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Thai farmers look to bats as free, flying food

BAAN TOOM, Thailand - While movie fans the world over rave about the new Batman film, the only stir bats are causing in this poor farming village is in a cooking pot.

August 02, 2008 | By JERRY HARMER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 7/19

English philosopher Thomas Hobbes said, "Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another."

August 02, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/19

If your objectives are clearly defined in the year ahead, the probabilities for achieving success are better than usual. Know where you want to go, what you want to do and how you plan to get there, and your chances are excellent.

August 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Citigroup posts $2.5B loss, but beats expectations

NEW YORK - Citigroup has become the latest big bank to assuage Wall Street's worries about the financial sector, posting a $2.5 billion second-quarter loss that was smaller than the market expected.

August 02, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Immigrant’s beating death exposes tensions in Pa.

SHENANDOAH, Pa. - Luis Ramirez came to the U.S. from Mexico six years ago to look for work, landing in this town in Pennsylvania's coal region. Here, he found steady employment, fathered two children and, his fiancee said, occasionally endured harassment by white residents.

August 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | National


Many ills found at Chicago jail, nation’s biggest

CHICAGO - A federal investigation of the nation's largest single-site county jail has uncovered serious sanitation and medical care problems, as well as violence against prisoners who clashed with guards or failed to follow commands, officials said.

August 02, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Fla. keeps gator farms full by culling wild nests

IN THE EVERGLADES, Fla. - It's 7 a.m. in the marsh, and like some sort of cigar-chomping swamp cowboy, biologist Lindsey Hord is about to reach for something that could cost him a few fingers - or worse - if he's not careful.

August 02, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Tiny bug threatens California citrus industry

FRESNO, Calif. - Border agents have stepped up searches and hundreds of traps have been placed on the California-Mexico line in an aggressive campaign to stop a tiny bug from bringing in a disease farmers say could wipe out the $1.3 billion citrus industry here.

August 02, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National


Parachutist lands in band at Fort Riley ceremony

FORT RILEY, Kan. - A parachutist went off course Thursday at the start of a military review and dropped feet-first into the 1st Infantry Division's band, injuring three players.

August 02, 2008 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer | National


US, Iraq seek ‘general time horizon’ on troop cuts

WASHINGTON - The United States and Iraq have agreed to seek ''a general time horizon'' for deeper reductions in American combat troops in Iraq despite President Bush's once-inflexible opposition to talking about deadlines and timetables.

August 02, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 7/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 78-year-old woman in good health. Recent laboratory blood tests were normal. However, during a routine fecal occult test, blood was found in all three slides. I followed the instructions carefully, so there was no possibility of contamination. My gastroenterologist then performed a colonoscopy, endoscopy and a capsule endoscopy. All three procedures proved negative.

August 02, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/19

DEAR ABBY: Our son "Sean" is 20 and has been going with a girl 2 1/2 years older than he is. I'll call her "Taryn." When we first met Taryn we liked her very much. She was chubby, and Sean told us she was on a diet. We found out later Taryn was 5 1/2 months pregnant.

August 02, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Several teenagers injured in Utah bus crash

PANGUITCH, Utah - A tour bus went off a state highway near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, landing upside down in a creek bed and catching fire Thursday.

August 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Army to shoot live pigs for medical drill

HONOLULU - The Army says it's critical to saving the lives of wounded soldiers. Animal-rights activists call the training cruel and outdated.

August 02, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Iranian FM says he expects agreement with Washington on interest section, direct US flights

ANKARA, Turkey - Iran's foreign minister said Friday that he expects weekend talks with the United States to produce agreements on opening an American diplomatic outpost in Tehran and restoring direct flights between the two nations.

August 02, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Falcons' 'Trader Tom' Dimitroff on hunt for more draft deals

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Thomas Dimitroff seemed surprised by the suggestion he might not try to make a bold move up from the Falcons' No. 31 ...

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most feared ...

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Benefit to help infant with rare brain condition

Elizabeth "Kate" Hall entered the world on Aug. 30, 2015, and Margaret Hall, Kate's mom, remembers thinking, "Kate is the epitome of a perfect ...

April 25, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff

SEOUL, South Korea - In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had ...

April 25, 2017 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press | Associated Press


Artificial womb offers hope for tiniest preemies

WASHINGTON - Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely ...

April 25, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


5th Annual 180 Wars winners announced

180 Fitness recently held their 5th Annual 180 Wars. 180 Wars is a friendly competition held for 180 members to demonstrate their endurance, power and ...

April 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned




New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

NEW ORLEANS - A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday ...

April 24, 2017 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and GERALD HERBERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Forestry official: Okefenokee fire could burn for 6 months

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for the next six ...

April 24, 2017 | | Local


3 killed in shooting at Savannah home

SAVANNAH - Police said a shooting involving gang members left three people dead early Monday inside a home in Savannah, ending the longest streak in two ...

April 24, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Global warming may mean more active Americans

WASHINGTON - Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a ...

April 24, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - LaQuinta rebranded as Eagles Nest Inn

Earlier this year, local hotelier Andy Bhula rebranded his LaQuinta Inn located off the bypass at 225 Lanier Drive, to Eagles Nest Inn.

April 24, 2017 | | Local


Huling joins Citizens Bank of the South’s lending team

Kevin A. Harrison, Bulloch County president and corporate executive vice president of Citizens Bank of the South announced recently the hiring of Matthew S. Huling ...

April 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local






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