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Productivity slowed sharply in fourth quarter while labor costs increased

WASHINGTON - Worker productivity, the key factor in rising living standards, slowed sharply in the final three months of the year as overall economic activity weakened considerably while labor pressures increased.

February 21, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police Report - February 7

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

February 21, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hate-crime count filed against one of several whites accused of torturing black W.Va. woman

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One of several white people charged in the suspected kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a black woman has been indicted on a hate crime count, and two others have entered guilty pleas in the case.

February 21, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Moms passed AIDS virus to kids by pre-chewing food; HIV spread by bleeding gums, doctors say

ATLANTA - For the first time, health officials report that the AIDS virus can be spread by a mother pre-chewing her infant's food, a practice mainly seen in poor, developing countries.

February 21, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Unexpected deaths halt study’s aggressive treatment of diabetics with heart disease

WASHINGTON - It seemed reasonable. Since diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, aggressive efforts to lower blood sugar might help heart patients.

February 21, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD and RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress acts to make telemarketer Do Not Call Registry permanent

WASHINGTON - Politicians have finally found an issue they all can agree on: Telemarketers calling at dinnertime are a scourge that must be repulsed.

February 21, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senate Republicans block Democrats’ attempt to add more than $40B to economic stimulus bill

WASHINGTON - The fate of $600-$1,200 rebate checks for more than 100 million Americans is in limbo after Senate Democrats failed Wednesday to add $44 billion in help for the elderly, disabled veterans, the unemployed and big business to the House-passed economic aid package.

February 21, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: GSU's dunk king A.J. Johnson

The Eagles Nest

February 21, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


FMB AOTW: Kilpatrick the epitome of hard work

Charles Kilpatrick is the epitome of hard work.

February 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


OTC gains initial accreditation of its sonography program

Ogeechee Technical College has received initial accreditation of the college's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

February 18, 2008 | | Business


Change of leadership in SKorea places starving NKorea in dilemma over usual aid request

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is facing its worst food shortage in years, yet its rich southern neighbor has yet to hear the usual cry for help.

February 17, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Clarkson-Miller

Linda Clarkson of Claxton and Phil and Terry Miller of Greenfield, Ind., are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Nickelaziena A. Clarkson and Ryan C. Miller. Ziena is also the daughter of the late Harry B. Clarkson.

February 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Mormon church lays president to rest after 2 days of mourning

SALT LAKE CITY - The president of the Mormon church was remembered Saturday as a ''giant among men'' who cared deeply for others and devoted his life to the work of his faith.

February 17, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


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


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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


Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

SAVANNAH - Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what's left of an armored Confederate warship that's been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 years.

January 29, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


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