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Gaza City plunged into darkness by power cut after Israel blocks fuel supplies

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza City was plunged into darkness Sunday after Israel blocked the shipment of fuel that powers its only electrical plant in retaliation for persistent rocket attacks by Gaza militants.

February 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ultranationalist leads Serbian presidential vote but runoff expected

BELGRADE, Serbia - An ally of late autocrat Slobodan Milosevic edged ahead of the pro-Western incumbent in Serbia's presidential election Sunday, but failed to win an outright majority, according to independent monitors and partial official results.

February 04, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan pounds militant positions in extremist stronghold near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani military pounded an extremist stronghold Sunday near the Afghan border where a rebel leader blamed for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is believed to be hiding, officials and witnesses said.

February 04, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US says attacks from Iranian armor-piercing bombs down in Iraq; suicide bomb kills 6

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military worried Sunday about "mixed messages" from Iran, listing a dramatic drop in Iranian-made weapons reaching Iraq but no reduction in the training and financing of Shiite militants.

February 04, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


11 Afghans killed in roadside bomb, attack on convoy, officials say

KABUL, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb probably intended for Afghan or NATO forces killed five civilians in southern Afghanistan, while militants killed six Afghans driving a convoy of trucks to a NATO base, officials said Sunday.

February 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

In September of 1526, Spanish forces commanded by Liciendo Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon landed on the Georgia coast near Sapelo Sound. De Ayllón's group sailed from Hispaniola to the South Carolina and Georgia coastline one two ships. His group of settlers even brought along some African slaves. They established the colony San Miguel de Guadalupe. Their slaves soon escaped to live among the Indians, leaving de Ayllón and the other colonists to die in a fever epidemic.

February 04, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Joyon beats MacArthur's around-the-world sailing record, finishing in 57 days

BREST, France - Francis Joyon had no heat, no companions and little sleep for nearly two months as he sailed around the globe. Now he has a stunning world record.

February 04, 2008 | By FRANCK JOURDAIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops fought 3 days on foot in takeover of Taliban-held town

MUSA QALA, Afghanistan - Chinook helicopters dropped Capt. Don Canterna's company of soldiers on the dusty outskirts of Musa Qala as evening fell. Loaded down with weapons, food, and water, his men walked through the night.

February 04, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


For the Public Health by Anthony Parrillo, Ph.D., CHES

Asthma is a chronic lung condition, which means it lasts a long time – usually three months or more. Once someone has asthma, it won't just disappear. A person with asthma has difficulty breathing, due to narrowing of the air passages, mucous secretions, and inflammation of the airways. This results in reduced air flow that causes wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Asthma during childhood has a great impact on the growth and development of children and their families, and is a leading cause of chronic illness in children. In 2004, nearly nine million children nationwide under the age of 18 ...

February 04, 2008 | By ANTHONY PARRILLO, Ph.D., CHES | Lifestyles Columnists


Saudi couple divorced in absentia remain apart despite 2-year struggle

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Two years ago, a knock on Fatima and Mansour al-Timani's door shattered the life they had built together.

February 04, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Schumer says limiting stimulus to those who pay income tax is unfair

WASHINGTON - Any rebate included in an economic stimulus plan should include people who pay Social Security taxes, not just those who pay income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said Sunday.

February 04, 2008 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health secretary sees continued divide on health care in 2008

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's health agenda this year will consist largely of fending off Democratic lawmakers until a new president and Congress take charge.

February 04, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Finch-Mallard

David Finch and Patricia Finch of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Starr Finch of Portal, to Matthew Jerrod Mallard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Math Mallard of Portal.

February 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Quality of replacement plutonium triggers for aging nuclear warheads questioned

WASHINGTON - Resting atop the Trident II missile, the W88 warhead is among the mainstays of the country's submarine-based nuclear arsenal. For years, however, testing the warhead's components to ensure the weapon produces the intended blast instead of a fizzle has been complicated by a lack of replacement plutonium triggers.

February 04, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Voting blocs that made winners of Clinton, McCain may not be enough to win coming contests

WASHINGTON - The voting blocs that made winners of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain in weekend presidential contests don't automatically spell victory for them in the contests next up.

February 04, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Kurt Busch testifies at court hearing

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

December 17, 2014 | By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press | NASCAR


New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.

December 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.

December 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Local Roundup: Blue Devils fall in overtime

RICHMOND HILL - The Statesboro Blue Devils suffered their first region loss of the season as they were knocked off in overtime at Richmond Hill, 63-56.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Portal rebounds

PORTAL - Facing a Johnson County squad from the opposite side of the always-competitive Region 3-A, the Portal Panthers were in no mood to take prisoners.

December 16, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Grantham: 'No big deal' to face UGA

ATLANTA - Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is proud of the job he did at Georgia and that facing the Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl is no big deal.

December 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Hawks out to prove they're the real deal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.

December 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Messes of the masses

After some reflection I've concluded that a goodly portion of my life has been consumed with picking up stuff.

December 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Bulloch County deputies find 2 meth labs, arrest 3, in separate incidents

Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Watchdog: 1-year delay possible at Ga. nuke plant

ATLANTA - Finishing a nuclear power plant in Georgia may take almost a year longer than expected, a government monitor said Tuesday in testimony that raises the possibility of a delay costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

December 16, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Guido Gardens Nights of Lights to begin Thursday

The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.

December 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over.

December 16, 2014 | By RIAZ KAHN Associated Press | Associated Press


Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

December 16, 2014 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press | Associated Press


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