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Judge stays ruling that tossed Iowa’s gay marriage ban, but 1 couple legally marries first

DES MOINES, Iowa - Two men sealed the state's first legal same-sex marriage with a kiss Friday morning, less than 24 hours after a judge threw out Iowa's ban on gay marriage and about two hours before he put the ruling on hold.

September 15, 2007 | By HENRY C. JACKSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ailing White House press secretary Tony Snow resigns, deputy Dana Perino taking his place

WASHINGTON - President Bush announced Friday that press secretary Tony Snow, who has waged a battle with cancer while manning the White House lectern, will resign and be replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino, on Sept. 14.

September 15, 2007 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Nation


U.S. says detainee assaults on Gitmo guards down 60 percent over last year

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Assaults on guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison dropped by more than 60 percent since last year as the camp tightened security and released dozens of prisoners, but mass disturbances nearly doubled, the U.S. military said in a new report.

September 15, 2007 | By BEN FOX Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/31

So far this week, we have looked at weak two-bids. What is the difference if the opening bid is at the three-level? The basic rule of thumb is that at the two-level, you promise a six-card suit, but at the three-level, you will have a seven-bagger -- one more trump equals one more trick.

September 14, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Man arrested on felony peeping tom charges

September 14, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Britt qualifies for reelection

September 14, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Astrograph 8/31

Some alterations you make in your lifestyle will be responsible for a major transformation in handling your affairs that will not only give you an advantage over competitors but bring you glory in the process.

September 14, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/31

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been together almost three years (minus five months separated). Whenever the subject of marriage comes up, he says, "... whenever YOU want to ask." In other words, he's putting the responsibility on me! I am old-fashioned when it comes to proposals, Abby. I think the man should ask.

September 14, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Attacks on lawmakers’ pet projects don’t quench the thirst for them

WASHINGTON - New ethics rules designed to cleanse spending bills of questionable pet projects have done little to quench lawmakers' thirst for them. Demand is up and the battle for them is as fierce as ever.

September 14, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report: Va. Tech could have saved lives by notifying students faster; parent calls for firings

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Tech's president, facing calls for his ouster, defended his university's response to the nation's deadliest school shooting, saying Thursday that officials couldn't have known the gunman would attack twice.

September 14, 2007 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press Writer | Nation


Justice Department investigating whether resigning Gonzales misled Congress

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department said Thursday it is investigating whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied or otherwise misled Congress last month in sworn testimony about the Bush administration's domestic terrorist spying program.

September 14, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: A few weeks ago, I started your diet to lose weight by eliminating flour and sugar. Initially, I lost 20 pounds, but lately I have not lost any additional weight. Could you please let me know what I can do to lose additional weight? I am 87 years old and do not walk. The only exercise I get is riding a recumbent bike four times a week. Each time I ride the bike, it takes approximately 20 minutes.

September 14, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 31

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.

September 14, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Most say US consumers, companies, government share blame for Chinese product safety problem

WASHINGTON - Most Americans say the United States itself bears at least some blame for the rash of unsafe products from China, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Thursday.

September 14, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report citing little political progress in Iraq draws criticism from White House, Pentagon

WASHINGTON - An independent assessment concluding that Iraq has made little political progress in recess months despite an influx of U.S. troops drew fierce pushback from the White House on Thursday and provided fresh ammunition for Democrats who want to bring troops home.

September 14, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Rising tide of debt, tough job market hurting college grads

The cost to attend college has risen sharply over the years. Not surprisingly, so has the number of college graduates with large amounts of debt.

July 05, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON and JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Interns | Local


Netherlands and Argentina move on to semis

BRASILIA, Brazil - This time for Argentina, it was less about Lionel Messi and more about the men behind him.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tour de France off and pedaling

HARROGATE, England - Mark Cavendish went down in a late crash. Marcel Kittel's hands went up in victory. And British royals who turned out for the Tour de France debut in England witnessed new signs of a changing of the guard among two of the world's top sprinters.

July 05, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Hurley retains lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.

July 05, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon

LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.

July 05, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports




6 arrested in 2 Bulloch County drug investigations

A total of six people - including one found hiding in a suitcase inside a closet - were arrested Friday in two separate investigations into drug sale or possession, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Blue Devils to be featured at Erk Russell Classic

With Friday night's Fourth of July celebrations fresh in the minds of local residents, it's hard to believe that in just 50 days the midair explosions of fireworks will be replaced with the pad-crunching hard hits of Statesboro High football.

July 04, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Navy vet takes lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.

July 04, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer back in finals

LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.

July 04, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Germany, Brazil first to advance into semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.

July 04, 2014 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tour de France gears up for UK start

LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.

July 04, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Gilliland takes poll for Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.

July 04, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Statesboro man arrested on drug sale charges

Officers arrested a man Thursday after he led them on a vehicle chase and eventually had to be subdued with a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


7 arrested on drug, weapons charges in Statesboro

Seven people - including a man who was shot during an attempted robbery Sunday evening - were arrested Thursday after officers responded to an apartment trying to find a man wanted for selling cocaine, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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