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Jobless rate climbs as 51,000 jobs vanish

WASHINGTON - Stores, factories and other businesses large and small showed workers the door last month, sending unemployment to its highest rate in four years and adding to the evidence an economic recovery remains far off.

August 16, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Yahoo board emerges unscathed from annual meeting

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc.'s board emerged largely unscathed from the Internet company's annual meeting Friday as a subdued crowd of shareholders raised few questions about the directors' rejection of Microsoft Corp.'s $47.5 billion takeover bid.

August 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 8/2

DEAR ABBY: I have been depressed for years, and at times I cut myself. My mother sent me to counseling, but it didn't help much.

August 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Netanyahu calls for early Israeli elections

JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu, a hard-liner on territorial concessions to the Arabs, called Thursday for early Israeli elections a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he will resign over a corruption scandal.

August 15, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian protests against barrier turn savvy

NAALIN, West Bank - A Palestinian teen tracks Israeli troops with a video camera to document abuse of demonstrators.

August 15, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Govt loves its cars, all 642,233 of ’em

WASHINGTON - Americans love their cars, and so apparently does Uncle Sam. He's got 642,233 of them.

August 15, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Drug gives couch potato mice benefits of a workout

NEW YORK - Here's a couch potato's dream: What if a drug could help you gain some of the benefits of exercise without working up a sweat?

August 15, 2008 | By MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Exxon Mobil 2Q profit sets US record, shares fall

HOUSTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. reported second-quarter earnings of $11.68 billion Thursday, the biggest profit from operations ever by any U.S. corporation, but the results were well short of Wall Street expectations and its shares slumped 3 percent.

August 15, 2008 | By JOHN PORRETTO AP Business Writer | National


Guantanamo judge allows disputed interrogation

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors can use a disputed interrogation to support their case against a former driver for Osama bin Laden in the first Guantanamo war crimes trial.

August 15, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paulson says housing remains biggest threat

WASHINGTON - The $168 billion government stimulus effort has been a timely support for the economy and will continue to boost growth in the second half of this year, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bill would block last-minute Labor Dept rule

WASHINGTON - A House committee chairman is trying to stop the Bush administration from implementing a late-term rule that could make it harder to limit worker exposure to dangerous chemicals in the workplace.

August 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Saudi Arabia bans sale of dogs, cats in capital

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia's Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn't catch on here.

August 15, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mortar kills family of 7 in Pakistan’s Swat valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A mortar shell hit a house in a valley where Pakistani security forces are battling Islamic militants, killing a family of seven, and militants torched a nearby girls school, police said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan’s al-Bashir vows never to deal with ICC

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's president said he will never deal with the International Criminal Court where he faces charges of genocide in Darfur, according to a newspaper interview published Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Widow indicted in death once ruled a farm accident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A former nurse surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the death of her husband, a district attorney who authorities originally believed was killed when he was trampled by cattle in a farming accident.

August 15, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


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Accidents spark questions about thrill-ride safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down ...

August 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY, ERIK SCHELZIG and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch assists US Marshals in arrest

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies aided the U.S. Marshals Service in arresting who they said was an armed and dangerous man located in the ...

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Ball-Groover

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ball of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Candler Ball, to Adam Wesley Groover, son of ...

August 21, 2016 | | Weddings


Restivo-Lamb

Larry and Lisa Saxon of Guyton, Ga., and Phil Restivo of Rincon, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Estelle Restivo ...

August 21, 2016 | | Weddings


Johnson-Holloway

Susan Lee Anthony of Metter, Ga., and John Paul and Monica Johnson of Portal, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney ...

August 21, 2016 | | Weddings


Akins Anniversary

Cindy Bennett, Jim Akins and Jason Akins are honoring their parents, Jimmy and Nancy Akins, for their 50th wedding anniversary, with a reception to be ...

August 21, 2016 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: America's first exports go from Savannah to London

Note: The following is part of a series of columns about early shipping in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Are you looking forward to 'the other side'?

Disaster and tragedy in our world are common. Sometimes it seems that, "like bananas, they come in bunches!" Floods, earthquakes and storms affect populations over ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Things to consider when choosing a private school

Q: We are looking for a private school for our 4-year-old. Regardless of the school we ultimately choose, we want to keep him there through ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: A fairy tale of a different stripe

The bride was as lovely as I have ever seen, the groom as serious. The bridesmaids floated down the aisle like mermaids, the groomsmen lumbered ...

August 21, 2016 | | Life




Screven County falls to Bluffton in opener

August 20, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves drop slugfest to Nats

ATLANTA - Ryan Zimmerman homered among his three hits in his return from the disabled list, and the Washington Nationals used an eight-run fourth inning to ...

August 20, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Flood-weary Louisiana cleans house

ST. AMANT, La. - Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so ...

August 20, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Alligator abundance at Jekyll

SAVANNAH - Known for sea turtles nesting on its beaches, wading shorebirds in the surf and white-tailed deer that roam its maritime forests, Jekyll Island has ...

August 20, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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