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New England begins the big dig-out after epic snow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York's Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast.

February 09, 2013 | By JAY LINDSAY and MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Local


5 students arrested after school locked down

SWAINSBORO - Authorities say five students have been arrested on gang-related charges after a school administrator was told there might be a gun on campus.

February 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | Local


Catholic bishops reject Obama offer on contraceptive coverage

WASHINGTON -- Roman Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected the Obama Administration's latest bid for compromise over a hotly disputed health policy that requires employees at religiously affiliated institutions to have access to insurance coverage for contraceptives.

February 08, 2013 | By DAVID MORGAN Reuters | Local


Super Bowl power outage traced to relay device

U.S. power company Entergy Corp said Friday it has traced the cause of Sunday's Super Bowl power outage to an electrical relay device.

February 08, 2013 | Reuters | Local


At least 4 dead in fiery I-16 wreck

MONTROSE, Ga. - More than two dozen cars, pickup trucks and tractor-trailers collided Wednesday morning in a fiery pileup on a foggy Georgia interstate, killing at least four people and sending nine others to a hospital, officials said.

February 06, 2013 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Goodbye Saturday mail? Postal Service plans cuts

WASHINGTON - Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.

February 06, 2013 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press | Local


Dell to go private in landmark $24.4B deal

Michael Dell will take Dell Inc. private for $24.4 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis, a deal that allows the billionaire chief executive officer to revive the fortunes of his

February 05, 2013 | By POORNIMA GUPTA Reuters | Local


Documents: Worries about outage before Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS - Superdome officials warned just months before the Super Bowl that the venue's electrical system could suffer a power outage and rushed to replace some of the equipment ahead of the big game

February 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | Sports


FBI: Officers stormed bunker when child in danger

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Officers stormed an underground bunker in Alabama where a 5-year-old boy had been held hostage for nearly a week, rescuing the child and leaving the boy's abductor dead, officials said Monday.

February 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | Local


Obama presses his gun proposals in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS - With his gun proposals dividing Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday the challenges he faces in winning support for measures ranging from criminal checks on gun buyers to an assault weapons ban. But, he declared: "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something."

February 04, 2013 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Local


GSU ROTC wins competition

Georgia Southern University's Eagle Battalion won the 2013 6th Brigade Ranger Challenge last weekend in Camp Blanding, Fla.

February 01, 2013 | Special to the Herald | Local


Suicide bombing at US Embassy in Turkey kills 2

ANKARA, Turkey - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive Friday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, killing himself and a Turkish guard in an attack that Turkish officials blamed on domestic leftists.

February 01, 2013 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press | World


US gains 157K jobs; jobless rate rises

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger at the end of 2012 than previously thought, providing reassurance that the job market held steady even as economic growth stalled.

February 01, 2013 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Nation


2 dead after storms rake South, take aim at East

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Kandi Cash trudged in rain through the splintered debris of her grandparents' home, hoping to salvage photos and other keepsakes after violent storms raked the Southeast, leaving two people dead before the vast storm front moved on to pummel the East Coast.

January 31, 2013 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Man? Beast? Or Both?

Fair warning: this one is going to haunt you.

January 30, 2013 | By LYNN LILLY Special to the Herald | Local


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