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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


NYC sends undercover inspectors into taxis to enforce rules on credit cards, cell phones

NEW YORK - When a cabdriver tried to get Matthew Daus to pay a fare with cash instead of a credit card, Daus knew that wasn't right. As the head of the commission that regulates city taxis, he would know.

February 17, 2008 | By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writer | National


Kathy Bradley - Regret is the most painful emotion

Already the days are getting longer. The darkest days of winter are past and the sun is lingering on the horizon like a lover saying a reluctant good-bye.

February 17, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Dutch student denies involvement in Holloway disappearance in Aruba

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The mother of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway said that she's now convinced her daughter is dead after watching hidden camera footage of a Dutch student allegedly acknowledging involvement, according to an interview published Saturday.

February 17, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Eagle Flea offers something for everyone

After Betty Murray retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a long term postmaster, she decided she was ready for a new challenge.

April 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Braves tee off on Toronto

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By IAN HARRISON Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tech pleased to get through spring with no more injuries

ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson was pleased to report that Georgia Tech made it through a rainy spring scrimmage with no major injuries.

April 17, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Yellow Jackets in search of state playoff berth

April 17, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be - as an epistle writer put it - more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.

April 17, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press | Associated Press




SHS Blue Devils ready for rematch

By HORACE HOLLOMAN

April 16, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons trying to make good impression

FLOWERY BRANCH,- Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.

April 16, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cigarettes are so last year

NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

April 16, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press




Freeman not worried as Braves lose 2nd straight

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't ready to panic just because the Atlanta Braves have lost two straight games.

April 15, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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