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Dalai Lama visits Buddhist institute, pagoda

EVRY, France - The Dalai Lama skirted controversy over Tibet at the start of his 12-day trip to France on Tuesday, blessing a Buddhist institute and a temple, and offering a message of goodwill to China as the host of the Olympic Games.

August 27, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More than ’Shaft’: Hayes was goldmine of influence

With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie ''Shaft'' not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but also the defining work of Hayes' career.

August 26, 2008 | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Music Writer | National


US will not take NKorea off terror list — yet

WASHINGTON - The United States said Monday it would not remove North Korea from a terror blacklist until Kim Jong Il's government has agreed to a plan to allow international inspectors to verify an accounting of its nuclear programs.

August 26, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Death penalty to be sought in NC student slaying

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - Prosecutors said Monday they plan to seek the death penalty against a man charged in the kidnapping and fatal shooting of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson.

August 26, 2008 | By MARLON A. WALKER Associated Press Writer | National


Rape allegations force Afghan gov’t crackdown

KABUL, Afghanistan - Ali Khan braved death threats and public scorn to out the powerful men he accuses of gang-raping his 12-year-old niece.

August 26, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Deputy hurt, suspect dead in Ga. standoff

LULA, Ga. - A suspect was shot to death and a sheriff's deputy was injured after an hour-long standoff near an elementary school in north Georgia Monday, authorities said.

August 26, 2008 | By JUANITA COUSINS Associated Press Writer | National


Jordan’s king visits Iraq, urges Arabs to support

BAGHDAD - Jordan's King Abdullah II held talks Monday with Iraq's prime minister after coming to Baghdad on an unannounced visit, the first by an Arab head of state since the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

August 26, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Md. woman sues state for right to massage horses

DAMASCUS, Md. - Mercedes Clemens is certified to massage humans, but she claims the state of Maryland is keeping her from her first love: Massaging horses.

August 26, 2008 | By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer | National


Influx brings Brazilian ‘bounce’ to NYC suburb

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Police Commissioner David Chong has made a new addition to the department's wish-list: a Portuguese-speaking officer.

August 26, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


Retrial begins in Ohio microwave baby-death case

DAYTON, Ohio - Jury selection began Monday for the retrial of a woman accused of killing her month-old daughter by burning her in a microwave oven.

August 26, 2008 | By JAMES HANNAH Associated Press Writer | National


Russia opens 2nd front in Georgia, seizing towns

GORI, Georgia - Russian armored vehicles rolled deep into western Georgia on Monday, quickly seizing several towns and a military base and slicing open a damaging second front in Russia's battle with Georgia. Other Russian forces captured the key central city of Gori.

August 26, 2008 | By DAVID NOWAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - August 12

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.

August 26, 2008 | | Crime Report


Fatal shooting by police sparks Montreal riot

MONTREAL- Rioting broke out late Sunday in a Montreal neighborhood where a young man was shot to death by police over the weekend. A police officer was shot in the leg, stores were looted and firefighters were pelted with beer bottles.

August 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Hartford imposes emergency curfew after shootings

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hartford officials said Monday that they will impose a 30-day citywide curfew on everyone under 18 in response to recent violence, including a shooting over the weekend that left one teen dead and six young people wounded.

August 26, 2008 | By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press Writer | National


Mourners pray at Texas bus crash site

SHERMAN, Texas - Like others returning from a religious festival in Missouri, Hoang Vu stopped at the spot where a charter bus carrying fellow Vietnamese Catholics on the pilgrimage had crashed and killed 17 people.

August 26, 2008 | By ANDRE COE Associated Press Writer | National


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Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Dr. Laurie B. Mascolo is set to lead Portal Elementary School through the 2016-17 school year as interim principal, after an Aug. 11 vote by ...

August 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Twins pour it on late to rout Braves

ATLANTA - Kyle Gibson pitched his first nine-inning complete game and the Minnesota Twins overcame two hits from hyped prospect Dansby Swanson in his big league ...

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Swanson makes big league debut for hometown Braves

ATLANTA - Shortstop Dansby Swanson, born and raised in the north Atlanta suburbs, is making no promises to help turn around his hometown Braves.

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Lady Jackets look for big things in new season

August 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


US routs Argentina 105-78, moves into men's basketball semis

RIO DE JANEIRO - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 17, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable ...

August 17, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Associated Press


Prayers on Greek Row

Hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row at Georgia Southern University's campus Tuesday night to join in "The Prayer Walk: Thriving ...

August 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Devils' bats erupt to defeat Claxton

August 16, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Freeney, Neal set to make preseason debuts for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Veteran Dwight Freeney and rookie Keanu Neal, newcomers who carry big expectations on Atlanta's defense, are expected to make their ...

August 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


NFL demands that players interview in investigation

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker James Harrison doesn't want to face a suspension. He is also not interested in talking to NFL representatives ...

August 16, 2016 | By DAN SCIFO Associated Press | Sports


Biles notches fourth gold medal of games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Simone Biles starts each year by pulling out a notebook to write down her goals for the next 12 months. When ...

August 16, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Beware the dangers of weed aversion

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has recently released a study on a new illness that has been dubbed Weed Height Aversion and ...

August 16, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and a search for bodies

BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering ...

August 16, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


CST bust nets 5 arrests, AK-47

Last week, investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team executed two search warrants at the conclusion of a narcotics investigation. The warrants resulted in ...

August 16, 2016 | | Local


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