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Consumer confidence sinks even lower, hurt by deteriorating jobs market, recession worries

WASHINGTON - People's confidence in the economy sank even lower amid heightened fears about shrinking job opportunities and the possibility the country is falling into recession.

February 23, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bennett, Buchannon named to All-Star teams

Statesboro's Monnette Bennett has been to chosen to the 2008 Georgia Athletic Coaches All-Star game.

February 23, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


French court orders trader in Societe General scandal behind bars

PARIS - A French trader was ordered into custody Friday while investigations continue into the billions in losses he allegedly caused at Societe Generale bank.

February 23, 2008 | By PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Benazir Bhutto’s party rejects British finding on cause of her death

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto's supporters disputed a Scotland Yard finding Friday that a bomb not a bullet killed the ex-prime minister, and her party renewed its call for a full-scale international investigation into her death.

February 23, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon chief says Europe’s reluctant to fight in Afghanistan is linked to Iraq

MUNICH, Germany - Lingering anger in Europe over the U.S. invasion of Iraq explains why some allies are reluctant to heed U.S. calls for more combat troops in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday. It was his first public acknowledgment of such a link to the Iraq war.

February 23, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuela oil minister denies $12 billion frozen in Exxon Mobil court orders

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's top oil official on Friday accused Exxon Mobil Corp. of ''judicial terrorism'' and said court orders won by the oil major do not amount to confiscation of more than $12 billion in assets.

February 23, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India seeks extradition after alleged mastermind of organ transplant operation arrested

NEW DELHI, India - The Indian government said Friday it is seeking the extradition of a man accused of heading an organ transplant ring that illegally removed hundreds of kidneys, sometimes from unwilling donors held at gunpoint.

February 23, 2008 | By MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New Mexico still counting Super Tuesday ballots to decide bragging rights and one delegate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Three days after New Mexico voted, Democratic officials offer apologies and finger-pointing - but have no winner. Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a slight lead, but the state is still counting 17,000 provisional ballots given to voters because of long lines and a shortage of ballots.

February 23, 2008 | By HEATHER CLARK Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Conservatives looking for reason to get behind McCain

WASHINGTON - Typically, a gathering of conservative activists and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is no cause for unease.

February 23, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush says ’prosperity and peace’ at stake in November presidential election

WASHINGTON - Without naming John McCain, President Bush marshaled the conservative wing of the Republican Party on Friday to back the presumed GOP presidential nominee for the upcoming battle against the Democratic Party.

February 23, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Communities devastated by twisters mourn and try to rebuild; a baby gives reason for hope

CASTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. - The muddy field was littered with debris after a wave of violent storms: Living room couches, strollers, children's toys. So when two rescuers came upon a baby, they thought he was a doll.

February 22, 2008 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | National


Senate leaders agree on economic aid plan with checks for seniors, disabled veterans

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans and Democrats agreed Thursday to add rebates for 20 million seniors and 250,000 disabled veterans to a House-passed economic aid package, ending a partisan stalemate over the plan.

February 22, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writers | Washington


Officer, gunman among 5 dead in 11-hour standoff in Los Angeles after 911 call

LOS ANGELES - A man who called 911 and claimed he killed three relatives opened fire on SWAT officers Thursday as they entered the house where he had barricaded himself. One officer was killed, and the gunman died in a later exchange of gunfire.

February 22, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Fiserv’s CheckFree lets consumers scan checks at home to deposit them into bank accounts

MILWAUKEE - Online banking service provider CheckFree Corp. is rolling out technology that could mean consumers will no longer have to go to a bank branch to deposit checks.

February 22, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX AP Business Writer | National


CIA director says the legality of waterboarding is in doubt under current law

WASHINGTON - CIA Director Michael Hayden cast doubt on the legality of waterboarding on Thursday, a day after the White House said the harsh interrogation tactic has saved American lives and could be used in the future.

February 22, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN and PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Rural health panel backs changes at struggling Georgia hospitals

ATLANTA - A panel studying Georgia's rural health issues on Monday recommended a pilot program pairing four hospitals with other providers in their area, creating a "hub and spoke" model aimed at cutting down on expensive emergency room visits to struggling hospitals.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS - The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.

February 23, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing.

February 23, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


FIFA closes on dates for Qatar World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

February 23, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball looks to speed things up

PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 23, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro ENT a key part of downtown revival

One of the greatest challenges in any community is rehabbing and reusing existing buildings. There is a common thought process that it is easier to tear down a building and start over.

February 23, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Columnists/Editorials


New playoff format could add excitement to league

MIAMI - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

February 23, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators host 1st round of state

The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be able to stay home for the first round, and possibly second, of the GISA Class AAA basketball tournaments this week.

February 23, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


In the Pits: Daytona gets the race it needed

It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

February 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Rodriguez gets early start at Yankees' camp

TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.

February 23, 2015 | By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press | Sports






'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights.

February 23, 2015 | By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer | Entertainment News


James Hahn wins a playoff at Riviera for 1st PGA Tour title

LOS ANGELES - James Hahn had reason to feel like a nobody at Riviera.

February 23, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano had a shot to win the NASCAR championship last year. A flawed late pit stop cost him the chance, and he went into the offseason determined to get back into contention again.

February 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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