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Big change for welfarist Sweden: School choice

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Schools run by private enterprise? Free iPods and laptop computers to attract students?

August 10, 2008 | By MALIN RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombings in western Indian city kill 29

AHMADABAD, India - Bombs exploded Saturday near a busy market and a hospital in a western Indian city, killing 29 people and injuring 88 a day after deadly blasts struck the southern technology hub of Bangalore.

August 10, 2008 | By R.K. MISRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iowans to congressmen: Stop immigration raids

POSTVILLE, Iowa - An immigration raid that arrested nearly 400 people in northeastern Iowa scarred a small town and tore families apart, residents said Saturday.

August 10, 2008 | By HENRY C. JACKSON By HENRY C. JACKSON | National


17 injured in NYC building's 2nd blaze in 6 weeks

NEW YORK - An explosion blew apart walls and hurt 17 people in an apartment building still recovering from a fire six weeks earlier, authorities said.

August 10, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Bermuda leader's son, a doctor, faces sex charges

LOS ANGELES - About two months ago, Dr. Kevin Antario Brown was hobnobbing with guests at a celebrity poker tournament at the Playboy Mansion, his disaster-relief medical charity the beneficiary of the lavish event.

August 10, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Rice in diplomatic race against time

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - In a global kick to the tape, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is grasping for diplomatic victories before the Bush administration's exit from the world stage in January.

August 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No angry lines of customers after bank takeover

PHOENIX - Customers of two banks closed by federal regulators were assured that every penny of their money was protected, preventing lines of angry accountholders from forming Saturday.

August 10, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


Impact on wildlife limited in Miss. River spill

NEW ORLEANS - A large fuel spill that has shut down 100 miles of the Mississippi River for four days has had a limited impact on wildlife so far, but officials are worried about fragile wetlands downstream.

August 10, 2008 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer | National


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

If you're a student of the Bible (and maybe even if you're not), the story of Joseph in the closing chapters of the book of Genesis is one you've heard before.

August 10, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Gay bias alleged in San Diego Bay shooting death

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - To police, Steven Hirschfield was violent and out of control when he clambered aboard a patrol boat sent to rescue him in the San Diego Bay during a gay pride party.

August 10, 2008 | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - July 27

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

August 10, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mo. funeral home accused of mishandled bodies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's attorney general on Friday accused a funeral home of improperly handling bodies, including one that was stored in an electrical room for 10 months without being embalmed or refrigerated.

August 10, 2008 | By CHRIS BLANK Associated Press Writer | National


Detective details confrontation with Detroit mayor

DETROIT - A detective working a criminal case against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said coincidence led him to a house to try to deliver a subpoena.

August 10, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


NYC adds double dutch to school sports calendar

NEW YORK - The popular urban street pastime called double dutch, in which competitors jump between two ropes twirled eggbeater-style, is getting more recognition, becoming an officially sanctioned sport in New York City high schools.

August 10, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


Castro fails to announce reforms as hoped during Revolution Day address

SANTIAGO, Cuba - President Raul Castro warned Washington that Cuba would stay focused on defense regardless of who wins November's presidential election, but failed to announce more changes to the communist system during a major address Saturday night.

August 10, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

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Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican ...

February 17, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Merger pending, Armstrong gets interim president

In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong ...

February 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local




Portal boys fall in first round

Even after ending their regular season on a nine-game winning streak, it was the postseason that fouled up Portal's year as a whole.

February 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA boys roll on, girls prep for state playoffs

Just as they had in the regular season, the Bulloch Academy boys made easy work of Trinity Dublin by a 73-60 score in the region ...

February 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media ...

February 16, 2017 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press | Associated Press


New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

WASHINGTON - A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the ...

February 16, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press




Can pitching hurl Eagles to Omaha?

The Georgia Southern baseball squad was one of a handful of Eagle teams to see a bump in production in their second season competing in ...

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Column: Silver helps make it a weekend to celebrate for NBA

The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other ...

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Study of footballers' brains highlights dementia concerns

LONDON - The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a ...

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Man charged in strong-arm robbery

A strong-arm robbery suspect faces charges after reportedly assaulting another man on Hill Street on Monday.

February 15, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


School system to hire 3 principals

The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.

February 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




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