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Midwest digs out from snow that strands hundreds of motorists; Great Lakes braces for flooding

MILWAUKEE - Hundreds of motorists were stranded in a massive traffic pileup on Thursday, frustrated air passengers were trying to reschedule their trips and dozens of schools were closed as the Midwest dug out from a major snowstorm.

February 22, 2008 | By JOHN HARTZELL Associated Press Writer | National

Atlantis’ 7-man crew short on space experience — for good reason, NASA says

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Atlantis' seven-man crew is short on space experience, but that's on purpose. NASA wants to give as many rookie astronauts a shot at space before the shuttles are retired in less than three years.

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

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

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Eagles escape Las Cruces

Georgia Southern ended a losing skid Saturday night in the high desert of New Mexico.

October 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Georgia Southern fans: It's time to face reality

It's time for a reality check Eagle fans.

October 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

How to feel? It's tough to say

Is it the best of times, or is it the worst of times for Georgia Southern?

October 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Chargers, Falcons to compare NFL's top scoring offenses

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are the NFL's top-scoring team, because of quarterback Matt Ryan's recharged passing attack.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

CHICAGO - Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Truex wins pole after bolt confiscated at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Martin Truex Jr. showed up at Talladega Superspeedway determined to be at the front of the field and in control of his chances ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pop stars and fast cars: Taylor Swift plays Formula One

AUSTIN, Texas - With their red, white and blue tutus and Taylor Swift T-shirts, Rachel Emling and Mikala Crews were everything Formula One wanted at the ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Cubs fans celebrate team's 1st World Series berth since 1945

CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs fans waited 71 years to celebrate a return to the World Series.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Charles Barkley has something to say about race in America

NEW YORK - Charles Barkley calls it friendly fire.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Executive function' the latest iteration of ADHD

The new school year is still fresh and "it" has already begun, "it" being the ongoing effort on the part of schools to persuade parents ...

October 23, 2016 | | Life

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: How should we view the Bible?

My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your ...

October 23, 2016 | | Life

On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Why are so many seniors living in poverty?

People who are old and also poor are often noted in these columns. Well, that's proper. A lot of older people do live in ...

October 23, 2016 | | Life

Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Savor the season

During each new season, there are a few dishes I greatly anticipate cooking: Spring beckons salads and grilled vegetables, summer calls for hamburgers, and nothing ...

October 23, 2016 | | Life

School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed ...

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Bulloch ACT, SAT scores gain

Bulloch County Schools administrators this week hailed a five-year upward trend in local high school graduates' scores on the ACT and SAT college admissions tests ...

October 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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