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A father’s grief inspires maker of military robots

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. - The knock on Brian Hart's door came at 6 a.m. An Army colonel, a priest and a police officer had come to tell Hart and his wife that their 20-year-old son had been killed when his military vehicle was ambushed in Iraq.

July 21, 2008 | By MARK JEWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Accident at Iowa town’s fireworks display hurts 37

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Fourth of July fireworks shell misfired in a northern Iowa town, sending a fireball skidding down a street into a crowd of spectators and injuring 37 people, officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press Writer | National


New York beach evacuated after fireworks wash up

NEW YORK - A popular beach on Long Island was evacuated at the height of a holiday weekend after stray, unexploded fireworks washed ashore the day after a July Fourth show, state parks officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Nadal dethrones Federer at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year reign at Wimbledon on Sunday, winning a riveting, five-set marathon to claim his first title at the All England Club and signal a changing of the guard in men's tennis.

July 21, 2008 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


After DC gun ban overturned, city seeks new rules

WASHINGTON - Dale Metta, who manages a gun shop just outside the District of Columbia limits in Maryland, has had to turn away dozens of city residents wanting to buy handguns in recent days. Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down Washington's 32-year-old ban on possessing handguns.

July 21, 2008 | By BRIAN WESTLEY Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA reports more cases of salmonella illnesses

WASHINGTON - The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce.

July 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Liver donor’s family, recipient unite online

PITTSBURGH - They were precocious toddlers, both blond-haired and blue-eyed, separated by a thousand miles between Miami and a small Kentucky town.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. YATES Associated Press Writer | National


Congress begins final summer push

WASHINGTON - Democrats bent on showing they can govern and Republicans anxious about a sour re-election climate are pushing a pared-down summer agenda in Congress. Lawmakers want to try to save homeowners from foreclosure, avert Medicare cuts and give the government power to spy on suspected terrorists.

July 21, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP IMPACT: US wavered over S. Korean executions

EDITOR'S NOTE - On May 19, The Associated Press reported on the hidden history of mass executions by South Korea early in the Korean War. The following report looks in depth at the U.S. connection.

July 21, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Theft of car anti-pollution device up across US

CINCINNATI - Marty Boyer's carefully maintained sport utility vehicle growled more like a dragster than a 2001 Honda Passport when he turned the key.

July 21, 2008 | By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 7/7

DEAR ABBY: "Robert" and I have been married seven years and have two sons, ages 1 and 3. Something is bothering me that didn't before - Robert's driving. My husband speeds, tailgates, honks his horn to make others go faster and uses racial epithets. If I say anything to him, he accuses me of not trusting him or says I'm looking for something to complain about.

July 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Housing market in Welsh town shows wider woes

WREXHAM, Wales - During a bustling lunch hour in this Welsh commuter town, 25-year-old Richard Williams is one of the few who pause to look at properties for sale in a real-estate agent's window - and he isn't buying.

July 21, 2008 | By JANE WARDELL AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attack in Pakistani capital kills 15

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide bomber targeted police officers in Pakistan's capital Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens while thousands of Islamists marked the one-year anniversary of a deadly military crackdown on a mosque nearby.

July 21, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More power in Iraq, but shortages linger

BAGHDAD - Don't try to convince Taha Yassin that Iraq's power shortages are finally easing: His children cry each night when the fan cuts off and the house heats up.

July 21, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


The buck doesn’t stop here; it just keeps falling

WASHINGTON - Things in the U.S. sure are tough. Brother, can you spare a euro?

July 21, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Tormenta drops heartbreaker

Following a pair of 1-1 draws at home to begin its season, South Georgia Tormenta FC led twice and erased a deficit once, only to ...

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


Eagles take regular season finale over Panthers

DECATUR - Georgia Southern Baseball closed out the 2017 regular season on Saturday with a 13-3 rout of Georgia State. The Eagles did not trail on ...

May 20, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Area prep golf teams prepare for GHSA state championships

Softball, basketball, track - all other spring prep sports in Bulloch County have come and gone, leaving one final hoorah before the school year ends: golf.

May 20, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Student's meds legal in state, but not school

WARNER ROBINS - Each day about lunchtime at Warner Robins High School, 17-year-old CJ Harris must leave campus to take his medicine.

May 20, 2017 | By LAURA CORLEY The Telegraph | Local


Schools await meal standards

ATLANTA - Georgia schools are continuing efforts to win over picky eaters, using taste tests, chef visits and school gardens to encourage kids to pick up ...

May 20, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Taking a trip down memory lane

Schools in Portal held their very first graduation walk at Portal Elementary on Friday for the Class of 2017.

May 20, 2017 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local




Report: FBI probe moves into White House

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the ...

May 19, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Vast Georgia wildfire sputters

SAVANNAH - A vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line has sputtered and stalled for days after modest rainfall slowed the once-raging blaze, giving firefighters their ...

May 19, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Blue Cross staying in Ga. exchange

Some of the uncertainty over Georgia's health insurance exchange lifted this week with the state's biggest insurer filing proposed rates for the 2018 ...

May 19, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Draw's the word

South Georgia Tormenta FC has played three very different games, only to end up with three identical results.

May 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Claxton wins spring game behind Taylor under center

It wasn't pretty, it wasn't clean and it certainly wasn't the conventional spring game played between Claxton and Long County - but at ...

May 18, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Paging LaMarcus: Ailing Spurs need Aldridge to take charge

In the summer of 2015, the San Antonio Spurs went shopping like they never have before.

May 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

BOSTON - LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference ...

May 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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