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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


Three coalition forces die during a rocket attack on their base south of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Three soldiers were killed in a rocket attack on their combat outpost south of Baghdad on Wednesday, the military announced, bringing to 12 the number of military personnel who have been killed in Iraq over the past three days.

March 27, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


FBI asked to investigate whether White House destroyed e-mail in Valerie Plame controversy

WASHINGTON - An ethics advocacy group asked the FBI on Wednesday to investigate the White House e-mail controversy, saying electronic messages about the Valerie Plame affair may have been destroyed.

March 27, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Capitol Hill threat level raised because of airspace violation

WASHINGTON - An aircraft violated the restricted airspace around federal Washington Wednesday, prompting security officials to raise the threat level from yellow to orange and order personnel in the U.S. Capitol to prepare to evacuate.

March 27, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


EPA considers tougher requirements for cutting smog

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening the air quality health standard for smog, but not by as much as many medical experts believe is needed to protect the elderly and young children.

March 27, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush: Congress should pass free trade pact with Colombia, then Panama and South Korea

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday that if Congress fails to approve a free trade agreement with Colombia, it will embolden U.S. adversaries like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and send a signal to Latin America that the U.S. cannot be trusted to stand by its allies.

March 27, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Drama at Portal tourney

PORTAL - It took all night for the Portal Panthers to finally take a lead.

December 27, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: BA winning streak ends at 28

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nobody in Georgia seems to be able to beat the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators, but on Saturday at the Carolina Invitational, they played a team from Maryland.

December 27, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Time to do or die

ATLANTA - The Panthers-Falcons winner-take-all game for the NFC South title is a strange affair.

December 27, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bowls: Penn State wins 1st bowl since scandal

NEW YORK - Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

December 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution

McALESTER, Okla. - Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."

December 27, 2014 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press | Associated Press


Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

NEW YORK - A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.

December 27, 2014 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Local


Moving on: number of students being held back plunges over past decade

The numbers of students being "held back" a grade, known as "grade retention," have tumbled in recent years, according to a new study by the American Educational Research Association.

December 27, 2014 | By ERIC SCHULZKE Deseret News National | Hot topics


4 in 10 new marriages multiracial in America, study shows

An influx of immigrants has sparked diversity and more multiracial marriages in America, according to a Brookings Institution article that notes whites are the most likely partner.

December 27, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Scientists target Christmas tree needles

NEW YORK - The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.

December 27, 2014 | By MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015

WASHINGTON - Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'

December 27, 2014 | By EMILY SWANSON and JENNIFER AGIESTA Associated Press | Associated Press


Rutland knocks off Blue Devils at Gentlemen's Classic

Two seasons ago, Statesboro shattered the dreams of Rutland by barging into the Hurricanes' home gym and scoring in the final seconds to claim a state quarterfinal win.

December 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia's Richt: RB Todd Gurley heading to NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Georgia running back Todd Gurley has informed coach Mark Richt that he plans to enter the NFL draft.

December 26, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | UGA


Vidalia survives SEB

PORTAL - In the past three weeks, Southeast Bulloch has taken on elite teams from all around Georgia.

December 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bowls: Louisiana Tech hammers Illinois

DALLAS - Kenneth Dixon scored one of his two touchdowns on an 80-yard reception and Xavier Woods scored on a 69-yard interception return to help Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday.

December 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Games to Remember from 2014

They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.

December 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


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