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St. Louis suburb struggles to heal after City Hall rampage that killed 5, wounded mayor

KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Some left flowers, balloons and memorials on the steps of City Hall. Others gathered at a prayer vigil where a bell tolled six times as mourners clutched white candles.

February 24, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | National


Brother of former Philadelphia mayor goes on trial in tax, airport contract case

PHILADELPHIA - He's been a street vendor and a state senator, a duck-boat operator and a peripatetic public gadfly.

February 24, 2008 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | National


Israeli boy and older brother seriously injured in rocket attack from Gaza

JERUSALEM - An 8-year-old boy and his older brother were seriously wounded Saturday when a rocket from Gaza slammed into the Israeli border town of Sderot, police and medics said.

February 24, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | World


Suicide bomber kills at least 25 at election rally in northwest Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide bomber blasted a political gathering Saturday in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people, wounding dozens and stoking fears about security surrounding this month's parliamentary election.

February 24, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | World


Electricity, fuel become key weapon in Hamas-Israel standoff

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Mahmoud Qassem, a fishmonger, stores his wares on ice overnight in case the fridge shuts down. Suheil Shaban, 62, a diabetic with a bad knee, rarely leaves his ninth-floor apartment - he can't trust the elevator to function. A pediatric hospital director says the generator he relies on is almost out of fuel.

February 24, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | World


Bush pushes Senate to vote on more than 180 of his nominees, including some to federal bench

WASHINGTON - President Bush vented frustration anew Saturday over the Senate's failure to vote on more than 180 of his nominations, including more than two dozen to the federal bench.

February 24, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gators score 42 in first quarter

After Friday night's disappointing performances in a nip-and-tuck, four-point win, Bulloch Academy head coach Chandler Dennard didn't know what to expect from his Gators in Saturday night's final regular-season home contest.

February 24, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Lady Eagles whip Wofford

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team outrebounded Wofford 47-33, Saturday afternoon and held on for a 62-56 Southern Conference victory at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

February 24, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Doctors use Wii games for rehab therapy after strokes, surgery, even combat injuries

CHICAGO - Some call it ''Wiihabilitation.''

February 24, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | National


Local Roundup: GSU softball splits with Mercer

MACON - A two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one by Mercer prevented a Georgia Southern sweep in softball action Saturday afternoon at Sikes Field.

February 24, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Just a little off the bottom: Georgians eyeing scarce water want a slice of Tennessee

COLE CITY HOLLOW, Tenn. - Nearly two centuries after a flawed survey placed Georgia's northern line just short of the Tennessee River, some legislators are suddenly thirsting to set the record straight.

February 24, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Study finds recently discharged veterans have harder time finding jobs, earn less

WASHINGTON - Strained by war, recently discharged veterans are having a harder time finding civilian jobs and are more likely to earn lower wages for years due partly to employer concerns about their mental health and overall skills, a government study says.

February 23, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


At NYC child-murder trial, dad’s defense seeks to shift blame to emaciated 7-year-old victim

NEW YORK - After police discovered the frail, battered body of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown in her home in 2006, authorities say her stepfather was quick to admit he had bound her to a chair with duct tape and beat her on a daily basis.

February 23, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Funerals begin for victims of Southern tornadoes; Bush tours devastated towns

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - A family killed when a cluster of tornadoes swept through the South this week is in heaven together, a pastor said during a funeral Friday attended by so many mourners that the church had to televise the service in a gymnasium.

February 23, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Woman kills 2 fellow students in their seats in La. college classroom, takes her own life

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 23-year-old woman killed two fellow students in a classroom at a vocational college Friday, then killed herself, police said. In South Carolina, a person was shot at Greenville Technical College, but was expected to survive.

February 23, 2008 | By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


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