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China quake death toll could rise to 50,000

LUOSHUI TOWN, China - China warned the death toll from this week's earthquake could soar to 50,000, while the government issued a public appeal Thursday for rescue equipment as it struggled to cope with the disaster.

May 30, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Statesboro man killed in ATV accident

A Statesboro man was killed Wednesday when he lost control of a four-wheeler and struck a tree.

May 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Rates on 30-year mortgages fall to lowest point in a month

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages edged down this week to their lowest point in a month, a spot of welcome news to would-be home buyers.

May 30, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Hezbollah shows might in Lebanon, but faces limits

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah has proven it can force Lebanon's U.S.-backed government to cave in on key issues. But the Shiite militant group's power is not absolute - the government is still in place and Hezbollah has lost support among the people by turning its guns on them.

May 30, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 5/16

When, during the auction, you have a close decision, go through the pluses and minuses of each call. Then if you are still unsure, hope that you guess well.

May 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/16

There's a strong possibility you will end up having jurisdiction in some manner over the affairs of others. Handle it as best you can, because it'll prove to be significant to your future.

May 30, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have not seen anything in your column about fatigue.

May 30, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


California’s top court overturns gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO - In a monumental victory for the gay rights movement, the California Supreme Court overturned a voter-approved ban on gay marriage Thursday in a ruling that would allow same-sex couples in the nation's biggest state to tie the knot.

May 30, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National


Firefighters get upper hand on Florida wildfire

PALM BAY, Fla. - A man accused of lobbing a Molotov cocktail into woods that are among the thousands of acres that have burned along Florida's Atlantic coast conceded Thursday that he may have accidentally sparked a fire.

May 30, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National


Some wine grape growers turning to dry farming methods

KENWOOD, Calif. - Vineyard manager Steve Thomas grasps the trunk of a zinfandel vine, a redwood of the vineyard, gnarled with age and planted in the days when irrigation meant a barrel of water on a horse-drawn cart.

May 30, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


UN official says foreign agents are killing Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan - Foreign intelligence agents are leading secret, deadly raids on suspected insurgents in Afghanistan and shirking responsibility when innocent civilians are killed, a U.N. official alleged Thursday.

May 30, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local heroes step in to help cyclone victims

YANGON, Myanmar - From shopkeepers handing out free rice porridge to medical students caring for the sick, ordinary people in Myanmar are stepping in to help cyclone victims as the military regime severely restricts international aid.

May 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday May 15, 2008

May 30, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Shingles shots urged for those 60 and up, US says

ATLANTA - People 60 and older should get a one-time shingles shot that can help prevent the painful rash, U.S. health officials are recommending.

May 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bernanke: Banks must get better at foreseeing risk

WASHINGTON - Commercial banks and other financial institutions need to beef up their ability to detect and protect themselves against risks like the credit and mortgage debacles, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

May 30, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


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Rare sea turtles pass 50-year recovery milestone in Georgia

SAVANNAH - Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic ...

July 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Crowds rejoice; Failed coup strengthens Turkey's president

ANKARA, Turkey - Rather than toppling Turkey's strongman president, a failed military coup that left more than 250 dead appears to have bolstered Recep Tayyip ...

July 16, 2016 | By SUZAN FRASER and DOMINIQUE SOGUEL Associated Press | Associated Press




Rockies use pair of 4-run innings to pummel Braves 11-2

ATLANTA - Colorado scored four runs in the third inning and pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn capped a big offensive performance for the Rockies with a ninth-inning grand ...

July 15, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Retired champion Gordon could race for Earnhardt next week

LOUDON, N.H. - Jeff Gordon is ready to pull his firesuit out of storage and come off the bench for one more shot at winning ...

July 15, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC media days end, now some things to look for next season

HOOVER, Ala. - Alabama is once again the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference, while LSU, Tennessee, Mississippi and the rest of the league try to ...

July 15, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady to drop appeal, serve 4-game 'Deflategate' suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady said Friday he will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block his four-game "Deflategate" suspension, ending his fight in ...

July 15, 2016 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


At the British Open, it's all about the luck of the draw

TROON, Scotland - Jason Day went through four pairs of gloves, trying desperately to stay dry in the pounding rain. At one hole, he accounted for ...

July 15, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Turkish military appears divided over coup attempt

ANKARA, Turkey - Members of Turkey's armed forces said they had taken control of the country, but Turkish officials said the coup attempt had been ...

July 15, 2016 | By SUZAN FRASER | Associated Press


Statesboro’s Sharma Lewis makes history

A former Statesboro resident made history by being elected as the first African-American woman in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.

July 15, 2016 | | Local




Tormenta ends historic season with a draw in S.C.

Tormenta FC had a stellar first season of competition in the Premier Development League, but the team came up just shy of the postseason.

July 14, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Statesboro hosts volleyball camp

Throughout the week, the old gym at Statesboro High has been playing host to the school's newest sport.

July 14, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


On cusp of history, Phil Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

TROON, Scotland - Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone.

July 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Truck driver charged in deadly crash pleads guilty

PEMBROKE - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday - one ...

July 14, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


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