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Iraq inspector general, GOP senator concerned about fraud exemption for overseas contracts

WASHINGTON - A multibillion-dollar loophole slipped into a proposed crackdown on contract fraud has drawn the ire of a key Republican senator and the government's top watchdog of U.S. spending in Iraq.

March 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Extinct American Indian languages saved by work of eccentric linguist who died decades ago

DAVIS, Calif. - The first time Jose Freeman heard his tribe's lost language through the crackle of a 70-year-old recording, he cried.

March 09, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


As Lincoln bicentennial looms, Jefferson Davis family looks to mark ancestor’s 200th, too

It hasn't been easy getting people excited about celebrating the 200th birthday of that tall, gaunt, bearded, Kentucky-bred president who was born in a log cabin and went on to lead his people through a bloody civil war.

March 09, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | National


Bush, new South Korean president think alike on NKorea, but nuclear deal might prove difficult

WASHINGTON - For the first time in his seven years in office, President Bush will have a South Korean counterpart with similar views on North Korean nuclear disarmament when Lee Myung-bak is inaugurated Monday.

March 09, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush forest official, facing jail, makes no apologies for cut-first timber policies

WASHINGTON - He overhauled federal forest policy to cut more trees - and became a lightning rod for environmentalists who say he is intent on logging every tree in his reach.

March 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rice says Serbs ducked duty to protect embassy, US orders diplomats to leave

WASHINGTON - Serbia's government failed to protect U.S. and other Western embassies from nationalist mobs angry over the international embrace of the former Serb province of Kosovo as an independent state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.

March 09, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health insurer to pay $9M for dropping Calif. breast cancer patient in middle of her chemo

LOS ANGELES - A woman who had her medical coverage canceled as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer has been awarded more than $9 million in a case against one of California's largest health insurers.

March 09, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Sheriffs across the US brace for cuts in federal funding for drug-fighting

PORTLAND, Ore. - From Arizona to Oregon and east to Kentucky, county sheriffs are bracing for stiff cuts in a federal funding program that has helped them battle drug cartels.

March 09, 2008 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER Associated Press Writer | National


’Moving forward’ — NIU braces for hurdles as students return following deadly shooting

DEKALB, Ill. - The lecture hall where the shooting occurred is closed for the rest of the semester. Extra police and security guards will be on hand. Volunteer counselors will man each classroom, academic department and dormitory.

March 09, 2008 | By ASHLEY M. HEHER Associated Press Writer | National


Islamic insurgency in southern Thailand intensifies as ’hearts and minds’ approach fails

RAE POH, Thailand - The tea shop is abandoned. Rubber plantations stand untended. Soldiers constantly patrol the one-lane road leading into this Muslim village.

March 09, 2008 | By AMBIKA AHUJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fate of ousted chief justice hangs over Musharraf, Pakistan election winners

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Days after opposition parties triumphed in elections, lawyers chanting for President Pervez Musharraf's resignation were tugging at the barricades around the home of the judge whose ouster and house arrest helped trigger Pakistan's political crisis.

March 09, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New attacks hit US-protected Green Zone in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD - Rockets or mortars hit the U.S.-protected Green Zone early Saturday, just a day after powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his Mahdi Army militia to extend its cease-fire by another six months.

March 09, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chertoff on Friday announces government OK of first ’virtual fence’ along Arizona border

WASHINGTON - A 28-mile ''virtual fence'' that will use radars and surveillance cameras to try to catch people entering the country illegally has gotten final government approval.

March 09, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


GOP Rep. Renzi charged with extortion, embezzlement in federal land swap in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Rick Renzi was charged Friday with extortion, wire fraud, money laundering and other crimes in an Arizona land swap that authorities say helped him collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in payoffs.

March 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gardening with Henry Clay

Many outside maintenance activities slow down during this time of year due to cold weather. Take advantage of this slower period and devote some time to pruning those long neglected trees in your landscape.

March 08, 2008 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


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Drones might help show how tornados form

DENVER - Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form.

December 18, 2014 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press




UGA moving on after falling short of goals

ATHENS - Going into the final week of the regular season, the Georgia Bulldogs had hopes of playing for a Southeastern Conference title, maybe even claiming a spot in the four-team national playoff.

December 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Saints showdown 'just another game'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.

December 17, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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