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Maldives cheers Boy Scout who foiled attempt to assassinate nation’s president

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Residents of the Maldives showered praise Wednesday on a 15-year-old Boy Scout who foiled an attempt to assassinate the president of this island nation by grabbing the attacker's knife.

January 24, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | World


Former top security officer for Taylor testifies at ex-Liberian president’s war crimes trial

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A former bodyguard and member of Charles Taylor's inner circle testified Wednesday that a secret radio room linked the Liberian ex-president's mansion with a notoriously brutal rebel leader in neighboring Sierra Leone.

January 24, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


Newly published diary tells of young Jewish woman’s life in occupied Paris

PARIS - On some days her world was awash in light, on others dark shadows enveloped her and all of Paris.

January 24, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | World


Sweden, Norway drop out of UN peacekeeping force in Darfur

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Sweden and Norway dropped plans Wednesday to send about 400 troops to the U.N. peacekeeping force in Darfur because of opposition from Sudan's government.

January 24, 2008 | By MALIN RISING Associated Press Writer | World


Bridge 1/9

After 42 of the 48 boards in the World Transnational Open Teams final in Shanghai last October, M. Bessis, T. Bessis and Multon from France, Fantoni and Nunes from Italy, and Zimmermann from Switzerland led Gromova, Ponomareva, Dubinin and Gromov from Russia, and Balicki and Zmudzinski from Poland by 10 international match points. Here is board 43.

January 24, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Judge denies bond for drifter accused of murdering hiker

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - A judge denied bond Wednesday for a drifter accused of kidnapping and killing a 24-year-old hiker in the north Georgia mountains, and Florida authorities said he is now a ''prime suspect'' in a homicide investigation there.

January 24, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Army to court-martial Hawaii-based soldier for Iraqi killing

HONOLULU - The Army said Tuesday it will court-martial a Hawaii-based soldier for premeditated murder in the killing of an unarmed Iraqi last summer.

January 24, 2008 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | National


Former Indonesian dictator Suharto’s health improves slightly, but remains critical

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Former Indonesian dictator Suharto showed slight signs of improvement but remained in critical condition, doctors said Wednesday, as they struggled to control internal bleeding, a fluid buildup in his lungs, and low-level heart failure.

January 24, 2008 | By IRWAN FIRDAUS Associated Press Writer | World


US envoy tells SKorean president efforts to end North’s nuclear programs must continue

SEOUL, South Korea - A top U.S. nuclear envoy told South Korea's president Wednesday that the countries working to ensure North Korea abandons its nuclear weapons must keep pushing until their task is accomplished.

January 24, 2008 | By KWANG-TAE KIM Associated Press Writer | World


Dear Abby 1/9

DEAR ABBY: I was a single father to my two daughters for several years. I love them with all my heart. Even though I do not always approve of everything they do, my love for them is unconditional, and we're very close.

January 24, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dead man’s check, apparently coveted by acquaintance, leads to wild scene on streets of NYC

NEW YORK - Detective Travis Rapp has seen his share of corpses, but this was new: two men wheeling a rigid, pale body down a Manhattan street in a red office chair, drawing a crowd of suspicious onlookers.

January 24, 2008 | By TOM HAYS and CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


Police search for bodies of 4 children; police say father threw them off Ala. bridge

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - Lam Luong initially told police that his girlfriend had his four young children and failed to return them, but his family suspected something more sinister: that he traded the kids for a drug fix.

January 24, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


Supreme Court takes up photo identification requirement for voters Wednesday morning

WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans square off before the Supreme Court Wednesday over a law that requires voters to produce photo identification before they can cast a ballot.

January 24, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Rescued snowboarders survived 3 nights in NM snow caves; search continues for 2 in Colo

SANTA FE, N.M. - Two snowboarders lost in the mountains were rescued by helicopter Tuesday after they endured three frigid nights holed up in snow caves that are credited with saving their lives.

January 24, 2008 | By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Be Prepared: Boy Scout grabs knife, foils assassination in Maldives

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A quick-thinking Boy Scout foiled an assassination attempt on the president of the Maldives on Tuesday, grabbing an attacker's knife as the man leapt from a crowd and lunged at the leader, an official said.

January 23, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | World


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

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