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Abbas urges Israel to end aggression, seeks support for Palestinians at Islamic summit

DAKAR, Senegal - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to end its aggression in Gaza and the West Bank and appealed for support from Muslim nations during a ''difficult junction'' in the Mideast peace process.

March 28, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Gaza rocket squads barrage Israel after Israeli troops kill 4 West Bank militants

JERUSALEM - Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza fired more than a dozen rockets at southern Israel early Thursday after Israeli undercover forces killed one of its West Bank leaders, shattering a recent lull in Gaza fighting.

March 28, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Body of Christian clergyman found in Iraq; parked car bomb kills 18in central Baghdad

BAGHDAD - The body of a Christian archbishop kidnapped last month was found in northern Iraq Thursday while in Baghdad, a car bomb exploded and killed 18 people.

March 28, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Cross-border fire from US-led coalition in Afghanistan kills 4 Pakistani civilians

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan fired across the border into Pakistan, targeting what they said were militants associated with the Taliban's most dangerous commander. The Pakistani army said four civilians were inadvertently killed in the incident.

March 28, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Prep Sports Blitz: Top 10 basketball players - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz: Top 10 basketball players in Bulloch County

March 28, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON | Prep Sports Blitz

800 Chihuahuas, terriers and other dogs seized from filthy home in rural Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. - About 800 small dogs, including Chihuahuas, terriers and Pomeranians, were seized from a triple-wide mobile home whose occupants were overwhelmed trying to care for the animals, authorities said Wednesday.

March 28, 2008 | By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN Associated Press Writer | National

Study: Brain monitors no better than old method for keeping surgical patients from waking

Patients say it feels like being trapped in a corpse: They wake up during surgery, unable to move or scream. Some remember hearing their surgeons talk, and a few recall feeling intense pain.

March 28, 2008 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National

Sheriff: Man named in S.C. disappearance apparently killed self by slashing thigh

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A business executive questioned by investigators in a couple's disappearance apparently committed suicide by slashing his inner thigh with a knife, authorities said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National

Tibetan exiles arrested for marching in protest begin hunger strike

DEHRA, India - More than 100 Tibetan exiles began a hunger strike Thursday after police in northern India dragged them away from a six-month march to their homeland to protest China's hosting of the Olympic Games.

March 28, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Scientist: Hong Kong flu virus not deadlier than past viruses

HONG KONG - A top Hong Kong scientist said Thursday a flu outbreak that prompted authorities to keep more than 500,000 primary and kindergarten students home wasn't deadlier than past viruses.

March 28, 2008 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Lawyers for Canadian terror suspect say US military commander altered evidence

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military commander altered a report on a firefight in Afghanistan to cast blame for the death of a Delta Force commando on a Canadian youth who was captured after the shooting stopped, a defense attorney said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Audit finds more FBI privacy abuses, withholds judgment on whether corrective steps will work

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's inspector general reported Thursday that FBI abuses in obtaining personal information about Americans during terrorism investigations continued to rise in 2006. He reserved judgment on whether corrective actions under way will work.

March 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Presidential candidates return for budget votes that offer preview of fall campaign

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday gave a sweeping endorsement to some of President Bush's tax cuts but rejected renewing others as all three major presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to cast key votes on the budget.

March 28, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Retail sales post worse-than-expected showing in February, raising more recession worries

WASHINGTON - Consumers, battered by plunging home prices and a credit crunch, stayed away from the malls in February, pushing retail sales down by a larger-than-expected amount. It was another worrisome sign that the country could be falling into a recession.

March 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

Mortgage rates increase for fourth time in past 5 weeks

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages increased this week for the fourth time in the past five weeks.

March 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

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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

Gamecocks host Redskins in first round

After a down year in 2013, at least by Screven County standards, the Gamecocks are back to their winning ways and are entering the first ...

November 12, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

The importance of leadership

The most used definition of religion is, and this is not the only definition, "Any specific system of belief, worship, conduct, etc., often involving a ...

November 12, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

Obesity still rising among US adults

NEW YORK - Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press

A campground for foster kids

The Fostering Bulloch organization hopes to purchase 30 acres in Bulloch County to use as a campground that would serve at-risk youth and children in ...

November 12, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local

Scabies reported at Statesboro High

Three Statesboro High School students were diagnosed this week with scabies, an infestation of mites that burrow underneath the skin. As of Wednesday, the school ...

November 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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