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Human rights workers say politicians paying militias in worst of Kenyan violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - The price for burning down a home: 500 shillings, or about $8. Double that to have someone hacked to death.

January 27, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taiwan opposition wins elections by landslide, in blow to government’s hardline China policies

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party won a landslide victory in legislative elections Saturday, dealing a humiliating blow to the government's hardline China policies two months before a presidential poll.

January 27, 2008 | By PETER ENAV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Study confirms: Winters in Northeast are warming quickly, with smaller snowfall amounts

ALBANY, N.Y. - Earlier blooms. Less snow to shovel. Unseasonable warm spells.

January 27, 2008 | By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press Writer | National


Amid Delta discussions, Northwest CEO suggests the right merger deal could be beneficial

MINNEAPOLIS - The chief executive of Northwest Airlines says his carrier could benefit from a merger - if it's the right deal.

January 27, 2008 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 1/12

DEAR ABBY: Our 40th wedding anniversary will soon be here, and my wife, "Nancy," and I are considering renewing our vows. We were married when I was in the service during the Vietnam War, so we had only a rushed ceremony with a justice of the peace.

January 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police capture man suspected of killing 2, shooting third, taking ex-wife hostage in rural Ky.

MUSES MILLS, Ky. - A man suspected of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third before taking his ex-wife hostage was captured early Saturday, Kentucky State Police said.

January 27, 2008 | By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer | National


US lawmakers plan to use Beijing Olympic spotlight to raise complaints with China

WASHINGTON - The world will be watching China closely as it gears up to host the Olympics this year. So will U.S. lawmakers, who hope to use the attention generated by the summer games to highlight their complaints about China's government.

January 27, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Remains recovered from N.C. fire pit in search for pregnant Marine; accused comrade sought

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Authorities detailed gruesome evidence of a pregnant Marine's death Saturday as they excavated human remains from a fire pit where they believe a comrade she accused of rape burned and buried her body.

January 27, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


O.J. Simpson in custody in Florida, accused of violating bail in Las Vegas armed robbery case

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson was in jail Saturday, accused of violating terms of his bail in an armed robbery case, after a bondsman told authorities the former football star tried to get him to pass a message to a co-defendant.

January 27, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Recent Births 1/13

Carter Michael

January 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


Maine shipyard seeks to build better patrol boat for special ops to reduce injuries

BOOTHBAY, Maine - Navy SEALs are tough by nature, but they take a beating from their patrol boats: bruises, bumps and sore backs, even sprained ankles and chipped teeth.

January 27, 2008 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press Writer | National


Body of 1 of 4 kids thrown from coastal bridge found

MOBILE, Ala. - A duck hunter Saturday morning found the body of one of four children allegedly thrown from a coastal bridge by their father, raising hopes that the other bodies will be recovered, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran announced.

January 27, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/12

An important undertaking may head off in a direction you don't anticipate in the year ahead, but instead of getting upset, let events have their own way. Everything will work out far better for you than they would if done your way.

January 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


U.S. immigration agency will no longer sedate deportees without court order

LOS ANGELES - U.S. immigration agents must not sedate deportees without a judge's permission, according to a policy change issued this week.

January 27, 2008 | By PETER PRENGAMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Lindseys celebrating 60 years!

January 27, 2008 | | Anniversaries


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Super Bowl the final act of NFL's worst season

PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.

January 31, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Laird takes 3-stroke lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.

January 31, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks blow lead, but hang on for 19th in a row

ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.

January 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch Academy splits with HHC

Jaylen Tolliver scored a game-high 21 points to lead Bulloch Academy to a 66-55 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy Saturday afternoon.

January 31, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Black History Month

I came to know about "Blind Willie" McTell late in my life - about 11 years ago when I was working on Del Presley's "A Place to Call Home" at the brand new Emma Kelly Theater.

January 31, 2015 | By MICAH R. WHITAKER | Columnists/Editorials




Hawks down Blazers, winning streak now at 18

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seattle repeat a scary prospect for rest of NFL

PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

January 30, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK - Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

January 30, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Cost pressure intensifies for Plant Vogtle

ATLANTA - The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant near Waynesboro that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.

January 30, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

January 30, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Newberry: Has Ferry been punished enough for comments?

Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.

January 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic defeats Wawrinka, will face Murray in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Victim's mother leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man who former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he was found.

January 30, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports




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