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Russia recognizes breakaway Georgian regions

MOSCOW - Russia formally recognized the breakaway Georgian territories at the heart of its war with Georgia on Tuesday, heightening tensions with the West as the United States dispatched a military ship bearing aid to a port city still patrolled by Russian troops.

September 10, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Number of uninsured drops; poverty holds steady

WASHINGTON - The number of people lacking health insurance dropped by more than 1 million in 2007, the first annual decline since the Bush administration took office, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

September 10, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government wants slower ship speeds to aid whales

WASHINGTON - The government on Monday recommended a speed limit for commercial ships along the Atlantic coast, where collisions with the endangered right whale threaten its existence.

September 10, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rice hopeful of Mideast peace before Bush leaves

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that ''God willing'' there could still be a Mideast peace agreement before the end of President Bush's term in office.

September 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Edwards’ wife criticized for silence on affair

RALEIGH, N.C. - Two weeks after a devastating revelation sent her husband into political exile, Elizabeth Edwards isn't getting the steady sympathy usually afforded to a woman scorned.

September 10, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Gun charges expected in Obama plot

DENVER - Three men who authorities initially feared were plotting to assassinate Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention are facing only gun charges - signaling they never posed a real threat.

September 10, 2008 | By STEVEN K. PAULSON and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writers | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Famous Amos reads to kids; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday August 26, 2008

September 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. SAT scores drop for 2nd straight year

ATLANTA - Scores on the SAT college-entrance exam dropped for a second straight year in Georgia, pushing a state that has struggled to rise from the bottom of the rankings back down one place.

September 10, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


FDIC: bank profits fell by 86 percent in 2Q

WASHINGTON - U.S. banking industry profits plunged by 86 percent in the second quarter and the number of troubled banks jumped to the highest level in about five years, as slumps in the housing and credit markets continued.

September 10, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hurricane recovery confronts low literacy rate

NEW ORLEANS - Marsha Williams always hesitated when mail arrived from the government, but after Hurricane Katrina she began to fear the letters.

September 10, 2008 | By JOHN MORENO GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National


Baseball source tells AP replay starts Thursday

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball reversed its long-standing opposition to instant replay and will allow umpires to check video on home run calls in series that start Thursday, a person familiar with the announcement told The Associated Press.

September 10, 2008 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/27

Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening."

September 10, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/27

In the year ahead, you will focus more on improving your financial situation than you will other things in your life. You'll realize success the moment you put forth the necessary energy required to better things.

September 10, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


GSU Tailgating Show - GSU vs. Austin Peay

The GSU Tailgate Show - GSU vs. Austin Peay

September 09, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The GSU Tailgate Show


Texas students pack bookbags; teachers pack heat

HARROLD, Texas - Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms.

''It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns,'' said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. ''I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it.''

September 09, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | Local


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SEB splits meet, falls to Islands in three sets

SEB split their volleyball games Thursday night, dropping their first game to Islands High School 25-22, 19-25, 21-25 and coming back to win the second ...

August 18, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Looking beyond the home team in Olympic basketball coverage

NEW YORK (AP) - In Rio and any other Olympics, broadcasters are frequently criticized for a concentration on a home nation's athletes that causes it ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bello, Na share Wyndham lead at -7

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Rested after the Rio Olympics, Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday in the Wyndham Championship for a share of ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US beats France 86-67 to advance to finals

RIO DE JANEIRO - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart to retire in June 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men's and women ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brazilian police: Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and ...

August 18, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE, PETER PRENGAMAN and LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteers sought in Zika battle

WASHINGTON - Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.

August 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Dr. Laurie B. Mascolo is set to lead Portal Elementary School through the 2016-17 school year as interim principal, after an Aug. 11 vote by ...

August 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Twins pour it on late to rout Braves

ATLANTA - Kyle Gibson pitched his first nine-inning complete game and the Minnesota Twins overcame two hits from hyped prospect Dansby Swanson in his big league ...

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Swanson makes big league debut for hometown Braves

ATLANTA - Shortstop Dansby Swanson, born and raised in the north Atlanta suburbs, is making no promises to help turn around his hometown Braves.

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Lady Jackets look for big things in new season

August 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


US routs Argentina 105-78, moves into men's basketball semis

RIO DE JANEIRO - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 17, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable ...

August 17, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Associated Press


Prayers on Greek Row

Hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row at Georgia Southern University's campus Tuesday night to join in "The Prayer Walk: Thriving ...

August 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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