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Official acknowledges flawed drug test in Jonesboro, Ark., school shooter weapons trial

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A state crime lab chemist returned to the witness stand for a second day Tuesday as a trial resumed for a man who served time for a deadly 1998 school yard ambush and now faces federal charges that could return him to prison for a decade.

February 13, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


McCain beats Romney in tight Florida Republican primary; Giuliani, Huckabee trail

MIAMI - Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Detroit mayor names replacement after chief of staff’s resignation over steamy text messages

DETROIT - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick named a new chief of staff Tuesday, a day after the woman who previously held the post resigned amid allegations that she and the mayor lied under oath about an affair.

February 13, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


A Who’s Who of the Federal Reserve policymakers who hold power over your pocketbook

WASHINGTON - The men and women who hold considerable sway over your money sit on the Federal Open Market Committee, whose interest-rate decisions ripple through the economy. A look at this year's voting members, now immersed in a two-day policy meeting:

February 13, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Justice Dept. blocking probe of US attorneys’ firing, federal agency says

WASHINGTON - The head of a federal inquiry into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys claims the Justice Department has impeded his investigation.

February 13, 2008 | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Winter storm causes more chaos in China, with bus crashes, blackouts, train delays

GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers desperate to get home for the Chinese New Year shivered in the cold under a sea of umbrellas outside train stations Tuesday, as the worst winter storms in half a century paralyzed China.

February 13, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Snowstorm smothers West, closing schools, closing roads and leaving thousands without power

BOISE, Idaho - Heavy snow pummeled Western states from Washington to Arizona, closing schools and government offices, causing widespread havoc on roads and even shutting down one ski resort.

February 13, 2008 | By SIMON SHIFRIN Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence registers sharp drop in January on concerns about job market

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence fell sharply in January on worries over deteriorating business conditions and a weakening job market, a business research group said Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | Washington


Bill to end Islamic head scarf ban at Turkish universities raises secular fears

ANKARA, Turkey - A bill that would lift a decades-old ban on women wearing head scarves at universities was submitted to parliament on Tuesday, worrying secular Turks who fear the government is raising the profile of Islam.

February 13, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | World


Standard & Poor’s index shows home prices dropping at record pace in November

NEW YORK - U.S. home prices plunged by a record 8.4 percent in November, marking two years of slowing returns, according to a key index released Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE AP Business Writer | National


Diplomat says US pushing Pakistan to fix ‘‘serious distortions’’ before elections

WASHINGTON - A senior Bush administration official said Tuesday that the United States is pushing Pakistan to fix ''serious distortions'' ahead of Feb. 18 parliamentary elections.

February 13, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain, Romney vie for momentum in Florida Republican presidential primary

MIAMI - John McCain and Mitt Romney clashed in a hard-fought Florida primary on Tuesday, seeking campaign momentum before the race for the Republican presidential nomination turns into a nationwide delegate struggle on Feb. 5.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


In Germany, 75th anniversary of Hitler’s elevation to chancellor overlooked but not forgotten

BERLIN - The 75th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's elevation to German chancellor on Wednesday is one the country would prefer to forget, but the ignominious event that ultimately led to the deaths of millions remains part of the nation's weighted history.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID RISING and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press Writer | World


Sharpshooters target deer within sight of homes in crowded N.J. county across from New York

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - On a hilltop with breathtaking views of New York's skyscrapers, sharpshooters perched in trees took aim Tuesday at white-tailed deer, a species that is being crowded out of one of the country's most densely populated areas.

February 13, 2008 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-Sony Pictures attorney and wife sentenced in forced labor of Filipino maid

LOS ANGELES - A former Hollywood studio attorney and his wife have been sentenced for abusive treatment of their Filipino maid in a case federal prosecutors said ''amounts to modern-day slavery.''

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON - The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

September 23, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press | World


Georgia Southern Theatre presents 'Race; a Play'

The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University kicks off its 2014-2015 season Wednesday with David Mamet's "Race; a Play" in the Center for Art & Theatre's Black Box Theatre.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A 'Band Blast' at Southeast Bulloch

Seven high school marching bands from around southeast Georgia will be at Southeast Bulloch High School Saturday for the inaugural "Band Blast."

September 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


BA looking to stay fresh despite 11 game slate

The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.

September 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Georgia begins run of 7 SEC games with Tennessee

ATHENS - Coming off a game that was little more than a glorified scrimmage, Georgia is getting serious again.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


What's next for Braves in GM search?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Outdoor Life: Rule No. 1 is safety first

The fall hunting season is rolling along with squirrel, dove and archery deer hunting seasons already in full swing and firearms season for deer just around the corner.

September 23, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Ryder Cup: an uneven ledger in Europe's favor

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.

September 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Woman dies in I-16 wreck

A Sandersville woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 16.

September 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid in scholarships

Georgia Southern University alumnus and famed country singer Luke Bryan will visit the region during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field on Wednesday, Oct. 8, near Claxton. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will provide scholarships for Georgia Southern students.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON - Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

September 22, 2014 | By PETE YOST and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Jim Hull: Retail future is promising in Statesboro

The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

September 22, 2014 | | Business


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