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Chilean judge sentences Catholic priest to recite psalms for traffic violation

SANTIAGO, Chile - A judge in southern Chile has sentenced a Catholic priest to recite seven psalms daily during three months as punishment for illegal parking.

December 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | World


President Bush pardons 29 convicts, but not former White House aide

WASHINGTON - President Bush granted pardons Tuesday to carjackers, drug dealers, a moonshiner and a violator of election laws, but not to I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby, his vice president's former top aide who was convicted in the case of the leaked identity of a CIA operative.

December 27, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | National


Study finds small evolutionary change in women’s backs keeps them from toppling when pregnant

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists think they have figured out why pregnant women don't lose their balance and topple over despite ever-growing weight up front.

December 27, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Hayden knew about videotapes before taking command of CIA

WASHINGTON - The CIA failed to fully inform Congress that it was videotaping the harsh interrogations of terrorist suspects and that it destroyed the tapes in 2005, the bipartisan leaders of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.

December 27, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


New trade deal means more Chinese tourists could soon be visiting, helping American business

NEW YORK (AP) - Chinese citizens flush with cash from their booming economy will find it easier to vacation in the U.S. following a long-awaited agreement that the American travel industry hopes will bring in billions of dollars.

December 27, 2007 | By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press Writer | National


Israeli-Palestinian peace talks get off to rocky start after 7-year freeze

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian rocket barrage, an Israeli army incursion in Gaza and a fresh land dispute in Jerusalem marred the first Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in seven years Wednesday.

December 27, 2007 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | World


No hanging chad, but plenty of controversy in Bay Area mayor’s race

VALLEJO, Calif. - Election Day turned into Groundhog Day in this waterfront city.

December 27, 2007 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - December 13

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.

December 27, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


2 Emirati men sentenced to 15 years each for attack on Swiss-French boy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Two Emirati men were sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison in the highly charged kidnapping and sexual assault of a French-Swiss teenage boy.

December 27, 2007 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | World


Under new pressure at climate talks, US fends off ‘too ambitious’ emissions guidelines

BALI, Indonesia - As the U.N. climate conference entered its last days, the United States encountered - and rejected - fresh demands Wednesday that it accept ambitious guidelines for negotiating future cuts in emissions of global-warming gases.

December 27, 2007 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY AP Special Correspondent | World


Deadly Algeria bombings could be harbinger of rise of terrorism in North Africa

MADRID, Spain - Algeria has seen more than its fair share of Islamist attacks, but Tuesday's carnage was different. Never before has such a prominent Western site - U.N. offices - been struck with such deadly ferocity in the North African nation.

December 27, 2007 | By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press Writer | World


Modified stem cells from muscular dystrophy patients ease symptoms in mice, study finds

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists eased symptoms of muscular dystrophy in mice by injecting modified stem cells from human patients, a preliminary result that raises hopes for treating patients with tissue from their own bodies.

December 27, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Triple car bombings strike oil-rich southern Iraqi city, killing at least 41 and injuring 150

BAGHDAD - Three car bombs exploded in quick succession in the market district of a southern Iraqi city Wednesday, killing at least 41 people and injuring 150 in an oil-rich Shiite region that has largely escaped sectarian bloodshed, authorities said. It was the country's deadliest bombing in four months.

December 27, 2007 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | World


Fed works with other central banks to deal with credit crunch, soothing Wall Street

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced a novel approach to injecting money into the banking system as it struggles to combat a severe credit crunch that threatens to drag the country into a recession.

December 27, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Vegas police search for gunmen who shot 6 near school bus; security added at schools

LAS VEGAS - Police searched for two gunmen Wednesday who wounded six young people at a bus stop, an attack that officials believe stemmed from a fight about a girl. Tight security met students entering high schools.

December 27, 2007 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | National


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US Rep. Barrow loses to GOP challenger

SAVANNAH - After a decade in Congress largely spent distancing himself from his own Democratic Party, U.S. Rep. John Barrow was defeated Tuesday by a Republican who told voters the congressman's claims of bipartisan independence were the words of a two-faced politician.

November 04, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Class A shakes out in final weeks

The NCAA Bowl Championship Series - comprised of its various polls and computer rankings - is now a thing of the past, but an equally confusing postseason selection algorithm is still alive and well in Georgia.

November 04, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: Quail season is here

Georgia's bobwhite quail season comes in later this month and that is the best news I can give you.

November 04, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


What now?

ATHENS - Their national championship hopes largely dashed, the Georgia Bulldogs insist they aren't giving up on the season.

November 04, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Tech D on upward trend

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's defense is earning compliments instead of criticism.

November 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Hamlin: Most drivers don't respect Keselowski

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Denny Hamlin thinks most drivers don't respect Brad Keselowski, and the contempt stems from the 2012 NASCAR champion's refusal to show any remorse for his aggressive driving.

November 04, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Column: A smaller star, a larger supporting cast

The stone clubhouse at Sheshan International should have a plaque that says, "Tiger Woods was here."

November 04, 2014 | By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Columnist | Prep Sports 360


MLB Roundup: US prosecutors say A-Rod paid cousin to be quiet

MIAMI - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.

November 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports




Paige, Harrell head AP preseason team

Jahlil Okafor has yet to play a game for Duke. The hype surrounding his arrival is all pegged to potential and what he accomplished against high school players.

November 03, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Braves extend qualifying offer to Santana

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves made a $15.3 million qualifying offer to right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on Monday.

November 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cubs introduce Maddon as new chief

CHICAGO - Joe Maddon's unusual road to the manager's office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and a shot for everyone in the room.

November 03, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Are there double standards for Keselowski?

In the closing laps at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon could see Dale Earnhardt Jr. ahead of him with enough time to formulate a plan on how to handle his teammate if Gordon could catch him.

November 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Falcons back to work

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons returned to work on Monday, a bit more upbeat after a week off.

November 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bulldog run defense dealt reality check

A humiliating loss at Florida did more than end Georgia's national championship hopes.

November 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


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