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Factory orders rise by largest amount in 4 months

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories jumped in November by the largest amount in four months. The increase was driven by higher petroleum prices and was not viewed as a sign of any newfound strength in manufacturing.

January 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


IRS updates rules protecting info taxpayers give preparers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax preparers will have to make the fine print a little less fine and obtain customer consent for offshore work under new Internal Revenue Service rules aimed at giving taxpayers greater control over private information.

January 18, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Northcentral Pennsylvania congressman announces retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. John Peterson, a vocal opponent of interstate tolling and leading congressional advocate for rural America, announced his retirement on Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | National


Veteran prosecutor tapped by Justice Department to oversee CIA tapes investigation

WASHINGTON - For the high-profile, politically charged investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, the Justice Department is turning to a low-profile, politically independent prosecutor.

January 18, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Today in History - January 2

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2008. There are 364 days left in the year.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 1/2

On this deal Italian Giorgio Duboin won the prize for the best defense of 2007 from the International Bridge Press Association. Take his East hand in a point-a-board event, where overtricks are very important. (On every board, if your team scores more points than your opponents, you get one point. A tie gains half a point; a loss, zero.)

January 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Rep. Lantos announces retirement due to cancer of esophagus

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Lantos, a California Democrat and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election this year because he has cancer of the esophagus.

January 17, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/2

Both success and advancement can be realized in the year ahead, but you must be prepared to pay the price. Conditions that are beyond your control could create much more hard work than you anticipate.

January 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


For third year in a row, Atlanta airport is nation’s busiest

ATLANTA - For the third year in a row, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has retained its title as the nation's busiest airport in terms of flights, according to preliminary government data released Wednesday.

January 17, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Crude oil hits record $100 a barrel

NEW YORK - Crude oil prices soared to $100 a barrel Wednesday for the first time, reaching that milestone amid an unshakeable view that global demand for oil and petroleum products will outstrip supplies.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


California sues EPA over greenhouse gas regulations; 15 other states expected to join its suit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, challenging the Bush administration's conclusion that states have no business setting emission standards.

January 17, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Even in hospitals, shock treatment delayed for cardiac arrest in one-third of cases

NEW YORK - Just because you're in the hospital doesn't mean you'll quickly get treated if your heart stops beating. About one-third of patients don't get a potentially live-saving shock within the recommended two minutes, a new study found.

January 17, 2008 | By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | National


School closings from Maine to W.Va. as more snow falls; some areas set records in December

CONCORD, N.H. - Snow fell across parts of New England for the third day in a row Wednesday, adding to last month's record accumulations and closing schools.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Worries about housing, credit and financial problems drove Fed to cut rates in December

WASHINGTON - Worsening problems in the housing, credit and financial markets drove the Federal Reserve to do an about-face in December and slice its key interest rate yet again with the hope it would help bolster an economy that was losing speed, according to meeting minutes made public Wednesday.

January 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Priest, a friend of Pa. casino owner, accused of perjury, alleged to have lied about mob ties

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Roman Catholic priest was arrested on perjury charges Wednesday, accused of lying about his relationship with a mobster in testimony to a grand jury investigating a casino owner's possible ties to organized crime.

January 17, 2008 | By PETER JACKSON Associated Press Writer | National


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Concerns with government

(Note: The following is the first of two columns from Bulloch County resident Ruth Green outlining her concerns with some county government issues. The next column will run in Sunday's Statesboro Herald.)

August 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Turning to the channel of life

I was listening to good old 91.1, the public radio station, and heard about something I found hard to believe. Hold that thought for just a minute. Trying to find a decent show on television can be a heartbreaker at times. There are so many of those so-called reality shows on these days and I have a very difficult time wondering why anyone would watch them.

August 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Autonomy granted

INDIANAPOLIS - The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

August 07, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Portal's Thomas ready to tackle all challenges

PORTAL - The 2013 football season began with Trent Thomas trying to make a name for himself with his new Portal Panther teammates.

August 07, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Falcons' backup QBs in spotlight vs. Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.

August 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

WASHINGTON - The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, a U.S. health official said Thursday.

August 07, 2014 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Ebola: Emory gets chance to save lives, educate

ATLANTA - A roomful of reporters and TV cameras tracked every word that Emory physicians said at a Friday news conference preceding the arrival of two Americans stricken with Ebola.

August 07, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West

MOSCOW - Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.

August 07, 2014 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | World


Prosecutor says Pistorius lied on stand

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial said Thursday in closing arguments that the athlete repeatedly lied during testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

August 07, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - They were leaders of Cambodia's infamous Khmer Rouge, the fanatical communist movement behind a 1970s reign of terror that transformed this entire Southeast Asian nation into a ruthless slave state - a place where cities were emptied of their inhabitants, religion and schools were banned, and anyone deemed a threat was executed.

August 07, 2014 | By TODD PITMAN and SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press | World


Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

HONOLULU - Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.

August 07, 2014 | By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press | Nation


August 7 - Jon Maxwell Middleton died Monday, August 4, 2014.

Jon Maxwell Middleton

August 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Last chance to ‘Fill the Bus’ for children in need

For a number of years, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County has conducted the annual back-to-school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Group hopes to build park in Ga. toddler's memory

MARIETTA, Ga. - People across the country who want to memorialize the late 22-month-old Cooper Harris have created a fundraising campaign online to build a park in his memory.

August 06, 2014 | By HILARY BUTSCHEK The Marietta Daily Journal | Local


How does Ebola virus spread and can it be stopped?

LONDON - As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Typically, outbreaks of the disease have been in other parts of the continent, not in West Africa.

August 06, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Local


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