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Explosion kills 1, injures 9 at New Jersey metal casting plant; pressure blew door off vat

CARLSTADT, N.J. - An explosion at a metal casting plant killed one and injured nine others Tuesday morning, authorities said.

January 30, 2008 | By DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | National


AP NewsBreak: Military investigating deaths of 3 soldiers as possible friendly fire fatalities

WASHINGTON - Three Army soldiers who were gunned down during an intensive, three-hour firefight in the Salahuddin province north of Baghdad last week, may have died from friendly fire, military officials said Tuesday.

January 30, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Jobs reveals tiny new laptop, confirms iTunes movie rentals

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs took the wraps off a super-slim new laptop at Macworld Tuesday, unveiling a personal computer less than an inch thick that turns on the moment it's opened.

January 30, 2008 | By MAY WONG and JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer | National


19 Gazans, Ecuadorean kibbutz volunteer killed in Israeli-Palestinian clashes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli troops killed a son of Gaza's most powerful leader along with 18 other Palestinians on Tuesday in the bloodiest day of fighting in the coastal area since Hamas militants seized control last summer.

January 30, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Threat of another avalanche delays search for victims in Montana

HELENA, Mont. - The threat of another avalanche delayed search-and-rescue efforts Tuesday at the site of a large snow slide that killed two backcountry skiers near the Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwestern Montana.

January 30, 2008 | By MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer | National


3rd child’s body found in Alabama bridge deaths

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - The body of a third child allegedly tossed from a coastal Alabama bridge by their father was found Tuesday in a Mississippi bayou, authorities said.

January 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


The Eagles Nest: Elon, App St. preview - Inside the Eagle locker room with Louis Graham

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, January 16, 2008.

January 30, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Autopsy: Pregnant Marine died of traumatic head injury

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - A 20-year-old pregnant Marine who disappeared in December died from a head injury, authorities said Tuesday, formally rejecting claims by the key suspect in her death that she committed suicide.

January 30, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Kiddie tax hits many families for 2007; 18 year-olds escape for now

WASHINGTON - If you have a child who turned 18 in 2007, you are in luck, taxwise. But that's the only bright spot for families burdened by the ''kiddie tax.''

January 30, 2008 | By EILEEN PUTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Rice says Arab nations should reach out to Israel to nudge Mideast peace accord

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that the United States wants Arab nations to do more to reach out to Israelis, as a way to do their part to nudge a Mideast peace accord into being.

January 30, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush visits ally Saudi Arabia for talks with king amid announcement of major arms deal

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Bush delivered a sophisticated weapons sale for Saudi Arabia on Monday, trying to bolster defenses against threats from U.S. adversary Iran and muster support in this oil-rich kingdom for a long-stalled Mideast peace agreement.

January 29, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Emmanuel’s odyssey: From birth in jungle, childhood of anguish, now back with mother

EL RETORNO, Colombia - On April 16, 2004, an urbane lawyer being held hostage in a guerrilla camp deep in the Colombian jungle gave birth to a boy. The child was delivered by Caesarean section performed with a kitchen knife.

January 29, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Doctors ’amazed’ ex-Indonesian dictator Suharto still alive despite organ failure, pneumonia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Former dictator Suharto developed pneumonia in one lung, doctors reported Monday, calling it a dangerous new threat for a patient with multiple organ failure. They said they were amazed the 86-year-old was still hanging on.

January 29, 2008 | By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Judge gunned down in Baghdad in latest killing of Iraqi professional

BAGHDAD - Gunmen assassinated a high-ranking Sunni judge as he headed to work in Baghdad on Monday, the latest of thousands of professionals killed in unsolved cases since the ouster of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003.

January 29, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suspected Islamic insurgents behead Thai soldier, kill 7 more troops in rebellious south

NARATHIWAT, Thailand - Suspected Muslim insurgents ambushed an army patrol in Thailand's restive south Monday, killing all eight soldiers and then beheading one of them in a bloody clash as the rebellion enters its fifth year.

January 29, 2008 | By SUMETH PANPETCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Teaching religion in the classroom

I have been thinking about the GSU professor whose religious approach in class - if what I have read and heard is accurate and not just rhetoric - is at odds with our U.S. Constitution. There are plenty of ways to use intelligent discussion of religion to make a point, open some creative critical thinking and take advantage of a good liberal arts education. I have always believed that some of our theologians, like Augustine or Calvin, could really make an impact in sociology or economics without beating students over the head with Catholicism or Protestantism.

December 11, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


California whacked by 'Pineapple Express' storm

SAN FRANCISCO - A powerful storm churned down the West Coast Thursday, bringing strong gales and much-needed rain and snow that caused widespread blackouts in Northern California and whiteouts in the Sierra Nevada.

December 11, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Associated Press


Democrats, Obama part on $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON - Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would also ease bank regulations imposed after the economy's near-collapse in 2008.

December 11, 2014 | By DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro Regional Art Association members re-create famous paintings

The Statesboro Regional Art Association recently debuted a collection of artwork at an exhibit called "The Artful Copy" with a reception and viewing at the Honey Bowen Building.

December 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Statesboro woman charged with selling narcotics from her home

A woman was arrested after officers investigated the possible sale of narcotics from her apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

December 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man arrested in connection with shooting of teen in South Carolina

A man wanted on an attempted murder charge in South Carolina was arrested early Thursday in a Statesboro home, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

December 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


That's a deal breaker: Cringeworthy first dates

We've all been on a date that did not go well. Perhaps it was because of a personality difference, or maybe it was something the person did that was mean, rude, gross or otherwise a total turn-off.

December 11, 2014 | By WENDY JESSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Congress puts potatoes on menu for low-income moms

WASHINGTON - It's another political victory for the popular potato.

December 11, 2014 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Winter meetings heating up

SAN DIEGO - Baseball's winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids.

December 10, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech goes Orange

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Mississippi State and Georgia Tech are no strangers to the Orange Bowl, and neither are the teams' coaches.

December 10, 2014 | By SANDRA HARWITT Associated Press | Georgia Tech


Panthers' Newton discharged, but Anderson to start Sunday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while recovering from an automobile crash that left him with two fractures in his lower back.

December 10, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lester signs with Cubs

SAN DIEGO - Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a top-level starting pitcher and one Chicago hopes will help end more than a century of frustration at Wrigley Field's Friendly Confines.

December 10, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL owners approve new personal conduct policy

IRVING, Texas - NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league's personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players' union responds.

December 10, 2014 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA has eyes set on bowl win and top-10 finish in 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Although Georgia fell short of its goal of reaching the College Football Playoff, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt says there is still a chance to end an "up and down season" on a high note.

December 10, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | UGA


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