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Ecoterror group may have torched mansions

WOODINVILLE, Wash. - Three seven-figure dream homes went up in flames early Monday in a Seattle suburb, apparently set by eco-terrorists who left a sign mocking the builders' claims that the 4,000-plus-square-foot houses were environmentally friendly.

March 18, 2008 | By ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE Associated Press Writer | National


Eagle athletes earn Southern Conference honors

Georgia Southern's Melissa Laliberte was tabbed the Southern Conference's pitcher of the week Monday.

March 18, 2008 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Frank Rozier, Andy Hart earn ag honors

The Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District, which is made up of Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans, Screven and Tattnall counties, hosted its 57th Annual Awards Banquet to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to soil and water conservation.

March 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bush declines to promise that more troops will return from Iraq before he leaves office

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush declined Saturday to repeat promises made by others in his administration that more U.S. troops will return home from Iraq than scheduled before he leaves office.

March 16, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Armenia declares state of emergency after election protests turn violent

YEREVAN, Armenia - Armenia's president imposed a state of emergency Saturday after police used tear gas and fired shots into the air to disperse demonstrators protesting alleged fraud in last month's presidential election.

March 16, 2008 | By AVET DEMOURIAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli strikes kill 50 in Gaza as militants send off barrage of rockets

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli troops, tanks and aircraft targeted Gaza militants bombarding southern Israel with rockets and mortars Saturday, killing 50 Palestinians in the deadliest day of fighting in Gaza since Hamas seized control in June.

March 16, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democrats seeking Bush’s impeachment settle for contempt citations

WASHINGTON - House Democrats really didn't expect the Justice Department to present their contempt citations against two of President Bush's top aides to a federal grand jury for prosecution.

March 16, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Letter: New power fees need PSC explaining

Editor:

March 16, 2008 | | Letters To The Editor


Ga.’s retired black police battle for lost pension benefits; need to change state constitution

ATLANTA - A ''whites only'' sign was still hanging on the precinct house water fountain in 1964 when James Booker joined the suburban College Park police force. He soon learned it wasn't the only thing off limits to Georgia's new black recruits.

March 16, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Pentagon says divorce rate remained unchanged despite stresses on military couples

WASHINGTON - The divorce rate in the armed forces held steady last year at 3.3 percent, a surprising finding given the stress that marriages are under during persistent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

March 16, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health care providers protest as auditors take closer look at Medicare bills

WASHINGTON - In coming weeks, private audit companies will begin scouring mountains of medical records. Their mission: Determine if health care providers erred when billing Medicare and require them to return any overpayments to the federal government. The auditors will keep a tidy percentage for their services.

March 16, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush asks Congress to end prescription drug sales on the Internet

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Saturday urged Congress to pass legislation aimed at ending illegal sales of highly addictive prescription drugs on the Internet, citing a growing number of fatal overdoses.

March 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Letter: Our need for 'hope' draws many to Obama

Editor:

March 16, 2008 | | Letters To The Editor


Letter: Mr. Boyum, you try to be a teacher

Editor:

March 16, 2008 | | Letters To The Editor


Iraqi court throws out conviction of American whose case is pending at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - An American held in Iraq by the U.S. military has had his conviction and death sentence overturned by an Iraqi court, the man's American lawyer said Friday.

March 16, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Streb shoots 63 to tie with Jimmy Walker for PGA Championship lead

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Falcons' Coleman to get bigger workload

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Quinn wanted to take an up-close look at Devonta Freeman as a receiver, so the Falcons coach tried to cover the running ...

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Lawler, Woodley fight for welterweight title at UFC 201

The UFC can hang an "under new management" sign on the octagon.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wade excited to join hometown Bulls

CHICAGO - When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took ...

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Refugees run long, inspiring road to Rio's world stage

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - They were used to running barefoot on baking ground. They were raw, untrained. All eager.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


CDC: 'Zika is now here'

MIAMI - Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn ...

July 29, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY and KELLI KENNEDY | Associated Press


Atlanta's Olympics: 20 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city ...

July 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports writer | Local


Portal Elementary principal arrested in sex sting

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul David Hudson was arrested Thursday night in Effingham County, charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation. The Effingham County ...

July 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




BA back in action

July 28, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA; Johnson stumbles

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed ...

July 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Jones pulled from Falcons' first practice with minor injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons were cautious on the opening day of training camp Thursday, pulling star wide receiver Julio Jones out of practice ...

July 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Tormenta's Ericson named to All-Eastern Conference team

Members of the inaugural South Georgia Tormenta FC squad have made their way back to their respective collegiate and club teams, but Thursday brought one ...

July 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Altherr makes big return in first game back for Phillies

ATLANTA - Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves ...

July 28, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Clinton promises 'steady hand'

PHILADELPHIA - Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in ...

July 28, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press | Associated Press


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