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Arab nations are reluctant to back Iraqi government despite their fears of U.S. withdrawal

AMMAN, Jordan - America's Arab allies fear a quick U.S. departure would plunge Iraq into chaos. But despite U.S. appeals for help this week, the Arabs are reluctant to boost support for Iraq's Shiite-led government, fearing it would increase the influence of their regional rival, Iran.

August 17, 2007 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fisher-Price to recall almost a million toys worldwide because of lead in paint

WASHINGTON - Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys - including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters - because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.

August 17, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and NATASHA T. METZLER Associated Press Writers | Nation


Congress embraces disclosure of earmarks and lobbyists’ fundraising

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to make lawmakers disclose more about their efforts to fund pet projects and raise money from lobbyists, a move some called the biggest advance in congressional ethics in decades.

August 17, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Russian mini-sub plants flag on Arctic Ocean seabed, returns dive under North Pole ice

MOSCOW - Two deep-diving Russian mini-submarines descended more than 2 1/2 miles under North Pole ice to stake a flag on the ocean floor Thursday, part of a quest to bolster Russian claims to much of the Arctic's oil-and-mineral wealth.

August 17, 2007 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 8/2

If you play your opportunities right, the year ahead could be one of your more fortunate periods both materially and personally. Remain optimistic through thick and thin, and you'll capitalize on Dame Fortune's offerings.

August 16, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: Perhaps you would address a problem I have: nasal polyps. They are so severe that the polyps block off my nasal passages completely and have to be removed surgically with a high-speed cutting tool with suction. This has been going on for about six years, and removal must be done as often as every six to 15 months. There doesn't appear to be any cure, just cutting them out when they become too large and block my breathing. I have had allergy testing done and nothing major showed up. I hope you know more about this ...

August 16, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/2

DEAR ABBY: I am a 79-years-young woman living in my own home with my 84-year-old husband, "Jack." Jack was an avid gardener who enjoyed tending our large yard full of roses, fruit trees, and a variety of flowers and vegetables. During the past year, however, Jack's health has deteriorated and he can no longer do much around our home.

August 16, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Iraq’s largest Sunni Arab bloc withdraws from government; Baghdad bombings kill 70

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc announced its withdrawal from the government Wednesday, undermining efforts to seek reconciliation among the country's rival factions, and three bombings in Baghdad killed at least 70 people.

August 16, 2007 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writers | Nation


Fear of greater risk driving investors more than actual risk, as credit markets weaken

NEW YORK (AP) - The widening fallout in the U.S. mortgage industry has reminded investors of a risk they had forgotten: the fear of risk itself.

August 16, 2007 | By DAN SEYMOUR Associated Press Writer | Nation


After 6 years, experimental electrodes let brain-injured man speak, eat again, report says

NEW YORK - He was beaten and left for dead one night in a robbery while walking home in 1999. His skull was crushed and his brain severely damaged. The doctor said if he pulled through at all, he'd be a vegetable for the rest of his life.

August 16, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Nation


Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld takes no responsibility for misinformation in Tillman case

WASHINGTON - Ex-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top former Pentagon brass denied any cover-up and rejected personal responsibility Wednesday for the military's bungled response to Army Ranger Pat Tillman's friendly-fire death in Afghanistan.

August 16, 2007 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/2

Norman Fischer, a poet and Zen Buddhist priest, said, "We all need to have a creative outlet -- a window, a space -- so we don't lose track of ourselves."

August 16, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Portal enthusiastic at first practice

Spirits were high as the Portal Panthers took the practice field for the first time this fall as coach Justin Chester and his staff started evaluating his team and filling in the holes on the depth chart on an overcast and damp Wednesday on the PHS campus.

August 16, 2007 | | Sports


Police Report - August 1

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.

August 16, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Teixeira homers in Braves debut

ATLANTA - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in his Atlanta debut Wednesday night, leading the Braves to a 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

August 16, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Michael and Kathy Lee Gatto's son was killed in a violent and tragic incident at Rude Rudy's bar in Statesboro last August. Now they hope a law they are proposing would create more responsible ownership in all businesses that serve alcohol in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


A life of commitment

Chip had an excellent sermon this past Sunday and gave me a jump-start on 2015. An excellent sermon is when I don't drift off somewhere during the delivery, don't try to re-write it like I think it should be and put the good stuff in the back of my mind so I can rethink it later on. The title was a humdinger, "What did God do with the gold?" The content was about commitment. I also agree that I really need to know what He did with the money - even though He can do whatever He chooses - because ...

January 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


French police detain 9 in massive hunt for 2 suspects

PARIS - Police SWAT teams backed by helicopters tracked two heavily armed brothers with al-Qaida sympathies suspected in the newsroom massacre of a satirical French weekly that spoofed Islam, honing in Thursday on a region north of Paris as the nation mourned the dozen slain.

January 08, 2015 | by ELAINE GANLEY and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press


Hawks for sale

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are on the market.

January 08, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta Braves acquire Sanchez from Angels

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have acquired 17-year-old left-hander Ricardo Sanchez from the Los Angeles Angels for third baseman Kyle Kubitza and right-hander Nate Hyatt.

January 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


LCMS, WJMS face off at Statesboro High

While the Statesboro High basketball team travels to Glynn Academy tonight, future members will be on display at the Devil's Den as Langston Chapel Middle School and William James Middle School square off.

January 08, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Oregon Ducks selling their own 'Flutie Effect'

EUGENE, Ore. - In the days leading up to the Rose Bowl, Oregon sent customized football jerseys to some of its famous fans, including guitarist Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and retired boxer Lennox Lewis.

January 08, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wintry weather around US brings fatalities, school closings

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the snow some areas are getting and you've got a bone chilling mix that may also be super messy.

January 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel named among 100 ‘Most Influential’ Georgians

Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians of 2015 by Georgia Trend magazine; a list the magazine says reflects the realities of leadership, power and influence in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern professor published in prestigious British medical journal

Isaac Chun Hai Fung, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University has been published in The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, for his 250-word collaborative correspondence titled "Ebola and the Social Media."

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


This is your brain online

For Cosette Rae, the end of her marriage was death by a thousand clicks.

January 08, 2015 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Workers face increased burden on health costs

Health care costs are increasingly squeezing American workers, especially those in Georgia and the South, a new report released Thursday finds.

January 08, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Associated Press


Persecution of Christians reached historic levels in 2014. Will 2015 be worse?

From imprisonment to torture to beheadings, more Christians worldwide live in fear for their lives than at any time in the modern era.

January 08, 2015 | By JONATHAN MERRITT Religion News Service | Associated Press


Emory Healthcare chief jumps to Michigan system

In a move that caught industry experts by surprise, the president and CEO of Emory Healthcare announced Wednesday that he is leaving those jobs for the same positions with a Detroit-based health system.

January 08, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Associated Press


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