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Michelle Obama charms queen away from protocol

LONDON - Michelle Obama's meeting with Queen Elizabeth II began with a handshake and ended in a hug.

The first lady arrived Wednesday with President Barack Obama. After separate meetings on the eve of the G-20 summit, the couple attended an evening reception for world leaders hosted by the queen.

April 02, 2009 | JENNIFER QUINN Associated Press Writer | World


Fla. man is 1st US citizen charged in UBS probe

MIAMI - A Florida yacht company accountant became the first U.S. citizen Thursday to be charged in the government's investigation into wealthy citizens who hid assets from tax collectors in the Swiss bank UBS AG.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Steven Michael Rubinstein, 55, of Boca Raton appeared in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale on charges of filing a false tax return. He was ordered held until a hearing next week.

April 02, 2009 | TAMARA LUSH Associated Press Writer | World


Dow jumps above 8,000 for first time in 2 months

NEW YORK - Investors dove into stocks on Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials above the 8,000 mark for the first time in nearly two months.

Market indicators surged more than 4 percent in late afternoon trading following an accounting rule change that could strengthen banks' balance sheets and fresh efforts by world leaders to fight the financial crisis.

April 02, 2009 | MADLEN READ AP Business Writers | World


Admiral says war veterans will suffer for years

NEW YORK - Homelessness, family strains and psychological problems among returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will persist in the U.S. for generations to come, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday.

"This is not a 10-year problem. It is a 50- or 60- or 70-year problem," Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a lunchtime audience at the Hudson Union Society, a group that promotes nonpartisan debate.

April 02, 2009 | ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | World


G-20 gives $1 trillion to fight global crisis

LONDON - World leaders pledged $1.1 trillion in loans and guarantees to struggling countries and agreed Thursday to crack down on tax havens and hedge funds - but failed to reach sweeping accord on more stimulus spending to attack the global economic decline.

At the end of a highly anticipated one-day gathering, leaders of the Group of 20 nations said they would upgrade an existing financial forum to serve as an early warning monitor to flag problems in the global financial system.

April 02, 2009 | JANE WARDELL AP Business Writer | World


Signs recession nears bottom, but layoffs persist

WASHINGTON - New signs that the recession could be nearing a bottom emerged Thursday, as factory orders were far better than expected and the Dow industrials surged over 8,000 for the first time in two months.

The Commerce Department said orders for manufactured goods rose 1.8 percent in February, reversing six straight monthly declines and easily beating estimates of another drop. Other economic indicators came in better than expected Wednesday, including construction spending and pending home sales.

April 02, 2009 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | World


Prep Sports Blitz: Plankenhorn, baseball weekend previews

April 02, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Taste of the Town - Millhouse Steak House

Taste of the Town - April 1, 2009

April 01, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Taste of the Town


Police Report - April 2

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.

April 01, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Girl Scouts make flags for soldiers; Pet Idol winners

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 1, 2008

April 01, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


G-20 protesters break into Royal Bank of Scotland

LONDON - G-20 protesters clashed with riot police in central London on Wednesday, breaking into the heavily guarded Royal Bank of Scotland and smashing its windows. Nearly two dozen people were arrested.

Some 4,000 anarchists, anti-capitalists, environmentalists and others clogged the streets of London's financial district for what demonstrators branded "Financial Fool's Day." The protests were called ahead of Thursday's Group of 20 summit of world leaders, who hope to take concrete steps to resolve the global financial crisis that has lashed nations and workers worldwide.

April 01, 2009 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | World


Automakers post steep US sales drops for March

DETROIT - March proved to be another dismal month of steep declines for U.S. auto sales, as low consumer confidence and job uncertainty kept buyers away from showrooms.

General Motors Corp. led the slide with a 45 percent U.S. sales plunge compared with a year earlier, while Ford Motor Co. reported a 41 percent drop. Sales at Toyota Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC both dropped 39 percent, while Honda Motor Co. reported a 36 percent decline.

April 01, 2009 | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON AP Auto Writer | World


19-year-old charged with statutory rape of 14-year-old girl

Statesboro Police arrested a 19-year-old man they said had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl in a local restaurant's bathroom.

March 31, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - The Easter Bunny, Boro Business: Carrot production

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 31, 2008

March 31, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


The Eagles Nest: Henton at the helm; GSU-Northeastern preview

The Eagles Nest for Friday, September 12

March 31, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest


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UTA rolls past Georgia Southern

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GS Ladies no match for UT Arlington

ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington women's basketball team avenged an earlier season Sun Belt Conference loss to Georgia Southern, picking up a 70-49 victory ...

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US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. - In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another ...

February 22, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


Deep divisions over arming teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an ...

February 22, 2018 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia Southern walk-on tryouts to be named for Edwin Jackson

Georgia Southern head football coach Chad Lunsford announced Thursday that the walk-on tryouts for the program moving forward will be named in honor of Edwin ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Blue Devils ready for second round of state

The Statesboro Blue Devils were able to rebound from the region championship loss to New Hampstead as they knocked off Bainbridge 55-35 in the opening ...

February 22, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Statesboro girls charging into new season

Last season, the Statesboro girls soccer team nearly won its region and easily secured a spot in the Class AAAAA state tournament. This time around ...

February 22, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Feb. 22 - Ms. Hedy Louise Bridges Bachman, age 68, died Monday, February 19, 2018, at East Georgia R

Ms. Hedy Louise Bridges Bachman

February 21, 2018 | | Obituaries


Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

MONTREAT, N.C. - As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years ...

February 21, 2018 | By RACHEL ZOLL and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press




Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

PARKLAND, Fla. - Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but ...

February 20, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, JOSH REPLOGLE and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of ...

February 20, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Juveniles charged in church vandalism

Five juveniles were arrested Monday after members of an Ellabell church found chaos and destruction to the church property.

February 20, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Feb. 20 - Mrs. Emma Lou Harrell Crider Aughinbaugh, age 98, of Douglas, passed away Saturday evening

Mrs. Emma Lou Harrell Crider Aughinbaugh

February 19, 2018 | | Obituaries


Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on ...

February 19, 2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press | Associated Press


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