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Officer, gunman among 5 dead in 11-hour standoff in Los Angeles after 911 call

LOS ANGELES - A man who called 911 and claimed he killed three relatives opened fire on SWAT officers Thursday as they entered the house where he had barricaded himself. One officer was killed, and the gunman died in a later exchange of gunfire.

February 22, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Fiserv’s CheckFree lets consumers scan checks at home to deposit them into bank accounts

MILWAUKEE - Online banking service provider CheckFree Corp. is rolling out technology that could mean consumers will no longer have to go to a bank branch to deposit checks.

February 22, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX AP Business Writer | National


CIA director says the legality of waterboarding is in doubt under current law

WASHINGTON - CIA Director Michael Hayden cast doubt on the legality of waterboarding on Thursday, a day after the White House said the harsh interrogation tactic has saved American lives and could be used in the future.

February 22, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN and PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Official: Al-Qaida’s attacks on Muslims may be undermining terror organization

WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida's embrace of violence may be undermining the terrorist group's support in the Muslim world, the nation's top intelligence official said Thursday.

February 22, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rates on 30-year mortgages decline for fifth time in past 6 weeks

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages dipped slightly this week, the fifth decline in the past six weeks.

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


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS senior Eric Ferguson - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, February 7, 2008 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

February 22, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Police Report - February 8

(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 22, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Retailers report weakest January results in nearly 4 decades as shoppers pull back further

NEW YORK - The nation's retailers delivered more evidence of a stumbling economy Thursday, as merchants reported their weakest January performance in nearly four decades, extending a malaise that has deepened since the holiday shopping season.

February 22, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


McCain seals GOP nomination as Romney suspends campaign

WASHINGTON - John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering campaign. ''I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,'' Romney told conservatives.

February 22, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI | Campaign 2008


Obama campaign says he’s raised $7 million since Super Tuesday, Clinton pulls in $4 million

NEW ORLEANS - Democrat Barack Obama raised $7.2 million in less than 48 hours post Super Tuesday and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton collected $4 million, giving him a financial edge that's caused consternation within a Clinton campaign clamoring for attention-getting debates.

February 22, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Disappointed conservatives debate their options as McCain’s triumph looms

WASHINGTON - Conservatives are nearly resigned to seeing front-runner John McCain capture the Republican presidential nomination, but they are still debating whether to stay home in November or to try to influence his positions and choice of a running mate.

February 22, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Automated ’robo-calls’ targeted by state and federal officials

WASHINGTON - The Clinton campaign has complained about them. So has Mitt Romney. Plenty of voters have vented, too. Those sometimes nasty and annoying recorded political phone calls known as ''robo-calls'' can drive people nuts - and states are trying to crack down on them.

February 22, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Encrypted laptop poses 5th Amendment dilemma in Vermont child-pornography case

BURLINGTON, Vt. - When Sebastien Boucher stopped at the U.S.-Canadian border, agents who inspected his laptop said they found files containing child pornography.

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


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


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Just win, baby

Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.

November 22, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Time to rethink division alignment

The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.

November 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulldogs fatten up on cupcake, cruise past CSU

ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.

November 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


No. 9 Georgia rolls past Charleston Southern 55-9

ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.

November 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

WARSAW, Poland - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.

November 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

November 22, 2014 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Where do you fit in the scheme?

It's last Monday morning and according to the weather report - and somebody got it right this time - it's raining very hard with thunder and lightning, and it's nice to be inside looking out. This afternoon, we have a 100 percent chance of very heavy rain, high winds and a get-ready-to-hunker-down warning, which I will do my best to follow the directions. One of my colleagues has just told me we're not supposed to have this kind of stuff this late in the year. Since he teaches Algebra, what does he know? He knows this: it is ...

November 22, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Give the gift of life

Editor:

November 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.

November 22, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

WASHINGTON - The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 22, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Associated Press


Claxton Tigers eliminated at home by No. 10 Bobcats

CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.

November 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Georgia again turns to Chubb against Buccaneers

ATHENS - Jamey Chadwell has confidence his Charleston Southern players won't be awed by their first visit to No. 9 Georgia.

November 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Local Roundup: Screven falls after tough 2nd half

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Prep Football Playoff Scores, 11/21

GHSA Playoff Scores

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


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