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White House pleased by bin Laden driver verdict

WASHINGTON - The White House said Wednesday it's pleased with the outcome of the war crimes trial of a former driver for Osama bin Laden, although the jury delivered a split verdict.

August 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Nations weigh new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON - Six nations agreed Wednesday to pursue new U.N. sanctions against Iran after it failed to accept incentives offered in hopes of defusing the dispute over its nuclear program, the United States said.

August 21, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Documents: Ivins had custody of purified anthrax

WASHINGTON - Army scientist Bruce Ivins had custody of highly purified anthrax spores with ''certain genetic mutations identical'' to the poison that killed five and rattled the nation in 2001, according to documents unsealed Wednesday in the government's investigation.

August 21, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hedge swindler wants to plead guilty for fleeing

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The hedge-fund swindler who faked his suicide rather than report for his 20-year prison term tried to plead guilty Wednesday for going on the lam, but a federal magistrate wouldn't let him.

August 21, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jet evacuated after emergency landing at LAX

LOS ANGELES - Passengers were evacuated by inflatable chutes Tuesday after a Honolulu-bound airliner made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport because someone smelled smoke in the cabin.

August 20, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


Report: US may have taped Gitmo interviews

WASHINGTON - The State Department advised representatives of foreign governments that their interviews with their citizens being held at Guantanamo Bay would be recorded, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Italian reaches base camp after tragedy on K2

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster to hit K2 limped into base camp with frostbitten feet Tuesday, but thick clouds threatened to keep him on the mountain for at least another night.

August 20, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China tries to shrug off deadly attack

KASHGAR, China - Blood was washed off the road. Debris was cleared away. And authorities said peace had been restored Tuesday in China's restive Muslim region where 16 police were killed in an attack that may have been timed to overshadow Olympic celebrations.

August 20, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 8/5

DEAR READERS: Today's column is a continuation of the one I printed yesterday regarding cheating and ethics -- a topic that clearly touched a nerve with many readers.

August 20, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rockefeller’s attorney denies Calif. slaying link

BOSTON - An attorney for the father accused of snatching his 7-year-old daughter from a Boston street said Tuesday the man did not kidnap his own child and has no link to a California slaying.

August 20, 2008 | By NANCY KELSEY Associated Press Writer | National


5 dead, 3 hurt after plane hits Oregon home in fog

GEARHART, Ore. - A small plane crashed into a seaside house in heavy fog early Monday, killing two people aboard and three children inside the vacation home, authorities said.

August 20, 2008 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER Associated Press Writer | National


Man pleads guilty in Las Vegas ricin case

LAS VEGAS - An unemployed graphic designer who authorities say poisoned himself with ricin in his Las Vegas motel room pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a biological toxin.

August 20, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Edouard hits Texas coast, then starts to weaken

GALVESTON, Texas - Tropical Storm Edouard hit the Texas Gulf coast east of Galveston on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain, but did little more than soak the travelers who came to relax on the tourist town's beaches.

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


Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters

SEOUL, South Korea - Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Counts retires after 33 years at AgSouth Farm Credit

Pat Calhoun, CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit, has announced that Special Assets Manager John Mark Counts retired on Dec. 31 after more than 33 years ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Lend a hand to help seniors learn

Retail commerce in this country is in the midst of radical, perhaps revolutionary, change. A rapidly growing proportion of retail sales are being done "online ...

January 15, 2017 | | Life


Hickman - Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lamar Hickman announce the engagement of their daughter, Ansley Lane Hickman, to Tyler Newton Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken ...

January 15, 2017 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia uses convicts to help build out road system

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

January 15, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Deer turned dinner -- Vegetable Venison Lasagna

Deer hunting season in Georgia has just come to a close, and the way I figure it, many of you Southeast Georgians who read my ...

January 15, 2017 | | Life


Sold-out crowd at Statesboro High for annual prom fashion show

This year's Frills Prom Preview Fashion Show was the largest ever, according to Scott Marchbanks, owner of Frills by Scott. The event brings hundreds ...

January 15, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Use of e-cigs could mean bigger issues

Q: I found a vaping pen hidden in my 13-year-old son's room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it ...

January 15, 2017 | | Life




Trump launches Twitter attack against Lewis

NEW YORK - Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a ...

January 14, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Health care: What's next for GOP?

WASHINGTON - Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald ...

January 14, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press




Djokovic, Williams roll through first round of Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

January 13, 2017 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons look for better result in second meeting with Seahawks

ATLANTA - As with any rematch, there are certainly things that both teams learned about each other the first time around.

January 13, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Panthers tamed

The Portal boys couldn't finish the season sweep against Woodville-Tompkins Friday night, falling to the Grizzlies 50-38 at home.

January 13, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...

January 13, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


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