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Death toll from Congo plane crash rises to at least 50; transport minister fired

KINSHASA, Congo - Congo fired its transport minister Friday as emergency workers extinguished the last flames from a plane crash in the capital and found still more bodies in the wreckage. The death toll climbed to at least 50, officials said.

October 20, 2007 | By EDDY ISANGO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Medical examiner speaks of pressure around boot camp teen’s death

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Intense pressure from then-Gov. Jeb Bush, civil rights activists and attorneys for a dead teen's parents did not influence the conclusions of the second autopsy on the boy, the doctor who performed it testified Friday.

October 20, 2007 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Federal project helps schoolchildren bike to school

DECATUR, Ga. - When Amy Lovell dropped off her son at school, she had to make sure the fifth-grader didn't leave without his french horn.

October 20, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush defends treatment of terrorism suspects, says US ’does not torture’

WASHINGTON - President Bush defended his administration's methods of detaining and questioning terrorism suspects on Friday, saying they are both successful and lawful.

October 20, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Rice orders overhauls of security practices for U.S. diplomatic convoys in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ordered an overhaul of U.S. Embassy security practices in Iraq, tightening government oversight of diplomatic convoys escorted by private security contractors following the Blackwater USA shooting incident in which 13 Iraqis were killed in Baghdad.

October 20, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/6

The year ahead could hold many wonderful opportunities for you. But in order to be totally successful with them, only the highest standards must be used. Do things in accordance with your lofty ideals at all times.

October 20, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Franklin, Waters honored with parties

Virginia Anne Franklin and Bill Waters were entertained both prior to and after their wedding, which took place at the bride's home on August 18, 2007.

October 20, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 10/6

Muriel Fox said, "Women and men have to fight together to change society - and both will benefit.... Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage."

October 20, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Library Literacy Program helps adults learn to read

At 55 years of age, many people dream of the day they will retire. Some make plans to travel and see the world. Still others in their golden years want to continue working in their careers.

October 20, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Dear Abby 10/5

DEAR ABBY: It has recently come to my attention that my doctor was married for almost 20 years and divorced his wife to marry a much younger woman. I am upset over this because I feel he just threw her away after she had four children with him.

October 19, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Myanmar junta chief willing to meet with opposition leader Suu Kyi — but with conditions

YANGON, Myanmar - Hoping to deflect outrage over images of soldiers gunning down protesters, Myanmar's hard-line leader announced Thursday he is willing to talk with detained democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi - but only if she stops calling for international sanctions.

October 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 10/5

George Herbert, a Welsh poet who died in 1633, said, "You must lose a fly to catch a trout."

October 19, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


BA hopes to avoid upset

According to the most recent Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Coaches Poll, Bulloch Academy is the king of the mountain in Class AA football and the Brentwood Eagles come to Statesboro tonight to try and knock them off.

October 19, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Aging Japan eyes cutting-edge robot technology to help senior citizens with routine tasks

TOKYO - If you grow old in Japan, expect to be served food by a robot, ride a voice-recognition wheelchair or even possibly hire a nurse in a robotic suit - all examples of cutting-edge technology to care for the country's rapidly graying population.

October 19, 2007 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Nation


House passes legislation making all contractors in Iraq subject to prosecution by U.S. courts

WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Thursday that would make all private contractors working in Iraq and other combat zones subject to prosecution by U.S. courts. It was the first major legislation of its kind to pass since a deadly shootout last month involving Blackwater employees.

October 19, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux

BERLIN - Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between East and West over the current crisis in Ukraine.

October 22, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer | World


Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

HURA, Israel - He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.

October 22, 2014 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press | World


Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 22, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports




A historic day for the Gators

As the regular season winds down and games become more important, every team wants a solid offensive threat that it can rely on.

October 21, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Bulloch girls win region title

DUBLIN - Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix finished first and second respectively to propel the Bulloch Academy girls' cross country team to the GISA Region 2-AAA championship Monday.

October 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Calls of SEC bias on the rise

Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.

October 21, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.

October 21, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Reeling Tech loses Laskey

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.

October 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech


For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

October 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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