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Desperate Americans seek unproven cell treatments in China, called risky by Western doctors

BEIJING - They're paralyzed from diving accidents and car crashes, disabled by Parkinson's, or blind. With few options available at home in America, they search the Internet for experimental treatments - and often land on Web sites promoting stem cell treatments in China.

January 21, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Israeli troops pull out of Nablus after 4-day sweep of militants, munitions

NABLUS, West Bank - Israeli troops wound up a four-day sweep of wanted men and munitions caches in the West Bank town of Nablus on Saturday, and residents confined at home since the operation began ventured outside to survey damage and resume their lives.

January 21, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bhutto's husband calls for UN probe into death, alleges Pakistan government was involved

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto's widowed husband accused members of Pakistan's ruling regime of involvement in his wife's killing and called Saturday for a U.N. investigation, as British officers aiding Pakistan's own probe pored over the crime scene.

January 21, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Sharpton leads protest of verdict in Long Island shooting of white teenager by black man

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - The Rev. Al Sharpton led a rally Saturday to protest the conviction of a black man in the fatal shooting of a white teenager on Long Island, saying the prosecution of the case was unjust.

January 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: I see a lot of advertising for men with erectile dysfunction, but nothing for women. I am a young 63-year-old female. I have had diabetes since I was 36 years old, and it is under control. I walk back and forth to work each day. I am very active. Whenever my husband and I try to make love, it's very painful. My gynecologist recommended Bactroban 2 percent cream, which did not work. I then tried KY, but it also does not work. This is ruining our sex life, and I don't know where to turn ...

January 20, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 6

(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.)

January 20, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Lady Eagles steal road win

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Carolyn Whitney and Tiffany Brown combined for 27 points as the Georgia Southern women's basketball team picked up a 63-50 win over UNC Greensboro, Saturday afternoon, at Fleming Gymnasium.

January 20, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Bridge 1/5

Here is the third excellent defensive falsecard this week. Against five diamonds, you (West) lead the spade ace and continue with the spade queen. Declarer ruffs and cashes the diamond ace. How would you hope to collect three defensive tricks?

January 20, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Eagles drop third straight

GREENSBORO, N.C. - After another slow start the Georgia Southern men's basketball team rallied to take the lead but was undone by a 61 percent shooting effort in the second half by UNC Greensboro to lose 79-67 Saturday afternoon at Fleming Gym.

January 20, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Today in History - January 5

Today is Saturday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2008. There are 361 days left in the year.

January 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Dear Abby 1/5

DEAR ABBY: I have been faithfully married for more than 20 years. My wife and I are known as the "cute couple" who still hold hands in public, take time to play together, and never say a negative word about each other in public.

January 20, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


BA finally beats rival Pinewood

It hadn't happened in recent history until Saturday night.

January 20, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Missing Ga. hiker believed dead, kidnapping charges filed against suspect

ATLANTA - Authorities said Saturday they believe a hiker who disappeared from the northern Georgia woods on New Year's Day is dead, and they charged the man who was reportedly last seen with her with kidnapping.

January 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Portal moves into 3-A first place

Portal got 24 points from David Buchannon and 19 from Mario Farris to beat Emanuel County Institute 61-52 on Saturday in Portal.

January 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Youth group challenge: 30 days, $30 to change the world

January 20, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


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2 men attempt most difficult climb in world at Yosemite

SAN FRANCISCO - Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park.

January 06, 2015 | By KRISTIN J. BENDER Associated Press | Associated Press


New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge

WASHINGTON - Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

January 06, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press




Face to face: Jury selection starts in Boston Marathon case

BOSTON - Some of the prospective jurors who could decide Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate got their first look Monday at the young man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, and they seemed transfixed by the sight of the shaggy-haired 21-year-old.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Police chief's wife says she was asleep when he shot her

ATLANTA - The wife of a Georgia police chief says she was asleep when her husband shot her in bed, and that she believes it was an accident.

January 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Refs under scrutiny

A flag flies. Dallas fans groan. Detroit fans rejoice.

January 05, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Miami judge who overturned ban weds gays and lesbians

MIAMI - Lesbian and gay couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are now legal statewide.

January 05, 2015 | By CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Smoltz awaits call from Hall

ATLANTA - John Smoltz could do it all on the mound.

January 05, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Patriots' McDaniels interviews with Falcons

ATLANTA - New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday his interview for the Atlanta Falcons' coaching vacancy was "fine."

January 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rams owner plans for L.A. stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

January 05, 2015 | By MICHAEL BLOOD Associated Press | Sports


U.S. skiers killed

Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.

January 05, 2015 | By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press | Sports


Vegas expects big weekend

LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.

January 05, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Recent sale makes Statesboro bank larger

Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. announced that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The acquisition will include the two Statesboro branches of Heritage, one on South Main and the second on Northside Drive East.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


Innovative mental health program short on funds

Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

January 05, 2015 | By LEE ADCOCK Georgia Health News | Associated Press




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