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Europe’s right-wing leaders seek new party to counter Islam, other perceived threats

VIENNA, Austria - Right-wing leaders from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and France announced plans Friday to form a pan-European party with a mission to ''rescue the Western world'' from Islam and other perceived threats.

February 09, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French bank trader was dealing in tens of billions of dollars

PARIS - The rogue futures trader who allegedly cost French bank Societe Generale $7.14 billion had been betting on an even larger scale - with tens of billions in fraudulent deals, the bank said Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 1/25

DEAR ABBY: Our divorced daughter has been dating "Brian," a man she met online, for a little over a year. My husband and I are concerned about the behavior of our 13-year-old granddaughter, "Lolita," toward him. Lolita is naive in many ways and unaware of the pitfalls she may encounter. She's constantly sitting on Brian's lap, hugging him, or talking to him in very close proximity.

February 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rival Kenyan leaders meet for first time since disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president and its main opposition leader met Thursday for the first time since the disputed Dec. 27 presidential vote, but they emerged still clearly divided over the central question of who really won the election.

February 08, 2008 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In a new tactic, Border Patrol targets immigrant-smuggling 800 miles from the border

PEARL, Miss. - Detective Nick McLendon, on stakeout duty along a dark stretch of eastbound Interstate 20, noticed a red Chevy Suburban with heavily tinted windows and no light over its rear Texas license plate. The missing light gave him all the excuse he needed to pull the SUV over.

February 08, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Funeral arrangements for Ledger are complete, family to arrive Friday

NEW YORK - Funeral arrangements for Heath Ledger have been completed and his relatives were expected to arrive in New York on Friday, a funeral home spokesman said.

February 08, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Marine indicted in colleague’s killing, but won’t face death penalty if he’s caught in Mexico

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - A grand jury indicted a Marine on a first-degree murder charge Thursday in the death of a pregnant colleague, but a prosecutor said he wouldn't seek the death penalty if the man is arrested in Mexico.

February 08, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


As superrich get richer, some tensions among colleges

New figures on university endowments confirm it's not just the ''haves'' and ''have nots'' in academe these days. Beyond the great majority of colleges, there's a growing group of the newly rich schools, and - at the top of the heap - a tiny cadre of ultra-wealthy institutions.

February 08, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


Bridge 1/25

Hans Christian Andersen claimed: "Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg."

February 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ford loses $2.8B in 4Q, offers more buyouts to US workers amid grim sales outlook

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter amid continued weakness in North America, said the outlook for U.S. sales in 2008 remains grim and is making more employee buyout offers to cut costs.

February 08, 2008 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | National


Egypt begins to control influx of Gazans; Israel says it wants ties cut with territory

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egyptian border guards took measures to control huge crowds of Palestinians streaming from Gaza to Egypt across a breached border for a second day Thursday, but they did not try to halt the flow.

February 08, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB and OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Societe Generale uncovers massive fraud by futures trader

PARIS - French bank Societe Generale said Thursday it has uncovered a 4.9 billion euro ($7.14 billion) fraud - one of history's biggest - by a single futures trader whose scheme of fictitious transactions was discovered as stock markets began to stumble in recent days.

February 08, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomber kills provincial police chief at blast site in Mosul

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed an Iraqi police chief and two other officers Thursday as they surveyed the site of the wreckage of a blast a day earlier that devastated a predominantly Sunni neighborhood in the volatile northern city of Mosul.

February 08, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prep Sports Blitz - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, January 24.

February 08, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Pakistani, Afghan, Iraqi leaders discuss scourge of suicide bombing at world forum

DAVOS, Switzerland - Fears of world recession briefly took a back seat Thursday at the World Economic Forum, where leaders from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq focused on how to establish security in their volatile regions.

February 08, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' honors veterans

WASHINGTON - The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation's capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom."

May 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Learning more about God from Jesus' parables

One of Jesus' favorite methods of teaching was the use of parables, described by someone long ago as "an earthly story with a heavenly meaning." The parable of the "Prodigal Son" is one of his most instructive about the nature of the heavenly father.

May 24, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The first hospitals — sanitariums — open in Statesboro

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 24, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the provincial capital

May 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Braves top Brew Crew in extras

ATLANTA - Jace Peterson was much more decisive on his first-pitch swing in the 11th inning than trying to determine if that hit was the highlight of his rookie season.

May 23, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Update: Police locate Oliver children

Thanks to publicity on news outlets and social media, the four Oliver children were turned over to other family members by the parents and then given to the Department of Family Chidlrens Services, Jared Akins, chief deputy for the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Saturday afternoon.

May 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Na leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas - The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

May 23, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


More bad news for Hawks: Korver out for rest of playoffs

ATLANTA - Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

May 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon not ready for sentiment yet

CONCORD, N.C. - Sentimentality can wait. Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.

May 23, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Safety questions hover over Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


SHS turns page on last season

The sound of Statesboro High football coach Steve Pennington screaming instructions to his players in a long sleeve jacket in 91 degree weather can mean only one thing-football is back for the Blue Devils.

May 22, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


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