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Doomed NY boater’s 911 calls save other passengers

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A man who died after a boat overturned in a Hudson River marsh helped save his fellow passengers by making 911 calls from his cell phone while they were trapped beneath the hull.

August 14, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National

Amber Alert issued in Mass. for 4 children

LYNN, Mass. - State police issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday for four children taken with their mother from an apartment where another woman was found fatally stabbed.

August 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Delta: Body of woman, 61, found in plane bathroom

ATLANTA - Delta flight attendants found the body of a 61-year-old woman in the restroom of a plane that landed in Atlanta early Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman for the company said.

August 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Bridge 7/31

Yesterday we looked at two-level transfer bids. It is also a good idea to adopt the Texas transfer, which occurs at the four-level. After partner opens one or two no-trump, a jump to four diamonds shows at least six hearts and the values for either game or slam. A jump to four hearts promises six or more spades and game-going or slam-going cards. With game-only values, the responder passes when the opener completes the transfer. With a hand worth a slam, the responder bids again, often using Blackwood.

August 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 7/31

Conditions will remain stable in the year ahead, provided you don't become involved in situations that are beyond your capabilities or sphere of influence. Stick to doing what you do best.

August 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Minn. officers involved in botched raid get medals

MINNEAPOLIS - Eight police officers who raided an innocent family's house last year, trading fire with the terrified husband, have received medals - and that has outraged the family.

August 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Suspect in NC soldier’s death was baby’s father

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fort Bragg sergeant charged in the death of a pregnant soldier was the father of her unborn baby but married to someone else, police said Wednesday.

August 14, 2008 | By MARLON A. WALKER Associated Press Writer | National

Missing DNA chunks tied to schizophrenia risk

NEW YORK - Two huge international studies show that people who lack certain chunks of DNA run a dramatically higher risk of getting schizophrenia, a finding that could help open new doors to understanding and diagnosing the disease.

August 14, 2008 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | National

Documents: Boy band promoter sings in murder case

MIAMI - Lou Pearlman, the former boy band promoter and entrepreneur turned federal inmate, has taken another career turn: police informant.

August 14, 2008 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | National

Zimbabwe devalues currency; 10B becomes 1 dollar

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will drop 10 zeros from its hyper-inflated currency - turning 10 billion dollars into one - the country's reserve bank said Wednesday. President Robert Mugabe threatened a state of emergency if businesses profiteer from the country's economic and political unraveling.

August 14, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Top UK court allows extradition of hacker to US

LONDON - Some call it the biggest hack of military computers; perhaps it was just a big embarrassment.

August 14, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Local Roundup: Collins makes U.S. Amateur

Carter Collins, assistant golf coach at Georgia Southern, qualified for the U.S. Amateur championships this past weekend at the Willow Creek Golf Club in Knoxville, Tenn., during the USGA South Sectional qualifier.

August 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports

Feds: No risk to children from synthetic fields

TRENTON, N.J. - Children aren't at risk for lead exposure from synthetic athletic fields, according to a report Wednesday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

August 14, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National

ER docs: Don’t text and walk, skate — or cook

CHICAGO - The warning came too late for Barack Obama's adviser: Don't walk and text at the same time.

August 14, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | National

Moderate Calif. quake a drill for the ‘Big One’

CHINO HILLS, Calif. - Despite shaking a large swath of Southern California, a magnitude-5.4 earthquake was not the ''Big One'' that scientists have long feared. Still, it rattled nerves, causing people to vow to step up their emergency preparations.

August 14, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National

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US graduation rate hits record high

WASHINGTON - The nation's high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial ...

October 17, 2016 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press | Associated Press

Battle for Mosul tests Obama's strategy in fight against IS

WASHINGTON - More is riding on the battle for Mosul than the recapture of the Islamic State group's main stronghold in northern Iraq. Also on ...

October 17, 2016 | | Associated Press

Time to hang up the white coats?

Sylvia Wright hails from a family that has a long tradition of white coats.

October 17, 2016 | By KATJA RIDDERBUSCH Georgia Health News | Local

Statesboro seeks first win against Phoenix

Barely four days removed from being shutout by Ware County, Statesboro now faces their second region opponent in New Hampstead - who hasn't played a ...

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Statesboro to host state playoffs

For the second time in the young program's history, Statesboro High School volleyball will host a state playoff game.

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Georgia Southern: The good and the bad t

Georgia Southern hasn't yet hit the panic button on its 2016 season, but at this point, you have to figure that everyone at least ...

October 17, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Sherman gets away with one as flags mar Sunday's football

Unlike most of last season, officials hadn't been the focal point of NFL games until Sunday. Then, Jeff Triplette's crew got in the ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion this year

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The smallest Power Five conference is not getting any larger. The Big 12 is staying at 10 schools.

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Harvick advances in Chase as others struggle at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After departing the celebration in victory lane at Kansas on Sunday, Kevin Harvick reflected on how his Stewart-Haas Racing team always seems ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tyson Gay, thousands in vigil for sprinter's slain daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night on a Kentucky high school track honoring Gay's ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Penn State lawyer: Ex-coach 'walked away' from child abuse

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A Penn State lawyer on Monday turned claims in a civil lawsuit against a former coach who offered key testimony against Jerry Sandusky ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Vidalia plant part of growing Dot Foods brand

Vidalia is home to a company recognized among Forbes Magazine's "List of America's Largest Private Companies for 2016."

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro is 'America's Best Community'

This week we have shown why Statesboro is "America's Best Community."

October 17, 2016 | | Local

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First 'Federal Road' goes from Washington to New Orleans

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

October 16, 2016 | | Life

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parent-child co-dependency complicates issue of bullying

Noting that October is Bullying Prevention Month, several editors have asked if I am willing to write an apropos column. I am, and for two ...

October 16, 2016 | | Life

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