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US, Iraqi forces open joint operation against al-Qaida in Iraq fighters

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military launched a countrywide offensive Tuesday against al-Qaida in Iraq's efforts to regroup and intensify suicide strikes on civilians who have sided with the Americans against the terror group.

January 23, 2008 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - January 9

(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.)

January 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Marines open testimony for inquiry into Afghanistan convoy shooting

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A former Marine testified Tuesday that he thinks Afghans were killed needlessly by his special operations unit after its convoy was attacked by a car bomb.

January 23, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Budget deficit inched up during last 3 months, congressional auditors say

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit inched up in the first quarter of the fiscal year, congressional budget estimators said Monday, as the growth in tax revenues slowed along with the softening economy.

January 23, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Supreme Court appears divided over drugs used in lethal injections

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has never outlawed a method of execution. The justices on Monday sounded skeptical about starting now.

January 23, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Chronic worrying increases your odds of a heart attack

WASHINGTON - Those Type A go-getters aren't the only ones stressing their hearts. Nervous Nelsons seem to be, too.

January 23, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Gold prices climb to new all-time record over $875 an ounce on rising oil prices

NEW YORK - Gold futures surged to an all-time high above $880 an ounce Tuesday as traders bet that rebounding oil prices would boost demand for the metal as a safe haven investment.

January 23, 2008 | By JACKIE FARWELL AP Business Writer | National


Survivor ’could hear people screaming’ after Utah bus wreck that killed 9 skiers

SALT LAKE CITY - Richard Scarborough was watching a movie on his laptop when he felt the bus skid off a curve and roll over. Then he heard the windows explode.

January 23, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


Autopsy performed on Ga. hiker’s body; authorities say other cases may be linked

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - An autopsy was performed Tuesday on the body of a hiker who was found after a drifter accused of kidnapping her told authorities where to look, officials said.

January 23, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


DA: Suspect makes plea deal in Ga. hiker case

DAWSONVILLE - A drifter who led police to the body of a missing hiker was charged with murder Tuesday after agreeing to assist investigators in exchange for an agreement they not seek the death penalty against him for her killing, authorities said.

January 23, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush warns Congress to reauthorize education law or he will make changes himself

CHICAGO - President Bush said Monday that if Congress doesn't reauthorize the No Child Left Behind education law, he'll make as many changes as he can on his own.

January 22, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | National


Two Navy fighter jets crash in Persian Gulf, pilots eject safely

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. Navy fighter jets plunged into the Persian Gulf Monday after a mid-air collision, but all three pilots were rescued safely, a top Navy commander said Monday.

January 22, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National


Frigid water recedes in flooded Nevada town as storms leave parts of West cold and dark

FERNLEY, Nev. - Water was receding Monday following the icy flood that poured into town from a rupture in an irrigation canal during a huge storm that pounded the West, but it was still a foot deep in some homes.

January 22, 2008 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


Pentagon: Iranian boats harassed U.S. Navy ships in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON - Iranian boats harassed and provoked three American Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, threatening to explode the vessels, U.S. officials said Monday, calling it the most serious such incident in years.

January 22, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | National


California autism cases continue to increase after removal of vaccine preservative thimerosal

LOS ANGELES - Autism cases in California continued to climb even after a mercury-rich vaccine preservative that some people blame for the neurological disorder was removed from routine childhood shots, a new study found.

January 22, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


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Texas family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS - Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened and Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.

October 02, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Nation


Narrow health networks: Many in Ga. upset as insurers exclude favorite providers

Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer.

October 02, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. school district moves 54 refugee students to separate program

GAINESVILLE - Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.

October 02, 2014 | By JENNIFER BROWN Gainesville Times | Local


Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON - One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

October 02, 2014 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Statesboro police seek sexual assault suspect

Statesboro police are seeking a man in connection to a reported aggravated sodomy assault that occurred just after 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

In addition to being one of the most electrifying players in the area, Claxton's Zach Grant has dealt with a bit more adversity than the average high school senior.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: SEB takes regular season finale

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Tourney time

Statesboro's softball team is in a bit of an unfamiliar position, but one they're glad to be a part of.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


SEC seeks offensive balance

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

October 01, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Patient told Texas hospital he was from Liberia

DALLAS - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.

October 01, 2014 | By DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD Associated Press | Nation


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