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Could you win the National Spelling Bee? Take the quiz!

The Scripps National Spelling Bee wrapped up on May 29, naming two competitors as co-champions for the first time since 1962. Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old New Yorker, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old Texan, battled for five perfect rounds before the tie was announced.

June 03, 2014 | By GRANT OLSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Seeking God? There's an app for that

Carrying leather-bound copies of scripture to church is so 20th century, a recent study indicates, and experts predict a continuing shift from print to palmtop device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

June 03, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER | Faith


Did Catholics just beat out Satanists at Harvard?

Satanism has shared national headlines this week with one of the country's most illustrious and highly acclaimed schools, Harvard. And it's caused quite a reaction from religious leaders and faith bloggers as well.

June 03, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


Can you rely on Social Security?

Social Security is too popular to ever be allowed to go away, at least that's what CBS News' Steve Vernon thinks.

June 03, 2014 | By JJ FEINAUER Deseret News National | Hot topics


6 tips to feel less depressed as a parent

Feeling in control of life can lead to more confidence, family happiness, and overall satisfaction. Here are 6 tips to help you manage your feelings.

June 03, 2014 | By SCOTT HINTZE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Father's Day gifts from the heart, not the wallet

On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.

June 03, 2014 | By SHANNON SYMONDS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

WASHINGTON - Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.

June 03, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | World




McNeal sworn in as Bulloch County clerk of courts

Heather Banks McNeal choked up a bit after being sworn in as the new Bulloch County clerk of courts.

June 02, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Questions loom over Bergdahl-Taliban swap

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military curbed any high-risk rescue plans. But the U.S. kept pursuing avenues to negotiate his release, recently seeking to fracture the Taliban network by making its leaders fear a faster deal with underlings could prevent the freedom they sought for five of their top officials, American officials told The Associated Press.

June 02, 2014 | By KEN DILANIAN and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Nation


WWII vet beats obstacles to visit France for D-Day

ATLANTA - A 94-year-old man who fought for the U.S. in World War II is heading to France for D-Day ceremonies, a journey he nearly wasn't able to make because he didn't have the proof of his citizenship needed to get a passport.

June 02, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The season that was in Statesboro and Bulloch County

The Top 5 stories of the prep sports season.

June 02, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Nadal just keeps winning

PARIS - Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open.

June 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rookies La Stella, Simmons give boost to Braves

ATLANTA - The Braves received a needed boost from two players recalled from the minors last week.

June 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


In The Pits: Selfies can't fix attendance woes

CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Larson lingered near his car waiting for the race to begin at Dover International Speedway when British television presenter Cherry Healey joined him on the concrete. Kneeling next to a rear tire, Healey snapped a selfie with NASCAR's newest star.

June 02, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR - AP


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Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers every week

There are thieves stealing billions of dollars in America who are not robbers targeting convenience stores or banks. They are not thugs pointing guns and grabbing cash at gas stations. The billions stolen are part of "wage theft," and the culprits in the workplace are employers, not employees.

June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL De GROOTE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Bad statistics that stop people from having kids

Why are fewer people getting married and having children today? Why do those who have children have fewer of them? Why are more and more choosing to have no children at all?

June 25, 2014 | By LINDA and RICHARD EYRE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Suarez draws more biting criticism

NATAL, Brazil - Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble and facing a long ban after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup group game.

June 24, 2014 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Standout results in Brazil fuel CONCACAF ambitions

RIO DE JANEIRO - Success for North and Central American teams in Brazil is fueling the region's ambitions for future World Cups.

June 24, 2014 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal struggles, survives first round

LONDON - Chasing a shot to his right, Rafael Nadal slipped and tumbled to the Centre Court turf. He popped up, raced across the baseline to get back into the point, and later capped the 14-stroke exchange with a backhand passing winner.

June 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Déjà vu all over again

MIAMI - LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word.

June 24, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Woods set to make return

BETHESDA, Md. - About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around.

June 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Summer fishing on the Georgia coast

Summer is here and there are lots of salt water options along the Georgia coast in the coming month. Whether you want to fish inshore or offshore there are plenty of charters going out every day from Savannah to St. Mary's. Got your own boat and some skills of your own? Got the itch to go it alone? June and July are great months to see what you are made of. There will be a variety of willing fish showing up in the next thirty days and there is something out there to suit every style and taste. Before ...

June 24, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Georgia Southern welcomes QB Garrett into the fold

Freshman quarterback Monteo Garrett enrolled in classes at Georgia Southern on Monday and will join the Eagles on scholarship as a part of the 2014 recruiting class, an official in the athletics department confirmed Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Vampin' Gamer with Timothy Webb: 'Outlast' will have you jumping out of your seat

I don't think I've ever genuinely been scared while playing a horror video game, but Red Barrels got it right when they designed the first-person survival horror game "Outlast," a game that literally had me jumping out of my seat during gameplay. Not only is the game downright scary, but it's entertaining as well.

June 24, 2014 | By TIMOTHY WEBB twebb@connectstatesboro.com | Entertainment News


Notable Notions with Linsay Rudd - Get behind Team USA

I don't know much about soccer. No hands, two goalies, lots and lots of running - that's about the extent of my knowledge.

June 24, 2014 | By LINSAY C. RUDD lrudd@connectstatesboro.com | Entertainment News


Top 3 films at box office are sequels

NEW YORK - The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

June 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Entertainment News


Professor Profile

Charles Harter is an accounting professor at Georgia Southern University who does his best to ensure all his students achieve the highest levels of success of which they are capable.

June 24, 2014 | By QUANIQUA EPPS Contributing writer | Entertainment News


Student Spotlight

Jacarmen James is a rising senior at Georgia Southern University who believes that doing things for others will help him prosper in the long run.

June 24, 2014 | By QUANIQUA EPPS Contributing writer | Entertainment News


There's plenty to do around here

I like Proverbs for several reasons: I learn something new every time I read it; the sayings are wise and easily understood; the glory of young men is in their strength, but the beauty of old men is their gray hair and great legs; grandchildren are the crown of the aged and that's why we had children. I realize that I have taken a few liberties so give me some slack.

June 24, 2014 | Rev. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


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