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House lawmakers preparing bill to pay for wars through end of budget year

WASHINGTON - The leaders of a House panel that oversees military spending said Wednesday they are drafting legislation that would pay for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through the rest of the year.

February 28, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Let the scripts begin: Vote to end writers strike clears path for TV shows, Oscars

LOS ANGELES - Lights, camera, action - but first, here come the writers.

February 28, 2008 | By LYNN ELBER AP Entertainment Writer | National


Dear Abby 2/14

DEAR ABBY: Valentine's Day is once again upon us. As a single woman, I have recognized that even on this day one can feel completely left out of things. So, last year I started a new tradition with my single women friends.

February 28, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


NY AG investigates major health insurers, claims unfair charges in the hundreds of millions

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he will sue Ingenix, its parent UnitedHealth Group and three subsidiaries, saying the insurers are defrauding consumers by manipulating how much doctors and hospitals are reimbursed.

February 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Fashion with a spark: Researchers at work on fabrics that could produce juice for gadgets

BOSTON - Someday, your shirt might be able to power your iPod - just by doing the normal stuff expected of a shirt.

February 28, 2008 | By BRIAN BERGSTEIN AP Technology Writer | National


Bush signs rescue package to jumpstart economy

WASHINGTON -President Bush on Wednesday signed a multibillion-dollar economic rescue package on Wednesday that means $300 to $1,200 rebates for many American households.

February 28, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: GSU assist king and senior leader Dwayne Foreman

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, February 13.

February 28, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Kentucky boy killed in storms buried as many in his famioly remain hospitalized with injuries

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. - Felicia Stephens, her arm in a splint, took one last look at the open coffin holding her 2-year-old son, then dropped back into her wheelchair sobbing.

February 28, 2008 | By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer | National


NYC police use fake company to set up chlorine buy, highlighting potential terror risk

NEW YORK - Undercover police secretly set up a fake company to demonstrate how easily and anonymously a terrorist could purchase chlorine on the Internet for a deadly chemical strike against the city.

February 28, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 14

(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 28, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Man slashes NYC psychologist to death in office; manhunt for suspect who may have been patient

NEW YORK - A man slashed a 56-year-old psychologist to death at her Upper East Side office clinic and seriously injured another therapist who tried to help her, police said.

February 28, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK and DAVID CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Retirement for inspector who missed foam blamed in deadly R.I. nightclub fire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The fire inspector who failed to detect flammable soundproofing foam blamed for a deadly nightclub fire in 2003 has retired, a fire official said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Kimbrell rises to state's second best

Michael Kimbrell transformed himself from a non-athlete to one of Bulloch Academy's best four-sport lettermen.

February 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Pakistan police say suspect in Bhutto slaying wanted to avenge friend who died in Red Mosque

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - An Islamic militant who is accused of helping carry out the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto wanted to avenge the death of a friend in the military attack last year, a senior police officer said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Australian apology to Aborigines raises hopes for compensation

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's apology to Aborigines for decades of racist policies drew an outpouring of emotion Wednesday. But attention quickly turned to what many consider the inevitable next step: paying compensation to victims of past injustices.

February 28, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | National


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Portal faces 2nd-seeded Greenville

PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.

February 25, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Hawks happy to share the love

ATLANTA - The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme.

February 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

The country's largest weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure will stroke down the Ogeechee River this summer, with more than 400 paddlers ranging in age from 4 to 84 making the journey.

February 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross

WTOC-TV news reporter Dal Cannady is at it again. He begins his annual seven-day, 100.1-mile walk Wednesday to raise money for the American Red Cross.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


4 local schools receive state AP honors

Four local schools were among the 609 listed recently as Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Cold, slushy weather crawled across much of the U.S. on Monday, coating parts of several Southern states in snow, leaving highways dangerously icy in numerous states from New Mexico to Oklahoma to New England, and sending temperatures plunging to 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. set to execute only female death row inmate this week

ATLANTA - The daughter of the lone woman on Georgia's death row is asking the state parole board to grant her mother life in prison instead of the death penalty for plotting to have her father killed - even though she says her dad's death was "the most painful experience of my life."

February 23, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.

February 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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


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