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Longest-held political prisoner freed in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, journalist Win Tin, was freed Tuesday after 19 years behind bars and vowed to continue his struggle to achieve democracy in the military-ruled country.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Girl’s hand reattached after jump rope accident

LOS GATOS, Calif. - A 6-year-old girl is recovering after surgeons reattached her left hand, severed when it was caught in a loop of jump rope that had snagged on the axle of her mother's car.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bush: world must stand united against terrorism

UNITED NATIONS - President Bush, who once warned that the United Nations was endanger of becoming irrelevant, said Tuesday that multinational organizations are now ''needed more urgently than ever'' to combat terrorists and extremists who are threatening world order.

October 08, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan: Abducted Europeans located in Sahara desert

ABU SIMBEL, Egypt - Sudan on Tuesday said it knows the location of 11 Europeans tourists and their kidnappers on its territory, but has no immediate plans for a rescue operation.

October 08, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iranian president blames US for market collapse

UNITED NATIONS - Iran's president blamed U.S. military interventions around the world in part for the collapse of global financial markets ahead of his speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly.

October 08, 2008 | By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Interpol wants to help Afghans track militants

KABUL, Afghanistan - When the Taliban engineered a prison break in the southern city of Kandahar in June, nearly 900 inmates escaped but not a single one had been fingerprinted or photographed.

October 08, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Calif. tribe fears losing land if dam is raised

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. - The federal government is considering enlarging a dam to boost the state's water supply, which would flood what little land remains above water where a Native American tribe had fished and farmed for centuries.

October 08, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


Google phone to cost $179, debut Oct. 22

NEW YORK - The first cell phone running Google Inc.'s mobile software looks something like Apple Inc.'s iPhone and has a large touch screen, but it also packs a trackball, a slide-out keyboard and easy access to Google's e-mail and mapping programs.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Michael Guido 'improving' after fall

Dr. Michael Guido, renowned evangelist from Metter, "is improving" after a recent fall in which he injured his head. Staff at Guido Gardens in Metter say "he is still very weak, but is trying to walk around his home for exercise every day."

October 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police: Man arrested after sexually assaulting GSU student

A man police said sexually assaulted a woman at Eagle Villas is behind bars without bond.

October 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Last tree-sitters come down from Calif. redwoods

SCOTIA, Calif. - After more than 20 years of protests, the last two people living in the giant redwoods of Northern California were climbing down for good, convinced by the new owners of the forest that the ancient trees would be spared from the saw.

October 08, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Pa. ex-coroner gets probation over 911 password

LANCASTER, Pa. - A former county coroner received probation Tuesday for giving newspaper reporters the password to a restricted 911 Web site, and the judge who handed down the sentence accused the journalists of violating their professional ethics.

October 08, 2008 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer | National


Soldiers guard and teach students at school in DMZ

TAESUNGDONG, South Korea - Inside the barbed-wire walls of Korea's Demilitarized Zone, schoolchildren in the hamlet known as ''Freedom Village'' competed Tuesday in foot races and showed off their traditional drumming skills.

October 08, 2008 | By JEAN H. LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - One Book, One Community Library Event; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, September 23, 2008

October 08, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - September 24

(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.)

October 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Homeless population on the rise

LOS ANGELES - The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people ...

December 07, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press


Local author releases latest works

Kevin D. Brady, a self-published author from Statesboro, recently released his 10th book.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




All eyes on running backs in Falcons-Saints showdown

ATLANTA - If you like running backs, you've come to the right game.

December 06, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


GSU moves graduation inside

Due to rain in the forecast for Friday's fall graduation, Georgia Southern announced Wednesday ceremonies would be moved from Paulson Stadium to three separate ...

December 06, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




3 Eagles make second team of All-Sun Belt squad

December 05, 2017 | sunbeltsports.org | Sports


Bulloch Academy splits with Westminster

Oh what a difference a year makes.

December 05, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Russian flag won't fly at Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics - just not with their anthem playing or their ...

December 05, 2017 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Georgia's quail hunting, population, on the decline

Georgia's bobwhite quail season has begun and that is the best news I can give you. The sport is one of the finest outdoor ...

December 05, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


CDC: ‘Moderate’ flu season in Georgia

Even though the holiday season is in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control said it's not too late to get a flu shot.

December 05, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


SACS greenlights GSU-Armstrong consolidation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges gave its approval Tuesday for the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University ...

December 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




More coaching changes for Eagles

Georgia Southern AMR

December 04, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Falcons can't afford any more slip-ups as they face Saints

ATLANTA (AP) - If the Atlanta Falcons are going to make another run at the Super Bowl, there's no room for any more slip-ups.

December 04, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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