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Turkey’s parliament votes to lift Islamic head scarf ban at universities

ANKARA, Turkey - Lawmakers voted early Thursday to approve a constitutional amendment allowing female students to enter universities wearing Islamic head scarves - a move that many secular Turks view as an attempt to impose religion on their daily lives.

February 22, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pro-Musharraf party hit by defections ahead of Pakistan elections

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A wave of defections from Pakistan's ruling party ahead of parliamentary elections is compounding the woes of Pervez Musharraf at a time of rampant Islamic militancy, soaring food prices and anger over the U.S.-backed president's maneuvering to prolong his eight years in power.

February 22, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Enlightened conservative’ bishop elected as new leader for Greece’s Orthodox Church

ATHENS, Greece - A low-key bishop described as an ''enlightened conservative'' was chosen by senior clergy Thursday to lead Greece's powerful Orthodox Church.

February 22, 2008 | By DEREK GATOPOUOLOS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Young Chinese workers stranded by snow happy to be away from home for the holidays

SHENZHEN, China - Xiao Wang works in a massive factory in southern China that makes Apple iPods. But lately, he's been spending his time preparing for the Lunar New Year, cooking feasts with fatty slices of pork carved from a pig's head.

February 22, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Growth in consumer credit fell in December to slowest pace in 8 months

WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their borrowing in December at the slowest pace in eight months, additional evidence that economic activity was slowing significantly at the end of last year. For all of 2007, consumer credit rose at the fastest clip in three years.

February 22, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Top uniformed officer calls for shorter deployments, says US troops are tired

WASHINGTON - The top uniformed military officer on Wednesday described a tired U.S. military force, worn thin by operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and unlikely to come home in large numbers anytime soon.

February 21, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain nearing unbeatable lead for GOP nomination; Clinton lent her campaign $5 million

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain padded his commanding delegate lead in the Republican presidential race Wednesday and urged conservative critics to cut him some slack. In a Democratic surprise, Hillary Rodham Clinton disclosed she'd lent $5 million to her cash-short campaign.

February 21, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Race, gender mark Obama and Clinton supporters; each tries to make inroads

WASHINGTON - Though insisting race and gender have little to do with it, many Democrats are supporting the presidential candidate who looks most like them.

February 21, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Dear Abby 2/4

DEAR ABBY: I have a big problem. I am 16 years old, have a good job and do well in school. I go to a Christian non-denominational church every Sunday and enjoy that, too.

February 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: My wife, who is 68 years old, is having short-term memory loss.

February 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/4

In my Christmas competition, there was a question about the lowest trump that can effect an uppercut. The answer was a two or deuce, according to choice! Here is an example.

February 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/5

In the year ahead, there is a strong possibility that you will be meeting a unique individual who views life in more imaginative ways than most. This relationship will broaden your outlook in productive and fun ways.

February 21, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Twisters kill at least 54 across the South, despite repeated warnings from forecasters

LAFAYETTE, Tenn. - One man pulled a couch over his head. Bank employees rushed into the vault. A woman trembled in her bathroom, clinging to her dogs. College students huddled in dormitories.

February 21, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 2/5

In "Themes and Variations," Aldous Huxley wrote, "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."

February 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 65-year-old male. My problem is that I have to frequently clear excess mucus from my throat. It seems to be worse when I am talking on the phone or meeting new people.

February 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Braves' bats rally in seventh

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night.

April 25, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

ATLANTA - When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself.

April 25, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nets beat Hawks 91-83

NEW YORK - They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs.

April 25, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Compton, Day top board in Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic.

April 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Tens of thousands of people spent the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,500 across the region, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest. Officials warned the death toll would rise as more reports came in from far-flung areas.

April 25, 2015 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press | Associated Press


Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

April 25, 2015 | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Annual Alzheimer's Walk kickoff is Tuesday

The Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia will play host Tuesday to the Walk to End Alzheimer's kickoff party at Eagle Creek Brewery in Statesboro.

April 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

RICHMOND HILL - Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at a public hearing inside the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.

April 24, 2015 | By JEFF WHITTEN Bryan County News | Local


Valdosta cancels classes ahead of flag support rally

VALDOSTA - Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew a large crowd to Valdosta.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sickness closes Laurens Co. schools

DUBLIN - Laurens County closed all of its public schools Friday after an estimated 150 children went home sick the day before with what health officials suspect is highly contagious norovirus.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


SEB relay team sets record

For six years, the Southeast Bulloch school record for the 4x400 time was 3:28.88, that is until Cecil McCollum, Ladarion Fonseca, Javarious Spaulding and Justin Youmans shattered it by one second in one of the biggest meets of the season.

April 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy wipes out Terrell in state playoffs

April 24, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Phillies outlast Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 win over theAtlanta Braves on Friday night.

April 24, 2015 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Swafford, Weekley atop soggy Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.

April 24, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


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