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Speaker threatens to disband Iraq parliament; lawmakers snarled over budget, provincial powers

BAGHDAD - The speaker of Iraq's fragmented parliament threatened Tuesday to disband the legislature, saying it is so riddled with distrust it appears unable to adopt the budget or agree on a law setting a date for provincial elections.

February 27, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Followers of pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi stage protest to call for Myanmar reform

YANGON, Myanmar - Supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi protested Tuesday to demand democracy in Myanmar, days after the military regime said it would hold elections in 2010 under a new constitution likely to entrench the junta's powerful position.

February 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Crews battling smoldering sugar refinery fire in Georgia turn to private company for help

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. - Frustrated fire officials are turning to a private firefighting company to help fight the stubborn, high-temperature blaze at a sugar refinery that continues despite the dropping of thousands of gallons of water by a helicopter.

February 27, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Kenyan roses take armed escorts as growers push for Valentine’s Day

NAIVASHA, Kenya - In a country strangled by anger and fear, it is taking armed escorts and emergency airlifts to make sure that Kenya's most warmhearted export - the rose - arrives in time for Valentine's Day.

February 27, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China targets Web sites, Internet cafes in crackdown on overly violent online games

BEIJING - Seeking to ferret out online games considered overly violent or unhealthy, China has targeted illegal Web sites, computer markets and Internet cafes as part of a campaign to rein in juvenile crime.

February 27, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Danish police arrest 3 suspects in plot to kill cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Danish authorities on Tuesday arrested three people suspected of plotting a cartoonist's assassination for his depiction of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban that enraged Muslims two years ago.

February 27, 2008 | By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


University student who challenged official denies being arrested, charges media manipulation

HAVANA - A university student and Cuban government officials on Tuesday strongly denied reports that the student was arrested for questioning the Communist country's travel and Internet restrictions last month.

February 27, 2008 | By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuela’s oil minister says ’we’re ready’ to cut off oil to US if necessary

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela is ready to cut off oil supplies to the United States if pressed into an ''economic war,'' the country's oil minister said in an interview published Tuesday, echoing a threat by President Hugo Chavez.

February 27, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli plan for more homes in east Jerusalem brings new trouble to talks with Palestinians

JERUSALEM - Israel announced plans Tuesday to build more than 1,000 homes in disputed east Jerusalem, infuriating the Palestinians and triggering a new crisis in already troubled peace talks.

February 27, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


East Timor declares emergency, troops arrive following attack on president

DILI, East Timor - Armored U.N. vehicles guarded East Timor's leaders Tuesday under a state of emergency declared after rebel soldiers critically wounded the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president and fired at the prime minister's convoy.

February 27, 2008 | By ANTHONY DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jubalheirs female chorus to present concert Friday

The Jubalheirs will present a concert on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Statesboro. Featured also in the concert will be Jubalheir Handbells.

February 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Study finds Guard, Reserve troops in recent wars committed most suicides

WASHINGTON - More than half of all veterans who took their own lives after returning from Iraq or Afghanistan were members of the National Guard or Reserves, according to new government data that prompted activists on Tuesday to call for a closer examination of the problem.

February 27, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Trailers FEMA bought after 2005 hurricanes may be used to as housing for tornado victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Some of the thousands of trailers purchased by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2005 after hurricanes tore through the Gulf Coast may finally be put to use to help victims of last week's tornadoes, officials said Tuesday.

February 27, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Alongside 24-hour pizza bars, cruise lines now offer healthier foods to draw boomers

Sailing away on a cruise ship with a midnight buffet no longer means waving goodbye to your diet.

February 27, 2008 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Business Writer | National


College courses seek to protect church tills from embezzlers, improve management

PHILADELPHIA - The globe-trotting priest from Connecticut drove a Jaguar, shopped at Bergdorf Goodman and bought jewelry from Cartier, all of it with money stolen from his church's coffers. By the time the parish finance council caught on, he had embezzled $1.3 million.

February 27, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


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Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be - as an epistle writer put it - more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.

April 17, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press | Associated Press




SHS Blue Devils ready for rematch

By HORACE HOLLOMAN

April 16, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons trying to make good impression

FLOWERY BRANCH,- Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.

April 16, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cigarettes are so last year

NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

April 16, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press




Freeman not worried as Braves lose 2nd straight

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't ready to panic just because the Atlanta Braves have lost two straight games.

April 15, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Wildcats take on SHS Blue Devils

The regular season is over for Statesboro High School's baseball team and despite a rocky season, the Blue Devils are just two wins away from the state playoffs.

April 15, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

DES MOINES, Iowa - For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought.

April 15, 2015 | | Associated Press


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By MICHAEL R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports




Marlins break through for 1st win over Braves

ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.

April 14, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


SEB sweeps 1st round of playoffs

BROOKLET - Andrew Kalaani scored two second half goals to lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-1 win over Jenkins in the first round of the Region 1-AAA playoffs Tuesday night and clinching a spot in the state playoffs.

April 14, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Still awaiting verdict after six days

FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.

April 14, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


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