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Panel calls for focus on fractions, other subjects to shore up nation’s math skills

WASHINGTON - Schools could improve students' sluggish math scores by hammering home the basics, such as addition and multiplication, and increasing the focus on fractions and some geometry, a presidential panel recommended Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Two defendants in West Virginia torture case sentenced; victim’s mother criticizes prosecutor

LOGAN, W.Va. - Two people accused of taking part in the torture of a young black woman received the maximum sentence possible Thursday, but the victim's mother said it wasn't enough.

March 28, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Incoming NY governor says transition is going well, government is stable

ALBANY, N.Y. - Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who will take over as New York's governor following Gov. Eliot Spitzer's dramatic fall from power in a prostitution scandal, rushed off to meet with lawmakers Thursday as he prepared for his transition.

March 28, 2008 | By VALERIE BAUMAN Associated Press Writer | National


In Belgium, refusing polio vaccine for children can mean parents serve jail time

LONDON - As doctors struggle to eradicate polio worldwide, one of their biggest problems is persuading parents to vaccinate their children. In Belgium, authorities are resorting to an extreme measure: prison sentences.

March 27, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Hong Kong closes all kindergartens, primary schools for 500,000 youngsters amid flu outbreak

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's government ordered Wednesday that all kindergartens and primary schools be closed for two weeks amid a flu outbreak, shutting down classes for more than a half million students.

March 27, 2008 | By MIN LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas sets terms for cease-fire with Israel but West Bank attack could cloud prospects

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Hamas prime minister called publicly Wednesday for a period of calm with Israel, laying out conditions that would end attacks on Palestinian militants, open Gaza's borders and lift economic sanctions.

March 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Khomeini granddaughter says reformist ex-president Khatami only hope against Iran hard-liners

TEHRAN, Iran - She is a granddaughter of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the 1979 Islamic revolution, but Zahra Eshraghi has long been a leader of reformers seeking to liberalize Iran.

March 27, 2008 | By LEE KEATH and ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Southwest Airlines grounds 41 jets after missing required inspections for structural cracks

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines grounded 41 planes overnight - about 8 percent of its fleet - in the wake of its recent admission that it had missed required inspections of some planes for structural cracks.

March 27, 2008 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | National


Stocks get a lift from investors optimistic about Fed efforts, rise in crude oil inventories

NEW YORK - Wall Street advanced in choppy trading Wednesday, extending the huge rally a day earlier that was triggered by the Federal Reserve's plans to pump liquidity into distressed financial markets.

March 27, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Ill. mom goes to trial for briefly leaving child in car; case sparks Internet debate

CHICAGO - Treffly Coyne was out of her car for just minutes and no more than 10 yards away.

March 27, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Prostitution scandal drives New York’s Gov. Eliot Spitzer from office

NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace Wednesday after getting caught in a call-girl scandal that shattered his corruption-fighting, straight-arrow image, saying: ''I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work.''

March 27, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK and MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writers | National


Diamond Eagles hold off Upstate, win 11-8

Georgia Southern scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, all without recording an out, and seven starters had at least two hits in an 11-8 win over USC Upstate Tuesday night (March 11). The Eagles improved to 7-6 overall while the Spartans fell to 5-9 as both teams sat through a rain delay in the third inning.

USC Upstate took a 2-0 lead in its half of the third. A hit and error put the first two runners on. Groundouts from Casey Rivers and Andrew Runion plated both.

March 27, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Reports: Prosecutor says police have possible break in slaying of UNC’s student body president

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Police investigating the slaying of the University of North Carolina's student body president may have a break in the case, and police planned an announcement Wednesday.

March 27, 2008 | By ERIN GARTNER Associated Press Writer | National


Dallas cops: Mom threw 2 children, self off freeway overpass during morning rush; all survive

DALLAS - A woman threw her two struggling young children from a freeway overpass during Wednesday's morning rush before leaping off herself, police said, but all three survived the 22-foot fall into traffic.

March 27, 2008 | By JEFF CARLTON and SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writers | National


Democrats, Republicans seek political points as Capitol Hill budget debate begins Wednesday

WASHINGTON - Congress is considering dueling fiscal plans for the upcoming year that illustrate the unappetizing budget choices facing the next president.

March 27, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Bulloch blasted by Furtah

Bulloch Academy erased a 24-point halftime deficit but it wasn't enough to overcome the multi-national force of Furtah Prep Friday night.

January 02, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Ducks vs. Bucks for title

Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period.

January 02, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Statesboro man faces murder charge in East Dublin killing

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Authorities say a 38-year-old Statesboro man is facing a murder charge in connection with the New Year's Eve shooting death of a man in East Dublin.

January 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image

NEW YORK - Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk.

January 02, 2015 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer | Associated Press


2 officers, suspect shot in W.Va. highway shootout

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two West Virginia police officers were injured in a New Year's Day shootout after a traffic stop involving a stolen SUV and a truck with two dead bodies inside, authorities said.

January 02, 2015 | By JONATHAN MATTISE | Associated Press


Some AirAsia victims found belted in seats

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - After nearly a week of searching for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet on Friday, more than tripling the number of bodies pulled from the Java Sea, some still strapped to their seats.

January 02, 2015 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy to be executed

ATLANTA - A Georgia man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in 1998 is set to be executed later this month, state corrections officials said Friday.

January 02, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Rushing-Hardee

Mr. Jeffrey Rushing and Mrs. Denise Larisey of Statesboro, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlene Rushing of Statesboro, to David Keith Hardee, son of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hardee.

January 02, 2015 | | Weddings


Partial skeleton found in Millen

Yesterday around 7 p.m., a 14-year-old boy who was hunting on the south side of Millen off Edna Lanier Road found a partial skeleton of a man, according to Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

January 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


5 tricks I've learned about keeping my school kids cold and flu free

I'll never forget the first year my husband worked in an elementary school, no matter how hard I try. All of us, my husband, myself, and our baby, spent the entire fall and winter sick. It was miserable. In the years since, my husband developed that super-strength teacher immunity, and I now send my own children to school. We've picked up a few tricks along the way for keeping our kids germ free throughout cold and flu season. Here are a few of our favorites for you to try.

January 02, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Augusta goat program to control vegetation deemed a success

AUGUSTA (AP) - Thirteen goats that were deployed to eat overgrown grass, weeds and bushes in a subdivision detention pond in August have taken to their job with gusto.

January 02, 2015 | By SEAN GRUBER The Augusta Chronicle | Associated Press


Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states

SEATTLE - A year into the nation's experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medical marijuana or even outright black market sales.

January 02, 2015 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Sweet as Sugar: Buckeyes upset Alabama 42-35

NEW ORLEANS - Urban Meyer had barely sat down after the Sugar Bowl when someone told him the score from the other semifinal game.

January 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports




Oregon routes FSU

PASADENA, Calif. - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.

January 01, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


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