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US announces sales of advanced weaponry to Saudis as Bush visits Riyadh

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-led Congress is unlikely to block U.S. plans to sell $123 million worth of sophisticated precision-guided bomb technology to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns from some members that the systems could be used against Israel.

January 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Federal authorities posting billboards looking for Marine suspect, offer $25,000 reward

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Federal authorities were posting billboards nationwide with the picture of a Marine wanted in the slaying of a pregnant colleague, and the sheriff announced a $25,000 reward Monday for information leading to his arrest.

January 29, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Searchers return to Alabama coastal waters in search of last 2 kids thrown from bridge

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - The search resumed Monday for two young children allegedly thrown from a bridge by their father with two siblings whose bodies were found over the weekend.

January 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Microsoft to help food companies run video ads on grocery carts

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. is bringing digital advertising to the grocery cart.

January 29, 2008 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Technology Writer | National


North, central Florida fight over plan to tap water from 2 rivers to meet growth demands

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - North and central Florida aren't feeling very neighborly at the moment as they battle over water from the St. Johns and Ocklawaha rivers to meet central Florida's exploding population demands.

January 29, 2008 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | National


Explosion, gunfire at luxury hotel in Afghan capital kill 6, including an American

KABUL, Afghanistan - Militants stormed Kabul's most popular luxury hotel Monday, killing at least six people as they hunted down Westerners who cowered in a gym - a coordinated assault that could signal a new era of brazen Taliban attacks.

January 29, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | World


Schools in Zimbabwe face bleak start to new year as water woes and supply shortages worsen

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Rowdy crowds formed at clothing stores Monday in Zimbabwe as anxious parents searched for uniforms for a new school year overshadowed by rocketing fees, shortages of basic supplies and lack of electricity.

January 29, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | World


With Iowa and NH past, the role of race in politics takes center stage

With nomination contests in lily-white Iowa and New Hampshire settled, minority voting power now moves into the spotlight.

January 28, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | Campaign 2008


Former GSU professor joins Smith Barney office in Savannah

Smith Barney has announced that Barbara Bart has joined the firm as a financial advisor. Dr. Bart will be located in the Savannah office reporting to Samuel Hershberger, branch office manager.

January 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Developing world’s role in nuclear renaissance raises safety concerns

VIENNA, Austria - Global warming and rocketing oil prices are making nuclear power fashionable, drawing a once demonized industry out of the shadows of the Chernobyl disaster as a potential shining knight of clean energy.

January 28, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | World


Analysis: Huckabee takes off gloves when Thompson calls him ’liberal’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee went from Mr. Nice to Mr. Nasty when rival Fred Thompson started calling him what he considered a bad name - a liberal.

January 27, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


OTC, Stay in School Project host author Chad Foster

Ogeechee Technical College and the Stay in School Project recently played host to best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Chad Foster.

January 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Obama tells Nevada union members he will help working-class families

LAS VEGAS - Barack Obama, his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination bolstered by endorsements, told a cheering union hall on Friday that he would provide relief for homeowners struggling to make mortgage payments and deliver tax cuts to the middle-class.

January 27, 2008 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Chertoff given OK to use retirees to reduce immigration backlog

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has authority to rehire retired workers to reduce a backlog of immigration applications that is preventing thousands of people from becoming U.S. citizens in time to vote in November's elections, a Democratic senator said.

January 27, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Economy ties Iraq war as nation’s top problem, according to AP poll

WASHINGTON - The faltering economy has caught the Iraq war as people's top worry, a national poll suggests, with the rapid turnabout already showing up on the presidential campaign trail and in maneuvering between President Bush and Congress.

January 27, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON - The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

September 23, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press | World


Georgia Southern Theatre presents 'Race; a Play'

The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University kicks off its 2014-2015 season Wednesday with David Mamet's "Race; a Play" in the Center for Art & Theatre's Black Box Theatre.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A 'Band Blast' at Southeast Bulloch

Seven high school marching bands from around southeast Georgia will be at Southeast Bulloch High School Saturday for the inaugural "Band Blast."

September 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


BA looking to stay fresh despite 11 game slate

The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.

September 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Georgia begins run of 7 SEC games with Tennessee

ATHENS - Coming off a game that was little more than a glorified scrimmage, Georgia is getting serious again.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


What's next for Braves in GM search?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Outdoor Life: Rule No. 1 is safety first

The fall hunting season is rolling along with squirrel, dove and archery deer hunting seasons already in full swing and firearms season for deer just around the corner.

September 23, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Ryder Cup: an uneven ledger in Europe's favor

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.

September 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Woman dies in I-16 wreck

A Sandersville woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 16.

September 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid in scholarships

Georgia Southern University alumnus and famed country singer Luke Bryan will visit the region during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field on Wednesday, Oct. 8, near Claxton. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will provide scholarships for Georgia Southern students.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON - Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

September 22, 2014 | By PETE YOST and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Nation


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