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Immunity law passed in Italy

ROME - Italy's Parliament gave final approval Tuesday to a contentious law that grants immunity from prosecution to Premier Silvio Berlusconi and other top Italian officials.

August 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sharpton’s lawyers say feds have dropped tax probe

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors have disbanded their criminal investigation into the financial dealings of the Rev. Al Sharpton and his Harlem civil rights group, the minister and his lawyers said Tuesday.

August 06, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Believers Church to give away 500 supply-filled bookbags at school bash

Believers Church is hosting a "Back to School Bash" Saturday, July 26, from 9-11 a.m., where the first 500 students in grades K-8 will receive a free book bag filled with school supplies. There will be hot dogs and drinks available, face painting, temporary tattoos and games as well as a drawing for gift cards. Believers Church is located at 7059 Harville Road. For more information call 681-1446.

August 06, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


No survivors so far found following B-52 crash

HONOLULU - The Air Force continued to hold out hope of finding survivors Tuesday in the crash of a B-52 bomber off Guam, but a brigadier general said there was no evidence that any of the airmen were alive.

August 06, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Karadzic hid in plain view to elude capture

BELGRADE, Serbia - For more than a decade, the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive displayed a talent for eluding international justice. His secret? Hide in plain sight.

August 06, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


ACLU challenges Ala. voter law barring felons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - After serving eight months behind bars for a conviction of receiving stolen property, Annette McWashington Pruitt was excited about the prospect of being able to vote again.

August 06, 2008 | By BOB JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Blackwater brand shift: Security to take back seat

MOYOCK, N.C. - Blackwater Worldwide, the company that unwittingly became a catchall brand name for security contractors in Iraq, wants to shift its business away from the sector that earned it hundreds of millions of dollars.

August 06, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Few police agencies address suicides within ranks

MILWAUKEE - Police Sgt. Chuck Cross pointed his department-issue .40-caliber handgun at his temple, finger on the trigger, as he sat drunk against his hallway wall.

August 06, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Wachovia loses $8.9B, cuts 6,350 workers, dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wachovia Corp. reported a surprisingly large second-quarter loss Tuesday, deflating Wall Street's hopes that the nation's big banks are weathering the credit crisis well. The bank said it lost $8.86 billion, is slashing its dividend and eliminating 10,750 positions after losses tied to mortgages soared.

August 06, 2008 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS AP Business Writer | National


School board brings back paddling with parental permission

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. - Twiggs County principals will be pulling out their dusty paddles when school resumes and using them when students act up.

August 06, 2008 | By JULIE HUBBARD The Telegraph in Macon | National


’Unfathomable’ end for victim of womb-slash slay

PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a slain pregnant woman may have been alive and was possibly drugged when a baby was ripped from her womb, allegedly by a woman who tried to pass the infant off as her own.

August 05, 2008 | By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press Writer | National


McCain says Obama still wrong on Iraq, Afghanistan

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Republican Sen. John McCain insisted on Monday that he has been consistently right on both Iraq and Afghanistan while Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama ''has been completely wrong.''

August 05, 2008 | BY TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush gives US Olympians a rousing send-off

WASHINGTON - President Bush gave U.S. Olympians a rousing White House send-off to next month's games in Beijing, urging them Monday to ''compete swifter, higher and stronger'' but also be mindful they will be ''ambassadors of liberty'' to the people of China and elsewhere.

August 05, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Facebook gets a facelift to help users share

NEW YORK - The popular online hangout Facebook is sporting a new look to reflect changes in how its members communicate with each other and how they share photos and updates about their lives.

August 05, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Father struggles to carry on slain family’s legacy

CHESHIRE, Conn. - A year ago, Dr. William Petit had a thriving medical practice. He lived in a comfortable colonial house adorned with flower gardens in an upscale Connecticut suburb with his wife and two daughters admired for their charitable works.

August 05, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press Writers | National


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No technology, no problem: The Masters Life

When you hear the name Augusta National, several things immediately come to mind. There is the long, beautiful stretch down Magnolia Lane that leads to ...

April 07, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Ga. ranks high for fighting opioids

Georgia is one of 13 states receiving the highest mark from the National Safety Council for taking comprehensive actions to eliminate opioid overdoses and help ...

April 07, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Helping in Haiti

A team of seven local professionals known as the "Statesboro Thrives Team Bulloch County" joined other teams from across the country in March for the ...

April 07, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


76ers hold off LeBron, Cavs 132-130 for 13th straight win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - LeBron James pulled Ben Simmons in for a hug, and smiled and laughed in a brief chat with Joel Embiid.

April 07, 2018 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils find win, improve to 3-21 overall

Statesboro's game Friday night against South Effingham went the way many of the Blue Devils' games have gone this year. Except for the ending.

April 07, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Truex, Harvick know how to get to front at tracks like Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick certainly know their way to the front at 1 1/2-mile tracks like the one at ...

April 06, 2018 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lingering winter getting the best of baseball early on

Steady and sure-handed, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is a confident mitt man.

April 06, 2018 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Sergio lives out every golfer's nightmare

Standing in the 15th fairway for the better part of 10 minutes on Thursday afternoon, nobody would have blinked if defending Masters champion Sergio Garcia ...

April 06, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


FEMA: Puerto Rico running out of time

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will take up to an estimated $50 billion ...

April 06, 2018 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Boss buzzing you after hours? NYC might let you say buzz off

NEW YORK - Technology that once promised freedom from the confines of an office has, for many workers, become a ball and chain, blurring the lines ...

April 06, 2018 | By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press | Associated Press


Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn't violate 2nd Amendment

BOSTON - Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on ...

April 06, 2018 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Alex Morgan scores twice in 4-1 US win over Mexico

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Alex Morgan scored twice and the U.S. women's national team got three goals in the space of four minutes early in ...

April 06, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports




Celtics' Irving needs knee surgery, out for playoffs

BOSTON - The Boston Celtics have spent most of the season adjusting on the fly. Now they will have to go through the playoffs without Kyrie ...

April 05, 2018 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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