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At NYC child-murder trial, dad’s defense seeks to shift blame to emaciated 7-year-old victim

NEW YORK - After police discovered the frail, battered body of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown in her home in 2006, authorities say her stepfather was quick to admit he had bound her to a chair with duct tape and beat her on a daily basis.

February 23, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Funerals begin for victims of Southern tornadoes; Bush tours devastated towns

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - A family killed when a cluster of tornadoes swept through the South this week is in heaven together, a pastor said during a funeral Friday attended by so many mourners that the church had to televise the service in a gymnasium.

February 23, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Woman kills 2 fellow students in their seats in La. college classroom, takes her own life

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 23-year-old woman killed two fellow students in a classroom at a vocational college Friday, then killed herself, police said. In South Carolina, a person was shot at Greenville Technical College, but was expected to survive.

February 23, 2008 | By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


FDA warns of deaths in children treated with Botox

WASHINGTON - The popular anti-wrinkle drug Botox and a competitor Myobloc have been linked to some deaths and other severe side effects suggestive of botulism, the government warned doctors Friday.

February 23, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Chadians take stock of damage from heavy fighting in coup attempt

N'DJAMENA, Chad - Turbaned troops patrolled the streets of Chad's capital in pickup trucks Friday while residents took stock of the damage from days of fierce fighting that brought rebels to the doorstep of the presidential palace.

February 23, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Former Oral Roberts University accountant alleges $1 billion a year funneled through school

TULSA, Okla. - A former senior accountant at Oral Roberts University alleges that more than $1 billion annually was inappropriately funneled through the school.

February 23, 2008 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Sadness, focus on self, impair ability to spend wisely

BOSTON - If you're sad and shopping, watch your wallet: A new study shows people's spending judgment goes out the window when they're down, especially if they're a bit self-absorbed.

February 23, 2008 | By MARK JEWELL AP Business Writer | National


Microsoft, police trace $900 million global software piracy ring from L.A. to Taiwan

SEATTLE - Near-perfect knockoffs of 21 different Microsoft programs began surfacing around the world just over a decade ago.

February 23, 2008 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Technology Writer | National


Bartley-Tanner

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bartley of LaGrange, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Leigh Bartley of LaGrange, to Steven Earle Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tanner.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Roberson-Morris

Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Roberson of Brooklet are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Kae Roberson, to James Matthew Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary H. Morris of Stilson.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Dealer says Chrysler plans to significantly reduce its products, dealerships

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler LLC could reduce its vehicles and dealerships significantly under a tentative plan called Project Genesis, a Chrysler dealer in Texas said Friday.

February 23, 2008 | By JEFF KAROUB AP Business Writer | National


Nebraska Supreme Court says electrocution unconstitutional as cruel and unusual punishment

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that electrocution is cruel and unusual punishment, outlawing the electric chair in the only state that still used it as its sole means of execution.

February 23, 2008 | By NATE JENKINS Associated Press Writer | National


L.A. police try to piece together attack that left family, SWAT officer dead

LOS ANGELES - Police on Friday were trying to piece together the motives of a gunman who went on an hours-long rampage and engaged police in an 11-hour standoff a day earlier.

February 23, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Johnson-Walker

April, Arshe and Theron of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their mother, Miss Irene Sapp Johnson, to Mr. Calvin Walker. The future groom is the son of Theron Coney of Metter and Almeta Mincey Reed of Statesboro.

February 23, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Gunman left suicide note warning ‘the truth will come out,’ brother says

KIRKWOOD, Mo. - A gunman carrying a grudge against City Hall left a suicide note on his bed warning ''The truth will come out in the end,'' before he went on a deadly shooting spree at a council meeting, his brother told The Associated Press on Friday.

February 23, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | National


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Police chief's wife says she was asleep when he shot her

ATLANTA - The wife of a Georgia police chief says she was asleep when her husband shot her in bed, and that she believes it was an accident.

January 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Refs under scrutiny

A flag flies. Dallas fans groan. Detroit fans rejoice.

January 05, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Miami judge who overturned ban weds gays and lesbians

MIAMI - Lesbian and gay couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are now legal statewide.

January 05, 2015 | By CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Smoltz awaits call from Hall

ATLANTA - John Smoltz could do it all on the mound.

January 05, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Patriots' McDaniels interviews with Falcons

ATLANTA - New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday his interview for the Atlanta Falcons' coaching vacancy was "fine."

January 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rams owner plans for L.A. stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

January 05, 2015 | By MICHAEL BLOOD Associated Press | Sports


U.S. skiers killed

Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.

January 05, 2015 | By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press | Sports


Vegas expects big weekend

LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.

January 05, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Recent sale makes Statesboro bank larger

Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. announced that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The acquisition will include the two Statesboro branches of Heritage, one on South Main and the second on Northside Drive East.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


Innovative mental health program short on funds

Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

January 05, 2015 | By LEE ADCOCK Georgia Health News | Associated Press






Are you guilty of giving junk to the poor?

When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...

January 05, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


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