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House passes legislation making all contractors in Iraq subject to prosecution by U.S. courts

WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Thursday that would make all private contractors working in Iraq and other combat zones subject to prosecution by U.S. courts. It was the first major legislation of its kind to pass since a deadly shootout last month involving Blackwater employees.

October 19, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


All trapped miners safely rescued in South Africa after elevator accident

CARLETONVILLE, South Africa - The last of 3,200 gold miners trapped for more than 24 hours in a deep shaft were brought safely to the surface Thursday night, ending one of South Africa's biggest rescue operations, mining officials said.

October 19, 2007 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 5

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.

October 19, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 10/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: I cough at night, during the day, in church, at the movies, everywhere! I always seem to have to leave these functions half the way through. What can I do? I have had this cough for years. I have had about every kind of test for this cough.

October 19, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Women in Safe Haven shelter learn self-defense art of Krav-Maga

As a sergeant in the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department, Todd Mashburn knows about the levels of domestic violence in the county. As an instructor in Krav Maga, he is in a position to help prepare women to defend themselves.

October 19, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN Special to the Herald | Local


Plane crashes in residential neighborhood of Congo’s capital, killing at least 25 people

KINSHASA, Congo - In a thunderous blast, a cargo plane slammed into an impoverished residential neighborhood in Congo's capital seconds after takeoff Thursday, leaving at least 25 people dead in a smoky wreckage of concrete blocks and twisted debris.

October 19, 2007 | By EDDY ISANGO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/5

Because of Lady Luck's new interest in your affairs, the times ahead promise to be better than usual. However, although she may do the spadework, it nevertheless will be up to you to help them grow to fruition.

October 19, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 10/4

DEAR ABBY: A friend and I have the same personal trainer. Occasionally, he has used me to make her work harder.

October 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: My 39-year-old son was recently diagnosed with "hardening of the arteries." I have heard of this condition for many years but have never known exactly what it is, why it happens and what the prognosis is. The doctor didn't go into a lot of detail but did say it was very unusual for a person his age to have hardening of the arteries. There is a narrowing of the lower part of the aorta, and sometime in the next few weeks he will have a stent put in. He is a smoker, and the doctor just ...

October 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


The country’s largest terror exercise to begin before last results are released

WASHINGTON - The nation is preparing for its biggest terrorism exercise ever later this month when three fictional ''dirty bombs'' go off and cripple transportation arteries in two major U.S. cities and Guam, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

October 18, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Prosecutors say 7 guards, nurse were responsible for boy’s death at Florida boot camp

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Seven former juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse were responsible for a teenager's death because they repeatedly hit him and failed to get him help, a prosecutor said Wednesday as their manslaughter trial began.

October 18, 2007 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Kentucky man convicted of reckless homicide of man who died after being dragged by car

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A man was cleared of murder but convicted of reckless homicide Wednesday for the death of a man who was dragged several blocks by a car and flung against a utility wire.

October 18, 2007 | By DYLAN T. LOVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush vetoes bill to expand popular children’s health insurance program

WASHINGTON - President Bush, in a sharp confrontation with Congress, on Wednesday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have dramatically expanded children's health insurance.

October 18, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/4

In the year ahead, you'll bring something important to the table that could change your lifestyle in ways that will better things - not only for you but for those who mean a lot to you. The transition will be a blessing to all.

October 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Super spicy Thai chili sauce sparks road closures, evacuations in central London

LONDON - Super spicy chili sauce sparked road closures and evacuations in central London after passers-by complained that a chemical emanating from a Thai restaurant was burning their throats, police said Wednesday.

October 18, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Super Bowl the final act of NFL's worst season

PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.

January 31, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Laird takes 3-stroke lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.

January 31, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks blow lead, but hang on for 19th in a row

ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.

January 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch Academy splits with HHC

Jaylen Tolliver scored a game-high 21 points to lead Bulloch Academy to a 66-55 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy Saturday afternoon.

January 31, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Black History Month

I came to know about "Blind Willie" McTell late in my life - about 11 years ago when I was working on Del Presley's "A Place to Call Home" at the brand new Emma Kelly Theater.

January 31, 2015 | By MICAH R. WHITAKER | Columnists/Editorials




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




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