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Smugglers force African refugees off boat; 39 dead

SAN'A, Yemen - Smugglers threw two children overboard and forced dozens of other African refugees to swim to shore in the middle of the night, leaving more than three dozen dead, the U.N. and an aid group said Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Texas death row inmate gets execution postponed

McKINNEY, Texas - A death row inmate whose lawyers argued a secret romantic relationship between the judge and prosecutor tainted his trial has won a reprieve - but not because of the alleged affair.

September 25, 2008 | By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writer | National


South Korea says Kim is on the road to recovery

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's Kim Jong Il is on the road to recovery from a stroke and still in control of his isolated country's communist regime, South Korea suggested Wednesday, disputing reports that the leader is gravely ill.

September 25, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: US oilfield deaths rise sharply

SNYDER, Texas - Less than two months into the job in the oilfields of West Texas, Brandon Garrett was sliced in half by a motorized spool of steel cable as he and other roughnecks struggled to get a drilling rig up and running.

September 25, 2008 | By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer | National


Facebook unveils new look with a new approach

SAN FRANCISCO - Since he started Facebook in college 4 1/2 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg has learned - sometimes painfully - that he can't make significant changes to the popular online hangout without triggering an uproar among indignant users who preferred the status quo.

September 25, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Teen arrested for 4 slayings in burned SoCal home

LANCASTER, Calif. - A teenager was arrested for investigation of four counts of murder Wednesday in the killings of a woman and three girls whose bodies were found in a burning house, authorities said.

September 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police charge man in Philly subway hammer attack

PHILADELPHIA - Police have arrested a man suspected of brutally attacking a dozing subway passenger with a hammer while other riders did nothing to stop the assault, the city's police commissioner said Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


ECI: The Season - Episode 3

ECI: The Season - Episode 3

September 25, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | ECI: The Season


Jury selection resumes in O.J. Simpson trial

LAS VEGAS - The judge in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery trial allowed jury selection to proceed Wednesday after looking into a report by two prospective jurors that they were contacted by somebody identifying himself as a member of the media.

September 25, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Wisconsin man has eaten 23,000 Big Macs since 1972

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Talk about a Big Mac attack! Don Gorske says he has eaten 23,000 of the burgers in 36 years.

September 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


New papers show secret concerns about Chile in ’70

WASHINGTON - Senior officials in the Nixon administration discussed a desire to stop the newly elected government of leftist Chilean President Salvador Allende from taking power in 1970, according to recently declassified transcripts of those conversations made public Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


OPEC decides to curb overall output through quotas

VIENNA, Austria - OPEC said Wednesday it would trim overall output by more than 500,000 barrels of oil a day by adhering closer to production quotas - a compromise meant to avoid a backlash from the biggest petroleum consuming nations and stop the rapid decline in oil prices.

September 25, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | National


Study sees longterm benefit of blood-sugar control

Diabetics who tightly control their blood sugar - even if only for the first decade after they are diagnosed - have lower risks of heart attack, death and other complications 10 or more years later, a large follow-up study has found.

September 25, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG Associated Press Writer | National


Michael Guido in hospital after fall

Dr. Michael Guido, famed evangelist known for his "Seeds from the Sower" ministry, was hospitalized Wednesday after a fall at his home in Metter. According to Guido Ministries staff members, Guido, in his 90's, broke no bones, but a CAT scan revealed he "bumped his head when he fell and was bleeding on the brain."

September 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


'The Capitol Steps' to kick off PAC's 6th season Tuesday

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center opens its sixth season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by a group of humorous political commentators called "The Capitol Steps."

September 25, 2008 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


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Funeral home aims to help Tennessee fire relief effort

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Bulloch Memorial Gardens will assist in emergency and recovery assistance for the citizens of Sevierville, Tennessee, who are being severely affected ...

November 29, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Escaping wildfires meant fleeing through hell-like landscape

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hell-like landscape as ...

November 29, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


‘America’s Best’ holiday First Friday

After one year in existence, the Tormenta FC pro soccer organization will take an honored place in Statesboro's First Friday Holiday Celebration, joining Santa ...

November 29, 2016 | | Local


Georgia Power searching for cause of Tuesday outage

Many Georgia Power Company customers in the Statesboro area around the mall and downtown experienced a widespread power outage Tuesday morning. The cause of the ...

November 29, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Bernard’s Jewelers is your gift destination for the most special people in your life

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It is the time to celebrate and honor the love and success of the most cherished people ...

November 29, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Lori Grice portraits are the perfect Christmas gift

How will your grandchildren's, children remember you? The older we get, the more we understand that our greatest role in life is to be ...

November 29, 2016 | | Locally Owned




Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing ...

November 28, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks

DENVER - Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government ...

November 28, 2016 | By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


No serious injuries in 18-wheeler crash

Two 18-wheeler trucks collided Friday on a busy highway, but only minor injuries - those of a passenger in one truck - were reported.

November 28, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Averitt Center gets 'Fired Up' with local artists

The Averitt Center for the Arts is teaming up with Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art to showcase original art by ...

November 28, 2016 | | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Treasuring traditions

Downtown merchants can sometimes predict how busy their day is going to be based on how strong the aroma from the barbecue cooking pit at ...

November 28, 2016 | | Local


Boro attorney Josh Tucker earns national recognition

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized Statesboro attorney Josh D. Tucker as one of 2016's "10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for ...

November 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business




Eagles back to .500 with late shot to down Radford

SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.

November 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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