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Rates on 30-year mortgages jump

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages jumped to the highest level in nearly eight months, reflecting increased concerns about what the Federal Reserve might do to battle inflation.

June 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

Police Report - June 13

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

June 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

Scouts praised for response after tornado hits Iowa camp

BLENCOE, Iowa - Boy Scouts who came to each others' aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades and injured 48 people were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims buried in their flattened campsite.

June 27, 2008 | By TIMBERLY ROSS Associated Press Writer | National

Study: Puttering about on golf carts has its risks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Beware: Puttering around on golf carts can be hazardous to your health.

June 27, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National

Astrograph 6/13

There's a strong possibility that some secret desires could be fulfilled in the year ahead. It'll prove that you should always hold onto your dreams, regardless of the circumstances and whatever others have to say.

June 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Gaza house blast kills 7; Hamas hints at accident

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - An explosion flattened a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing seven people. After blaming Israel and unleashing a barrage of rockets and mortars, Hamas suggested the blast was accidental, not an Israeli attack.

June 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Mayors urge Congress to help fix US infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Big-city mayors told Congress on Thursday that they are overwhelmed by the infrastructure needs of their regions and cannot maintain well-functioning water systems, roads and rail networks without more federal help.

June 27, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington

Sudan official: At least 30 dead in jet fire

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Investigators examined the scorched hull of a jetliner Wednesday to determine what caused the plane to veer off a runway and burst into flames, killing at least 30 people, officials said.

June 26, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Feds fine homebuilders for water pollution

WASHINGTON - Four of the nation's largest homebuilders have agreed to pay $4.3 million in fines for failing to control runoff at construction sites in 34 states and the District of Columbia, the Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department announced Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington

Ancient cave linked to early Christians in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan - Archaeologists in Jordan have discovered a cave underneath one of the world's oldest churches and say it may have been an even more ancient site of Christian worship. But outside experts expressed caution about the claim.

June 26, 2008 | By DALE GAVLAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

SKorea’s leader vows new start amid US beef crisis

SEOUL, South Korea - Humbled by weeks of anti-government protests, South Korea's president said Wednesday his administration would seek to make a new start as one of his ministers again rejected calls to renegotiate a U.S. beef deal that helped spark the rallies.

June 26, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Austrian woman raised in cellar reunited with family after waking from coma, asking to go on boat

ZEILLERN, Austria - A woman born and raised in the cellar where her mother allegedly was kept captive as a sex slave for 24 years has emerged from an induced coma with two requests: to go on a boat ride and to see pop singer Robbie Williams in concert, doctors and a lawyer said Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Iraqi police: Bomb kills 5 on minibuses in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - A bomb planted near a bridge in northern Baghdad killed five people on passing minibuses during rush hour Wednesday, Iraqi police said.

June 26, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

US life expectancy tops 78 as top diseases decline

ATLANTA - For the first time, U.S. life expectancy has surpassed 78 years, the government reported Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National

Democrats continue to struggle with war funding

WASHINGTON - Even as Democrats controlling Congress continue to struggle with a long-overdue war funding bill, they are starting work on a series of spending measures for next year that are doomed by veto promises from President Bush.

June 26, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

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Exchange Club leader: ‘We are a great nation under God’

During the annual One Nation Under God prayer luncheon this week, the Statesboro Exchange Club welcomed National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney as the keynote ...

November 19, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing voter data

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal information being released to media ...

November 19, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming ...

November 19, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press

Volunteers needed for Feed the Boro

For many, a Thanksgiving meal is taken for granted, but financial challenges mean sparse provisions for many people right here in the Statesboro and Bulloch ...

November 19, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Metter Police search for escaped inmate

As night fell Thursday, law enforcement officers seeking an escaped inmate had not yet located the man who walked away from a Metter police work ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Millsap's 23 points help Hawks hold off Kings 103-97

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 23 points, including a running one-hander with 15.7 seconds remaining as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Sacramento Kings 103-97 ...

November 18, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Lady Gators roll to win

Bulloch Academy got off to a strong start and never let up as the Lady Gators whipped Augusta Prep 57-41 in the second night of ...

November 18, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

FIFA rejects Blatter, Platini appeals against 90-day bans

GENEVA - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini lost their appeals Wednesday against interim 90-day bans for financial wrongdoing in the growing corruption scandal that has shaken ...

November 18, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Fort Stewart commander: ‘We’re going to war’

During annual Marne Week activities earlier this week on Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Maj. Gen. James Rainey, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, spoke to ...

November 18, 2015 | From the Coastal Courier | Local

Fate of Paris attacks mastermind unclear after bloody raid

SAINT-DENIS, France - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle ...

November 18, 2015 | By THOMAS ADAMSON and KARL RITTER | Associated Press

Devils sweep Swainsboro

Senior Myles White worked hard in the off season to get ready for Statesboro's 2015-2016 basketball campaign.

November 17, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Outdoor Life: Fish local ponds for fall crappie

Looking for some fall fishing fun? Check out the local ponds and you might run into some fast action and bring home a stringer full ...

November 17, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

U.S. plays Trinidad and Tobago to draw

Gyasi Zardes and Jermaine Jones were both thwarted by the crossbar and the United States played to 0-0 draw with Trinidad and Tobago in a ...

November 17, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports

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