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February 08, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Home sales see biggest slump in 25 years

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell in December, closing out a horrible year for housing in which sales of single-family homes plunged by the largest amount in 25 years. The median home price dropped for the entire year, the first time that has occurred in four decades.

February 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/25

Some of your larger successes in the year ahead may come about through intuitive hunches rather than from sheer logic alone, so anytime you get a feeling about something, don't dismiss it lightly because it could be your ticket to success.

February 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 83 years old and have developed an appreciable number of dark spots on my face over the past few years. I read laser treatment might remove them, but unfortunately, my insurance company won't cover the procedure. Is there an alternative method for this cosmetic condition?

February 07, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/24

DEAR ABBY: Your advice to "Considering It in San Mateo" (Nov. 26), who asked you if it was permissible to have an affair because his wife of 34 years no longer wanted to have sex, was good, but you missed a couple of important points.

February 07, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 24

(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.)

February 07, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Officials: Ledger had 6 prescriptions, but no illegal drugs

NEW YORK - Six different types of prescription drugs were found in Heath Ledger's apartment - including anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills - though the cause of his death won't be known for several days after a preliminary autopsy Wednesday was inconclusive, authorities said.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM HAYS and KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writers | National


House again fails to override Bush’s veto of children’s health insurance bill

WASHINGTON - For the second time in three months, the House failed Wednesday to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would greatly increase spending on a popular children's health insurance program.

February 07, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pact on emergency economy rescue nearer as lawmakers, White House negotiate into the night

WASHINGTON - Pushing deficit concerns aside, Democratic and Republican leaders appeared close to agreement with the White House Wednesday night on emergency tax cuts and benefit increases to jolt the economy out of its slump.

February 07, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Japan warship leaves port to resume anti-terror mission in Indian Ocean

YOKOSUKA, Japan - A Japanese navy destroyer departed Thursday to resume the country's anti-terror mission in the Indian Ocean after a divisive battle in parliament caused a three-month suspension.

February 07, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baby in critical condition after fire ignites under oxygen hood at Minn. hospital

MINNEAPOLIS - Oxygen ignited inside a special hood worn by a newborn infant in a hospital, burning the boy's head and face and leaving him in critical condition.

February 07, 2008 | By ELIZABETH DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National


General Motors, Toyota in dead heat in global sales in 2007

DETROIT - General Motors, a symbol of American industrial might and the world's top seller of motor vehicles since Herbert Hoover was president, has finally been caught by a foreign rival.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Writer | National


New al-Qaida tape calls for Islamic militant unity around the world to support ’jihad’

WASHINGTON - An al-Qaida spokesman this week called for unity among Islamic militants worldwide in a new recorded message, according to a U.S. intelligence official.

February 07, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fate of Kenyans rests with 2 men who have shown little inclination to compromise

NAIROBI, Kenya - As Kenyans die by the hundreds in gritty city slums and rolling cornfields in the countryside, their fate rests with two men who appear more intent on the struggle for power than on the turmoil it has set off.

February 07, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Texas hospital sent stillborn’s body to cleaners with dirty laundry, parents allege in lawsuit

FORT WORTH, Texas - A couple filed a lawsuit against a hospital alleging that it sent their stillborn fetus's body with dirty laundry to the cleaners.

February 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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10 things you’ll regret not doing in 10 years

While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.

November 28, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI | Hot topics


2 traits scientifically proven to make your relationship last

Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.

November 28, 2014 | By AMY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


15 baby names only celebrity kids could pull off

Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?

November 28, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.

November 28, 2014 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | Associated Press




Police fear gunman may be targeting homeless

ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

November 27, 2014 | By MATT STROUD Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


We’re loving our pets to death — obesity will kill them

Thanksgiving is a day of overindulgence where we often eat way too much, and frequently our pets are right there beside us. Something you may not know: Dogs, like people, are getting heavier than ever. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese, and the trend continues to worsen. This epidemic is taking its toll on the health and well-being of man's best friend.

November 27, 2014 | By ANGIE DENISON Deseret News National | Hot topics


6 proven things women can do to be more attractive

In most cases, a woman wants to look attractive to men in hopes that she will find the one guy who will love and cherish her-and she him. If you are in this category and can't seem to get the job done, you're not alone. You may be thinking you're just not pretty enough. If that's the case, then it will surprise you to read this comment made by a Miss America contestant when she was asked, "How do you deal with all the guys who want to take you out?" She replied. "I haven't ...

November 27, 2014 | By GARY and JOY LUNDBERG Deseret News National | Hot topics


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" - a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

November 27, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Associated Press


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