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Polish foreign minister accuses Russia of blackmail in opposition to US missile shield plan

WASHINGTON - Poland's foreign minister Radek Sikorski on Thursday accused Russia of blackmail for making threats aimed at derailing plans to allow the U.S. to install missile defense interceptors on Polish territory.

February 15, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bid on prime public airwaves auction exceeds $4.6 billion, triggers open access provision

WASHINGTON - A bid on the largest portion of public wireless airwaves, now being auctioned by the federal government, reached $4.7 billion on Thursday, triggering a provision to allow any device or software to work on that spectrum.

February 15, 2008 | By DIBYA SARKAR AP Business Writer | National


Polish foreign minister accuses Russia of blackmail in opposition to US missile shield plan

WASHINGTON - Poland's foreign minister Radek Sikorski on Thursday accused Russia of blackmail for making threats aimed at derailing plans to allow the U.S. to install missile defense interceptors on Polish territory.

February 15, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Consumer spending slows abruptly in December, turning in weakest growth in 6 months

WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months while applications for unemployment benefits soared last week, two more signs the economy is weakening.

February 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, January 31.

February 15, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Army suicides rise as much as 20 percent, report says

WASHINGTON - As many as 121 Army soldiers committed suicide in 2007, a jump of some 20 percent over the year before, officials said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senior al-Qaida commander al-Libi, 1 of U.S. most wanted, killed

CAIRO, Egypt - Abu Laith al-Libi, a top al-Qaida commander in Afghanistan who was blamed for bombing a base while Vice President Cheney was visiting last year, has been killed, according to a militant Web site.

February 15, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Back from Darfur, George Clooney takes on new role as UN messenger of peace

UNITED NATIONS - In his new role as U.N. messenger of peace, George Clooney was playing himself.

February 15, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Court orders new trial in Wis. ’shaken baby syndrome’ case

MADISON, Wis. - An appeals court Thursday threw out the conviction of a woman imprisoned for shaking a baby to death and ordered a new trial, saying the latest research into ''shaken baby syndrome'' might prove her innocence.

February 15, 2008 | By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Bush says lawmakers leave nation vulnerable by holding up eavesdropping law

LAS VEGAS - Sternly prodding Congress, President Bush said Thursday that lawmakers are jeopardizing the nation's safety by failing to lock in a government eavesdropping law.

February 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Drifter pleads guilty, sentenced to life in death of hiker

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - Gary Michael Hilton was sentenced Thursday to life in prison - with possibility of parole in 30 years - after pleading guilty to murder in the beating-death of a young woman hiker in the north Georgia mountains.

February 15, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Police say Ohio nurse accused of rape abused 14 patients

SANDUSKY, Ohio - A nightshift nurse charged with raping a partially paralyzed nursing home patient abused 13 other patients, including many who could not communicate, at health care centers since the mid-1980s, authorities said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


The Measure of a Nation: In the American presidency, myth and reality a potent combination

EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the first story in ''The Measure of a Nation,'' a yearlong series of multimedia story packages about the American presidency and the 2008 elections as seen through the prism of the culture, not the candidates.

February 15, 2008 | By TED ANTHONY and RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer | National


Whirlpool to close Tenn., Mexico plants, affecting 1,250 workers

DETROIT - Whirlpool Corp. is closing plants in Tennessee and Mexico, affecting a total of 1,250 workers, the appliance maker announced Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JEFF KAROUB AP Business Writer | National


No delays as new ID rules requiring proof of citizenship take effect at U.S. border

HIGHGATE, Vt. - Motorists passed easily through border checkpoints Thursday as tougher identification standards for U.S. and Canadian citizens went into effect without the backups and confusion some travelers had feared.

February 15, 2008 | By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer | National


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Up With People: Meet the cast, part 1

About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24-31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rogers-McCombs

Mr. Bruce Rogers and Ms. Camille Rogers of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Faith Rogers of Savannah, to Ricky McCombs, son of Mr. Richard McCombs and Ms. Katherine McCombs.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings




Statesboro Force win big at USBA tournament

It was just four years ago when the Statesboro Force Youth Basketball team started. The organization believed in mentoring kids in the Bulloch County community and started with just two teams.

July 25, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cardinals slide by 1-0

ST. LOUIS - Pinch-hitter Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Carlos Martinez outdueled former teammate Shelby Miller as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Saturday night.

July 25, 2015 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Bring the world home

Families in Statesboro have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes next month when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Statesboro, the fourth stop on their 2015 fall world tour.

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun purchase

LAFAYETTE, La. - John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used.

July 25, 2015 | By RAY HENRY, JAY REEVES and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Art, monument or embarrassment?

ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?

July 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Remains found in lake may be man missing since '72

SAWMILLS, N.C. - Forty-three years ago, Pamela Shook Kolbe's father went out one night for a date and never came home. Now, her family may finally have a chance to bury him after a discovery at the bottom of a lake.

July 24, 2015 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Gunman opens fire in Louisiana theater

LAFAYETTE, La. - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday.

July 24, 2015 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


NASCAR drivers adjusting to new rules package at Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing.

July 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Holloman: Braves' attitude a big change in 2015

This season, the Atlanta Braves roster has been a proverbial rotating door of players. It's honestly hard to keep up with the latest roster moves and free agent signings.

July 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Atlanta Braves


FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors.

July 24, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

LA TOUSSUIRE, France - Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn't expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the road.

July 24, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man charged with child molestation

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a man Thursday who they say had inappropriate involvement with a juvenile.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


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