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Suicide bomb at funeral kills 35, wounds 62 in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber attacked the funeral for a slain police officer in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley, killing at least 35 people and wounding 62 others, police said.

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


Lady Eagles hope to halt streak in finale

Georgia Southern will conclude regular season action at Appalachian State, Saturday afternoon (Mar. 1) with a 1 p.m. tip-off at the Holmes Center in Boone, N.C. The Lady Eagles are looking to stop a three-game skid and complete the season-sweep over the Mountaineers before heading into the Southern Conference Tournament next weekend.

March 15, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


GSU softball wins two

BIRMINGHAM - Georgia Southern pitchers combined for two shutouts as the Eagles softball team won twice Friday at the Magic City Classic hosted by Samford.

March 15, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Obama says Clinton ad scares voters, asks wrong question about national security

HOUSTON - Democrat Barack Obama accused rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday of trying to ''play on people's fears to scare up votes'' with a television ad showing sleeping children and asking who would be more qualified to answer a national security emergency call at 3 a.m.

March 15, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Fatal shark bite off Bahamas draws attention to dangerous practices of some shark divers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Ask any shark diver why they do it and the answer is quick and simple - the thrill.

March 15, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Clinton campaign concerns on caucus rules prompts warning from state party about legal action

LAREDO, Texas - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has raised the possibility of a challenge to Texas' primary and caucus rules just days before the contest, drawing a warning against legal action from the state's Democratic Party.

March 15, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain: Desire to renegotiate NAFTA would jeopardize Canadian military support

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Republican John McCain said the desire by Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement would jeopardize crucial military support from Canada.

March 15, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Chaldean archbishop kidnapped in northern Iraq, provincial police say

BAGHDAD - Gunmen kidnapped a Chaldean Catholic archbishop Friday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police and the church said, in another attack targeting Iraq's small Christian community.

March 15, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


EPA says it denied Calif. greenhouse gas waiver because problem isn’t unique to the state

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday justified blocking California from cracking down on auto emissions by saying the problems of global warming aren't unique to one state.

March 15, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congressional Democrats strike populist notes on housing, oil, with less talk about Iraq

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats are turning to more populist, economic themes like mortgage foreclosures and big oil companies' profits now that military progress in Iraq is generating mixed political reviews.

March 15, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Washington


Body of Katoucha Niane, former top model, found in the River Seine

PARIS - The body of Katoucha Niane, one of the first African women to attain international stardom as a model and a vocal opponent of female genital mutilation, was found in the Seine River, police said Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 3/1

DEAR ABBY: I'm 16 and in high school. I would say I have a lot of friends, but very few do I consider real friends. You see, my "friends" like to tease me and call me fat.

March 15, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Chris Hatcher to chair Bulloch's Great American Cleanup

Georgia Southern University football coach Chris Hatcher will serve as Bulloch County Chairman for the Great American Cleanup in April. Brooke Carney, Keep Bulloch Beautiful's director, announced on Friday Hatcher's role in the annual community improvement event.

March 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rep. Waxman: US officials certified new Baghdad embassy as complete, despite major problems

WASHINGTON - Federal officials last year certified as complete the new $736 million U.S. embassy in Iraq, even though the mammoth complex was still plagued by construction defects, a senior House Democrat charged Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rep. Waxman: US officials certified new Baghdad embassy as complete, despite major problems

WASHINGTON - Federal officials last year certified as complete the new $736 million U.S. embassy in Iraq, even though the mammoth complex was still plagued by construction defects, a senior House Democrat charged Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


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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


Man resists arrest

A man caught stealing from woman's car punched her, tried to steal her car and fled, but sheriff's deputies caught him after a short chase. They used a Taser to subdue the man, who screamed that they should have killed and beaten him "like they do on TV."

May 12, 2015 | | Local


Man arrested after smashing window, saving dog from hot car

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia state law allows an individual to break a car window to save a child in distress, but the same protection does not apply when a pet's life is at stake, as one man has quickly found out.

May 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


City Council alcohol law work session rescheduled to May 27

Originally scheduled for today, Statesboro City Council rescheduled a work session on a proposed new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance to May 27 at 3 p.m.

May 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Hawks pull even in series

May 11, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Orioles return for first game since riots

BALTIMORE - As the Baltimore Orioles prepared to play before their home fans for the first time in two weeks, the sights and sounds around Camden Yards on a lovely Monday afternoon were all about baseball.

May 11, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: NASCAR's All-Star race has been a dud as of late

The lore of NASCAR's annual All-Star race has been building since 1987, when Dale Earnhardt's "pass in the grass" gave him the victory.

May 11, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Brady suspended for first four games of season

NEW YORK - The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.

May 11, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Sheriff's investigators search for missing Ellabell man

Sheriff's investigators are still seeking the whereabouts of a disabled man who has been missing from an Ellabell home since Thursday.

May 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Tina Haranda promoted to assistant VP at Sea Island Bank

Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Tina Haranda was promoted to assistant vice president and assistant branch manager of the Main Office Branch.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


AgSouth distributes $44 million to members

Current and former members of AgSouth Farm Credit received nearly $44 million in two separate distributions this spring. Customers in Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, and Jenkins counties received more than $1.3 million in cash.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


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