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Retailers report weak results for December as gas prices, slumping housing market take toll

NEW YORK - The economic outlook became more uncertain Thursday after many of the nation's big retailers reported weaker than expected holiday sales, the result of consumers cutting their spending due to higher energy prices and the ongoing housing slump.

January 25, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


Woman found in D.C. home with bodies of 4 girls faces murder charges; bodies there for weeks

WASHINGTON - A woman found in her home with the decomposing bodies of four girls faces murder charges, and authorities believe she is their mother, officials said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By SARAH KARUSH Associated Press Writer | National


Rep. Doolittle, R-Calif., announces retirement from Congress

WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. John Doolittle of California, who is under investigation in a congressional lobbying scandal, said Thursday that he'll retire from Congress at the end of his current term.

January 25, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Lax FBI money controls lead to shutdown of surveillance, Justice Department audit finds

WASHINGTON - Telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau's repeated failures to pay phone bills on time.

January 25, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Students help subdue 13-year-old attacker at Pa. school; 3 suffer minor stab wounds

READING, Pa. - Eighth-grader Tim Hauck said he knew by the enraged look on his friend's face that the other teenager meant to hurt as many people as he could.

January 25, 2008 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | National


Air Force’s aging F-15 jet fighters plagued by defective support beam

WASHINGTON - An Air Force investigation of the crash last fall of an F-15C Eagle fighter jet concluded that a defective metal beam in the frame cracked, causing it to disintegrate during flight.

January 25, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | National


New National Guard program bringing in Army recruits

WASHINGTON - A new Army recruiting program that relies on National Guard soldiers to help recruit for the active duty Army has brought more than 500 sign-ups in its first three months, according to the Guard.

January 25, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Colombian rebels free 2 hostages in coup for Venezuela’s Chavez

SAN JOSE DE GUAVIARE, Colombia - Colombian rebels freed two women held hostage for more than five years, handing them over Thursday to Venezuelan officials who flew them toward Caracas where a triumphant President Hugo Chavez awaited.

January 25, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | World


Former UN chief Kofi Annan to lead Kenya mediation efforts in disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed Thursday to take over talks to end the deadly turmoil linked to Kenya's presidential election, after days of international pressure resulted in nothing more than a fresh round of accusations from both sides.

January 25, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | World


Former CIA official wants immunity before telling House about destroying interrogation tapes

WASHINGTON - Attorneys for Jose Rodriguez told Congress the former CIA official won't testify about the destruction of CIA videotapes without a promise of immunity, two people close to the tapes inquiry said Wednesday.

January 25, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


Analysis: Former President Clinton’s evolving role in wife’s campaign raises some questions

WASHINGTON - Having a former president on your side is a blessing that can cut both ways.

January 25, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


President Bush’s bottom lines for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

The U.S. expectations President Bush set out Thursday for negotiations and a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, following two days of separate meetings with leaders on both sides:

January 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


Ask Dr. Gott 1/10

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I had really high cholesterol levels. Our doctor told us to take red yeast rice, 600 milligrams, twice a day with food. It is a dietary supplement.

January 25, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


India’s Tata Motors unveils $2,500 car, bringing car ownership within reach of millions

NEW DELHI - For millions of people in the developing world, Tata Motor's new $2,500 four-door subcompact - the world's cheapest car - may yield a transportation revolution with as great an impact as Henry Ford's Model T, which rolled off an assembly line one century ago.

January 25, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | World


Ala. shrimper accused of throwing his 4 young children off bridge; search for bodies resumes

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - Search crews in boats resumed looking Thursday for the bodies of four young children while a judge denied bond for their father, who is accused of throwing them from an 80-foot coastal bridge.

January 25, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


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Column: Stewart's hobby called into question

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America.

August 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Local Roundup: GSU soccer begins fall camp

Georgia Southern men's soccer opened preseason training camp Monday with a pair of practices at the Fair Road Training Complex.

August 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Smith a pleasant surprise at RB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves playing time at running back.

August 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Choices of the Heart to host fundraiser

Choices of the Heart Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting its fourth annual fundraising banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at First Baptist Church of Statesboro.

August 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

August 11, 2014 | By HAVEN DALEY and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hirsch, ERA step into real estate future

Pat and Nate Hirsch have been an instrumental couple in shaping the growth of our community for decades.

August 11, 2014 | | Local


Vidalia Onion Committee seeks Board nominations

The Vidalia Onion Committee is currently seeking nominations for their grower Board of Directors. The committee elects four new members each year as part of an annual process. There are currently four member spots and four alternate board spots available.

August 11, 2014 | | Business


Georgia Southern University engineering programs receive national accreditation

Georgia Southern University's Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology has been granted full accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Forever Bible promises a holy book that lasts

Bibles come in all shapes and sizes, from a pocket-sized print edition to the digitized version available for iPhones.

August 11, 2014 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Figures on Georgia child deaths highlight stubborn problem

ATLANTA - The deaths of children whose families had DFCS involvement rose to 180 in 2013 from 152 the year before, an 18 percent increase, according to a state report released Friday.

August 11, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

FERGUSON, Mo. - A candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city.

August 11, 2014 | By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR Associated Press | Nation


Iraq president names deputy speaker new prime minister

BAGHDAD - Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as the country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north.

August 11, 2014 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | World


Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug

MADRID - In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.

August 11, 2014 | By CIARAN GILES and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | World


Alex Wood fans 12; Braves edge Nationals 3-1

ATLANTA - A visit from the Washington Nationals came at just the right time to fire up the Atlanta Braves.

August 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Consumer Q's: Fall-friendly annuals and fig etiquette

Q: My annual flowers are looking ragged. I just came back from the beach and some of them look terrible. Is there anything I can plant now to replace them with?

August 10, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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