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February 15, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Army suicides rise as much as 20 percent, report says

WASHINGTON - As many as 121 Army soldiers committed suicide in 2007, a jump of some 20 percent over the year before, officials said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senior al-Qaida commander al-Libi, 1 of U.S. most wanted, killed

CAIRO, Egypt - Abu Laith al-Libi, a top al-Qaida commander in Afghanistan who was blamed for bombing a base while Vice President Cheney was visiting last year, has been killed, according to a militant Web site.

February 15, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Back from Darfur, George Clooney takes on new role as UN messenger of peace

UNITED NATIONS - In his new role as U.N. messenger of peace, George Clooney was playing himself.

February 15, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Court orders new trial in Wis. ’shaken baby syndrome’ case

MADISON, Wis. - An appeals court Thursday threw out the conviction of a woman imprisoned for shaking a baby to death and ordered a new trial, saying the latest research into ''shaken baby syndrome'' might prove her innocence.

February 15, 2008 | By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Bush says lawmakers leave nation vulnerable by holding up eavesdropping law

LAS VEGAS - Sternly prodding Congress, President Bush said Thursday that lawmakers are jeopardizing the nation's safety by failing to lock in a government eavesdropping law.

February 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Drifter pleads guilty, sentenced to life in death of hiker

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - Gary Michael Hilton was sentenced Thursday to life in prison - with possibility of parole in 30 years - after pleading guilty to murder in the beating-death of a young woman hiker in the north Georgia mountains.

February 15, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Police say Ohio nurse accused of rape abused 14 patients

SANDUSKY, Ohio - A nightshift nurse charged with raping a partially paralyzed nursing home patient abused 13 other patients, including many who could not communicate, at health care centers since the mid-1980s, authorities said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


The Measure of a Nation: In the American presidency, myth and reality a potent combination

EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the first story in ''The Measure of a Nation,'' a yearlong series of multimedia story packages about the American presidency and the 2008 elections as seen through the prism of the culture, not the candidates.

February 15, 2008 | By TED ANTHONY and RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer | National


Whirlpool to close Tenn., Mexico plants, affecting 1,250 workers

DETROIT - Whirlpool Corp. is closing plants in Tennessee and Mexico, affecting a total of 1,250 workers, the appliance maker announced Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JEFF KAROUB AP Business Writer | National


No delays as new ID rules requiring proof of citizenship take effect at U.S. border

HIGHGATE, Vt. - Motorists passed easily through border checkpoints Thursday as tougher identification standards for U.S. and Canadian citizens went into effect without the backups and confusion some travelers had feared.

February 15, 2008 | By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 1

(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 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mortgage brokers scramble to retain business, reassure public of ethical standards amid bust

Mortgage brokers who haven't fled or been forced out of the industry are in survival mode.

February 15, 2008 | By ALAN ZIBEL Associated Press Writer | National


Swiss experts say some HIV patients can have unprotected sex

GENEVA - Swiss AIDS experts said Thursday that some people with HIV who meet strict conditions and are under treatment can safely have unprotected sex with non-infected partners.

February 15, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Eagles dig big hole, can't recover in loss to UTC

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A frantic Georgia Southern rally in the final minutes came up just short as Chattanooga held off the Eagles 96-91 Thursday night at The McKenzie Arena.

February 15, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work

WASHINGTON - New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.

March 20, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign TE

Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.

March 19, 2015 | ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Poll: Public unaware health law in jeopardy

WASHINGTON - With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.

March 19, 2015 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Little change in desire for action on inequality

DENVER - Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.

March 19, 2015 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press




Gurley con only watch on Pro Day

ATHENS, Ga. - While he continues to rehab his knee - and his reputation - Todd Gurley is relying on game film to make his case for the NFL draft.

March 18, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


SEB boys dominate local competition

Southeast Bulloch had a banner day on the track Wednesday as its boys ran away with a convincint victory while the girls notched a second place finish in a meet that included SEB, Bulloch Academy, South Effingham, Emanueld County Institute and Johnson of Savannah.

March 18, 2015 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Syracuse's Boeheim to retire in three years

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach - revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But the coda to his decorated career has become tinged with undeniable blemishes, laid out in harsh penalties for violations the NCAA says show Boeheim and the university lost control of athletics.

March 18, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


VFW post seeks help for public service

After adding just two new members last year, Statesboro's VFW post plans to do more community service in 2015, but continues to struggle for volunteers and funds.

March 18, 2015 | | Local


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