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Companies launch ’guaranteed’ gadget buyback service for frequent upgraders

NEW YORK - We think a lot about getting new gadgets, but not so much about getting rid of old ones. The result: old cell phones, defunct laser printers and Pentium III computers gathering dust.

February 01, 2008 | By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer | National


Cuba’s Castro says he’s not healthy enough to speak to Cuba’s people, campaign for elections

HAVANA - Fidel Castro said Wednesday he is not yet healthy enough to address Cuba's people in person and can't campaign for Sunday's parliamentary elections.

January 31, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | World


After 66 years, Holocaust survivor learns father’s fate from newly opened archive

JERUSALEM - In 1942, 8-year-old Moshe Bar-Yuda walked hand-in-hand with his father to a collection point in his hometown in Slovakia and watched him being shipped off to a Nazi labor camp. The boy never saw him again, and for 66 years was left to wonder about his father's fate.

January 31, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | World


$150 billion needed for economic stimulus package, former Treasury official tells Congress

WASHINGTON - The economy has worsened to the point where Congress should pass an economic stimulus bill of up to $150 billion, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers told lawmakers Wednesday.

January 31, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


White House tape recycling raises possibility that some e-mails are gone

WASHINGTON - The White House has acknowledged recycling its backup computer tapes of e-mail before October 2003, raising the possibility that many electronic messages - including those pertaining to the CIA leak case - have been taped over and are gone forever.

January 31, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Steady snowfall limits search for possible victims of northwest Montana avalanche

HELENA, Mont. - Authorities said Wednesday they had been unable to confirm reports that two more skiers were buried by a deadly avalanche and they were reassessing whether a search should resume.

January 31, 2008 | By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press Writer | National


Federal court gives US access to Texas city’s land in border fence suit

WASHINGTON - A federal judge has ordered a small border city in Texas to temporarily turn over its land to the federal government so it can begin to build a border fence.

January 31, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington


FBI: Marine wanted in pregnant colleague’s death may be in Mexico

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - The key suspect in the slaying of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine may have fled to Mexico, and the FBI is working with Mexican authorities to track him down, authorities said Wednesday.

January 31, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Female suicide bomber kills 9 civilians in attack near Iraqi Shiite mosque

BAGHDAD - A woman wearing a vest lined with explosives blew herself up near Shiite worshippers in turbulent Diyala province north of the capital Wednesday, killing nine of them - the latest in a growing number of female suicide attacks.

January 31, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | World


Fed: Economy lost momentum as shoppers tighten belts

WASHINGTON - The economy lost momentum heading into the new year as shoppers tightened their belts and manufacturers were stung by weak demand for cars and housing-related goods.

January 31, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Texas is the No. 1 carbon polluter, in part because Texans like their vehicles big

AUSTIN, Texas - Everything's big in Texas - big pickup trucks, big SUVs and the state's big carbon footprint, too.

January 31, 2008 | By APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer | National


Former congressman charged in conspiracy involving terror fundraising ring

WASHINGTON - A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday as part of a terrorist fundraising ring that allegedly sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan.

January 31, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


U.S. ambassador says ‘‘it is not going to be easy’’ to get a political settlement

WASHINGTON - Violence was down in Kenya on Wednesday, but the U.S. ambassador said it was ''not going to be easy'' to persuade Kenya's president and opposition leader to agree to power-sharing to remedy the outcome of their hotly disputed election.

January 31, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Israel kills 3 in airstrike, Gaza militants hit Israel with rockets, mortars

JERUSALEM - Israeli aircraft targeting Palestinian rocket squads on Wednesday killed a 12-year-old boy, his father and uncle in a bungled attack, while Islamic militants, enraged by the death of their leader's son in an Israeli raid, bombarded Israel with rocket and mortar fire.

January 31, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | World


Japan suspends Antarctic whale hunt during standoff over 2 protesters on harpoon boat

TOKYO - Protesters scored a victory in a high-seas campaign to disrupt Japan's whale hunt in the Antarctic, forcing the fleet to a standstill Wednesday while officials scrambled to unload two activists who used a rubber boat to get on board a harpoon vessel.

January 31, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | World


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Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State edge Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams, and the debut in FBS for the Eagles.

August 30, 2014 | From wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern volleyball team lost two matches against two of the top teams in the country on the opening day of the 2014 season in the Active Ankle Challenge at the University of Florida Friday.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Ga. Prep Football Scores: 8/29/14

Adairsville 52, Woodland Cartersville 28

August 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360




Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.

August 29, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.

August 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Gurley ready for big season — if he stays healthy

ATHENS, Ga. - For Todd Gurley, the key to avoiding another injury-marred season is simple.

August 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

NORTON, Mass. - Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he'll take his lowest round of the season.

August 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."

August 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 29, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Local


Thomas takes over at QB for Tech

ATLANTA - Justin Thomas is ready to take plenty of hits as Georgia Tech's starting quarterback.

August 29, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech




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