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Productivity slowed sharply in fourth quarter while labor costs increased

WASHINGTON - Worker productivity, the key factor in rising living standards, slowed sharply in the final three months of the year as overall economic activity weakened considerably while labor pressures increased.

February 21, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police Report - February 7

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

February 21, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hate-crime count filed against one of several whites accused of torturing black W.Va. woman

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One of several white people charged in the suspected kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a black woman has been indicted on a hate crime count, and two others have entered guilty pleas in the case.

February 21, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Moms passed AIDS virus to kids by pre-chewing food; HIV spread by bleeding gums, doctors say

ATLANTA - For the first time, health officials report that the AIDS virus can be spread by a mother pre-chewing her infant's food, a practice mainly seen in poor, developing countries.

February 21, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Unexpected deaths halt study’s aggressive treatment of diabetics with heart disease

WASHINGTON - It seemed reasonable. Since diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, aggressive efforts to lower blood sugar might help heart patients.

February 21, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD and RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress acts to make telemarketer Do Not Call Registry permanent

WASHINGTON - Politicians have finally found an issue they all can agree on: Telemarketers calling at dinnertime are a scourge that must be repulsed.

February 21, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senate Republicans block Democrats’ attempt to add more than $40B to economic stimulus bill

WASHINGTON - The fate of $600-$1,200 rebate checks for more than 100 million Americans is in limbo after Senate Democrats failed Wednesday to add $44 billion in help for the elderly, disabled veterans, the unemployed and big business to the House-passed economic aid package.

February 21, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: GSU's dunk king A.J. Johnson

The Eagles Nest

February 21, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


FMB AOTW: Kilpatrick the epitome of hard work

Charles Kilpatrick is the epitome of hard work.

February 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


OTC gains initial accreditation of its sonography program

Ogeechee Technical College has received initial accreditation of the college's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

February 18, 2008 | | Business


Change of leadership in SKorea places starving NKorea in dilemma over usual aid request

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is facing its worst food shortage in years, yet its rich southern neighbor has yet to hear the usual cry for help.

February 17, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Clarkson-Miller

Linda Clarkson of Claxton and Phil and Terry Miller of Greenfield, Ind., are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Nickelaziena A. Clarkson and Ryan C. Miller. Ziena is also the daughter of the late Harry B. Clarkson.

February 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Mormon church lays president to rest after 2 days of mourning

SALT LAKE CITY - The president of the Mormon church was remembered Saturday as a ''giant among men'' who cared deeply for others and devoted his life to the work of his faith.

February 17, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


Hundreds of mourners gather in Ohio church for funeral of slain pregnant Marine

VANDALIA, Ohio - Family and friends wept and prayed Saturday at a funeral Mass for a pregnant Marine found slain in North Carolina.

February 17, 2008 | By JAMES HANNAH Associated Press Writer | National


NASA honors 7 who died aboard shuttle Columbia 5 years ago; widow recalls that morning

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In an emotional ceremony just a few miles from where Columbia should have landed five years ago Friday, NASA officials, astronauts, schoolchildren and family members of the lost shuttle crew gathered to remember the seven who died while returning from space.

February 17, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


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Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

McKINNEY, Texas - Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend. The protesters carried signs that included the phrases, "My skin color is not a crime" and "Fire Eric Casebolt."

June 09, 2015 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.

June 09, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.

June 09, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Jappy Stringer: 45 years of family service in Statesboro

Jappy Stringer's employees fixed one final flat tire Friday afternoon. Then, Stringer locked up around 5:30 and took in the U.S. flag he put up every morning outside his shop on Fair Road.

June 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local




Braves blow late lead, lose in 11 innings

ATLANTA - Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run with a loud double, former Bravesstar Craig Kimbrel earned his 200th career save and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-3 in 11 innings on Monday night.

June 08, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Putnam earns a trip home to Chambers Bay for U.S. Open

One day made up for five straight weeks of lousy golf for Michael Putnam. He's going home to Chambers Bay for the U.S. Open.

June 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


USA hammers Aussies

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Megan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States overcame early defensive shakiness to beat Australia 3-1 on Monday in their opening game at the Women's World Cup.

June 08, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Truex overcomes series of setbacks for gratifying victory

It's never come easy for Martin Truex Jr., a journeyman driver who has never found the success he hoped to have at NASCAR's highest level.

June 08, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


LeBron has Cleveland believing a championship is near

CLEVELAND - High above downtown, there's no visible evidence of a painful 51-year professional sports championship drought - the longest for any major U.S. city.

June 08, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Braswell's next step: Movie merchandising

The only thing better than enjoying the delicious smell of Braswell's Foods filling the air downtown and enjoying their incredible products is watching the continued and creative growth of this Statesboro staple.

June 08, 2015 | | Local


Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting

CHICAGO - With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.

June 08, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


University head justifies $1M pay for Ga. Tech, Ga. State leaders

ATLANTA - Million-dollar pay packages are justified to retain the presidents of Georgia Tech and Georgia State, the head of the state's university system said, despite criticism the compensation is too lavish.

June 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Metter seeks armed robbery suspect

Metter police are seeking information about the armed robbery of a convenience store on Southeast Broad Street early Saturday.

June 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Patriots release Spikes after car found abandoned

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended.

June 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


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