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Military’s dependence on contractors makes it hard to fire private-sector partners

WASHINGTON - ITT Federal Services International, a defense contractor hired to maintain battle gear for U.S. troops in Iraq, repeatedly failed to do the job right.

February 17, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


W.Va. governor says stimulus only a short-term solution for troubled economy

WASHINGTON - Congress has taken the lead in bringing needed fiscal discipline to the economy, West Virginia's governor said Saturday.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Bush, Democratic Congress face obstacles in their plans to expand global AIDS program

WASHINGTON - A five-year, $15 billion effort to combat AIDS in Africa and other areas - arguably the most important and popular international program of the Bush presidency - may become a political battleground as it comes up for renewal.

February 17, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


All-Star game, State Capitol trip for Foster

Former Georgia Southern All-America quarterback Jayson Foster is in the midst of a busy two week period.

February 17, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Hughes-Head

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hughes of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracey Shanese Hughes, to Terrence Ramon Head, son of Mr. and Mrs. Errol Moore of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

February 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


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


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Brown, Howard lead Phillies over Braves 9-3

PHILADELPHIA - No ace, no closer, no problem.

August 01, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66

GAINESVILLE, Va. - Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to ...

August 01, 2015 | By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press | Sports


Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his firstAtlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.

July 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons




GOP proposes protections for clergy on gay marriage

ATLANTA - A top-ranking Republican leader wants to make clear that Georgia clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages, a protection they already enjoy under the ...

July 31, 2015 | By RAY HENRY | Local


Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal ...

July 31, 2015 | By MEG KINNARD and BRUCE SMITH Associated Press | Local


Search for missing teens to be suspended

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search ...

July 31, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY and MARISOL MEDINA Associated Press | Local


Hooley Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Scott Hooley will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Port Royal, South Carolina. They were married in Statesboro ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Rementelas-Burns

Mr. and Mrs. Dimitrios Rementelas of Varda, Ilias, Greece, announce the engagement of their daughter, Evgenia "Nia" Rementelas of Varda, Ilias, Greece, to Thomas Brantley ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Johnson-Smith

Ansley Leigh Johnson became the bride of Carson Hugh Smith in a double-ring ceremony Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 6 p.m. at Beaver Creek ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Winters-Posner

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth and Lori Winters of Worthington, Minnesota, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Nicole Winters of St. Paul, Minnesota, to Asa ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


My Take: Braves' trading spree not best move

Braves Country took a collective gasp on the eve of the Major League Baseball trade deadline when the Braves finalized their multi-team, 13-player deal with ...

July 31, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Atlanta Braves


Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his firstAtlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.

July 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Big Ten touts plan for tougher schedules as playoff push

CHICAGO - The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is ...

July 31, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports




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