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Teacher accused of sleeping with student says flight to Mexico was his idea; judge denies bail

OMAHA, Neb. - A former teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student said Monday it was the boy's idea to flee to Mexico and that he told her he would kill her if she left him.

December 26, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | National


New study says overall drug use declining among teens, but painkillers remain popular

WASHINGTON - Illicit drug use by teens continued to gradually decline overall this year, but the use of prescription painkillers remains popular among young people, according to a federally financed study released Tuesday at the White House.

December 26, 2007 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Raymond a big scorer for SEB

When Tony Raymond starts heating up from outside the three-point line, the rest of the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets step up their game, too.

December 26, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Bicyclist killed when hit by 18-wheeler on Hwy. 301 South

A Florida man riding a bicycle was killed Monday evening when an 18-wheeler struck him, reports stated.

December 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Spy court won’t release documents on warrantless wiretapping program

WASHINGTON - The nation's spy court said Tuesday that it will not release its documents regarding the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

December 26, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks plunge after Fed cuts rates as expected; policymakers signal further cuts are possible

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged Tuesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent, disappointing some investors who hoped the central bank would take more aggressive measures. The Dow Jones industrial average, which had been up about 40 points before the decision, fell 300 points.

December 26, 2007 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | National


Despite warming ties, North Korean propaganda still lambastes Americans

SEOUL, South Korea - President Bush wrote a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The North even thanked the U.S. Navy last month for helping it end a high-seas standoff with Somali pirates.

December 26, 2007 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Authorities: Mexico’s alleged cannibal killer commits suicide in jail

MEXICO CITY - A murder suspect dubbed ''the cannibal'' was found dead in his prison cell of an apparent suicide Tuesday, two months after police found cooked and seasoned bits of his girlfriend's corpse on a fork and plate in his apartment.

December 26, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hayden faces questions on CIA tapes destruction as ex-agent says waterboarding OK’d at the top

WASHINGTON - The CIA's waterboarding of a top al-Qaida figure was approved at the top levels of the U.S. government, a former CIA agent said Tuesday as Congress grilled agency director Gen. Michael Hayden about the destruction of videotapes of terror suspect interrogations.

December 26, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


Our Views: Bad incident shouldn't affect mission at Joseph's Home for Boys

Sometimes bad things happen in good places. That was the case last week at Joseph's Home for Boys in Bulloch County.

December 26, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Ice storm glazes Midwest, cuts power to nearly a million homes and businesses

DES MOI - A thick glaze of ice brought down power lines and cut electricity to close to a million homes and businesses, closed schools and canceled flights Tuesday as a major storm blasted the nation's midsection.

December 26, 2007 | By JAMES BELTRAN Associated Press Writer | National


US signs agreements to improve safety of Chinese food, drug imports

BEIJING - China and the United States signed agreements Tuesday to increase safeguards over Chinese products and to open up mid-sized Chinese cities to American imports, a move aimed at assuaging critics of Beijing's massive trade surplus.

December 26, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomber targets compounds of ex-Iraqi leader Allawi and Sunni lawmaker, 2 guards killed

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint protecting the compounds of Iraq's former prime minister and a Sunni lawmaker Tuesday, killing two guards in a neighborhood bordering the fortified Green Zone.

December 26, 2007 | By LORI HINNANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Guatemala approves law allowing pending adoptions, mostly to U.S. couples, to be finalized

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemalan legislators approved a new law Tuesday to tighten adoptions, while allowing pending adoptions - mostly to U.S. couples - to go through without meeting the stricter requirements.

December 26, 2007 | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


So-called human life amendment in Colorado revives strategy toward banning abortions

DENVER (AP) - A 20-year-old law student has become a cause celebre in the anti-abortion movement for her efforts to have the state Constitution define fertilized eggs as people - a tactic spreading nationwide in bids to neutralize the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

December 26, 2007 | By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press Writer | National


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Ex-UAB players trying to stick together

The scenery will change, but some UAB football players forced to look for new schools after their program was shuttered in December will remain teammates next season.

February 15, 2015 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Silver addresses state of league

NEW YORK - Commissioner Adam Silver is determined to make a schedule that keeps NBA players fresher, and he is willing to discuss starting the season earlier or ending later.

February 15, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports




Kenseth wins Sprint Unlimited

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kenseth, coming off a winless 2014 season, has opened the new year with a victory.

February 14, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Archibald Bulloch DAR to celebrate Georgia Day

Georgia Day will be celebrated on Thursday with a luncheon at noon in the Perry Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Statesboro.

February 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Manning meets with Elway

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning huddled with Broncos general manager John Elway on Thursday to talk about his future in football. No decision was announced on whether Manning would return in 2015 or retire.

February 13, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Snedeker, Jones tied at -12

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too.

February 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


'Bubble watch' commences as season enters final month

As an automatic-qualifying conference, the Mountain West is guaranteed to have one team get into the NCAA tournament. The conference appears to be in decent shape to add another for the second straight season.

February 13, 2015 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Teams gambling big on $100 million arms

Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.

February 13, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Portal comes up just short against Calvary

February 13, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage crumbles

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gays and lesbians could get licenses to marry in more than half of Alabama's counties Friday after a federal judge affirmed her ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

February 13, 2015 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


CDC: Flu now less widespread, intense

NEW YORK - This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows.

February 13, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Cost of nuclear plant could reach $8 billion

ATLANTA - Southern Co. might spend more than $8 billion to finish building a nuclear power plant in Georgia, or roughly 30 percent more than it originally budgeted, according to a recent analysis prepared for state utility regulators.

February 13, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Portal man dies in wreck

A Portal man was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash on Ponderosa Road.

February 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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