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Single-family construction fell 5.3 pct. in June

WASHINGTON - Construction of single-family homes fell in June to the slowest pace in 17 years although a change in New York laws helped give a big boost to apartment building.

August 01, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Bridge 7/18

If you are having another dose of deja vu, do not be alarmed. This is the same deal as in yesterday's column, except that it has been rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

August 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/18

Extra responsibilities could be heaped on you in the year ahead, but you'll be up to the tasks. The few tough ones will be character builders that will produce worthy rewards in the future.

August 01, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Freed Lebanese prisoners vow to fight Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five militants freed in a prisoner swap with Israel prayed and laid wreaths at the grave of a slain Hezbollah commander Thursday, vowing to fight Israel as supporters showered them with rice.

August 01, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Consumer prices jump 1.1 percent in June

WASHINGTON - Consumer prices shot up in June at the second fastest pace in 26 years with two-thirds of the surge blamed on soaring energy prices.

July 31, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


McCain at NAACP pledges more education options

CINCINNATI - John McCain told the NAACP and some skeptical black voters Wednesday that he will expand education opportunities, partly through vouchers for low-income children to attend private school.

July 31, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush claims executive privilege on CIA leak

WASHINGTON - President Bush has asserted executive privilege to prevent Attorney General Michael Mukasey from having to comply with a House panel subpoena for material on the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.

July 31, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress, Bush clash on control of spy secrets

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress and President Bush are headed to yet another veto showdown this year on intelligence matters, this time on whether the president should be required to divulge to lawmakers more of the nation's most closely held secrets.

July 31, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 7/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 48-year-old female. Following gallbladder removal four years ago, I have suffered with chronic diarrhea. My surgeon told me this was common, and it would stop within six months. Unfortunately, this hasn't been the case.

July 31, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/17

DEAR ABBY: I had to laugh when I saw the letter from "Not Sure If I Do" (May 8), who hesitated to attend a potluck wedding at which guests would be expected to pitch in and do dishes.

July 31, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Woman accused of poisoning son in Pa. hospital

PITTSBURGH - A Tennessee woman has been charged with attempted homicide for trying to poison her 4-month-old son at a city hospital by injecting a saltwater solution into his feeding tube, police said.

July 31, 2008 | By JOE MANDAK Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Voting in Bulloch; Atlanta Ballet

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday July 16, 2008

July 31, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. produces first-ever statewide homeless count

ATLANTA - More than 75,000 people are homeless in Georgia at some time during the year, according to a first-ever statewide study of the problem released on Wednesday.

July 31, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Lebanese militant released in Israel prisoner swap

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five Lebanese militants freed from prisons in Israel in exchange for the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers strode down a red carpet Wednesday to a boisterous welcome from hundreds of cheering spectators in southern Lebanon.

July 31, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - July 17

(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.)

July 31, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

NEW YORK - For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.

May 11, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


JPB third-grader has winning chess season

Nine-year-old Isaac Bittner has found the right moves to keep his brain power in check. The third grader has become quite the talented chess player ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local




Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON - Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes ...

May 10, 2016 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Job loyalty a fading trend

CHICAGO - A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it ...

May 10, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


WL Plastics to create 40 jobs

Codenamed "Project Greyhound," the Georgia Department of Economic Development confirmed Monday that WL Plastics Corporation will bring 40 jobs and a $12-million capital investment to ...

May 10, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Bubba Hunt fires up the local real estate sales business

When local businessman Bubba Hunt saw an opportunity to shake up the local real estate market, like most great entrepreneurs, he seized it.

May 10, 2016 | | Locally Owned




Fight escalates over NC transgender law

RALEIGH, N.C. - Digging in Monday in his fight with the federal government, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sued the U.S. Justice Department to ...

May 09, 2016 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Teaching Trump

SAVANNAH - Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have ...

May 09, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Heroin havens?

Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food ...

May 09, 2016 | By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press | Associated Press


SHS, Portal girls excel at state track meet

May 09, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


After fallback season, Hawks look to rise again in East

ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Millsap tossed and turned much of the night.

May 09, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gonzalez says Braves players still fighting despite losses

ATLANTA (AP) - Fredi Gonzalez was expecting a stern message from a voice of authority following another Braves home loss on Sunday.

May 09, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Platini to resign after CAS imposes 4-year ban from soccer

GENEVA - Michel Platini will resign as UEFA president after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which cut his sanction ...

May 09, 2016 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


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