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Militants sneak up on sleeping Afghan police, killing 11

MIRANJAN, Afghanistan -Taliban militants crept through groves of grape vines and pomegranate trees to launch a surprise assault Monday, killing 11 policemen sleeping on a mud floor in southern Afghanistan.

April 29, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN and JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Police Report - April 15

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.

April 29, 2008 | | Crime Report


McCain seen as independent despite conservative voting record

WASHINGTON - The independent label sticks to John McCain because he antagonizes fellow Republicans and likes to work with Democrats.

April 29, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, April 14, 2008

April 29, 2008 | | Local


Former radio host challenges Barrow

SAVANNAH - A former Savannah talk-radio host said Monday he's seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

April 29, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Local Roundup: BA tennis heads to State

Eleven Bulloch Academy tennis players will participate in the GISA Class AA state tennis tournament at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton today.

April 29, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Americans spend more than a day, $200 to pay their taxes

WASHINGTON - Tax season became a little more taxing this year, with the average person spending more than a day and more than $200 collecting, calculating and compiling those numbers for the tax man, according to a report based on Internal Revenue Service figures.

April 29, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Derrick Plankenhorn remembered

April 29, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


40 South Georgia cows die mysteriously

HOMERVILLE - The state Department of Agriculture is investigating the death of more than 40 cattle on a south Georgia farm.

April 29, 2008 | | Local


Medical care system not ready for mass of aging baby boomers, study says

WASHINGTON - Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health care system for seniors that not only isn't ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care.

April 29, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


Bush chides Congress on Colombia trade pact, says it’s dead unless Pelosi schedules vote

WASHINGTON - President Bush stepped up pressure Monday on Congress to approve a controversial free-trade pact with Colombia, saying the deal is ''dead'' unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi schedules a vote.

April 29, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Poll: Many worry they may fail to make monthly mortgage payments soon

WASHINGTON - One in seven mortgage holders worry they may soon fail to make their monthly payments and even more fret that their home's value is shrinking, according to a poll showing widespread stress from the nation's housing crisis.

April 29, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Washington


Eagles-Jackets canceled for Tuesday, will play Wednesday

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech canceled Tuesday's game at Georgia Southern so the team can attend the funeral of Michael Hutts, a pitcher who was found dead in his apartment on Friday.

April 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Southern


Blitch throws no-no for BA

Bulloch Academy's baseball team picked up where it left off Monday with a quick and efficient 10-0 win over Thomas Jefferson Academy at Gator Alley.

April 29, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


British journalist rescued in Basra after 2 months in captivity

BAGHDAD - Iraqi troops rescued a British journalist for CBS News in the southern city of Basra on Monday two months after he was kidnapped, the Iraqi military said.

April 29, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Economy sees new 'normal'

WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.

July 03, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Local


July 3 - Mr. Charles Edward Bland, age 49, died Wednesday at his residence.

Mr. Charles Edward Bland

July 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braves walk off with win over Nats

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nadal bows out early at Wimbledon

LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 02, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

July 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

July 02, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bishop tearing up the track

July 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


More heartbreak for English soccer

MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.

July 02, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

July 02, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


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