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Economic stimulus package is given high marks as the right medicine for the ailing economy

WASHINGTON - Despite remarkably quick passage, the economic aid plan and its cash rebates may come too late to prevent a recession this year. For many experts, however, the $168 billion boost to the lagging economy may mean the difference between a short downturn and something much more serious.

February 24, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Yahoo board plans to turn down Microsoft’s unsolicited $44.6B bid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo Inc.'s board will reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion takeover bid after concluding the unsolicited offer undervalues the slumping Internet pioneer, according to a person familiar with the situation.

February 24, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


Essay: Shootings, tornadoes, floods and Super Tuesday make for a draining week in America

There's a fortune-cookie-style proverb that sounds like a blessing but, legend says, is really a curse: ''May you live in interesting times.''

February 24, 2008 | By TED ANTHONY AP National Writer | National


Shuttle Atlantis docks with space station and delivers new European-built science lab

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew delivered a sparkling new lab to the international space station on Saturday, smoothly docking after a two-day chase around the world.

February 24, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


A Valentine’s Day tale: How 3 couples found love on the lonely prairie

CARLISLE, Pa. - Sonya Rinker was looking for a guy: someone who was kind, respectful and had a special place in his heart ... for tractors.

February 24, 2008 | By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer | National


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 | Associated Press


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 | Associated Press


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 | Associated Press


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


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FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

November 27, 2014 | By MATT STROUD Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


We’re loving our pets to death — obesity will kill them

Thanksgiving is a day of overindulgence where we often eat way too much, and frequently our pets are right there beside us. Something you may not know: Dogs, like people, are getting heavier than ever. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese, and the trend continues to worsen. This epidemic is taking its toll on the health and well-being of man's best friend.

November 27, 2014 | By ANGIE DENISON Deseret News National | Hot topics


6 proven things women can do to be more attractive

In most cases, a woman wants to look attractive to men in hopes that she will find the one guy who will love and cherish her-and she him. If you are in this category and can't seem to get the job done, you're not alone. You may be thinking you're just not pretty enough. If that's the case, then it will surprise you to read this comment made by a Miss America contestant when she was asked, "How do you deal with all the guys who want to take you out?" She replied. "I haven't ...

November 27, 2014 | By GARY and JOY LUNDBERG Deseret News National | Hot topics


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" - a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

November 27, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Associated Press




SHS girls take care of business

The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.

November 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.

November 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Moment by moment led to killing of Ferguson teen

The two friends' mornings intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke - on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

November 26, 2014 | By ADAM GELLER and DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press | Nation


1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

ATLANTA - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving, and officials say they're prepared for the rush with extra staff to monitor roads and help people move through security lines.

November 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


9 scientifically backed simple tricks to relieve stress now

Your normal life is already busy so it's no wonder when you add in extra demands for the end-of-year holidays, stress levels skyrocket.

November 26, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


3 things the Pope is saying about your family

More than 350 religious leaders, scholars and thinkers gathered at the Vatican in November for an interfaith conference emphasizing the importance of families to global societies.

November 26, 2014 | By MEGAN WALLGREN Deseret News National | Hot topics


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