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Bush declines to promise that more troops will return from Iraq before he leaves office

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush declined Saturday to repeat promises made by others in his administration that more U.S. troops will return home from Iraq than scheduled before he leaves office.

March 16, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Armenia declares state of emergency after election protests turn violent

YEREVAN, Armenia - Armenia's president imposed a state of emergency Saturday after police used tear gas and fired shots into the air to disperse demonstrators protesting alleged fraud in last month's presidential election.

March 16, 2008 | By AVET DEMOURIAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli strikes kill 50 in Gaza as militants send off barrage of rockets

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli troops, tanks and aircraft targeted Gaza militants bombarding southern Israel with rockets and mortars Saturday, killing 50 Palestinians in the deadliest day of fighting in Gaza since Hamas seized control in June.

March 16, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democrats seeking Bush’s impeachment settle for contempt citations

WASHINGTON - House Democrats really didn't expect the Justice Department to present their contempt citations against two of President Bush's top aides to a federal grand jury for prosecution.

March 16, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Letter: New power fees need PSC explaining

Editor:

March 16, 2008 | | Letters To The Editor


Ga.’s retired black police battle for lost pension benefits; need to change state constitution

ATLANTA - A ''whites only'' sign was still hanging on the precinct house water fountain in 1964 when James Booker joined the suburban College Park police force. He soon learned it wasn't the only thing off limits to Georgia's new black recruits.

March 16, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Pentagon says divorce rate remained unchanged despite stresses on military couples

WASHINGTON - The divorce rate in the armed forces held steady last year at 3.3 percent, a surprising finding given the stress that marriages are under during persistent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

March 16, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health care providers protest as auditors take closer look at Medicare bills

WASHINGTON - In coming weeks, private audit companies will begin scouring mountains of medical records. Their mission: Determine if health care providers erred when billing Medicare and require them to return any overpayments to the federal government. The auditors will keep a tidy percentage for their services.

March 16, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush asks Congress to end prescription drug sales on the Internet

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Saturday urged Congress to pass legislation aimed at ending illegal sales of highly addictive prescription drugs on the Internet, citing a growing number of fatal overdoses.

March 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Letter: Our need for 'hope' draws many to Obama

Editor:

March 16, 2008 | | Letters To The Editor


Letter: Mr. Boyum, you try to be a teacher

Editor:

March 16, 2008 | | Letters To The Editor


Iraqi court throws out conviction of American whose case is pending at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - An American held in Iraq by the U.S. military has had his conviction and death sentence overturned by an Iraqi court, the man's American lawyer said Friday.

March 16, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Clinton turns her attention to turnout in the last days before Tuesday’s important primaries

SAN ANTONIO - With her closing arguments made, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton turned her attention to the mechanics of delivering voters to the polls in a round of primaries Tuesday that could hold the key to the future of her presidential ambitions.

March 16, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | National


In twisting Democratic race, once-unstoppable Clinton struggles to overcome Obamania

WASHINGTON - A year ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-Inevitable, was joshing about whether she could appoint her husband secretary of state when she became president, and Barack Obama was urging a throng to be realistic about his own chances. ''Let's face it,'' he said. ''The novelty's going to wear off.''

March 16, 2008 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain tries to distance himself from pastor cited for anti-Catholic remarks

PHOENIX - John McCain is refusing to renounce the endorsement of a prominent Texas televangelist who Democrats say peddles anti-Catholic and other intolerant speech.

March 16, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Georgia State's R.J. Hunter to declare for draft

ATLANTA - R.J. Hunter ensured his legacy at Georgia State by hitting one of the most memorable shots in the NCAA tournament.

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


McDuffie Co. man wanted on child molestation charges arrested in Statesboro

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators arrested a fugitive wanted on aggravated child molestation charges Friday after receiving a tip the man was in Statesboro.

March 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Nationally recognized dementia-care specialist to speak at GSU conference

Teepa Snow, a dementia-care education specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care techniques and training models, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Conference at Georgia Southern University.

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


NFL comes down on Falcons

ATLANTA - In the midst of two losing seasons, the Atlanta Falcons tried to pump up the noise.

March 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Braves take win over Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Despite some poor spring training outings, Alfredo Simon says he was never worried.

March 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


In the Pits: Montoya finding IndyCar success second time around

There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made.

March 30, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Co-founders come 'home' to open new Zaxby's

On March 27, 1990, Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley opened their first Zaxby's restaurant just 83 steps from where Statesboro's newest Zaxby's now sits.

March 30, 2015 | | Local


An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

CHICAGO - An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.

March 30, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


NSA: Car smashes into police vehicle at Fort Meade

FORT MEADE, Md. - Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire.

March 30, 2015 | By MEREDITH SOMERS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Boys and Girls Club tours Sankofa Museum on Wheels

Editor's note: Makayla Rankins, the author of this article, is a fifth-grade student at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School.

March 29, 2015 | Makayla Rankins Herald Correspondent | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Shy, independent children are normal

Q: Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn't enjoy the sort of social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and would rather play alone. He has one friend, who is also quite shy. His mother and I have conspired to arrange weekly play dates, but whereas the boys get along fine, both kids sometimes balk at cooperating with them. My son occasionally tells me he'd rather read or play alone than play with this other boy. When I ask why, he tells me he "just would." His school counselor has recommended that ...

March 29, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Cover art revealed for Harper Lee's new 'Go Set a Watchman'

NEW YORK - On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the unexpected follow-up to her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."

March 29, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE The Associated Press | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Aww, nuts: Pecan production in Georgia gets slow start

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 29, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Top percussion honors go to Langston Chapel eighth-grade band student

Robert Lloyd, an eighth-grade student at Langston Chapel Middle School, was recently selected as one of the state's best student percussionists by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and received the honor of first chair in one of two middle school-level all-state bands.

March 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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