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US diplomat's resignation adds uncertainty to US-India civilian nuclear deal

WASHINGTON - The departure of the State Department's No. 3 official adds uncertainty to a U.S. nuclear deal with India that is already in deep trouble.

February 03, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


White House chart shows 473 days of no e-mail, including dates in CIA leak and Iraq probes

WASHINGTON - Apparent gaps in White House e-mail archives coincide with dates in late 2003 and early 2004 when the administration was struggling to deal with the CIA leak investigation and the possibility of a congressional probe into Iraq intelligence failures.

February 03, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush fills Iran policy void before it opens as State Department exodus continues

WASHINGTON - President Bush moved quickly Friday to fill a key diplomatic post with responsibility for Iran policy, nominating the American ambassador to Russia for the job immediately after his predecessor's resignation.

February 03, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Exclusive: Former Homeland Security secretary says waterboarding is torture

WASHINGTON - The first secretary of the Homeland Security Department says waterboarding is torture.

February 03, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Snow makes roads slippery, cancels flights in parts of South; snowballs at Ala. Capitol

ATLANTA - Snow, rain and sleet spread across parts of the South on Saturday, dusting lawns and shrubs with flakes and leading airlines to cancel several hundred flights.

February 03, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Smithsonian's national African-American museum urges blacks to preserve treasures, history

CHICAGO - Evelyn Johnson's father has never liked talking about his time in the Army during World War II. He was angry that black servicemen like him fought for freedom overseas only to come home to face discrimination, she says.

February 03, 2008 | By TARA BURGHART Associated Press Writer | National


Black World War II veteran receives posthumous honors after military overturns court-martial

MILWAUKEE - Booker Townsell rarely spoke about his time in the Army or his wrongful conviction in one of the largest courts-martial of World War II.

February 03, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX Associated Press Writer | National


Romney wins Nevada caucuses

Mitt Romney won Republican presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday while John McCain and Mike Huckabee dueled in a hard-fought South Carolina primary, a campaign doubleheader likely to winnow the crowded field of White House rivals.

February 03, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Linchpin of stolen body parts probe to plead guilty, could bolster cadaver transplant lawsuits

NEW YORK - The man accused of scheming to plunder bodies for parts used in thousands of tissue transplants is poised to plead guilty, and authorities and victims' relatives say his testimony could roil the billion-dollar industry.

February 03, 2008 | By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Lights, camera and a different kind of action: Wounded Marines get training for film careers

SAN DIEGO - Joshua Frey looked through the view finder of his camera in a studio production lot, focusing on a group of helmets atop wooden stakes.

February 03, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Charges dismissed against Texas justice, wife, but prosecutor says house-fire probe continues

HOUSTON - A judge dismissed grand jury indictments Friday that accused a Texas Supreme Court justice and his wife of involvement in an arson at their home, but prosecutors noted the couple had not been absolved and the investigation was continuing.

February 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


Bomb-resistant trucks for troops in Iraq moving as quickly as possible, defense secretary says

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A multibillion-dollar effort to produce bomb-resistant vehicles for U.S. troops in Iraq is moving ''as fast as humanly possible,'' Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday, after a visit to the military facilities playing a key role in the program.

February 02, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | National


Ky. police find 5 dead in car submerged in rural creek; no foul play suspected

SPARTA, Ky. - Five bodies were found in a car submerged in a northern Kentucky creek, near a sharp curve on a rural road, police said.

February 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Deaths of 8 men whose skeletons found in Fla. officially ruled homicide; just 2 identified

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Eight men whose skeletal remains were discovered last year in Fort Myers were the victims of homicide, police said Friday.

February 02, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Woman was killed by her husband after he got out of jail during the Christmas rush

POMONA, Calif. - Monica Thomas-Harris got the chilling news just before Christmas: Her estranged husband, jailed for abducting and threatening her, had been released.

February 02, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


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Rural health panel backs changes at struggling Georgia hospitals

ATLANTA - A panel studying Georgia's rural health issues on Monday recommended a pilot program pairing four hospitals with other providers in their area, creating a "hub and spoke" model aimed at cutting down on expensive emergency room visits to struggling hospitals.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS - The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.

February 23, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing.

February 23, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


FIFA closes on dates for Qatar World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

February 23, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball looks to speed things up

PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 23, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro ENT a key part of downtown revival

One of the greatest challenges in any community is rehabbing and reusing existing buildings. There is a common thought process that it is easier to tear down a building and start over.

February 23, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Columnists/Editorials


New playoff format could add excitement to league

MIAMI - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

February 23, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators host 1st round of state

The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be able to stay home for the first round, and possibly second, of the GISA Class AAA basketball tournaments this week.

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


In the Pits: Daytona gets the race it needed

It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

February 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Rodriguez gets early start at Yankees' camp

TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.

February 23, 2015 | By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press | Sports






'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights.

February 23, 2015 | By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer | Entertainment News


James Hahn wins a playoff at Riviera for 1st PGA Tour title

LOS ANGELES - James Hahn had reason to feel like a nobody at Riviera.

February 23, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano had a shot to win the NASCAR championship last year. A flawed late pit stop cost him the chance, and he went into the offseason determined to get back into contention again.

February 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


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