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With fading time and clout, Bush takes aim at unfinished business

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush's final-year agenda is a stripped down list of what he can realistically hope to get done, since the clout he once touted is fading away.

January 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Thai bombing hits New Year's festivities; other celebrations pass without incident

SYDNEY, Australia - A bomb attack wounded 27 people Monday in a Thai tourist town where people had gathered to celebrate the New Year, officials said.

January 15, 2008 | By MERAIAH FOLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Today in History - December 31

Today is Monday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2007.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 12/31

The International Bridge Press Association hands out annual awards for the best bidding, declarer play, defense and anything really meritorious by a junior.

January 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 12/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: I suffer from severe leg cramps that sometimes will ease and come back again with a vengeance. They wake me from a sound sleep, and I have to get up. Nothing helps. Sometimes they last 10 minutes or more and are draining. I sweat and have heart palpitations, and the pain is unbearable.

January 15, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/31

DEAR ABBY: I have lived next door to the "Smiths" for 18 years. They're nice people. When problems have arisen, they have helped me out, and I have done the same for them. We're good neighbors and friends.

January 15, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


4 days of rain save Atlanta area from driest-year-on-record title; reservoir level rises

ATLANTA - This year was almost one for the record books, but then it rained for four days straight.

January 15, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Bush signs bill allowing state, local governments to cut investment ties from Sudan

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush signed legislation Monday to allow states and local governments to cut investment ties with Sudan because of the violence in Darfur.

January 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 12/31

There will be a very lucrative market in the year ahead for the knowledge or skill you've acquired throughout the years. Don't hide your light under a bushel; make it a point to let others know what you have to offer.

January 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


New year brings civil unions to N.H. Statehouse, 20 couples decide to marry after midnight

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is becoming the fourth state to legalize civil unions and about 20 couples decided to be the first to take advantage of the new law with a late-night ceremony on the Statehouse steps.

January 15, 2008 | By BEVERLEY WANG Associated Press Writer | National


Up to a foot of fluffy snow blankets upstate New York and northern New England

ALBANY, N.Y. - Heavy snow fell across northern sections of the Northeast on Monday, capping a December of unusually heavy snow.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


19 bodies found in China coal mine explosion

BEIJING - Nineteen miners died in a coal mine blast in a northeast Chinese province - the latest casualties in another deadly year in the world's most dangerous mines, state-run media said Monday.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


23 Afghan police, soldiers killed in attacks across the country

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint in the south and killed 16 officers, officials said Monday. Seven Afghan police and soldiers were reported dead elsewhere as Afghanistan's bloodiest year since the Taliban's ouster drew to a close.

January 15, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India wary but calm in face of crisis in Pakistan

NEW DELHI - No country should have more to fear from Pakistan's slide toward instability than India.

January 15, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Out of a reckless moment, tragedy and reconciliation

TEXAS CITY, Texas - A cool, clear Texas night. A straight expanse of roadway. Two teenage boys, idling their car engines at the same stoplight.

January 14, 2008 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


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Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press | Sports


Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

SYDNEY - An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.

December 21, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

NEW YORK - The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.

December 21, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Rice success increases slave trade activity along coast

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Christmas began thanks to Mary's childlike faith

"Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it" (Mark 10:15).

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Local Roundup: SEB comeback effort falls short

ALBANY - Southeast Bulloch's furious second-half comeback attempt fell short as the Yellow Jackets fell 63-57 on Friday at the U-Save-It Classic against Class AAAAAA foe Lee County.

December 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Subway says thanks to Food Bank volunteers

Subway Restaurants of Statesboro recognized the staff and volunteers of the Statesboro Food Bank with a Subway luncheon last week to say "thank you" for their tireless efforts to help others all year long.

December 20, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rookie receivers stealing the show

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.

December 19, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Following probe, FIFA won't reopen World Cup voting

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with five games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.

December 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Controlled burn sends smoke into downtown Statesboro

Smoke seen in downtown Statesboro this afternoon was caused by the controlled burn of a 15-acre field near Akins Smith Road in the Hopulikeit area, according to Bulloch County 911 and Statesboro Fire Department spokespersons.

December 19, 2014 | From | Local


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