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Layoffs at nuke lab stir fears of a brain drain

SAN FRANCISCO - The nation's top nuclear weapons design lab has laid off hundreds of workers, raising concerns about a brain drain and stirring fears that some of these highly specialized scientists will sell their expertise to foreign governments, perhaps hostile ones.

June 18, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National


Discovery astronauts begin first spacewalk

HOUSTON - Spacewalking astronauts floated outside the international space station Tuesday to help install the orbiting outpost's newest room, a bus-sized Japanese laboratory.

June 18, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Dozens hurt when Greyhound bus tips over in Ind.

CROWN POINT, Ind. - A Greyhound bus carrying 42 people tipped over as it drove down a northwestern Indiana interstate Tuesday, injuring more than two dozen aboard, officials said. Police said the driver probably fell asleep.

June 18, 2008 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press Writer | National


Philly news anchor target in FBI probe of scandal

PHILADELPHIA - An evening news anchor is under federal investigation and off the air after his fired co-anchor complained that someone may have hacked into her e-mails and leaked them to gossip columnists.

June 18, 2008 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | National


Chinese police drag grieving parents from protest

DUJIANGYAN, China - Chinese police forcefully pulled away more than 100 parents protesting the deaths of their children in a poorly constructed school that collapsed in last month's earthquake.

June 18, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Marked-up birds become sexier, exude testosterone

WASHINGTON - A little strategically placed makeup quickly turns the wimpiest of male barn swallows into chick magnets, amping up their testosterone and even trimming their weight, new research shows.

June 18, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


US general takes over NATO command in Afghanistan; 3 soldiers killed

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. general who led American troops into Iraq took command Tuesday of the 40-nation NATO-led campaign in Afghanistan.

June 18, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Moving Ga. border would dry up tourism in 2 towns

COPPERHILL, Tenn. - Patrons at Patrick's Pub and Grill drink their beer in Tennessee, but a walk to the restroom in the same building takes them across the state line to a dry county in Georgia.

June 18, 2008 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | National


Japan searches for soldiers’ remains on Aleutian island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The searchers dug for days, ignoring blisters and sore muscles to look for remains of Japanese soldiers buried in mass graves on the Aleutian island of Attu following a bloody battle of World War II.

June 18, 2008 | By RACHEL D’ORO Associated Press Writer | National


US-Iraq pact shapes up as major battle

BAGHDAD - A proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement is shaping up as a major political battle between America and Iran, as the debate over the future of troops here intensifies ahead of the fall U.S. presidential election.

June 18, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New South Korean president under fire in beef row

SEOUL, South Korea - President Lee Myung-bak took office in February on a wave of popularity propelled by his vow to boost South Korea's economy with skills honed in business. He soon led his conservative party to win control of the legislature in national elections.

June 18, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 6/4

German philosopher Georg Hegel claimed, "The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything."

June 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Waxman wants FBI documents about CIA leak probe

WASHINGTON - A House committee chairman said Tuesday he is seeking more documents from the CIA leak probe because Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff made a significant disclosure to the FBI that warrants further congressional follow-up.

June 18, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Teen WWII hero, now 80, gravely ill with cancer

JACKSON, Miss. - A World War II veteran who received the nation's highest military honor when he was only 17 is in the fight of his life, battling cancer, his biographer said.

June 18, 2008 | By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press Writer | National


GM to close 4 plants, focus on small cars

WILMINGTON, Del. - General Motors Corp. officially blew up its old business model Tuesday, closing four pickup truck and sport utility vehicle factories, announcing a new small car that could get 45 miles per gallon and shedding 8,350 jobs in the process.

June 18, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


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Fight escalates over NC transgender law

RALEIGH, N.C. - Digging in Monday in his fight with the federal government, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sued the U.S. Justice Department to ...

May 09, 2016 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Teaching Trump

SAVANNAH - Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have ...

May 09, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Heroin havens?

Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food ...

May 09, 2016 | By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press | Associated Press


SHS, Portal girls excel at state track meet

May 09, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


After fallback season, Hawks look to rise again in East

ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Millsap tossed and turned much of the night.

May 09, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gonzalez says Braves players still fighting despite losses

ATLANTA (AP) - Fredi Gonzalez was expecting a stern message from a voice of authority following another Braves home loss on Sunday.

May 09, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Platini to resign after CAS imposes 4-year ban from soccer

GENEVA - Michel Platini will resign as UEFA president after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which cut his sanction ...

May 09, 2016 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Drill Devils get it done at state

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Puglianos help bring student apartments to Boro

On Friday the 13th, local real estate matriarch Lorriane Pugliano will celebrate her 80th birthday. This will be her seventh Friday the 13th birthday, in ...

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Excelsior EMC annual meeting is Friday at GSU

Excelsior EMC's 78th Annual Meeting of Members will be held Friday in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University in ...

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Fighting Parkinson's with words and watercolor

Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation resident John Givens found out a decade ago that he had Parkinson's disease. Yet he doesn't let his ...

May 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents should set clear parameters for pot-smoking son

Q: I caught my 16-year-old smoking pot. I took everything from him and told him that the next time I catch him, he's out ...

May 08, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Jesus loved and honored his mother

"When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son!' Then he said ...

May 08, 2016 | | Life


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