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NYC girl survives 180-foot fall down chimney

NEW YORK - A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family's rooftop. Instead, she fell into a chimney and plummeted down the flue for 14 stories, emerging nearly unscathed to tell her story after landing in a pile of furnace soot.

August 17, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Border towns grieve together after river shootings

KINGSFORD, Mich. - Two towns united in sorrow Saturday after a massacre that took place at the body of water that has always divided them.

August 17, 2008 | By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer | National


CDC understated number of new HIV infections in US

ATLANTA - The number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is much higher than the government has been estimating, U.S. health officials reported, acknowledging that their numbers have understated the level of the epidemic.

August 17, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Akins-Waits

Julianna Akins and William Clint Waits were united in marriage at 6:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, April 26, 2008. The double ring ceremony was performed by Robert Ferrell at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Gonzalez in Bellville, Ga.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Wisniewski-Shryock

Benjamin Paul Shryock and Danielle Anne Wisniewski were united in marriage on Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


FCC rules Comcast violated Internet access policy

WASHINGTON - A divided Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Comcast Corp. violated federal policy when it blocked Internet traffic for some subscribers and has ordered the cable giant to change the way it manages its network.

August 16, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Construction spending falls 0.4 percent in June

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell for the 11th time in the past 13 months in June as continued steep declines in housing activity offset strength in nonresidential building activity.

August 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police identify Canadian bus attack suspect

TORONTO - A man who witnesses said stabbed and beheaded his seat mate on a Greyhound bus in Canada made his first court appearance Friday, while police offered no motive for the savage attack against a 22-year-old carnival worker.

August 16, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Brazil suspect on drugs when British teen killed

GOIANIA, Brazil - The Brazilian man accused of dismembering a British teenager and stuffing her torso in a suitcase told The Associated Press on Friday that he doesn't remember most of what happened the night she died because he was high on cocaine.

August 16, 2008 | By MARCO SIBAJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Girlfriend held in flight of Mass. murder suspect

BOSTON - A mother who was initially labeled a kidnapping victim was arrested Friday in New York on a warrant charging her with helping her boyfriend flee after a fatal stabbing.

August 16, 2008 | By KAREN TESTA Associated Press Writer | National


Starved, disabled girl was failed at every turn

PHILADELPHIA - For days before Danieal Kelly died in a fetid, airless room - made stifling hot by a midsummer heat wave - the bedridden teenager begged for something to drink until she could muster only one word: water.

August 16, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


Minnesotans ponder bridge collapse a year later

MINNEAPOLIS - Buddhist monks chanted, American Indians pounded drums, and Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Greek Orthodox and Catholic leaders offered prayers and scripture Friday, reflecting the religious backgrounds of those who died a year ago when the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed during the evening rush hour.

August 16, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National


State workers lose jobs amid Calif. budget crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Thousands of state workers were told to stay home Friday under an order by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger aimed at cutting expenses for California's cash-strapped government, but a lawsuit filed by a union claims the governor is overstepping his authority.

August 16, 2008 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Ford, Toyota US sales fall in July

DETROIT - General Motors, Ford, Toyota and other automakers said Friday that their U.S. sales fell by double-digits in July as they struggled to keep up with consumers' growing demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

August 16, 2008 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press Writer | National


IAEA approves deal for India’s nuclear inspection

VIENNA, Austria - India and the U.S. moved a decisive step closer to implementing a landmark nuclear deal Friday following approval of an inspections plan by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

August 16, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left ...

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local




Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County ...

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Blue Devils fall in first round of state playoffs

With less than five seconds to play trailing by one goal, Mercer Tedders' corner kick found its target - like he's done so many times ...

April 26, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


On the Fringe: If they build a golf course, will they come to Olympics?

Building the new golf course in Rio de Janeiro in time for the Olympics once was considered the biggest obstacle.

April 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Another day, another defeat

ATLANTA - David Price matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, Travis Shaw homered and drove in five runs and the Boston Red Sox beat Atlanta ...

April 26, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Court decision on Brady's case affirms Goodell's power

Reinstatement of Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension affirmed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's power - a major point of contention for the NFL players' union.

April 26, 2016 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

DALLAS - An attorney for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manzielcalls the indictment against him "incredible" and said Tuesday that the way it's been handled ...

April 26, 2016 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Sports


Clinton, Trump roll on with wins

PHILADELPHIA - Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday, a commanding showing across the Northeast that kept the Republican front-runner on his narrow path to ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local






NCAA adds charge, removes another from UNC academic case

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - After waiting eight months to find out how the NCAA would revise its list of charges tied to the North Carolina ...

April 25, 2016 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee

OAKLAND, Calif. - If the Golden State Warriors want to cap a record-setting season with a second straight NBA title, they will need to survive the ...

April 25, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

NEW YORK (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday ...

April 25, 2016 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Sports


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