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NYC cabbie who made up abandoned-baby story will avoid charges if he stays out of trouble

NEW YORK - A livery driver, hailed as a hero then charged as a criminal for leaving a baby girl at a firehouse, will have his case dismissed if he stays out of trouble for the next six months, prosecutors said Wednesday.

April 24, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


American cancels more than 1,000 more flights, strands thousands of travelers

DALLAS - American Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights Wednesday, more than one-third of its schedule, as it spent a second straight day inspecting the wiring on some of its jets - the same issue that caused it to scrub hundreds of flights two weeks ago.

April 24, 2008 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | National


IMF sees US falling into recession, dampening global economic growth

WASHINGTON - The United States is headed for a recession, dragging world economic growth down along with it, the International Monetary Fund concluded in a sobering new forecast Wednesday that underscored the damage inflicted from the housing and credit debacles.

April 24, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Study: Middle-class Americans increasingly downbeat about their short-term economic progress

WASHINGTON - Growing numbers of middle-class Americans say they aren't better off than they were five years ago, reflecting economic pressures amid growing debt, a study released Wednesday shows.

April 24, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: New batch of RB's prepare for Paulson

April 24, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Bridge 4/10

John Brown said, "Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity."

April 24, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


US Official: Al-Qaida terrorist dead of natural causes

WASHINGTON - An Egyptian al-Qaida boss believed to be the planner behind the foiled 2006 terrorist plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic is dead of natural causes, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.

April 24, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: Plankenhorn, SHS & Portal baseball - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, April 10 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 24, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Families seeking to adopt from China face longer, emotionally draining waits

NEW YORK - China remains the country of choice for thousands of Americans seeking to adopt a child, but the time frame for new applications is now often triple what it was a few years ago and many families are enduring uncertain, emotionally draining waits.

April 24, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Sooner or later, Bush’s legacy to be defined by war in Iraq

WASHINGTON - If he has doubts, he does not voice them. If he has regrets about his decision, he does not show them. More than five years into a war that has been longer, bloodier and costlier than the country expected, President Bush never wavers: The battle in Iraq is just, the victory assured.

April 24, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP NewsBreak: Bush to announce shorter Army tours as he endorses a pause in troop cuts

WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to announce on Thursday that Army units heading to war after Aug. 1 will serve 12-month tours rather than the 15 months that soldiers are currently deployed, senior defense officials said.

April 24, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Authorities ID severed hands, feet found in SC; victim knew she was in danger, mom says

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A woman whose severed hands and feet were found outside two homes about a mile apart had known her life was in danger, her mother said Tuesday.

April 24, 2008 | By KATRINA A. GOGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


Texas couple accused of killing toddler in their care while parents served in Iraq, Germany

EL PASO, Texas - A Fort Bliss soldier and his wife were arrested Tuesday on charges of killing a 2-year-old girl in their care and seriously injuring her older brother while their military parents served overseas.

April 24, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National


John Hopkins performs 6 kidney transplants at once; 1 person was key to chain of donations

BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins surgeons transplanted a half-dozen kidneys simultaneously, an operation believed to be the first of its kind, hospital officials announced Tuesday.

April 24, 2008 | By ALEX DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer | National


Kenyan opposition party suspends talks with government, youths set slum fires in protest

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition party suspended talks with the government Tuesday and hundreds of angry young opposition backers set fires to protest delays in reaching a power-sharing deal.

April 23, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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ArtsFest to move inside this year

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday's 33rd annual ArtsFest celebration has been moved from the traditional location of Sweetheart Circle to the Center for Art & Theatre/Visual Arts Building at Georgia Southern University.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cult classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ closing Averitt performance season

How far will a nerd go to attract the attention of the girl he loves?

April 09, 2015 | | Local




Portal Panthers hold on for 6-3 win

It didn't take long for the Panthers offense to get going Wednesday afternoon against Savannah Country Day in a 6-3 victory.

April 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Region playoffs right around the corner

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April 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Final day of practice complete for Masters, golfers fine tune

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April 08, 2015 | Vince Johnson Special to the Herald | Sports


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.

April 08, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOI Associated Press | Associated Press


Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation's debate over police use of force Wednesday, and the mayor and police chief of South Carolina's third-largest city said they were "sickened" by what a bystander's video revealed.

April 08, 2015 | | Local






Braves off to hot start

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the Miami Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Three things to know for the 2015 Masters

Whip up your famous pimento cheese, plant eye-poppingly colorful azaleas and trim your yard to precisely 3/8 of an inch. Pump in 98 of the world's best golfers and thousands of guests dressed in their finest springtime getup, and you'll be at Augusta National for the 2015 Masters.

April 07, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Ryan's emotions run hot after loss

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan's Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he met with reporters.

April 07, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: New ideas aren't best solution

Over the past decade or so, Major League Baseball has seen sabermetrics - a study of statistics more in-depth than the sport's traditional counting stats - grow from a passing interest to a way of life for many front offices.

April 07, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Attorney: Hernandez was witness

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after his lawyer acknowledged for the first time that his client was at the scene of the killing and saw it happen but described him as a kid who simply did not know what to do.

April 07, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


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