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Israel bars access from West Bank and Gaza, beefs up security against attacks on Purim holiday

JERUSALEM - Israel declared a heightened security alert Wednesday and barred Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip from entering the country, fearing Hezbollah guerrillas might try to carry out a major attack during holiday celebrations this week.

April 03, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Supreme Court justices seem favorable to Second Amendment gun right

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to endorse the view that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to own guns, but was less clear about whether to retain the District of Columbia's ban on handguns.

April 02, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Ringleader of body parts scheme pleads guilty in NYC court

NEW YORK - The mastermind of a scheme to plunder corpses from funeral homes and sell them for millions of dollars pleaded guilty Tuesday in a deal that could send him to prison for the next five decades.

April 02, 2008 | By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Workers painstakingly uncover rare mummified dinosaur found in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Using tiny brushes and chisels, workers picking at a big greenish-black rock in the basement of North Dakota's state museum are meticulously uncovering something amazing: a nearly complete dinosaur, skin and all.

April 02, 2008 | By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press Writer | National


NTSB says weight was piled on weakest points of Minneapolis bridge before it collapsed

MINNEAPOLIS - More than 191 tons of construction material was piled over the weakest areas of the Interstate 35W bridge shortly before the span collapsed into the Mississippi River, federal investigators said.

April 02, 2008 | By DOUG GLASS Associated Press Writer | National


US Marines start deploying in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Some of the 3,200 U.S. Marines slated for a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan's volatile south have begun arriving at the region's largest base following a call from Canada for more troops there.

April 02, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed aggressively cuts funds rate by three-fourths of a percentage point

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday slashed a key interest rate by three-fourths of a percentage point, moving aggressively to contain a credit crisis threatening to push the country into a severe recession.

April 02, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


AP president: Public, media should press presidential candidates on open government

WASHINGTON - At a time of continued government secrecy, the news media should press the presidential candidates on whether their administration would enforce ''the spirit as well as the letter of the law'' protecting the public's right to know, Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley said Tuesday.

April 02, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Supreme Court rules in favor of Washington state primary

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld the state of Washington's open primary election system.

April 02, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Diamond Eagles maim Mercer

MACON - Georgia Southern scored early and often against Mercer, jumping out to a nine-run lead then defeating the Bears 17-3 Tuesday night. That game for the Eagles (11-8 overall) was the 10th in a 10-day span.

April 02, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: Statesboro girls win meet at SEB

BROOKLET - The Statesboro girl's track and field team took home first place honors Tuesday in a four-team meet at Southeast Bulloch.

April 02, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Police Report - March 18

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.

April 02, 2008 | | Crime Report


Stocks jump after Lehman, Goldman beat estimates; market expects big Fed rate cut

NEW YORK - Wall Street barreled higher Tuesday in the final minutes before a widely expected rate cut by the Federal Reserve, with investors also optimistic about better-than-expected results from Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 300 points.

April 02, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Delta to offer voluntary severance payouts to 30,000 employees; further cut US capacity

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines, faced with a weak economy, dimmer hopes of a combination with Northwest Airlines and record fuel prices that are eating up profits, said Tuesday it will offer voluntary severance payouts to roughly 30,000 employees - more than half its work force - and cut U.S. capacity by an extra 5 percent.

April 02, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER AP Business Writer | National


With Dextre fully assembled, astronauts prepare to attach robot to space station

HOUSTON - Now that the space station's new robot is fully assembled, astronauts prepared to attach the giant machine directly to the orbiting outpost for the first time on Tuesday.

April 02, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


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Spending spring on the sidelines

May 14, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


A ‘Renaissance’ for Statesboro park

Thursday's dedication of Renaissance Park on Statesboro's west side took on the feel of a gospel revival as residents celebrated the Bulloch County Historical Society's commitment to making the park a vibrant part of the community once again.

May 14, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Streb leads early at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Phil Mickelson faded early and Rory McIlroy tailed off late. Robert Streb just kept on making birdies.

May 14, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Help coming soon for Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.

May 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Brady appeals suspension as Pats rebut league's decision

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.

May 14, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey charged with jury tampering

Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.

May 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




History made in Panthers' season

Portal High School's girls track and field team showed they can compete with any school at the state level, despite not having a home track to practice on.

May 13, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves baffled in 2-hit loss

CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gas prices still look low for summer

NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.

May 13, 2015 | By JONATHAN FAHEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was going 106 mph

PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Local


Amtrak train derails killing 6 people; investigation begins

PHILADELPHIA - Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press




SEB, Portal headed to state tournament

PORTAL - In just a few short years, the Portal girls golf team has gone from a brand new program to a local power.

May 12, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves let late lead slip away

CINCINNATI - Mike Foltynewicz's best start ended badly, done in by one errant throw to second base.

May 12, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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