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Rice, visiting Baghdad, praises steps toward national reconciliation in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that Iraq's national reconciliation has moved along ''quite remarkably,'' citing a new law that lets thousands of former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party reclaim government jobs or pensions.

January 30, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japanese whalers detain activists who boarded their vessel

TOKYO - Japanese whalers detained two activists accused of throwing acid at and illegally boarding their vessel in Antarctica on Tuesday. An official denied claims the men were assaulted and tied to the mast.

January 30, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Climbers missing in storm on Oregon’s Mount Hood call and say they’re on way down

PORTLAND, Ore. - A pair of climbers missing in treacherous weather on Mount Hood reported by cell phone Tuesday that they were on their way off the mountain after getting lost and spending the night in a snow cave.

January 30, 2008 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER Associated Press Writer | National


FDA says cloned animals are safe for food

WASHINGTON - Meat and milk from cloned animals is as safe as that from their counterparts bred the old-fashioned way, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday - but sales still won't begin right away.

January 30, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


In the Rust Belt, drugs moved in as steel moved out; the dealers are the ones in flashy SUVs

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. - Amid the bleak, run-down brick buildings, drug dealers drive around in shiny SUVs, Cadillacs and convertibles, the sun glinting off their chrome-plated spinning hubs.

January 30, 2008 | By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wholesale prices in 2007 at fastest pace in 26 year; Retail sales weak, inventories stack up

WASHINGTON - Wholesale inflation last year shot up by the largest amount in 26 years while retailers suffered their worst December shopping season in five years as mounting economic woes caused consumers to put away their wallets.

January 30, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Transportation panel urges gas tax increase of up to 40 cents per gallon to fix roadways

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal gasoline taxes should be increased up to 40 cents per gallon over five years, a divided special commission urged Tuesday in calling for drastic changes to fix aging bridges and roads and reduce traffic deaths.

January 30, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Democratic presidential rivals take contest to court, debate and voting booth

LAS VEGAS - Democratic presidential rivals and their supporters vied for advantage in the courts, on a debate stage and at the ballot box on Tuesday in an unsettled race for the party's nomination to the White House.

January 30, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Feds finally agree to give benefit to family of volunteer firefighter killed Sept. 11

NEW YORK - After a five-year fight, the U.S. government has dropped its effort to prevent a volunteer firefighter killed at the World Trade Center from receiving a federal death benefit for public safety officers who die on the job.

January 30, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Police arrest man in New York in case of woman who vanished 7 months ago in Florida

MIAMI - Detectives on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of killing a New York woman who has been missing for more than seven months, authorities said.

January 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Colo. House panel to investigate lawmaker’s kick at photographer

DENVER - The Colorado Legislature launched an investigation Tuesday into whether a state lawmaker should be disciplined for kicking a newspaper photographer.

January 30, 2008 | By STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated Press Writer | National


Sex-assault conviction against Texas man accused of kidnapping and raping 5 other men

HOUSTON - A jury convicted a man Tuesday of raping another man, one of five sexual assaults he is accused of committing on men in an eight-month spree in 2006.

January 30, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Fed auctions $30 billion to banks to combat credit crisis, additional auctions expected

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, working to combat the effects of a serious credit crisis, said Tuesday it had auctioned $30 billion in funds to commercial banks at an interest rate of 3.95 percent.

January 30, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Saudi oil minister: Kingdom will raise production only if market justifies it

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia will raise oil production only when the market justifies it, the kingdom's oil minister said Tuesday, in response to President Bush's request that OPEC nations increase output to reduce world oil prices.

January 30, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


McCain, Romney, Huckabee seek Michigan victory

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - John McCain sought to keep his momentum going strong. Mitt Romney looked to keep his candidacy afloat. And Mike Huckabee simply wanted to keep defying expectations.

January 30, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

LOS ANGELES - After three weeks of box office dominance, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" ceded its reign to "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated international charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of its North America release this week.

December 14, 2014 | By LINDSAY BAHR Associated Press | Associated Press


Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.

December 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Local teams light up basketball court

Bulloch Academy basketball sweeps

December 14, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


SHS takes the rematch

PORTAL - Just one week after an overtime epic at the Devil's Den, Statesboro and Portal once again took to the court.

December 13, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




CIA report in contrast with human rights declaration

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December 13, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Nation's fate is in God's hands

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December 13, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Transportation funding top legislative issue in Ga.

ATLANTA - Georgia's transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol.

December 13, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Young author advises others to ‘stay strong’ with new book

When Ja'Mario Walker met legendary Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson, his first words were, "Hey, A.P., I can beat you in a race."

December 13, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Panthers have a day

PORTAL - Over the last few seasons, Portal and Calvary Day have had plenty of classic shootouts in the Region 3-A tournament.

December 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA wrestlers mixing it up with GHSA

Bulloch Academy is no stranger to success on the wrestling mat, but this season offers a whole new host of opponents for the Gators to stack up

December 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Claxton tops War Eagles

CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers took down visiting Jenkins County with a 67-59 win on Friday.

December 12, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


A scandal-free Heisman Trophy ceremony, for once

NEW YORK - It was just two guys talking football and posing for pictures with a big bronze trophy.

December 12, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Jones misses another practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Another Falcons practice without Julio Jones was followed by another vote of confidence from coach Mike Smith that the star wide receiver will make it back from his hip injury this week.

December 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hawkinsville holds on, takes Class A title

ATLANTA - Warren Singletary scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and Hawkinsville defeated Irwin County, 15-6, for the Georgia High School Association Class A-Public state football title on Friday at the Georgia Dome.

December 12, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


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