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Israel closes Gaza crossings, pounds Hamas targets in bid to halt rocket attacks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel sealed all border crossings with the Gaza Strip on Friday, cutting the flow of vital supplies in an attempt to stop Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli border towns.

February 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


On bloodiest day of protests, Kenya opposition vows to keep up pressure with strikes

NAIROBI, Kenya - Clashes between rival tribes armed with machetes and bows and arrows on Friday marked the third, the bloodiest and what the government hopes is the last day of opposition protests over Kenya's disputed presidential election.

February 02, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


Canada document lists US, Israel as countries where prisoners risk torture, abuse

TORONTO - A training manual for Canadian diplomats lists the United States as a country where prisoners risk torture and abuse, citing interrogation techniques such as stripping prisoners, blindfolding and sleep deprivation.

February 02, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | World


Wall Street caps rough week with modest decline as stimulus plan fails draws little reaction

NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a painful week with another decline Friday as skittish investors unable to hold on to much optimism about the economy drew little comfort from President Bush's stimulus plan.

February 02, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Authorities say woman killed self, 2 children by walking into traffic on Mass. interstate

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A woman with a history of mental illness purposely walked her young niece and nephew into oncoming interstate traffic to commit a double-murder suicide, a prosecutor said Friday.

February 02, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


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Some transformations in your lifestyle will be foisted upon you in the year ahead, which you might at first resist. But as time unfolds, you will discover they are working to your benefit and ultimately be exactly what you would have wanted.

February 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


From caucuses to crude oil to cornerbacks, AP answers your questions about the news

What does college football eligibility have to do with the price of oil?

February 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Terrorist gets life for plotting to blow up U.S. embassies in Singapore and Philippines

NEW YORK - A Canadian terrorist who briefly became an informant against top al-Qaida leaders was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to blow up American embassies in Singapore and the Philippines.

February 02, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Sri Lankan jets destroy rebel hideout, capture ground after cease-fire ends

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's military said air force jets destroyed a hideout used by senior Tamil Tiger rebels Thursday and soldiers captured a strategic stretch of road in a battle that left nine insurgents dead.

February 01, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | World


New species of palm tree that flowers itself to death discovered in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, botanists said Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By JONNY HOGG Associated Press Writer | World


Trying to soothe feelings in Europe, Gates praises NATO’s ’powerful role’ in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that sending Marines to Afghanistan will keep pressure on the Taliban and doesn't ''reflect dissatisfaction'' with NATO countries' performance.

February 01, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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John Hope Franklin, a professor of history at Duke University, said, "We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths ... and tell the world the glories of our journey."

February 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Senior general sees increase in Iraqi security forces, but years before they can take over

WASHINGTON - A senior military commander told a House panel on Thursday that Iraq's security forces are on track to add another 80,000 personnel by the end of the year, but it's a long way from becoming self-sufficient.

February 01, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Interview: Chertoff: New rules will mean longer lines at first; critics must ‘‘grow up’’

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday that new border crossing rules to take effect this month will mean longer lines for those entering the United States, but he said it was necessary to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack. Critics of the effort need to ''grow up,'' he told The Associated Press in an interview.

February 01, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT and EILEEN SULLIVAN<B> Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush and Bernanke back package to stimulate weakening economy

WASHINGTON - President Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday embraced calls for an economic stimulus package to avert recession. Bernanke said such a plan should be aimed at quickly getting cash into the hands of people, especially those with low and moderate incomes.

February 01, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


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Top-ranked Ware County visits Womack

The Statesboro Blue Devils are coming off a pair of wins that have given them a spark after an 0-5 start to the season.

October 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal travels to face Raiders

PORTAL - The road doesn't get any easier for the Portal Panthers tonight as they face their sixth consecutive opponent that will likely make the Class A state playoff field in November.

October 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA takes on region foe Trinity

Bulloch Academy will have to find a way to derail the 'Payne Train' tonight when they face Trinity Christian School in a key GISA Region 2-AAA matchup at Cleve Warnock Stadium in Dublin.

October 23, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Probe shows UNC cheating scandal involved 3,100 students

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes.

October 23, 2014 | By AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Sports


Hart named president of operations

ATLANTA - John Schuerholz completed what he called "the best negotiation of my entire career" by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations.

October 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


World Series moves to the bay

SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.

October 23, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Chubb keeps No. 9 Georgia moving

ATHENS - Thanks to Nick Chubb, concerns about Georgia's running game have subsided even as Todd Gurley's status remains uncertain.

October 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Compton among St. Simons leaders

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

October 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

NEWNAN, Ga. - Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

October 23, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


9 tips to survival parenting

After my close call with lightning on a mountain climb this summer, my younger sister suggested I read one of her favorite books: "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004) by Laurence Gonzales.

October 23, 2014 | By TIFFANY GEE LEWIS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Marriage isn’t about romance

I've always loved the movies, especially a good romance. When I was young, I often dreamed of being swept off my feet to romantic places like Paris or Italy by a tall, dark and perfectly handsome man who would serenade me while I stood on the balcony in the moonlight. Sounds romantic, doesn't it?

October 23, 2014 | By TIFFANY FLETCHER Deseret News National | Hot topics




Royals even series with 7-2 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

October 22, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Statesboro High 2014 Hall of Fame

The Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to announce the upcoming addition of six new members.

October 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


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