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House passes jobless benefits extension

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday approved an extra three months of jobless benefits for all unemployed Americans, knowing the plan's chances are slight in the Senate and almost nonexistent at the White House.

June 27, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Washington


Veterans programs get boost from House panels

WASHINGTON - Two House panels on Thursday approved remarkably generous spending bills for the upcoming budget year, awarding veterans programs with record increases and restoring proposed cuts to local law enforcement subsidies.

June 27, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA issues precautionary note on silver fillings

WASHINGTON - Silver dental fillings contain mercury, and the government for the first time is warning that they may pose a safety concern for pregnant women and young children.

June 27, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Pentagon chief regrets any problems from airstrike

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he has invited Afghanistan and Pakistan to be part of a U.S. investigation into an airstrike that Pakistani officials say killed 11 of their troops.

June 27, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Bush disagrees with court’s Guantanamo ruling

ROME - President Bush on Thursday strongly disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that clears foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. Bush suggested new legislation may now be needed to keep the American people safe.

June 27, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday June 12, 2008

June 27, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Militias gone from Basra but fear, apprehension remain

BASRA, Iraq - A clothing store owner defiantly waves a cigarette in the air, saying he was not allowed to smoke when Shiite militias were in control. Then he quietly adds: ''Don't let them know I said they were bad. They can still kill me.''

June 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rates on 30-year mortgages jump

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages jumped to the highest level in nearly eight months, reflecting increased concerns about what the Federal Reserve might do to battle inflation.

June 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police Report - June 13

(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 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Scouts praised for response after tornado hits Iowa camp

BLENCOE, Iowa - Boy Scouts who came to each others' aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades and injured 48 people were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims buried in their flattened campsite.

June 27, 2008 | By TIMBERLY ROSS Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Puttering about on golf carts has its risks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Beware: Puttering around on golf carts can be hazardous to your health.

June 27, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 6/13

There's a strong possibility that some secret desires could be fulfilled in the year ahead. It'll prove that you should always hold onto your dreams, regardless of the circumstances and whatever others have to say.

June 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Gaza house blast kills 7; Hamas hints at accident

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - An explosion flattened a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing seven people. After blaming Israel and unleashing a barrage of rockets and mortars, Hamas suggested the blast was accidental, not an Israeli attack.

June 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mayors urge Congress to help fix US infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Big-city mayors told Congress on Thursday that they are overwhelmed by the infrastructure needs of their regions and cannot maintain well-functioning water systems, roads and rail networks without more federal help.

June 27, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sudan official: At least 30 dead in jet fire

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Investigators examined the scorched hull of a jetliner Wednesday to determine what caused the plane to veer off a runway and burst into flames, killing at least 30 people, officials said.

June 26, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Eagles complete Citadel sweep with 1-0 win

Before the sun had risen on Tuesday, Georgia Southern freshman Seth Shuman was already awake and looking forward to another day under center as a ...

March 22, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


A rough, emotional day for top seeds at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas - Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure.

March 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEC Rises: Football league has 3 teams vying for Elite Eight

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tennessee's Rick Barnes has coached in the Big East, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12. He's made the NCAA ...

March 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

CLAXTON - Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have ...

March 22, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM, REBECCA SANTANA and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Proclamation for two

Tuesday's morning Bulloch County Commissioners meeting saw something a little unusual: a standing room only crowd.

March 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles settle into spring

Georgia Southern Football ramped up spring practice two weeks ago before players paused for spring break. The banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek were alive again ...

March 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SE Bulloch pounds Johnson in doubleheader

SEB's rampage through their region slate continued Tuesday afternoon, and this doubleheader was the ugliest contest yet for the Yellow Jackets.

March 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia's Smart expects QB Fromm to push Eason this spring

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart wants Georgia's 18 returning starters on offense and defense to feel the heat of competition this spring.

March 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the ...

March 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA - The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats.

March 21, 2017 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Accelerated executions in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day ...

March 21, 2017 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press | Associated Press




Eagles fall just short at Schenkel

The Georgia Southern men's golf team woke up Sunday morning with a 7-stroke lead as it prepared for the final round of action at ...

March 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hawks can't notch road win at Hornets

March 20, 2017 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links

WASHINGTON - The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James ...

March 20, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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