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Margin matters in new playoff

In college football, it's not just about whether you win or lose. It's about the final score, too - and how much of a bump a comfortable margin of victory gives a team in the eyes of playoff judges.

November 13, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trout, Kershaw claim MVPs

NEW YORK - Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons to face slumping Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton is eager to break out of a four-game slump and the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly the opponent the fourth-year quarterback needs.

November 13, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


We can choose the gift of God

Almost all old timers - I do not mean Alzheimer's or me - remember when they had a class where the teacher brought up a philosophical exercise about choices. Usually, it had to do with a sinking ship, one lifeboat and too many survivors in shark-filled waters.

November 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Pa. trooper ambush suspect charged with terrorism

The man accused of opening fire on a Pennsylvania State Police barracks admitted killing a trooper because he was dissatisfied with government and wanted to "wake people up," according to court documents filed Thursday that provided the first indication of a possible motive.

November 13, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Local


International Festival set for Saturday

Georgia Southern University will bring the world to Statesboro during the Ninth Annual International Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mill Creek Regional Park.

November 13, 2014 | | Local


Brazilian percussionist to perform in Statesboro with Georgia Southern ensemble

The Averitt Center for the Arts is bringing talented Brazilian percussionist Ney Rosauro and the Georgia Southern University Percussion Ensemble to the Emma Kelly Theater Saturday evening.

November 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


10 religious world records you've probably never heard of

Pastor Zach Zehnder wanted to break a world record and help a charity. He did so this weekend by speaking for more than 50 hours - setting a new world record for the longest speech, which was previously held at 48 hours, 31 minutes, according to WFTV-TV, a local news station in Orlando.

November 13, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Hate to haggle when buying car? You might like this app

If you're searching for a new car but are not a fan of negotiating with dealers, a new and free app might help.

November 13, 2014 | By BILL GEPHARDT Deseret News National | Hot topics


5 secrets to a happy home

Home should be your heaven on earth, but does it feel that way? Chances are good with kids running around, many days feel more like a circus than heaven, but that doesn't mean you can't make your home into the haven you crave. Implement these 5 ideas to cultivate a happier home today.

November 13, 2014 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


3 lessons you'll learn by having a pet

Some people are dog people, some people are cat people and some people are no pets at all people. I am a pet person. I always had pets growing up: cats, dogs, guinea pigs, fish and even a turtle. We were practically our own pet store. Most of the pets were considered the family pets, but some were 100% my responsibility. I had to make sure they were fed, clean and cared for.

November 13, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI Deseret News National | Hot topics


5 apps to make holiday shopping easier

The intensity of Black Friday can exhaust even the most savvy shopper, and it's best not to brave the mall unarmed.

November 13, 2014 | By MEGAN MARSDEN CHRISTENSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


November 13 - Mr. Paul Layman Thompson Sr., age 79, died Monday at his residence.

Mr. Paul Layman Thompson Sr.

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Statesboro's Michael Solomon was a new addition to the Blue Devils' starting lineup last season.

November 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous winner for his third NL Cy Young Award after leading the majors in victories and ERA and throwing a no-hitter.

November 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Congress puts potatoes on menu for low-income moms

WASHINGTON - It's another political victory for the popular potato.

December 11, 2014 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Winter meetings heating up

SAN DIEGO - Baseball's winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids.

December 10, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech goes Orange

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Mississippi State and Georgia Tech are no strangers to the Orange Bowl, and neither are the teams' coaches.

December 10, 2014 | By SANDRA HARWITT Associated Press | Georgia Tech


Panthers' Newton discharged, but Anderson to start Sunday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while recovering from an automobile crash that left him with two fractures in his lower back.

December 10, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lester signs with Cubs

SAN DIEGO - Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a top-level starting pitcher and one Chicago hopes will help end more than a century of frustration at Wrigley Field's Friendly Confines.

December 10, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL owners approve new personal conduct policy

IRVING, Texas - NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league's personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players' union responds.

December 10, 2014 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA has eyes set on bowl win and top-10 finish in 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Although Georgia fell short of its goal of reaching the College Football Playoff, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt says there is still a chance to end an "up and down season" on a high note.

December 10, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | UGA


Statesboro police charge 2nd male with molesting teen

A second male has been charged with molesting a 13-year-old girl whose mother has been charged with lying about the girl's age, police said.

December 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to open in Statesboro next week

The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will open Wednesday, Dec. 17, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Twin City to hold Christmas Tour of Homes

Besides being "twice as friendly, twice as nice," Twin City, just 35 miles west of Statesboro and 13 miles west of Portal on U.S. Highway 80, is a "Little City (with a) Big History."

December 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Americans mostly agree that God created man, but the rest is unclear

According to the National Study of Religion and Human Origins, 68 percent of Americans believe God or another intelligent force created humankind.

December 10, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


UN officials demand prosecutions for US torture

GENEVA - All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials said Wednesday.

December 10, 2014 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press | Associated Press


CBS sets Letterman's last show for May 20

NEW YORK - More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history on May 20, with CBS' announcement Wednesday that David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" on that day.

December 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Entertainment News


Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway - Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday for risking their lives to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labor at great risk to their own lives.

December 10, 2014 | By MARK LEWIS Associated Press | Associated Press


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