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House Speaker Pelosi meets Syria’s Assad despite Bush objections

DAMASCUS, Syria - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with Syria's leader Wednesday despite White House objections, saying she pressed President Bashar Assad over his country's support for militant groups and passed him a peace message from Israel.

April 19, 2007 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Plan for New Mexico’s spaceport is up the air

UPHAM, N.M. - Billionaire Richard Branson looks at a bleak and featureless expanse of the New Mexico desert and sees the perfect spot on which to build the future - a $198 million launch complex that would blast paying tourists into space.

April 19, 2007 | By ALICIA CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Catching on

The Georgia Southern Eagles returned to the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek for their final practice of the week on Wednesday, and - with players' jerseys still inside out and tape still covering the logos of the coaches' hats – the wide receivers continued to learn about the "Hatch Attack."

April 19, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Georgia Southern


Iran to free 15 captive British sailors and marines; Blair expresses ‘profound relief’

TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defused a growing confrontation with Britain, announcing the surprise release of 15 captive British sailors Wednesday and then gleefully accepting the crew's thanks and handshakes in what he called an Easter gift.

April 19, 2007 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/5

George Burns said, "If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it."

April 19, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


McCabb ties it, Thorman wins it

PHILADELPHIA - Two games. Two comeback victories for the Atlanta Braves.

April 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Police Report - April 5

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 19, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Bridge 4/4

An unknown person said, "A single fact can spoil a good argument."

April 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


AOTW: Rocker shooting his way to top

Mark Rocker is striving to play golf at the next level. If he continues to play the way he's been playing this season, that dream may become a reality.

April 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Shots fired inside CNN headquarters complex in Atlanta; 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

ATLANTA - A domestic dispute erupted in gunfire at CNN's headquarters complex Tuesday, killing a woman and critically wounding the man who first pulled a gun, authorities said.

April 18, 2007 | By MARYANN MROWCA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have yearly mammograms and last year had to go back in for an additional one, followed by an ultrasound. Fortunately, all they found was a cyst.

April 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/4

A number of new interests and involvements are likely to be in the offing for you. Fresh, previously unavailable opportunities could develop in areas that can lead to your advancement.

April 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/4

DEAR ABBY: Within the last two months, my dear 75-year-old friend, "Margery," lost her 51-year-old daughter and her 29-year-old granddaughter to cancer. (They were mother and daughter.)

April 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


NGA breaks BA

After a perfect game on Saturday night, the Bulloch Academy Gators (5-11, 2-3) looked to get something started against Nathaniel Green Academy, but the visitors were too much for BA as they dropped an error-filled Tuesday afternoon game 12-3 to the Patriots.

April 18, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Police Report - April 4

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 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


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Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

ATLANTA - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

August 21, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | World


George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | World




Braves blow lead, streak over

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Mason gets his big chance

ATHENS - Hutson Mason finally has the job he wanted all along.

August 20, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Youth leads Falcon defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets out to prove last season was no fluke

Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.

August 20, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Browns will start Hoyer, sit Manziel

BEREA, Ohio - Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.

August 20, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

NEW YORK - The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.

August 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND - Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON - The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region as the administration weighed sending even more American troops to Iraq.

August 20, 2014 | By LARA JAKES AP National Security Writer | Nation


Have You Seen This? Inspirational Little League coach speech

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A Rhode Island Little League coach had a team of disappointed kids when they were eliminated from tournament play, but his speech is one for the very best of books.

August 20, 2014 | | Hot topics


Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

CLAYTON, Mo. - As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.

August 20, 2014 | By JIM SUHR | Nation


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