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HEALTHBEAT: New stroke treatment can vacuum clots out of the brain

WASHINGTON - It's a tiny vacuum cleaner for the brain: A new treatment for stroke victims promises to suction out clogged arteries in hopes of stopping the brain attack before it does permanent harm.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Military’s dependence on contractors makes it hard to fire private-sector partners

WASHINGTON - ITT Federal Services International, a defense contractor hired to maintain battle gear for U.S. troops in Iraq, repeatedly failed to do the job right.

February 17, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


W.Va. governor says stimulus only a short-term solution for troubled economy

WASHINGTON - Congress has taken the lead in bringing needed fiscal discipline to the economy, West Virginia's governor said Saturday.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Bush, Democratic Congress face obstacles in their plans to expand global AIDS program

WASHINGTON - A five-year, $15 billion effort to combat AIDS in Africa and other areas - arguably the most important and popular international program of the Bush presidency - may become a political battleground as it comes up for renewal.

February 17, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


All-Star game, State Capitol trip for Foster

Former Georgia Southern All-America quarterback Jayson Foster is in the midst of a busy two week period.

February 17, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hughes of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracey Shanese Hughes, to Terrence Ramon Head, son of Mr. and Mrs. Errol Moore of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

February 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Analysis: Mixed picture in Iraq sharpens differences among Pentagon brass on troop withdrawals

WASHINGTON - Discussions about a possible pause in troop cuts in Iraq underscore what is shaping up as a sharp debate between the U.S. commanders running the war and those who have to provide the forces for the fight.

February 17, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Employment falls for the first time in more than 4 years, a fresh sign of possible recession

WASHINGTON - In a shower of pink slips, U.S. employers cut jobs last month for the first time in more than four years, the starkest signal yet that the economy is grinding to a halt if it hasn't already toppled into recession.

February 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Happy 100th, Mrs. Cooper!

February 17, 2008 | | Birthdays


Pentagon seeking $20 billion to increase size of Army, Marine Corps

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is seeking more than $20 billion in its 2009 budget to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps as the military struggles to fight wars on two fronts, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

February 17, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: Bennett 3 at buzzer lifts Lady Devils, SHS sweeps Lakeside

AUGUSTA - Statesboro senior Monnette Bennett hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 23 points to lift the Lady Blue Devils to a 43-40 victory at Lakeside Friday night.

February 17, 2008 | From Staff and Wire Reports | Sports


Investigators closer to understanding mystery slaughterhouse illnesses, give it a name

WASHINGTON - Investigators are preparing to test pig brains as they struggle to tell what is causing a mysterious nerve illness affecting pork plant workers in Minnesota and Indiana, but so far have found no signs of wider infection, federal health officials said Friday.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


CDC: Flu outbreaks reported in 11 states as flu season goes into full swing

WASHINGTON - Flu season is in full swing, with wide outbreaks in 11 states - and a new strain is starting to emerge that this year's vaccine doesn't specifically target, the government's public health chief said Friday.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Hundreds of rebels clash with government forces in Chad’s capital

NAIROBI, Kenya - Hundreds of rebels charged into Chad's capital aboard pickup trucks Saturday, clashing with government troops around the presidential palace in the most forceful attempt yet to oust President Idriss Deby. The rebels claimed to gain strength from defecting soldiers in the oil-rich Central African nation.

February 17, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


It’s official: French President Sarkozy has married former model

PARIS - They had a glitzy, jet-setting courtship, but when it came time for the wedding, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former supermodel Carla Bruni opted for a simple, classic ceremony - and the bride wore white.

February 17, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Braves' bats rally in seventh

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night.

April 25, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

ATLANTA - When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself.

April 25, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nets beat Hawks 91-83

NEW YORK - They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs.

April 25, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Compton, Day top board in Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic.

April 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets.

April 25, 2015 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press | Associated Press


Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

April 25, 2015 | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press | Associated Press




Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

RICHMOND HILL - Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at a public hearing inside the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.

April 24, 2015 | By JEFF WHITTEN Bryan County News | Local


Valdosta cancels classes ahead of flag support rally

VALDOSTA - Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew a large crowd to Valdosta.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sickness closes Laurens Co. schools

DUBLIN - Laurens County closed all of its public schools Friday after an estimated 150 children went home sick the day before with what health officials suspect is highly contagious norovirus.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


SEB relay team sets record

For six years, the Southeast Bulloch school record for the 4x400 time was 3:28.88, that is until Cecil McCollum, Ladarion Fonseca, Javarious Spaulding and Justin Youmans shattered it by one second in one of the biggest meets of the season.

April 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy wipes out Terrell in state playoffs

April 24, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Phillies outlast Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 win over theAtlanta Braves on Friday night.

April 24, 2015 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Swafford, Weekley atop soggy Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.

April 24, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports




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