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Hollywood animal trainer distraught over fatal bear attack

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - The owner of a wild animal training center where a grizzly bear killed a handler says the animal is a ''loving, affectionate, friendly, safe bear,'' but he is at a loss to explain how a ''simple routine'' turned tragic.

May 09, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


5 dead, 7 hurt after truck, van collide south of Pittsburgh

EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. - A tractor-trailer collided with a van carrying residents from a group home for the mentally disabled Thursday, flipping the vehicle onto its side and crushing it against a building. Five people were killed and seven injured.

May 09, 2008 | By JOE MANDAK Associated Press Writer | National


China reports it’s tied US for most Internet users

BEIJING - By some measures, China has tied the United States as the online population leader with its government reporting that the number of Internet users there has soared to 221 million.

May 09, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Chinese authorities stepping up security ahead of Olympics

BEIJING - Foreigners report random ID checks. Police check on chemicals in school science labs. A music festival is postponed. With 3 1/2 months to go, China is ramping up its campaign to tighten security ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

May 09, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prep Sports Blitz: SEB stings & NFL's Mincey returns- Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, April 24 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

May 09, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Florida lawmakers debate offering a Christian license plate

MIAMI - Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

May 09, 2008 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | National


’Jihadist’ booted from government lexicon

WASHINGTON - Don't call them jihadists any more.

May 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress getting evidence on suspected nuclear facility

WASHINGTON - The Syrian nuclear reactor allegedly built with North Korean design help and destroyed last year by Israeli jets was within weeks or months of being functional, a top U.S. official said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


House Dem leaders may add unemployment benefits to war bill

WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders plan to add extended unemployment benefits and new education funding for veterans to President Bush's war funding bill while dropping lots of other party priorities.

May 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pakistan wants peace deal with militant tribe

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's government is seeking a peace deal with the tribe of a Taliban commander suspected in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, an official said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 4/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 79-year-old male in reasonably good health for my age.

May 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/25

DEAR ABBY: I'm 12 and adopted. I have always known and have never felt less loved because of it. My mom always said that when you're adopted, you know that you are wanted and loved because nobody gets adopted by accident.

May 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Nepal’s Maoists win lead role in new governing assembly

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's former communist rebels were declared the biggest party in a new governing assembly Thursday. While the Maoists won't have a majority, they are expected to usher in sweeping changes for the poor Himalayan nation.

May 09, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Assad confirms Israeli peace offer

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that Israel has expressed willingness to withdraw from the Golan Heights, but direct talks would not begin before a new U.S. administration takes office.

May 09, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 4/25

May the dummy walk around the table and stand behind declarer to watch the play?

May 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures

WASHINGTON - Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital procedures and questionnaires used ...

April 13, 2016 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Blue Devils ready for region playoff action

Around this time last year, Statesboro High School finished the season with back-to-back losses- including a 7-2 loss to Starr's Mill in the state ...

April 12, 2016 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Poll: Republicans not itching for a convention fight

WASHINGTON - Most Republican voters think the candidate with the most delegates heading into the party's convention in July should ultimately emerge as the GOP ...

April 12, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Wiggins leads Lady Devils into playoffs

In the regular-season finale against non-conference rival Southeast Bulloch, Statesboro's Rachel Wiggins made an impressive diving stop with just 10 minutes left to play ...

April 11, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


In the Pits: NASCAR clouding its image with politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There are Democrats who enjoy NASCAR. Jews and atheists and women, too.

April 11, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


No new bowls for 3 years as NCAA approves moratorium

The NCAA is prohibiting the creation of new bowl games for the next three years after three teams with 5-7 records were needed to fill ...

April 11, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


LeBron, Cavs clinch top seed in East with win over Hawks

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 34 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving added 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference ...

April 11, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves 0-6 for 1st time since '88 after 6-4 loss to Nats

WASHINGTON - Falling to 0-6 for the first time in nearly 30 years, theAtlanta Braves lost 6-4 to the Washington Nationals, who used Wilson Ramos' four ...

April 11, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Planet hunter cheats death

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - To astronomers' relief, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has won another reprieve.

April 11, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New Coconut owners in Statesboro via NYC

Living in a university community brings culture and diversity that most communities our size would never experience. One area in which we are rich in ...

April 11, 2016 | | Local


AgSouth puts $3.8 million back into local communities

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $39.9 million during 2015.

April 11, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vince Johnson from The Masters - Another unforgettable week

It's a week like no other.

April 10, 2016 | | Local


Sisters on a Journey bring mission to Statesboro

It's a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: cancer. And when that dreaded finding is preceded by the word "childhood," the blow is ...

April 10, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Dr. Roger Branch On Aging: Costly health problems

My previous column concluded that seniors generally are not more "sickly" than others, but many of their health problems are serious - and they are costly ...

April 10, 2016 | | Life


Sumner-Findley

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Perry Sumner Jr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Autrell Sumner, to Spenser Lake Findley, son of Pamela ...

April 10, 2016 | | Weddings


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