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Nigerian militant group threatens attack that will create ’economic tsunami’ in oil industry

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's main militant group said Thursday it fired on six oil industry ships and threatened an attack that will cause an ''economic tsunami'' in the world's oil market.

January 25, 2008 | By BASHIR ADIGUN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Six Republicans debate in South Carolina, hoping to make a move in crowded race

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Six Republican candidates, one strikingly jumbled GOP race and a ton at stake in the heat of the primary season.

January 25, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police chief: Suspected bank robbers face additional charges

Two men suspected in a bank robbery Tuesday face additional charges, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

January 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


9 aboard Air Canada flight hurt after Airbus hits turbulence; plane diverted to Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta - An Air Canada jetliner made an emergency landing in Calgary on Thursday after nine people aboard were injured when the Airbus A319 hit turbulence during a cross-country flight, an official said.

January 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


US formally protests Iranian harassment of US warships in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON - The United States has lodged a formal diplomatic protest with Iran over a weekend incident in which Iranian speedboats harassed U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, the State Department said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Presidential contest winners see new money as campaigns head into expensive stretch

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Wins are pumping money into candidates' campaign funds. Yet money alone is not translating into victories.

January 25, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Huckabee courts South Carolina evangelicals as one of their own — and potential winner

Propelled in Iowa by evangelicals' support, Mike Huckabee is trying for a repeat victory in South Carolina, where religion is woven even more tightly into the fabric of life.

January 25, 2008 | By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer | Campaign 2008


Bridge 1/10

After 43 of the 48 boards in the World Transnational Open Teams final, Bessis, Bessis (father and son) and Multon from France, Fantoni and Nunes from Italy, and Zimmermann from Switzerland led Gromova, Ponomareva, Dubinin and Gromov from Russia, and Balicki and Zmudzinski from Poland by 5 international match points. Board 44 was an echo of 43.

January 25, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Second of 2 inmates who escaped New Jersey jail being flown back after capture in Mexico City

NEW YORK - As a captured New Jersey inmate was being returned from Mexico on Thursday, the Rev. Al Sharpton defended his attempts to get the escapee to surrender and said criticism of him was due to a law enforcement ''turf war.''

January 25, 2008 | By DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | National


Weekly jobless claims drop for second straight week due to seasonal factors

WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week although the decline was not viewed as evidence of an improving job market.

January 25, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


AP NewsBreak: New rules for driver’s licenses meant to deter terrorists, illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON - Baby boomers and the elderly don't make good terrorists, the government has found, so folks over 50 years old will get extra time to comply with post-Sept. 11 driver's license rules to be announced Friday and take effect in stages over the coming years.

January 25, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


Teenagers indicted in shooting at Las Vegas school bus stop that wounded 6

LAS VEGAS - Two teenagers have been indicted on charges including attempted murder in a shooting at a school bus stop that wounded six people.

January 25, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Acquaintances: Suspect in hiker case showed an unsettling side

ATLANTA - There were two sides to Gary Michael Hilton, the man accused of kidnapping and then decapitating a 24-year-old hiker in the north Georgia woods.

January 25, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Waitress says Hilton stopped in restaurant to use phone

ATLANTA - A waitress at a Huddle House in north Georgia says the suspect in the killing of a hiker stopped there just hours before authorities released his photograph.

January 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Consumer group claims insurance companies overcharge for coverage, underpay for damages

WASHINGTON - U.S. insurance companies systematically overcharge customers and underpay consumers' home and auto claims to pad their already-fat bottom lines, a consumer group said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | National


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4 local schools receive state AP honors

Four local schools were among the 609 listed recently as Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Cold, slushy weather crawled across much of the U.S. on Monday, coating parts of several Southern states in snow, leaving highways dangerously icy in numerous states from New Mexico to Oklahoma to New England, and sending temperatures plunging to 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. set to execute only female death row inmate this week

ATLANTA - The daughter of the lone woman on Georgia's death row is asking the state parole board to grant her mother life in prison instead of the death penalty for plotting to have her father killed - even though she says her dad's death was "the most painful experience of my life."

February 23, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.

February 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Rural health panel backs changes at struggling Georgia hospitals

ATLANTA - A panel studying Georgia's rural health issues on Monday recommended a pilot program pairing four hospitals with other providers in their area, creating a "hub and spoke" model aimed at cutting down on expensive emergency room visits to struggling hospitals.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS - The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.

February 23, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing.

February 23, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


FIFA closes on dates for Qatar World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

February 23, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball looks to speed things up

PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 23, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro ENT a key part of downtown revival

One of the greatest challenges in any community is rehabbing and reusing existing buildings. There is a common thought process that it is easier to tear down a building and start over.

February 23, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Columnists/Editorials


New playoff format could add excitement to league

MIAMI - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

February 23, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators host 1st round of state

The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be able to stay home for the first round, and possibly second, of the GISA Class AAA basketball tournaments this week.

February 23, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


In the Pits: Daytona gets the race it needed

It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

February 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Rodriguez gets early start at Yankees' camp

TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.

February 23, 2015 | By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press | Sports


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