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Egypt begins to control influx of Gazans; Israel says it wants ties cut with territory

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egyptian border guards took measures to control huge crowds of Palestinians streaming from Gaza to Egypt across a breached border for a second day Thursday, but they did not try to halt the flow.

February 08, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB and OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Societe Generale uncovers massive fraud by futures trader

PARIS - French bank Societe Generale said Thursday it has uncovered a 4.9 billion euro ($7.14 billion) fraud - one of history's biggest - by a single futures trader whose scheme of fictitious transactions was discovered as stock markets began to stumble in recent days.

February 08, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomber kills provincial police chief at blast site in Mosul

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed an Iraqi police chief and two other officers Thursday as they surveyed the site of the wreckage of a blast a day earlier that devastated a predominantly Sunni neighborhood in the volatile northern city of Mosul.

February 08, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, January 24.

February 08, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Pakistani, Afghan, Iraqi leaders discuss scourge of suicide bombing at world forum

DAVOS, Switzerland - Fears of world recession briefly took a back seat Thursday at the World Economic Forum, where leaders from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq focused on how to establish security in their volatile regions.

February 08, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Yad Vashem memorial launches Arabic Web site to combat Holocaust denial

JERUSALEM - Israel's Holocaust memorial launched an Arabic version of its Web site Thursday, including vivid photos of Nazi atrocities and video of survivors' testimony, to combat Holocaust denial in the Arab and Muslim world.

February 08, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missing Reno student’s family asks public for search help: ‘We know that someone will see her’

RENO, Nev. - Family members of a student who vanished five days ago asked Thursday for help in the search, as authorities struggled to develop leads and find evidence about her whereabouts.

February 08, 2008 | By SANDRA CHEREB Associated Press Writer | National


Britain unveils sweeping new terrorism law proposals, including longer detention

LONDON - The British government revealed sweeping plans Thursday to toughen terrorism laws, including a proposal to hold suspects for up to 42 days without charge.

February 08, 2008 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


California Supreme Court rules employers can fire workers for using medical marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO - Employers can fire workers found to have used medical marijuana even if it was legally prescribed, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Officials say Kremlin critic’s bid for presidential race is invalid; formal ruling due

MOSCOW - The only liberal Kremlin critic in Russia's presidential race stands to be kept off the ballot because tens of thousands of signatures on his nominating petitions were forgeries, election officials said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Spain says police moved against Islamic suicide cell even though it lacked bombs

MADRID, Spain - Police acting on a tipoff that a radical Islamic group was plotting suicide attacks in Barcelona moved against the cell last week even though it had not amassed enough explosives to make bombs, Spain's police chief said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Obama says blacks shouldn’t blame Clintons

KINGSTREE, S.C. - Democrat Barack Obama said Thursday that black voters should not object to criticisms being aimed at him by presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, a sign of cooling campaign rhetoric before Saturday's primary in South Carolina.

February 08, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Liberal group plans yearlong anti-Bush campaign; goal is to deny positive legacy

WASHINGTON - A liberal advocacy group plans to spend $8.5 million in a drive to ensure that President Bush's public approval doesn't improve as his days in the White House come to an end.

February 08, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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


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Hawks crush short-handed Mavs

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to a 104-87 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks, who were without suspended guard Rajon Rondo.

February 25, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

February 25, 2015 | By ROBERT JABLON | Sports


Chemist involved in baseball steroids case gets 18 months

MIAMI - A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

February 25, 2015 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Sports


No charges for Savannah officer who shot handcuffed man

SAVANNAH - A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun police missed while patting him down.

February 25, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking information on a South Carolina man suspected in a burglary that occurred early Wednesday in far southeastern Bulloch County.

February 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. House bill OKs cannabis oil to treat 9 health problems

ATLANTA - The Georgia House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to legalize cannabis oil for the treatment of nine major health problems, including sickle cell disease added at the last minute.

February 25, 2015 | By BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Missing Bulloch County boy is sought

A Bulloch County mother hopes someone will help find her teenage son.

February 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ahead of winter storm, Georgia delays woman's execution

ATLANTA - The state of Georgia on Wednesday delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate, ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit many areas with several inches of snow.

February 25, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Snow falls in the South as another storm hits region

Snow fell on the Deep South on Wednesday as another storm brought nasty weather to the region, walloping places that were hit hard just last week.

February 25, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Cooperative Extension summer program taking applicants in Bulloch County

Summer may seem far away, but it's not too early for high school students to begin planning for an exciting experience.

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lady Gators dominate

Bulloch Academy point guard Ashley Burke used her superb ball-handling skills and quickness to lead the Lady Gators to a 61-46 victory over Deerfield-Windsor School in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night.

February 25, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Portal faces 2nd-seeded Greenville

PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.

February 25, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Hawks happy to share the love

ATLANTA - The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme.

February 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

The country's largest weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure will stroke down the Ogeechee River this summer, with more than 400 paddlers ranging in age from 4 to 84 making the journey.

February 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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