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US: Officials say dead satellite will be shot down

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is planning to shoot down a broken spy satellite expected to hit the Earth in early March, The Associated Press has learned.

February 29, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National


Study finds human activities affect oceans worldwide

WASHINGTON - Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop pristine, might be the lament of today's Ancient Mariner.

February 29, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | National


Langston Chapel Middle School

Students named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period at Langston Chapel Middle School include:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Fed chairman tells Congress business prospects are deteriorating

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday the economy is deteriorating and signaled a readiness to keep on lowering a key interest rate to shore things up.

February 29, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bush says he will delay trip if needed to push Congress to pass terror surveillance law

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday he'll delay his trip to Africa if necessary to get the House to finish a bill governing U.S. eavesdropping on the phone calls and e-mails of suspected terrorists.

February 29, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed chairman tells Congress business prospects are deteriorating

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday the economy is deteriorating and signaled a readiness to keep on lowering a key interest rate to shore things up.

February 29, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bush pledges long-term U.S. commitment toward Africa, sending Rice to bolster peace in Kenya

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday he will dispatch Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Kenya to demand a halt to the violence that has left more than 1,000 people dead.

February 29, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 2/15

In the year ahead you will find it personally important to pay considerable attention to ways and means to achieve security and position in life. If your plans are imaginative and constructive, what you envision can be realized.

February 29, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


More than 500 people died in ATV accidents in 2006; the government expects the number to climb

WASHINGTON - At least 555 people - including more than 100 children - died in all-terrain vehicle accidents in 2006. Government safety officials expect the number to go much higher as they receive information from coroners and hospitals nationwide.

February 29, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 2/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 75-year-old male in reasonably good health. The reason I am writing is to relate a series of events that still puzzles me.

February 29, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/15

DEAR ABBY: You were right to tell "Just Saying No" (Jan. 16) that his pot-smoking classmates could be headed for addiction or other problems. I worry that marijuana poses more risks to teens than they - or their parents - recognize. More kids need professional help kicking marijuana than for all other drugs combined. It is not a "harmless" drug.

February 29, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former GOP candidate Romney endorsing McCain

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Republican campaign dropout Mitt Romney agreed Thursday to endorse Sen. John McCain for the party's presidential nomination and ask his national convention delegates to swing behind the likely nominee, according to officials familiar with the decision.

February 29, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton outlines plan to crack down on corporations, attacks Obama

LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, criticized for taking corporate special interest contributions, proposed restrictions on a wide array of industries Thursday and stepped up her assault on rival Barack Obama, casting him as the candidate more beholden to corporations.

February 29, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bridge 2/15

Mahatma Gandhi said, "Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

February 29, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Portal High School

The following is a list of students named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period at Portal High School:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


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Nadal bows out early at Wimbledon

LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 02, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

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


U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

July 02, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bishop tearing up the track

July 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


More heartbreak for English soccer

MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.

July 02, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

July 02, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


16-year-old French girl breaking baseball barriers

PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

July 01, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

July 01, 2015 | | Associated Press


Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law

ATLANTA - Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


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