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Shuttle Atlantis blasts off after lengthy delay, carrying Columbus lab to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - After two months of delay, shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit Thursday with Europe's gift to the international space station, a $2 billion science lab named Columbus that spent years waiting to set sail.

February 22, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National

Man suspected of shooting wife in Ohio elementary school found dead in home, police say

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio - A teacher's husband charged into her fifth-grade classroom Thursday morning, then stabbed and shot her as students watched, police said. He later was found dead in his home after apparently shooting himself during a standoff with police.

February 22, 2008 | By TERRY KINNEY Associated Press Writer | National

Merck paying $671M to settle with government over drug rebates

TRENTON, N.J. - Merck & Co. will pay $671 million to settle claims it overcharged government health programs for four popular drugs and gave doctors fees and gifts to induce them to prescribe its drugs, U.S. prosecutors and company officials said Thursday.

February 22, 2008 | <By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer | National

Couple and dog stranded for 12 days in southwestern Utah found alive by snowplow driver

SALT LAKE CITY - A couple and their dog stranded for 12 days when their truck got stuck in the snow survived by rationing what little food they had, starting the truck periodically for heat and then hiking through waist-deep snow for three days.

February 22, 2008 | By ACE STRYKER Associated Press Writer | National

Woman pleads guilty to hate crime against black woman who was abused by whites in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A white woman pleaded guilty to a hate crime and other charges Thursday in the kidnapping and torture of a black woman who authorities say was held captive for days last summer.

February 22, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National

US threatens to bar visits by Kenyan politicians and businessmen linked to election violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - Washington is wielding a visa weapon against prominent Kenyans who have allegedly encouraged weeks of postelection bloodshed, threatening to bar politicians and businessmen from visiting the U.S., America's ambassador said Thursday.

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

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

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Linda Sammons and James Harris will be married on Saturday, November 14, 2015, in the Friendship Baptist Church Prayer Garden, 4025 Friendship Church Road, Statesboro.

October 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

Wildcats whip Statesboro

To say Statesboro High School got off to a rough start in a Thursday sub-region matchup against Richmond Hill would be an understatement.

October 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Chicago Cubs give their longest-suffering fans a bit of hope

CHICAGO (AP) - Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith.

October 08, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports

Falcons' Roddy White upbeat after meeting with Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with ...

October 08, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Portal wants another sub-region win


October 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Battle of Jackets in Brooklet

Southeast Bulloch will continue their quest for the state playoffs tonight as they host Savannah High School in an important sub-region 1-AAA matchup.

October 08, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Gators host Edmund Burke

Bulloch Academy begins the quest to win its first region championship in six years tonight when they host GISA Region 2-AAA rival Edmund Burke Academy ...

October 08, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

WASHINGTON - Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just ...

October 08, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press

In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

ROSEBURG, Ore. - When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community ...

October 08, 2015 | By JONATHAN COOPER Associated Press | Associated Press

Blue Devils back on the road

October 07, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

New coaches getting fast results with Falcons, Broncos, Jets

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn cranked up the music and turned up the energy for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 07, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

DraftKings open to regulation as it works to regain trust

LAS VEGAS (AP) - As daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings hustle to prove they can be trusted by thousands of users each week, cheating ...

October 07, 2015 | By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL Associated Press | Sports

Some highly touted teams flop in opening month of season

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech never expected to be in this position, facing its first four-game losing streak in nearly two decades.

October 07, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

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