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For Richardson, tax cut loss is bitter after statewide campaign

ATLANTA - House Speaker Glenn Richardson aimed big when he began his one-man campaign to bring tax reform to Georgia: erase the state's property tax.

April 21, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


2 men shared heart, wife, manner of death

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Terry Cottle and Sonny Graham never met, but the two men shared two very important things - a heart and a wife.

April 21, 2008 | | National


Atlanta Ballet unveils production with Big Boi

ATLANTA - For the past few months, dancers in the Atlanta Ballet have been pimping out the pirouette, breaking down the battement and remixing the ronde de jambe.

April 21, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Protesters scuffle with police during chaotic Olympic torch relay in London

LONDON - Police repeatedly scuffled with protesters as Olympians and dignitaries carried the Olympic torch during a chaotic relay through snowy London on Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By BRYAN MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hollywood legend, conservative activist Charlton Heston dead at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlton Heston, the Oscar winner who portrayed Moses and other heroic figures on film in the '50s and '60s and later championed conservative values as head of the National Rifle Association, has died. He was 84.

April 21, 2008 | By BOB THOMAS Associated Press Writer | National


House fire near Wisconsin campus kills 3 students

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) - The smoke detectors were so loud that neighbors on the other side of the duplex heard them and called police.

April 21, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


Law enforcement peacefully enter temple on the grounds of a polygamist compound in West Texas

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - Law enforcement agents entered an enormous temple on the grounds of a polygamist compound, but by Sunday morning they still had not found a 16-year-old girl whose initial report of abuse led to the raid.

April 21, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Mukasey slowly adjusting to new job at helm of scandal-scarred Justice Department

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey says he never has sought the spotlight, instead living by his parents' axiom of achieving success by keeping his head down and working hard.

April 21, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


22 killed in Sadr City clashes as gunmen release students seized near Mosul

BAGHDAD - Iraqi troops backed by U.S. forces battled Shiite fighters in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood in clashes that killed 22 people and wounded dozens despite a cease-fire between the government and the militia, officials said Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


With trips to warfront, Basij keep revolutionary fervor alive among Iran’s youth

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Zahra Saremi took a different sort of vacation this year to celebrate Iranian New Year - touring the bloody battlefields of Iran's long war with Iraq at a week-long camp dedicated to martyrdom and patriotism.

April 21, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s growing legions of widows suffer loneliness, ostracism and poverty

BAGHDAD - The car exploded near a popular ice cream parlor, sending flames and shrapnel through the busy square and killing 17 people.

April 21, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL and BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Why are gorillas in zoos dying from heart disease? Scientific sleuths now on the case

Mopie looked the picture of ape fitness: His shoulders were broad and imposing, his silver-haired back sculpted and muscular, his biceps bulging as wide as a wrestler's thighs when he scratched his head.

April 21, 2008 | By TODD LEWAN AP National Writer | National


US cyberwarfare preparations include offensive measures, not just defense of networks

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. military officials seeking to boost the nation's cyberwarfare capabilities are looking beyond defending the Internet: They are developing ways to launch virtual attacks on enemies.

April 21, 2008 | By ANICK JESDNUN AP Internet Writer | National


Suicide attack at start of Sri Lanka marathon kills government minister, 13 others

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A suicide bomber killed 14 people at an opening ceremony for a marathon Sunday, including a government minister who was nearing the starting line with a flag and a former Olympian. More than 90 others were wounded in the attack.

April 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: VA employees rack up $2.6 billion in credit card charges for veterans care

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs employees last year racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in government credit-card bills at casino and luxury hotels, movie theaters and high-end retailers such as Sharper Image and Franklin Covey - and government auditors are investigating, citing past spending abuses.

April 21, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Nationals complete sweep of Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


U.S. faces offensive challenge in defense-minded China

OTTAWA, Ontario - The last time the United States played China in the Women's World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.

June 25, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

June 25, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

OMAHA, Neb. - Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for theVirginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.

June 25, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking ofconcussions.

June 25, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Police report - 6-26-15; A man and a woman reported a forced-entry burglary.

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 25, 2015 | | Police Report


US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON - Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.

June 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

June 25, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local




Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


South Georgia Fury growing, improving

In just five short years, the South Georgia Fury softball organization grew from humble beginnings to a powerhouse travel team organization on the rise.

June 24, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


New era in police recruitment

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay.

June 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


Going to camp in 3D

A different kind of summer camp this week using a blooming technology, brought a new twist to Statesboro summers.

June 24, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




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