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Congo army leaves national park, rebels stay

DAKAR, Senegal - More than 1,000 soldiers have left a national park that has been on the front lines of fighting in eastern Congo in a move the park director said was intended to preserve an environment that is home to endangered gorillas, hippos and active volcanoes.

September 18, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan accuses US-led troops in civilian deaths

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Helicopters ferried U.S.-led troops to a border village in a raid that left at least 15 people dead on Wednesday, including civilians, officials said. A Pakistani army spokesman said the attack was the first ever ground incursion by foreign forces on its territory and warned that it undermined efforts against terrorism.

September 18, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bulloch schools move football games to Thursday

Southeast Bulloch, Portal, Statesboro High and Bulloch Academy have changed their scheduled Friday night football games to Thursday, due to the threat of Hurricane Hanna.

September 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Traffic builds as Gustav evacuees return home

NEW ORLEANS - Cars, campers and sports utility vehicles jammed the roads back to the Louisiana coastline Wednesday, as the 2 million evacuees chased away by the threat of Hurricane Gustav tried to make their way home.

September 18, 2008 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


Somali insurgents vow more attacks during Ramadan

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali insurgents vowed on Wednesday to intensify their attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as the capital erupted in violence that forced residents to cower in their homes for hours.

September 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops mistakenly kill 6 Iraqis

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops on boats in the Tigris river mistakenly killed six Iraqis Wednesday in an exchange of fire between the two sides north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

September 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 9/4

Jim Callaghan, former British Prime Minister, said, "A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice."

September 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Man accused of killing 6 in Wash. recently jailed

ALGER, Wash. - A shooting rampage in which six people were killed in a series of confrontations from a tiny town to the state's busiest highway ended with the surrender of a troubled man who was recently released from jail, authorities said.

September 18, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


Factory orders see wide gains led by aircraft

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories rose by a larger-than-expected amount in July as demand for commercial aircraft, heavy machinery and iron and steel all posted solid gains.

September 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | National


7 years for Conn. trash hauler accused of mob ties

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut trash hauler was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Wednesday for a price-fixing conspiracy that authorities say was supported by mob muscle, violence and extortion.

September 18, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Immigration issues resurface on some state ballots

PORTLAND, Ore. - In a high school classroom, Xavier Chavez is trying to teach a group of restless teenagers about Manifest Destiny - the 19th century belief that the United States was divinely fated to stretch from sea to shining sea.

September 18, 2008 | By JULIA SILVERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 9/4

DEAR ABBY: My father and I usually get along well, but whenever we get into an argument, he'll say something like, "Well, maybe I should just kill myself. Then you won't have to deal with me!" This has been going on for as long as I can remember. I'm 21 now.

September 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


GSU pumped more than $740M into area counties during 2007-08

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars - $748 million -during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

September 18, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Palin speaks at convention; McCain accepts nomination

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Claiming her historic spot on the Republican ticket, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin uncorked a slashing attack on Barack Obama Wednesday night and vowed to help John McCain bring real change to Washington.

September 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Governor’s hearing to remove Detroit mayor begins

DETROIT - Gov. Jennifer Granholm opened an extraordinary hearing Wednesday to determine whether Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick committed misconduct and should be removed from office in a scandal over steamy text messages and a multimillion-dollar legal settlement.

September 18, 2008 | By ED WHITE and COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


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Number of foster children on rise

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds ...

November 24, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Tennessee crash revives debate over school bus seat belts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A crash that killed five children in Tennessee is reviving discussion over whether school buses - considered among the safest vehicles on the road ...

November 23, 2016 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON and ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press | Associated Press


Column: Enjoy Thanksgiving, but choose your talking points wisely

From the week of Thanksgiving to the week leading up to Christmas Day is without a doubt my favorite time of year.

November 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NFL likely heading back to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican fans welcomed the NFL in raucous fashion, and it probably won't be the last time Azteca Stadium hosts American futbol.

November 23, 2016 | By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ AP Sports Writer | Sports


Auburn's Pettway will play in Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Kamryn Pettway is returning to Auburn's backfield just in time for the biggest challenge of the season.

November 23, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


If asked, Furyk would be honored to be Ryder Cup captain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Nothing about Jim Furyk's game would suggest with certainty he has played his last Ryder Cup.

November 23, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports




School bus driver arrested

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A school bus driver was behind bars Tuesday after a crash killed five youngsters and plunged Chattanooga into mourning over what the mayor ...

November 22, 2016 | By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Come see the ‘all new’ 180fitness

After 10 amazing years of serving our community, 180fitness founders and owners Angie Hitchens and Brandon Blair decided it was time to "turn the gym ...

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned


Nobody beats Cottons Tire’s deals

Cottons Tire is your one stop shop for all of your automotive repair needs.

November 22, 2016 | | Locally Owned




Statesboro romps in season debut

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils crushed Long County 65-37 in their season opener Monday night at the Ladies Night Out Tournament.

November 21, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Portal tries to make playoffs regular again

Losing a large group of seniors can be tough for any basketball program, especially when it's five seniors off a team of 13 players.

November 21, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Bye week brings no speculation, only gloom

In most seasons, a bye week for Georgia Southern is filled with talk of upcoming conference showdowns and postseason possibilities.

November 21, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Smart's first season at Georgia hardly a rousing success

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart's first year as Georgia's coach has hardly been a rousing success.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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