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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

Ask Dr. Gott 2/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: My wife, who is 68 years old, is having short-term memory loss.

February 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

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Clinton defends shift on trade

LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed on U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy as they ...

October 13, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and LISA LERER Associated Press | Associated Press

Planned Parenthood changes fetal-tissue reimbursement policy

NEW YORK - Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tissue ...

October 13, 2015 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press

Showing less skin

LOS ANGELES - For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad's sock ...

October 13, 2015 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press | Associated Press

Spurrier resigns, takes blame for South Carolina's slide

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier knew it was time. South Carolina was struggling and the gregarious and once innovative coach was a big reason why ...

October 13, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sea Island seminar aims to halt identity theft

Financial transaction fraud and identity theft have become a huge issue for consumers and businesses alike.

October 13, 2015 | | Local

Highs and lows in week 6

Statesboro's football team lost more than just a sub-region game against Richmond Hill Friday. The Blue Devils, who struggled on both sides of the ...

October 12, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Averitt Center adds Harvey, Adams with eye on future

The Averitt Center for the Arts added recently two employees to the team in an effort to fulfill the mission of the organization.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

Justices to decide on sentences for young prison 'lifers'

WASHINGTON - Sheriff's Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall ...

October 12, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Play golf, help a dental student

The Second Annual Hudson Powell Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for Friday at Forest Heights Country Club.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Monument to honor MLK planned for Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN - Planning is under way to place a Liberty Bell replica atop Stone Mountain near Atlanta as a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther ...

October 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Man, juveniles charged in Bulloch burglaries

A man and two juveniles were arrested on burglary charges Thursday after a witness reported the suspects' tag number.

October 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The origin of the 'dollar' and hard currency in Georgia

Note: The following is the beginning of a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 11, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Doing our best in all things

A favorite saying for many is, "If anything is worth doing, it's worth doing right." Growing up, I heard my dad quote this so ...

October 11, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials

Living with Children with John Rosemond: How to help children develop 'humble hearts'

A mother who attended a recent presentation during which I described the differences between high self-esteem and humility writes, asking, "What should my husband and ...

October 11, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

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