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Consumer spending slows abruptly in December, turning in weakest growth in 6 months

WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months while applications for unemployment benefits soared last week, two more signs the economy is weakening.

February 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, January 31.

February 15, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Army suicides rise as much as 20 percent, report says

WASHINGTON - As many as 121 Army soldiers committed suicide in 2007, a jump of some 20 percent over the year before, officials said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senior al-Qaida commander al-Libi, 1 of U.S. most wanted, killed

CAIRO, Egypt - Abu Laith al-Libi, a top al-Qaida commander in Afghanistan who was blamed for bombing a base while Vice President Cheney was visiting last year, has been killed, according to a militant Web site.

February 15, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Back from Darfur, George Clooney takes on new role as UN messenger of peace

UNITED NATIONS - In his new role as U.N. messenger of peace, George Clooney was playing himself.

February 15, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Court orders new trial in Wis. ’shaken baby syndrome’ case

MADISON, Wis. - An appeals court Thursday threw out the conviction of a woman imprisoned for shaking a baby to death and ordered a new trial, saying the latest research into ''shaken baby syndrome'' might prove her innocence.

February 15, 2008 | By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Bush says lawmakers leave nation vulnerable by holding up eavesdropping law

LAS VEGAS - Sternly prodding Congress, President Bush said Thursday that lawmakers are jeopardizing the nation's safety by failing to lock in a government eavesdropping law.

February 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Drifter pleads guilty, sentenced to life in death of hiker

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - Gary Michael Hilton was sentenced Thursday to life in prison - with possibility of parole in 30 years - after pleading guilty to murder in the beating-death of a young woman hiker in the north Georgia mountains.

February 15, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Police say Ohio nurse accused of rape abused 14 patients

SANDUSKY, Ohio - A nightshift nurse charged with raping a partially paralyzed nursing home patient abused 13 other patients, including many who could not communicate, at health care centers since the mid-1980s, authorities said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


The Measure of a Nation: In the American presidency, myth and reality a potent combination

EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the first story in ''The Measure of a Nation,'' a yearlong series of multimedia story packages about the American presidency and the 2008 elections as seen through the prism of the culture, not the candidates.

February 15, 2008 | By TED ANTHONY and RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer | National


Whirlpool to close Tenn., Mexico plants, affecting 1,250 workers

DETROIT - Whirlpool Corp. is closing plants in Tennessee and Mexico, affecting a total of 1,250 workers, the appliance maker announced Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JEFF KAROUB AP Business Writer | National


No delays as new ID rules requiring proof of citizenship take effect at U.S. border

HIGHGATE, Vt. - Motorists passed easily through border checkpoints Thursday as tougher identification standards for U.S. and Canadian citizens went into effect without the backups and confusion some travelers had feared.

February 15, 2008 | By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 1

(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 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mortgage brokers scramble to retain business, reassure public of ethical standards amid bust

Mortgage brokers who haven't fled or been forced out of the industry are in survival mode.

February 15, 2008 | By ALAN ZIBEL Associated Press Writer | National


Swiss experts say some HIV patients can have unprotected sex

GENEVA - Swiss AIDS experts said Thursday that some people with HIV who meet strict conditions and are under treatment can safely have unprotected sex with non-infected partners.

February 15, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

ATLANTA - With a broad smile and an upbeat attitude, former President Jimmy Carter told the world Thursday that he has cancer in his brain, and ...

August 20, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local


Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S. government employees - including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies - used Internet connections in ...

August 20, 2015 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS Associated Press | Associated Press


‘Friday Night Live’ on Saturday

The eighth season of "Friday Night Live," where a Bulloch County high school football game is streamed live each week on statesboroherald.com, kicks off ...

August 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




SEB conquering the court

August 19, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Padres complete sweep of Braves

SAN DIEGO - Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs, and Tyson Ross pitch six solid innings as the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 ...

August 19, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Woods hopes to push for unlikely playoff spot at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - It's now or never for many players at the Wyndham Championship - the last chance to qualify for golf's postseason.

August 19, 2015 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Deflategate' judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

NEW YORK - A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL's four game suspension of Tom Brady over "Deflategate" is in jeopardy as the ...

August 19, 2015 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship

SAVANNAH - After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the ...

August 19, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School

SAVANNAH - An Apache helicopter pilot from Texas and a military police officer from Connecticut are the first women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger ...

August 19, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Scientists find how obesity gene works

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an ...

August 19, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Plague case in Georgia

A Department of Public Health spokeswoman told GHN that tests by the state show an individual in Georgia has the disease. CDC testing results have ...

August 19, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


August 19 - Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Lytell Stripling Turner Calh

Mrs. Lytell Stripling Turner Calhoun

August 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


UGA pins hopes on tailback Nick Chubb

By CHARLES ODUM

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


Willoughby no longer head coach at Portal

By HORACE HOLLOMAN

August 18, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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