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Russian parliament confirms Putin as prime minister

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin was named prime minister of Russia Thursday after a fervent speech full of ambitious plans that overshadowed his low-key successor and suggested that he will keep a strong hand in ruling the country.

May 23, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Google looking golden again after challenging stretch

SAN FRANCISCO - It's hard to believe Google Inc. actually looked vulnerable just two months ago. The Internet search leader's stock had plummeted 45 percent from its peak. And its two biggest rivals, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc., appeared poised to combine forces and launch a double-barreled attack.

May 23, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National

Rocket hits Baghdad park, killing 2 civilians

BAGHDAD - A rocket hit a downtown Baghdad park Thursday, killing two people as American and Iraqi forces battled Shiite militants believed responsible for many such attacks.

May 23, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

President Bush in Texas for daughter Jenna’s wedding

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush stuck out his right elbow Thursday, jokingly demonstrating how he'll escort his daughter down the aisle at her wedding this weekend.

May 23, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National

Sharpton plans another NYC protest over police shooting

NEW YORK - A day after his carefully orchestrated protests briefly blocked rush-hour traffic, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday promised to stage another mass protest over three police detectives' acquittals in the 50-bullet killing of an unarmed man.

May 23, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National

House passes bill to make coin-making cheaper

WASHINGTON - The House voted for cheaper change Thursday, the kind that would make pennies and nickels worth more than they cost to make and save the country $100 million a year.

May 23, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Lobster boat builders pinched as catch drops, economy slows

JONESPORT, Maine - For the first time in 24 years of building lobster boats, Wayne Beal doesn't have any job orders.

May 23, 2008 | By CLARKE CANFIELD Associated Press Writer | National

White House: No wedding coverage

CRAWFORD, Texas - Eager for details about Jenna Bush's wedding on Saturday? Forget about it.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Consumers give stores some relief but still spend cautiously

NEW YORK - Consumers gave some of the nation's retailers a little relief in April after months of dismal sales, gravitating toward less expensive discounters and wholesale clubs but generally still shying away from stores selling clothes and other non-necessities.

May 23, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National

Bond lowered for N.M. sect leader accused of sex crimes

CLAYTON, N.M. - A judge reduced the bond of an apocalyptic-sect leader accused of sex crimes against minors, but rejected his request Thursday to be released on his own recognizance.

May 23, 2008 | By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer | National

Clinton presses on, urges supporters to ignore calls to quit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Her voice raspy, her tone determined, Hillary Rodham Clinton urged her supporters on Thursday to ignore the political pundits who have declared her toast.

May 23, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | National

Miller to Justice: Investigate Crandall Canyon

WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors should open a criminal investigation into the deaths of nine people in a Utah mine collapse last year, a leading House Democrat said Thursday.

May 23, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Washington

New idea in mortuary science: Dissolving bodies with lye

CONCORD, N.H. - Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest - dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.

May 23, 2008 | By NORMA LOVE Associated Press Writer | National

Eagles advance to semis

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Megen Smith drove in three runs and ended a furious College of Charleston rally in the final inning to earn the save as Georgia Southern advanced 6-5 in game eight of the 2008 Southern Conference Softball Championship at the Patriots Point Athletics Complex.

May 23, 2008 | Southern Conference AMR | Georgia Southern

Excelsior EMC’s 70th Annual Meeting of Members set for Friday

Excelsior EMC's 70th Annual Meeting of Members is set for today, at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

May 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

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Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets ...

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned

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