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Employers cut payrolls for first time since summer 2003; jobless rate dips

WASHINGTON - Nervous employers cut 17,000 jobs in January - the first such reduction in more than four years and a fresh sign that the economy is in danger of stalling.

February 16, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

In setback for Bush administration, court won’t reconsider Guantanamo ruling

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court refused Friday to reconsider a ruling broadening its own authority to scrutinize evidence against detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

February 16, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington

Activist’s proposal asks San Franciscans to transform Alcatraz into a global peace center

SAN FRANCISCO - It would literally take an act of Congress before a city ballot proposal to turn Alcatraz into a global peace center could become reality.

February 16, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National

Teacher charged with making terroristic threats against her Pa. elementary school

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A teacher who was upset because she didn't get her preferred classroom assignment left more than a dozen scribbled threats at her elementary school and a suspicious device in a student's desk, authorities said.

February 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

O.J. Simpson seeks dismissal of 6 of 12 charges in his Las Vegas kidnapping and robbery case

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson filed court papers seeking dismissal of half the charges against him, saying prosecutors in Nevada failed to meet legal standards to prosecute him for kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy, his lawyer said Friday.

February 16, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National

Delegates at Hawaii climate conference praise new US flexibility in curbing emissions

HONOLULU - A meeting of delegates from the nations that emit the most pollutants ended without concrete targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, but participants praised what they saw as a new willingness by the United States to discuss possible solutions.

February 16, 2008 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | National

Convicted sex offender rapes boy at Massachusetts library, authorities say

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - A convicted child rapist who was released by a judge even though prosecutors said he was likely to strike again has been charged with raping a 6-year-old boy at a library.

February 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Judge grills Texas DA facing contempt charge for deleting e-mails sought in lawsuit

HOUSTON - An embattled prosecutor facing a contempt charge for deleting e-mails was grilled Friday by a federal judge who said he should have known better than to erase material he had been ordered to turn over.

February 16, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National

New Mexico groups lobby for ‘No Child Left Inside’ tax on televisions, video games

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Dave Gilligan remembers being pushed outside to play baseball and other sports, but feeling it just wasn't for him.

February 16, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National

Microsoft makes unexpected $44.6B bid for Yahoo; Internet icon is studying it

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.'s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets.

February 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National

Lawyer: Woman charged with wearing fake bomb at Boston airport had free speech right to do so

BOSTON - A computer science student who unwittingly created an airport bomb scare by wearing a blinking circuit board attached to her shirt had a First Amendment right to express herself in that manner, her lawyer argued Friday.

February 16, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National

Wealthy Chinese spend holiday shopping, while snow strands factory workers

GUANGZHOU, China - Hu Qingyuan camped out Friday, waiting for a train to take him home for the Chinese New Year holiday - his only chance each year to see his wife and 8-year-old son.

February 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bridge 2/2

The deal for the Christmas competition came from a book by Jose Le Dentu, an excellent French writer and player who died in 1997.

February 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Aruban officials reopening Holloway case after seeing secret tapes from Dutch journalist

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Aruban prosecutors said Friday that they are reopening their investigation into the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway after seeing secretly taped material from a Dutch journalist.

February 16, 2008 | By MARGARET WEVER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Hundreds of Hamas supporters protest Egypt’s attempts to close Gaza border breach

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Hamas militants on Friday hauled away metal spikes that Egyptian soldiers had placed at sections of the Gaza-Egypt border, defying attempts to reseal the frontier and stop the influx of blockade-weary Gazans.

February 16, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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OTC, Clubhouse, Tormenta form partnership

Ogeechee Technical College and the South Georgia soccer franchise of the Premier Development League, along with The Clubhouse Family Entertainment Center, entered into a Memorandum ...

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

France IDs top figure in attacks

PARIS - France identified a 27-year-old Belgian who once boasted about killing "infidels" and fought for the Islamic State group in Syria as the mastermind of ...

November 16, 2015 | By GREG KELLER and RAF CASERT Associated Press | Associated Press

Despite Paris, Obama rejects calls for shift in IS fight

ANTALYA, Turkey - President Barack Obama on Monday firmly rejected calls for a shift in U.S. strategy against the Islamic State following the Paris attacks ...

November 16, 2015 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press

A comeback for toys

NEW YORK - Toys are staging a comeback.

November 16, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Queensborough Bank welcomes Paula Troupe

Paula Troupe has joined Queensborough National Bank and Trust Mortgage as a Mortgage Loan Officer, specializing in FHA, VA, and Conventional Loan Financing. Ms Troupe ...

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

Inside Bulloch Business — Gee Da’s gives downtown dining a boost

Downtown Statesboro welcomes Gee Da's Table as its newest addition.

November 16, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE Herald Correspondent | Local

12 arrested on drug, gun, gang charges

A dozen men involved in a fight Friday at the scene of a music video filming face drug, gang and gun charges after members of ...

November 16, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Klepchick Jr. of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Pate Klepchick of Atlanta, to Tyler Moggio Forbes, son ...

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

Consumer Q's: Tripartite pecans, Turk's turban squash and Christmas tree growers

Question: I cracked a pecan that had three sections inside the shell instead of the normal two. Is this unusual?

November 15, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials

Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: A time to be thankful

Though we were treated to a hint of cooler weather last month, temperatures climbed in recent weeks just to keep us guessing here in south ...

November 15, 2015 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Ga. gold becomes large part of nation’s currency in circulation

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 15, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Kathy Bradley: Girls who wear glasses

Some days - days when I know I will be home, days when I will not be driving - I don't wear my contact lenses.

November 15, 2015 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

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

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