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Japan experiments with robots as part of daily life

TOKYO - At a university lab in a Tokyo suburb, engineering students are wiring a rubbery robot face to simulate six basic expressions: anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise and disgust.

March 16, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No. 2 commander of Colombia’s guerrillas killed in combat, government says

BOGOTA, Colombia - Security forces killed the No. 2 commander of Colombia's main guerrilla group in combat Saturday, dealing what the government called the biggest blow to the leftist force since its formation.

March 16, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Numerous agencies tried to assist N.Y. woman who is now accused of killing her 3 children

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - A social services agency, the police department and the courts had been involved. And so had schools, day-care providers and nonprofit agencies.

March 16, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Two people killed, two injured in two plane collision at central Florida airport, authorities say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A small airplane that may have had trouble landing struck another aircraft that was taxiing at an airfield and both burst into flames Saturday, killing two people, authorities said.

March 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Northrop Grumman, EADS beat out Boeing for Air Force refueling tanker contract worth $35B

WASHINGTON - The Air Force on Friday awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. and a European partner a $35 billion contract to build airborne refueling planes, delivering a major blow to Boeing Co.

March 16, 2008 | By JOELLE TESSLER AP Business Writer | National


New York City’s famed Plaza Hotel reopens after 3-year, $400 million renovation

NEW YORK - Hundreds of New Yorkers and tourists alike flocked to The Plaza Hotel on Saturday for the landmark's reopening after a three-year, $400 million renovation.

March 16, 2008 | By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor | National


Lady Eagles knock off Appalachian St.

Boone, N.C. - Georgia Southern used its 59 percent second-half shooting to outscore Appalachian State 44-28 and secure a 79-63 Southern Conference victory, Saturday afternoon at Holmes Center in Boone, N.C.

March 16, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


GSU grabs game two from Towson

A.J. Wirnsberger provided some early run support with a first inning grand slam and Aaron Eubanks pitched into the sixth inning as Georgia Southern took game two of the series against Towson 14-8, Saturday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium.

March 16, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Prince Harry returns to UK, relieved father and brother, after 10-week Afghan deployment

LONDON - Prince Harry returned home to his relieved father and older brother Saturday after a 10-week Afghan tour of duty that security officials fear could now make him a top target for extremists.

March 16, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ahmadinejad’s trip to Iraq highlights Iran’s rising influence in the neighboring country

BAGHDAD - President Bush's last trip to Iraq was kept secret until he arrived at a U.S. military base. Eight hours later he left, after Iraq's leaders traveled to meet him there.

March 16, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Transportation Department investigators find lax oversight of aircraft parts suppliers

WASHINGTON - Regulators and aircraft manufacturers are not keeping adequate tabs on the quality of plane parts made domestically and abroad, potentially raising risks for fliers, government investigators said in a report released Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By DAN CATERINICCHIA AP Business Writer | National


Jury swiftly returns guilty verdict against Okla. man in slaying of 10-year-old neighbor girl

NORMAN, Okla. - A jury found a man guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the killing of a 10-year-old girl, reaching its decision within minutes the day after hearing his macabre videotaped confession.

March 15, 2008 | By TIM TALLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Teenage son in custody in deaths of sheriff’s deputy and her 2 young daughters in Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday and charged with killing his mother, who was a sheriff's deputy, and his two small sisters, authorities said.

March 15, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Belgian author of best-selling Holocaust book admits survival story isn’t true

BOSTON - Almost nothing Misha Defonseca wrote about herself or her horrific childhood during the Holocaust was true.

March 15, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Man in critical condition after ricin find in room at Vegas motel

LAS VEGAS - Vials found in the motel room of a man hospitalized in critical condition tested positive for the deadly toxin ricin, authorities said Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


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US veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

IOTO, Japan - Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II.

March 21, 2015 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press | Associated Press




Busch takes pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch's comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed.

March 20, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work

WASHINGTON - New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.

March 20, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign TE

Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.

March 19, 2015 | ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Poll: Public unaware health law in jeopardy

WASHINGTON - With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.

March 19, 2015 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Little change in desire for action on inequality

DENVER - Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.

March 19, 2015 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press




Gurley con only watch on Pro Day

ATHENS, Ga. - While he continues to rehab his knee - and his reputation - Todd Gurley is relying on game film to make his case for the NFL draft.

March 18, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


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