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Bush, Democratic Congress face obstacles in their plans to expand global AIDS program

WASHINGTON - A five-year, $15 billion effort to combat AIDS in Africa and other areas - arguably the most important and popular international program of the Bush presidency - may become a political battleground as it comes up for renewal.

February 17, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


All-Star game, State Capitol trip for Foster

Former Georgia Southern All-America quarterback Jayson Foster is in the midst of a busy two week period.

February 17, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hughes of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracey Shanese Hughes, to Terrence Ramon Head, son of Mr. and Mrs. Errol Moore of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

February 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Analysis: Mixed picture in Iraq sharpens differences among Pentagon brass on troop withdrawals

WASHINGTON - Discussions about a possible pause in troop cuts in Iraq underscore what is shaping up as a sharp debate between the U.S. commanders running the war and those who have to provide the forces for the fight.

February 17, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Employment falls for the first time in more than 4 years, a fresh sign of possible recession

WASHINGTON - In a shower of pink slips, U.S. employers cut jobs last month for the first time in more than four years, the starkest signal yet that the economy is grinding to a halt if it hasn't already toppled into recession.

February 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Happy 100th, Mrs. Cooper!

February 17, 2008 | | Birthdays


Pentagon seeking $20 billion to increase size of Army, Marine Corps

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is seeking more than $20 billion in its 2009 budget to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps as the military struggles to fight wars on two fronts, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

February 17, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: Bennett 3 at buzzer lifts Lady Devils, SHS sweeps Lakeside

AUGUSTA - Statesboro senior Monnette Bennett hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 23 points to lift the Lady Blue Devils to a 43-40 victory at Lakeside Friday night.

February 17, 2008 | From Staff and Wire Reports | Sports


Investigators closer to understanding mystery slaughterhouse illnesses, give it a name

WASHINGTON - Investigators are preparing to test pig brains as they struggle to tell what is causing a mysterious nerve illness affecting pork plant workers in Minnesota and Indiana, but so far have found no signs of wider infection, federal health officials said Friday.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


CDC: Flu outbreaks reported in 11 states as flu season goes into full swing

WASHINGTON - Flu season is in full swing, with wide outbreaks in 11 states - and a new strain is starting to emerge that this year's vaccine doesn't specifically target, the government's public health chief said Friday.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Hundreds of rebels clash with government forces in Chad’s capital

NAIROBI, Kenya - Hundreds of rebels charged into Chad's capital aboard pickup trucks Saturday, clashing with government troops around the presidential palace in the most forceful attempt yet to oust President Idriss Deby. The rebels claimed to gain strength from defecting soldiers in the oil-rich Central African nation.

February 17, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | World


It’s official: French President Sarkozy has married former model

PARIS - They had a glitzy, jet-setting courtship, but when it came time for the wedding, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former supermodel Carla Bruni opted for a simple, classic ceremony - and the bride wore white.

February 17, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | World


Iraqis bury victims of pet market bombings, raise toll to 99 in biggest attack since US surge

BAGHDAD - Weeping relatives loaded simple wood coffins atop minivans Saturday in Baghdad as the city buried dozens of victims of the deadliest bombings since the U.S. flooded the capital with extra troops last spring.

February 17, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | World


Forests besieged: With Africa ahead, world fells trees at ’alarming’ rate, imperiling climate

EDITOR'S NOTE - A generation back, conservationists warned of a ''well-hidden time bomb'' in the destruction of rain forests. Today even more trees fall. This is the first in a three-part global series on deforestation, its threat to climate, and what may be done about it.

February 17, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | World


A brand new island: The Maldives built it, but no one came

HULHUMALE, Maldives - Running out of space in its crowded capital, this republic of 1,200 islands thought it had a can't-miss solution: build another island.

February 17, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | World


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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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