vermont man whose 12-year-old niece was found dead near his home.

July 18, 2008 | By DAVE GRAM Associated Press Writer | National


3 hostages rescued in Colombia return to US

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Three American hostages rescued from leftist guerrillas in Colombia were back in the United States Thursday, more than five years after their plane went down in rebel-held jungle.

July 18, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


ECB raises key rate to 4.25 percent

FRANKFURT, Germany - Wary of higher energy and commodity prices, the European Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate Thursday by a quarter percentage point to 4.25 percent, a move it hopes will help curtail rising inflation in the 15 countries that use the euro.

July 18, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Call to reroute Jerusalem barrier following attack

JERUSALEM - Israel should cut off outlying Arab neighborhoods from Jerusalem, Israel's vice premier proposed Thursday, the day after a Palestinian construction worker from one of these districts went on a deadly rampage in the city's center.

July 18, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Employers cut jobs for sixth straight month

WASHINGTON - Employers cut payrolls by 62,000 in June, the sixth straight month of nationwide job losses, underscoring the economy's fragile state. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent.

July 18, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, July 03, 2008

July 18, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - July 4

(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.)

July 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mongolian capital calm after post-election riots

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - Military vehicles withdrew from streets as life in Mongolia's capital largely returned to normal Thursday just days after rioting sparked by an electoral dispute left five people dead.

July 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lesson learned, Poles get tough over US missiles

WARSAW, Poland - Not so long ago, the U.S. enjoyed something akin to a mythical status in Poland. Ronald Reagan was a hero, the dollar was king and Washington was a trusted guardian against Russia.

July 18, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 7/4

Regular readers will know that on July 4, 1776, four of the declaration signatories repaired to a quiet room to play a game remarkably similar to present-day bridge. After two rubbers, Thomas Jefferson was well ahead. On the first board of the third rubber, John Adams made seven hearts with 150 honors. On the second, Adams went down in a four-spade contract he could have made with the aid of a scissors coup. On the third deal, Jefferson made four hearts with a dentist's coup. This was the fourth deal.

July 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/4

In the year ahead, you are likely to be attracted to progressive individuals who are in tune with the times. Any new association you make will fit this bill, and one or two could become close friends.

July 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a lot of health problems. One is polymyalgia, which makes me stiff and in a lot of pain. I've taken prednisone, but the side effects were terrible, so I stopped that drug.

July 18, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/4

DEAR ABBY: I'm a high school student in the top 2 percent of my class. I'm heavily involved in extracurricular activities. I don't give my mom much to worry about, but she is always "concerned."

July 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rates on 30-year mortgages drop to 6.35 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages, which had been rising for five straight weeks, posted a decline this week as signals from the Federal Reserve eased worries about imminent rate increases.

July 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Italy starts controversial plan to fingerprint thousands of Gypsies, including children

ROME - Italian authorities have started fingerprinting tens of thousands of Gypsies living in nomad camps across the country - adults and children alike - brushing aside accusations of racism by human rights advocates and international organizations.

July 18, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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In reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump

WASHINGTON - Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months after ...

September 23, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Ministry uses ‘extreme sports’ angle as message

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ministry takes an ‘extreme sports’ angle

Zero Gravity Outreach, a local non-profit ministry, will hold their grand-opening community outreach event on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Complete Car Care Service parking ...

September 23, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Tigers trample Tech

ATLANTA - Deshaun Watson and No. 5 Clemson finally turned in the performance everyone was expecting, totally dominating Georgia Tech in the first half on the ...

September 22, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson keeps right on rolling at East Lake

ATLANTA - Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start Thursday, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open champion ...

September 22, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lady Panthers roll to blowout victory

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers opened up a can on Claxton Thursday evening with a 14-2 victory in less than four innings to remain undefeated in ...

September 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Southeast Bulloch faces region showdown at Jenkins

One of the most highly anticipated matchups of the Region 3-AAA schedule takes place tonight as Southeast Bulloch travels to face Jenkins in a game ...

September 22, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Portal off to Wheeler County

PORTAL - After a week of rest, the Portal Panthers are hoping that a fresh start will help to start building towards what they want to ...

September 22, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SHS looks for first win

After losing its third fourth-quarter lead last week against Effingham County, Statesboro High is still looking for answers with a road trip to Appling County ...

September 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA battles Crusaders

The Bulloch Academy Gators (2-1-1) travel to Lyons tonight to take on the Crusaders of Robert Toombs Christian Academy (3-1). If the Crusaders are looking ...

September 22, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer charged in man's death

TULSA, Okla. - Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she fatally shot an unarmed black man ...

September 22, 2016 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS and SEAN MURPHY Associated Press | Associated Press




Week five Prep Capsules

Statesboro (0-4) @ Appling County (2-1) - 7:30, Womack Field, SHS leads series 6-0, Last meeting SHS won 29-28, 1989

September 21, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tech looks to wreck Tigers

ATLANTA - With an ACC showdown looming, Clemson is still lacking the sort of performance that would show it's capable of making another run at ...

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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