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Justice Dept. blocking probe of US attorneys’ firing, federal agency says

WASHINGTON - The head of a federal inquiry into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys claims the Justice Department has impeded his investigation.

February 13, 2008 | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Winter storm causes more chaos in China, with bus crashes, blackouts, train delays

GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers desperate to get home for the Chinese New Year shivered in the cold under a sea of umbrellas outside train stations Tuesday, as the worst winter storms in half a century paralyzed China.

February 13, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Snowstorm smothers West, closing schools, closing roads and leaving thousands without power

BOISE, Idaho - Heavy snow pummeled Western states from Washington to Arizona, closing schools and government offices, causing widespread havoc on roads and even shutting down one ski resort.

February 13, 2008 | By SIMON SHIFRIN Associated Press Writer | National

Consumer confidence registers sharp drop in January on concerns about job market

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence fell sharply in January on worries over deteriorating business conditions and a weakening job market, a business research group said Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | Washington

Bill to end Islamic head scarf ban at Turkish universities raises secular fears

ANKARA, Turkey - A bill that would lift a decades-old ban on women wearing head scarves at universities was submitted to parliament on Tuesday, worrying secular Turks who fear the government is raising the profile of Islam.

February 13, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Standard & Poor’s index shows home prices dropping at record pace in November

NEW YORK - U.S. home prices plunged by a record 8.4 percent in November, marking two years of slowing returns, according to a key index released Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE AP Business Writer | National

Diplomat says US pushing Pakistan to fix ‘‘serious distortions’’ before elections

WASHINGTON - A senior Bush administration official said Tuesday that the United States is pushing Pakistan to fix ''serious distortions'' ahead of Feb. 18 parliamentary elections.

February 13, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington

McCain, Romney vie for momentum in Florida Republican presidential primary

MIAMI - John McCain and Mitt Romney clashed in a hard-fought Florida primary on Tuesday, seeking campaign momentum before the race for the Republican presidential nomination turns into a nationwide delegate struggle on Feb. 5.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008

In Germany, 75th anniversary of Hitler’s elevation to chancellor overlooked but not forgotten

BERLIN - The 75th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's elevation to German chancellor on Wednesday is one the country would prefer to forget, but the ignominious event that ultimately led to the deaths of millions remains part of the nation's weighted history.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID RISING and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Sharpshooters target deer within sight of homes in crowded N.J. county across from New York

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - On a hilltop with breathtaking views of New York's skyscrapers, sharpshooters perched in trees took aim Tuesday at white-tailed deer, a species that is being crowded out of one of the country's most densely populated areas.

February 13, 2008 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press Writer | National

Ex-Sony Pictures attorney and wife sentenced in forced labor of Filipino maid

LOS ANGELES - A former Hollywood studio attorney and his wife have been sentenced for abusive treatment of their Filipino maid in a case federal prosecutors said ''amounts to modern-day slavery.''

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Kansas governor endorsing Obama for president

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday endorsed Barack Obama for president, a Super Tuesday boost in a GOP-leaning state that Democrats hope to reclaim in the White House campaign.

February 13, 2008 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Police Report - January 29

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 12, 2008 | | Crime Report

Eagles steal tough road win

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - A 14-1 run to begin the second half helped the Georgia Southern men's basketball team overcome a sluggish first-half start and defeat Western Carolina 69-58 Monday night at the Ramsey Center.

February 12, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Bennett nominated for McDonald's All American

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - McDonald's Restaurants of Greater Savannah are proud to announce the 2008 All American Basketball nominees.

February 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Sports

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Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets ...

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