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NTSB tests visibility at site of LA train crash

LOS ANGELES - Investigators on Tuesday were conducting a test to determine when the engineers of two trains were able to see each other in the moments before the head-on crash that killed 25 people.

October 01, 2008 | By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks fluctuate after Fed keeps rates unchanged

NEW YORK - Wall Street fluctuated in a wide range Tuesday after the Federal Reserve disappointed some investors by keeping interest rates unchanged, but also sent a signal to the markets that the economy is not in dire straits.

October 01, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS Associated Press Writer | National


Ailing witness returns to stand in Simpson trial

LAS VEGAS - A witness who fell ill during the first day of testimony in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery trial returned to the stand Tuesday morning and was cross-examined about four words important to the case: ''put the gun down.''

October 01, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


AIG shares fall as it fights for a lifeline

NEW YORK - Its future in the balance, American International Group huddled Tuesday with Federal Reserve officials to find the cash the huge insurer needs to stay in business and avoid igniting more global financial turmoil.

October 01, 2008 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS and STEPHEN BERNARD Associated Press Writers | National


FDA defends plastic linked with health risks

WASHINGTON - With scientists at odds over the safety of a chemical found in plastic baby bottles, metal cans and other food packaging, consumers got minimal guidance Tuesday about how to protect themselves.

October 01, 2008 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press Writers | Washington


Fingers crossed, Petraeus leaves Iraq

BAGHDAD - Gen. David Petraeus, whose strategy for countering the Iraq insurgency is credited by many with rescuing the country from all-out civil war, stepped aside Tuesday as Gen. Ray Odierno took over as the top American commander of the conflict.

October 01, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China tainted milk scandal spreads: Exports tested

BEIJIN - China's latest product safety scandal - tainted milk formula blamed for killing two Chinese babies and sickening 1,200 - expanded to include more foods Tuesday, with state media reporting some formula produced by companies involved was exported.

October 01, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert, Abbas sit down in possibly final meeting

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sat down together Tuesday night, possibly their last meeting before the Israeli leader leaves office, making a final push to forge a peace agreement by the end of the year.

October 01, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Unity agreement doesn’t slow exodus of Zimbabweans

MUSINA, South Africa - A power-sharing deal has not stopped the flow of Zimbabweans streaming into South Africa to escape the hunger and poverty wrought by runaway inflation in their homeland.

October 01, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Probe finds flap failure on doomed Madrid plane

MADRID, Spain - Wing flaps that help lift a plane on takeoff failed on the Spanair flight that crashed last month and an alarm to warn pilots of the problem never sounded, according to an initial report Tuesday on the accident that killed 154 people.

October 01, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed leaves key rate unchanged

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate unchanged Tuesday, saying that strains in financial markets have ''increased significantly'' but that it would keep an eye on them and act, if needed.

October 01, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


House takes up offshore drilling

WASHINGTON - The House moved toward a vote Tuesday to end the longtime ban on oil drilling in Atlantic and Pacific waters. Republicans called it a Democratic ruse that would leave most untapped offshore oil out of bounds.

October 01, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rangel won’t step down from tax-writing post

WASHINGTON - Rep. Charles Rangel will not step down as chairman of a powerful tax-writing committee as he undergoes an ethics investigation by fellow lawmakers, his lawyer said Tuesday.

October 01, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Studio Stateboro Vodcast - Grape Stomp Festival; Bulloch History Moment: Homer Cling Parker

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, September 16, 2008

October 01, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - September 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.)

October 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Sea Island appoints Crider, Marsh to Advisory Board

Sea Island Bank in Statesboro, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently the appointment of Dr. Ruthie Crider and Laura Marsh to its Statesboro Advisory ...

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Try Cottons Tire in Statesboro and Sylvania for all your automotive repairs

Cottons Tire has served the citizens of Sylvania's tire and auto repair needs for the past 30 years. Several years ago, the owners of ...

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Here’s why you should choose Forest Heights Pharmacy?

Ben Ross, pharmacist and owner of Forest Heights Pharmacy, is often asked why people should choose Forest Heights over a chain pharmacy.

April 17, 2017 | | Locally Owned


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Son will figure out the lemonade thing

Q: Our 17-year-old son is an unmotivated student. A junior in high school, he is clearly capable of making straight A's, but typically makes ...

April 16, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Why is Jesus' resurrection important?

Faith in Jesus rests firmly on the evidence for his resurrection. In the opening words of his letter to the Roman church, Paul wrote that ...

April 16, 2017 | | Life


Grapefruit, grief and grace

There is one grapefruit left. One.

April 16, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Bird — Tatum

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Ansley Katherine Bird and Kameron Trent Tatum.

April 16, 2017 | | Weddings


Bragg — Robbins

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bragg of Register announce the engagement of their daughter, Ginger Bragg, to Bobby Robbins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Ray ...

April 16, 2017 | | Weddings


Webb — Rich

Katherine Elizabeth Webb became the bride of Joshua Aden Rich during a 7 p.m. ceremony held on Nov. 5, 2016, at the First United ...

April 16, 2017 | | Weddings




Event aims to CURE childhood cancer

For a second year in a row, the Sisters on a Journey dinner that benefits Catie's Fund, a non-profit that donates all proceeds to ...

April 15, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ad blitz motivates Ga. voters

MARIETTA, Ga. - Republicans in Georgia's conservative 6th district don't agree which of their party's 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress ...

April 15, 2017 | By BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


BA eeks by St. Andrews

Close games have not been an ally for Bulloch Academy's baseball team in 2017.

April 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Statesboro dominates namesake relays

A reduction in competition size may have helped Statesboro Saturday afternoon, but in the way the Blue Devils ran no team may have had a ...

April 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


14-year-old US diver takes 2 spots for world championships in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Fourteen-year-old Tarrin Gilliland will compete in two synchronized diving events at her first world championships this summer.

April 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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