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Senate passes bill to help insurance industry in event of terrorist attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Friday to extend for seven years a post-Sept. 11 law guaranteeing federal help for the insurance industry in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack.

December 11, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Helium-powered air balloon crashes after snagging power line in Iowa; 2 killed

HAMPTON, Iowa - A helium-powered balloon hit a power line and crashed onto a north-central Iowa farm field on Friday, killing two men and injuring a third, a sheriff said.

December 11, 2007 | By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wild turkeys visit NY town for Thanksgiving, leave single-file before dinner

GREENLAWN, N.Y. - Fifteen wild turkeys strutted into a suburban hamlet on Thanksgiving Day and then left just in time to avoid dinner.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Woman, 73, proceeds with hair appointment after crashing into salon in Soldotna, Alaska

SOLDOTNA, Alaska - A woman on her way to hair appointment crashed her car through the hair salon.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Oregon cowboy crosses country on horseback to show real America and share its stories

FREDONIA, Kan. - When rancher Bill Inman decided to show there's more to America than the gloom-and-doom on the nightly news, he hopped on his horse and started riding.

December 11, 2007 | By CARL MANNING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Shoppers blitz stores as holiday shopping season kicks off

ATLANTA - Bleary-eyed shoppers stormed Georgia stores on Friday to ring in the official start of the holiday shopping season as retailers counting on hordes of shoppers unleashed a blitz of sales.

December 11, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Legendary Holocaust hero accused of swindling 93-year-old neighbor in Florida; he denies it

PALM BEACH, Fla. - In Eastern Europe during World War II, young Aron Bielski and his three older brothers mounted what was, by most accounts, the biggest armed rescue of Jews by Jews during the Holocaust.

December 11, 2007 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/21

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Leon" for a few months. He is smart, cute, ambitious, caring, a great kisser and has a fantastic sense of humor. The problem? He gives new meaning to the phrase, "Got milk?"

December 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Mistrial declared in case of prominent bird watcher who killed cat that hunted threatened bird

GALVESTON, Texas - The trial of a prominent birdwatcher accused of animal cruelty for shooting a cat ended in a mistrial Friday after jurors couldn't reach a verdict.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a minister who serves an entirely retired congregation of nearly 1,000. As you could well understand, the issue of pain is a primary concern to many of my parishioners.

December 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - November 23

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.

December 11, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


Amelia Bedelia to make appearance at Statesboro library Saturday

Everybody's favorite mixed-up maid, Amelia Bedelia, will make a special appearance at the Statesboro Regional Library on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. to help our community celebrate Children's Book Week, Nov. 12-17.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Scientists in Japan, US report stem cell breakthrough from human skin; no embryos needed

NEW YORK - Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

December 11, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Nation


After prayers, Georgia gets rain, but not enough to ease drought; storm injures 9 in Tenn.

ATLANTA - A storm system crashed through the Southeast and brought up to an inch of rain in parts of drought-stricken Georgia, but forecasters said the storm likely did little to ease the state's historic drought.

December 11, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Claxton to host Black Elected Officials 2008 Conference

The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference, a Thursday until Saturday event, in Claxton next October.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Braves' win streak ends with 3-1 loss to Arizona

ATLANTA - Alex Wood's plan was to make sure he didn't let Paul Goldschmidt beat the Braves.

July 06, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

July 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

LONDON - Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday.

July 06, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports




Braves rack up 9th consecutive victory

ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning.

July 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the Associated Press' interview with Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue. Part three will run in Tuesday's print edition of the Statesboro Herald.

July 05, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Should teachers be armed?

School superintendents in Bulloch and Evans counties say they prefer to rely on law enforcement response instead of arming teachers or other school employees. But now that state law allows it, school officials in Effingham County might take a look.

July 05, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


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


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