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Wildfires pop up across Texas and New Mexico, prompting temporary evacuations

ROBERT LEE, Texas - Fire officials kept watch Tuesday on a wildfire threatening this town of 1,500 people, but evacuated residents were allowed to return.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Al-Qaida suspect arrested over October assassination attempt on Bhutto that killed 150

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has arrested a suspected al-Qaida militant who slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto named before her death as one of those involved in an attempt on her life in October, a senior government official said Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Authorities isolate killer’s voice on desperate 911 call from a Lane Bryant in Illinois

TINLEY PARK, Ill. - Police have released 37 seconds of a 911 call made from a suburban Chicago Lane Bryant store, hoping someone will recognize the voice of the man who shot to death five women during a botched robbery.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in custody of Arizona authorities to face new charges

PHOENIX - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was handed over to Arizona authorities Tuesday to face charges alleging he arranged the marriages of two teenage girls to older men.

March 12, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


Jury selection beginning for corruption trial of former mayor of N.J.’s biggest city

NEWARK, N.J. - Jury selection began Tuesday for the first of two federal corruption trials facing former Mayor Sharpe James.

March 12, 2008 | By JANET FRANKSTON LORIN Associated Press Writer | National


Needle exchange program struggles to reach IV drug users in NJ, last state to adopt practice

CAMDEN, N.J. - New Jersey has become the last state where intravenous drug users can legally get clean needles, but two of the state's three needle exchanges are struggling to get clients.

March 12, 2008 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Writer | National


Shootings exact a toll far beyond the dead and wounded; the burden on the taxpayer is heavy

PHILADELPHIA - Antoine Rosenbaum, shot in the back by a stranger and paralyzed from the chest down, carries a heavy load for someone just 25.

March 12, 2008 | By JOANN LOVIGLIO Associated Press Writer | National


Ethanol carries a little-recognized risk: Fires require special firefighting foam

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The nation's drive toward alternative fuels carries a danger many communities have been to slow to recognize: Ethanol fires are harder to put out than gasoline ones and require a special type of firefighting foam.

March 12, 2008 | By CHRIS BLANK Associated Press Writer | National


McCain disavows radio talk show host who calls Obama ’hack, Chicago-style’ politician

CINCINNATI - Republican John McCain quickly denounced the comments of a radio talk show host who while warming up a campaign crowd referred repeatedly to Barack Hussein Obama and called the Democratic presidential candidate a ''hack, Chicago-style'' politician.

March 12, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Nuke plant shutdown causes Florida power outages, affecting more than 3 million customers

MIAMI - Florida's largest utility shut down a nuclear reactor south of Miami Tuesday, causing sporadic power outages affecting more than 3 million people across the southern end of the state. Authorities did not specify the cause of the shutdown but say there were no safety concerns.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


US Airways will permit only 1 free checked-in suitcase, plans to charge $25 for second

TEMPE, Ariz. - US Airways Group Inc. said Tuesday it will start charging fliers $25 to check in a second bag, the latest effort by the company to raise revenue and deal with rising costs.

March 12, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN AP Business Writer | National


Army official says no reason to doubt Obama story of ill-equipped troops

WASHINGTON - Gen. George Casey, the Army's chief of staff, said Tuesday he has no reason to doubt Barack Obama's recent account by an Army captain that a rifle platoon in Afghanistan didn't have enough soldiers or weapons.

March 12, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush predicts voters will replace him with GOP president who will ’keep up the fight’ in Iraq

WASHINGTON - President Bush predicted Monday that voters will replace him with a Republican president who will ''keep up the fight'' in Iraq.

March 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bridge 2/27

While I was searching for a deal featuring Marilyn Johnson, a three-time world champion who died last year, I found two interesting defensive plays from the 1978 Spingold Knockout Teams in Toronto.

March 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/27

It won't be enough for you to be successful on the material plane only in the year ahead. It will become important for you to evaluate your life from a broader dimension. On your search for the purpose of life, you'll grow immensely.

March 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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15 MLB clubs open up shop for spring training

LAKELAND, Fla. - Even for an accomplished veteran like Justin Verlander, the start of spring training can be special.

February 14, 2017 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Danica Patrick gets sponsorship help days before Daytona 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - One of Danica Patrick's sponsors has stepped up to fill a sudden funding void created when Stewart-Haas Racing sued her ...

February 14, 2017 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


No Tiger? - No more problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tiger Woods skipped his hometown tournament for the first time in 2002 to recover from remnants of a virus. That prompted a ...

February 14, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NBA party over there, where? Not in Charlotte this weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hornets season ticket holder Doug Doggett was planning on ponying up several hundred dollars for tickets to the NBA All-Star game this ...

February 14, 2017 | By STEVE REED AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Alice follows the White Rabbit to the Boro

Bits N' Pieces Puppet Theatre will bring the beloved children's classic, "Alice in Wonderland," to the Emma Kelly Theater for a Family Night Out ...

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

WASHINGTON - Don't expect designer babies any time soon - but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity ...

February 14, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Prayer service held for local resident with leukemia

Family, friends and community members gathered last week for a prayer service at Connection Church for local resident Clay Chandler, owner of Chandler Roofing.

February 14, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Region tourney comes to the Boro

Though the GISA runs a week behind the GHSA when it comes to basketball, that doesn't mean they shouldn't get their shine as ...

February 13, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Men’s basketball falls at App despite 32 from Brown

If college basketball is all about peaking at the right time, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team has some work to do over the ...

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ortiz missing from Red Sox roster for 1st time since 2002

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - When the Boston Red Sox started to report for spring training Monday, David Ortiz was missing.

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and ...

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

ATLANTA - They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been ...

February 13, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia ...

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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