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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


Official: Al-Qaida’s attacks on Muslims may be undermining terror organization

WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida's embrace of violence may be undermining the terrorist group's support in the Muslim world, the nation's top intelligence official said Thursday.

February 22, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rates on 30-year mortgages decline for fifth time in past 6 weeks

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages dipped slightly this week, the fifth decline in the past six weeks.

February 22, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS senior Eric Ferguson - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, February 7, 2008 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

February 22, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Police Report - February 8

(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 22, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Exciting Masters shows that golf is in good hands

Jordan Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.

April 13, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Runs hard to come by early in season

Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport's offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.

April 13, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Still no verdict after 5 days of deliberation

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez completed their fifth day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict.

April 13, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


2 men arrested after officers find a variety of drugs

Two men caught with a variety of illegal drugs were arrested after an officer smelled marijuana in the suspects' car and called for assistance from a K-9 officer.

April 13, 2015 | | Local


Man flagging down traffic arrested on drug charges

A man was arrested for reportedly flagging down traffic on Fair Road last week after police said they found him with drugs and a handgun.

April 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Market District is model retail development

When local investor Bob Bryan purchased the 110-acre tract of land from the Hill family that now houses East Georgia Regional Medical Center and the Market District nearly two decades ago, most folks thought he had lost his mind.

April 13, 2015 | | Local


Thrill ride turns deadly for instructor at racing attraction

ORLANDO, Fla. - For fans of speed, the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World offers a heart-pounding thrill.

April 13, 2015 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Associated Press




Never a reason to drive a dirty car with Auto Shine Car Wash

There are few things that make you feel better than a spotless care inside and out.

April 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Let's get dressed for heaven

The Holy Spirit seems to have loved the use of analogy in inspiring the teachers and writers of Scripture. In the New Testament, the marriage union is used to represent the relationship between Jesus and his people. The Bible's applications of this parallel can help us prepare for the coming of Christ. If we want to be followers of Christ, we need to understand that "the Way" of Christ involves a change of our nature and a change of relationship to sin.

April 12, 2015 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Facts must trump parents' 'feelings'

One of the signs of these confused and confusing times we live in is that facts don't matter. What matters are feelings and opinions, which are often confused and confusing. According to another author friend, this is the primary feature of post-post-modernity.

April 12, 2015 | John Rosemond Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Pet obesity and winter-resilient aloe varieties

Question: I just heard a news story that many dogs and cats are overweight, but the owner doesn't realize it. Is this true? I have a big breed of dog, and I think he is just naturally large.

April 12, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'doctor' feared alligators in the street

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

April 12, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

April 12, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Life


New Masters champion feels right

History will remember the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth's Masters Tournament, and that's a good thing.

April 12, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


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