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Wachovia loses $8.9B, cuts 6,350 workers, dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wachovia Corp. reported a surprisingly large second-quarter loss Tuesday, deflating Wall Street's hopes that the nation's big banks are weathering the credit crisis well. The bank said it lost $8.86 billion, is slashing its dividend and eliminating 10,750 positions after losses tied to mortgages soared.

August 06, 2008 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS AP Business Writer | National


School board brings back paddling with parental permission

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. - Twiggs County principals will be pulling out their dusty paddles when school resumes and using them when students act up.

August 06, 2008 | By JULIE HUBBARD The Telegraph in Macon | National


’Unfathomable’ end for victim of womb-slash slay

PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a slain pregnant woman may have been alive and was possibly drugged when a baby was ripped from her womb, allegedly by a woman who tried to pass the infant off as her own.

August 05, 2008 | By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press Writer | National


McCain says Obama still wrong on Iraq, Afghanistan

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Republican Sen. John McCain insisted on Monday that he has been consistently right on both Iraq and Afghanistan while Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama ''has been completely wrong.''

August 05, 2008 | BY TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush gives US Olympians a rousing send-off

WASHINGTON - President Bush gave U.S. Olympians a rousing White House send-off to next month's games in Beijing, urging them Monday to ''compete swifter, higher and stronger'' but also be mindful they will be ''ambassadors of liberty'' to the people of China and elsewhere.

August 05, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Facebook gets a facelift to help users share

NEW YORK - The popular online hangout Facebook is sporting a new look to reflect changes in how its members communicate with each other and how they share photos and updates about their lives.

August 05, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Father struggles to carry on slain family’s legacy

CHESHIRE, Conn. - A year ago, Dr. William Petit had a thriving medical practice. He lived in a comfortable colonial house adorned with flower gardens in an upscale Connecticut suburb with his wife and two daughters admired for their charitable works.

August 05, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press Writers | National


Reality trumps ideology in Fannie-Freddie rescue

WASHINGTON - Odd alliances are at work as President Bush and congressional Democrats band together to save Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

August 05, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Portugal closes case of missing British girl

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's attorney general ordered police Monday to halt their investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann because detectives uncovered no evidence of a crime during their 14-month probe.

August 05, 2008 | By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Worse may come for epic lines at Tijuana crossing

TIJUANA, Mexico - It looks like any Southern California traffic jam - except you can buy a cappuccino and a 4-foot statue of Jesus from your car while watching dogs sniff vehicles for drugs.

August 05, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Back-to-School Party; Summer Basketball Jam

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday July 21, 2008

August 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Embattled Grady hospital names new CEO

ATLANTA - Grady Memorial Hospital's nonprofit board on Monday named a hospital executive with 20 years of experience to lead the embattled health care system that was facing closure a year ago.

August 05, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Rescuers search off Guam for crew of crashed B-52

HONOLULU - Rescue crews were searching a vast area of floating debris and a sheen of oil Monday for crew members of an Air Force B-52 bomber that crashed off the island of Guam, officials said.

August 05, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Fish pedicures: Carp rid human feet of scaly skin

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.

August 05, 2008 | By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer | National


Yahoo settles with Icahn to avert August showdown

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. averted a showdown with rabble-rousing investor Carl Icahn on Monday by giving him three seats on its board of directors in a truce that still leaves the door open for a possible sale to Microsoft Corp.

August 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


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Ticket deadline extended for Historical Society meeting

Ticket sales for the 43rd Annual Bulloch County Historical Society meeting are available through Wednesday at the front counter of the Statesboro Herald office at ...

June 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Trooper trouble in Georgia

ATLANTA - More than 2,700 men and women applied to become Georgia state troopers last year, but only 30 passed a variety of evaluations and ...

June 18, 2016 | | Local




Mexico's Daniel Suarez sets sights on NASCAR Xfinity title

NEWTON, Iowa - Daniel Suarez had his breakout moment last weekend, holding off Kyle Busch at Michigan to become the first Mexican winner in NASCAR national ...

June 17, 2016 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Braves top Mets in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - John Gant, the rookie righty with the weird windup, earned his first big league win by beating the team that traded him ...

June 17, 2016 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Warriors limping to finish as Game 7 looms ahead

CLEVELAND (AP) - The level of tension is growing rapidly for theGolden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of ...

June 17, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Gamers redefining what it means to be an athlete

ATLANTA (AP) - Right across the street from the spaceship-looking studio where teams of video gamers are competing in a frenetic shoot-'em-up known as Counter-Strike ...

June 17, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

VIENNA - In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ...

June 17, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Large alligator captured off Tybee

ATLANTA - Authorities have reopened beaches along the Georgia coast after a large alligator spotted in the Atlantic Ocean was captured at a popular tourist spot ...

June 17, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local




Jones embracing leadership role

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - It took six years for Julio Jones to become the leader of the Atlanta Falcons' receiving group.

June 16, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Soggy start to Oakmont Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta secures first ever victory

In its first four games in franchise history, Tormenta FC didn't record a single goal.

June 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Obama embraces Orlando families

ORLANDO, Fla. - Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a ...

June 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

OAKMONT, Pa. - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at ...

June 15, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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