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Mortgage rates climb, disappointing would-be home buyers

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates, which had been sliding, went up this week, disappointing news to would-be home buyers.

December 28, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Poll: Most Hispanics say they’ve been hurt by immigration debate, fallout

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Hispanics say the immigration debate and Congress' failure to overhaul immigration laws has hurt them, and many fear deportation for themselves, a relative or close friend, a poll showed Thursday.

December 28, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | National


Foster a First-Team All-American

NEW YORK - Ricky Santos capped one of the most prolific college careers a quarterback has ever had with an All-America season.

December 27, 2007 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Georgia Southern


US lawmaker says North Korean nuclear cooperation with Syria probably not occurring now

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials on Wednesday suggested that any past nuclear cooperation between North Korea and Syria would not scuttle nuclear disarmament talks with Pyongyang, provided the Asian country proves no cooperation is happening now.

December 27, 2007 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | National


Oregon crews clear mudslide and wreckage but highway still blocked by water

PORTLAND, Ore. - A highway blocked by a landslide had been cleared of a soupy mixture of gravel, mud and trees Wednesday but it remained closed because water was still rushing across the pavement.

December 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | National


Pirates release Japanese tanker off Somalia, crew appear unharmed

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Pirates freed a Japanese tanker and its 22 crew members apparently unharmed off the Somali coast Wednesday, a U.S. Navy spokesman said. A man who claimed he was one of the pirates said a ransom was paid for the release.

December 27, 2007 | By MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Car bomb kills senior army general in tense Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - A car bomb attack killed one of Lebanon's top generals and his driver on Wednesday, putting even more pressure on the country's delicate political situation.

December 27, 2007 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | National


Government officials say Italy’s truck drivers have agreed to end protest

ROME - Italy's truck drivers agreed Wednesday to call off a protest that has blocked highways for three days, causing shortages of gasoline, medicines and perishable foods across Italy, government officials said.

December 27, 2007 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tens of thousands march in Athens as Greece grinds to halt in general strike

ATHENS, Greece - Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed central Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday as a general strike to protest government plans to reform the country's debt-ridden pension system brought Greece to a standstill.

December 27, 2007 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More than 50 Taliban killed after fleeing Musa Qala; 2 NATO soldiers killed in blast

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - More than 50 Taliban fighters who fled a key southern Afghan town were killed in a two-day battle as the militants tried to attack a nearby government center, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

December 27, 2007 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Canadian serial killer gets maximum sentence; life with no parole for at least 25 years

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (AP) - Convicted serial killer Robert ''Willie'' Pickton won't be eligible for parole for a minimum of 25 years, the maximum penalty allowed by law, a judge ruled Tuesday after hearing gripping testimony from victims' relatives.

December 27, 2007 | By DAN BURRITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Scientists: Energy source of the Northern Lights discovered — a stream of charged particles

SAN FRANCISCO - Scientists think they have discovered the energy source of auroras borealis, the spectacular color displays seen in the upper latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

December 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | National


Bosnian Serb general convicted, sentenced to 33 years for deadly siege of Sarajevo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Bosnian Serb general who ordered the relentless shelling, sniping and indiscriminate terror that rained down on Sarajevo during the final phase of a 44-month siege, was convicted of war crimes Wednesday and given a 33-year prison sentence.

December 27, 2007 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Judge rules lawsuits by cleared Central Park jogger attack suspects can proceed

NEW YORK - A judge gave a tentative go-ahead to lawsuits filed on behalf of five men wrongly convicted in the notorious 1989 Central Park jogger attack, tossing out some claims but allowing others to proceed against the city.

December 27, 2007 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Chilean judge sentences Catholic priest to recite psalms for traffic violation

SANTIAGO, Chile - A judge in southern Chile has sentenced a Catholic priest to recite seven psalms daily during three months as punishment for illegal parking.

December 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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Feb. 10 - James Walter Bland Jr., M.D., age 81, died last Friday evening after a long illness.

James Walter Bland Jr., M.D.

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Panthers fall in second round of Region 3-A tournament

SOPERTON - Portal put up a valiant effort in a 59-46 loss to Emanuel County Institute in the girls basketball GHSA region 3-A playoffs Tuesday afternoon.

February 09, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


On the Fringe - Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach ...

February 09, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Columnist | Sports


NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value ...

February 09, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a "sore loser" after the Super Bowl.

February 09, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


Register teen hopes to share God’s love, grace

Nineteen-year-old Cierra Crowe is taking a huge leap of faith. She is moving from Register to Kireka, Uganda, next week for the sole purpose of ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




A day in the sun

DENVER - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos ...

February 08, 2016 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch Academy once again on top of GISA world

In the weeks leading up to the GISA traditional wrestling championships, Bulloch Academy wrestling coach Andy Tomlin was reluctant to use the word "dynasty" when ...

February 08, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Lady Panthers stay alive with win in region tournament

MILLEN - With opposing teams keying in on Portal's leading scorers, Breyonna Raymond and Chandalier Morgan all season, the Lady Panthers needed a third threat ...

February 08, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled.

February 08, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sobe Nails creates an upscale experience

With Valentine's Day coming up Sunday, many of you are still looking for the perfect gift idea.

February 08, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


High school students work to honor those killed in Vietnam

AUBURN, Ala. - Each of the tens of thousands of names etched into the reflective granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., represents ...

February 08, 2016 | By KATHERINE HAAS Opelika-Auburn News | Associated Press


Truck driver charged after plowing into school bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler that struck a school bus in Statesboro on Monday morning has been charged with following too closely, according to Georgia ...

February 08, 2016 | By JIM HEALY and HOLLI SAXON jhealy@statesboroherald.com | Local


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