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Tiger attack draws scrutiny to San Francisco zoo director and his handling of the tragedy

SAN FRANCISCO - Since the deadly tiger escape at the San Francisco Zoo, its director has come under increasing criticism over his track record and his suggestion that the victims brought the attack on themselves by taunting the animal.

January 24, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


’Meanest mom on the planet’ sells teenage son’s car after finding booze under front seat

DES MOINES, Iowa - Jane Hambleton has dubbed herself the ''meanest mom on the planet.''

January 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


BA too much for Trinity

The Bulloch Academy boys began the defense of their 2007 GISA Region 2-AA crown with a rousing 68-44 romp over Trinity Christian School of Dublin Tuesday night.

January 24, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


White House unveils 'E-Budget' initiative

WASHINGTON - The conventional wisdom around Washington is that President Bush's budget will be dead on arrival when it gets to Capitol Hill.

January 24, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Buchannon plays big for Portal

David Buchannon made quite a splash when he and his family moved to Portal, and so far this season, he has helped lead the Panthers to a 14-1 start, including a 5-0 mark in Region 3-A.

January 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Small soiree or lavish fete? Sarkozy silence has French speculating over wedding details

PARIS - This much we know: France's president is smitten with a former model, and a wedding appears in the works. Now that Nicolas Sarkozy has hinted at plans to marry Carla Bruni, France's tabloids are scrambling to fill in the blanks.

January 24, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Brush fire, fog cause 50-car pileup along central Florida highway, killing at least 3

LAKELAND, Fla. - About 50 cars crashed on a highway blanketed by fog and smoke from a brush fire Wednesday, and authorities said at least three people were killed.

January 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Obama hints of sharper edge against Clinton; McCain presses for Michigan win

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama talked of introducing some Chicago smackdown to his politics of hope Wednesday, seeking a rebound after Hillary Rodham Clinton grasped victory in the New Hampshire primary. In the wide-open Republican contest, John McCain pressed to build on his New Hampshire win and named experience, knowledge and judgment as his calling cards in the races ahead.

January 24, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Advisory board tells President Bush declassification effort faces huge problems

WASHINGTON - The government is lagging far behind in declassifying its secrets and the problem is getting worse as agencies create billions more electronic records containing classified information.

January 24, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | National


Judge orders halt to distribution of Bibles in public schools in rural Mo. district

ST. LOUIS - A rural school district's long-standing practice of allowing the distribution of Bibles to grade school students is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.

January 24, 2008 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer | National


Bloodied, injured pit bulls in trash bin point to dogfighting in New York City’s suburbs

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Maybe the dogs had lost a bout before a frenzied crowd in a basement. Maybe they had been used to whet the bloodlust of other dogs. But dead or alive, the two shredded pit bulls were no longer of any use to their owners.

January 24, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/9

Notable changes will emerge from your personality that will allow you to take a kinetic leadership role in the year ahead. Don't be surprised when you look behind you and find a crowd following your every move.

January 24, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 10

(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 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | National


Panama crash survivor, 12, back home in Calif.; she remembers little, mother says

LOS ANGELES - A 12-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a plane crash in Panama is ''doing quite well'' following her return to California, while dealing with the devastating loss of her close friend, her mother said Tuesday.

January 24, 2008 | By DENISE PETSKI Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks give up rebound; investors remain nervous about economy, earnings

NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks fell again Wednesday after several rallies fizzled amid concerns about the strength of the economy and upcoming corporate results.

January 24, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


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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




Chase Elliott to replace Gordon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Serena one win away from 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia - It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.

January 29, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick, Carroll have different angles

PHOENIX - Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information.

January 29, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger's year off to rough start with 2-over 73

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

January 29, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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