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February 15, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Army suicides rise as much as 20 percent, report says

WASHINGTON - As many as 121 Army soldiers committed suicide in 2007, a jump of some 20 percent over the year before, officials said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senior al-Qaida commander al-Libi, 1 of U.S. most wanted, killed

CAIRO, Egypt - Abu Laith al-Libi, a top al-Qaida commander in Afghanistan who was blamed for bombing a base while Vice President Cheney was visiting last year, has been killed, according to a militant Web site.

February 15, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | World


Back from Darfur, George Clooney takes on new role as UN messenger of peace

UNITED NATIONS - In his new role as U.N. messenger of peace, George Clooney was playing himself.

February 15, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | World


Court orders new trial in Wis. ’shaken baby syndrome’ case

MADISON, Wis. - An appeals court Thursday threw out the conviction of a woman imprisoned for shaking a baby to death and ordered a new trial, saying the latest research into ''shaken baby syndrome'' might prove her innocence.

February 15, 2008 | By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Bush says lawmakers leave nation vulnerable by holding up eavesdropping law

LAS VEGAS - Sternly prodding Congress, President Bush said Thursday that lawmakers are jeopardizing the nation's safety by failing to lock in a government eavesdropping law.

February 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Drifter pleads guilty, sentenced to life in death of hiker

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - Gary Michael Hilton was sentenced Thursday to life in prison - with possibility of parole in 30 years - after pleading guilty to murder in the beating-death of a young woman hiker in the north Georgia mountains.

February 15, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Police say Ohio nurse accused of rape abused 14 patients

SANDUSKY, Ohio - A nightshift nurse charged with raping a partially paralyzed nursing home patient abused 13 other patients, including many who could not communicate, at health care centers since the mid-1980s, authorities said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


The Measure of a Nation: In the American presidency, myth and reality a potent combination

EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the first story in ''The Measure of a Nation,'' a yearlong series of multimedia story packages about the American presidency and the 2008 elections as seen through the prism of the culture, not the candidates.

February 15, 2008 | By TED ANTHONY and RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer | National


Whirlpool to close Tenn., Mexico plants, affecting 1,250 workers

DETROIT - Whirlpool Corp. is closing plants in Tennessee and Mexico, affecting a total of 1,250 workers, the appliance maker announced Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JEFF KAROUB AP Business Writer | National


No delays as new ID rules requiring proof of citizenship take effect at U.S. border

HIGHGATE, Vt. - Motorists passed easily through border checkpoints Thursday as tougher identification standards for U.S. and Canadian citizens went into effect without the backups and confusion some travelers had feared.

February 15, 2008 | By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 1

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

February 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mortgage brokers scramble to retain business, reassure public of ethical standards amid bust

Mortgage brokers who haven't fled or been forced out of the industry are in survival mode.

February 15, 2008 | By ALAN ZIBEL Associated Press Writer | National


Swiss experts say some HIV patients can have unprotected sex

GENEVA - Swiss AIDS experts said Thursday that some people with HIV who meet strict conditions and are under treatment can safely have unprotected sex with non-infected partners.

February 15, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | World


Eagles dig big hole, can't recover in loss to UTC

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A frantic Georgia Southern rally in the final minutes came up just short as Chattanooga held off the Eagles 96-91 Thursday night at The McKenzie Arena.

February 15, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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Texas family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS - Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened and Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.

October 02, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Nation


Narrow health networks: Many in Ga. upset as insurers exclude favorite providers

Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer.

October 02, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. school district moves 54 refugee students to separate program

GAINESVILLE - Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.

October 02, 2014 | By JENNIFER BROWN Gainesville Times | Local


Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON - One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

October 02, 2014 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Statesboro police seek sexual assault suspect

Statesboro police are seeking a man in connection to a reported aggravated sodomy assault that occurred just after 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

In addition to being one of the most electrifying players in the area, Claxton's Zach Grant has dealt with a bit more adversity than the average high school senior.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: SEB takes regular season finale

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Tourney time

Statesboro's softball team is in a bit of an unfamiliar position, but one they're glad to be a part of.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


SEC seeks offensive balance

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

October 01, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Patient told Texas hospital he was from Liberia

DALLAS - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.

October 01, 2014 | By DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD Associated Press | Nation


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