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Midwest digs out from snow that strands hundreds of motorists; Great Lakes braces for flooding

MILWAUKEE - Hundreds of motorists were stranded in a massive traffic pileup on Thursday, frustrated air passengers were trying to reschedule their trips and dozens of schools were closed as the Midwest dug out from a major snowstorm.

February 22, 2008 | By JOHN HARTZELL Associated Press Writer | National

Atlantis’ 7-man crew short on space experience — for good reason, NASA says

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Atlantis' seven-man crew is short on space experience, but that's on purpose. NASA wants to give as many rookie astronauts a shot at space before the shuttles are retired in less than three years.

February 22, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National

Shuttle Atlantis blasts off after lengthy delay, carrying Columbus lab to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - After two months of delay, shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit Thursday with Europe's gift to the international space station, a $2 billion science lab named Columbus that spent years waiting to set sail.

February 22, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National

Man suspected of shooting wife in Ohio elementary school found dead in home, police say

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio - A teacher's husband charged into her fifth-grade classroom Thursday morning, then stabbed and shot her as students watched, police said. He later was found dead in his home after apparently shooting himself during a standoff with police.

February 22, 2008 | By TERRY KINNEY Associated Press Writer | National

Merck paying $671M to settle with government over drug rebates

TRENTON, N.J. - Merck & Co. will pay $671 million to settle claims it overcharged government health programs for four popular drugs and gave doctors fees and gifts to induce them to prescribe its drugs, U.S. prosecutors and company officials said Thursday.

February 22, 2008 | <By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer | National

Couple and dog stranded for 12 days in southwestern Utah found alive by snowplow driver

SALT LAKE CITY - A couple and their dog stranded for 12 days when their truck got stuck in the snow survived by rationing what little food they had, starting the truck periodically for heat and then hiking through waist-deep snow for three days.

February 22, 2008 | By ACE STRYKER Associated Press Writer | National

Woman pleads guilty to hate crime against black woman who was abused by whites in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A white woman pleaded guilty to a hate crime and other charges Thursday in the kidnapping and torture of a black woman who authorities say was held captive for days last summer.

February 22, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National

US threatens to bar visits by Kenyan politicians and businessmen linked to election violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - Washington is wielding a visa weapon against prominent Kenyans who have allegedly encouraged weeks of postelection bloodshed, threatening to bar politicians and businessmen from visiting the U.S., America's ambassador said Thursday.

February 22, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Turkey’s parliament votes to lift Islamic head scarf ban at universities

ANKARA, Turkey - Lawmakers voted early Thursday to approve a constitutional amendment allowing female students to enter universities wearing Islamic head scarves - a move that many secular Turks view as an attempt to impose religion on their daily lives.

February 22, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Pro-Musharraf party hit by defections ahead of Pakistan elections

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A wave of defections from Pakistan's ruling party ahead of parliamentary elections is compounding the woes of Pervez Musharraf at a time of rampant Islamic militancy, soaring food prices and anger over the U.S.-backed president's maneuvering to prolong his eight years in power.

February 22, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

‘Enlightened conservative’ bishop elected as new leader for Greece’s Orthodox Church

ATHENS, Greece - A low-key bishop described as an ''enlightened conservative'' was chosen by senior clergy Thursday to lead Greece's powerful Orthodox Church.

February 22, 2008 | By DEREK GATOPOUOLOS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Young Chinese workers stranded by snow happy to be away from home for the holidays

SHENZHEN, China - Xiao Wang works in a massive factory in southern China that makes Apple iPods. But lately, he's been spending his time preparing for the Lunar New Year, cooking feasts with fatty slices of pork carved from a pig's head.

February 22, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Growth in consumer credit fell in December to slowest pace in 8 months

WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their borrowing in December at the slowest pace in eight months, additional evidence that economic activity was slowing significantly at the end of last year. For all of 2007, consumer credit rose at the fastest clip in three years.

February 22, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

Top uniformed officer calls for shorter deployments, says US troops are tired

WASHINGTON - The top uniformed military officer on Wednesday described a tired U.S. military force, worn thin by operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and unlikely to come home in large numbers anytime soon.

February 21, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington

McCain nearing unbeatable lead for GOP nomination; Clinton lent her campaign $5 million

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain padded his commanding delegate lead in the Republican presidential race Wednesday and urged conservative critics to cut him some slack. In a Democratic surprise, Hillary Rodham Clinton disclosed she'd lent $5 million to her cash-short campaign.

February 21, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008

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School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed ...

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Bulloch ACT, SAT scores gain

Bulloch County Schools administrators this week hailed a five-year upward trend in local high school graduates' scores on the ACT and SAT college admissions tests ...

October 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Gators fall to four seed with loss to PCA

Down three of their best players, BA succumbed their worst loss of the season in what was the biggest game of the season.

October 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Yellow Jackets all over Groves

BROOKLET – After a sluggish start, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets asserted themselves against an overmatched Groves team on their way to a 49-6 win at ...

October 21, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Sports

NMSU Aggies still focused on building winning culture

Winning is hard, and having to teach players to win makes it more difficult.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Georgia Southern's Breida looking to break loose

It has been a tough year statistically for the top two running backs in the Sun Belt Conference.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Cyberattacks disrupt the internet

Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across ...

October 21, 2016 | By RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writers | Associated Press

OctoberQuest to benefit United Way

A fun-filled event featuring various games has been a lucrative fund raiser for United Way of Southeast Georgia for the past three years, and OctoberQuest ...

October 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Eagles look to snap losing streak out West

Georgia Southern football - players and coaches alike - is now in uncharted territory.

October 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Ryan among league's quarterback ironmen

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The opening question to Matt Ryan's weekly news conference made the quarterback nervous.

October 20, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Yellow Jackets try to bounce back in region play

BROOKLET - If the playoffs started today, Southeast Bulloch would be on the outside looking in.

October 20, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Gators host archrival Pinewood

The Gators of Bulloch Academy will finally be celebrating 40 years of football this tonight as they play host to the Patriots of Pinewood Christian ...

October 20, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Half a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests

PIKETON, Ohio - Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting - for an ...

October 20, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump to critics: I'll accept election results — if I win

DELAWARE, Ohio - Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election - if he wins. The Republican ...

October 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE, JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

Reward offered in Campus Crossings murder

A $1,500 reward is being offered by the Statesboro Police Department for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible ...

October 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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