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Army begins testing soldiers’ brains before sending them to Iraq

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky - Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button quickly to measure response time.

October 04, 2007 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Harvard student, new mom, denied extra time for breastfeeding during medical licensing exam

BOSTON - A judge rejected a Harvard student's request Wednesday for extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she could pump breast milk for her infant daughter.

October 04, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Thousands of bees escape after truck carrying 465 beehives overturns on Montana highway

BILLINGS, Mont. - Thousands of bees got loose when the truck carrying their hives ran off a highway and overturned near a Montana community, the Highway Patrol said.

October 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Officials fine man for carrying dead snakes, birds in his luggage on international flight

ATLANTA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has fined a man $800 for flying dead snakes and birds inside his luggage from South Korea to Atlanta.

October 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 9/19

Today's deal occurred during a pair game in Beijing. Why is that apposite?

October 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


James gives Braves jolt

ATLANTA - The Braves may be done with scoreboard watching, but the batting race could keep them entertained.

October 04, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sheriff’s Deputy: Man shoots self while driving and runs off road

A Statesboro man found dead Saturday first appeared to be a victim of an automobile accident, but investigations and crime lab reports later determined his death to be suicide.

October 03, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Federal Reserve slashes interest rate by a half-point; market soars

WASHINGTON - In a bold strike, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by a half point on Tuesday - the first cut in over four years - and left the door open to further relief to prevent a painful housing slump and jarring credit crunch from driving the country into recession.

October 03, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Elderly Americans at highest risk for suicide, but few prevention programs target their needs

Not long after 72-year-old Anne Beale Golsan had retired on disability from her job as a librarian, she put a stack of paid bills out for the mail, hung up a freshly pressed outfit and taped a note to the front of the house.

October 03, 2007 | By SARAH SKIDMORE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Five hot spots named where languages are threatened

WASHINGTON - When every known speaker of the language Amurdag gets together, there's still no one to talk to.

October 03, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP NewsBreak: State Department inspector general target of congressional probe

October 03, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Braves keep hope alive with third straight

ATLANTA - Atlanta scored all its runs on two-out singles and the Braves used seven pitchers to beat the Florida Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday night.

October 03, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Prosecutors file charges against O.J. Simpson, including kidnapping, in armed robbery at hotel

LAS VEGAS - Prosecutors filed formal charges Tuesday against O.J. Simpson, alleging the fallen football star committed 10 felonies, including kidnapping, in the armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors in a casino-hotel room.

October 03, 2007 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dole recalls salad mix in latest E. coli scare; bags distributed in U.S., Canada

SAN FRANCISCO - A package of Dole salad mix that tested positive for E. coli has triggered a recall in at least nine states, prompting new produce fears almost exactly a year after a nationwide spinach scare.

October 03, 2007 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | Nation


AOTW: Coles carrying the load for SCHS

Travis Coles isn't a flashy back by any means.

October 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


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Yellow Jacket drill squad seeks big finish to season

BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch High School will send its baseball, soccer, and track teams into competition throughout the rest of the spring in search of region and state recognition, but one of the school's most prestigious and highly decorated squads will wrap up its 2014 campaign this weekend.

March 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Federal agency says college athletes can unionize

CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


A guide to the NCAA's regionals

Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn't possibly top itself, it happened again.

March 26, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB's high-tech replay room opens Sunday

NEW YORK - After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.

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


Scouts restore flagpole veteran lost to vandals

One Saturday morning last November, Leland Riggs, 97, a veteran of the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, was surprised and saddened to find his American flag and its 20-foot pole missing from his front yard. A landmark to neighbors, Riggs' lighted flag is flying again through the efforts of Boy Scouts of Troop 342.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: 2 fraudulent checks cashed at banks

One person cashed two fraudulent checks for more than $9,000 total, and another person tried to cash one for more than $1,900, Statesboro police said.

March 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Local foundation’s grants fund twists on teaching

Ten mini-grants will buy a total of six iPads at three Bulloch County schools, enable cartoon-based learning on two campuses and fund a Georgia history field trip, a lunchtime book club, a school play, a motivational speaker and the Whoville Shopping Village.

March 26, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU program seeking host families for international students

The students come from all over the world and arrive at Georgia Southern University without knowing a single person in the area. These international students are here to study and learn, but often find themselves feeling lost and alone.

March 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets

NEW YORK - When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city's more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

March 26, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | World


3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World


Dodgers top spender, ending Yanks' 15-year streak

NEW YORK - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press | World


March 25 - Mrs. Annie Lou “Lula” Jarrell Calhoun, age 90, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Syl-View H

Mrs. Annie Lou "Lula" Jarrell Calhoun

March 25, 2014 | | Obituaries




DeWayne Grice: No health insurance? ACA can help

Despite what you continue to see in the national news, the Affordable Care Act has brought about many positive changes to our health care system – especially for small business owners.

March 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


The Fritz era begins

Willie Fritz uses a voice recorder to take notes as he watches practice.

March 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


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