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Ohio jury convicts mom in microwaved-baby case

DAYTON, Ohio - A mother was convicted Friday of killing her month-old daughter by burning her in a microwave oven, with jurors rejecting a defense attorney's claims there was evidence that someone else was responsible.

September 13, 2008 | By JAMES HANNAH Associated Press Writer | National


Sources: US says civilian deaths were overstated

WASHINGTON - After reviewing a disputed airstrike on a village in Afghanistan, U.S. officials have concluded that the civilian death toll was far lower than claimed by the Afghan government and the U.N., three U.S. defense officials said Thursday.

September 13, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 8/30

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your letter from the 57-year-old lady with hot flashes. I also was bothered with the problem until someone told me to take bee pollen. I took 550 milligrams twice daily and haven't had any flashes for years. I hope you can pass this on.

September 13, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Lifestyles of Brazil’s ancient urbanites revealed

WASHINGTON - Roads and canals connected walled cities and villages. The communities were laid out around central plazas. Nearby, smaller settlements focused on agriculture and fish farming.

September 13, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


On Katrina anniversary, another storm brews

NEW ORLEANS - With a new storm threatening to cause chaos in New Orleans all over again, a horse-drawn carriage brought the last seven unclaimed bodies of Hurricane Katrina victims for entombment at a memorial site on Friday during ceremonies marking the disaster's third anniversary.

September 13, 2008 | By JOHN MORENO GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National


Detroit mayor’s political future back in court

DETROIT - A lawyer for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick asked a judge Friday to freeze next week's hearing that could remove him from office, accusing Gov. Jennifer Granholm of being too biased to preside over the case.

September 13, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Ask AP: Commercial biodiesel, the nation’s cash

Let's say everyone in the country woke up one day and decided to take their money out of the bank and bury it in the yard. Does the nation's banking system have enough cash to convert everyone's virtual money into bills and coins?

September 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Death for man who kidnapped, murdered Idaho boy

BOISE, Idaho - In the end, killer pedophile Joseph Edward Duncan III couldn't - or wouldn't - offer a reason why he should live.

September 12, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Administration wants changes in workplace rules

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is proposing that workplace hazard standards be subject to more public and expert scrutiny before being adopted. Critics say the proposals could make it harder to limit worker exposure to carcinogens and other toxic materials.

September 12, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Private contractors hold lots of US intel jobs

WASHINGTON - More than a quarter of the U.S. intelligence agencies' employees are outside contractors, hired to fill in gaps in the military and civilian work force, according to a survey of the 16 intelligence agencies.

September 12, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 8/29

DEAR ABBY: I'm hosting what's called a Naked Ladies Party. It's where all the women come over with all the clothing, accessories, jewelry, etc. they no longer want. We strip down to our skivvies, try on each other's stuff, then vote on who should get to keep it. (Basically, we just swap items to get new ones.)

September 12, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


As Gustav nears, Gulf Coast puts faith in planning

NEW ORLEANS - With Gustav approaching hurricane strength and showing no signs of veering off a track to slam into the Gulf Coast, authorities across the region began laying the groundwork Thursday to get the sick, elderly and poor away from the shoreline.

September 12, 2008 | By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - August 29

(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.)

September 12, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Detroit mayor’s lawyer says she’s losing witnesses

DETROIT - Three lawyers are refusing to testify next week at a removal hearing for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, possibly harming his ability to defend himself.

September 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Man accused of Obama threat to appear in fed court

DENVER - A Colorado man suspected of making racist threats against Barack Obama is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday on a charge of methamphetamine possession.

September 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Let your kid admit his own guilt

Q: A few months after he got his driver's license, we found a bag of marijuana in our 16-year-old son's car. He swore ...

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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Be persistent in seeking Jesus' healing touch

Twin girls, only a few hours old, were lying in their individual hospital incubators. Something was terribly wrong with one of them, and she wasn ...

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Connection all humans have

I am 4 or 5 years old. My arms are curled tightly around my father's neck. His arms are wrapped around my waist. We ...

August 20, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Teamwork makes the dream work

Southern Adventures held a climbing clinic at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activities Center Thursday evening. Those in attandance learned the basics of top rope ...

August 20, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Aug. 20 - Mrs. Marion Christine Dickey Casey, age 81, went home to be with her heavenly father on Fr

Mrs. Marion Christine Dickey Casey

August 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S ...

August 19, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Local


Local clergy offer united stand against racism

A group of local clergy who meet regularly for fellowship and offer support to one another in their various religious roles in the community are ...

August 19, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Gators take OT thriller

"Our plan doesn't matter, but God's plan does…" is what Terence Hennessey said to his team, the entire Trinity of Sharpsburg team and ...

August 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




ECI suvives tough test against Metter

Unbelievable. Passionate. Heartbreaking. These are just some of the emotions Metter Tigers fans experienced Friday night in the 79th edition of the rivalry with Emanuel ...

August 18, 2017 | By McCLAIN BAXLEY Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Georgia Tech dismisses Dedrick Mills

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech running back Dedrick Mills was kicked off the team Friday for his latest violation of athletic department rules.

August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech


Will another unknown win Heisman?

Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy.

August 18, 2017 | By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer | Sports


DNA test results may not change health habits

NEW YORK - If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

August 18, 2017 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Thompson back with Bulldogs

ATHENS - Trenton Thompson clung to memories of his greatest game - three sacks and MVP honors in Georgia's Liberty Bowl win over Texas Christian - to ...

August 18, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

WASHINGTON - The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between.

August 18, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Local


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