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AP NewsBreak: Florida Sen. Mel Martinez to endorse McCain

MIAMI - Florida Sen. Mel Martinez will endorse John McCain on Friday, The Associated Press has learned, a move likely to give the Republican presidential candidate a crucial boost with the state's Cuban-Americans just days before the primary.

February 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Romney tells builders his business background better qualifies him to fix the economy

MIAMI - Former venture capitalist Mitt Romney asserted Friday he is better equipped than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination - who all have more government experience - because ''the only way to get America on track economically is to have a president who actually understands how the economy works.''

February 09, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Analysis: With rivals fading, McCain, Romney maneuver to be seen as general election candidate

BOCA RATON, Fla. - With their rivals fading, John McCain and Mitt Romney maneuvered to be seen as the strongest Republican general election candidate.

February 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


In Bush’s final State of the Union address, the familiar will trump the bold

WASHINGTON - In a bow to political reality, President Bush's final State of the Union speech will skip bold proposals in favor of ones the country has heard before, a modest approach for a White House that prides itself on big ideas.

February 09, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 1/26

Comedian Steven Wright said, "I broke a mirror in my house and I'm supposed to get seven years' bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."

February 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


No plans for special prosecutor to investigate destroyed CIA tapes, Mukasey says

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday he doesn't plan for a special prosecutor to investigate whether the CIA broke the law when it destroyed videotapes of terror interrogations, defying some in Congress who want an independent look at the politically charged case.

February 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Richard Darman, aide to Reagan and Bush, dies

WASHINGTON - Richard Darman, a former White House budget director who helped convince former President George H.W. Bush to renege on his no new taxes pledge, died Friday. He was 64.

February 09, 2008 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush tells Congress it would be a mistake to delay or derail economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON - President Bush urged Congress on Friday to quickly pass an economic stimulus package void of extraneous spending, saying only quick action will kickstart the sputtering economy. ''I strongly believe it would be a mistake to delay or derail this bill,'' Bush said.

February 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Democrat Dennis Kucinich quits presidential race, faces tough fight to keep House seat

CLEVELAND - Democrat Dennis Kucinich abandoned his presidential bid Friday to focus on a tough race for re-election to Congress.

February 09, 2008 | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Fire forces gamblers to flee Monte Carlo resort on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS - A fire on the roof of the Monte Carlo hotel-casino forced guests and gamblers to flee and sent a plume of smoke above the Las Vegas Strip before easing about an hour later, hotel officials said.

February 09, 2008 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: I just read the article from the person suffering from spastic colon/IBS. I am a 41-year-old woman who was diagnosed 23 years ago with spastic colon. I suffered miserably with the same symptoms. It was debilitating. Then I found this Web site about a year ago - www.HelpForIBS.com. It offers advice about trigger foods, which fiber to use to avoid bloating; fennel; ginger and peppermint teas; and suggests one avoid all dairy.

February 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Economy pact could mean tax rebate checks by May

WASHINGTON - With unprecedented speed and cooperation, Congress and the White House forged a deal Thursday to begin rushing tax rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most tax filers by spring, hoping they will spend the money just as quickly and jolt the ailing economy to life.

February 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writers | National


Dear Abby 1/26

DEAR ABBY: I married a man with two adult children. When I met him, "Jerry" was a single father whose ex-wife had died soon after their divorce.

February 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: Portal MS looks to cap perfect season with region title today

PORTAL - The Portal Middle School boys basketball team will play for the middle school region championship this morning after defeating Claxton 48-47 Friday in the semifinals.

February 09, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Craven-Phillips

Krisha Lee Craven and Timothy John Phillips were united in marriage at six in the evening on Saturday, March 31, 2007. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Carol Morgan, at Statesboro First Methodist Church.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


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Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian dies

LAS VEGAS - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

February 11, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Bud' becoming a big name

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer may coach one of the best teams in the NBA.

February 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State is 'going to lose'

WASHINGTON - Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat operations reminiscent of Iraq and Afghanistan.

February 11, 2015 | By DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Deal wants powers to take over failing schools

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to create a state-run district to take over failing schools, overseen by an appointed superintendent with broad new powers over those institutions.

February 11, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro woman charged with cruelty to children

A Statesboro woman has been arrested after four children in her apartment were found to be living in unacceptable conditions, and two of them had injuries, police said.

February 11, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia health officials identify 35 in measles exposure

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials say they have identified 35 people - most of them children - as susceptible to getting measles from the infant who was hospitalized in Atlanta for the disease.

February 11, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Associated Press


Police Report - 2-12-15; A woman told police her sister poured flammable liquid on her car.

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 11, 2015 | | Police Report


Were three slain for their religion or their parking space?

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Police are trying to determine whether hate played any role in the killing of three Muslims, a crime they said was sparked by a neighbor's long-simmering anger over parking and noise inside their condominium complex.

February 11, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press




New balls adding pop

JACKSON, Miss. - Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt's coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game.

February 10, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wins on tour get tougher

Five weeks into the new year, all five winners on the PGA Tour were among the top 50 in the world.

February 10, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Metter man’s death ruled homicide

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents have ruled the death of a Metter man as a homicide.

February 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Falcons' new coordinators meet with media

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' new offensive coordinator can't wait to get started with Matt Ryan.

February 10, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Outdoor Life: Plan a trip to Paradise Public Fishing Area this spring

Winter is going to be over soon and those of us who look forward to spring will be on the lookout for new fishing adventures. I've got an idea for a trip that you will not regret. Head out to Paradise Public Fishing Area located between Tifton and Nashville in South Georgia and you will be in for a treat. From Statesboro it's about 140 miles and there are plenty of places to stay in Tifton.

February 10, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net. | Sports


Evaluation ordered for Saints' Benson

NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson must undergo a psychiatric examination, a judge ruled Tuesday as Benson's spurned daughter and her children fought to have the 87-year-old billionaire declared incapable of handling his affairs.

February 10, 2015 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Sports


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