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Bird-plane collisions may pass 10,000, a first

WASHINGTON - Reports of airplanes hitting birds and other wildlife have soared in the year since a stricken US Airways jet landed in New York's Hudson River, and the government's tally for last year could reach or even exceed 10,000 for the first time.

Serious accidents are climbing at a faster rate than minor incidents.

January 12, 2010 | By JOAN LOWY and TED BRIDIS Associated Press Writer | World


Some fear Kan. ruling may spur abortion violence

WICHITA, Kan. - A judge's decision to allow a confessed killer to argue that he believes the slaying of one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers was a justified act aimed at saving unborn children has upended what most expected to be an open-and-shut first-degree murder case.

Prosecutors have challenged the ruling that allows Scott Roeder to tell a jury that the fatal shooting of Wichita doctor George Tiller was voluntary manslaughter. A Tuesday hearing is scheduled to allow Roeder's defense attorneys to respond.

January 12, 2010 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Mark McGwire finally admits using steroids

NEW YORK - Finally willing to talk about the past, Mark McGwire sobbed and sniffled, giving the missing - and unsurprising - answer to the steroids question.

Ending more than a decade of denials and evasion, McGwire admitted Monday that steroids and human growth hormone helped make him a home run king.

January 12, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Writer | World


Israel snubs Turkish ambassador in public

JERUSALEM - Israel publicly snubbed Turkey's ambassador over his country's persistent criticism of the Jewish state, with a government official refusing to shake the envoy's hand and making him sit on a lower seat at a meeting.

Turkey's ties with Israel have been strained by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's fierce criticism of the Jewish state's use of force against Palestinians.

January 12, 2010 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | World


November trade deficit increases to $36.4 billion

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit jumped to the highest level in 10 months as an improving U.S. economy pushed up demand for imports. However, exports rose as well, boosted by a weaker dollar, supporting the view that American manufacturers will be helped by a rebounding global economy.

The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the trade deficit jumped 9.7 percent to $36.4 billion in November, a bigger imbalance than the $34.5 billion deficit economists had forecast.

January 12, 2010 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | World


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January 12, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


US poll: Black optimism up; Hispanics wary on race

WASHINGTON - One year after the election of President Barack Obama, black optimism about the United States has surged, while Hispanics have become more skeptical about race relations, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday.

Thirty-nine percent of blacks say African-Americans are better off now than five years ago, according to the poll. In 2007, just 20 percent of blacks felt that way.

January 12, 2010 | By JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press Writer | World


Fed posts record profits for last year

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve generated record profits last year, reflecting money made off its extraordinary efforts to rescue the country from the worst economic and financial crisis since the 1930s.

January 12, 2010 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | World


FDIC seeks comment on bank pay plan

WASHINGTON - Federal banking regulators moved Tuesday to seek public input on a plan to link the insurance premiums levied on U.S. banks to the degree of risk-taking encouraged by their executive pay policies.

A divided board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted to make public a preliminary proposal for using executive compensation as a factor in assessing the fees that banks must pay for the deposit insurance fund. The plan could involve both rewards and penalties for banks.

January 12, 2010 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | World


China takes new steps to curb bank lending

BEIJING - China took new steps Tuesday to control bank lending, ordering institutions to set aside more reserves in a move to avert a surge in credit that Beijing worries might fuel inflation or asset price bubbles.

China's nascent rebound from the global crisis was fueled by a flood of lending by state-owned banks last year. Bankers cut lending under government orders toward the end of 2009 but regulators worry credit might rebound this year.

January 12, 2010 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | World


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January 12, 2010 | | Soundoff




My Take: Maybe not a leap, but GSU took a step

The Georgia Southern Eagles needed a win in the worst possible way, and they finally got one in the form of an 81-76 victory over visiting Western Carolina.

January 11, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Three Tech juniors are saying goodbye

ATLANTA - Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech lost three more stars to the NFL on Monday.

January 11, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks take down Celtics... again

BOSTON - Joe Johnson scored 36 points, going 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 102-96 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

January 11, 2010 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


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In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

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Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

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Violence in Jerusalem makes for a subdued Bethlehem Christmas

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Taking a look at 2017 business highlights

Yes, 2017 was another banner year for Statesboro and Bulloch County businesses. Let's take a look back at a few of the highlights:

December 25, 2017 | | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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