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Doctors in Houston successfully implant former Polish president Lech Walesa with pacemaker

HOUSTON - Surgeons successfully implanted a pacemaker in former Polish President Lech Walesa on Friday and hope it will keep the Nobel laureate from needing a heart transplant.

March 15, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


NASA: Shuttle Endeavour ready to fly March 11 on longest space station visit ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA on Friday cleared space shuttle Endeavour for liftoff in less than two weeks on the longest space station visit ever.

March 15, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Study finds robots — and Rover — equally decrease loneliness in the elderly

ST. LOUIS - Dogs may have a hard time wrapping their paws around this one: Robotic competition is nipping at their heels in the man's-best-friend department.

March 15, 2008 | By CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writer | National


Obama says economy on verge of recession, blames Bush, McCain for failed leadership

AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic candidate Barack Obama said Thursday the economy is ''on the brink of a recession'' and blamed economic policies espoused by President Bush and Republican presidential contender John McCain.

March 14, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Nader chooses Matt Gonzalez as his running mate

WASHINGTON - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader selected Matt Gonzalez, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, to be his running mate.

March 14, 2008 | By ANN SANNER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Prep Sports Blitz: State playoff action for SHS, Portal - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, February 28 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

March 14, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


McCain says critics distort his remark about US troops staying 100 years in Iraq

HOUSTON - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said his remark that American troops could stay in Iraq for 100 years has been distorted, yet he still suggests a lengthy U.S. presence comparable to that in Korea and other countries.

March 14, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


UK officials: Prince Harry serving on front line in Afghanistan

LONDON - Prince Harry has been serving on the front line in Afghanistan with the British Army, calling in airstrikes on Taliban positions and going out on foot patrols, the Ministry of Defense announced Thursday.

March 14, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dollar sinks to another low against euro as US economy nearly halts, jobless claims rise

NEW YORK - The dollar dipped further Thursday, reaching a new low against the euro, after data confirmed that the U.S. economy nearly braked to a halt at the end of last year - limiting the Fed's options as it tries to steer through the housing and credit crises.

March 14, 2008 | By ERIN CONROY AP Business Writer | National


Israel steps up pressure on Hamas, killing 18 Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft struck a series of targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing 18 Palestinians - including five youths - in a fresh surge in fighting that threatened to provoke even harsher Israeli action.

March 14, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Clinton offers plan to cut child poverty in half in a dozen years

HANGING ROCK, Ohio - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a plan to improve childhood nutrition and set a goal to reduce by half the 12 million youngsters living in poverty over the next dozen years.

March 14, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


New Army manual says nation-building operations are as important as combat

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Army on Thursday rolled out the first revision of its operations manual since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, putting stability operations - nation-building - on par with combat.

March 14, 2008 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer | National


Practice makes perfect - SEB student scores 800 on SAT math, twice

Southeast Bulloch High School senior David Casey Woodrum loves math. He also likes a challenge. So, after woodrum scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT using a calculator during his junior year, he took the test again in his senior year without using a calculator.

March 14, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Report: More than 1 in every 100 Americans now behind bars

NEW YORK - For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population and urging states to rein in corrections costs with alternative sentencing programs.

March 14, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Alleged militant arraigned in armored car robbery, had been a fugitive since 1983

HARTFORD, Conn. - An alleged Puerto Rican militant pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges related to a $7 million robbery of the Wells Fargo armored car depot in 1983.

March 14, 2008 | By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press Writer | National


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Augusta goat program to control vegetation deemed a success

AUGUSTA (AP) - Thirteen goats that were deployed to eat overgrown grass, weeds and bushes in a subdivision detention pond in August have taken to their job with gusto.

January 02, 2015 | By SEAN GRUBER The Augusta Chronicle | Associated Press


Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states

SEATTLE - A year into the nation's experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medical marijuana or even outright black market sales.

January 02, 2015 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Sweet as Sugar: Buckeyes upset Alabama 42-35

NEW ORLEANS - Urban Meyer had barely sat down after the Sugar Bowl when someone told him the score from the other semifinal game.

January 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports




Oregon routes FSU

PASADENA, Calif. - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.

January 01, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Badgers down Auburn

Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.

January 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL Wild Card teams — trust hard to come by

The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?

January 01, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Movie locations a tourism draw for Georgia communities

SAVANNAH - When Hollywood films a hit movie or TV show in Georgia, hardcore fans can bring in millions of tourism dollars when they come to get a firsthand look at the places they've seen on the screen.

January 01, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


5 little changes that can have a big impact on your family's health

In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.

January 01, 2015 | By MEGAN WALLGREN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Critics pounce on journalist who takes on the Bible

Anyone writing critically about the Bible - scriptures revered and followed by millions of believers worldwide - would do well to brace himself or herself for pushback from those believers, as well as scholars who view the Bible as God's word.

January 01, 2015 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid

WASHINGTON - Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: Republican legislators who adamantly oppose "Obamacare."

January 01, 2015 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


51 years after wreck, 7-inch car part found in arm

CREVE COEUR, Mo. - Fifty-one years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois, smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck. This week during surgery in suburban St. Louis, a 7-inch turn signal lever from that T-Bird was removed from his left arm.

January 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: Police gun deaths up, still below average

WASHINGTON - The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-related police deaths still remain far below historic highs and lower than the average annual figures in the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday.

December 31, 2014 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press | Associated Press


World rings in new year

After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year.

December 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Men choose younger wives in remarriage, but women choose older men the second time around

Couples tend to marry someone close to their age - at least initially. But of those who remarry, men seem drawn to younger women, while women tend to marry older men, a Pew Research Study says.

December 31, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


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