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Texas father found guilty of putting baby daughter in microwave; jury rejects insanity defense

GALVESTON, Texas - A young father was found guilty Tuesday of badly injuring his infant daughter by putting her in a microwave, with jurors rejecting his claim that he was insane at the time.

April 09, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence drops to 5-year low in March on pessimism about jobs, income

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence sank to a five-year low in March as tight credit markets, rising prices and worsening job prospects deepened worries that the economy has fallen into recession.

April 09, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | National


Appeals court overturns N.Y. law ordering airlines to give stranded passengers food, water

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a state law requiring airlines to give food, water, clean toilets and fresh air to passengers stuck in delayed planes, saying the measure was well-intentioned but stepped on federal authority.

April 09, 2008 | Appeals court overturns N.Y. law ordering airlines to give stranded passengers food, water Associated Press Writer | National


Brave or foolish, lava lovers live in shadow of Hawaii’s active volcano

KALAPANA, Hawaii - As fiery lava pours down Kilauea volcano toward Jean Olson's lonely wooden house, incinerating everything in its path, there's no place she'd rather be.

April 09, 2008 | Brave or foolish, lava lovers live in shadow of Hawaii’s active volcano Associated Press Writer | National


Mastermind of Ga. ’Barbie bandits’ bank theft sentenced to 10 years in prison

MARIETTA, Ga. - A man convicted of being the mastermind behind the so-called ''Barbie Bandits'' bank theft was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask Dr. Gott 3/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband was diagnosed with a rapidly growing malignant brain cancer in 2004. He was 57 years old.

April 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/26

DEAR ABBY: I have seen several dogs and cats left outside in below-zero weather this winter. Yes, animals have fur to help them keep warm, but that doesn't mean they don't get cold (even in dog houses). People get cold staying outside for an extended amount of time, even when bundled up, so imagine how the animals feel. These innocent animals can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia just like humans.

April 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Detroit mayor, former aide arraigned in perjury case; plead not guilty

DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges they lied under oath about having an affair.

April 09, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Saudi King Abdullah calls for interfaith dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - King Abdullah is calling for a dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews, the first such proposal from this strictly Muslim kingdom at a time of mounting tensions between followers of Islam and those of other religions.

April 09, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR and ABDULLAH SHIHRI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gunfire during commercial flight was no sure recipe for catastrophe, experts say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The pilot of a US Airways plane may have been mishandling a firearm when it went off in flight, piercing the cockpit wall before the jet landed safely, a federal air marshal said Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 3/26

Here is a third deal from the bridge-dinner duplicate that I ran in Hobe Sound, Fla., last month. This one caught my eye because three Wests made four spades, one with an overtrick, and one South made five diamonds doubled with an overtrick. It is not often both sides bid and make game.

April 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police say 5 injured in crane collapse in Miami

MIAMI - Authorities say a crane collapse at a Miami construction site injured at least five workers.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Israel to allow foreign trained Palestinian forces to deploy in West Bank

JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister on Tuesday said he would soon allow 600 foreign-trained Palestinian police to take up positions in a volatile West Bank town in a gesture aimed at helping the moderate Palestinian government restore law and order.

April 09, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon says it mistakenly shipped ballistic missile parts to Taiwan

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the United States mistakenly shipped to Taiwan four electrical fuses designed for use on intercontinental ballistic missiles, but has since recovered them.

April 09, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Fed auctions another $50 billion to banks, bringing total to $260 billion since December

WASHINGTON - Fighting to ease a dangerous credit crisis, the Federal Reserve has provided a total of $260 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.

April 09, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


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Orioles complete sweep of Braves

BALTIMORE - Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the ninth inning, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding Atlanta ...

July 29, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gators cap charity tournament

July 29, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ...

July 29, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spurrier more confident in this year's South Carolina squad

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. - Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident aboutSouth Carolina's direction than he was at times last season.

July 29, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Local essay, poetry contests accepting entries

The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring the 2015/16 High School Essay Contest (grades 9-12) and the 2015 Youth Poetry Contest (grades 5-9 ...

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients ...

July 29, 2015 | By BRIAN BAKST and FARAI MUTSAKA | Associated Press


Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human ...

July 29, 2015 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Local




Americans start to feel price hikes

WASHINGTON - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

July 28, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex with him

ATLANTA - A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities ...

July 28, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Police Report, 7-29-15: A man who fled on foot after a traffic stop was arrested when apprehended.

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 ...

July 28, 2015 | | Police Report


No charges filed in crash Monday

No charges were filed Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 25 and Rocky Ford Road.

July 28, 2015 | | Local


Wieters walks it off for O's in 11th inning

BALTIMORE - Matt Wieters homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Monday night for their third straight victory.

July 27, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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