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US diplomat says Serb premier could order capture of top war crimes fugitives

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - A U.S. diplomat said two top war crimes suspects - Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic - could be apprehended with a single phone call from Serbia's prime minister.

January 02, 2008 | By AIDA CERKEZ-ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | World


Israel steps up attacks on militants, dealing blow to Islamic Jihad with deaths

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel will keep striking the leaders of groups that launch rockets from the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged Tuesday after an hours-long aerial assault killed 12 militants including the commander of the extremist group Islamic Jihad.

January 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


More than a week after an ice storm, tens of thousands in Oklahoma still cold and in the dark

OKLAHOMA CITY - More than 88,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma remained without power on Tuesday, more than a week after an ice storm plunged them into darkness.

January 02, 2008 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | National


From the bus to the ring: ECI's Championship Game - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

From the bus to the ring: ECI's Championship Game vs. Wilcox Co.

January 02, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Kurdish officials say Turkish troops that had entered Iraq have withdrawn

KIRKUK, Iraq - Turkey sent hundreds of troops about 1 1/2 miles into northern Iraq early Tuesday in an operation against Kurdish rebels but then withdrew them later in the day, Kurdish officials said.

January 02, 2008 | By YAHYA BARZANJI Associated Press Writer | World


Congress expanding FOIA to allow access to more government records

WASHINGTON - Congress is moving to reverse one area of the Bush administration's trend toward secrecy since the 2001 terrorist attacks by expanding the Freedom of Information Act, increasing penalties for noncompliance and making records held by government contractors subject to the law.

January 02, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Astronauts take spacewalk to check defective mechanisms; fuel test under way at launch site

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A pair of space station astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Tuesday to inspect two defective mechanisms that are hobbling power generation at the orbiting complex.

January 02, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/18

Dorothy Parker said, "Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair."

January 02, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Fed unveils plan to curb shady home lending practices

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve endorsed new rules Tuesday that would give people taking out home mortgages new protections against shady lending practices.

January 02, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Deceased Georgia speaker to lie in honor at state Capitol

ATLANTA - Flags flew at half staff over the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday in honor of the cantankerous yet compassionate former speaker of the House whose reign under the gold dome lasted nearly three decades.

January 02, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Muslims mark spiritual high point of hajj, though some politics sneaks in

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia - Millions of Muslims marked the zenith of the annual hajj Tuesday, praying for God's forgiveness on a rocky desert hill here where in Muslim tradition Adam and Eve were reunited after leaving Eden.

January 02, 2008 | By SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI Associated Press Writer | World


Rice, in Iraq, cites ‘‘common interest’’ in stopping Kurdish rebels who attack Turkey

KIRKUK, Iraq - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday the United States, Iraq and Turkey have a ''common interest'' in stopping Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, and told Iraqi leaders they still have urgent work ahead to unite the country.

January 02, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | World


Judge orders hearing on whether administration violated court order by destroying CIA videos

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Bush administration to defend its decision to destroy videotapes of CIA interrogations of two al-Qaida suspects.

January 02, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Lawmakers find way to avoid Medicare cut for doctors

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have crafted a six-month reprieve for physicians facing a 10 percent rate cut when treating Medicare patients, congressional aides and advocacy groups said Tuesday.

January 02, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | National


UN General Assembly approves resolution calling for death penalty moratorium

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday called for a moratorium on the death penalty with a view to abolishing executions, approving a resolution opposed by the U.S., China and Iran.

January 02, 2008 | By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer | World


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Ray Rice's suspension vacated

NEW YORK - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.

November 28, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Missouri clinches SEC East title

COLUMBIA, Mo. - After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.

November 28, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Old-Fashioned Hate

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia won't be playing in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

November 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Black Friday shoppers: Thanksgiving not for sales

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Many Black Friday shoppers say they avoided spending money on Thanksgiving Day because, they say, the holiday should be a time for family.

November 28, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

NEW YORK - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

November 28, 2014 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Local


Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

November 28, 2014 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press | World


10 things you’ll regret not doing in 10 years

While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.

November 28, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI | Hot topics


2 traits scientifically proven to make your relationship last

Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.

November 28, 2014 | By AMY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


15 baby names only celebrity kids could pull off

Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?

November 28, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.

November 28, 2014 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | World




Police fear gunman may be targeting homeless

ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

November 27, 2014 | By MATT STROUD Associated Press | World


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


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