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EPA threatened states wanting tougher limits on mercury

WASHINGTON - While arguing in court that states are free to enact tougher mercury controls from power plants, the Bush administration pressured dozens of states to accept a scheme that would let some plants evade cleaning up their pollution, government documents show.

March 02, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Statesboro sweeps Region 3-AAAA; BA boys crowned champs

BRUNSWICK - Eric Ferguson scored 47 points, including 13 in overtime to lift Statesboro to a 71-69 win over Evans Saturday at Glynn Academy to claim the Region 3-AAAA championship.

March 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Dispute over guns in national parks threatens Senate vote on lands bill

WASHINGTON - An election-year dispute over whether to allow loaded guns in national parks is holding up a vote on a massive bill affecting public lands from coast to coast.

March 02, 2008 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Exclusive: US, Iran met secretly on financial sanctions over money laundering, terrorism

WASHINGTON - A U.S. official met secretly with Iranian banking officials and senior government aides who oppose punishing the Islamic nation for not doing enough to stop money laundering and terrorism funding, The Associated Press has learned.

March 02, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush responds to Medicare funding warning by proposing higher premiums for those better off

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration will ask Congress to increase the monthly premiums that wealthier Medicare beneficiaries pay for prescription drug coverage, officials said Friday.

March 02, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain works to bury hatchet with those on receiving end of his temper

WASHINGTON - Temper, temper.

March 02, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bill Clinton says Obama tries to ignore the Clintons’ accomplishments in the ’90s

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Former President Clinton on Friday accused Sen. Barack Obama, his wife's rival for the Democratic nomination, of trying to ignore any accomplishments they achieved during their years in the White House.

March 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton will have to get around DNC to seat Michigan and Florida delegates

MILWAUKEE - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton desperately wants meaningless wins in Florida and Michigan to turn into votes she can count on. It won't be easy with the Democratic National Committee rules standing in her way.

March 02, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Founder of ’70s rock band tells Huckabee to quit playing his song

CONCORD, N.H. - The chief songwriter and founder of the band Boston has more than a feeling that he's being ripped off by Mike Huckabee.

March 02, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama garners sought-after SEIU endorsement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama won the support Friday of the 1.9-million member Service Employees International Union, his second endorsement in as many days from large labor organizations and a fresh sign of momentum in the Democratic presidential race with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

March 02, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Fear of vote-rigging, violence, hang over crucial Pakistan elections

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Eight weeks after Benazir Bhutto was slain, Pakistan is holding elections that could shepherd a troubled nation into a new era of civilian rule and gird it against the Islamic extremists suspected of her killing.

March 02, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bird flu kills 3-year-old Indonesian boy in country’s second case reported in one day

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A 3-year-old Indonesian boy has died of bird flu, a health official said Saturday, announcing the country's second death from the illness in one day.

March 02, 2008 | By ALI KOTARUMALOS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Seven dead, four hurt when car plows into street racing crowd along Maryland highway

ACCOKEEK, Md. - A car plowed into a crowd that had gathered to watch a drag race on a suburban road early Saturday, killing seven people and injuring at least four, police said.

March 02, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Gunman’s friendly exterior masked troubles in his past, but rampage baffles many who knew him

DEKALB, Ill. - Steven Kazmierczak checked into a hotel near Northern Illinois University three days before his deadly shooting spree at the campus, paying cash and signing in under only his first name, the hotel manager said Saturday.

March 02, 2008 | By ASHLEY M. HEHER and CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Space station commander says she doesn’t fear plans to shoot down spy satellite

HOUSTON - Military plans to shoot down a damaged U.S. spy satellite carrying toxic fuel will not concern the crew aboard the international space station, commander Peggy Whitson said Saturday.

March 02, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


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Top seed ousted from College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech ...

June 21, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor life: Out of town fishing adventure

It will come as no great surprise to the regular readers of this column that I recently went on a fishing trip. Yep, I decided ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Right penalty, wrong delivery

OAKMONT, Pa. - As different as they are, the Masters and U.S. Open had two things in common this year.

June 21, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON - A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County Correctional Institute named best in state

The Bulloch County Correctional Institute was named best in the state during a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




A sweet celebration

A milestone few live to see was recognized Tuesday at Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation when resident Sugar Pryor celebrated her 107th birthday with family ...

June 20, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Treat Dad to a home-cooked meal

In my book, cooking a meal for someone you love is one of the greatest expressions of care and appreciation. In the South, we've ...

June 20, 2016 | | Life


911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that ...

June 20, 2016 | | Associated Press


Divided Senate hits gridlock on guns

WASHINGTON - A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on ...

June 20, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump to longtime campaign manager: You're fired

NEW YORK - Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and

June 20, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


8 arrested in Park Place fight

Statesboro police arrested eight people Saturday after responding to a reported fight at Park Place Apartments.

June 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


US: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

HOUSTON (AP) - American players maintained over and over that playing Argentinaand Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal ...

June 20, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rio's new subway line is running out of time before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Two construction workers chatted while applying white grout to the walls of a new subway tunnel one recent day, their voices and ...

June 20, 2016 | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press | Sports


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