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Nearly 200 Zimbabwe opposition supporters released

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police on Tuesday released nearly 200 people who were arrested last week in a raid at opposition headquarters, while President Bush called on Zimbabwe's neighbors to step up the pressure on longtime leader Robert Mugabe.

May 14, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dallas man freed by DNA testing after 27 years in prison

DALLAS - A Dallas man who spent more than 27 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit was freed Tuesday, after being incarcerated longer than any other wrongfully convicted U.S. inmate cleared by DNA testing

May 14, 2008 | By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writer | National


3 tornadoes rip through Va.; more than 200 people hurt

SUFFOLK, Va. - Weary residents and business owners, some awakening in emergency shelters, braced themselves to see what was left of their homes and livelihoods Tuesday after three tornadoes smashed houses, piled cars on each other and injured more than 200 people.

May 14, 2008 | By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press Writer | National


Cowboy Cookoff for St. Jude to be held Saturday

It's grilling with style, and for a good cause.

May 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Veteran lawmaker challenges Barrow in congressional primary

SAVANNAH - Though short on money, a state legislator will challenge U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the summer Democratic primary believing a grassroots campaign will be enough to unseat a veteran Congressman with a million-dollar war chest on his drive for a third term.

May 14, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Study finds increases in nursing home, assisted living costs

NEW YORK - Costs for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and some in-home care services have increased for a fifth consecutive year, and could rise further if a shortage of long-term care workers isn't resolved, a new study indicates.

May 14, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 4/30

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have cholesterol deposits in my eye sockets. They first appeared when I was in my early 30s, at a time when I was very athletic. My cholesterol level was so low that I tested out in the rare category. I went to an allegedly reputable eye surgeon, who told me I had cysts. He removed them surgically, leaving me with no eyelashes on the outside corners of both eyes, one eye a different shape than the other and scarring in the lower lash line. The deposits ultimately returned, and now there is a considerable amount below ...

May 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


US Marines expand NATO’s presence in southern Afghanistan

OUTSIDE GARMSER, Afghanistan - Marines stormed into a Taliban-held town before daybreak Tuesday, trading gunfire with insurgents on the ground and using helicopter gunships to destroy a militant compound in one of Afghanistan's most violent regions.

May 14, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani government gambles on peace talks with militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - As power shifts in Pakistan from U.S. anti-terrorism ally President Pervez Musharraf, the new government is gambling on peace talks with Islamic militants to push back the tide of violent extremism.

May 14, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan security chiefs knew of plot to kill Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's three top security chiefs managed to hold onto their jobs Tuesday despite admitting before parliament that they failed to prevent an attack on President Hamid Karzai even though they knew about the plot.

May 14, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


From top of the trees to top of the golf world

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The house where Lorena Ochoa grew up overlooks the swimming pool at Guadalajara Country Club, a playground paradise for a tiny, wiry girl with big dreams.

May 14, 2008 | By THERESA BRADLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China sentences 30 people — some to life — over Tibet riots

BEIJING - Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet.

May 14, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democratic senators want tougher OSHA penalties

WASHINGTON - People can get more prison time for mail fraud than for violating safety standards that can kill workers, Democratic senators said Tuesday as they called for tougher punishment for workplace fatalities and stricter enforcement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

May 14, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Washington


Mukasey calls for $550 million to fight drug smuggling

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey urged Congress Tuesday to approve more than $500 million to help fight crime in Mexico and Central America.

May 14, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed poised to cut rates; may take a break after that

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is poised to deliver another interest rate cut to millions of people and businesses this week, although that could be the last break they get for a while.

May 14, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


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Help coming soon for Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.

May 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Brady appeals suspension as Pats rebut league's decision

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.

May 14, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey charged with jury tampering

Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.

May 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




History made in Panthers' season

Portal High School's girls track and field team showed they can compete with any school at the state level, despite not having a home track to practice on.

May 13, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves baffled in 2-hit loss

CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gas prices still look low for summer

NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.

May 13, 2015 | By JONATHAN FAHEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was going 106 mph

PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Local


Amtrak train derails killing 6 people; investigation begins

PHILADELPHIA - Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press




SEB, Portal headed to state tournament

PORTAL - In just a few short years, the Portal girls golf team has gone from a brand new program to a local power.

May 12, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves let late lead slip away

CINCINNATI - Mike Foltynewicz's best start ended badly, done in by one errant throw to second base.

May 12, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Man resists arrest

A man caught stealing from woman's car punched her, tried to steal her car and fled, but sheriff's deputies caught him after a short chase. They used a Taser to subdue the man, who screamed that they should have killed and beaten him "like they do on TV."

May 12, 2015 | | Local


Man arrested after smashing window, saving dog from hot car

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia state law allows an individual to break a car window to save a child in distress, but the same protection does not apply when a pet's life is at stake, as one man has quickly found out.

May 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


City Council alcohol law work session rescheduled to May 27

Originally scheduled for today, Statesboro City Council rescheduled a work session on a proposed new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance to May 27 at 3 p.m.

May 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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