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Yahoo says current Microsoft bid undervalues Yahoo, but not opposed to better deal

SEATTLE - Internet icon Yahoo Inc., under pressure of a three-week deadline from Microsoft to accept its $41 billion buyout bid, said Monday it doesn't oppose a deal with the world's largest software maker but wants a better offer.

April 22, 2008 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Technology Writer | National


New Jersey lawmakers poised to offer 6 weeks of paid leave to workers caring for relatives

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey may be poised to become the third state to require companies to offer six weeks of paid leave to workers wishing to care for a new child or sick relative.

April 22, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


HEALTHBEAT: Deadly skin cancer illustrates struggle to research rare diseases

WASHINGTON - The deadliest form of skin cancer is a little-studied type you've probably never heard of. After he died, Martin Whatley's classic rock 'n' roll guitar became his last weapon against it.

April 22, 2008 | By LAUREN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Clinton campaign senior strategist Mark Penn steps down as she turns to communications chief

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Hillary Rodham Clinton is turning to her communications chief and pollster to plan her presidential election strategy after giving the boot to a polarizing top aide because of his work on behalf of a trade agreement Clinton opposes.

April 22, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | National


Dad says ’Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin concealed ’pain and suffering’ behind public persona

BRISBANE, Australia - Late ''Crocodile Hunter'' Steve Irwin concealed pain and suffering behind his enthusiastic public persona, his father said in an interview broadcast Monday.

April 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Coroner’s jury rules Diana unlawfully killed by reckless actions of driver and paparazzi

LONDON - A coroner's jury ruled Monday that Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed through the reckless actions of their driver and paparazzi in 1997.

April 22, 2008 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Artistic animals provide zoos an untapped source of revenue

MILWAUKEE - Brittany wields her paintbrush with confidence, slapping it roughly against the canvas to produce streaks of green or smears of orange. With apparent pride, she steps back, inspects her work - and extends her trunk to receive a freshly loaded paintbrush.

April 22, 2008 | By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer | National


16 die in strike against fugitive Afghan warlord; 7 police killed in poppy field

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. and Afghan forces attacked a remote village in a mountainous region of northeastern Afghanistan following reports that an infamous insurgent leader was in the area, a governor said Monday. At least 16 people were killed.

April 22, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - April 8

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 22, 2008 | | Crime Report


Authorities get little information from children taken from Texas polygamist compound

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Authorities struggled Monday to persuade children to give them any information about the goings-on inside a breakaway Mormon compound built by jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs south of this West Texas city.

April 22, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Technical college chief visits OTC

Carl Swearingen, chair of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education for Georgia, visited Ogeechee Technical College recently to address college employees, as well as local OTC Board members. Following a luncheon in Swearingen's honor, a tour of the campus was conducted to allow Swearingen to see the various programs available at Ogeechee Tech. The chairman met with a number of college administrators and faculty members one-on-one to discuss first-hand the needs of the college, and the chairman's vision for the college and the system in general.

April 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


After questions about patriotism, Obama seeks to reassure voters that he loves America

BUTTE, Mont. - Barack Obama wants to make something clear: He loves America.

April 22, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS Associated Press Writer | National


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 22, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | National


Philly school program stopped weight gain in 2-year experiment; candy banned

NEW YORK - Five Philadelphia elementary schools replaced sodas with fruit juice. They scaled back snacks and banished candy. They handed out raffle tickets for wise food choices. They spent hours teaching kids, their parents and teachers about good nutrition.

April 22, 2008 | By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | National


Bush sends Colombia free trade pact to Congress, putting deal on track for vote in 90 days

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday sent Congress a controversial free trade agreement with Colombia - a move that will force lawmakers to vote within 90 legislative days on the pact, which is heavily opposed by Democrats.

April 22, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


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Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

OMAHA, Neb. - Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for theVirginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.

June 25, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking ofconcussions.

June 25, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Police report - 6-26-15; A man and a woman reported a forced-entry burglary.

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.

June 25, 2015 | | Police Report


US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON - Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.

June 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

June 25, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local




Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


South Georgia Fury growing, improving

In just five short years, the South Georgia Fury softball organization grew from humble beginnings to a powerhouse travel team organization on the rise.

June 24, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


New era in police recruitment

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay.

June 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


Going to camp in 3D

A different kind of summer camp this week using a blooming technology, brought a new twist to Statesboro summers.

June 24, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 23, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gov. Deal: Confederate flag license plate needs redesign

ATLANTA - Georgia's specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag should be redesigned, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday, after initially telling reporters he wouldn't urge changes.

June 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




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