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In Colombia, US ambassador calls hostage-holding rebels ’sick and weak’

BOGOTA, Colombia - The U.S. ambassador condemned Colombia's main rebel group as ''sick and weak'' on the fifth anniversary Wednesday of its seizure of three American military contractors on a surveillance flight.

February 28, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | World


Ask Dr. Gott 2/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: I had an echocardiogram done several months ago. My family doctor said I had some minor calcification around the valve in my heart. He said that at my age (71) and being a diabetic (I only take pills), that it would probably outlive me. Can you give me information about this subject?

February 28, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Ohio jury to decide strangulation or accident in former police officer’s murder trial

CANTON, Ohio - Bobby Cutts Jr. admits he killed his pregnant lover and dumped her body. But jurors have to decide whether the former police officer deliberately strangled her, or, as he testified, accidentally killed her with an elbow to the neck.

February 28, 2008 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | National


Sick astronaut participates in mission’s second spacewalk; says he’s feeling great

HOUSTON - German astronaut Hans Schlegel floated out of the international space station for his first spacewalk on Wednesday, two days after an illness forced the shuttle Atlantis crew member to skip an outing to install a new European lab.

February 28, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


House lawmakers preparing bill to pay for wars through end of budget year

WASHINGTON - The leaders of a House panel that oversees military spending said Wednesday they are drafting legislation that would pay for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through the rest of the year.

February 28, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Let the scripts begin: Vote to end writers strike clears path for TV shows, Oscars

LOS ANGELES - Lights, camera, action - but first, here come the writers.

February 28, 2008 | By LYNN ELBER AP Entertainment Writer | National


Dear Abby 2/14

DEAR ABBY: Valentine's Day is once again upon us. As a single woman, I have recognized that even on this day one can feel completely left out of things. So, last year I started a new tradition with my single women friends.

February 28, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


NY AG investigates major health insurers, claims unfair charges in the hundreds of millions

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he will sue Ingenix, its parent UnitedHealth Group and three subsidiaries, saying the insurers are defrauding consumers by manipulating how much doctors and hospitals are reimbursed.

February 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Fashion with a spark: Researchers at work on fabrics that could produce juice for gadgets

BOSTON - Someday, your shirt might be able to power your iPod - just by doing the normal stuff expected of a shirt.

February 28, 2008 | By BRIAN BERGSTEIN AP Technology Writer | National


Bush signs rescue package to jumpstart economy

WASHINGTON -President Bush on Wednesday signed a multibillion-dollar economic rescue package on Wednesday that means $300 to $1,200 rebates for many American households.

February 28, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: GSU assist king and senior leader Dwayne Foreman

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, February 13.

February 28, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Kentucky boy killed in storms buried as many in his famioly remain hospitalized with injuries

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. - Felicia Stephens, her arm in a splint, took one last look at the open coffin holding her 2-year-old son, then dropped back into her wheelchair sobbing.

February 28, 2008 | By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer | National


NYC police use fake company to set up chlorine buy, highlighting potential terror risk

NEW YORK - Undercover police secretly set up a fake company to demonstrate how easily and anonymously a terrorist could purchase chlorine on the Internet for a deadly chemical strike against the city.

February 28, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 14

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

February 28, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Man slashes NYC psychologist to death in office; manhunt for suspect who may have been patient

NEW YORK - A man slashed a 56-year-old psychologist to death at her Upper East Side office clinic and seriously injured another therapist who tried to help her, police said.

February 28, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK and DAVID CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


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Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

NEW YORK - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

November 28, 2014 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Austin police: 100 rounds fired at Mexican Consulate

AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.

November 28, 2014 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press | World


10 things you’ll regret not doing in 10 years

While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.

November 28, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI | Hot topics


2 traits scientifically proven to make your relationship last

Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.

November 28, 2014 | By AMY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


15 baby names only celebrity kids could pull off

Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?

November 28, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.

November 28, 2014 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | World




Police fear gunman may be targeting homeless

ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

November 27, 2014 | By MATT STROUD Associated Press | World


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


We’re loving our pets to death — obesity will kill them

Thanksgiving is a day of overindulgence where we often eat way too much, and frequently our pets are right there beside us. Something you may not know: Dogs, like people, are getting heavier than ever. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese, and the trend continues to worsen. This epidemic is taking its toll on the health and well-being of man's best friend.

November 27, 2014 | By ANGIE DENISON Deseret News National | Hot topics


6 proven things women can do to be more attractive

In most cases, a woman wants to look attractive to men in hopes that she will find the one guy who will love and cherish her-and she him. If you are in this category and can't seem to get the job done, you're not alone. You may be thinking you're just not pretty enough. If that's the case, then it will surprise you to read this comment made by a Miss America contestant when she was asked, "How do you deal with all the guys who want to take you out?" She replied. "I haven't ...

November 27, 2014 | By GARY and JOY LUNDBERG Deseret News National | Hot topics


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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