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Police: Woman believed to be ’D.C. madam’ kills herself

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - A woman police believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey committed suicide, officials said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National

Review: Google Earth powerful, though tricky to use, share

USHUAIA, Argentina - Online photo albums I had prepared for family and friends weren't capturing the essence of my travels to the southern reaches of the world. Then a light bulb clicked as I was exploring Google Earth: Why not use that?

May 16, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National

Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Consumer spending up mainly because of sharp price increases

WASHINGTON - Don't be fooled by a larger-than-expected increase in consumer spending. People aren't buying more - they're just paying more for their purchases, raising doubts about whether the 130 million stimulus payments the government began sending out this week will be enough to lift consumers' sagging spirits.

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

US warns Belarus on embassy closure

WASHINGTON - The United States has warned Belarus that it may order its embassy in Washington and consulate in New York closed, and shut down the U.S. Embassy in Minsk in an escalating tit-for-tat diplomatic spat, officials said.

May 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bush calls for approval of $770 million in food aid

WASHINGTON - President Bush called on Congress Thursday to approve $770 million to help alleviate dramatically escalating food prices that threaten widespread hunger and increasing social unrest around the world.

May 16, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

House panel OKs assistance on housing slump

WASHINGTON - Democrats and several Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee banded together Thursday to pass a $300 billion housing rescue package.

May 16, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington

Audit: Vets with brain injury still not getting proper care

WASHINGTON - Many Iraq war veterans with traumatic brain injury are not getting adequate health care and job assistance for their long-term recovery despite years of government pledges to do so, Veterans Affairs Department investigators say.

May 16, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Maine river crests after surging to record high

FORT KENT, Maine - The rain-swollen St. John River crested early Thursday after hitting a record high, forcing residents to flee to higher ground as more than 100 homes flooded.

May 16, 2008 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press Writer | National

Pakistan’s leaders announce progress on reinstating judges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Pakistani leaders reported progress Thursday in talks on how to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf, signaling they had fended off a crisis that threatened to break up their month-old coalition government.

May 16, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Baby birds babble, too

WASHINGTON - The happy babbling that entertains parents as their babies try to mimic speech turns out to have a parallel in the animal world.

May 16, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | National

Wounded vets race cars on S.C. track while recovering

GREER, S.C. - It's been two years since Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Stengel sat behind the wheel, and life is much different now.

May 15, 2008 | By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER Associated Press Writer | National

Improved weather aids fire crews in Ariz., Nev. and Calif.

PHOENIX - Lighter wind and higher humidity during the night helped crews make progress Wednesday against a wildfire feeding on ponderosa pine forest near Grand Canyon National Park.

May 15, 2008 | By MARK CARLSON Associated Press Writer | National

Texas officials looking at possible abuse among FLDS boys

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials told legislators Wednesday that they're investigating the possible sexual abuse of some young boys taken from a polygamist sect's ranch, as well as broken bones among other children.

May 15, 2008 | By APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer | National

New Mexico police remove 3 children from church compound

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - State police have removed three children from an apocalyptic church whose leader claims to be the Messiah and acknowledges having sex with some of his followers.

May 15, 2008 | By MATT MYGATT Associated Press Writer | National

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Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

MIAMI - Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for ...

November 28, 2015 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the ...

November 28, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

At least 11 hurt in standoff at Colorado clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman was arrested Friday hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, wounding multiple people and engaging in ...

November 27, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

The end for Black Friday?

NEW YORK - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

November 27, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday ...

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Nov. 27 - Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins entered into rest Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins

November 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers ...

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number ...

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press

Plenty for Panthers to prove this year

Coming off an 87-73 loss in the Elite Eight round of the state playoffs, this year's Portal Panthers basketball team won't have the ...

November 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Listen to the message from God

Parousia, eschatology, antinomianism, deontology, existentialism ... a lot of words that probably don't mean diddly - a technical term - to most of us. Now, if we ...

November 26, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

SHS wins thriller at LNO

It was a close call Tuesday night for Day 2 of Statesboro's Ladies Night Out tournament, but when it was all said and done ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Sports

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Don't let airlines lose your luggage this holiday season

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

GOP readies next assault on health care law, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

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