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Iraqi lawmakers pass laws setting date for provincial elections and allotting 2008 budget

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament on Wednesday passed three key pieces of legislation that set a date for provincial elections, allot $48 billion for 2008 spending, and provide limited amnesty to detainees in Iraqi custody.

February 28, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 2/14

Although you have to shoulder bigger responsibilities where your work or career is concerned in the year ahead, don't let it intimidate you. Keep in mind that the returns will be larger as well, and that is motivation enough.

February 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


AP Centerpiece: Toy makers tweak lines to offset rising costs, but say prices will still rise

NEW YORK - Next holiday, that toy that was supposed to talk for a minute will talk for 40 seconds, and that portable electronic quiz game will ask fewer questions.

February 28, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


British court quashes conviction of students jailed for downloading terrorist material

LONDON - A British court on Wednesday overturned the convictions of five students jailed for downloading information on bomb-making and terrorism from the Internet.

February 28, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rape being used as weapon in Kenya’s ethnic violence, hospitals and clinics report

NAIROBI, Kenya - Looting, arson and murder have become hallmarks of Kenya's conflict over a disputed presidential election. Another, less talked about tactic in the violence that has degenerated into ethnic clashes: rape.

February 28, 2008 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Billionaire prominent in Georgian opposition dies in Britain after alleging murder plot

LONDON - The richest man in the former Soviet state of Georgia was found dead in his mansion near London less than two months after claiming he was the target of an assassination plot for helping lead a protest movement against his homeland's government.

February 28, 2008 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ga. lawmakers eye tobacco tax hike for first time in five years

ATLANTA - For the first time in five years, state lawmakers are looking at raising the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.

February 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Officials say 3 children killed in house fire in Sidney, Ohio, 5 others escape

SIDNEY, Ohio - A house fire killed three children and their bodies were buried inside when part of the structure collapsed into the basement, a fire official said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Chertoff: Virtual fence on Southwest border will get government’s stamp of approval

WASHINGTON - The government plans to approve a 28-mile virtual fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 2/14

Comedienne Jackie "Moms" Mabley said, "Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move."

February 28, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Region tournament scores

LOUISVILLE - Screven County's girls (19-7) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament with a 59-34 win over Metter on Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Snow and ice blankets Ohio Valley, closing schools and making roads hazardous

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Snow and ice spread across the Ohio Valley on Tuesday, closing schools, knocking out power for thousands of homes and businesses and collapsing a bakery roof.

February 27, 2008 | By WILL GRAVES Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 2/12

In "Themes and Variations," Aldous Huxley wrote, "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."

February 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


50 cars damaged, about 12 people hurt in pileup on foggy central California highway

FRESNO, Calif. - Fifty vehicles piled up in a chain-reaction accident in dense fog Tuesday, scattering mangled cars along a three-mile stretch of highway and injuring as many as a dozen people, the California Highway Patrol said.

February 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Not a toy: Fire officials seek ban on lighters that look like skateboards, phones and animals

DES MOINES, Iowa - The cartoonish plastic frog with bulging eyes could be a children's toy - but for the torch-like flame that bursts from the novelty lighter's head.

February 27, 2008 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | National


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Watson takes 1-shot lead at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays.

August 28, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Britt won’t seek re-election

After serving three terms as a city councilman spanning 12 years, serving as mayor pro tem for the past four years and initially announcing he ...

August 28, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local




On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two ...

August 27, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.

August 27, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Former powerhouse Braves struggling to finish a lost season

ATLANTA - This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse.

August 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Yellow Jackets kick off season vs. Pierce County

The offensive line is a group that won't get a lot of coverage. You won't see their name in the stat line or ...

August 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal pays a visit to Josey

The Portal Panthers are ready to erase the memory of last year's 3-7 finish by earning a much-needed win over Josey High School tonight.

August 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman ...

August 27, 2015 | By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press




BA hosts Windsor Academy

Bulloch Academy players were loose and relaxed after a 6:30 a.m. practice Thursday as they put the finishing touches on their preparations for ...

August 26, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Miller, Braves drop another

ATLANTA - Brandon Barnes had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies extended Atlanta right-hander Shelby Miller's winless streak to 18 starts ...

August 26, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Communication key for Yellow Jacket volleyball

August 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


My Take: Life lessons more valuable than trophies

NFL linebacker James Harrison caused a frenzy in the social media universe recently with his instagram post about his children's participation trophies.

August 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Time to figure out who's No. 1 in your fantasy draft

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you're stoked because you've got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player ...

August 26, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


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