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Obama says economy on verge of recession, blames Bush, McCain for failed leadership

AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic candidate Barack Obama said Thursday the economy is ''on the brink of a recession'' and blamed economic policies espoused by President Bush and Republican presidential contender John McCain.

March 14, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Nader chooses Matt Gonzalez as his running mate

WASHINGTON - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader selected Matt Gonzalez, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, to be his running mate.

March 14, 2008 | By ANN SANNER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Prep Sports Blitz: State playoff action for SHS, Portal - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, February 28 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

March 14, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


McCain says critics distort his remark about US troops staying 100 years in Iraq

HOUSTON - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said his remark that American troops could stay in Iraq for 100 years has been distorted, yet he still suggests a lengthy U.S. presence comparable to that in Korea and other countries.

March 14, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


UK officials: Prince Harry serving on front line in Afghanistan

LONDON - Prince Harry has been serving on the front line in Afghanistan with the British Army, calling in airstrikes on Taliban positions and going out on foot patrols, the Ministry of Defense announced Thursday.

March 14, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dollar sinks to another low against euro as US economy nearly halts, jobless claims rise

NEW YORK - The dollar dipped further Thursday, reaching a new low against the euro, after data confirmed that the U.S. economy nearly braked to a halt at the end of last year - limiting the Fed's options as it tries to steer through the housing and credit crises.

March 14, 2008 | By ERIN CONROY AP Business Writer | National


Israel steps up pressure on Hamas, killing 18 Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft struck a series of targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing 18 Palestinians - including five youths - in a fresh surge in fighting that threatened to provoke even harsher Israeli action.

March 14, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Clinton offers plan to cut child poverty in half in a dozen years

HANGING ROCK, Ohio - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a plan to improve childhood nutrition and set a goal to reduce by half the 12 million youngsters living in poverty over the next dozen years.

March 14, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


New Army manual says nation-building operations are as important as combat

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Army on Thursday rolled out the first revision of its operations manual since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, putting stability operations - nation-building - on par with combat.

March 14, 2008 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer | National


Practice makes perfect - SEB student scores 800 on SAT math, twice

Southeast Bulloch High School senior David Casey Woodrum loves math. He also likes a challenge. So, after woodrum scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT using a calculator during his junior year, he took the test again in his senior year without using a calculator.

March 14, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Report: More than 1 in every 100 Americans now behind bars

NEW YORK - For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population and urging states to rein in corrections costs with alternative sentencing programs.

March 14, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Alleged militant arraigned in armored car robbery, had been a fugitive since 1983

HARTFORD, Conn. - An alleged Puerto Rican militant pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges related to a $7 million robbery of the Wells Fargo armored car depot in 1983.

March 14, 2008 | By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press Writer | National


Ark. student recovering after shooting; police identify suspect but no arrest yet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A student injured in a shooting at the University of Arkansas was recovering in a hospital Thursday and campus police said they have a suspect.

March 14, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Congressional committee asks Justice Department to investigate Clemens

WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens' vehement public denials about using steroids drew congressional scrutiny. Now his denials under oath have the Justice Department's attention.

March 14, 2008 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 2/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a lady in her 90th year and hope you can answer a pertinent question. Until my 70s, I was a respectable 5 feet 6 inches. Now I am 1-1/2 inches shorter. When checking height charts for healthy weight, which height do I use? At 150 pounds, I am below the BMI of 25 if the higher height is used. I am just above the 25 mark if the lower height is used. I know that life is not fair, but should I be considered overweight at 90 when I was OK at 70?

March 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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July 3 - Mr. Charles Edward Bland, age 49, died Wednesday at his residence.

Mr. Charles Edward Bland

July 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braves walk off with win over Nats

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nadal bows out early at Wimbledon

LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 02, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

July 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

July 02, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bishop tearing up the track

July 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


More heartbreak for English soccer

MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.

July 02, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

July 02, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


16-year-old French girl breaking baseball barriers

PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

July 01, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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