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Scientists in Japan, US report stem cell breakthrough from human skin; no embryos needed

NEW YORK - Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

December 11, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Nation


After prayers, Georgia gets rain, but not enough to ease drought; storm injures 9 in Tenn.

ATLANTA - A storm system crashed through the Southeast and brought up to an inch of rain in parts of drought-stricken Georgia, but forecasters said the storm likely did little to ease the state's historic drought.

December 11, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Claxton to host Black Elected Officials 2008 Conference

The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference, a Thursday until Saturday event, in Claxton next October.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Mich. teen worried about curfew does his best Santa but gets stuck in chimney

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - A teenager worried about coming in past curfew did his best Santa Claus and headed down the chimney.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Workers clearing China landslide discover bus in the rubble; 29 believed dead

BEIJING - Workers clearing rocks from a landslide in central China discovered a bus underneath the rubble Friday, three days after the accident, and authorities said the 27 people believed to be on board were unlikely to be found alive.

December 11, 2007 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Firefighters take on new role as anti-terrorism eyes of the government

WASHINGTON - Firefighters in major cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as American icons and infringing on people's privacy.

December 11, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Nobel Prize winner tries to make a difference where it counts most: in giant lecture classes

EDITOR'S NOTE - It's one of the fundamental challenges for colleges in the 21st century: how to make higher education serve an ever-growing student population without compromising quality. This is the third story in an occasional series on how schools are attacking the problem.

December 11, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Pennsylvania pit bull owner could pay $3,100 for pet’s love of chewing bark off park trees

ALTOONA, Pa. - A pit bull that likes to get a lot of bark in its bite could end up costing its owner $3,100.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Fee increase triggers immigration applications deluge; may delay naturalizations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time to vote in next November's presidential election.

December 11, 2007 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship sinks off Antarctica after hitting ice; all 154 on board rescued

SANTIAGO, Chile - A small Canadian cruise ship carrying passengers who shelled out thousands of dollars to retrace the route of a 20th century explorer struck an iceberg and sank hours later in icy waters off Antarctica. All 154 aboard, Americans among them, escaped safely.

December 11, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Top-level State Department official reaches out by phone to Pakistan’s Bhutto

WASHINGTON - Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, in Islamabad, spoke by phone with Benazir Bhutto on Friday in the highest-level U.S. contact with the Pakistani opposition leader since President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency, the State Department said.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Stem cell research breakthrough could be election plus for Bush anti-abortion allies

WASHINGTON - A breakthrough in stem cell research could give President Bush and his anti-abortion allies a political I-told-you-so in a debate Democrats have long been planning to use in next year's elections.

December 11, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Calif. robbery suspect charged with murder after 2 alleged accomplices are killed by homeowner

LAKEPORT, Calif. - Three young black men break into a white man's home in rural Northern California. The homeowner shoots two of them to death - but it's the surviving black man who is charged with murder.

December 11, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Round one a breeze for ECI

TWIN CITY – Last season, the Bulldogs of Emanuel County rolled into the state playoffs as the top ranked team, only to walk away with a devastating first round loss. Ranked number one yet again this season, it is evident that they plan on sticking around a bit longer. The Bulldogs rolled to victory in their first round game against visiting Seminole County, pasting the Indians by a score of 49-23.

December 11, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Democratic proposal on Iraq would likely leave tens of thousands of troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The Democrats' flagship proposal on Iraq is aimed at bringing most troops home. Yet if enacted, the law would still allow for tens of thousands of U.S. troops to stay deployed for years to come.

December 11, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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


Product claims to start car that runs out of gas

No motorist wants to get stuck on the side of the road because he or she ran out of gas. A new product called Magic Tank might prevent that.

January 08, 2015 | By BILL GEPHARDT Deseret News National | Hot topics


17 things you absolutely need to stop doing

The best way to stay miserable is by avoiding change. If you want to see improvements in your life, then you need make changes in your life.

January 08, 2015 | By KATELYN CARMAN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Drones at CES: Sky's the Limit

LAS VEGAS - When you're searching for the hottest gadgets on the floor of this year's consumer electronics show, be sure to look up. For the first time ever, there's an International CES section dedicated to drones. More than 20 companies are showing off dozens of different models.

January 08, 2015 | By HAVEN DALEY Associated Press | Associated Press


2 brothers now the most wanted men in France

PARIS - Two brothers are suddenly the most wanted men in France, suspected of the armed onslaught on a newspaper office that claimed a dozen lives and horrified most of the world.

January 08, 2015 | By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press | Associated Press


'Weird' prep week begins

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon is treating this week like any other this season. And while that's more comfortable in a way, it also feels a little odd.

January 07, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jameis Winston announces he's off to NFL

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston announced that he is going to the NFL on the same day the woman who accused him of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the school's board of trustees.

January 07, 2015 | By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press | Sports


Schottenheimer new OC at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. - Brian Schottenheimer left the St. Louis Rams on Wednesday to take the role as Georgia's offensive coordinator.

January 07, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | UGA


Former College Football Hall of Fame building on market

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A building that once housed the College Football Hall of Fame is back on the market after a purchase agreement between the city of South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College expired.

January 07, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports




Statesboro Averitt Center exhibition celebrating Gullah/Geechee opens Friday

If ever you find yourself on Pawleys Island along the coast of South Carolina, you might drive past a little street known as Dagullah Way.

January 07, 2015 | By SCOTT FOXX Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Schools to operate on normal schedule

Bulloch County Schools will operate on its normal schedule for all campuses, the system said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Papa Murphy’s to give away 100 pizzas

The new Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza located at 582 Brannen St., at the corner of Brannen Street and Gentilly Road, will celebrate its grand opening today through Saturday.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Remains identified as missing Statesboro man

The partial skeleton discovered last week in Jenkins County was that of a missing person from Statesboro, Victor Sweet, the Statesboro Police Department confirmed Wednesday morning.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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