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Truck explosion kills 18 in Baghdad, wounds 75

BAGHDAD - A tractor-trailer loaded with Shiite militia rockets accidentally exploded Wednesday in a densely populated area of northeast Baghdad, killing 18 people and wounding 75, the U.S. military said. It was the deadliest explosion in Baghdad in more than two months.

June 19, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


McMahon fighting foreclosure on Beverly Hills home

LOS ANGELES - Ed McMahon, who for decades appeared as Johnny Carson's sidekick on ''The Tonight Show,'' is fighting to avoid foreclosure on his multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills home, according to published reports.

June 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


China cordons off schools collapsed by quake

DUJIANGYAN, China - Authorities cordoned off some schools that collapsed in last month's mighty earthquake, keeping out grieving parents and reporters Wednesday in a sign that Beijing was becoming increasingly nervous over accusations of shoddy construction.

June 19, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Outcry after French court rules on virginity

PARIS - The bride said she was a virgin. When her new husband discovered that was a lie, he went to court to annul the marriage - and a French judge agreed.

June 19, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US flotilla leaving Myanmar coast with aid aboard

YANGON, Myanmar - U.S. Navy ships laden with relief supplies will steam away from Myanmar's coast Thursday, their helicopters barred by the ruling junta even though millions of cyclone survivors need food, shelter or medical care.

June 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Productivity improves while wage pressures moderate

WASHINGTON - Worker productivity increased at a faster pace in the first three months of this year than previously estimated, while wage pressures moderated.

June 19, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Saudi king opens conference on interfaith dialogue

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's king urged a gathering of Muslim scholars Wednesday to open religious dialogue with Christians and Jews. But politics intruded as a senior Iranian figure said the Islamic world should stand up to the U.S. and its ''international arrogance.''

June 19, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Teens are sending nude photos via cell phone

HARTFORD, Conn. - Passing notes in study hall or getting your best friend to ask a boy if he likes you or, you know, LIKES you, is so last century. Nowadays, teenagers are snapping naked pictures of themselves on their cell phones and sending them to their boyfriends and girlfriends.

June 19, 2008 | By STEPHANIE REITZ Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - June 5

(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.)

June 19, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Shehan, Hill have good chance to go in MLB Draft

Georgia Southern's Chris Shehan and Statesboro High's Tony Hill have a more than favorable shot at being drafted in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, which begins today.

Shehan plans to spend today on a golf course near his home in Pennsylvania with his older brother and father, who can hopefully distract him from the baseball world.

June 19, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO and CHAD BISHOP Herald Sports Writers | Sports


Senate approves stand-pat Democratic budget plan

WASHINGTON - The Senate Wednesday approved a $3.1 trillion election-year Democratic budget blueprint that leaves to the next president the task of sorting out a host of fiscal problems.

June 19, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


US agriculture secretary: Biofuels deal possible

ROME - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Wednesday that progress is being made at a U.N. summit on determining the role that biofuels are playing in driving up food prices to the point of provoking riots in some countries.

June 19, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Agency: Somalia facing worst crisis in a decade amid worsening drought, rising food prices

NAIROBI, Kenya - Somalia is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in a decade, and the situation is deteriorating, an international aid agency said Wednesday.

June 19, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday June 04, 2008

June 19, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU Durden recognized

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Southern Conference recognized 11 recipients as the league's 2008 Distinguished Service Award. Georgia Southern nominated Tim Durden for his efforts and contributions to the institution.

June 19, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


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Statesboro Kmart to close doors

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart stores, told its Statesboro Kmart employees Thursday morning that it will close the Statesboro Store between ...

January 04, 2018 | | Local


Blizzard rolls up the East Coast

HARTFORD, Conn. - A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the ...

January 04, 2018 | By SUSAN HAIGH and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Candler sheriff seeks fugitive

Candler County sheriff's investigators are seeking a man who failed to comply with a mandated rehabilitation sentence and is now charged with escape.

January 04, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro High School's Baynon burning up the mat

From the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973 to Annika Sorenstam teeing it up against the ...

January 04, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Local


Eagles fly by Arkansas State

January 04, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports




Storm slaps coastal South with most snow in nearly 3 decades

SAVANNAH - A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South ...

January 03, 2018 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local




Statesboro's Baynon burning up the mat

From the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973 to Annika Sorenstam teeing it up against the ...

January 02, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Ryan leads Falcons back into playoffs

FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Matt Ryan is in the playoffs for the sixth time in 10 seasons and still searching for the ultimate prize.

January 02, 2018 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Outdoor Living: Raccoon hunting fever at Winter Peak

(Authors note: Thanks to all who sent comments and opinions concerning last week's article on the Second Amendment. That turned out to be a ...

January 02, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


OTC to close all facilities Wednesday

Due to a Winter Advisory and the potential for hazardous road conditions Wednesday in the Service Delivery Area for Ogeechee Technical College, all College campuses ...

January 02, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Deputy Fire Chief Ronnie Shaw passes

A 40-year veteran of the Statesboro Fire Department lost his battle with leukemia Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Bitter cold tests winter-wise

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those ...

January 02, 2018 | By TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


State Court of Bulloch County cancels jury duty for Wednesday

Due to poor weather conditions forecasted, jury duty for the State Court of Bulloch County scheduled at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, has ...

January 02, 2018 | From Staff Reports | Local


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