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Dispute over guns in national parks threatens Senate vote on lands bill

WASHINGTON - An election-year dispute over whether to allow loaded guns in national parks is holding up a vote on a massive bill affecting public lands from coast to coast.

March 02, 2008 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Exclusive: US, Iran met secretly on financial sanctions over money laundering, terrorism

WASHINGTON - A U.S. official met secretly with Iranian banking officials and senior government aides who oppose punishing the Islamic nation for not doing enough to stop money laundering and terrorism funding, The Associated Press has learned.

March 02, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush responds to Medicare funding warning by proposing higher premiums for those better off

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration will ask Congress to increase the monthly premiums that wealthier Medicare beneficiaries pay for prescription drug coverage, officials said Friday.

March 02, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain works to bury hatchet with those on receiving end of his temper

WASHINGTON - Temper, temper.

March 02, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bill Clinton says Obama tries to ignore the Clintons’ accomplishments in the ’90s

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Former President Clinton on Friday accused Sen. Barack Obama, his wife's rival for the Democratic nomination, of trying to ignore any accomplishments they achieved during their years in the White House.

March 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton will have to get around DNC to seat Michigan and Florida delegates

MILWAUKEE - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton desperately wants meaningless wins in Florida and Michigan to turn into votes she can count on. It won't be easy with the Democratic National Committee rules standing in her way.

March 02, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Founder of ’70s rock band tells Huckabee to quit playing his song

CONCORD, N.H. - The chief songwriter and founder of the band Boston has more than a feeling that he's being ripped off by Mike Huckabee.

March 02, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama garners sought-after SEIU endorsement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama won the support Friday of the 1.9-million member Service Employees International Union, his second endorsement in as many days from large labor organizations and a fresh sign of momentum in the Democratic presidential race with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

March 02, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Fear of vote-rigging, violence, hang over crucial Pakistan elections

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Eight weeks after Benazir Bhutto was slain, Pakistan is holding elections that could shepherd a troubled nation into a new era of civilian rule and gird it against the Islamic extremists suspected of her killing.

March 02, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bird flu kills 3-year-old Indonesian boy in country’s second case reported in one day

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A 3-year-old Indonesian boy has died of bird flu, a health official said Saturday, announcing the country's second death from the illness in one day.

March 02, 2008 | By ALI KOTARUMALOS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Seven dead, four hurt when car plows into street racing crowd along Maryland highway

ACCOKEEK, Md. - A car plowed into a crowd that had gathered to watch a drag race on a suburban road early Saturday, killing seven people and injuring at least four, police said.

March 02, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Gunman’s friendly exterior masked troubles in his past, but rampage baffles many who knew him

DEKALB, Ill. - Steven Kazmierczak checked into a hotel near Northern Illinois University three days before his deadly shooting spree at the campus, paying cash and signing in under only his first name, the hotel manager said Saturday.

March 02, 2008 | By ASHLEY M. HEHER and CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Space station commander says she doesn’t fear plans to shoot down spy satellite

HOUSTON - Military plans to shoot down a damaged U.S. spy satellite carrying toxic fuel will not concern the crew aboard the international space station, commander Peggy Whitson said Saturday.

March 02, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Tennessee judge won’t allow exhuming district attorney’s body in widow’s murder case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A judge refused to allow investigators to dig up the body of a former Knox County district attorney general to look for evidence against his widow, who is charged with murdering her second husband.

March 02, 2008 | By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


Scientists scrutinize materials used in making FEMA trailers amid formaldehyde concerns

NEW ORLEANS - While the Federal Emergency Management Agency rushes to move thousands of Gulf Coast storm victims out of government-issued trailers, scientists are tearing the units apart to learn why many have exposed occupants to dangerous levels of formaldehyde fumes.

March 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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Co-pilot may have hidden illness

MONTABAUR, Germany - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers - including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.

March 27, 2015 | By GEIR MOULSON and DAVID McHUGH Associated Press | Associated Press


With 2 session days left, Ga. lawmakers churn through bills

ATLANTA - With three days left in the year's session, Georgia lawmakers plowed through a packed calendar on Friday sending bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature or across the hall to the other chamber for review.

March 27, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press




Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

MONTABAUR, Germany - Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

March 26, 2015 | By DAVID McHUGH | Associated Press


Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

March 26, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local




Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

The ballet "Coppélia" tells the charming story of an eccentric toymaker, his life-like creation, and a young couple in love. Full of delightful characters and beautiful choreography, the ballet is a light-hearted comedy that will charm audiences both young and old.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' plan may include Julio Jones

The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 24, 2015 | | Local


House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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