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Hundreds of Hamas supporters protest Egypt’s attempts to close Gaza border breach

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Hamas militants on Friday hauled away metal spikes that Egyptian soldiers had placed at sections of the Gaza-Egypt border, defying attempts to reseal the frontier and stop the influx of blockade-weary Gazans.

February 16, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Brutal’ bombings: Mentally retarded attackers used in market blasts that kill 73

BAGHDAD - Two mentally retarded women strapped with remote-control explosives - and possibly used as unwitting suicide bombers - brought carnage Friday to two pet bazaars, killing at 73 people in the deadliest day since Washington flooded the capital with extra troops last spring.

February 16, 2008 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


OTC awarded $500,000 Work Ready Region grant

Ogeechee Technical College recently was awarded a $500,000 Work Ready Region grant by the state of Georgia, said Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech.

February 16, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Polish foreign minister: Agreement in principle reached with US on missile defense shield

WASHINGTON - Poland's foreign minister said Friday his country has reached an agreement in principle with the United States on plans to install a U.S. missile defense system in Polish territory.

February 16, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Slain man identified as top Colombian drug lord, Venezuelan official says

CARACAS, Venezuela - One of Colombia's most-wanted drug lords has been found slain, Venezuela's top counter-drug official said Friday.

February 16, 2008 | By IAN JAMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In a delicate balancing act, Chinese peacekeepers begin work in Darfur

DUREIJ, Sudan - Their clocks are set on Beijing time, they use state-of-the-art equipment and - most of all - they are welcome by the Sudanese government. In just about everything, the Chinese peacekeeping contingent in Darfur is strikingly different from the rest of the U.N. mission here.

February 16, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese activist officially arrested on subversion charges after monthlong detention

BEIJING - A Chinese civil rights activist who chronicled the plight of other dissidents before being taken from his home in December has been officially arrested and charged with inciting subversion, his lawyer said Friday.

February 16, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India’s Internet services slowly returning to normal after undersea cables snapped

NEW DELHI - Internet access in India improved Friday as international service providers shifted their Internet traffic to cables under the Pacific Ocean to bypass two undersea cables damaged earlier this week.

February 16, 2008 | By MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 2/2

A busier-than-usual social life will be in store for you in the year ahead, where you will be meeting many influential and fun people. Additionally, for an unattached Aquarian, there is a strong chance of forming a new romantic attachment.

February 16, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please settle a very old argument I am having with several of my family members and in-laws.

February 16, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/2

DEAR ABBY: Our youngest son, "Devin," is 15. He has been seeing a girl I'll call "Allison" for five months. Allison's parents allow them to hang out at their house with parental supervision. Devin has come home twice with hickeys, and once with permanent marker on his chest and abdomen saying "Allison's boob" and "Allison's property."

February 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Raybon Anderson keeps seat on DOT board

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers voted Friday to re-elect Statesboro's Raybon Anderson to the state transportation board, along with the chairman of that board despite the very vocal objections of powerful House leaders.

February 16, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Mexico creates special prosecutor position for violence against women, human exploitation

MEXICO CITY - Mexico has created a new federal position to prosecute violence against women and human exploitation, as rights groups urge the government to do more to investigate the killings of women, especially along the U.S. border.

February 16, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush: Congress must pass economic stimulus package

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - President Bush pressed Congress to pass an economic rescue package, saying Friday's labor report marking the end of a 52-month streak of national job growth was another ''troubling'' sign that the economy is sputtering.

February 16, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National


Inmate’s case tests limits of Wash. public records law; prosecutor calls requests harassment

SEATTLE - An arsonist imprisoned for firebombing the cars of two lawyers is using his remaining 19 years behind bars to dig up information on the judges, lawyers and corrections officers who helped put him there.

February 16, 2008 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


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Snedeker, Jones tied at -12

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too.

February 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


'Bubble watch' commences as season enters final month

As an automatic-qualifying conference, the Mountain West is guaranteed to have one team get into the NCAA tournament. The conference appears to be in decent shape to add another for the second straight season.

February 13, 2015 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Teams gambling big on $100 million arms

Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.

February 13, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Portal comes up just short against Calvary

February 13, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage crumbles

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gays and lesbians could get licenses to marry in more than half of Alabama's counties Friday after a federal judge affirmed her ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

February 13, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


CDC: Flu now less widespread, intense

NEW YORK - This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows.

February 13, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Cost of nuclear plant could reach $8 billion

ATLANTA - Southern Co. might spend more than $8 billion to finish building a nuclear power plant in Georgia, or roughly 30 percent more than it originally budgeted, according to a recent analysis prepared for state utility regulators.

February 13, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Portal man dies in wreck

A Portal man was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash on Ponderosa Road.

February 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


SEB sweeps Dodge County in soccer openers

BROOKLET - In her varsity debut, freshman Emily Barnard scored four goals to lead Southeast Bulloch to a 10-0 season opening victory over Dodge County in girls soccer Thursday at Fred Shaver Field.

February 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360




Gator wrestling heads to state

Two-time state wrestling champions Justin Lane and Dylan Stuckey lead a talented group of grapplers in a march to Americus this weekend to capture the GISA Class AAA crown.

February 12, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Blue Devils fall to Coffee in region semis

GUYTON - The last thing Statesboro Coach Lee Hill wanted was a track meet, but that was what he got much to his chagrin.

February 12, 2015 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Daytona hosts media day

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk - talk about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet - and a lot of conversation about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S most prestigious race.

February 12, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Daly has lowest opening round in 10 years at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard.

February 12, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Georgia Senate passes bills aimed at curbing child sex abuse

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate passed two measures Thursday aimed at cracking down on what legislators say is a growing problem involving sexual exploitation of children in the state that extends far from inner cities into upscale suburbs.

February 12, 2015 | By BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Associated Press


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