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US Official: Al-Qaida terrorist dead of natural causes

WASHINGTON - An Egyptian al-Qaida boss believed to be the planner behind the foiled 2006 terrorist plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic is dead of natural causes, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.

April 24, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: Plankenhorn, SHS & Portal baseball - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, April 10 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 24, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Families seeking to adopt from China face longer, emotionally draining waits

NEW YORK - China remains the country of choice for thousands of Americans seeking to adopt a child, but the time frame for new applications is now often triple what it was a few years ago and many families are enduring uncertain, emotionally draining waits.

April 24, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Sooner or later, Bush’s legacy to be defined by war in Iraq

WASHINGTON - If he has doubts, he does not voice them. If he has regrets about his decision, he does not show them. More than five years into a war that has been longer, bloodier and costlier than the country expected, President Bush never wavers: The battle in Iraq is just, the victory assured.

April 24, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP NewsBreak: Bush to announce shorter Army tours as he endorses a pause in troop cuts

WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to announce on Thursday that Army units heading to war after Aug. 1 will serve 12-month tours rather than the 15 months that soldiers are currently deployed, senior defense officials said.

April 24, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Authorities ID severed hands, feet found in SC; victim knew she was in danger, mom says

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A woman whose severed hands and feet were found outside two homes about a mile apart had known her life was in danger, her mother said Tuesday.

April 24, 2008 | By KATRINA A. GOGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


Texas couple accused of killing toddler in their care while parents served in Iraq, Germany

EL PASO, Texas - A Fort Bliss soldier and his wife were arrested Tuesday on charges of killing a 2-year-old girl in their care and seriously injuring her older brother while their military parents served overseas.

April 24, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National


John Hopkins performs 6 kidney transplants at once; 1 person was key to chain of donations

BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins surgeons transplanted a half-dozen kidneys simultaneously, an operation believed to be the first of its kind, hospital officials announced Tuesday.

April 24, 2008 | By ALEX DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer | National


Kenyan opposition party suspends talks with government, youths set slum fires in protest

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition party suspended talks with the government Tuesday and hundreds of angry young opposition backers set fires to protest delays in reaching a power-sharing deal.

April 23, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Opposition accuses government of unleashing violence following Zimbabwean election

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Opposition officials accused Zimbabwe's ruling party Tuesday of orchestrating a campaign of violence in remote rural areas in an effort to intimidate opponents of President Robert Mugabe ahead of a likely runoff election.

April 23, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 4/9

Carl Jung, who died in 1961, said, "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

April 23, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/9

DEAR ABBY: My 13-year-old twin daughters were very close, considered each other their "best friend" and got along beautifully sharing a room. Disagreements and arguments were rare and nearly always minor.

April 23, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


White House candidates question top commander in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus, meet your next commander in chief.

April 23, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - April 9

(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.)

April 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


McCain says Democratic rivals’ call for troop withdrawal from Iraq a ’failure of leadership’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday that calls from his Democratic rivals to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq stand as a ''failure of leadership'' as they are making promises they cannot keep.

April 23, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Gurley con only watch on Pro Day

ATHENS, Ga. - While he continues to rehab his knee - and his reputation - Todd Gurley is relying on game film to make his case for the NFL draft.

March 18, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


SEB boys dominate local competition

Southeast Bulloch had a banner day on the track Wednesday as its boys ran away with a convincint victory while the girls notched a second place finish in a meet that included SEB, Bulloch Academy, South Effingham, Emanueld County Institute and Johnson of Savannah.

March 18, 2015 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Syracuse's Boeheim to retire in three years

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach - revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But the coda to his decorated career has become tinged with undeniable blemishes, laid out in harsh penalties for violations the NCAA says show Boeheim and the university lost control of athletics.

March 18, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


VFW post seeks help for public service

After adding just two new members last year, Statesboro's VFW post plans to do more community service in 2015, but continues to struggle for volunteers and funds.

March 18, 2015 | | Local


Butler back in

DeleteINDIANAPOLIS- Butler is heading back to the NCAA Tournament with a new resume and an old mantra.

March 17, 2015 | MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Early exit for Borland

You can still count on two hands how many players walked away from a pro football career with more good days likely ahead of them than behind.

March 17, 2015 | JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Savannah celebrates St. Patrick's Day in springtime sunshine

SAVANNAH - For those who could escape work -and thousands of green-garbed tourists and locals did - Tuesday turned out to be a nearly perfect day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah.

March 17, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Eastern Heights Baptist Church hosts Passover Seder

Eastern Heights Baptist Church will hold a Model Seder Meal, presented by the organization "Jews for Jesus," on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center Fellowship Hall.

March 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


iGot hits the streets March 24

Community volunteers will hit the streets next week for Ogeechee Technical College's 2015 iGot campaign.

March 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




SHS wins region opener

The Statesboro High School baseball team seems to be on a roll after a rocky 0-4 start to the season. The Blue Devils (5-4, 1-0 Region 3-AAAAA) are currently riding a five-game win streak and picked up the team's first region victory of the season after defeating Bradwell Institute 6-4 Monday night.

March 16, 2015 | By HORRACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulldogs' Gaines confident he'll play in tourney

ATHENS - Georgia's NCAA Tournament outlook rests heavily on its medical report.

March 16, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Braves tie Houston in split-squad matchup

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Sabermetrics was very good to Dallas Keuchel last season, recognizing him as baseball's best groundball pitcher and playing a part in his selection as the AL's Gold Glove pitcher.

March 16, 2015 | By DICK SCANLAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Can anyone top Kentucky?

There's a way to beat Kentucky.

March 16, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: As Harvick soars, it's not clear who can stop the champ

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - To the surprise of none, Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix.

March 16, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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