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Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation’s sootiest city

LOS ANGELES - A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine the most polluted cities in the country.

May 16, 2008 | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Woman believed to be ’D.C. madam’ kills herself

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - A woman police believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey committed suicide, officials said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Review: Google Earth powerful, though tricky to use, share

USHUAIA, Argentina - Online photo albums I had prepared for family and friends weren't capturing the essence of my travels to the southern reaches of the world. Then a light bulb clicked as I was exploring Google Earth: Why not use that?

May 16, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Consumer spending up mainly because of sharp price increases

WASHINGTON - Don't be fooled by a larger-than-expected increase in consumer spending. People aren't buying more - they're just paying more for their purchases, raising doubts about whether the 130 million stimulus payments the government began sending out this week will be enough to lift consumers' sagging spirits.

May 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


US warns Belarus on embassy closure

WASHINGTON - The United States has warned Belarus that it may order its embassy in Washington and consulate in New York closed, and shut down the U.S. Embassy in Minsk in an escalating tit-for-tat diplomatic spat, officials said.

May 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush calls for approval of $770 million in food aid

WASHINGTON - President Bush called on Congress Thursday to approve $770 million to help alleviate dramatically escalating food prices that threaten widespread hunger and increasing social unrest around the world.

May 16, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


House panel OKs assistance on housing slump

WASHINGTON - Democrats and several Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee banded together Thursday to pass a $300 billion housing rescue package.

May 16, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Audit: Vets with brain injury still not getting proper care

WASHINGTON - Many Iraq war veterans with traumatic brain injury are not getting adequate health care and job assistance for their long-term recovery despite years of government pledges to do so, Veterans Affairs Department investigators say.

May 16, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Maine river crests after surging to record high

FORT KENT, Maine - The rain-swollen St. John River crested early Thursday after hitting a record high, forcing residents to flee to higher ground as more than 100 homes flooded.

May 16, 2008 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press Writer | National


Pakistan’s leaders announce progress on reinstating judges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Pakistani leaders reported progress Thursday in talks on how to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf, signaling they had fended off a crisis that threatened to break up their month-old coalition government.

May 16, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baby birds babble, too

WASHINGTON - The happy babbling that entertains parents as their babies try to mimic speech turns out to have a parallel in the animal world.

May 16, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | National


Wounded vets race cars on S.C. track while recovering

GREER, S.C. - It's been two years since Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Stengel sat behind the wheel, and life is much different now.

May 15, 2008 | By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER Associated Press Writer | National


Improved weather aids fire crews in Ariz., Nev. and Calif.

PHOENIX - Lighter wind and higher humidity during the night helped crews make progress Wednesday against a wildfire feeding on ponderosa pine forest near Grand Canyon National Park.

May 15, 2008 | By MARK CARLSON Associated Press Writer | National


Texas officials looking at possible abuse among FLDS boys

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials told legislators Wednesday that they're investigating the possible sexual abuse of some young boys taken from a polygamist sect's ranch, as well as broken bones among other children.

May 15, 2008 | By APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer | National


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New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body

WASHINGTON - Scientists might have found a new way to tell who's at risk of having a premature baby, by checking the bacterial community that ...

August 17, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Volleyball Blue Devils off to fast start

August 17, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Sailors try to limit contact with polluted Rio Olympic venue

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mexico sailing coach Agustin Bellocchio offered a tip to sailors and windsurfers at this week's Olympic test event in Rio de ...

August 17, 2015 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Football's future? QBs training with virtual reality

OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi quarterback Ryan Buchanan straps on a headset that covers his eyes, and instantly, he sees a scene that looks like a video ...

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Ryan looks to show off his mobility this season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.

August 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out

CHICAGO (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first college ...

August 17, 2015 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports




Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty ...

August 16, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Up with People: Meet the cast, part 4

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of

August 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Shopping for back-to-school deals and sales? Savings are all in the timing

NEW YORK - The start of the school year is just around the corner, and you haven't shopped yet?

August 16, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The State of Georgia opens the Central Bank

Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 16, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Approved fuel containers

Question: I always see the "Do not put fuel in unapproved containers" warning at the gas pump, but have never really known what this meant ...

August 16, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Things to know about Social Security at 80: Overhaul time?

WASHINGTON - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.

August 16, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Life


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Waste no time tackling drug use

Q: Our 17-year-old has completely fallen apart! In less than a year, he's gone from being an outstanding honors student, athlete and well-mannered young ...

August 16, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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