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Prep Sports Blitz: Portal's Final Four run ends in Macon - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, March 6 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

March 21, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON | Prep Sports Blitz

Portal community reacts to basketball's Final Four

Community Reaction -

March 20, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS | Sports

The Eagles Nest: SoCon tournament previews

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, March 5 -

March 20, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


MIAMI - A federal judge has ordered a former Peruvian army officer to pay $37 million for his role in a 1985 massacre in Peru in which 69 civilians were slain, including elderly people and infants.

March 20, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National

Appeals court hears Conn. teen’s appeal on school punishment for vulgar Web speech

NEW YORK - A teen who used vulgar slang in an Internet blog to complain about school administrators shouldn't have been punished by the school, her lawyer told a federal appeals court.

March 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Tenant at Tennessee home where he and 5 others were slain had record of violence

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - As they continued to search for whoever killed four adults and two children, police refused to say Wednesday whether the slayings may be linked to one of the victims, who had a history of violent crime.

March 20, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National

Yahoo delays date for nominating directors as company continues to resist Microsoft takeover

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc. has extended a deadline for nominating candidates to its board, giving the struggling Internet pioneer more time to search for a white knight to help it fight off an unwanted takeover bid from Microsoft Corp.

March 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Pigs on patrol: Mich. apple orchard owner uses hogs, not pesticide, in fight against beetle

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Jim Koan has gone hog-wild in his battle against a beetle that threatens his 120-acre organic apple orchard.

March 20, 2008 | By JAMES PRICHARD Associated Press Writer | National

Witnesses recount confusion after 50-shot slaying of bridegroom outside NYC strip club

NEW YORK - One undercover detective made a disjointed 911 call after the fatal gunfire erupted. Once the street went quiet, two other detectives claimed they couldn't remember how many shots they'd fired. Another went totally blank - even though he'd squeezed off 31 rounds.

March 20, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National

As fewer Japanese visit, Hawaii officials look to China and South Korea for tourists

HONOLULU - Hawaii tourism officials are looking to China and South Korea to help offset continuing declines in the number of visitors from Japan, the state's largest source of foreign tourists.

March 20, 2008 | By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press Writer | National

Report details challenges facing black women despite successes of Rice, Obama, Winfrey

NEW YORK - This is a triumphant time for black women: Condoleezza Rice in the global diplomatic spotlight, Michelle Obama captivating campaign crowds as a potential first lady, billionaire Oprah Winfrey playing political kingmaker.

March 20, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National

Israel tests suicide bomber-resistant buses in Jerusalem, frequent bus attack target

JERUSALEM - Israeli officials said Wednesday that they are testing four buses with blast-proof windows, specialized doors and other features designed to protect passengers from suicide bombers.

March 20, 2008 | By IAN DEITCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

OPEC to maintain current production; blames US for economic ’mismanagement’

VIENNA, Austria - OPEC on Wednesday accused the U.S. of economic ''mismanagement'' that it said is pushing oil prices to record highs, rebuffing calls to boost output and laying blame at the feet of the Bush administration.

March 20, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Conflict grows between Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that ''we want peace,'' but that Colombia and its allies in Washington represent war - and that perpetual conflict with the United States is inevitable.

March 20, 2008 | By IAN JAMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Pakistani court drops 5 corruption cases against Bhutto’s widower

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A Pakistani court on Wednesday dropped five corruption cases against a leader of the opposition party that won last month's parliamentary elections.

March 20, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

MIAMI - Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for ...

November 28, 2015 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the ...

November 28, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

At least 11 hurt in standoff at Colorado clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman was arrested Friday hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, wounding multiple people and engaging in ...

November 27, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

The end for Black Friday?

NEW YORK - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

November 27, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday ...

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Nov. 27 - Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins entered into rest Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins

November 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers ...

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number ...

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press

Plenty for Panthers to prove this year

Coming off an 87-73 loss in the Elite Eight round of the state playoffs, this year's Portal Panthers basketball team won't have the ...

November 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Listen to the message from God

Parousia, eschatology, antinomianism, deontology, existentialism ... a lot of words that probably don't mean diddly - a technical term - to most of us. Now, if we ...

November 26, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

SHS wins thriller at LNO

It was a close call Tuesday night for Day 2 of Statesboro's Ladies Night Out tournament, but when it was all said and done ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Sports

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Don't let airlines lose your luggage this holiday season

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

GOP readies next assault on health care law, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

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