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HEALTHBEAT: Esophagus damage, cancer rising with longterm heartburn

WASHINGTON - Chronic heartburn is a daily acid bath for the esophagus, and complications from it are on the rise.

April 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National

AP IMPACT: Military feels the gouge of fuel costs as Iraq, allies watch oil profits soar

WASHINGTON - Think you're being gouged by Big Oil? U.S. troops in Iraq are paying almost as much as Americans back home, despite burning fuel at staggering rates in a war to stabilize a country known for its oil reserves.

April 17, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington

Feds say vague law makes ban on Internet gambling tough to enforce

WASHINGTON - Congress' ban on Internet gambling is so vague that implementing it is a struggle, say federal officials charged with the task.

April 17, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Dean: Dems committed to seating Florida delegates if Obama and Clinton campaigns can agree

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday the party is committed to seating Florida's delegates at this summer's convention as long as any agreement is supported by the party's two presidential contenders.

April 17, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Obama says Gore would be considered for Cabinet-level post or higher

WALLINGFORD, Pa. - Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday he talks regularly with former vice president Al Gore and would consider putting him in a Cabinet-level position or higher.

April 17, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

McCain working to announce his choice of running mate before GOP convention

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sen. John McCain is in the ''embryonic stages'' of selecting a vice presidential running mate and he hopes to unveil his choice before the Republican National Convention to avoid the type of problems that plagued Dan Quayle's debut two decades ago.

April 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008

Astrograph 4/3

Conditions and developments that occur in the year ahead are likely to arouse your better leadership qualities. Once you accept command, you'll commit yourself to being the best and prove to be an outstanding chieftain others want to follow.

April 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 4/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am told I am losing blood all the time, but my doctors don't know from where. I have had several colon and throat studies and all types of blood work. On four separate occasions, I have had veins in my throat banded. I usually have three veins done at a time, but once I had five banded at once.

April 17, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Zimbabwe opposition declares presidential victory; results show ruling party loses parliament

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's party lost control of parliament, the latest official results showed Wednesday, hours after the opposition claimed it also had won the presidency.

April 17, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Unrest among China’s Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists creates challenges for Beijing

BEIJING - Unrest was reported Wednesday among Muslims in far western China, a headache for Beijing as it tries to squelch Tibetan protests and another sign that neither investment nor repression has ended anti-government feeling in the hinterlands.

April 17, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Boy, 12, kills man who was attacking his mother at boarding home; Md. officials weigh charges

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy fatally slashed a man who was attacking his mother at the boarding house where they lived, authorities said.

April 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Analysis: Allies’ reluctance to send more troops to Afghanistan reflects different view of war

BUCHAREST, Romania - At the heart of President Bush's problem in getting NATO allies to send more combat troops to Afghanistan is a basic disconnect over the war: The Europeans don't see it as one.

April 17, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press

The Eagles Nest: Receivers thrive in new Hatch Attack

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, April 2.

April 17, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO | The Eagles Nest - 07-08

Bridge 4/3

Sometimes successful surgery is set back by poor postoperative care. It can be the same at the bridge table. It is no good if one defender produces the best opening lead, but his partner fails to find the correct follow-up procedure.

April 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Scandal-hit Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern announces he will resign May 6

DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland but couldn't survive a scandal over his collection of cash from businessmen, announced Wednesday he will resign.

April 17, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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At least 11 hurt in standoff at Colorado clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman was arrested Friday hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, wounding multiple people and engaging in ...

November 27, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

The end for Black Friday?

NEW YORK - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

November 27, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday ...

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Nov. 27 - Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins entered into rest Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Shirley Ann Grimes Hagins

November 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers ...

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number ...

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press

Plenty for Panthers to prove this year

Coming off an 87-73 loss in the Elite Eight round of the state playoffs, this year's Portal Panthers basketball team won't have the ...

November 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Listen to the message from God

Parousia, eschatology, antinomianism, deontology, existentialism ... a lot of words that probably don't mean diddly - a technical term - to most of us. Now, if we ...

November 26, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

SHS wins thriller at LNO

It was a close call Tuesday night for Day 2 of Statesboro's Ladies Night Out tournament, but when it was all said and done ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Sports

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Don't let airlines lose your luggage this holiday season

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

GOP readies next assault on health care law, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

US traffic deaths rise sharply

DETROIT - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from ...

November 24, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

SEB can't contain Knights

Southeast Bulloch started off strong, but couldn't finish in a 48-28 loss to Windsor Forest on the second night of the Ladies Night Out ...

November 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

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