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AP Exclusive: Former Homeland Security secretary says waterboarding is torture

WASHINGTON - The first secretary of the Homeland Security Department says waterboarding is torture.

February 03, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Snow makes roads slippery, cancels flights in parts of South; snowballs at Ala. Capitol

ATLANTA - Snow, rain and sleet spread across parts of the South on Saturday, dusting lawns and shrubs with flakes and leading airlines to cancel several hundred flights.

February 03, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Smithsonian's national African-American museum urges blacks to preserve treasures, history

CHICAGO - Evelyn Johnson's father has never liked talking about his time in the Army during World War II. He was angry that black servicemen like him fought for freedom overseas only to come home to face discrimination, she says.

February 03, 2008 | By TARA BURGHART Associated Press Writer | National


Black World War II veteran receives posthumous honors after military overturns court-martial

MILWAUKEE - Booker Townsell rarely spoke about his time in the Army or his wrongful conviction in one of the largest courts-martial of World War II.

February 03, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX Associated Press Writer | National


Romney wins Nevada caucuses

Mitt Romney won Republican presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday while John McCain and Mike Huckabee dueled in a hard-fought South Carolina primary, a campaign doubleheader likely to winnow the crowded field of White House rivals.

February 03, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Linchpin of stolen body parts probe to plead guilty, could bolster cadaver transplant lawsuits

NEW YORK - The man accused of scheming to plunder bodies for parts used in thousands of tissue transplants is poised to plead guilty, and authorities and victims' relatives say his testimony could roil the billion-dollar industry.

February 03, 2008 | By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Lights, camera and a different kind of action: Wounded Marines get training for film careers

SAN DIEGO - Joshua Frey looked through the view finder of his camera in a studio production lot, focusing on a group of helmets atop wooden stakes.

February 03, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Charges dismissed against Texas justice, wife, but prosecutor says house-fire probe continues

HOUSTON - A judge dismissed grand jury indictments Friday that accused a Texas Supreme Court justice and his wife of involvement in an arson at their home, but prosecutors noted the couple had not been absolved and the investigation was continuing.

February 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


Bomb-resistant trucks for troops in Iraq moving as quickly as possible, defense secretary says

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A multibillion-dollar effort to produce bomb-resistant vehicles for U.S. troops in Iraq is moving ''as fast as humanly possible,'' Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday, after a visit to the military facilities playing a key role in the program.

February 02, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | National


Ky. police find 5 dead in car submerged in rural creek; no foul play suspected

SPARTA, Ky. - Five bodies were found in a car submerged in a northern Kentucky creek, near a sharp curve on a rural road, police said.

February 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Deaths of 8 men whose skeletons found in Fla. officially ruled homicide; just 2 identified

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Eight men whose skeletal remains were discovered last year in Fort Myers were the victims of homicide, police said Friday.

February 02, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Woman was killed by her husband after he got out of jail during the Christmas rush

POMONA, Calif. - Monica Thomas-Harris got the chilling news just before Christmas: Her estranged husband, jailed for abducting and threatening her, had been released.

February 02, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


BA bulls through Matadors

Both the Gator and Lady Gator basketball teams notched their 10th wins of the season Friday night as Bulloch Academy swept Region 2-AA foe Memorial Day School.

February 02, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Ga. Legislature quickly approves state’s first water plan

ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.

February 02, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Jury convicts 911 operator of mishandling Michigan boy’s call about collapsed mom, who died

DETROIT - A jury convicted a 911 operator Friday of willful neglect of duty after authorities said she didn't take seriously a boy's calls to report his mother had collapsed. The mother was found dead three hours after the first call.

February 02, 2008 | | National


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