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US troops fought 3 days on foot in takeover of Taliban-held town

MUSA QALA, Afghanistan - Chinook helicopters dropped Capt. Don Canterna's company of soldiers on the dusty outskirts of Musa Qala as evening fell. Loaded down with weapons, food, and water, his men walked through the night.

February 04, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


For the Public Health by Anthony Parrillo, Ph.D., CHES

Asthma is a chronic lung condition, which means it lasts a long time – usually three months or more. Once someone has asthma, it won't just disappear. A person with asthma has difficulty breathing, due to narrowing of the air passages, mucous secretions, and inflammation of the airways. This results in reduced air flow that causes wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Asthma during childhood has a great impact on the growth and development of children and their families, and is a leading cause of chronic illness in children. In 2004, nearly nine million children nationwide under the age of 18 ...

February 04, 2008 | By ANTHONY PARRILLO, Ph.D., CHES | Lifestyles Columnists


Saudi couple divorced in absentia remain apart despite 2-year struggle

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Two years ago, a knock on Fatima and Mansour al-Timani's door shattered the life they had built together.

February 04, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Schumer says limiting stimulus to those who pay income tax is unfair

WASHINGTON - Any rebate included in an economic stimulus plan should include people who pay Social Security taxes, not just those who pay income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said Sunday.

February 04, 2008 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health secretary sees continued divide on health care in 2008

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's health agenda this year will consist largely of fending off Democratic lawmakers until a new president and Congress take charge.

February 04, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Finch-Mallard

David Finch and Patricia Finch of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Starr Finch of Portal, to Matthew Jerrod Mallard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Math Mallard of Portal.

February 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Quality of replacement plutonium triggers for aging nuclear warheads questioned

WASHINGTON - Resting atop the Trident II missile, the W88 warhead is among the mainstays of the country's submarine-based nuclear arsenal. For years, however, testing the warhead's components to ensure the weapon produces the intended blast instead of a fizzle has been complicated by a lack of replacement plutonium triggers.

February 04, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Voting blocs that made winners of Clinton, McCain may not be enough to win coming contests

WASHINGTON - The voting blocs that made winners of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain in weekend presidential contests don't automatically spell victory for them in the contests next up.

February 04, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Study looks at who gets abortions

NEW YORK - In American pop culture, the face of abortion is often a frightened teenager, nervously choosing to terminate an unexpected pregnancy. The numbers tell a far more complex story in which financial stress can play a pivotal role.

February 04, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | National


Blackmon-Smith

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Jill Stevens Blackmon and Paul Foy Smith.

February 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Eagle football players honored at annual banquet

Georgia Southern University held its annual Football banquet Saturday night recognizing the seniors and award winners for the past 2007 season. A capacity crowd attended the banquet, which was held at the Russell Union Ballroom.

February 04, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Subfreezing temperatures chill much of the South a day after the region's unusual snowfall

ATLANTA - Freezing cold spread across the South and all the way to the Gulf Coast early Sunday, a day after the region got an unusual coating of snow.

February 04, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


If the world embraces nuclear energy, where will the deadly waste go?

BEAUMONT-HAGUE, France - Thousands of canisters of highly radioactive waste from the world's most nuclear-energized nation lie, silent and deadly, beneath this jutting tip of Normandy. Above ground, cows graze and Atlantic waves crash into heather-covered hills.

February 04, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Allstate agent earns service honor

Larry Allen of Statesboro was recently awarded the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award comes a $500 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the Joseph's Home For Boys, where Allen volunteers and serves on the board of directors.

February 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Obama's wife, Clinton's daughter attend same black church service

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Anyone looking to gauge the importance of blacks in the Democratic presidential primary next weekend only needed to visit one church service Sunday morning.

February 04, 2008 | By PAGE IVEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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US veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

IOTO, Japan - Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II.

March 21, 2015 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press | Associated Press




Busch takes pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch's comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed.

March 20, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work

WASHINGTON - New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.

March 20, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign TE

Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.

March 19, 2015 | ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Poll: Public unaware health law in jeopardy

WASHINGTON - With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.

March 19, 2015 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Little change in desire for action on inequality

DENVER - Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.

March 19, 2015 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press




Gurley con only watch on Pro Day

ATHENS, Ga. - While he continues to rehab his knee - and his reputation - Todd Gurley is relying on game film to make his case for the NFL draft.

March 18, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


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