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Death toll rises to 450 after strong quake in Peru desert region crumbles houses and churches

ICA, Peru - The death toll rose to 450 on Thursday in the magnitude-8 earthquake that devastated cities of adobe and brick in Peru's southern desert. Survivors wearing blankets against the winter cold walked like ghosts through the ruins.

August 31, 2007 | By MARTIN MEJIA and MAURICIO MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


NASA to double-check data before deciding whether to order repairs to shuttle gouge

HOUSTON - Astronauts aboard the shuttle Endeavour on Thursday were studying how to fix a gouge in the ship's belly just in case NASA ordered a spacewalk to make the repairs.

August 31, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Rescuers aim fourth drill at mountain to find trapped Utah miners

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Rescuers searching for six coal miners trapped for 10 days were drilling yet another hole into mine Thursday, this time aiming for a location where they had detected mysterious vibrations in the mountain.

August 31, 2007 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wall Street down 200 as credit woes continue

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged again Thursday, extending an almost relentless downward spiral after problems at Countrywide Financial Corp. confirmed investors' fears that credit problems are spreading. The market shrugged off the Federal Reserve's injection of $17 billion into the banking system, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points.

August 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Astrograph 8/17

In the year ahead, you should do rather well in endeavors where you can utilize all your innate talents. Enhancing your ability to achieve will give you a strong desire to accomplish something truly meaningful.

August 31, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please explain something for me in terms that I can understand. I have just been diagnosed with renal obstruction. The doctor did not explain to me what causes it, what treatment is necessary - nothing! His nurse said I must have surgery immediately. Needless to say, I am quite upset and would like your opinion ASAP.

August 31, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Relieving the nation’s passport headaches is costing nearly $1 billion over 3 years

WASHINGTON - The nation's passport headaches may be easing a bit, but now comes the bill: almost $1 billion.

August 31, 2007 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Alcohol Board takes Woodin Nikel license

The Woodin Nikel is once again at the center of an alcohol controversy in Statesboro. In a 4-2 vote, the Alcohol Control Board decided to revoke the license of the Orient Express' owner Ace Amerson, who also operates the Nikel.

August 31, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - August 17

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 31, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Statesboro cracks down on alcohol violations

Statesboro Police officers issued 28 citations for underage possession of alcohol last weekend, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

August 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Bridge 8/17

In yesterday's column, I mentioned that if you never double a making contract, you are not doubling often enough. But having said that, I should add that there are times when making a penalty double of a contract you can beat is inadvisable.

August 31, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


With 99 suicides by soldiers in 2006, Army rate hits 26-year high

WASHINGTON - Ninety-nine U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year, the highest rate of suicide in the Army in 26 years of record-keeping.

August 31, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Giants (not Bonds) hammer James

ATLANTA - Even with Barry Bonds on the bench, the San Francisco Giants put on quite a power display.

August 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Astrograph 8/16

Involving yourself in something you like doing offers you a greater chance for success, because you'll spend quality time on the endeavor to make it what you envision. Don't waste your time engaging in what you truly dislike.

August 30, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to see what you think about knee surgery. I have a torn ligament and arthritis in it. My doctor said he didn't know if it would help or not. He also said if I didn't let him go in there and scope it, later on I would have to have knee-replacement suregery. What's your opinion?

August 30, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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In dry California, water fetching record prices

SAN FRANCISCO - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

July 02, 2014 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press | World


July 2 - Barbara "Bab" Lindsey died June 27, 2014, after an extended illness.

Barbara "Bab" Moore Lindsey

July 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Tiger is back, but where is he going?

Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.

July 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The dream ends

SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.

July 01, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

WASHINGTON - Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage.

July 01, 2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


Justices sometimes do agree: Your privacy matters

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested.

July 01, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Nadal upset by No. 144 Kyrgios

LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.

July 01, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fourth of July brings memories of family conflict

This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.

July 01, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Argentina nets win in extra time

SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Press to continue: How video game tech is changing cancer treatment

At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.

July 01, 2014 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Birth control ruling sparks political clash

WASHINGTON - Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.

July 01, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Nation


Conviction in NYC cop cannibalism case overturned

NEW YORK - A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.

July 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation




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