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Pakistani militiamen battle followers of militant cleric in northwest; army says 70 killed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Helicopter gunships pounded pro-Taliban militants in the mountains of northwest Pakistan on Thursday, reportedly killing as many as 70 in an increasingly bloody conflict between the government and Islamist forces.

November 16, 2007 | By ROBIN MCDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation

Congress passes new child health care bill, setting up another veto fight with Bush

WASHINGTON - A defiant Democratic-controlled Congress voted Thursday to provide health insurance to an additional 4 million lower-income children, ignoring President Bush's threat of a second straight veto on the issue.

November 16, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation

Congress disappoints even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who blames Bush and the GOP

WASHINGTON - Add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the list of Americans who think Congress is doing a lousy job.

November 16, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation

Police searching for Neb. teacher and boy, 13; pair may have skipped town amid investigation

OMAHA, Neb. - Authorities searched Thursday for a 13-year-old boy and a female middle school teacher believed to be on the run from central Nebraska after police began investigating whether the pair had an intimate relationship.

November 16, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | Nation

Our Views: Citizens group should withdraw challenges to voter registrations

Two years ago, a Georgia Southern professor and several students came before the Statesboro City Council to present evidence of serious abuses of alcohol at a local club. The group challenged the elected officials to do something about the problem.

November 15, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor

Suspect sought in Clito area armed robbery

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Clito area convenience store Sunday.

November 15, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local

SEB 'Swarm' sets another school record

The Southeast Bulloch High School "Swarm" marching band set another school record this past Saturday when the squad came home from the Tenth Annual "Heart of Georgia Marching Band Competition" with dozen more trophies. The biggest prize at the event held in Warner Robins was the "Second Runner Up Regardless of Class" Trophy, which meant the Swarm was judged better than 23 of the 26 bands in attendance.

November 15, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local

Study: MRI scans find brain abnormalities not that uncommon

ATLANTA (AP) - One in 60 older people may be walking around with benign brain tumors and don't know it. Even more may have bulging blood vessels in the head that could burst.

November 15, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | Nation

NASA promises Congress it will reveal survey that shows safety problems worse than thought

WASHINGTON - Abandoning its secrecy claims, NASA promised Congress on Wednesday it will reveal results of an unprecedented federal aviation survey which found that aircraft near collisions, runway interference and other safety problems occur far more often than previously recognized.

November 15, 2007 | By CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writer | Nation

Halloween recall covers fake teeth over high lead levels

WASHINGTON - The government announced an 11th-hour recall Wednesday to warn consumers that fake Halloween teeth sold by the tens of thousands since last year contain excessive amounts of lead.

November 15, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation

’Forgotten’ Arizona toddler dies in car; mother charged with negligent homicide

PHOENIX - A woman who found her 17-month-old son dead in her hot, stuffy car after she worked her seven-hour shift as a Hooters waitress has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

November 15, 2007 | By TERRY TANG Associated Press Writer | Nation

Sex offenders declare themselves homeless in Calif., frustrating attempts to track them

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of California sex offenders who face tough new restrictions on where they can live are declaring themselves homeless - truthfully or not - and that's making it difficult for the state to track them.

November 15, 2007 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation

Senate panel approves ’Law of the Sea’ treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan-era ''Law of the Sea'' treaty was primed for its first-ever Senate vote, boosted by strong support from the Bush administration and an emphatic vote of approval Wednesday by the Foreign Relations Committee.

November 15, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation

Dear Abby 11/01

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem. Several months ago, my 15-year-old granddaughter, "Brittany," brought a girlfriend to my home explaining that "Megan's" mother was on drugs and Megan had no place to live. The mother was living between her car and an occasional motel room.

November 15, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 11/01

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 70-plus-year-old unemployed woman in fair health except for high blood pressure, severe arthritis and COPD. I have no relatives in this area. I attend church regularly and do have a few very close friends.

November 15, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

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McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

WASHINGTON - Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just ...

October 08, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press

In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

ROSEBURG, Ore. - When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community ...

October 08, 2015 | By JONATHAN COOPER Associated Press | Associated Press

Blue Devils back on the road

October 07, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

New coaches getting fast results with Falcons, Broncos, Jets

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn cranked up the music and turned up the energy for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 07, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

DraftKings open to regulation as it works to regain trust

LAS VEGAS (AP) - As daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings hustle to prove they can be trusted by thousands of users each week, cheating ...

October 07, 2015 | By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL Associated Press | Sports

Some highly touted teams flop in opening month of season

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech never expected to be in this position, facing its first four-game losing streak in nearly two decades.

October 07, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

Blatter awaiting fate after ethics committee investigation

LONDON (AP) - Sepp Blatter could be facing a 90-day suspension.

October 07, 2015 | SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports

Evans man victim of homicide

A man whose body was found Tuesday in an Evans County home near the Evans/Bryan County line was the victim of homicide, according to ...

October 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Local DAR to dedicate park bench

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a park bench on Sunday at Rockwell/Edgewood Acres Park, in honor ...

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

SEB takes long way into state playoffs

After a thrilling 8-4 come-from-behind victory over Toombs in the 1-AAA region playoffs Tuesday, the Lady Yellow Jackets had revenge on the mind against a ...

October 06, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Georgia Tech mired in 3-game slide

ATLANTA (AP) - Not so long ago, Georgia Tech was being touted as one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and maybe even ...

October 06, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

Richt understands criticism from fans

ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt has heard criticism from Georgia fans impatient for a championship and especially tired of losing to Alabama.

October 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA

Traffic stop ends in meth arrests

A traffic stop on a reckless vehicle Monday ended in two drug arrests and the seizure of over $11,000 cash.

October 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

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