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Crude oil hits record $100 a barrel

NEW YORK - Crude oil prices soared to $100 a barrel Wednesday for the first time, reaching that milestone amid an unshakeable view that global demand for oil and petroleum products will outstrip supplies.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


California sues EPA over greenhouse gas regulations; 15 other states expected to join its suit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, challenging the Bush administration's conclusion that states have no business setting emission standards.

January 17, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Even in hospitals, shock treatment delayed for cardiac arrest in one-third of cases

NEW YORK - Just because you're in the hospital doesn't mean you'll quickly get treated if your heart stops beating. About one-third of patients don't get a potentially live-saving shock within the recommended two minutes, a new study found.

January 17, 2008 | By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | National


School closings from Maine to W.Va. as more snow falls; some areas set records in December

CONCORD, N.H. - Snow fell across parts of New England for the third day in a row Wednesday, adding to last month's record accumulations and closing schools.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Worries about housing, credit and financial problems drove Fed to cut rates in December

WASHINGTON - Worsening problems in the housing, credit and financial markets drove the Federal Reserve to do an about-face in December and slice its key interest rate yet again with the hope it would help bolster an economy that was losing speed, according to meeting minutes made public Wednesday.

January 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Priest, a friend of Pa. casino owner, accused of perjury, alleged to have lied about mob ties

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Roman Catholic priest was arrested on perjury charges Wednesday, accused of lying about his relationship with a mobster in testimony to a grand jury investigating a casino owner's possible ties to organized crime.

January 17, 2008 | By PETER JACKSON Associated Press Writer | National


Construction spending rebounded in November despite a further decline in housing

WASHINGTON - Construction spending edged up slightly in November as a continued steep slump in housing was offset by record spending on government and business projects. But a key gauge of manufacturing activity fell in December to the lowest point in almost five years.

January 17, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Scotland Yard will help Pakistan investigate Bhutto’s assassination

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Pervez Musharraf announced Wednesday that Scotland Yard will help investigate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and authorities pushed back elections until Feb. 18 - a delay prompted by the rioting that followed her death.

January 17, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New program aims to give Iraqis jobs — and keep them away from militias

HUDA, Iraq - Children skip across a stream of raw sewage on a side road, trash piles up in a dusty lot and there are few desks - and even fewer chairs - in the village school's dark, cold classrooms.

January 17, 2008 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


International pressure mounts for Kenya to end violence; at least 300 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya - International pressure mounted on Kenya's leaders Wednesday to end postelection violence that has killed more than 300 people, including dozens burned alive as they sought refuge in a church.

January 17, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Smoking ban is a breath of fresh air in the cafes of France

PARIS - What's that nice smell? For drinkers and diners in France on Wednesday, the answer was fresh air.

January 17, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Car bomb explodes near police station in Algeria, killing 4 officers

ALGIERS, Algeria - A car bomb exploded near a police station in a town east of the Algerian capital Wednesday, killing at least four officers and ripping off the building's facade, witnesses said. An Arab broadcaster reported that an al-Qaida branch claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.

January 17, 2008 | By HASSANE MEFTAHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stranded Palestinian pilgrims return to Gaza, ending 5-day standoff

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egypt allowed more than 2,000 Palestinian pilgrims to enter the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing a fierce rebuke from Israel, which had tried to prevent top members of the militant Hamas from returning home.

January 17, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bus bringing passengers from Mexico crashes on Texas highway, killing 1, injuring dozens

VICTORIA, Texas - A charter bus veered off a highway early Wednesday and flipped onto its side, killing one passenger and injuring dozens of other people, at least nine critically, authorities said.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


US general expects record poppy crop in Afghanistan, promises to step up anti-drug effort

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. general in charge of NATO's Afghanistan mission said Wednesday he expects another year of ''explosive growth'' in the country's poppy fields, a harvest militants will turn into weapons for use against Afghan and NATO troops.

January 17, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

NEW YORK - The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.

January 25, 2015 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


Belichick tries to clear the air

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

January 24, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks all about balance

ATLANTA - The Hawks know it can be done.

January 24, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball mourns passing of Ernie Banks

CHICAGO - To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game.

January 24, 2015 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Students research civil rights deaths

ATLANTA - A black man shot while driving back to his Washington, D.C. home after attending an Army Reserve camp.

January 24, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

ATLANTA - A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

January 24, 2015 | By RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


'It won't happen to my child'

"It won't happen to my child."

January 24, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


PHS slams ECI

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers have found themselves in some close games over the last couple of weeks, but they weren't playing around against Emanuel County Institute Friday night.

January 23, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA boys win 8th straight

Three seniors scored in double figures to lift the Bulloch Academy boys to their eighth straight win Friday night, outlasting GISA Region 2-AAA foe Trinity Christian School of Dublin 56-42.

January 23, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Blue Devils take down SEHS

GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils improved to 12-8, 6-3 in Region 3-AAAAA with a 77-72 win on Friday at South Effingham.

January 23, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Column: Belichick should be benched

Not so long ago, we came to praise the New England Patriots.

January 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Palmer misses chance for 59 at Humana

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Ryan Palmer missed a chance to shoot 59 or lower Friday in the Humana Challenge, settling for an 11-under 61 after playing an eight-hole stretch in 10 under.

January 23, 2015 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer out of Aussie Open in 3rd round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open, his chances of reaching a 12th consecutive semifinal at Melbourne Park erased in a shocking third-round loss to Andreas Seppi on Friday.

January 23, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Huckabee: Resist possible decision for gay marriage

NEW YORK - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and a leading voice for Christian conservatives, said Thursday that governors and state legislatures should consider ways to resist a Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

January 23, 2015 | By SUSAN PAGE USA Today | Local


Ga. lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker will officially introduce a bill legalizing cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases on Monday as the General Assembly returns to action.

January 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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