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AP NewsBreak: US lists rights abuses in China, Russia others in annual report

WASHINGTON - China, host of the summer Olympics, is an authoritarian nation that denies its people basic human rights and freedoms, harasses journalists and foreign aid workers and tortures prisoners, the United States charged Tuesday.

March 26, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


McCain aims to ignite campaign with money, bio and issues tours

PHOENIX - John McCain declared Monday he has been cancer-free since a bout with skin cancer 7 1/2 years ago, although the pending Republican presidential nominee underwent a full medical examination - including a cancer screening - earlier in the day.

March 26, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


2008 E-Z-GO Schenkel field announced

Eighteen of the nation's strongest intercollegiate golf programs will converge into one place this weekend to compete in the 29th Annual Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational. Regarded as one of college golf's premier intercollegiate tournaments, the 54-hole tournament will run March 14-16, at the par-72, 6,962-yard Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga.

March 26, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


24 killed in suicide attacks in Pakistan; more than 200 others wounded

LAHORE, Pakistan - Massive suicide bombs ripped through a seven-story police headquarters and a business on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding more than 200 others in attacks that deepened Pakistan's security crisis.

March 26, 2008 | By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Troop cut in doubt as British cost of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan doubles

LONDON - The British government may not meet its promise to slash troop levels in Iraq to 2,500 by the summer, defense officials indicated Tuesday.

March 26, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Croatian generals go on trial, accused of murder, persecution of Serbs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Three generals regarded as national heroes in Croatia went on trial Tuesday, accused of orchestrating the killing of at least 150 Serbs in a 1995 military campaign that unleashed widespread murder and pillage.

March 26, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Eagle football spring report: Day 1

Video: First day of Spring football for GSU.

March 25, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


BA wins baseball opener

Sophomore Taylor Burke hurled a complete game and added a couple of hits to help Bulloch Academy take a 7-4 season-opening win over St. Andrews of Savannah Monday.

March 25, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Local Roundup: Bennett named WTOC Player of the Year

Monnette Bennett was named WTOC Player of the Year on Monday.

March 25, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Police Report - March 11

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.

March 25, 2008 | | Crime Report


Black pastor fights KKK store in building he claims to own

LAURENS, S.C. - A black civil rights activist is fighting to close a store that sells KKK robes and T-shirts emblazoned with racial slurs. David Kennedy is confident he can make it happen. After all, he says he owns the building.

March 25, 2008 | By KATRINA A. GOGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


Miller's walk-off sends Pitt packing

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Matt Miller (Canton/Woodstock) hit the first pitch of the bottom of the 10th inning over the right field fence, giving Georgia Southern a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh in the nightcap of the Keith LeClair Classic. The Eagles won both games Saturday, improving to 6-5 overall.

March 24, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMr | Georgia Southern


Eagles take two of three at tourney

Greenville, N.C. - Phillip Porter had two hits, but Georgia Southern dropped a 9-3 decision to host East Carolina in the finale of the Keith LeClair Classic Sunday afternoon. Both teams went 2-0 on Saturday, and the Eagles fell to 6-6 overall following the loss.

March 24, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


AP Exclusive: US troops may have become sick in Iraq from contaminated water

WASHINGTON - Dozens of U.S. troops in Iraq fell sick at bases using "unmonitored and potentially unsafe" water supplied by the military and a contractor once owned by Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, the Pentagon's internal watchdog says.

March 24, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Press advocates criticize judge in contempt case against former reporter

WASHINGTON - A judge is trying to bankrupt an ex-reporter with daily fines as much as $5,000 for refusing to disclose her sources for stories about the 2001 anthrax attacks, press advocates said Saturday.

March 24, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Eagles get road win at Texas State

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Mike Hughes tipped in a Jelani Hewitt missed jumper with 1:39 to go, and the Eagles made it stand with key defensive stops down the stretch as Georgia Southern posted a 45-43 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball victory over the Bobcats Thursday night in Strahan Coliseum.

January 22, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Healthy Azarenka coasts into third round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Unseeded and floating dangerously in the draw, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka took out No. 8-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the third round at the first major of 2015.

January 22, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Belichick issue flat denials

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

January 22, 2015 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharpshooting Korver leading red-hot Hawks

ATLANTA - Kyle Korver spent most of his career running around behind the 3-point stripe, a guy whose singular quest was to get open for a long-range shot at the basket.

January 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon announces 2015 will be final fulltime season

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

January 22, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gov. Deal wants more education opportunities for inmates

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal asked lawmakers to invest more in educating state prison inmates and promised in his budget address on Thursday that the expense would pay off for the individuals and Georgia's economy when they are released.

January 22, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

WASHINGTON - With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version.

January 22, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Only one path to the true God

"All men, by different paths, seek the same God." Years ago, when I first heard this phrase, I thought it sounded pretty plausible, intelligent and seemed to have a ring of inclusion for those trying to make sense out of the many religions in this old world of ours. I don't think it does. I'll get to this in a few minutes.

January 22, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Officer who carried dying girl after Colorado theater shooting comforts grieving father

EVERGREEN, Colo. - Every year on his daughter's birthday, Ian Sullivan visits the grave of the child he lost when a gunman slipped into a Colorado movie theater and fatally shot the 6-year-old as she sat with mother in the fourth row.

January 22, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Portal police seek thrift shop burglar

Portal police are seeking information about a suspect who burglarized a local business.

January 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Federal charges unlikely in Ferguson shooting

WASHINGTON - The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

January 22, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press




Fort Stewart soldier charged with murder

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested in connection with the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found in Savannah on Dec. 23.

January 21, 2015 | By LEWIS LEVINE Coastal Courier | Local


More alcohol compliance checks coming to Statesboro

Statesboro police will hold two alcohol compliance checks before Feb. 14, Statesboro Pubic Safety Director Wendell Turner announced.

January 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia lawmakers plan another look at no-knock warrants

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers may be ready to put new limits on the use of "no-knock" warrants after an infant was severely burned by a flash grenade during an overnight police raid last May in north Georgia.

January 21, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


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