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Somali immigrant gets 10 years for plotting with al-Qaida terrorist to bomb Ohio shopping mall

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali immigrant was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall with a man later convicted of being an al-Qaida terrorist.

December 12, 2007 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/28

In the year ahead, you might establish a good relationship with several individuals whose philosophy and politics differ considerably from yours. Yet each will learn from the other, and strong friendships will develop.

December 12, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

For Antrjuan Albright - it's all good.

December 12, 2007 | | Sports


Rhode Island Hospital fined for 3rd wrong-side brain surgery this year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Hospital has been fined $50,000 and reprimanded by the state Department of Health after its third instance this year of a doctor performing brain surgery in the wrong side of a patient's head.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: My friends and I are very confused about this matter. What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? How does a doctor determine the results, and what tests are used for this diagnosis?

December 12, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/28

Radio personality Al Boliska said, "Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?"

December 12, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Syria defends decision to attend Annapolis conference; Iran said to be caught by surprise

DAMASCUS, Syria - The U.S.-brokered Mideast peace conference Tuesday raised tensions between allies Syria and Iran. Damascus defended its participation, while Iran said it was surprised by Syria's decision and warned that Arab countries risk falling for an Israeli plot.

December 12, 2007 | By ALBERT AJI and NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 28

(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.)

December 12, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mine explosion kills 1, injures 36 in Ecuador

PONCE ENRIQUEZ, Ecuador - Rescue workers on Tuesday disproved rumors that dozens of miners were trapped in a powerful explosion at a gold mine that killed one worker and injured 36 more, Ecuadorean officials said.

December 12, 2007 | By JEANNETH VALDIVIESO | Nation


Oh, rats: Scientists want to wipe out rats on Alaskan island and bring the birds back

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - More than 200 years ago, rats jumped ship for Rat Island.

December 12, 2007 | By MARY PEMBERTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hundreds of Iraqis head home on buses in first Baghdad-funded refugee return

DAMASCUS, Syria - Hundreds of Iraqi refugees boarded buses for home on Tuesday in the first convoy from an Iraqi-funded effort to speed the return of families that fled the country's violence and insecurity.

December 12, 2007 | By ALBERT AJI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sudanese official says the teacher held for naming a teddy bear ’Muhammad’ could be freed soon

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A British teacher arrested for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad will probably be cleared and released soon, a spokesman for the Sudanese embassy in London said Tuesday.

December 12, 2007 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Toys for Tots benefit trail ride December 15

A trail ride to benefit the local effort to help less fortunate families have a merry Christmas will cost riders only an unwrapped toy - unless they would like to donate more.

December 12, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bush, Mideast leaders voice measured optimism about peace prospects

WASHINGTON - President Bush stepped cautiously into the most direct Mideast peacemaking of his administration on Monday, meeting separately with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to explore whether peace is possible. ''Difficult compromises'' will be required but the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are committed to making them, he said.

December 12, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


New Orleans bouncers get change of venue in GSU student’s death

NEW ORLEANS - The trial of four bouncers charged in the 2004 death of Georgia Southern University student Levon Jones will be held outside of New Orleans because some believe a New Orleans jury would be tainted by excessive media coverage.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


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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






Are you guilty of giving junk to the poor?

When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...

January 05, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


Teens with strong religious worldviews more likely to avoid drugs, alcohol

It's a fact that surfaces in drug prevention programs, pop culture references and academic studies - one that makes church-going parents breathe sighs of relief and youth group leaders pat themselves on the back.

January 04, 2015 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


10 exhilarating rites of passage for every parent

However imperceptibly, rites of passage change us, preparing us for new opportunities in life. Here are just a few rites of passage, both painful and joyous, that are requisite in parenthood. Which of these events have you gone through, and which do you have to look forward to?

January 04, 2015 | By DEBORAH GOODMAN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Wallenda aims to cross gorge with great-grandfather's image

ATLANTA - The image of Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge is still vivid for those who witnessed it on July 18, 1970.

January 04, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


A response to Dr. John Waters

Editor:

January 04, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Johnson-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Leigh Johnson, to Carson Hugh Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwin Smith Jr. of Vidalia.

January 04, 2015 | | Weddings


7-year-old plane crash survivor may help probe

EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

January 04, 2015 | By TIMOTHY D. EASLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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