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Kenyans go to polls for tight presidential vote amid rigging claims

NAIROBI, Kenya - Millions turned out Thursday for Kenya's closest-ever presidential race - a contest pitting President Mwai Kibaki against a former ally - in relatively peaceful balloting after a campaign marked by violence and vote-rigging charges.

January 11, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Associated Press


Benazir Bhutto’s life a sweeping epic of blood and controversy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto was many things - zealous guardian of her dead father's legacy, aristocratic populist, accused rogue, even one of People magazine's 50 most beautiful people. And in the end, she was a victim of roiling passions in the nation she sought to lead for a third time.

January 11, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and JERRY SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


IRS says more than 3 million could have to wait until February to get refund

WASHINGTON - More than 3 million people will have to wait until February to get their tax refunds because of Congress' late fix to the alternative minimum tax, the IRS said Thursday.

January 11, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: House members spent $20.3 million on mailings to constituents

WASHINGTON - U.S. House members spent $20.3 million in tax money last year to send constituents what's often the government equivalent of junk mail - meeting announcements, tips on car care and job interviews, surveys on public policy and just plain bragging.

January 11, 2008 | By DENNIS CONRAD Associated Press Writer | National


Pair suspected in deaths of 6 family members near Seattle due in court

CARNATION, Wash. - Detectives painstakingly picked their way Thursday through the rural property where six people were killed Christmas Eve, and prosecutors prepared charges against the property owners' daughter and her boyfriend, authorities said.

January 11, 2008 | By ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE Associated Press Writer | National


Pakistanis in US express horror at Bhutto assassination, fear for the future of their homeland

NEW YORK - With shock and dismay, Pakistanis gathered around television sets in immigrant neighborhoods across the U.S. on Thursday after learning that their homeland's opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack.

January 11, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


NY man freed on bail 17 years after convicted of killing parents in one of first TV trials

NEW YORK - A man found guilty 17 years ago of murdering his parents as a teenager was freed from prison Thursday, days after an appeals court overturned the conviction and ordered a retrial because of new evidence.

January 11, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


Report: Siberian Tiger that mauled 3 at San Francisco Zoo may have been taunted by its victims

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Police are reportedly investigating whether the young men mauled by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo taunted the animal, a possibility the father of one of the victims said Thursday he hoped wasn't true.

January 11, 2008 | By MAY WONG Associated Press Writer | National


Distraught relatives watch as bodies pulled from Indonesia landslides; 87 feared dead

LEDOKSARI, Indonesia - Crying relatives watched in horror Thursday as rescuers pulled muddy corpses from Indonesian villages devastated by landslides and floods. At least 87 people were dead or missing, and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes.

January 11, 2008 | By BLONTANK POER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - December 28

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.

January 11, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Pakistani opposition leader Bhutto killed in suicide attack on campaign rally

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. Her death stoked new chaos across the nuclear-armed nation, an important U.S. ally in the war on terrorism.

January 11, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN and ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Ga. ranked fastest growing state in Southeast

ATLANTA - Georgia's population grew by more than 200,000 this year and ranked as the fastest growing state in the Southeast, according to new Census Bureau state population estimates released Thursday.

January 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Inflation fuels anger in Iran toward hard-line president Ahmadinejad, even among conservatives

TEHRAN, Iran - A sharp rise in inflation has provoked fierce criticism of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - not only from his reformist opponents, but also from senior conservatives who helped bring him to power but now say he is mismanaging the economy.

January 11, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chavez hopes to mediate broader Colombian settlement after hostage handover

CARACAS, Venezuela - As President Hugo Chavez prepared Thursday to send Venezuelan helicopters into Colombia to pick up three rebel-held hostages, he also hoped to mediate a broader settlement between leftist rebels and the U.S. backed Colombian government.

January 11, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 12/27

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 50-year-old male and have had stomach problems my whole life. I have eliminated a lot of foods from my diet. I'm lactose intolerant, so I don't eat any dairy products. I get blurred vision and a sensation similar to a bright light in my eyes when my stomach is upset or has too much acid. This lasts until the acid is reduced, or until after I vomit. What causes this to happen?

January 11, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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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


East Georgia Regional Medical Center limits visitors

Like other hospitals in the region, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is experiencing an increase in flu-related emergency-room visits.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.

December 19, 2014 | By JAKE COYLE Associated Press | Associated Press




Trufant, Atlanta Falcons defense wary of Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.

December 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


SHS, SEB invade Albany

Region championships and state playoff berths will be determined in the coming months, but both Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch's boys squads will get some tough non-region competition to help close out 2014 as they travel to Albany for the annual U-Save-It Classic beginning today.

December 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Why watch?

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:

December 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Dr. John Bressler: The magic of Christmas

The last couple of weeks have been wonderful for someone who likes the Christmas season and especially if he or she is looking for some Christmas spirit. Julie and I started out by attending the downtown tree lighting ceremony in Brooklet. It was a bit chilly - which is just right for folks like us - and we felt like we were in a Christmas card surrounded by angels. There was great music, Scripture and plenty of laughter and applause to warm our hearts. We love attending church and singing all those carols and admiring the tree decorated with crismons and the ...

December 18, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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