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Retailers report mixed sales results in July

NEW YORK - The outlook for the back-to-school shopping season seemed grim Thursday, as retailers' July sales reports showed an increasing shift toward buying necessities like food and household supplies at discounters and away from discretionary spending on clothing.

August 22, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press Writer | National


Fed leaves rates alone for second straight meeting

WASHINGTON - For a second straight meeting, the Federal Reserve has decided to remain on the sidelines and leave interest rates alone. In the opinion of many economists, that stance may prevail not only for the rest of this year but well into 2009.

August 21, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


SC deputy killed while responding to alarm call

SMOAKS, S.C. - A South Carolina sheriff's deputy was shot to death while responding to an early morning home alarm Wednesday, and though authorities were searching for a suspect with dogs and a helicopter, they said they had few leads.

August 21, 2008 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 8/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a problem with dried earwax in my outer ears, especially when it settles in the small crevices and is painful to remove. I'm a 77-year-old female who has always had lots of earwax, but it used to be soft and could be removed easily. How does the wax flow out when it is dry and brittle? Is there anything that can help?

August 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Average ER waiting time nears 1 hour, CDC says

ATLANTA - The average time that hospital emergency rooms patients wait to see a doctor has grown from about 38 minutes to almost an hour over the past decade, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Mexican-born killer put to death in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Mexican-born condemned killer whose case drew international attention has been executed over the objections of an international court and the Mexican government, which contended he was denied access to legal help from his consulate.

August 21, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | National


Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


At Doggyspace, social networking goes to the dogs

RICHMOND, Va. - Cici confesses on her Web page that she likes to greet everyone by licking their feet. Dolce admits to being a mamma's boy. And Jake and Tycho posted a video that chronicles their adventures of rolling around on their backs.

August 21, 2008 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press Writer | National


Preacher stole, then killed to cover his tracks

HICKMAN, Calif. - Friends of an elderly millionaire who was killed by a local pastor sensed something was wrong long before his death.

August 21, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National


Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 8/7

Charles Darwin said, "The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason."

August 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/7

A new you could be emerging in the year ahead who will be a pretty tough cookie, making it possible to receive rewards and recognition in some of the same areas you were previously taken for granted.

August 21, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sheriffs: 2 tiger attacks show tougher laws needed

ST. LOUIS - Two tiger attacks this week at two different Missouri animal facilities that had both been cited for past problems have law enforcement officials calling for tougher exotic animal laws.

August 21, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


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Day sets 36-hole record, then hangs on at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day saw The Players Championship at its easiest and toughest, all in the span of nine hours Saturday on what ...

May 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Jimmie Johnson looks to extend track dominance at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson fell in love with Dover the first time he turned a lap at the track in the late 1990s.

May 14, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Panthers aiming for state title

The third time's a charm for the Portal Panthers girls' golf team.

May 14, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Foltynewicz pitches 8 scoreless as Braves beat Roy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Foltynewicz pitched the best game of his young career and it came against the defending World Series champions.

May 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pfizer blocking the use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used ...

May 14, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Two dead in apartment shooting

Statesboro police are investigating a deadly shooting at Connection Apartments on Stambuck Lane Friday night.

May 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




General first woman to lead top-tier command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command ...

May 13, 2016 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


End of an era

"Chicken Salad on white, tea, half sweet and half not" is how Mary Eason identifies Dr. Billy Nessmith when he walks in The Soda Shoppe ...

May 13, 2016 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Local




First game ever

At 7 p.m. tonight in Johnson City, Tenn. Tormenta FC will kick off for the first time in club history.

May 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Day ties course record at Sawgrass with 63 for the lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - One birdie led to two more before Jason Day even hit his stride, and his round kept getting better until ...

May 12, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Boys get shot at state track meet

May 12, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Internet ad leads to theft arrest

A man trying to sell stolen property via the Internet didn't count on the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team catching wind of his online ...

May 12, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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