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Better bug repellants studied

WASHINGTON - Researchers have identified seven possibilities for the next generation of mosquito repellant, some of which may work several times longer than the current standard-bearer, DEET. The next step: safety testing to make sure they're not harmful.

June 10, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


Mars lander prepares for digging mission

PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spent its first full day in the Martian arctic plains checking its instruments in preparation for an ambitious digging mission to study whether the site could have once been habitable.

June 10, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


Private psychiatrists offer free service to troops

WASHINGTON - Thousands of private counselors are offering free services to troops returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan with mental health problems - jumping in to help a military that doesn't have enough therapists.

June 10, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Tired of pricey gas, police pump up bike patrols

PITTSBURGH - Since even the long arm of the law can't rein in fuel prices, the long legs of the law are getting more exercise these days.

June 10, 2008 | By DAN NEPHIN Associated Press Writer | National


Iraqi army: 6 teens trained as suicide bombers

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi military on Monday displayed a group of weeping teenagers who said they had been forced into training for suicide bombings by a Saudi militant in the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq.

June 10, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN hopeful on getting aid to Myanmar survivors

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. officials expressed hope Monday they will soon be able to get help to more than 1 million cyclone survivors still waiting for food and shelter, if Myanmar's ruling junta keeps its promise to let foreign aid workers into the country.

June 10, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah has warning for Lebanon’s new government

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's new president got a red carpet welcome Monday, but was quickly thrust into the political thicket as Hezbollah's leader warned against any efforts to disarm his Iranian-backed guerrilla group.

June 10, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No breakfast for children because of aid cuts

KAMPONG SPEU, Cambodia - At dawn in a ramshackle elementary school in rural Cambodia, the children think of only one thing: their stomachs. They anxiously await the steaming buckets of free rice delivered to their desks.

June 10, 2008 | By KER MUNTHIT and MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


1-child policy has exceptions after China quake

BEIJING - Chinese officials said Monday that the country's one-child policy exempts families with a child killed, severely injured or disabled in the country's devastating earthquake.

June 10, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Trinity Presbyterian breaks ground on new gym

Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) broke ground on a new million-dollar gymnasium and classroom facility on Friday.

June 09, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Real Estate evolves in the Boro

(Note: The following is the first of two articles looking back at how the real estate industry changed through the years in Statesboro and Bulloch County. The next article will appear in next week's Business Monday section.)

June 09, 2008 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


Members of SEB, Statesboro bands earn rare honors

Statesboro High student Josh Sutcliffe has had a dream for a long time, and that dream is about to become reality. A dream of Southeast Bulloch High's Morgan Driggers also has come true.

June 08, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Police question Olmert again in corruption case

JERUSALEM - Police questioned Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday for a second time in a corruption case that threatens his political survival and Israeli efforts to advance fragile peace moves with Syria and the Palestinians.

June 07, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dalai Lama reaches out to non-Buddhists in UK

LONDON - Late-night revelers in London's pricey Mayfair district may see a light on if they amble past the London Hilton at 3:30 a.m. That's when the Dalai Lama rises for four hours of meditation, even when he is on the road.

June 07, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China contains radiation in quake area

PENGZHOU, China - Emergency crews worked Friday to secure 15 sources of radiation buried in the rubble of China's devastating earthquake, the government said as it evacuated thousands of survivors downstream from rivers dammed by landslides.

June 07, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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