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McCain calls for summer-long suspension of gas tax

PITTSBURGH - Republican Sen. John McCain on Tuesday called for a summer-long suspension of the federal gasoline tax and several tax cuts as the likely presidential nominee sought to stem the public's pain from a troubled economy.

April 30, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Judge orders suspect in 1983 Conn. robbery held without bail

HARTFORD, Conn. - A Puerto Rican nationalist charged in a multimillion-dollar 1983 robbery should be held without bail until his trial, a federal magistrate ruled Tuesday.

April 30, 2008 | By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 4/15

DEAR ABBY: My parents will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year, so my siblings and I have been trying to plan something special.

April 30, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Obama comments divide Rust Belt voters in Pa., many say it was no big deal

SHENANDOAH, Pa. - Yes, some Democrats in Pennsylvania's Rust Belt communities were upset by Barack Obama's suggestion that voters there ''cling to guns or religion'' because of bitterness about their economic lot. But many more seem to think it was no big deal - and if there's a problem it's with the political slapfest that has followed.

April 30, 2008 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - April 16

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 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Sen. Jack Hill to speak at coalition's summit April 26

State Sen. Jack Hill and Georgia Southern alumnus Fred Stokes will be the guest speakers for the African American Business Owners Coalition's Economic Empowerment Summit on Saturday, April 26. The summit starts at 8 a.m. and runs to 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

April 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Woman convicted of running Washington prostitution service

WASHINGTON - A federal jury convicted a woman Tuesday of running a prostitution service that catered to members of Washington's political elite.

April 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Congo plane crashes at end of runway and bursts into flames

GOMA, Congo - A Congolese jetliner with about 85 people on board failed to take off Tuesday from an airport in this eastern town, slamming into a busy market neighborhood at the end of the runway and bursting into flames, officials said.

April 30, 2008 | By CHARLES NTIRYCHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-leader recalls Warsaw Ghetto uprising

LODZ, Poland - Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw ghetto by a handful of scrappy, poorly armed Jews against the Nazi army, becomes emotional when he speaks of the fighters he led.

April 30, 2008 | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 4/15

Mark Twain said, "Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint."

April 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Jurors deliberate in case of elderly women accused of hit-and-run killings for insurance

LOS ANGELES - Jurors began deliberating the fate of two elderly women accused of killing homeless men to collect insurance money, after a prosecutor said the women had gone ''out of their way to target men who had nothing.''

April 30, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 4/16

H.G. Wells wrote, "His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken."

April 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/16

There's a strong possibility you will end up having jurisdiction in some manner over the affairs of others. Handle it as best you can, because it'll prove to be significant to your future.

April 30, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 17-year-old female, 5 feet 9 inches, 130 pounds, athletic and in relatively good health.

April 30, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/16

DEAR ABBY: For most of my life, I have parted my hair on the right. I am now being told that men should part their hair on the left. Is there a correct side for men?

April 30, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Clubs beautify community during National Garden Week

An often quoted saying, "bloom where you're planted," extols a timely message, but perhaps the adage could add an additional thought: "Once you've ...

June 17, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: From the pond to the pan — here's to you, Dad

I've often been called "a chip off the ol' block." I am my father's daughter, there's no doubt about it. We're ...

June 17, 2017 | | Local


Mass. woman guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case

TAUNTON, Mass. - A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted ...

June 17, 2017 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press




It's anyone's game

ERIN, Wis. - The biggest surprise at this U.S. Open was not who was leading, but who was leaving.

June 16, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McGregor camp insists it's 'Game On'

SINGAPORE - Conor McGregor's fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 has been described by critics as a novelty and a sideshow, among other ...

June 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gators to break in pair of new basketball coaches

Just because school's out doesn't mean the Bulloch County coaching carousel has stopped spinning.

June 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Tennessee driveway end of the road for fugitives

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The man credited by law enforcement with holding two Georgia prison escapees at gunpoint until police arrived rejected the "hero" label on Friday ...

June 16, 2017 | By ERIK SCHELZIG and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local




Tormenta stymied to another draw on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC put forth another solid effort as it travelled to take on the Myrtle Beach Mutiny Thursday evening. But - in what has ...

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Teen vaping falls, study finds

NEW YORK - Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Escaped inmates captured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an ...

June 15, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


1st 2 claims in NFL concussion settlement total $9 million

The first two claims in the NFL's billion-dollar concussion settlement were announced Thursday, a total of $9 million in benefits.

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Russia making progress on racism before World Cup - report

MOSCOW - Russia has made progress fighting soccer racism ahead of next year's World Cup, but players, coaches and fans still risk abuse, a new ...

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Researcher finds Georgia voter records exposed on internet

ATLANTA - After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists repeatedly urged the ...

June 15, 2017 | By FRANK BAJAK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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