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EPA tells staff don’t talk to investigators, press

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is telling its pollution enforcement officials not to talk with congressional investigators, reporters and even the agency's own inspector general, according to an internal e-mail provided to The Associated Press.

August 12, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Where’s the party at? Univ. of Florida, study says

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida can raise a glass to another national title - best party school in the country.

August 12, 2008 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | National


Bush administration projects record 2009 deficit

WASHINGTON - The next president will inherit a record budget deficit of $482 billion, according to a new Bush administration estimate released Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study: ’Pre-dementia’ is rising, especially in men

CHICAGO - A milder type of mental decline that often precedes Alzheimer's disease is alarmingly more common than has been believed, and in men more than women, doctors reported Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Columnist Robert Novak diagnosed with brain tumor

BOSTON - Conservative political commentator Robert Novak announced Monday he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, less than a week after he struck a pedestrian with his Corvette and drove away.

August 12, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Fire destroys 12 homes near Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. - Little relief from hot weather is expected this week as crews fight to contain a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has destroyed 12 homes and forced the evacuation of about 200 others.

August 12, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National


Virgin Galactic shows off mothership aircraft

MOJAVE, Calif. - British billionaire Sir Richard Branson showed off a key piece of his fledgling commercial space program Monday, unveiling a carrier aircraft designed to launch a passenger-carrying spaceship.

August 12, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


GPS devices monitor domestic abusers, stalkers

LANSING, Mich. - Mary Babb was in her SUV last year when her estranged husband slammed into her with his pickup truck. The crash overturned Babb's vehicle and left her suspended upside-down by her seat belt.

August 12, 2008 | By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press Writer | National


McCain has spot of skin removed from face

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday he had had a small patch of skin removed from his face and biopsied as part of a regular checkup with his dermatologist.

August 12, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Details missing from Obama’s Social Security plan

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's bid to place a new Social Security tax on very high incomes is either a bold or foolhardy plan, depending on who critiques it.

August 12, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Paris eyes plan for drivers to share electric cars

PARIS - Parisians and tourists so eagerly embraced a citywide bike sharing plan launched a year ago that the mayor is setting his sights on a four-wheeled version: electric cars.

August 12, 2008 | By GAELLE FAURE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


4 female bombers strike in Iraq, killing 57

BAGHDAD - Four suicide bombers believed to be women struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300 in one of this year's deadliest attacks, police said.

August 12, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Lifeguards at Splash; OTC Culinary Class

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday July 28, 2008

August 12, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Man shot churchgoers over liberal views

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An unemployed man accused of opening fire with a shotgun and killing two people at a Unitarian Universalist church apparently targeted the congregation out of hatred for its support of liberal social policies, police said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Charges possible for La. cop accused of 9 shocks

NEW ORLEANS - A grand jury in central Louisiana will consider criminal charges against a former police officer who is accused of jolting a handcuffed man nine times with a Taser before the suspect died, a prosecutor said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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Gamers redefining what it means to be an athlete

ATLANTA (AP) - Right across the street from the spaceship-looking studio where teams of video gamers are competing in a frenetic shoot-'em-up known as Counter-Strike ...

June 17, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

VIENNA - In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ...

June 17, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Large alligator captured off Tybee

ATLANTA - Authorities have reopened beaches along the Georgia coast after a large alligator spotted in the Atlantic Ocean was captured at a popular tourist spot ...

June 17, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local




Jones embracing leadership role

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - It took six years for Julio Jones to become the leader of the Atlanta Falcons' receiving group.

June 16, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Soggy start to Oakmont Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta secures first ever victory

In its first four games in franchise history, Tormenta FC didn't record a single goal.

June 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Obama embraces Orlando families

ORLANDO, Fla. - Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a ...

June 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

OAKMONT, Pa. - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at ...

June 15, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lebron, Cavs push for Game 7

CLEVELAND - LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor - and revenge - soothe and ...

June 15, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Berger to compete at Future Masters

When the sun rises Saturday morning, dozens of professional golfers will still be in the hunt as they contend for the U.S. Open in ...

June 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Orlando massacre aftermath: Stress counseling, huge investigation

ORLANDO, Fla.- Police offered stress counseling and debriefing Wednesday to the SWAT team and other officers who witnessed the nightclub carnage, as the FBI tried ...

June 15, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Sneak peek of GSU Incubator

It's not an official opening. But a "sneak peek" into Statesboro's Innovation Incubator complex, including facilities of Georgia Southern University's Business Innovation ...

June 15, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


$15M to be spent on studies for South Carolina-Georgia port

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion ...

June 15, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Associated Press


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