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High court rules for death-row inmates with low IQ

WASHINGTON - Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying only on intelligence test scores to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed.

May 28, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | World


California couple's buried gold coins go for sale

SAN FRANCISCO - A treasure trove of rare gold coins discovered by a California couple out walking their dog has gone on sale, with one coin selling for $15,000 on Tuesday.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Power plant becomes a model for cleaner operation

HOMER CITY, Pa. - A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act.

May 28, 2014 | By DINA CAPPIELLO and KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press | World


May 28 - Lori Marie Beaudoin, age 55, passed away May 23, 2014.

Lori Marie Beaudoin

May 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Red Sox win another

ATLANTA - Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run single during Boston's four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Tuesday night in the latest comeback following their longest losing streak in 20 years.

May 27, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM | Atlanta Braves - AP


Cobb Co. gives go-ahead for new Braves stadium

MARIETTA - Cobb County leaders on Tuesday approved seven agreements governing the Atlanta Braves' move and plans to build a new stadium.

May 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Triple Crown wants a new member

Patrice Wolfson is ready to give up her title as the co-owner of the last Triple Crown winner.

May 27, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Aussie Open champ Li Na eliminated in first round of action

PARIS - Much to her dismay, Li Na is familiar with this feeling.

May 27, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Deer hunters prepare with this summer checklist

Deer season is still several months away but if you plan on having a good chance to score a major kill this fall you need to make sure you have done everything possible this summer to increase your odds. The months of June, July, and August are critical to your preparation. Whether you lease or own the property on which you hunt there are some things to get done. There are also some things that you should have already done (like planting food plots) and it's not too late to do that but you need to get cracking. You ...

May 27, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Gators turning tail on FCS

DESTIN - Florida coach Will Muschamp wants to avoid playing teams from the Football Championship Subdivision.

May 27, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Withdrawal: Obama charts end to Afghan war by 2016

WASHINGTON - Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.

May 27, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Nation


Low-income apartment complex draws opposition in Statesboro

Gateway Development Corp. will apply for tax credits to build a low-income apartment complex on Lester Road despite neighborhood opposition and a lack of endorsement by the city of Statesboro, Gateway Development President Thomas Ward said last week.

May 27, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


North Dakota tornado prompts safety discussion

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - No sirens or local alert system warned an RV park housing workers in North Dakota's oil patch about a Memorial Day tornado that injured nine people and damaged or destroyed 15 trailers.

May 27, 2014 | By JAMES MacPHERSON and JOSH WOOD Associated Press | Nation






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Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | World


Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE Associated Press | World




US declares wood storks no longer endangered

TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


Astros avoid sweep, pound Braves

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.

June 26, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


A rude welcome back to action for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US survives, advances despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Schools chief apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

PHOENIX - Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

June 26, 2014 | By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press | World


Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON - The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil.

June 26, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | World




New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Facing friends and foes

RECIFE, Brazil - When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.

June 25, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi, Neymar lead all scorers

RIO DE JANEIRO - The race for the World Cup golden boot turned into a Barcelona battle Wednesday as Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 win over Nigeria and match Neymar's tournament-leading four goals in three games for Brazil.

June 25, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


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