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AT&T, Verizon Wireless dominate in record airwaves auction

WASHINGTON - The two largest cell phone companies dominated bidding in a record-setting government airwaves auction, according to results released Thursday.

April 05, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


House investigators want Bush administration documents about overseas contracting loophole

WASHINGTON - House Democrats demanded documents Thursday about a multibillion-dollar overseas contracting loophole to track down how - and why - the Bush administration slipped it into plans to protect taxpayer money.

April 05, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gates discusses US troop proposals for Iraq, including expected summer pause in drawdown

WASHINGTON - Top U.S. military leaders presented Defense Secretary Robert Gates with their strategy for future force levels in Iraq Thursday, including expected recommendations for a pause in troop cuts for as much as six weeks later this summer.

April 05, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


State Department warns American spectators at Olympics not to expect privacy

WASHINGTON - The State Department is advising Americans planning to attend the Olympic Games in Beijing to take care and be mindful that they could be under surveillance.

April 05, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Science and Bible agree: Its better to give than to receive

WASHINGTON - The Bible counsels misers that it's better to give than to receive.

April 05, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | National


Investment houses borrow billions from Fed’s emergency lending program

WASHINGTON - Big Wall Street investment companies are taking advantage of the Federal Reserve's unprecedented offer to secure emergency loans, the central bank reported Thursday.

April 05, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


House speaker meets with Dalai Lama, urges world to denounce China’s crackdown

DHARMSALA, India - Walking arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, the U.S. House speaker lent her support Friday to the Tibetan cause, calling China's crackdown in Tibet ''a challenge to the conscience of the world.''

April 05, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New girls school in Afghanistan is part of NATO strategy

DEH HASSAN, Afghanistan - The girl flashed a shy smile from under her white head scarf and stepped to the front of the class when the headmaster asked who could find Afghanistan on the map of the world.

April 05, 2008 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After repeated clashes with China, Taiwanese voters look for a quiet spell

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Ma Ying-jeou isn't a charismatic figure. He calms rather than inspires. He's a soft spoken administrator who promises to govern by consultation.

April 05, 2008 | By ANNIE HUANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Car bombing strikes Spain after warning call from Basque separatists

MADRID, Spain - A car bomb exploded Friday outside a police station in Spain's northern Rioja region after a warning call from the Basque separatist group ETA, police said. One officer was slightly injured.

April 05, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Christian pilgrims mark Good Friday in Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM - Thousands of Christians from all over the world crowded the stone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City to mark Good Friday, retracing the route the Bible says Jesus took to his crucifixion.

April 05, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sarkozy says French military will modestly reduce nuclear arsenal to less than 300 warheads

CHERBOURG, France - President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a modest cut Friday in France's nuclear arsenal, to fewer than 300 warheads, and urged China and the United States to commit to no more weapons tests.

April 05, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi security forces reported in battle with Shiite militia fighters southeast of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces clashed with Shiite militia fighters southeast of Baghdad on Friday, the second day of fighting that killed at least two police officers and two gunmen, police said.

April 05, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas says Palestinian reconciliation talks in Yemen extended through Saturday

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have been extended through Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.

April 05, 2008 | By DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Economy forces some children to move home with parents — even in middle age

MILWAUKEE - After being laid off from her job as an events planner at an upscale resort, Jo Ann Bauer struggled financially. She worked at several lower-paying jobs, relocated to a new city and even declared bankruptcy.

April 05, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX AP Business Writer | National


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Fan Fest a big hit with Georgia Southern crowd

Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers is buckling up for a grueling season on the football field, but some other members of his household were thinking ...

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles hold first scrimmage

Many Georgia Southern fans got their first look at the 2016 version of the Eagles as the football team held an open scrimmage Saturday at ...

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Yellow Jacket volleyball continues forward march

August 13, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Thousands rescued in La. floods; 3 dead

BATON ROUGE, La. - As the floodwaters swallowed Lyn Gibson's two-story home, she hacked away on a hole near the roof, desperately trying to get ...

August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Counting fireworks injuries a struggle in Georgia

ATLANTA - Most fireworks became legal in Georgia more than a year ago, but state officials can't say whether the number of people injured by ...

August 13, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local




Facebook feuds

CINCINNATI - Some friends don't let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook.

August 12, 2016 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Phoenix neighborhood on edge with serial killer prowling

PHOENIX - He is a lanky Hispanic man in his 20s who drives down the darkened streets of poor, predominantly Latino neighborhoods, blending in as he ...

August 12, 2016 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD and ALAN CLENDENNING Associated Press | Associated Press


Teachers, state employees to see modest average premium hike

State employees, teachers and other people in Georgia's employee benefit plan will face an average increase of 2.5 percent in their health insurance ...

August 12, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Bulloch kicks off season at Memorial Day

Starting two weeks before the rest of the county, Bulloch Academy will have the spotlight on them when they travel to Savannah to take on ...

August 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gatewood takes a pair from BA softball

Despite a three-hit afternoon from freshman Abby Newton, Bulloch Academy dropped their double-header to Gatewood by the scores of 10-4 and 4-0 Wednesday afternoon.

August 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Biles soars to all-around gymnastics title

RIO DE JANEIRO - Simone Biles and Aly Raisman stood side by side in Rio Olympic Arena, clutching each other while waiting for the inevitable coronation.

August 11, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brewers score in all 8 innings they bat, beat Braves

MILWAUKEE - Just before the start of the ninth inning, Braves first base coach Eddie Perez made Chris Carter aware that Milwaukee had accomplished a rare ...

August 11, 2016 | By ANDREW GRUMAN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rule change has coaches debating how often to retweet

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A new NCAA rule change is catching some recruits by surprise while causing coaches to debate how much time they should spend on ...

August 11, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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