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Iraqi security forces on alert on first anniversary of Saddam's execution

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of people, including many children, chanted slogans praising Saddam Hussein on Sunday as they tossed flowers onto his tomb one year after he was executed.

January 15, 2008 | By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Benazir Bhutto's 19-year old son and husband chosen to lead her party into elections

NAUDERO, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son was chosen Sunday to succeed her as chairman of her opposition party, extending Pakistan's most famous political dynasty but leaving the real power to her husband, who will serve as co-chairman.

January 15, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missouri ethanol mandate takes effect in new year, but many stations already offer it

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Pushing the button for regular 87-grade octane, Steve Smith said he thought he was filling his SUV with ethanol-free gasoline.

January 15, 2008 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press Writer | National


New video and medical report feed controversy over circumstances of Benazir Bhutto's death

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A newly released video of Benazir Bhutto's assassination and an inconclusive medical report raised new doubts Monday about the official explanation of her death and were likely to intensify calls for an independent, international investigation.

January 15, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya's president declared winner of vote marred by allegations of rigging, deadly violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki won a second term Sunday amid allegations that the government stole the vote, sparking deadly riots that lit up the night sky as enraged youths torched homes and shouted "Kibaki must go!"

January 15, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Supreme Court weighs in on partisan struggle over state voter ID law

WASHINGTON - The dispute over Indiana's voter identification law that is headed to the Supreme Court next week is as much a partisan political drama as a legal tussle.

January 15, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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


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Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.

January 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON - Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

January 28, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

ROCK HILL, S.C. - For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty-four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.

January 28, 2015 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




SHS takes two over Tigers

Statesboro's boys basketball squad avenged an early-season loss, taking a quick lead and never looking back in a commanding 57-37 win over Swainsboro Tuesday evening at the Devil's Den.

January 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators get a pair

Second-half surges lifted both Bulloch Academy basketball teams to region victories over Frederica Academy Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Contrast in styles makes QB matchup more intriguing

PHOENIX - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Nadal loses while Sharapova advances to semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

January 27, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Duct tape dynasty

I have admitted publicly that my skills at fixing stuff is about a two out of ten on the Home Depot Scale of Home and Farm Repair. Thus my tool box is not an extensive one. It has a hammer, a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a tape measure. That's all I need because I keep a goodly supply of duct tape on hand and as all good fix-it guys know, duct tape is the most versatile of all utensils in the cosmos. In fact I'd go so far as to say that duct tape is like ...

January 27, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Tiger to make 2015 debut

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods had a full set of teeth and was chomping at the bit to get his season started.

January 27, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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