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Report urges overhauling how passports are issued

WASHINGTON - The State Department insisted Friday it can handle the growing demand for passports, despite congressional investigators' findings that the agency has not overhauled the system to avoid repeating last summer's backlog fiasco.

August 09, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Tarantulas, fire ants lurk in Texas floodwaters

EDINBURG, Texas - South Texans eager to salvage what they can from waterlogged homes struck by Hurricane Dolly have another problem: The floodwaters they're slogging through are laced with stinging fire ants, snakes and even deadly tarantulas.

August 09, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Struggling college students turn to food banks

SEATTLE - Just blocks from the University of Washington, a line of people shuffle toward a food pantry, awaiting handouts such as milk and bread.

August 09, 2008 | By WHITNEY MALKIN Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Paparazzi, guards, fight at Jolie chateau

PARIS - It sounds like a scene from ''Fight Club.''

August 09, 2008 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Karadzic is interviewed on arrest details, faces Friday deadline to file appeal

BELGRADE, Serbia - A prosecutor interviewed war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic on Friday about the details of his arrest, his lawyer said, amid efforts by the ex-Bosnian Serb warlord to fight his extradition to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 09, 2008 | By JOVANA GEC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexican military losing drug war support

OJINAGA, Mexico - This hardscrabble Mexican border town welcomed 400 soldiers when they arrived four months ago to stop a wave of drug violence that brought daytime gunbattles to its main street.

August 09, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 Pa. teens charged in fatal beating of immigrant

PORT CARBON, Pa. - Three white teens were charged Friday in what officials said was an epithet-filled fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant in a small northeast Pennsylvania coal town.

August 09, 2008 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | National


Bush critics get an unimpeachable forum

WASHINGTON - Call it the un-impeachment hearing.

August 09, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Food industry bitten by its lobbying success

WASHINGTON - The food industry must drop any remaining opposition to electronic record-keeping and back an effective system for tracing contaminated food to its source, a lawmaker investigating food safety said Friday.

August 09, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Former football player sentenced in brawl

NEW ORLEANS - A former Tulane University football player convicted of attempted manslaughter for his role in a brawl outside a Bourbon Street nightclub was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

August 09, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. falls behind on No Child measurements

ATLANTA - The number of Georgia public schools meeting federal No Child Left Behind requirements plummeted this year after thousands of students failed state math tests.

August 09, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Okla. crane fall kills man watching construction

OKLAHOMA CITY - A crane holding a church steeple toppled Thursday morning, crushing a car and killing an 80-year-old man who was watching the construction from inside the vehicle, firefighters said.

August 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Schwarzenegger threatens minimum wage for workers

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is threatening to pay thousands of state employees the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour until lawmakers reach a deal on California's overdue state budget.

August 08, 2008 | By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Memo: ’Good faith’ protects against torture charge

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department in 2002 told the CIA that its interrogators would be safe from prosecution for violations of anti-torture laws if they believed 'in good faith' that harsh techniques used to break the will of prisoners, including waterboarding, would not cause ''prolonged mental harm.''

August 08, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


New disability regs prompt chorus of concern

WASHINGTON - Thousands of gallons of water pulse through cascading waterfalls and rapids at Adventure Mini Golf in Lake Worth, Fla. The course, which covers about an acre, features different elevations.

August 08, 2008 | By STEPHANIE S. GARLOW Associated Press Writer | Washington


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On cusp of history, Phil Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

TROON, Scotland - Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone.

July 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Truck driver charged in deadly crash pleads guilty

PEMBROKE - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday - one ...

July 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Second arrest made in armed robbery

Two weeks after an armed robbery at Eagle Gate Apartments in Statesboro, police arrested a second man they say is responsible for the crime.

July 14, 2016 | | Local


Averitt Center set to host Youth Chorale auditions

BIf your child enjoys singing, the Statesboro Youth Chorale will hold auditions from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday inside the Averitt Center and this year ...

July 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


UPDATE: Death toll reaches at least 80 in France attack

NICE, France - France has been stunned again as a large white truck mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display ...

July 14, 2016 | By CIARAN FAHEY and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | Associated Press




New SEC East coaches playing catch-up with SEC West powers

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The SEC East is relying heavily on three former Nick Saban assistants to restore balance to the league.

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta ties Peachtree City on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC played the most exciting game in its young history Wednesday night, lighting up the scoreboard for a 3-3 draw against Peachtree ...

July 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


QB questions abound in SEC beyond Dobbs, Kelly, Knight

HOOVER, Ala. - Quarterback questions once again linger around the Southeastern Conference heading into preseason camps. For a league that seems to mass produce NFL-caliber talent ...

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Appeal denied, Brady back on bench

NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Tom Brady's last best chance to avoid serving a four-game "Deflategate" suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected ...

July 13, 2016 | By JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press | Sports


‘The Jungle Book’ returns to Averitt

Each summer since 2009, retired Georgia Southern University theater professor Mical Whitaker holds his Jungle Book Camp and the 2016 version is going on this ...

July 13, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local


Bubba Hunt Named to REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents in Georgia

Bubba Hunt of Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty was named one of America's most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America's ...

July 13, 2016 | | Locally Owned


July 13 - Mrs. Martha Louise “Pat” Taylor Dunagin, age 73, died at Ogeechee Area Hospice after a bri

Mrs. Martha Louise "Pat" Taylor Dunagin

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


Paterno ignored complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told by a teenage boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him in a shower ...

July 12, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO | Sports


Obama pays tribute to Dallas officers

DALLAS - President Barack Obama urged Americans rattled by a week of violence and protests to find "open hearts" and new empathy Tuesday in a speech ...

July 12, 2016 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


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