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Crime report - December 26

January 09, 2008 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


Jokster 'sends' holiday greetings from afterlife

ASHLAND, Ore. - Even in death, Chet Fitch is a card.

January 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Astrograph 12/25

You will meet someone new in the year ahead who has clout in several compatible areas of your life, and this meeting will result in a partnership in two exciting enterprises. The union could have quite an impact on your life.

January 09, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Panama finds 3 bodies, 1 survivor in crash of plane carrying U.S. citizens

PANAMA CITY, Panama - The bodies of a California businessman, his teenage daughter and the Panamanian pilot of a plane that crashed over the weekend were found Tuesday in Panama's mountains, officials said. A 12-year-old American girl survived.

January 09, 2008 | By JUAN ZAMORANO Associated Press Writer | National


Sept. 11 workers, victims' families hold last midnight Mass at ground zero on Christmas Eve

NEW YORK - The first midnight Mass at ground zero was celebrated as workers were still clearing debris from the World Trade Center and recovering bodies after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

January 09, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer | National


Nine Georgia road deaths over holiday

Nine people had been killed in crashes on state roadways over the Christmas holiday period as of midday Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

January 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Food pantry project part of trend taking health care straight to the needy

WASHINGTON - An out-of-work David Thomas walked into a Milwaukee food pantry just seeking groceries. Thomas learned he was a stroke waiting to happen and got blood pressure medicine along with his bread.

January 08, 2008 | Food pantry project part of trend taking health care straight to the needy AP Medical Writer | National


Iran to solicit bids for the construction of 19 nuclear power plants, lawmaker says

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran plans to build 19 more nuclear power plants and will soon solicit international bids for their construction, a lawmaker said.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


The improbable love story of a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi orphan

MAUSTON, Wis. - Capt. Scott Southworth knew he'd face violence, political strife and blistering heat when he was deployed to one of Baghdad's most dangerous areas.

January 08, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Travelers hit roads and airports for Christmas Eve but most lines short and weather cooperates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Many Christmas Eve travelers around the country got what they wished for - few airport delays and highways that were mostly clear, despite a deadly weekend snowstorm in the Plains and the Midwest.

January 08, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Today in History - December 24

Today is Monday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2007. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Pope calls on faithful to find time for God as he ushers in Christmas with Midnight Mass

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI urged the faithful to set aside time in their lives for God and the needy, as he ushered in Christmas early Tuesday by celebrating Midnight Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

January 08, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | World


Gut feeling: North Dakota farmer forecasts the winter by examining pig spleens

STEELE, N.D. - Paul Smokov doesn't need radar or other high-tech equipment to forecast a major snowstorm on the prairie. He consults pig spleens.

January 08, 2008 | By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/24

Johnny Carson said, "Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas."

January 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Both Dems and Republicans set records as they raise money for 11 governors' races in 2008

The major parties are raising record amounts of cash as they prepare for gubernatorial campaign showdowns in 11 states next year.

January 08, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


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Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

WASHINGTON - The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Nation


2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


How much is $100 really worth in your state?

Consumers be aware - $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released this week.

August 21, 2014 | By FAITH HEATON JOLLEY Deseret News National | Hot topics


What Robin Williams' death can teach us about treating depression

Millions have taken to the Internet to remember actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died at age 63 in a suspected suicide.

August 21, 2014 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


100,000 elephants killed in Africa from 2010-2012, study shows

KENYA - An estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa have been killed by poachers from 2010-12, according to a new peer reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The killings have increased as a result of the growing demand for ivory sold on the black-market in China and other Asian countries.

August 21, 2014 | By LINDSEY PETERSON Deseret News National | World


What kind of car are you?

Cars are one of the most important status symbols in America. The kind of car you drive indicates the kind of person you think you are, and the kind of person you want other people to think you are. Sociologists have long studied the different kinds of cars in order to determine how they relate to a person's self-image. We are happy now to bring you the fruits of that research:

August 21, 2014 | By TIM TORKILDSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

ATLANTA - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

August 21, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | World


George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | World




Braves blow lead, streak over

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Mason gets his big chance

ATHENS - Hutson Mason finally has the job he wanted all along.

August 20, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Youth leads Falcon defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets out to prove last season was no fluke

Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.

August 20, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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