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Bush calls on House to provide legal immunity for telecoms in eavesdropping legislation

WASHINGTON - President Bush pressured the House on Wednesday to pass new rules for monitoring terrorists' communications, saying ''terrorists are planning new attacks on our country ... that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison.''

February 28, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Iraqi lawmakers pass laws setting date for provincial elections and allotting 2008 budget

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament on Wednesday passed three key pieces of legislation that set a date for provincial elections, allot $48 billion for 2008 spending, and provide limited amnesty to detainees in Iraqi custody.

February 28, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 2/14

Although you have to shoulder bigger responsibilities where your work or career is concerned in the year ahead, don't let it intimidate you. Keep in mind that the returns will be larger as well, and that is motivation enough.

February 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


AP Centerpiece: Toy makers tweak lines to offset rising costs, but say prices will still rise

NEW YORK - Next holiday, that toy that was supposed to talk for a minute will talk for 40 seconds, and that portable electronic quiz game will ask fewer questions.

February 28, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


British court quashes conviction of students jailed for downloading terrorist material

LONDON - A British court on Wednesday overturned the convictions of five students jailed for downloading information on bomb-making and terrorism from the Internet.

February 28, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rape being used as weapon in Kenya’s ethnic violence, hospitals and clinics report

NAIROBI, Kenya - Looting, arson and murder have become hallmarks of Kenya's conflict over a disputed presidential election. Another, less talked about tactic in the violence that has degenerated into ethnic clashes: rape.

February 28, 2008 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Billionaire prominent in Georgian opposition dies in Britain after alleging murder plot

LONDON - The richest man in the former Soviet state of Georgia was found dead in his mansion near London less than two months after claiming he was the target of an assassination plot for helping lead a protest movement against his homeland's government.

February 28, 2008 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ga. lawmakers eye tobacco tax hike for first time in five years

ATLANTA - For the first time in five years, state lawmakers are looking at raising the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.

February 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Officials say 3 children killed in house fire in Sidney, Ohio, 5 others escape

SIDNEY, Ohio - A house fire killed three children and their bodies were buried inside when part of the structure collapsed into the basement, a fire official said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Chertoff: Virtual fence on Southwest border will get government’s stamp of approval

WASHINGTON - The government plans to approve a 28-mile virtual fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 2/14

Comedienne Jackie "Moms" Mabley said, "Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move."

February 28, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Region tournament scores

LOUISVILLE - Screven County's girls (19-7) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament with a 59-34 win over Metter on Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Snow and ice blankets Ohio Valley, closing schools and making roads hazardous

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Snow and ice spread across the Ohio Valley on Tuesday, closing schools, knocking out power for thousands of homes and businesses and collapsing a bakery roof.

February 27, 2008 | By WILL GRAVES Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 2/12

In "Themes and Variations," Aldous Huxley wrote, "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."

February 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


50 cars damaged, about 12 people hurt in pileup on foggy central California highway

FRESNO, Calif. - Fifty vehicles piled up in a chain-reaction accident in dense fog Tuesday, scattering mangled cars along a three-mile stretch of highway and injuring as many as a dozen people, the California Highway Patrol said.

February 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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Calhoun tops WCHS for title, stays unbeaten in AAA

ATLANTA - Calhoun scored on a 40-yard double-reverse pass from Baylon Spector to Carson Brown early in the fourth quarter and defeated Washington County, 27-20, to win the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state football title on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.

December 12, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


Navy enters rivalry with 12 straight wins

BALTIMORE - Navy's unprecedented 12-game winning streak against Army has increased the pressure on both teams Saturday.

December 12, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bad December? No problem in NFL

Discussing his Green Bay Packers' victory over the Atlanta Falcons on a snowy night at Lambeau Field this week, coach Mike McCarthy uttered the sort of platitude that certainly sounds true.

December 12, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Peterson's appeal denied, suspension upheld

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL's hard line on Adrian Peterson held up.

December 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida

BRYANT, Ark. - An 11-year-old Arkansas girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia, and found her safe, after her parents reported her missing.

December 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


2 officers shot near Atlanta

DECATUR, Ga. - Two men accused of invading a home outside Atlanta opened fire on two police officers with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday morning, causing a gunbattle that left four people injured and a lengthy manhunt by heavily armed authorities.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Local author offers hope, healing in new book

She was abused by her stepfather, threatened by her half-brother, teased by classmates and rejected and abandoned by her mother.

December 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


A scandal-free Heisman Trophy ceremony, for once

December 12, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


December 13 - Mrs. Juanita Brown Kirby Morris, age 92, died on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the O

Mrs. Juanita Brown Kirby Morris

December 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep government running

WASHINGTON - It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

December 12, 2014 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press




Court intervenes in disputed Oklahoma game

OKLAHOMA CITY - The ruling on the field stands: A high school football team from a tiny Oklahoma town is moving on to the state semifinals, having topped an Oklahoma City powerhouse after an improperly enforced penalty with 64 seconds left.

December 11, 2014 | By CLIFF BRUNT Associated Press | Sports


Mumps spreading through NHL locker rooms

NEW YORK - Once mumps invades a professional sports dressing room, it finds a fertile breeding ground and the NHL is finding that it is not easy to get rid of.

December 11, 2014 | By IRA PODELL AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Badgers' Gordon is dark horse

MADISON, Wis. - The voice sounded a little weary. The steps were a bit slow, at least compared to Melvin Gordon's usual gait around Camp Randall Stadium.

December 11, 2014 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons flying low down stretch

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's possible 5-8 never looked so good.

December 11, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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