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US advisory panel OK’s 2 new combination vaccines

ATLANTA - A federal advisory panel on Thursday endorsed two new combination vaccines designed to reduce the number of needle sticks that young children must endure to get the recommended immunizations.

July 11, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Court rejects death penalty for raping children

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday outlawed executions of people convicted of raping a child.

July 10, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fossil of most primitive 4-legged creature found

WASHINGTON - Scientists unearthed a skull of the most primitive four-legged creature in Earth's history, which should help them better understand the evolution of fish to advanced animals that walk on land.

July 10, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Health insurance lags most in Southwest, CDC says

ATLANTA - The Southwest has the lowest rate of health insurance coverage in the country, with 30 percent of non-elderly adults and 18 percent of children uninsured, according to a new government study.

July 10, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Architect hopes new skyscraper keeps us spinning

NEW YORK - An Italian architect said he is poised to start construction on a new skyscraper in Dubai that will be ''the world's first building in motion,'' an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it an ever-shifting shape.

July 10, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Iran issues warning over nuclear program

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament speaker warned the West on Wednesday that it may face ''a done deal'' if it provokes Iran, a stern hint that Tehran could build nuclear weapons if attacked.

July 10, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Court slashes judgment in Exxon Valdez disaster

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday slashed the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million.

July 10, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed talking tough on the threat of inflation

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues, concluding a two-day meeting, are expected to keep talking tough about inflation while stopping short of actually doing anything, at least right away.

July 10, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 6/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: I was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease. While I've apparently had the condition for a long time, my posture is the same as it has been for many years. In fact, everything is the same.

July 10, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 6/26

In most bridge deals played with a trump suit, declarer's hand takes the majority of the tricks - but not always.

July 10, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/26

Although the aspects indicate that you will enjoy some income growth in the year ahead, your progress might not be as rapid as you would hope. Even if it is slow, a steady climb is still in the making.

July 10, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Afghanistan blames Pakistan in Karzai attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official on Wednesday accused Pakistan's premier spy agency of organizing a recent assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the most serious in a string of allegations against Pakistan.

July 10, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Man is acquitted in Amy Winehouse husband case

LONDON - A British court on Wednesday acquitted a former pub manager of taking a bribe to drop assault charges against Amy Winehouse's husband.

July 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Divers get bodies from capsized Philippine ferry

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - Bodies in life jackets washed up on islands and drifted at sea Wednesday as more than 100 divers probed deeper inside a Philippine ferry that capsized during a powerful typhoon.

July 10, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tsvangirai briefly leaves Dutch Embassy

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition leader briefly emerged from his refuge at the Dutch Embassy Wednesday and called for African leaders to guide talks to end Zimbabwe's crisis, saying a presidential runoff this week was no solution.

July 10, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Braves set to open ballpark April 13 vs Padres

NEW YORK - The Atlanta Braves are scheduled to open SunTrust Park on April 13 against the San Diego Padres, according to a copy of the ...

June 29, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Salazar rolls, Indians beat Braves 3-0 for 12th straight win

ATLANTA - Danny Salazar didn't want to be the pitcher who couldn't keep the Cleveland Indians' winning streak alive.

June 29, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet

OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Loss aside, tennis teacher revels in chance to face Federer

LONDON - How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?

June 29, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.

June 29, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson equipped with a major and confidence

AKRON, Ohio - The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.

June 29, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press




Indians beat Braves for longest winning streak in 34 years

ATLANTA - Corey Kluber insists no one in the Cleveland clubhouse is talking about the Indians' longest winning streak in 34 years.

June 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Parks and Rec teams participate in Lyons Tournament

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department Mite Boys with Machine All-Star Teams traveled to Lyons recently to participate in the 54th Annual Lyons ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

June 28, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Spieth facing long odds of a better year than '15

AKRON, Ohio - Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season.

June 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Shhh: Serena Williams, coach don't discuss '22' at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

June 28, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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