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Colombian rebels free four more hostages into Venezuelan custody

SAN JOSE DEL GUAVIARE, Colombia - Colombian rebels freed four lawmakers on Wednesday after holding them for at least six years each, the guerrillas' second hostage release this year as they seek to persuade the international community to strike them from lists of terrorist organizations.

March 13, 2008 | By TATIANA GUERRERO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Palestinian rocket kills Israeli; airstrikes kill 7 in Gaza

SDEROT, Israel - A Palestinian rocket slammed into a college campus in this southern Israeli town, killing a student and raising the likelihood of a new wave of heavy fighting between the Israeli army and militants in the Gaza Strip.

March 13, 2008 | By YANIV ZOHAR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

House panel approves big increase in global AIDS program spending

WASHINGTON - A House committee on Wednesday voted to more than triple spending for a global AIDS program that has proven to be one of the Bush administration's most successful and popular foreign policy initiatives.

March 13, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington

APNewsBreak: IG asked to probe Marine delays in delivering blast-resistant trucks, lasers

WASHINGTON - An investigation into allegations the Marine Corps delayed sending blast-resistant trucks to Iraq also will examine whether the Marines were negligent in delivering a laser to divert drivers and people from checkpoints and convoys, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.

March 13, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bernanke says Fed’s priority is shoring up the economy, pledges to cut interest rates

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is ready to lower interest rates again to brace the wobbly economy even as zooming oil prices spread inflation, Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled to Congress on Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Bush names Texas entrepreneur as special envoy to Islamic conference

WASHINGTON - President Bush, acknowledging that the U.S. needs to burnish its image in the Islamic world, named a Texas entrepreneur as liaison to The Organization of the Islamic Conference.

March 13, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington

FBI says it didn’t find US support link for airline plotters; warns of domestic terror threat

BRIGHTON, England - The FBI said Wednesday the men accused of trying to blow up U.S.-bound airliners had no obvious links to support networks in the United States, but warned that the greatest terror threat for Americans still may lurk within their own borders.

March 13, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Russian extremist seeks to sully presidential favorite with claim he has Jewish roots

MOSCOW - Dmitry Medvedev has faced little public criticism as he coasts toward Russia's presidency. But a fringe extremist group is trying to stir up voters to turn against him in Sunday's election with claims the candidate might have Jewish roots.

March 13, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Teacher strike deals blow to Puerto Rico’s struggling schools

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Empty classrooms, educators clashing with police, anxious students - a weeklong teachers strike in Puerto Rico is dealing a blow to a public school system already struggling to reach U.S. benchmarks and reduce the highest dropout rate in America.

March 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Winning parties press Musharraf to convene hostile new Parliament

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's election victors vowed Wednesday to drastically reduce the powers of President Pervez Musharraf - even if they lack the strength in the new Parliament to drive him out of office.

March 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Python stalked, then ate family dog in front of children in Australian tropics

BRISBANE, Australia - A 16-foot python stalked a family dog for days before swallowing the pet whole in front of horrified children in the Australian tropics, animal experts said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

McCain and Obama tangle long distance over al-Qaida in Iraq

TYLER, Texas - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain mocked Barack Obama's view of al-Qaida in Iraq, and Democratic contender responded that GOP policies brought the terrorist group there.

March 13, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID and TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington

GSU travels to Charleston

Georgia Southern heads back out on the road and return to their Southern Conference schedule Thursday with a clash against the College of Charleston.

March 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

New Orleans mayor orders barrack built to break up homeless camp, but epidemic remains

NEW ORLEANS - Since Hurricane Katrina flooded his home 30 months ago, Donald Collins says, he has fled to an evacuation center, huddled in an abandoned house and lived in a tent outside City Hall. Eventually the former sanitation worker migrated to a downtown underpass where crack sales and clothing donations seem equally common.

March 13, 2008 | By JOHN MORENO GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National

Congress again raises possibility of drug sports law

WASHINGTON - Once again, professional sports and their leaders were hauled up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday by lawmakers who say they might try once again to legislate drug-testing policies for U.S. leagues.

March 13, 2008 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Washington

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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Toddler’s new habit not as bad as her bite

Q: My just-turned 3-year-old daughter has started biting other children in her preschool program. I put her in for three mornings a week thinking she ...

November 15, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Statesboro High School to perform ‘High School Musical’ twice

Statesboro High School's musical theatre classes will present "High School Musical" Thursday, Nov. 19, in the school's fine arts auditorium. The first show ...

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Life lessons from the dead

Mankind has always been interested - even fascinated - with the possibility of speaking with the dead, even by occult means. This interest is not tolerated in ...

November 15, 2015 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials

France mourns after attacks

PARIS - The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since ...

November 14, 2015 | By GREG KELLER and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press

Audit: Out-of-state speeders ignore fines

ATLANTA - Many out-of-state motorists who have been busted by Georgia's "super speeder" law don't pay up, state auditors found.

November 14, 2015 | | Local

Library to host “The River Rages” author

The Statesboro Regional Library will host a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Monday for J.G. Jakes, otherwise known as Jenny Massey of ...

November 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

SEB falls to Westminster in playoffs

BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch's quest to get their first state playoff win since 1973 came up short Friday night as the Yellow Jackets fell to ...

November 14, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Official: As many as 120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in ...

November 13, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and GREG KELLER Associated Press | Associated Press

Cancer survivor shares faith, hope

"Sometimes life catches one by surprise…."

November 13, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

SEB success all about 'the next step'

When Pat Collins accepted the head coaching job at Southeast Bulloch, I was in my second season of covering the Yellow Jackets.

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Prep Sports 360

Westminster wants to ruin Jackets' party

If Southeast Bulloch is going to advance in the Class AAA state football playoffs it is going to have to shut down one of the ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Southeast Bulloch hosts first home playoff game since 2002

BROOKLET - At the beginning of the season, the Southeast Bulloch players set goals for the season. Among them was not simply making it to the ...

November 12, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

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