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After-tax incomes and spending show big gains

WASHINGTON - The millions of economic stimulus payments gave a massive jolt to household finances in May, sending after-tax incomes up by the largest amount in 33 years.

July 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Scruggs gets 5 years in prison in bribery scheme

OXFORD, Miss. - Richard ''Dickie'' Scruggs, the attorney who built his career by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer | National


Facebook to users: Let’s cut grammatical errors

NEW YORK - The online hangout Facebook is getting more serious about grammar. No more should users see jarringly incorrect declarations such as ''Debbie changed their profile picture.''

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask AP: Car buying incentives, European gas prices

Gas prices have long been sky-high in Europe. So given what's happened to prices at the pump in America recently, has a gallon of gas in Paris or Rome gone from expensive to ridiculous?

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Academics make startling finds as they sweep through untapped Nazi records

BAD AROLSEN, Germany - From prison brothels to slave labor camps, 15 scholars concluded a two-week probe Thursday of an untapped repository of millions of Nazi records, and hailed it as a rich vein of raw material that will deepen the study of the Holocaust.

July 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


British government: US Embassy in London owes millions in unpaid road tolls

LONDON - The U.S. Embassy in London has failed to pay more than $3.9 million in traffic congestion charges, according to figures published Thursday by Britain's foreign ministry.

July 11, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 6/27

DEAR DR. GOTT: My child suffers from constant ear infections, and we have been told he may require surgery to place tubes in his ears. I don't want to do this but hate to see him in so much pain. Are there any nonsurgical options?

July 11, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Rates on 30-year mortgages rise to 6.45 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose again this week, climbing to the highest level in more than nine months, reflecting more concerns about how the Federal Reserve will respond to higher inflation pressures.

July 11, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


UN drug chief: Insurgents complicating drug war

VIENNA, Austria - More than ever before, authorities waging the global war on drugs are up against real insurgents.

July 11, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - June 27

(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.)

July 11, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


High court affirms gun rights in historic decision

WASHINGTON - Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and bear arms.

July 11, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fragile economy improves but not out of woods yet

WASHINGTON - The fragile economy improved slightly at the beginning of the year and could grow a bit stronger in the current quarter as extra cash from tax rebates spurs people to buy more. Still, it's not out of danger yet.

July 11, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Rocket hits Israel, second violation of Gaza truce

JERUSALEM - Gaza militants fired two rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, further straining a shaky, week-old truce as Israel kept vital Gaza border crossings closed in response.

July 11, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Germany marks 60th anniversary of Berlin Airlift

BERLIN - Germany marked the 60th anniversary of the start of the Berlin Airlift on Thursday, celebrating an unprecedented undertaking that likely saved the city from falling to the Soviets and helped mend German-American wounds from World War II.

July 11, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paintball, crossing signals and debate - a potpourri column

This week is a bit of potpourri in the column category. I just had to get each of these little nuggets off my chest.

July 11, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


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BA boys win third consecutive region crown

Trifecta's have started to become a trend at Bulloch Academy.

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Big 12 with 5 teams on NCAA Tournament bubble

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Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

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Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican ...

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong ...

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




Portal boys fall in first round

Even after ending their regular season on a nine-game winning streak, it was the postseason that fouled up Portal's year as a whole.

February 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA boys roll on, girls prep for state playoffs

Just as they had in the regular season, the Bulloch Academy boys made easy work of Trinity Dublin by a 73-60 score in the region ...

February 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media ...

February 16, 2017 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press | Associated Press


New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

WASHINGTON - A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the ...

February 16, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press




Can pitching hurl Eagles to Omaha?

The Georgia Southern baseball squad was one of a handful of Eagle teams to see a bump in production in their second season competing in ...

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Column: Silver helps make it a weekend to celebrate for NBA

The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other ...

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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