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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


Retailers report weakest January results in nearly 4 decades as shoppers pull back further

NEW YORK - The nation's retailers delivered more evidence of a stumbling economy Thursday, as merchants reported their weakest January performance in nearly four decades, extending a malaise that has deepened since the holiday shopping season.

February 22, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


McCain seals GOP nomination as Romney suspends campaign

WASHINGTON - John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering campaign. ''I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,'' Romney told conservatives.

February 22, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI | Campaign 2008


Obama campaign says he’s raised $7 million since Super Tuesday, Clinton pulls in $4 million

NEW ORLEANS - Democrat Barack Obama raised $7.2 million in less than 48 hours post Super Tuesday and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton collected $4 million, giving him a financial edge that's caused consternation within a Clinton campaign clamoring for attention-getting debates.

February 22, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Disappointed conservatives debate their options as McCain’s triumph looms

WASHINGTON - Conservatives are nearly resigned to seeing front-runner John McCain capture the Republican presidential nomination, but they are still debating whether to stay home in November or to try to influence his positions and choice of a running mate.

February 22, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Automated ’robo-calls’ targeted by state and federal officials

WASHINGTON - The Clinton campaign has complained about them. So has Mitt Romney. Plenty of voters have vented, too. Those sometimes nasty and annoying recorded political phone calls known as ''robo-calls'' can drive people nuts - and states are trying to crack down on them.

February 22, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Encrypted laptop poses 5th Amendment dilemma in Vermont child-pornography case

BURLINGTON, Vt. - When Sebastien Boucher stopped at the U.S.-Canadian border, agents who inspected his laptop said they found files containing child pornography.

February 22, 2008 | By JOHN CURRAN Associated Press Writer | National


Midwest digs out from snow that strands hundreds of motorists; Great Lakes braces for flooding

MILWAUKEE - Hundreds of motorists were stranded in a massive traffic pileup on Thursday, frustrated air passengers were trying to reschedule their trips and dozens of schools were closed as the Midwest dug out from a major snowstorm.

February 22, 2008 | By JOHN HARTZELL Associated Press Writer | National


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12 things you should never give your wife for Christmas

Are you one of those men that wait until Christmas Eve to buy your wife's gift? She probably has had your gift for weeks, and it is already wrapped and placed under the tree, but you just can't figure out what to get her. While I can't tell you the perfect gift to give your wife, I can tell you what NOT to give her. I must mention that while the following list is pretty accurate, everyone is different. You may have a gourmet chef as your wife, so some fancy frying pan is just what she ...

December 16, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI Deseret News National | Hot topics


What's in a name? Why Mary is disappearing

They're the most familiar names at this time of year, but Mary and Joseph are disappearing from the cultural landscape as quickly as Santa's sleigh at daybreak.

December 16, 2014 | By JENNIFER GRAHAM | Hot topics


Avoid the red this Christmas: 13 ways to save money during the season

A recent survey by SunTrust Banks found nearly 40 percent of consumers feel pressured to spend more than they can afford this holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | By DEBORAH SUTTON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Nope. Can't. Maybe next time: The art of graciously saying 'no'

The holiday season is a time of giving. We give of ourselves because we want to be "the good guy." We want to be helpful, well-regarded, valued and, of course, our hearts tell us that giving is the right thing to do. Plus, giving feels just plain good.

December 16, 2014 | By LORI NAWYN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

WASHINGTON - Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

December 16, 2014 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press | Associated Press




Harbaugh's future will overshadow final two weeks for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh welcomes a sit-down with 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke to discuss the future - his future - after a season that will end in two weeks without a playoff berth for the first time during his four-year tenure.

December 15, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manziel flops in first start

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith faces uncertain future with Falcons

December 15, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Police once again offended by NFL player

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles' Ferguson returns from suspension

Georgia Southern men's basketball star Eric Ferguson's suspension was lifted Monday, effective immediately, according to GSU athletic director Tom Kleinlein.

December 15, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


'Gone with the Wind' premiere sparked tension

ATLANTA - Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie "Gone with the Wind," research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials.

December 15, 2014 | By JOHNNY CLARK Associated Press | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Country Store's Revell is living his dream

Growing up as a chubby kid certainly creates limitations both mentally and physically.

December 15, 2014 | | Local


Budget bill passed by Congress has $1.5M for Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH - A $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress includes a small amount of money to help begin deepening the Port of Savannah's shipping channel, and Georgia officials said they're confident more federal funding will follow once the $706 million project gets underway.

December 15, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

PENNSBURG, Pa. - A man suspected of going to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs and fatally shooting six people, including his ex-wife and her teenage niece, was at large, and prosecutors said investigators didn't know where he was or how he was getting around.

December 15, 2014 | By SEAN CARLIN and MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Associated Press


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