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Bush concedes ‘tough month’ in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday it has been a ''tough month'' in Afghanistan, where more U.S. and NATO troops died during the past two months than in Iraq. The Pentagon said it is too strapped to send more forces to Afghanistan now.

July 17, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


US contradicts itself over its own ID theft advice

WASHINGTON - The government doesn't have to look very far to see who's ignoring its advice on preventing identity theft.

July 17, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Doctor: Birth of Jolie twins may be weeks away

NICE, France - Angelina Jolie's doctor says her twins may take a few more weeks to arrive.

July 17, 2008 | By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 7/3

Keep on the best of terms with everyone in your group, club, church or golf league, because there are indications that you could be rather fortunate through one of these relationships in the year ahead. It could mean big bucks.

July 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


National Guard troops set to relieve fire crews

FRESNO, Calif. - Weary crews battling wildfires across northern and central California are going to get help from the National Guard, the first time the state's troops have been called to ground-based firefighting duty since 1977.

July 17, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Wal-Mart branches out into locally grown produce

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart stores in Arizona now stock Grand Canyon sweet onions while aisles in New York display state-grown eggplant, as the world's largest retailer says it has become the nation's largest buyer of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

July 17, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Starbucks to close 600 US stores, rein in growth

SEATTLE - For a decade it appeared there was no such thing as too many Starbucks for U.S. coffee drinkers, whose willingness to buy its $4 lattes and dark drip brews rationalized a second green-and-white mermaid awning just down the street - and sometimes even a third.

July 17, 2008 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Business Writer | National


Fugitive hedge-fund swindler surrenders in Mass.

NEW YORK - A fugitive hedge-fund swindler who faked suicide on a Hudson River bridge and went on the run to avoid a prison sentence surrendered Wednesday in Massachusetts, the U.S. attorney's office said.

July 17, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Russian parliament warns Lithuania against hosting U.S. missile defense sites

MOSCOW - Russian lawmakers warned Lithuania against agreeing to place U.S. missile defense sites in the Baltic country, saying Wednesday that such a move could trigger a Russian military buildup in the region.

July 17, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian goes on rampage in Jerusalem; 3 killed

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian man plowed an enormous construction vehicle into cars, buses and pedestrians on a busy street Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding at least 45 before he was shot dead by security officers.

July 17, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon’s top investigator to resign

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's inspector general is resigning after just over a year in the job and at a time when defense spending has skyrocketed but personnel shortfalls in the oversight office have strained its ability to probe allegations of waste, fraud and abuse.

July 17, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hezbollah head confirms prisoner swap with Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah's leader on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that his group will hand over two captured Israeli soldiers and information on a missing Israeli airman in exchange for five Lebanese prisoners in Israel.

July 17, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi forces arrest 3 Sadrists in crackdown

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces arrested three locally prominent supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on Shiite militias in the southern city of Amarah, police said.

July 17, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Algae bloom is China’s latest Olympic nightmare

QINGDAO, China - China's latest Olympics nightmare is a vast algae bloom that covers one-third of the sea where the world's best sailors are supposed to be competing in just over a month. Athletes call it the blob, the carpet, the fairway.

July 17, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July 17, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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Georgia Southern lost to a better team, and that's okay

Sure wish you had Justin Thomas in that game last night, huh Twitter trolls?

September 25, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Vin Scully reflects on 67 years of baseball memories

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The three-ring binder chock full of tidbits Vin Scully wants to talk about on the air will soon be flipped shut for ...

September 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits

NEW YORK (AP) - Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer during the national anthem before a WNBA playoff ...

September 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Use 'Godfather Principle' to nip fear of doctor in the bud

Q: Over the past year or so, our 5-year-old has developed an extreme fear of going to the doctor or dentist. This came on suddenly ...

September 25, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Welcome fall with Zucchini Walnut Muffins

I've often thought farmers and gardeners must be the most creative chefs. They constantly face the challenge of coming up with new ways to ...

September 25, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Seniors and politics

In general, seniors do not fare well in the political arena. Well, old politicians do; they keep getting re-elected. Other seniors serve faithfully at polling ...

September 25, 2016 | | Life


'All of it belongs to him'

Saint Mary's Missionary Baptist Church celebrated the dedication of their new building recently with a praise and worship service that filled almost all of ...

September 25, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Tillman-Starling

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Grant Tillman of Statesboro and Ms. Vickie Ann Ennis of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Nicole Tillman of ...

September 25, 2016 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah Line sees rapid expansion in its fleet of ships

Note: The following is one of a series of columns about early shipping in Georgia and Bulloch County.

September 25, 2016 | | Life


Sept. 25 - Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen, age 70, died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Memori

Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen

September 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


More heartbreak

BAXLEY - Tupac Lanier racked up a season high 82 yards rushing but it still wasn't enough for Statesboro to knock off Appling County Friday ...

September 24, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators run over Robert Toombs

LYONS - The Bulloch Academy Gators brought a smash mouth attitude into Friday night's contest against the Crusaders of Robert Toombs Christian Academy and came ...

September 24, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Sept. 24 - Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen, age 70, died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Memori

Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen

September 23, 2016 | | Obituaries


Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed ...

September 23, 2016 | By MEG KINNARD and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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