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Putin appointment to Belarus post concerns US

WASHINGTON - The United States is concerned about a new sign of deepening ties between Belarus and Russia at a time of heightened tensions with both countries.

June 12, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Astronauts to deliver pump for balky space toilet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA rushed Wednesday to get a special pump on board shuttle Discovery to fix a balky toilet at the international space station.

June 12, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National

3 shark attacks have Mexico resort area in panic

ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico - No one could even remember a shark attack along this resort-studded stretch of Mexican coast popular with surfers and Hollywood's elite. Many of the large predators had been pulled from the ocean by fishermen.

June 12, 2008 | By ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Sunnis suspend talks with Iraqi government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc said Wednesday it has suspended talks on ending its boycott of the Shiite-led government due to a dispute over which positions it would assume, the head of the bloc said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China: Rebuilding after quake will be ’arduous’

CHENGDU, China - Rebuilding China's devastated earthquake zone will be a long and arduous process, the government warned Wednesday in a signal to millions of survivors living in tents that there will be no quick return to normalcy from their upturned lives.

June 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

14 hurt in latest derailment of Chicago train

CHICAGO - A Chicago Transit Authority train derailed Wednesday on the city's South Side, frightening passengers who were dazed as emergency responders removed them from the elevated rails.

June 12, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National

Poll shows growing California support for gay marriage

SAN FRANCISCO - More California voters now support allowing same-sex marriage than oppose it, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National

Tenn. woman, 61, dies in iron lung after outage

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A woman who spent nearly 60 years of her life in an iron lung after being diagnosed with polio as a child died Wednesday after a power failure shut down the machine that kept her breathing, her family said.

June 12, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National

Police Report - May 29

(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 12, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

French court convicts man of killing 7 females

CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France - A man accused of seeking young virgins to rape and kill was convicted Wednesday of seven murders and sentenced to life in prison.

June 12, 2008 | By PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Ex-prosecutors embrace courts for terror cases

WASHINGTON - A federal courtroom may be the proper place to dispense justice in the terrorism case of confessed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, two former federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington

GSU softball coach Poole leaves for McNeese

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Georgia Southern head softball coach Natalie Poole will resign and accept the head coaching position at McNeese State, it was announced Tuesday.

June 12, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

South African government looking for shelters for foreigners fleeing anti-immigrant violence

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Foreigners fleeing their homes in the face of anti-immigrant violence must be housed in better facilities - but the shelters must not become permanent, government officials said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Goodall appeals for animal testing ban

BRUSSELS, Belgium - World-famous primate expert Jane Goodall and other scientists appealed to European Union officials Wednesday to do more to end the testing of animals for science and medical research.

June 12, 2008 | By CONSTANT BRAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bridge 5/29

In "King Lear," William Shakespeare wrote, "Who loses, and who wins; who's in, who's out."

June 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

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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

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