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Hundreds of mourners gather in Ohio church for funeral of slain pregnant Marine

VANDALIA, Ohio - Family and friends wept and prayed Saturday at a funeral Mass for a pregnant Marine found slain in North Carolina.

February 17, 2008 | By JAMES HANNAH Associated Press Writer | National


NASA honors 7 who died aboard shuttle Columbia 5 years ago; widow recalls that morning

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In an emotional ceremony just a few miles from where Columbia should have landed five years ago Friday, NASA officials, astronauts, schoolchildren and family members of the lost shuttle crew gathered to remember the seven who died while returning from space.

February 17, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Changing NYC: As costs grow, New York’s grand redevelopment and recovery plans shrink

NEW YORK - For a while, it seemed the sky was the limit for the grand public works that sprang off the drawing boards during New York's recovery from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

February 17, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Presidential hopefuls join AP, MTV, MySpace to talk youth issues

NEW YORK - Many of their parents are younger than Hillary Rodham Clinton and some of their grandparents are younger than John McCain.

February 17, 2008 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Education, health, housing and anti-poverty programs face budget squeeze

WASHINGTON - The spiraling growth of Medicare and the high cost of renewing President Bush's tax cuts are squeezing popular education, health, housing and anti-poverty programs in the budget blueprint that he hands lawmakers Monday.

February 17, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Republicans work South, Democrats hit West in weekend push before Super Tuesday

Sen. John McCain barnstormed through a skeptical South on Saturday, campaigning for a Super Tuesday knockout in the Republican presidential race. Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton worked the West on the final weekend before primaries and caucuses in more than 20 states.

February 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Breakthrough reached in studio, striking writers talks, says person close to negotiations

LOS ANGELES - A breakthrough in contract talks has been reached between Hollywood studios and striking writers and could lead to a tentative deal as early as next week, a person close to the ongoing negotiations said Saturday.

February 17, 2008 | By LYNN ELBER AP Entertainment Writer | National


BA hits triple digits

The Bulloch Academy boys took the driver's seat in GISA Region 2-AA and also sent a message to other Class AA schools with a 102-68 drubbing of region foe Frederica Academy Saturday night.

February 17, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Diane Miller - Log your miles online in new Walk Georgia program for health

Through a new program called Walk Georgia, we are invited to spend eight weeks increasing our physical activity level in a fun, community-oriented way. The goal is to be active, whether walking, biking or dancing.

February 17, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Agency passes measure to require nonflammable home furniture

WASHINGTON - A government safety agency is pushing to require all home furnishings sold in the U.S. to be nonflammable.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


5 dead in clothing store shooting in suburban Chicago; Police search for man who fled scene

TINLEY PARK, Ill. - A gunman fatally shot five people at a store in a suburban Chicago strip mall and fled Saturday, prompting police to sweep through neighboring shops looking for the suspect as terrified customers looked on.

February 17, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


Custom, insulated XXlong jacket keeps giraffe cozy on cold days at zoo in Oakland, Calif.

OAKLAND, Calif. - Like many a lady of a certain age, Tiki feels the cold these days.

February 17, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


Carroll-Moore

Amanda Beth Carroll and Marshall Robertson Moore were united in marriage on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Fortson, Ga. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Kent Moore, brother of the groom.

February 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Party rules, delegate counts add up to Super Tuesday’s fuzzy math

WASHINGTON - When it comes to presidential primaries, Democrats and Republicans play by different rules.

February 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

For the last three years, you've only had 28 days in February to create lasting family memories. This year, you have a bonus – an extra day. Make all 29 days count this year, with quality time spent with those entrusted to your care, whether that's little ones, a spouse, special friends, or all of the above. Build a bonfire and make s'mores on a cold evening, put together a puzzle on an even colder evening, or curl up in front of the fireplace on a warm evening with a milkshake! Fill February with enough warmth to last ...

February 17, 2008 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


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Ray Rice's suspension vacated

NEW YORK - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.

November 28, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Missouri clinches SEC East title

COLUMBIA, Mo. - After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.

November 28, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Old-Fashioned Hate

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia won't be playing in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

November 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Black Friday shoppers: Thanksgiving not for sales

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Many Black Friday shoppers say they avoided spending money on Thanksgiving Day because, they say, the holiday should be a time for family.

November 28, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


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: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, 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


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