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With veto power and little to lose, Bush is blistering Democratic-controlled Congress

WASHINGTON - President Bush's agenda these days is not subtle: Blast Democratic lawmakers for ineptitude. Then find a way to do it again.

November 17, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Palestinian president holds rare meeting with Hamas members, aides say it was not official

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with members of Hamas on Friday for the first time since the militant group ousted his forces and took over the Gaza Strip in June.

November 17, 2007 | By DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Arizona nuclear plant on lockdown after worker stopped from entering grounds with explosive

PHOENIX - Security officials at the nation's largest nuclear power plant detained a contract worker with a small explosive device in the back of his pickup truck Friday, authorities said.

November 17, 2007 | By CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush vetoes water projects bill even though Congress has votes to override

WASHINGTON - An increasingly confrontational President Bush on Friday vetoed a bill authorizing hundreds of popular water projects even though lawmakers can count enough votes to override him.

November 17, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Oil or gas? Rising heating bills prompting homeowners to consider a switch

NEW YORK - With his furnace sputtering its final gasps, Charles Comito decided it was time to trade in his heating oil system for natural gas this year. The switch cost $4,400, a price he says will be worthwhile in the chilly months ahead.

November 17, 2007 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Business Writer | Nation


Annual Farm & Forest Festival Saturday

The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden will holds its annual Farm & Forest Festival and Plant Sale today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival allows children of all ages to see what farm life was like back in the 1920s and 1930s through arts & crafts, games and activities. Farm-fresh produce provided by local farmers will be available for purchase at the Farmer's Market. Admission to the event is free.

November 17, 2007 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


8-year-old Ohio twins gain fame for anti-wedgie underwear design using fabric fastener

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wedgie-proof underwear earned 8-year-old twin boys a spot Friday on ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show.''

November 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Civil rights museum’s racial makeup becomes an issue in the city where King was assassinated

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The National Civil Rights Museum, built around the motel where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, is drawing criticism that its governing board is too white and too closely tied to big business to watch over such an important piece of black history.

November 17, 2007 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pants-dropping, coin-flipping incidents cost Virginia judge his job

RICHMOND, Va. - A judge who ordered a woman to drop her pants and decided a custody dispute by flipping a coin was removed from the bench by the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday.

November 17, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mexican officials rush aid to flooded Gulf coast state; health experts fear outbreaks

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico - Military trucks hauled bottled water, food and clothing to Mexico's flooded Gulf coast Friday as rescue workers in helicopters and boats worked furiously to retrieve thousands of victims stranded on rooftops.

November 17, 2007 | By ANTONIO VILLEGAS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Toxic fumes blamed for deaths of 4 workers at industrial site in Superior, Wis.

SUPERIOR, Wis. - Toxic fumes are believed to have killed four workers whose bodies were pulled from a 12-foot-deep sewer line near a construction company landfill, authorities said Friday.

November 17, 2007 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press Writer | Nation


5 million Totino’s, Jeno’s frozen pizzas recalled for possible E. coli

MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli contamination.

November 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Worst-case scenario in the South: Tennessee town has run out of water and has to truck it in

ORME, Tenn. - As twilight falls over this Tennessee town, Mayor Tony Reames drives up a dusty dirt road to the community's towering water tank and begins his nightly ritual in front of a rusty metal valve.

November 16, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senior-laden Terriers in first place

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Wofford ended last season as one of the hottest teams in the nation, winning its last five games. Due to slow start that contributed to a 7-4 record it was left out of the FCS playoff field.

November 16, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Gators face must-win situation

High-school homecomings conjure up memories of mums with the number of a specific football player in the middle, members of the homecoming court nervously walking across the field at halftime with each secretly wishing that their name would be called and the night-ending homecoming dance.

November 16, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


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Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.

October 21, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Reeling Tech loses Laskey

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.

October 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech


For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

October 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Statesboro Allstate agent helps CASA receive grant

Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Statesboro's Digital Office Equipment expands to Augusta

Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.

October 21, 2014 | By NATALIE CROFTS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World




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