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How to fix social security

Everyone's looking for solutions.

May 30, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists


Top Taliban leader vows revenge on America

KHAR, Pakistan - A top Taliban leader vowed Thursday to target the U.S. after an alleged missile strike killed several people in northwest Pakistan, a threat that could undermine the new government's efforts to negotiate peace deals with militants.

May 30, 2008 | By HABIBULLAH KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Incoming president of Taiwan doubts China unification

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's president-elect said Thursday that unification with China is unlikely ''in our lifetimes,'' but pledged to reach out to the longtime rival while maintaining good relations with the United States.

May 30, 2008 | By PETER ENAV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

Jeremy Rosier is the consummate baseball player.

May 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Congress passes farm bill with veto-proof margin

WASHINGTON - With veto-proof margins, Congress on Thursday sent President Bush a bill boosting farm subsidies and money for food stamps to help the poor deal with rising grocery prices.

May 30, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Magellan aided by El Nino

WASHINGTON - The El Nino phenomenon that has puzzled climate scientists in recent decades may have assisted the first trip around the world nearly 500 years ago.

May 30, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


House members debate surtax to fund veterans’ education

WASHINGTON - The House kicked off a partisan debate Thursday on a Democratic plan to sharply boost education benefits for Iraq-Afghanistan veterans as the price for approving President Bush's long-stalled request for war funding.

May 30, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Man gets more than 6 years for posting police threat video

MIAMI - A reputed street gang leader was sentenced to more than six years in prison after posting an Internet video threatening police with guns and taunting them to arrest him.

May 30, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Several injured in Alabama factory roof collapse

LEEDS, Ala. - Several workers were injured and others needed help getting out of the rubble when a roof collapsed Thursday at a clothes hanger factory, company officials said.

May 30, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 5/16

DEAR ABBY: I have just returned from visiting a close friend in the next town. She was exhausted from caring for her husband, who has terminal cancer - but even more so from the many visits from loving friends and relatives around the country.

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


China quake death toll could rise to 50,000

LUOSHUI TOWN, China - China warned the death toll from this week's earthquake could soar to 50,000, while the government issued a public appeal Thursday for rescue equipment as it struggled to cope with the disaster.

May 30, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Statesboro man killed in ATV accident

A Statesboro man was killed Wednesday when he lost control of a four-wheeler and struck a tree.

May 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Rates on 30-year mortgages fall to lowest point in a month

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages edged down this week to their lowest point in a month, a spot of welcome news to would-be home buyers.

May 30, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Hezbollah shows might in Lebanon, but faces limits

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah has proven it can force Lebanon's U.S.-backed government to cave in on key issues. But the Shiite militant group's power is not absolute - the government is still in place and Hezbollah has lost support among the people by turning its guns on them.

May 30, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 5/16

When, during the auction, you have a close decision, go through the pluses and minuses of each call. Then if you are still unsure, hope that you guess well.

May 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human ...

July 29, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Local




Americans start to feel price hikes

WASHINGTON - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

July 28, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities ...

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police Report, 7-29-15: A man who fled on foot after a traffic stop was arrested when apprehended.

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 ...

July 28, 2015 | | Police Report


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


Wieters walks it off for O's in 11th inning

BALTIMORE - Matt Wieters homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Monday night for their third straight victory.

July 27, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

July 27, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Police: Teen made up report of racial threats

A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.

July 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Gov't: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action ...

July 27, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER and JONATHAN FAHEY AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Remains of 36 unidentified Marines from WWII battle return

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War ...

July 27, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers

SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts ...

July 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




Statesboro insurors earn award

Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Lee, Hill and Johnston Insurors of Statesboro as a "Preferred" Partner for 2015.

July 27, 2015 | | Business


Jimmy Franklin honored at state Bar meeting

During the annual grants meeting of the Georgia Bar Foundation earlier this month, Statesboro attorney Jimmy Franklin was honored for his two years of service ...

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


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