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German treasure hunter says he may have found storied Nazi plunder

BERLIN - A German lawmaker and part-time treasure hunter claimed Thursday he may have found where the Nazis stashed pieces of the storied Amber Room treasure plundered from the Soviet Union during World War II.

March 07, 2008 | By CAMERON ABADI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Detroit-area man gets 50 to 80 years in prison for killing, dismembering his wife

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A man who killed and dismembered his wife was sentenced Thursday to serve at least 50 years behind bars by a judge who called his actions ''demonic.''

March 07, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


NYC man who gained notoriety in ’86 gunfight with police is stabbed to death in prison

NEW YORK - A man who gained notoriety after wounding six police officers in a 1986 gunfight that led to a nationwide manhunt was killed in prison, corrections officials said Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer | National


Business group says economic growth will weaken further in coming months

NEW YORK - A gauge of future economic activity dropped for the fourth consecutive month in January, a business group said Thursday, suggesting the U.S. economy could weaken further in the near future.

March 07, 2008 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Business Writer | National


6.0 earthquake strikes northeastern Nevada; some reports of damage

WELLS, Nev. - A strong earthquake shook rural northeastern Nevada Thursday, causing at least one building to collapse, authorities said.

March 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


1998 Ark. school shooter, now 23, faces theft charge while awaiting sentencing in federal case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the men who killed a teacher and four students in a school shooting a decade ago faces two new felony charges accusing him of stealing a debit card as he awaited sentencing in a separate case.

March 07, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Columbia U professor accused of plagiarism will not lose job

NEW YORK - A Columbia University professor whose colleagues found a noose hanging from her office doorway will remain on staff despite being sanctioned for plagiarism, school officials said Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Cost of Miami’s federal courthouses climbs by millions as crews wrestle mold, delays

MIAMI - All is not well with the complex that one of the nation's busiest federal court districts calls home. In fact, one of the buildings itself may be sick.

March 07, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


BA advances, mangles Monroe

COCHRAN - Three Bulloch Academy players scored in double figures to lead the Gators to a 71-42 blowout of Monroe Academy in the opening round of the GISA Class AA boys' basketball tournament at Middle Georgia College Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Consumer prices post another big gain as food, energy and health care show increases

WASHINGTON - Consumers paid more to fill up their gas tanks, buy groceries and go to the hospital in January as prices on a wide range of items pushed higher.

March 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Powerful Teamsters union to endorse Democrat Obama

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama is poised to get the endorsement of the powerful Teamsters, the second major union endorsement for the Democratic front-runner in a week, union officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

March 06, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain seeks to turn public financing flap with Obama into character issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio - John McCain accused Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama of engaging in Washington doublespeak over accepting public financing for the general election as the likely GOP nominee tried to turn a money issue into a character test.

March 06, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Former NH congressional candidate convicted of faking disappearance after car wreck

DOVER, N.H. - A businessman was convicted Wednesday of faking his disappearance after a car crash two years ago to draw attention to his long-shot congressional campaign.

March 06, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | National


Strokes among middle-aged women triple; researchers link increase to belly fat, obesity

NEW ORLEANS - Strokes have tripled in recent years among middle-aged women in the U.S., an alarming trend doctors blame on the obesity epidemic.

March 06, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Detroit girl making slow recovery after throwing herself over mother during shooting

DETROIT - Alexis Goggins climbed aboard a special bicycle and maneuvered through hospital hallways, beginning the months of physical therapy she needs to recover from six gunshot wounds.

March 06, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


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