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Senate approves renewal of flood insurance program

WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Tuesday to write off - and hand over to taxpayers - more than $17 billion in debt that a FEMA flood insurance program accumulated after being devastated by Katrina and other 2005 hurricanes.

May 28, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington

Gates: Reject tendency to focus on ’Next-War-itis’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Pentagon must focus on current war demands, even if it means straining the U.S. armed forces and devoting less time and money on future threats, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National

Police seek arsonist as crews fight Fla. wildfires

PALM BAY, Fla. - Investigators searched Tuesday for one or more arsonists believed to have started nine wildfires that have destroyed or damaged about 100 homes on Florida's Atlantic coast, and crews continued to battle the blazes.

May 28, 2008 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | National

Survivors remain linked by drunken driving tragedy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - One earned a football scholarship years after burns and lung damage kept him in the hospital for two months. Another poured her grief into preventing other alcohol-fueled crashes and became president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. A third began speaking publicly about the tragedy only after two decades of staring at scars in the mirror.

May 28, 2008 | By DYLAN T. LOVAN Associated Press Writer | National

45 dead as blasts rock Indian city

JAIPUR, India - Bombs ripped through crowded parts of an ancient city in western India on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people and wounding 100 others, police and hospital officials said.

May 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

China’s most famous panda preserves reported safe a day after earthquake

CHENGDU, China - All the pandas at the world's most famous panda preserve were reported safe late Tuesday, more than a day after China's worst earthquake in three decades closed off the remote, mountainous area.

May 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Myanmar cyclone victims getting low-quality supplies

YANGON, Myanmar - Many cyclone victims are getting spoiled or poor-quality food from Myanmar's junta instead of the enriched supplies being delivered by foreign governments and charities, victims and aid workers said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Pop artist Robert Rauschenberg dies in Fla. at 82

TAMPA, Fla. - Robert Rauschenberg, whose use of odd and everyday articles earned him a reputation as a pioneer in pop art but whose talents spanned the worlds of painting, sculpture and dance, has died, his gallery representative said Tuesday. He was 82.

May 28, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National

Lebanese army expands deployment to impose order

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese army expanded its troop deployment to tense areas around the country Tuesday, saying its soldiers would use force if needed to impose order after clashes between the U.S.-backed government and Hezbollah-led opposition.

May 28, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Trapped students had little time to escape quake

JUYUAN, China - The high school students were settling in to afternoon arts and humanities classes when the massive quake struck. The school collapsed so rapidly - one floor ''pancaking'' atop another - that there was practically no time to escape.

May 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Colombia extradites 14 top paramilitary warlords to the United States

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia extradited 14 paramilitary warlords to the United States on Tuesday on charges related to drug trafficking, saying they violated the peace pact under which they demobilized.

May 28, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bernanke: Financial turmoil in markets easing

WASHINGTON - Turmoil in financial markets has eased somewhat, but the situation is still ''far from normal,'' Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

NKorean nuke documents appear complete

WASHINGTON - A preliminary review of thousands of nuclear documents turned over to the United States by North Korea indicates they appear to be a complete accounting of their plutonium production, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bridge 5/14

English poet W.H. Auden, who lived much of his life in the United States, wrote, "O for doors to be open and an invite with gilded edges."

May 28, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 5/14

You are an exceptionally good student and, in the year ahead, will have opportunities to use both your bitter and sweet experiences of the past to your advantage. You'll prove a person can profit from a good understanding of history.

May 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

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France mourns after attacks

PARIS - The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since ...

November 14, 2015 | By GREG KELLER and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press

Audit: Out-of-state speeders ignore fines

ATLANTA - Many out-of-state motorists who have been busted by Georgia's "super speeder" law don't pay up, state auditors found.

November 14, 2015 | | Local

Library to host “The River Rages” author

The Statesboro Regional Library will host a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Monday for J.G. Jakes, otherwise known as Jenny Massey of ...

November 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

SEB falls to Westminster in playoffs

BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch's quest to get their first state playoff win since 1973 came up short Friday night as the Yellow Jackets fell to ...

November 14, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Official: As many as 120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in ...

November 13, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and GREG KELLER Associated Press | Associated Press

Cancer survivor shares faith, hope

"Sometimes life catches one by surprise…."

November 13, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

SEB success all about 'the next step'

When Pat Collins accepted the head coaching job at Southeast Bulloch, I was in my second season of covering the Yellow Jackets.

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Prep Sports 360

Westminster wants to ruin Jackets' party

If Southeast Bulloch is going to advance in the Class AAA state football playoffs it is going to have to shut down one of the ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Southeast Bulloch hosts first home playoff game since 2002

BROOKLET - At the beginning of the season, the Southeast Bulloch players set goals for the season. Among them was not simply making it to the ...

November 12, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Georgia's Richt facing another stress test against Auburn

ATHENS, Ga. - Vince Dooley managed a pained smile as he empathized with the heat being felt by Mark Richt in Georgia's disappointing season.

November 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA

Quinn trying to solve Falcons' 4-game scoring slump

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons looked as if they had all the answers while winning their first five games under coach Dan Quinn.

November 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Hokies rally past Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - Virginia Tech gave coach Frank Beamer his first retirement gift, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to beat Georgia Tech 23-21 on Thursday night ...

November 12, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

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