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Congress, treasury secretary announce deal on tax rebates, business breaks to boost economy

WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders announced a deal with the White House Thursday on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of $600 to $1,200, and more if they have children.

February 08, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


EPA chief faces lawmakers, defends greenhouse gas waiver denial

WASHINGTON - The head of the EPA stood firm Thursday against a chorus of congressional criticism over his refusal to allow California and more than a dozen other states to impose greenhouse gas reductions on cars and trucks.

February 08, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER | Washington


US General says Afghan air force won’t be ready for combat for 6 or 7 years

WASHINGTON - The U.S. general in charge of rebuilding Afghanistan's decimated air corps said Thursday that it will be at least 2013 before the force is ready to fly combat missions now done by foreign airmen.

February 08, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Public service ads air late or not at all

WASHINGTON - Don't do drugs, don't smoke and don't drink. Do get plenty of exercise, mentor a child and give money to your local charity.

February 08, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Cities could get more money to curb violent crime

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration offered Thursday to pump $200 million into U.S. cities next year to combat violent crime, winning tepid support from mayors who want to see more cops on the street.

February 08, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Brazil to send extra police, environmental agents to reduce Amazon deforestation

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil will combat rising deforestation in the Amazon by sending extra federal police and environmental agents to areas where illegal clearing of the rain forest jumped dramatically last year, officials said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By MARCO SIBAJA Associated Press Writer | World


Ask Dr. Gott 1/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: Recently you had a column regarding a gentleman who described breathlessness, exercise intolerance and faintness. I had these exact symptoms before I was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). In simple terms, this means high blood pressure of the lungs. The vessels in the lungs thicken and constrict to the point that the right side of the heart becomes unable to pump blood into them. Untreated, the right side of the heart "fails," leading to congestive heart failure, such as I had.

February 08, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 25

(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 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Standing drops as Giuliani spends money, time in must-win Florida

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Rudy Giuliani splurged on Florida, lavishing time and money on a high-risk gamble that the state would vault him to the Republican presidential nomination.

February 08, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


As Senate takes up eavesdropping bill, Bush opens wiretapping documents to House members

WASHINGTON - Ending months of resistance, the White House has agreed to give House members access to secret documents about its warrantless wiretapping program, a congressional official said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


What about Bill: Former president takes new role as wife’s defender-in-chief, and not quietly

WASHINGTON - It started with dismissive talk of a fairy tale and deteriorated into more of a nightmare.

February 08, 2008 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


BA pins RTCA

Intense.

February 08, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Home sales see biggest slump in 25 years

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell in December, closing out a horrible year for housing in which sales of single-family homes plunged by the largest amount in 25 years. The median home price dropped for the entire year, the first time that has occurred in four decades.

February 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/25

Some of your larger successes in the year ahead may come about through intuitive hunches rather than from sheer logic alone, so anytime you get a feeling about something, don't dismiss it lightly because it could be your ticket to success.

February 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 83 years old and have developed an appreciable number of dark spots on my face over the past few years. I read laser treatment might remove them, but unfortunately, my insurance company won't cover the procedure. Is there an alternative method for this cosmetic condition?

February 07, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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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 | World


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 | World


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


8 things to know about budgeting for a big family

Budgeting for a big family means stretching resources and making expenditures do double duty (or more). Here are eight budget categories to help you use it up, wear it out, make it do or go without.

November 20, 2014 | By KATRINA PALMER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON - Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

November 20, 2014 | By MATTHEW PERRONE | World


US consumer prices unchanged in October

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.

November 20, 2014 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | World


Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.

November 20, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | World




BA wins battle of the champs

It was champion against champion in the final game on the second day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Wednesday.

November 19, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Earnhardt wants more success in '15 with new chief

Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer - the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions.

November 19, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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