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Be Prepared: Boy Scout grabs knife, foils assassination in Maldives

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A quick-thinking Boy Scout foiled an assassination attempt on the president of the Maldives on Tuesday, grabbing an attacker's knife as the man leapt from a crowd and lunged at the leader, an official said.

January 23, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military: Bomb blamed on rebels kills Sri Lanka government minister, wounds 10

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A roadside bombing blamed on the Tamil Tigers killed a Sri Lankan government minister Tuesday in an attack likely to intensify the civil war already raging across this Indian Ocean island nation.

January 23, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Study: Healthy habits can mean 14 extra years of life

LONDON - To get an extra 14 years of life, don't smoke, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and drink alcohol in moderation.

January 23, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Sudanese troops fires on UN convoy in Darfur in apparent case of mistaken identity

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudanese troops shot at a United Nations convoy in Darfur, apparently mistaking it for a group of rebels in the first attack against the peacekeeping mission since it began this month, U.N. officials said Tuesday.

January 23, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Questions arise over federal aid for Nevada town flooded by canal break

FERNLEY, Nev. - Building inspectors planned to go door to door Tuesday to assess damage from the flood caused by a break in a century-old irrigation canal, as homeowners face uncertainty over who will help them pay for repairs.

January 23, 2008 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


Kenyan opposition leader rejects meeting with president, who names Cabinet he dominates

ELDORET, Kenya - Kenya's opposition leader rejected a presidential invitation for talks, calling the offer ''public relations gimmickry'' that would undermine international attempts to end an election standoff that has killed more than 500 people.

January 23, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Low-power TV stations worried about transition to digital broadcasting

WASHINGTON - Owners of thousands of small television stations that reach rural populations or specialize in community affairs and minority programming are worried the digital transition is going to leave their audiences watching a blank screen.

January 23, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National


Miami police detective found fatally shot in unmarked patrol car

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A Miami city police officer was found shot to death in his unmarked patrol car early Tuesday, authorities said.

January 23, 2008 | By LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL Associated Press Writer | National


Bacteria-contaminated milk from Massachusetts dairy is blamed for 3 deaths, miscarriage

BOSTON - At Whittier Farms dairy, the fifth-generation owners brag of the quality of their cows and still deliver milk to your door, in glass bottles. Customers like the products because they are a hormone-free taste of old New England.

January 23, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Man rescued after clinging to capsized boat for 14 hours off Florida’s Gulf Coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Robert Clark was aching and had jellyfish stings by the time he was rescued from the chilly water off Florida's Gulf Coast, where he had clung to his capsized boat for about 14 hours, he recalled Tuesday.

January 23, 2008 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 1/8

After 41 of the 48 boards in the World Transnational Open Teams final, Michel and Thomas Bessis (father and son) and Franck Multon from France, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes from Italy, and Pierre Zimmermann from Switzerland led Victoria Gromova, Tatiana Ponomareva, Alexander Dubinin and Andrei Gromov from Russia, and Cezary Balicki and Adam Zmudzinski from Poland by 19 international match points. This was board 42.

January 23, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/8

A number of impressive changes in your game plan will be figured out in the year ahead. These will enable you to break through the barrier. What you have learned from past experience will allow you to select better targets.

January 23, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/8

DEAR ABBY: I completely agree with your reply to "Sorry No Vacancy" (Nov. 2), advising the writer to stand her ground regarding the vacation house. It appears she was raised in a household with brothers who were used to bossing their sister around, and a mother who allowed the boys to do it.

January 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/8

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 67-year-old female. My husband is 68. For all our married life, we have gone to a small-town doctor for our checkups. If he sees anything he isn't familiar with, he sends us to a specialist. My friends now say we need to find a primary care physician who specializes in internal medicine, since such a doctor would be able to spot trouble faster. We did make an appointment with an internal medicine specialist, but now when we need to see him for trivial things, we can't get in a lot of the ...

January 23, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bhutto’s teenage son meets the media before resuming studies at Oxford

LONDON - Sweating slightly, the son of slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto slipped into the basement of a swanky London hotel, took his place behind a bank of microphones and looked up. Cameras flashed. He barely blinked.

January 23, 2008 | By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON - Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

March 04, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Valdosta State, Ogeechee Tech sign articulation agreements

Ogeechee Technical College signed articulation agreements with Valdosta State University on Wednesday, simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

BOSTON - The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

March 04, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Statesboro police seek missing woman

Statesboro police are seeking a woman reported missing since Feb. 24.

March 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Markakis getting healthy

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that's another story.

March 03, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Tech topped by Heels

ATLANTA - North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February.

March 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM | Sports


Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in rented car

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.

March 03, 2015 | By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press | Sports


Hawks soar higher than Rockets in win

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

March 03, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

WASHINGTON - Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached.

March 03, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press | Associated Press


Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama.

March 03, 2015 | By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Associated Press


Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader

SELMA, Ala. - When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.

March 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press | Associated Press


Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution

ATLANTA - Georgia prison officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to court documents.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia Southern University to host Healthcare Symposium

Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health welcomes retired Army Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, FACHE, to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro’s First Friday to feature grits and all else that’s green

First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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