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Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, February 21 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

March 07, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Obama wins Democrats Abroad global primary, his 11th straight victory

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama won the Democrats Abroad global primary in results announced Thursday, giving him 11 straight victories in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

March 07, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain says report suggesting inappropriate relationship ‘‘not true’’

TOLEDO, Ohio - John McCain emphatically denied a romantic relationship with a female telecommunications lobbyist on Thursday and said a report by The New York Times suggesting favoritism for her clients is ''not true.''

March 07, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Jobless claims fall but improvement seen as only temporary

WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, but the larger-than-expected drop was seen as only a temporary improvement.

March 07, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Pentagon says debris from destroyed satellite unlikely to cause harm on Earth

WASHINGTON - Debris from an obliterated U.S. spy satellite is being tracked over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans but appears to be too small to cause any damage on Earth, a senior military officer said Thursday, just hours after a Navy missile scored a direct hit on the failing satellite.

March 07, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writers | Washington


Administration imposes economics sanctions on prominent Syrian businessman

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Thursday imposed economic sanctions against a prominent Syrian businessman as part of an effort to punish officials in Syria for alleged efforts to undermine the governments of Iraq and Lebanon.

March 07, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


CIA confirms that secret flights carrying terror suspects refueled in British territory

WASHINGTON - CIA Director Michael Hayden acknowledged Thursday that two rendition flights carrying terror suspects refueled on British territory, despite repeated U.S. assurances that none of the secret flights since the Sept. 11 attacks had used British airspace or soil.

March 07, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


9 dead, 10 missing after ferryboat sinks in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A ferryboat carrying more than 100 passengers collided with a barge loaded with fuel tanks and sank to the bottom of the Amazon River on Thursday, officials said. At least nine people died, and another 10 were missing and feared dead.

March 07, 2008 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


States redefine family health policies, seeking to cover young adults

WASHINGTON - Thomas Mahoney came out of a seizure last December surrounded by paramedics ready to take him to the hospital by ambulance. Mindful of the cost, he asked his mom and girlfriend to drive him instead, slipping in and out of consciousness along the way.

March 07, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


British foreign secretary says 2 rendition flights landed at Diego Garcia

LONDON - A British territory was used in the secret transfer of terrorism suspects in 2002, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said in an awkward admission Thursday that came after U.S. officials disclosed records of two cases involving detainees.

March 07, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands challenge victory of Armenian PM in presidential vote in 2nd day of protests

YEREVAN, Armenia - Tens of thousands of opposition supporters returned to the streets of Armenia's capital on Thursday to galvanize support for their claim that the presidential election was rigged.

March 07, 2008 | By AVET DEMOURIAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters break into US Embassy in Belgrade, set fire to office

BELGRADE, Serbia - Serb rioters set fire to an office inside the U.S. Embassy Thursday and police clashed with protesters outside other embassy buildings after a large demonstration against Kosovo's declaration of independence.

March 07, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German treasure hunter says he may have found storied Nazi plunder

BERLIN - A German lawmaker and part-time treasure hunter claimed Thursday he may have found where the Nazis stashed pieces of the storied Amber Room treasure plundered from the Soviet Union during World War II.

March 07, 2008 | By CAMERON ABADI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Detroit-area man gets 50 to 80 years in prison for killing, dismembering his wife

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A man who killed and dismembered his wife was sentenced Thursday to serve at least 50 years behind bars by a judge who called his actions ''demonic.''

March 07, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


NYC man who gained notoriety in ’86 gunfight with police is stabbed to death in prison

NEW YORK - A man who gained notoriety after wounding six police officers in a 1986 gunfight that led to a nationwide manhunt was killed in prison, corrections officials said Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer | National


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Hawks down Blazers, winning streak now at 18

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seattle repeat a scary prospect for rest of NFL

PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

January 30, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK - Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

January 30, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Cost pressure intensifies for Plant Vogtle

ATLANTA - The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant near Waynesboro that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.

January 30, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

January 30, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Newberry: Has Ferry been punished enough for comments?

Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.

January 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic defeats Wawrinka, will face Murray in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Victim's mother leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man who former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he was found.

January 30, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports




Chase Elliott to replace Gordon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Serena one win away from 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia - It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.

January 29, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick, Carroll have different angles

PHOENIX - Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information.

January 29, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger's year off to rough start with 2-over 73

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

January 29, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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