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Analysis: Mixed picture in Iraq sharpens differences among Pentagon brass on troop withdrawals

WASHINGTON - Discussions about a possible pause in troop cuts in Iraq underscore what is shaping up as a sharp debate between the U.S. commanders running the war and those who have to provide the forces for the fight.

February 17, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Employment falls for the first time in more than 4 years, a fresh sign of possible recession

WASHINGTON - In a shower of pink slips, U.S. employers cut jobs last month for the first time in more than four years, the starkest signal yet that the economy is grinding to a halt if it hasn't already toppled into recession.

February 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Happy 100th, Mrs. Cooper!

February 17, 2008 | | Birthdays


Pentagon seeking $20 billion to increase size of Army, Marine Corps

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is seeking more than $20 billion in its 2009 budget to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps as the military struggles to fight wars on two fronts, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

February 17, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: Bennett 3 at buzzer lifts Lady Devils, SHS sweeps Lakeside

AUGUSTA - Statesboro senior Monnette Bennett hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 23 points to lift the Lady Blue Devils to a 43-40 victory at Lakeside Friday night.

February 17, 2008 | From Staff and Wire Reports | Sports


Investigators closer to understanding mystery slaughterhouse illnesses, give it a name

WASHINGTON - Investigators are preparing to test pig brains as they struggle to tell what is causing a mysterious nerve illness affecting pork plant workers in Minnesota and Indiana, but so far have found no signs of wider infection, federal health officials said Friday.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


CDC: Flu outbreaks reported in 11 states as flu season goes into full swing

WASHINGTON - Flu season is in full swing, with wide outbreaks in 11 states - and a new strain is starting to emerge that this year's vaccine doesn't specifically target, the government's public health chief said Friday.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Hundreds of rebels clash with government forces in Chad’s capital

NAIROBI, Kenya - Hundreds of rebels charged into Chad's capital aboard pickup trucks Saturday, clashing with government troops around the presidential palace in the most forceful attempt yet to oust President Idriss Deby. The rebels claimed to gain strength from defecting soldiers in the oil-rich Central African nation.

February 17, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


It’s official: French President Sarkozy has married former model

PARIS - They had a glitzy, jet-setting courtship, but when it came time for the wedding, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former supermodel Carla Bruni opted for a simple, classic ceremony - and the bride wore white.

February 17, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqis bury victims of pet market bombings, raise toll to 99 in biggest attack since US surge

BAGHDAD - Weeping relatives loaded simple wood coffins atop minivans Saturday in Baghdad as the city buried dozens of victims of the deadliest bombings since the U.S. flooded the capital with extra troops last spring.

February 17, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Forests besieged: With Africa ahead, world fells trees at ’alarming’ rate, imperiling climate

EDITOR'S NOTE - A generation back, conservationists warned of a ''well-hidden time bomb'' in the destruction of rain forests. Today even more trees fall. This is the first in a three-part global series on deforestation, its threat to climate, and what may be done about it.

February 17, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


A brand new island: The Maldives built it, but no one came

HULHUMALE, Maldives - Running out of space in its crowded capital, this republic of 1,200 islands thought it had a can't-miss solution: build another island.

February 17, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police officer suspended after gunfight with another officer in Atlanta suburb

BUFORD, Ga. - Two off-duty officers from different police departments wounded each other in a gun fight in the middle of a road in an Atlanta suburb, authorities said.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Decades-old photograph helps solve mystery of New York man’s drowning 15 years later

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A treasured old photograph, a police investigator's long-shot appeal to the public and a retiree's sharp memory have combined to solve a 15-year-old drowning mystery.

February 17, 2008 | By STEPHANIE REITZ Associated Press Writer | National


Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts more winter ahead

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. - Brace yourself for more wintry weather.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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Penske warns NASCAR team not to manipulate tires

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Roger Penske has warned his NASCAR team to stay out of any controversy regarding the possible manipulation of tires used during races.

March 28, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Braves defeat Blue Jays in split-squad series

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

March 28, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gators come away with top awards in meet

Bulloch Academy claimed the top trophies in both the girls' and boys' meets of the 16th annual Gator Relays Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.

March 28, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


New Zaxby’s opens Monday

Zaxby's is opening its second location in Statesboro, the town where the brand started 25 years ago.

March 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Giving back to the Boro

Former Joseph's Home for Boys resident and current Baltimore Raven NFL player DeAngelo Tyson returned to his hometown this week to tackle an issue very close to his heart.

March 28, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Bulloch Academy host Gator Relays

Student-athletes from 16 independent schools will converge at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex this morning for the 16th annual Gator Relays.

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


Long a contender, Braves turn to rebuilding after 2014 flop

The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.

March 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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