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Israel closes Gaza crossings, pounds Hamas targets in bid to halt rocket attacks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel sealed all border crossings with the Gaza Strip on Friday, cutting the flow of vital supplies in an attempt to stop Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli border towns.

February 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


On bloodiest day of protests, Kenya opposition vows to keep up pressure with strikes

NAIROBI, Kenya - Clashes between rival tribes armed with machetes and bows and arrows on Friday marked the third, the bloodiest and what the government hopes is the last day of opposition protests over Kenya's disputed presidential election.

February 02, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


Canada document lists US, Israel as countries where prisoners risk torture, abuse

TORONTO - A training manual for Canadian diplomats lists the United States as a country where prisoners risk torture and abuse, citing interrogation techniques such as stripping prisoners, blindfolding and sleep deprivation.

February 02, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | World


Wall Street caps rough week with modest decline as stimulus plan fails draws little reaction

NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a painful week with another decline Friday as skittish investors unable to hold on to much optimism about the economy drew little comfort from President Bush's stimulus plan.

February 02, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Authorities say woman killed self, 2 children by walking into traffic on Mass. interstate

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A woman with a history of mental illness purposely walked her young niece and nephew into oncoming interstate traffic to commit a double-murder suicide, a prosecutor said Friday.

February 02, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/18

Some transformations in your lifestyle will be foisted upon you in the year ahead, which you might at first resist. But as time unfolds, you will discover they are working to your benefit and ultimately be exactly what you would have wanted.

February 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


From caucuses to crude oil to cornerbacks, AP answers your questions about the news

What does college football eligibility have to do with the price of oil?

February 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Terrorist gets life for plotting to blow up U.S. embassies in Singapore and Philippines

NEW YORK - A Canadian terrorist who briefly became an informant against top al-Qaida leaders was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to blow up American embassies in Singapore and the Philippines.

February 02, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Sri Lankan jets destroy rebel hideout, capture ground after cease-fire ends

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's military said air force jets destroyed a hideout used by senior Tamil Tiger rebels Thursday and soldiers captured a strategic stretch of road in a battle that left nine insurgents dead.

February 01, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | World


New species of palm tree that flowers itself to death discovered in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, botanists said Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By JONNY HOGG Associated Press Writer | World


Trying to soothe feelings in Europe, Gates praises NATO’s ’powerful role’ in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that sending Marines to Afghanistan will keep pressure on the Taliban and doesn't ''reflect dissatisfaction'' with NATO countries' performance.

February 01, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 1/17

John Hope Franklin, a professor of history at Duke University, said, "We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths ... and tell the world the glories of our journey."

February 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Senior general sees increase in Iraqi security forces, but years before they can take over

WASHINGTON - A senior military commander told a House panel on Thursday that Iraq's security forces are on track to add another 80,000 personnel by the end of the year, but it's a long way from becoming self-sufficient.

February 01, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Interview: Chertoff: New rules will mean longer lines at first; critics must ‘‘grow up’’

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday that new border crossing rules to take effect this month will mean longer lines for those entering the United States, but he said it was necessary to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack. Critics of the effort need to ''grow up,'' he told The Associated Press in an interview.

February 01, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT and EILEEN SULLIVAN<B> Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush and Bernanke back package to stimulate weakening economy

WASHINGTON - President Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday embraced calls for an economic stimulus package to avert recession. Bernanke said such a plan should be aimed at quickly getting cash into the hands of people, especially those with low and moderate incomes.

February 01, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


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New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Statesboro Allstate agent helps CASA receive grant

Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Statesboro's Digital Office Equipment expands to Augusta

Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.

October 21, 2014 | By NATALIE CROFTS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World




Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Medicaid expansion would help Ga. economy

If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

October 20, 2014 | | Local


Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

DALLAS - Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance.

October 20, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Nation


George H.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.

October 20, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Millions in Social Security benefits for expelled Nazis

OSIJEK, Croatia - Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

October 20, 2014 | By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press | World


Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


In the Pits: Keselowski marches to his own beat

It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.

October 20, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

October 20, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press | Sports


Getting World Serious

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 20, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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