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Jury in Ohio begins deliberating sentence for ex-cop convicted of killing lover, unborn baby

CANTON, Ohio - A jury began deliberating Tuesday whether to recommend the death sentence for a former police officer convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn daughter.

March 12, 2008 | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer | National


Slain bridegroom’s father testifies at NYC detectives’ trial that he saw a defendant at bar

NEW YORK - The father of a man killed in a hail of police gunfire on his wedding day testified Tuesday that he saw one of the three undercover detectives on trial for the shooting in the bar where his son's bachelor party was held.

March 12, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


College campus outside Roanoke, Va., locked down during search for man seen with handgun

FERRUM, Va. - Classes were canceled and a small private college went on lockdown Tuesday as police searched for a man who was seen with a gun on campus, officials said.

March 12, 2008 | By SUE LINDSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence plunges in February on worries about business conditions, jobs

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence plunged in February as Americans worried about less-favorable business conditions and job prospects, a business-backed research group said Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | National


Justices sends age discrimination case back for further review

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has left the door open for workers in age discrimination cases to present supporting evidence from other employees at a company.

March 12, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Moussaoui appeal says lawyers unfairly prohibited from discussing classified evidence

WASHINGTON - Lawyers urged Zacarias Moussaoui not to plead guilty to terrorism charges. They just couldn't tell him why.

March 12, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


House lawmakers spar over elections past, present and future

WASHINGTON - House Democrats and Republicans sparred Tuesday over elections - not who wins and loses, but who gets to vote, and how.

March 12, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Higher costs for food, energy and medicine push wholesale prices up sharply

WASHINGTON - Battered by bad economic news, consumer confidence plunged while wholesale food, energy and medicine costs soared, pushing inflation up at the fastest pace in a quarter century.

March 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed auctions another $30 billion to combat credit crisis in 6th such move

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, seeking to combat effects of the credit crisis, said Tuesday it had auctioned another $30 billion in funds to commercial banks, at an interest rate of 3.080 percent. It was the sixth in a series of auctions that so far have pumped $160 billion into the nation's banking system in an effort to provide cash-strapped banks with extra reserves.

March 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Internal transcripts show EPA chief Johnson faced dilemma

WASHINGTON - Some career staffers concerned about the reputation of the Environmental Protection Agency believed that Administrator Stephen Johnson would have to consider resigning if he turned down California's request to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, newly released documents show.

March 12, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Annan suspends talks to end Kenya crisis, says he will speak to leaders

NAIROBI, Kenya - Mediator Kofi Annan suspended negotiations on Kenya's deadly postelection crisis and said Tuesday he would personally appeal for a power-sharing deal because talks were ''turning around in circles.''

March 12, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Convictions of 7 British Muslims exposes network of terror camps in rural England

LONDON - Clad in mud-smeared combat fatigues, the young Muslims trained on picturesque British farmland, hurling imaginary grenades, wielding sticks as mock rifles and chopping watermelons in simulated beheadings.

March 12, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


United States reports disquiet over preparations for Zimbabwe elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe - U.S. officials said Tuesday that Washington was concerned over ''ominous signs'' Zimbabwe was unprepared to hold free and fair elections next month.

March 12, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq denounces Turkish incursion and demands immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government demanded for the first time that Turkey immediately withdraw from northern Iraq, warning Tuesday it feared an ongoing incursion could lead to clashes with the official forces of the semiautonomous Kurdish region.

March 12, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Army says Iraq combat tours to be cut even if troop reductions are suspended this summer

WASHINGTON - The Army's top general said Tuesday he wants to reduce combat tours for soldiers in Iraq from 15 months to 12 months this summer - and hopes that sticks.

March 12, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

WASHINGTON - Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached.

March 03, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press | Associated Press


Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama.

March 03, 2015 | By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Associated Press


Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader

SELMA, Ala. - When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.

March 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press | Associated Press


Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution

ATLANTA - Georgia prison officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to court documents.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia Southern University to host Healthcare Symposium

Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health welcomes retired Army Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, FACHE, to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro’s First Friday to feature grits and all else that’s green

First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Farmers Market’s volunteer leader receives rare DAR award

Debra Chester was recently recognized by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for her extensive volunteer work with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern hosts Sexual Assault and Spring Break Awareness Week

Georgia Southern University's Sexual Assault Response Team is hosting Sexual Assault & Spring Break Awareness Week on campus this week through Thursday. The week aims to unify individuals against sexual violence with two major events scheduled throughout the week as part of the campaign.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern announces ticket distribution for Archie Manning

Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution

JACKSON, Ga. - Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press




Peterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling

BOSTON - There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time on the football field and less in the courts fighting domestic abuse charges.

March 02, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Franchise tag' time for NFL

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 02, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Follow-up to Daytona falls flat

NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.

March 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harrington wins in playoff

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.

March 02, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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