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Senior general sees increase in Iraqi security forces, but years before they can take over

WASHINGTON - A senior military commander told a House panel on Thursday that Iraq's security forces are on track to add another 80,000 personnel by the end of the year, but it's a long way from becoming self-sufficient.

February 01, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Interview: Chertoff: New rules will mean longer lines at first; critics must ‘‘grow up’’

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday that new border crossing rules to take effect this month will mean longer lines for those entering the United States, but he said it was necessary to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack. Critics of the effort need to ''grow up,'' he told The Associated Press in an interview.

February 01, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT and EILEEN SULLIVAN<B> Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush and Bernanke back package to stimulate weakening economy

WASHINGTON - President Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday embraced calls for an economic stimulus package to avert recession. Bernanke said such a plan should be aimed at quickly getting cash into the hands of people, especially those with low and moderate incomes.

February 01, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police Report - January 18

(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.)

February 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bush says UN peacekeeping mission unfolding too slowly in Sudan

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday that the U.N. peacekeeping mission is moving too slowly in Sudan's Darfur region, where more than 200,000 people have been killed in a conflict the president has labeled genocide.

February 01, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Coal producer Massey Energy agrees to $20 million fine for polluting waterways

WASHINGTON - The country's fourth-largest coal producer, Massey Energy Co., will pay a $20 million fine as part of a settlement with the government over allegations it routinely polluted hundreds of streams and waterways in West Virginia and Kentucky with sediment-filled waste water and coal slurry.

February 01, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Report: U.S. abortions decline to lowest level since 1974

NEW YORK - The number of abortions in the United States dropped to 1.2 million in 2005, the lowest level since 1974 and down 25 percent from the all-time high of 1.6 million in 1990, according to report issued Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Giuliani pins his hopes for GOP nomination on a victory in Florida

NEW YORK - Republican Rudy Giuliani challenged political convention in shrugging off early primaries while staking his presidential candidacy on delegate-rich, later-voting states, a strategy that could be a colossal failure or a masterful calculation.

February 01, 2008 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton accusing Obama of $1 trillion tax increase for plan she also would consider

HENDERSON, Nev. - Hillary Rodham Clinton is accusing rival Barack Obama of proposing a $1 trillion tax increase with a plan to require high income earners to pay more Social Security taxes.

February 01, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Eagles cruise past Phoenix

ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern senior Anthony Marshall led all scorers with a career-high 17 points to guide the Eagles to a 67-57 victory over Elon Thursday at Alumni Gym.

February 01, 2008 | GEORGIA SOUTHRN AMR | Georgia Southern


Investigators say they may have recovered weapon used to kill 20-year-old pregnant Marine

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Authorities investigating the death of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine said Thursday they may have recovered the weapon used to kill her.

February 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Flour shortages deepens Pakistan’s turmoil and Musharraf’s unpopularity

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - When the delivery truck finally arrives, laborer Sher Nawaz joins about 400 Pakistanis scrambling to buy a sack of wheat flour.

February 01, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN and ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Father of Israeli soldier held in Gaza sends condolences to Hamas leader whose son was killed

JERUSALEM - The father of an Israeli soldier held captive in the Gaza Strip said Thursday that he sent a letter of condolence to the territory's Hamas strongman after the Palestinian's son was killed in an Israeli raid.

February 01, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | World


Suicide bombing kills 10 in Shiite mosque in Iraq’s Diyala province

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in violent Diyala province northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 10 people as worshipers were beating their chests in observance of Shiite Islam's holiest holiday.

February 01, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | World


Heavy fighting in Somali capital kills 16

MOGADHISU, Somalia - Islamic militants fired mortar shells and guns in the Somali capital on Thursday, sparking crossfire with Ethiopian troops and their Somali government allies that killed at least 16 people, witnesses said.

February 01, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | World


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Local Roundup: SCHS maintains perfect record with win over Swainsboro

SYLVANIA - Screven County is now 8-0 on the season and 4-0 in 3-AA play after a 28-22 win over Swainsboro.

October 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


BA rides big plays in win against Frederica

Big first-half touchdown plays helped Bulloch Academy overcome an opening-game scare as the Gators whipped Frederica Academy 45-24 in GISA Region 2-AAA action Friday night.

October 18, 2014 | By Rahn Hutcheson Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Ga. Prep Football Scores: 10/17/14

Archer 45, Shiloh 7

October 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


Walker leads SEB to win over Johnson

BROOKLET - Coming into the season, freshman running back Chase Walker wasn't even sure he would be playing for the varsity team. After another dominating performance, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets have to be glad he is playing on Friday nights.

October 18, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Blue Devils win second straight

HINESVILLE - The Statesboro Blue Devils made it two consecutive wins Friday night as they invaded Hinesville and picked up a 17-0 win over Bradwell Institute.

October 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


It's do-or-die time for Jimmie Johnson

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Six-time and defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson dismissed the idea that there is any tension with crew chief Chad Knaus after the two were overheard bickering on their team radio.

October 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR




Cavs roll at Portal

PORTAL - The Calvary Day Cavaliers showed on Friday how serious they are about a return trip to the Class A state championship in 2014.

October 17, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

LONDON - The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic.

October 17, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG and ADAM GELLER Associated Press | World


The politics of Ebola: A juggling act in Georgia

ATLANTA - The politics of Ebola is particularly intense in Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory Hospital, where doctors have treated multiple Ebola patients. It's also no coincidence that the political hand-wringing comes alongside competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate.

October 17, 2014 | By BILL BARROW, KATHLEEN FOODY and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Tar Heels try to stop skid against Yellow Jackets

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina's defense has struggled to get off the field all season. Now the Tar Heels are facing an offense - and a Georgia Tech team - that has befuddled them for years.

October 17, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Gurley or no Gurley, Georgia ready for Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Even without Todd Gurley, Georgia established itself as the team to beat in the Southeastern Conference's East Division with a shutout victory over Missouri.

October 17, 2014 | By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer | UGA


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Silk industry starts seeing success in Georgia colony

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

October 17, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Man flees; 7 arrested in Statesboro

Seven people were arrested Tuesday after one man fled from police to an apartment with a history of recent drug arrests, authorities said.

October 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Parents can be liable for child's bad Facebook behavior, court says

The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that parents may be held liable over what their children post on Facebook. The case involved a fake and demeaning Facebook page allegedly created by a seventh-grade boy and a friend to target a girl at his school.

October 17, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


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