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Iraqi parliament approves provincial elections law

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament overwhelmingly approved a provincial elections law Wednesday, overcoming months of deadlock and giving a boost to U.S.-backed national reconciliation efforts.

October 09, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorea orders UN nuclear inspectors from plant

VIENNA, Austria - North Korea moved closer to restarting its nuclear arms program Wednesday, barring U.N. inspectors from its main plutonium reprocessing plant and announcing it will reactivate the facility that provided the material for its atomic test blast.

October 09, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Colorful study probes climate change, fall foliage

UNDERHILL, Vt. - Could climate change dull the blazing palette of New England's fall foliage?

October 09, 2008 | By LISA RATHKE Associated Press Writer | National


ECI: The Season - Episode 7

ECI: The Season - Episode 7

October 08, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | ECI: The Season


Bernanke: Recession more likely without bailout

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly warned reluctant lawmakers Tuesday they risk a recession with higher unemployment and increased home foreclosures if they fail to pass the Bush administration's $700 billion plan to bail out the financial industry.

October 08, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writers | Washington


Pakistan says 60 suspected militants killed

KHAR, Pakistan - Security forces backed by helicopter gunships and artillery have killed more than 60 insurgents in Pakistan's northwest tribal regions in offensives aimed at denying al-Qaida and Taliban militants safe havens, officials said Tuesday.

October 08, 2008 | By HABIB KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Longest-held political prisoner freed in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, journalist Win Tin, was freed Tuesday after 19 years behind bars and vowed to continue his struggle to achieve democracy in the military-ruled country.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Girl’s hand reattached after jump rope accident

LOS GATOS, Calif. - A 6-year-old girl is recovering after surgeons reattached her left hand, severed when it was caught in a loop of jump rope that had snagged on the axle of her mother's car.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bush: world must stand united against terrorism

UNITED NATIONS - President Bush, who once warned that the United Nations was endanger of becoming irrelevant, said Tuesday that multinational organizations are now ''needed more urgently than ever'' to combat terrorists and extremists who are threatening world order.

October 08, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan: Abducted Europeans located in Sahara desert

ABU SIMBEL, Egypt - Sudan on Tuesday said it knows the location of 11 Europeans tourists and their kidnappers on its territory, but has no immediate plans for a rescue operation.

October 08, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iranian president blames US for market collapse

UNITED NATIONS - Iran's president blamed U.S. military interventions around the world in part for the collapse of global financial markets ahead of his speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly.

October 08, 2008 | By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Interpol wants to help Afghans track militants

KABUL, Afghanistan - When the Taliban engineered a prison break in the southern city of Kandahar in June, nearly 900 inmates escaped but not a single one had been fingerprinted or photographed.

October 08, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Calif. tribe fears losing land if dam is raised

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. - The federal government is considering enlarging a dam to boost the state's water supply, which would flood what little land remains above water where a Native American tribe had fished and farmed for centuries.

October 08, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


Google phone to cost $179, debut Oct. 22

NEW YORK - The first cell phone running Google Inc.'s mobile software looks something like Apple Inc.'s iPhone and has a large touch screen, but it also packs a trackball, a slide-out keyboard and easy access to Google's e-mail and mapping programs.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Michael Guido 'improving' after fall

Dr. Michael Guido, renowned evangelist from Metter, "is improving" after a recent fall in which he injured his head. Staff at Guido Gardens in Metter say "he is still very weak, but is trying to walk around his home for exercise every day."

October 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


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Racing to help those in need

Those affected by Hurricane Irma will benefit from the Go-Kart Invitational, hosted by Synovus Bank on Tuesday.

October 08, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life




Nate roars onto Gulf Coast shore

NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Nate came ashore at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday and pelted the central Gulf Coast with wind and rain ...

October 07, 2017 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, MELINDA DESLATTE and JEFF AMY Associated Press | Associated Press


Slain in 1910, memorial to honor Claxton marshal

More than a century after a town marshal was killed near a street corner in Claxton, his sacrifice will be remembered with the unveiling of ...

October 07, 2017 | Story courtesy of The Claxton Enterprise | Local


Late farmer gets a little help from his friends

Three weeks ago, Tom Sanders was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away suddenly last weekend and Wednesday, he was laid to rest amid the cotton ...

October 07, 2017 | By ANNE MAXWELL WJBF-TV, Augusta | Local


Extra special: Indians edge Yankees 9-8 in 13, take 2-0 lead

CLEVELAND - They've won this season in almost every way imaginable: comebacks, walk-offs, blowouts, nail-biters.

October 07, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Houston one away from series win

HOUSTON - Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and the high-powered Astros led the majors in runs, hits and batting average in the regular season.

October 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men's soccer back on track

ORLANDO, Fla. - Teenage star Christian Pulisic scored with a brilliant touch to complete a field-length attack just eight minutes in, then split the defense with ...

October 07, 2017 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports




Blue Devils fall to the Phoenix

The Statesboro Blue Devils have had many heartbreaking losses throughout the past two seasons, but Friday's had to feel like their hearts were ripped ...

October 06, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Atom-smashed

Friday night in Brooklet was a monumental one as Southeast Bulloch defeated Johnson 35-14.

October 06, 2017 | By McCLAIN BAXLEY Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


BA falls to Frederica, now 1-1 in region play

A fast start and a frantic finish fell just short as Bulloch Academy dropped a 28-21 game to Frederica Academy Friday night in St. Simons ...

October 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Vandy expects Fromm under center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason isn't buying any of Kirby Smart's talk about not knowing whether Jake Fromm or Jacob Eason will ...

October 06, 2017 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | UGA


Prep football participation numbers on the decline

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - On a cool and rainy afternoon during the first week of classes at Centennial High School in this well-to-do Baltimore suburb, about ...

October 06, 2017 | By BEN NUCKOLS AP Sports Writer | Prep Sports 360


NASCAR faces a generation that's just not into cars

From empty seats at the tracks to dwindling numbers watching at home, NASCAR has a popularity problem.

October 06, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | NASCAR


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