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Ex-congressional hopeful in NH faces trial on falsifying evidence charge

DOVER, N.H. - Then-congressional candidate Gary Dodds soaked his feet in cold water as part of a ploy to drum up attention for his campaign by faking a story about getting lost after a car crash, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | National


Official acknowledges flawed drug test in Jonesboro, Ark., school shooter weapons trial

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A state crime lab chemist returned to the witness stand for a second day Tuesday as a trial resumed for a man who served time for a deadly 1998 school yard ambush and now faces federal charges that could return him to prison for a decade.

February 13, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


McCain beats Romney in tight Florida Republican primary; Giuliani, Huckabee trail

MIAMI - Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Detroit mayor names replacement after chief of staff’s resignation over steamy text messages

DETROIT - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick named a new chief of staff Tuesday, a day after the woman who previously held the post resigned amid allegations that she and the mayor lied under oath about an affair.

February 13, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


A Who’s Who of the Federal Reserve policymakers who hold power over your pocketbook

WASHINGTON - The men and women who hold considerable sway over your money sit on the Federal Open Market Committee, whose interest-rate decisions ripple through the economy. A look at this year's voting members, now immersed in a two-day policy meeting:

February 13, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Justice Dept. blocking probe of US attorneys’ firing, federal agency says

WASHINGTON - The head of a federal inquiry into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys claims the Justice Department has impeded his investigation.

February 13, 2008 | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Winter storm causes more chaos in China, with bus crashes, blackouts, train delays

GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers desperate to get home for the Chinese New Year shivered in the cold under a sea of umbrellas outside train stations Tuesday, as the worst winter storms in half a century paralyzed China.

February 13, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Snowstorm smothers West, closing schools, closing roads and leaving thousands without power

BOISE, Idaho - Heavy snow pummeled Western states from Washington to Arizona, closing schools and government offices, causing widespread havoc on roads and even shutting down one ski resort.

February 13, 2008 | By SIMON SHIFRIN Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence registers sharp drop in January on concerns about job market

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence fell sharply in January on worries over deteriorating business conditions and a weakening job market, a business research group said Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | Washington


Bill to end Islamic head scarf ban at Turkish universities raises secular fears

ANKARA, Turkey - A bill that would lift a decades-old ban on women wearing head scarves at universities was submitted to parliament on Tuesday, worrying secular Turks who fear the government is raising the profile of Islam.

February 13, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Standard & Poor’s index shows home prices dropping at record pace in November

NEW YORK - U.S. home prices plunged by a record 8.4 percent in November, marking two years of slowing returns, according to a key index released Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE AP Business Writer | National


Diplomat says US pushing Pakistan to fix ‘‘serious distortions’’ before elections

WASHINGTON - A senior Bush administration official said Tuesday that the United States is pushing Pakistan to fix ''serious distortions'' ahead of Feb. 18 parliamentary elections.

February 13, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain, Romney vie for momentum in Florida Republican presidential primary

MIAMI - John McCain and Mitt Romney clashed in a hard-fought Florida primary on Tuesday, seeking campaign momentum before the race for the Republican presidential nomination turns into a nationwide delegate struggle on Feb. 5.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


In Germany, 75th anniversary of Hitler’s elevation to chancellor overlooked but not forgotten

BERLIN - The 75th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's elevation to German chancellor on Wednesday is one the country would prefer to forget, but the ignominious event that ultimately led to the deaths of millions remains part of the nation's weighted history.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID RISING and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sharpshooters target deer within sight of homes in crowded N.J. county across from New York

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - On a hilltop with breathtaking views of New York's skyscrapers, sharpshooters perched in trees took aim Tuesday at white-tailed deer, a species that is being crowded out of one of the country's most densely populated areas.

February 13, 2008 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press Writer | National


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Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.

January 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON - Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

January 28, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

ROCK HILL, S.C. - For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty-four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.

January 28, 2015 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




SHS takes two over Tigers

Statesboro's boys basketball squad avenged an early-season loss, taking a quick lead and never looking back in a commanding 57-37 win over Swainsboro Tuesday evening at the Devil's Den.

January 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators get a pair

Second-half surges lifted both Bulloch Academy basketball teams to region victories over Frederica Academy Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Contrast in styles makes QB matchup more intriguing

PHOENIX - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Nadal loses while Sharapova advances to semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

January 27, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Duct tape dynasty

I have admitted publicly that my skills at fixing stuff is about a two out of ten on the Home Depot Scale of Home and Farm Repair. Thus my tool box is not an extensive one. It has a hammer, a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a tape measure. That's all I need because I keep a goodly supply of duct tape on hand and as all good fix-it guys know, duct tape is the most versatile of all utensils in the cosmos. In fact I'd go so far as to say that duct tape is like ...

January 27, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Tiger to make 2015 debut

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods had a full set of teeth and was chomping at the bit to get his season started.

January 27, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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