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Mom in Web bullying case turns grief into activism

DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. - When Tina Meier's 13-year-old daughter committed suicide after being bullied on the Internet, her grief was so encompassing she felt at times she couldn't breathe. She had trouble being around loved ones who reminded her of her child. Even today, recollections of those first holidays after Megan's death are foggy at best.

June 14, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National

Dear Abby 5/30

DEAR ABBY: Please answer a question that has me perplexed. Why do people collect autographs?

June 14, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Ask AP: Jet pollution, fraction-of-a-cent coins

It can be a manufacturing plant, a spice grinder or a place where rumors get started. But did you know a ''mill'' can also be one-tenth of a cent - a unit of currency that showed up on state-issued tokens in the 1930s?

June 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Ask Dr. Gott 5/30

DEAR DR. GOTT: Are generic prescription drugs from India safe to use?

June 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Crane collapses in New York City; at least 1 dead

NEW YORK - A construction crane collapsed Friday on New York's Upper East Side, smashing into a 23-story apartment building as it fell to the ground, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring two others.

June 14, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National

Sect members waiting for children to be returned

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Now, the waiting begins. A Texas Supreme Court ruling paves the way for members of a polygamist sect to get their children out of foster care, but it remains unclear when that might happen or what kind of restrictions might be imposed.

June 14, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National

Astrograph 5/30

In the year ahead, there is an excellent possibility that you could form a dynamic friendship that will have a big influence in your life. This person will bring out the best in you and take you to places you've never been.

June 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Bridge 5/30

William Shakespeare wrote in one of his sonnets: "But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, / All losses are restor'd and sorrows end."

June 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Calif. torture trial airs family horror stories

MURRIETA, Calif. - For weeks, the three wives of Mansa Musa Muhummed and most of their 19 children have been telling a jury countless stories of torture and starvation that they kept to themselves for years.

June 14, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | National

Many consumers spend early rebates on soaring cost of living

CHICAGO - Many Americans allowed themselves to fantasize about large-screen TVs, European vacations and other luxuries when they learned of the federal rebates they'd be getting this spring and early summer.

June 14, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER AP Business Writer | National

LI resort proposal features indoor ski mountain

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The 35-story indoor ski mountain would soar over bucolic pine barrens and farms at the twin forks of Long Island.

June 14, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National

States grapple with fuel costs for school buses

RALEIGH, N.C. - The reality of rising fuel prices cost students in a Tennessee school district their bus ride to school this week on the last day of the year.

June 14, 2008 | By WHITNEY WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | National

Police Report - May 31

(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.)

June 14, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

Think gas prices are high? Try $11 in Turkey

PARIS - Americans are shell-shocked at $4-a-gallon gas. But consider France, where a gallon of petrol runs nearly $10. Or Turkey, where it's more than $11.

June 14, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Astrograph 5/31

In the year ahead, you'll be fortunate to be included in a number of arrangements or situations initiated by others. What you do with them is up to you, but the opportunities will be there to advance yourself greatly.

June 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

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Wildcats whip Statesboro

To say Statesboro High School got off to a rough start in a Thursday sub-region matchup against Richmond Hill would be an understatement.

October 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Chicago Cubs give their longest-suffering fans a bit of hope

CHICAGO (AP) - Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith.

October 08, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports

Falcons' Roddy White upbeat after meeting with Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with ...

October 08, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Portal wants another sub-region win


October 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Battle of Jackets in Brooklet

Southeast Bulloch will continue their quest for the state playoffs tonight as they host Savannah High School in an important sub-region 1-AAA matchup.

October 08, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Gators host Edmund Burke

Bulloch Academy begins the quest to win its first region championship in six years tonight when they host GISA Region 2-AAA rival Edmund Burke Academy ...

October 08, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

WASHINGTON - Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just ...

October 08, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press

In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

ROSEBURG, Ore. - When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community ...

October 08, 2015 | By JONATHAN COOPER Associated Press | Associated Press

Blue Devils back on the road

October 07, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

New coaches getting fast results with Falcons, Broncos, Jets

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn cranked up the music and turned up the energy for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 07, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

DraftKings open to regulation as it works to regain trust

LAS VEGAS (AP) - As daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings hustle to prove they can be trusted by thousands of users each week, cheating ...

October 07, 2015 | By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL Associated Press | Sports

Some highly touted teams flop in opening month of season

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech never expected to be in this position, facing its first four-game losing streak in nearly two decades.

October 07, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

Blatter awaiting fate after ethics committee investigation

LONDON (AP) - Sepp Blatter could be facing a 90-day suspension.

October 07, 2015 | SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports

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