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House committee questions high compensation for CEOs involved in mortgage crisis

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers confronted corporate executives Friday about how they managed to take home hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation while their companies were taking a financial nosedive from the subprime mortgage crisis.

March 22, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Taxpayer: This letter cost you $42 million

WASHINGTON - At a cost of nearly $42 million, the IRS wants you to know: Your check is almost in the mail.

March 22, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - March 7

(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.)

March 22, 2008 | | Crime Report


Employers slash 63,000 jobs in February, most in 5 years, feeding recession fears

WASHINGTON - Employers slashed 63,000 jobs in February, the most in five years and the starkest sign yet that the country is heading dangerously toward recession or is in one already.

March 22, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: BA's Carter to be in GISA All-Star game

Bulloch Academy senior Darion Carter has been named to a Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) All-Star team.

March 22, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


McCain: Georgia will be competitive in November

ATLANTA - It's been almost 16 years since Bill Clinton won Georgia, becoming the last Democrat to take the state in a presidential general election.

March 22, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - March 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.)

March 22, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


AP Analysis: Vaccine settlement no slam-dunk for autism advocates; girl not ’typical autistic’

ATLANTA - For those convinced that vaccines can cause autism, the sad case of a Georgia girl, daughter of a doctor and lawyer, seems like clear-cut evidence. The government has agreed to pay the girl's family for injury caused by vaccines.

March 22, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE and MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


University of North Carolina student body president was killed with handgun, police say

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The student body president at the University of North Carolina was killed by a shot from a handgun to her right temple, according to a police report released Friday.

March 22, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: US troops are suffering hearing damage in epidemic numbers; roadside bombs blamed

SAN DIEGO - Soldiers and Marines caught in roadside bombings and firefights in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home in epidemic numbers with permanent hearing loss and ringing in their ears, prompting the military to redouble its efforts to protect the troops from noise.

March 22, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


O.J. Simpson’s robbery trial to be delayed until September

LAS VEGAS - A judge agreed to delay O.J. Simpson's trial on armed robbery and kidnapping charges until September, defense lawyers said Friday.

March 22, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


AP answers your questions on the news, from windy runways to the identity of superdelegates

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama know who the superdelegates are - their campaigns probably have them on speed dial.

March 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Israelis mourn 8 killed at seminary; security increased around Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Thousands of mourners gathered outside a bullet-scarred Jewish seminary and said farewell Friday to eight students killed by a Palestinian gunman. Israel slapped a closure on the West Bank and beefed up security around Jerusalem.

March 22, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Waris Dirie, former model and women’s rights campaigner, found in Brussels

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Police on Friday found Waris Dirie, three days after the Somali-born model who launched a worldwide campaign against female genital mutilation had vanished.

March 22, 2008 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Apple tweaks iPhone for business uses, seeking competitive edge

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple Inc. wants the iPhone to become a corporate e-mail gadget - and a portable video game machine. It's also teaming with a prominent venture capital firm to offer a substantial kitty - $100 million - to lure developers to the iPhone.

March 21, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer | National


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College Football Playoff looking for branding

NEW YORK - The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men's basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual sports fans know exactly what they are.

January 06, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hawks keep shocking their doubters

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap knocked the ball away. Thabo Sefolosha scrambled into the corner to grab it and passed quickly to Dennis Schroder, who took off the other way.

January 06, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smoltz in on first ballot

ATLANTA - John Smoltz completed a unique path to baseball's Hall of Fame.

January 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


New year, five events to keep an eagle eye on

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Predictions are a dangerous business, especially in golf.

January 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Medicaid physicians back in same spot after long-awaited pay raise expires

Dr. Michelle Zeanah is getting a big pay cut this month.

January 06, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


‘Elvis,’ ‘Marilyn,’ ‘Johnny Cash’ to take stage at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College is hosting an evening of entertainment starring the 2014 Images of the King World Champion and top-10 Ultimate finalist, meaning they were among the top Elvis Presley impersonators last year.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia state school superintendent-elect seeks student advisers

State School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods is accepting applications for the 2015 Student Advisory Council.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Department of Education to host statewide book drive

Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal are asking Georgians to join them Saturday in "With a Servant's Heart," a statewide day of service.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jordan welcomes throngs of tourists at site where believers say Jesus was baptized

AMMAN, Jordan - For most Americans, Epiphany (Jan. 6) passes with little celebration.

January 06, 2015 | By DALE HANSON BOURKE Religion News Service | Hot topics


Privacy soon to be a 'luxury', experts say

In the year 2025, what will privacy look like?

January 06, 2015 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


5 tasty tips to overhauling your family diet

There's never a perfect time to start eating healthier. Usually, our minds turn to healthy eating in January after indulging in holiday treats, but protecting our families from poor eating habits takes year round commitment.

January 06, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


2 men attempt most difficult climb in world at Yosemite

SAN FRANCISCO - Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park.

January 06, 2015 | By KRISTIN J. BENDER Associated Press | Associated Press


New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge

WASHINGTON - Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

January 06, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press




Face to face: Jury selection starts in Boston Marathon case

BOSTON - Some of the prospective jurors who could decide Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate got their first look Monday at the young man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, and they seemed transfixed by the sight of the shaggy-haired 21-year-old.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


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