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Roadside bomb strikes Iraqi military convoy during show of force in Basra

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb struck an armored vehicle carrying an Iraqi commander and a senior defense official Wednesday as they entered a Shiite militia stronghold that has seen some of the fiercest fighting in the southern city of Basra.

April 17, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 scientific teams find ’double whammy’ gene tied to smoking dependency, inability to quit

WASHINGTON - Scientists say they have pinpointed a genetic link that makes people more likely to get hooked on tobacco, causing them to smoke more cigarettes, making it harder to quit, and leading more often to deadly lung cancer.

April 17, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


18 states going to court to force EPA to respond to Supreme Court ruling on global warming

BOSTON - Officials of 18 states are taking the EPA back to court to try to force it to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush administration for inaction on global warming.

April 17, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Sleepy Alaska town’s first slayings since 1996 awaken residents’ fears, confusion

SITKA, Alaska - Not much new happens in this sleepy little southeast Alaska fishing community, and the locals seem to like it that way.

April 17, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


FBI: Man accused of trying to bring explosives on plane wanted to show off bomb-making skills

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Jamaican accused of trying to check a bag containing pipe bomb-making materials onto a plane told the FBI he wanted to show friends how to build explosives like he saw in Iraq, according to documents released Wednesday.

April 17, 2008 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: BA's Son shining for Gator tennis

When thinking of a star tennis player, the image that comes to mind is average height and build with a exceptional backhand.

April 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Dear Abby 4/3

DEAR ABBY: I was offended by your response to "True Love Texan" (Jan. 18) when he asked about loving a woman with multiple personality disorder. MPD is also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Individuals with DID have survived severe childhood abuse. The way they coped was to split into different personalities. DID can be treated through intense psychotherapy, which attempts to integrate the personalities into one.

April 17, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


GOP-backed county judge ousts Wisconsin’s first black justice in nasty Supreme Court race

MADISON, Wis. - A little-known county judge has narrowly defeated a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice with a law-and-order message and a barrage of third-party ads in a race that will go down as one of the state's nastiest.

April 17, 2008 | By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: SEB sweeps mid-week meet

BROOKLET - With Saturday's annual Plankenhorn Invitational looming, Southeast Bulloch picked up two big wins Wednesday in a five-team meet.

April 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Dear Abby 4/2

DEAR ABBY: I just made the biggest career mistake of my life. I was working for a wonderful company. Then a former co-worker told me about a management position opening at the agency she went to work for. I thought it would be my golden opportunity for advancement. I submitted my resume and, after two interviews, got the job.

April 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ga. police say 3rd-graders plotted to attack teacher; brought broken steak knife, handcuffs

WAYCROSS - Police say a group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward.

April 16, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Newly found parachute not from D.B. Cooper, says man who provided the skyjacker’s chutes

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A recently discovered parachute could not have been used by D.B. Cooper in 1971, says the man who packed the four chutes that were given to the mysterious skyjacker.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


China accuses Tibet independence groups of planning to attack with ’suicide squads’

BEIJING - China has branded the Dalai Lama a ''wolf in monk's robes'' and his followers the ''scum of Buddhism.'' It stepped up the rhetoric Tuesday, accusing the Nobel Peace laureate and his supporters of planning suicide attacks.

April 16, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Possible US-Russia deal this weekend may include limits on missile defenses in Europe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Scrambling to seal a missile defense deal this weekend, the U.S. is offering guarantees to assure the Russians the system isn't a European military threat aimed at them.

April 16, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


City Council votes to put off signing of agreement for wireless grant

The city council voted Tuesday to put off for a month the signing of an agreement with VC3, a technology consulting firm putting together a business plan for the deployment of a wireless system in Statesboro.

April 16, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


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SE Bulloch pounds Johnson in doubleheader

SEB's rampage through their region slate continued Tuesday afternoon, and this doubleheader was the ugliest contest yet for the Yellow Jackets.

March 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia's Smart expects QB Fromm to push Eason this spring

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart wants Georgia's 18 returning starters on offense and defense to feel the heat of competition this spring.

March 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the ...

March 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA - The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.

March 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Accelerated executions in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day ...

March 21, 2017 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press | Associated Press




Eagles fall just short at Schenkel

The Georgia Southern men's golf team woke up Sunday morning with a 7-stroke lead as it prepared for the final round of action at ...

March 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hawks can't notch road win at Hornets

March 20, 2017 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links

WASHINGTON - The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James ...

March 20, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Who's the happiest?

OSLO, Norway - If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat.

March 20, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN and DAVID KEYTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Flight Factory officially taking off Saturday

Jerome Davis will cut the ribbon Saturday on the much anticipated Flight Factory Entertainment Center located at 158 East Parrish Street.

March 20, 2017 | | Local


Statesboro Realtors attend Legislative Day in Atlanta

Several Realtors from Statesboro Board of Realtors gathered alongside hundreds of their fellow Georgia Realtors for a day of advocacy and education at the Georgia ...

March 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local






Blueberry, peach crops hit hard by late-season freeze

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches ...

March 20, 2017 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Local


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