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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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This is what going to church does to you

By going to a religious service, you're making yourself happier.

December 31, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


After living without God for a year, former pastor Ryan Bell no longer believes

Ryan Bell - the former Seventh-day Adventist pastor who spent 2014 living as an atheist - is ready for his big reveal.

December 31, 2014 | By CHRIS STEDMAN Religion News Service | Hot topics


Exchange enrollment brisk in Georgia

More than 180,000 people in Georgia selected plans through the health insurance exchange in the first month of open enrollment, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

December 31, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Associated Press


Man tries to run down police; they shoot, kill him

UPPER DARBY, Pa. - A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents tried to use his car to run down officers seeking to arrest him on Tuesday so, fearing for their lives, they shot and killed him, authorities said.

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Tobacco auction system is all but snuffed out

DANVILLE, Ky. - Tripp Foy's sing-song chant rang out like a sentimental oldie for die-hard farmers clinging to the old way of selling tobacco, as a small procession of buyers shadowed him down long rows of reddish-brown leaf piled in bales.

December 31, 2014 | By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | Associated Press




An ode to 2014

December 30, 2014 | By FRED LIEF AP Sports Writer | Sports


A year in golf: Tales from the Tour

December 30, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bulldogs deal loss to Cards

December 30, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | UGA


Harbaugh gets big reception as he returns to Michigan

December 30, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech, MSU ready to go in Miami

December 30, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Statesboro's Fashion for Compassion event to benefit Georgia's Princess Ball

The third annual Fashion for Compassion event inside the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts takes place at 6 p.m. Friday. This has become the January First Friday event in recent years.

December 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Wreckage, bodies reveal jet's fate days after it disappeared

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.

December 30, 2014 | By DEWI NURCAHYANI and ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press | Associated Press




Gentlemen's Classic ends with a bang

After a pair of hard-fought games over the weekend, Statesboro ended its annual Gentlemen's Classic in style.

December 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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