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Is it time to put down the cellphone?

I was taking a walk recently and noticed two teenage girls sitting together on a porch of a house. It seemed like a normal scene of two friends spending time with each other. However, as I drew closer I realized that, even though they were inches apart, they were not paying attention to each other. They were both staring at the screens of their respective smartphones.

May 30, 2014 | By RICHARD DAVIS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Understanding the Social Security spousal benefit

As they approach retirement, many people are unaware that they may be eligible for spousal benefits through Social Security. Essentially, a spousal benefit means someone can receive a monthly Social Security payment based on the work record of a qualifying spouse.

May 30, 2014 | By FLINT STEPHENS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Relationship conflict may be linked to early death, study says

A Danish study says that relationship conflicts involving family, friends and even neighbors may be linked to premature death.

May 30, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


The effects of alcoholism on a family

"There's nothing wrong with drinking. We're only having fun."

May 30, 2014 | By MAYRA BITSKO Deseret News National | Hot topics


Anxious parents often have anxious children, study shows

Anxiety disorders are common in children, and new research shows they may be partially hereditary.

May 30, 2014 | By EMILY HALES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Shinseki resigns amid veterans' health care uproar

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

May 30, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press | Nation


Statesboro-Bulloch CST arrests man wanted in several counties

A man whom authorities say was wanted for offenses ranging from probation violations to selling marijuana in several counties was arrested Thursday after officers responded to a large gathering of people at The Cove apartments, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

May 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


4 ways people are finding happiness

How are people finding happiness?

May 30, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics




Red Sox walk it off, sweep four-game series from Braves

BOSTON - Chris Johnson's throwing error from third base allowed Jackie Bradley Jr. to score from second with none out in the ninth inning, giving the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves for their fourth straight win after a 10-game skid.

May 29, 2014 | By DOUG ALDEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Heat, Pacers readying for Game 6

MIAMI - By now, Lance Stephenson's list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James' ear, interrupted a Miami Heathuddle and got caught flopping for the second time.

May 29, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


SEC coaches turn to network, schedules for help

DESTIN, Fla. - New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has some ideas about raising the profile of men's basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

May 29, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA tourney begins for Georgia Southern

The Georgia Southern Eagles know plenty about third-seeded Kennesaw State, because the teams play every year.

May 29, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


McIlroy roars to top at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Whether it's his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he's on top of his game.

May 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nadal wins, looks to the future

PARIS - Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Statesboro connection to the newly crowned king of Spain

Headline news stories across the globe recently touted the abdication of Spain's 76-year-old King Juan Carlos and the ascension to the thrown by his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe. Of interest to local residents, however, might be Statesboro's connection to the newly crowned king of Spain.

June 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


B.J. Upton powers Braves past Phillies 3-2

PHILADELPHIA - An offensive funk sent the Phillies to a four-game sweep by the Atlanta Braves.

June 29, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

WASHINGTON - Congress is wildly unpopular.

June 29, 2014 | By CONNIE CASS Associated Press | World


Police: 9 shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city's always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.

June 29, 2014 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | World


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Farmers market Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is that time during the year when so many of the things I hold dear culminate - summertime, family, fireworks, all-American food, tradition, pride. Whether it's on the front porch of the family cabin or beneath the sky on a blanket by the ocean, year after year, l revel in celebrating our nation's independence.

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First 'longest' railroad started in Savannah

Note: The following is one of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Change is possible only through God

A regular perusal of news outlets is enough to show that our world is in a mess, to put it mildly. Of course, this is nothing new. Political agendas, personal desires and worldly viewpoints always have made improving human relationships an uphill battle.

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

PHILADELPHIA - Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.

June 29, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

LOS ANGELES - NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

June 29, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press | World


Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

June 29, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports




Serena a step slow in 3rd-round Wimbledon loss

LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.

June 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Low profile, big accomplishment for USA's Beasley

SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.

June 28, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.

June 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Brazil wins, advances with shootout

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.

June 28, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


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