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Bush says ’prosperity and peace’ at stake in November presidential election

WASHINGTON - Without naming John McCain, President Bush marshaled the conservative wing of the Republican Party on Friday to back the presumed GOP presidential nominee for the upcoming battle against the Democratic Party.

February 23, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Communities devastated by twisters mourn and try to rebuild; a baby gives reason for hope

CASTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. - The muddy field was littered with debris after a wave of violent storms: Living room couches, strollers, children's toys. So when two rescuers came upon a baby, they thought he was a doll.

February 22, 2008 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | National


Senate leaders agree on economic aid plan with checks for seniors, disabled veterans

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans and Democrats agreed Thursday to add rebates for 20 million seniors and 250,000 disabled veterans to a House-passed economic aid package, ending a partisan stalemate over the plan.

February 22, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writers | Washington


Officer, gunman among 5 dead in 11-hour standoff in Los Angeles after 911 call

LOS ANGELES - A man who called 911 and claimed he killed three relatives opened fire on SWAT officers Thursday as they entered the house where he had barricaded himself. One officer was killed, and the gunman died in a later exchange of gunfire.

February 22, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Fiserv’s CheckFree lets consumers scan checks at home to deposit them into bank accounts

MILWAUKEE - Online banking service provider CheckFree Corp. is rolling out technology that could mean consumers will no longer have to go to a bank branch to deposit checks.

February 22, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX AP Business Writer | National


CIA director says the legality of waterboarding is in doubt under current law

WASHINGTON - CIA Director Michael Hayden cast doubt on the legality of waterboarding on Thursday, a day after the White House said the harsh interrogation tactic has saved American lives and could be used in the future.

February 22, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN and PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Official: Al-Qaida’s attacks on Muslims may be undermining terror organization

WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida's embrace of violence may be undermining the terrorist group's support in the Muslim world, the nation's top intelligence official said Thursday.

February 22, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rates on 30-year mortgages decline for fifth time in past 6 weeks

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages dipped slightly this week, the fifth decline in the past six weeks.

February 22, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS senior Eric Ferguson - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, February 7, 2008 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

February 22, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Police Report - February 8

(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 22, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Retailers report weakest January results in nearly 4 decades as shoppers pull back further

NEW YORK - The nation's retailers delivered more evidence of a stumbling economy Thursday, as merchants reported their weakest January performance in nearly four decades, extending a malaise that has deepened since the holiday shopping season.

February 22, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


McCain seals GOP nomination as Romney suspends campaign

WASHINGTON - John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering campaign. ''I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,'' Romney told conservatives.

February 22, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI | Campaign 2008


Obama campaign says he’s raised $7 million since Super Tuesday, Clinton pulls in $4 million

NEW ORLEANS - Democrat Barack Obama raised $7.2 million in less than 48 hours post Super Tuesday and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton collected $4 million, giving him a financial edge that's caused consternation within a Clinton campaign clamoring for attention-getting debates.

February 22, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Disappointed conservatives debate their options as McCain’s triumph looms

WASHINGTON - Conservatives are nearly resigned to seeing front-runner John McCain capture the Republican presidential nomination, but they are still debating whether to stay home in November or to try to influence his positions and choice of a running mate.

February 22, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Automated ’robo-calls’ targeted by state and federal officials

WASHINGTON - The Clinton campaign has complained about them. So has Mitt Romney. Plenty of voters have vented, too. Those sometimes nasty and annoying recorded political phone calls known as ''robo-calls'' can drive people nuts - and states are trying to crack down on them.

February 22, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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10 things you’ll regret not doing in 10 years

While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.

November 28, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI | Hot topics


2 traits scientifically proven to make your relationship last

Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.

November 28, 2014 | By AMY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


15 baby names only celebrity kids could pull off

Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?

November 28, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.

November 28, 2014 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | Associated Press




Police fear gunman may be targeting homeless

ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

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


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


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