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Rangel admits mistakes, $5,000 bill to Uncle Sam

WASHINGTON - The head of the House tax-writing committee acknowledged Wednesday that he owes about $5,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for failing to report income on his returns.

September 25, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pa. town where Flight 93 crashed looks to tourism

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. - Searching for an economic boost and home to perhaps the most compelling story of 9/11, rural Somerset County is trying to pull off a balancing act: Remembering the victims of United Airlines Flight 93 in a way that encourages development and job growth without devolving into tackiness and disrespect.

September 25, 2008 | By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press Writer | National


Military helicopter crashes in Israel, killing 2

JERUSALEM - A military helicopter crashed at sundown Wednesday in northern Israel and burst into flames, the military said, and two crew members were killed, according to media reports.

September 25, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Quake in Iran kills 7, sends tremors across Gulf

TEHRAN, Iran - A strong earthquake rocked southern Iran on Wednesday, sending tremors across the Persian Gulf and shaking the skyscrapers of Dubai. Iranian state television reported that seven people were killed and 40 others were injured.

September 25, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Scientists beaming after test of big atom smasher

GENEVA - A small blip on a computer screen sent champagne corks popping among physicists in Switzerland. Near Chicago, researchers at a ''pajama party'' who watched via satellite let out an early morning cheer.

September 25, 2008 | By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Study links oil prices to investor speculation

WASHINGTON - Speculation by large investors - and not supply and demand for oil - were a primary reason for the surge in oil prices during the first half of the year and the more recent price declines, an independent study concluded Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hurricane Ike enters Gulf; on path for Texas

McALLEN, Texas - As Hurricane Ike charged into the Gulf's fueling waters Wednesday and toward the Texas coast, officials started to evacuate the first of 1 million residents who could be in the way of the storm's path.

September 25, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Lehman tries to soothe Wall Street with asset sale

NEW YORK - Lehman Brothers, in a desperate bid to survive, announced plans Wednesday to sell a majority stake in its prized investment management business and said a sale of the entire company was possible.

September 25, 2008 | By JOE BEL BRUNO Associated Press Writer | National


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


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Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

ATLANTA - They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been ...

February 13, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia ...

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern team wins national retail 'challenge'

A team of Georgia Southern University students received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association ...

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local






Wemberly Ponder is still a willing teacher and student

"O Statesboro, where the sun smiles; where the evergreen grows from mile to mile." --Lyrics to "O Statesboro, Where the Sun Smiles," by Wemberly Ponder

February 12, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Educator, Portal High School | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Table for 2 -- at home

Valentine's Day is well on its way, and if you find yourself without a restaurant reservation, or simply prefer a romantic night at home ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Naps not the best solution for teens

There must be some relationship between aging and the "You've got to be kidding me!" response, if I am any indication, that is. What ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.:End times -- Taking care of business

"In this life, two things are certain - death and taxes." This familiar saying is correct, but I can name other certainties, good and bad. The ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Long distance stagecoach lines make it to Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Music more than a profession for GSU master's student Cottle

A musician's work is never done is a fact that Robert Cottle knows all too well. When asked to describe himself in a few ...

February 12, 2017 | By Rashida Otunba | Life


Gator wrestling wins third consecutive state title

One's lucky, two can be a coincidence, but three's a trend.

February 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Statesboro claims pair of region championships

Following a clean sweep in the region championship rounds Saturday, fans of Statesboro basketball will get a double dose of playoff basketball next weekend with ...

February 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


MLES teacher wins prestigious Georgia Science Teacher of Promise award

She began Friday's lesson with a picture of an Ophiderma bimaculata and said to the fifth graders, "You're about to get a feel ...

February 11, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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