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Iraq inspector general, GOP senator concerned about fraud exemption for overseas contracts

WASHINGTON - A multibillion-dollar loophole slipped into a proposed crackdown on contract fraud has drawn the ire of a key Republican senator and the government's top watchdog of U.S. spending in Iraq.

March 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Extinct American Indian languages saved by work of eccentric linguist who died decades ago

DAVIS, Calif. - The first time Jose Freeman heard his tribe's lost language through the crackle of a 70-year-old recording, he cried.

March 09, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


As Lincoln bicentennial looms, Jefferson Davis family looks to mark ancestor’s 200th, too

It hasn't been easy getting people excited about celebrating the 200th birthday of that tall, gaunt, bearded, Kentucky-bred president who was born in a log cabin and went on to lead his people through a bloody civil war.

March 09, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | National


Bush, new South Korean president think alike on NKorea, but nuclear deal might prove difficult

WASHINGTON - For the first time in his seven years in office, President Bush will have a South Korean counterpart with similar views on North Korean nuclear disarmament when Lee Myung-bak is inaugurated Monday.

March 09, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush forest official, facing jail, makes no apologies for cut-first timber policies

WASHINGTON - He overhauled federal forest policy to cut more trees - and became a lightning rod for environmentalists who say he is intent on logging every tree in his reach.

March 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rice says Serbs ducked duty to protect embassy, US orders diplomats to leave

WASHINGTON - Serbia's government failed to protect U.S. and other Western embassies from nationalist mobs angry over the international embrace of the former Serb province of Kosovo as an independent state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.

March 09, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health insurer to pay $9M for dropping Calif. breast cancer patient in middle of her chemo

LOS ANGELES - A woman who had her medical coverage canceled as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer has been awarded more than $9 million in a case against one of California's largest health insurers.

March 09, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Sheriffs across the US brace for cuts in federal funding for drug-fighting

PORTLAND, Ore. - From Arizona to Oregon and east to Kentucky, county sheriffs are bracing for stiff cuts in a federal funding program that has helped them battle drug cartels.

March 09, 2008 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER Associated Press Writer | National


’Moving forward’ — NIU braces for hurdles as students return following deadly shooting

DEKALB, Ill. - The lecture hall where the shooting occurred is closed for the rest of the semester. Extra police and security guards will be on hand. Volunteer counselors will man each classroom, academic department and dormitory.

March 09, 2008 | By ASHLEY M. HEHER Associated Press Writer | National


Islamic insurgency in southern Thailand intensifies as ’hearts and minds’ approach fails

RAE POH, Thailand - The tea shop is abandoned. Rubber plantations stand untended. Soldiers constantly patrol the one-lane road leading into this Muslim village.

March 09, 2008 | By AMBIKA AHUJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fate of ousted chief justice hangs over Musharraf, Pakistan election winners

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Days after opposition parties triumphed in elections, lawyers chanting for President Pervez Musharraf's resignation were tugging at the barricades around the home of the judge whose ouster and house arrest helped trigger Pakistan's political crisis.

March 09, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New attacks hit US-protected Green Zone in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD - Rockets or mortars hit the U.S.-protected Green Zone early Saturday, just a day after powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his Mahdi Army militia to extend its cease-fire by another six months.

March 09, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chertoff on Friday announces government OK of first ’virtual fence’ along Arizona border

WASHINGTON - A 28-mile ''virtual fence'' that will use radars and surveillance cameras to try to catch people entering the country illegally has gotten final government approval.

March 09, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


GOP Rep. Renzi charged with extortion, embezzlement in federal land swap in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Rick Renzi was charged Friday with extortion, wire fraud, money laundering and other crimes in an Arizona land swap that authorities say helped him collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in payoffs.

March 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gardening with Henry Clay

Many outside maintenance activities slow down during this time of year due to cold weather. Take advantage of this slower period and devote some time to pruning those long neglected trees in your landscape.

March 08, 2008 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


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The importance of a father figure’s example in a man’s life

When I was a kid, my father always used to take me to the model airplane track to see small prototypes tested. These prototypes were led by a guide, and were able to do takeoffs, stunts, flips and landings. While my father watched the show, my thoughts revolved around the importance of his presence beside me. Furthermore, the gentle manner in which he treated my mother was a great example to me of how I should treat her. His smile and his respectful and friendly demeanor were my model of how I should treat others. Whenever we made mistakes or ...

November 21, 2014 | By BRUNO MORISE SILVA Deseret News National | Hot topics


Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

November 21, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press




Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.

November 20, 2014 | By SANDRA BENNETT Special to the Herald | Local


Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON - Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

November 20, 2014 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

November 20, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Prosecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3

CLEVELAND - A man convicted with his brother and his childhood friend of killing a businessman in 1975 said Thursday he's sorry his mother isn't alive to see that the three former death row inmates will soon walk free together because the only witness against them has recanted the damning testimony he gave as a 13-year-old.

November 20, 2014 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Our View: A bad day for the city of Statesboro

Tuesday did not go well for the city of Statesboro.

November 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons face test against Gordon

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland.

November 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Lady Gators chomp Augusta Prep

Bulloch Academy's starting five were poetry in motion Thursday night against Augusta Prep in the third and final day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic preseason basketball tournament.

November 20, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Tech D knows how to score

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's defense knows the way to the end zone.

November 20, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Florida State shooter went from liked to troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.

November 20, 2014 | By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

November 20, 2014 | By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


5 reasons you're drawn to toxic people and don't realize it

There are likely many kind, good-hearted people in your life who wish you well. Sometimes your needs may clash with theirs. Or they might be under stress or simply having a bad day. Or they may just have an honest disagreement with you. That doesn't make them toxic. There are, however, people who are toxic. Those people should be avoided, if possible.

November 20, 2014 | By SUSAN SWANN Deseret News National | Hot topics


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