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Mother says her son began to stumble and vomit after eating Chinese-made toy, now recalled

A mother said Thursday she knew something was terribly wrong when her 20-month-old son began to stumble and started vomiting. He had just ingested a popular toy that contains a chemical that turns into a powerful ''date rape'' drug when eaten.

November 23, 2007 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship runs aground in Virginia with 66 aboard; passengers rescued safely

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The captain of a small cruise ship with 66 people aboard ran the vessel aground early Thursday to keep it from sinking after it began taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

November 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


30-year fixed mortgage rates fall for third straight week, hit lowest level in five months

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for the third straight week, dropping to the lowest level in five months.

November 23, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Furman offense riding high

Chris Hatcher is getting ready to experience his first Georgia Southern-Furman football game, and the intensity of the rivalry is not lost on him.

November 23, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


BA to play bittersweet Senior Night

The only thing at stake for the Bulloch Academy Gators tonight when they host Memorial Day School is their character.

November 23, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bridge 11/08

M. Grundler said, "It's easy to identify people who can't count to 10. They're in front of you in the supermarket express lane."

November 22, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 11/08

You may not be expecting any easy victories in the year ahead, and this actually could work to your advantage. You'll get further faster, because you'll be willing to work hard without asking for breaks or expecting easy routes.

November 22, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 11/08

DEAR ABBY: "Anonymous in Arizona" (Sept. 7) was wondering how to explain to her future children that their father's brother was born a girl, particularly in childhood photos in which he appears as a girl. While most of your reply was sound - especially how transgendered people are born in the wrong body (which I wish more people could understand) - I disagree with your advice about the photo albums.

November 22, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Government cites its own programs for 12 percent decline in chronic homelessness

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who are chronically homeless dropped by nearly 12 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to government estimates being released Wednesday.

November 22, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


No bond for Nebraska teacher who drove to Mexico with teenage boy

EL CENTRO, Calif. - A judge denied bail Wednesday for a 25-year-old teacher accused of fleeing to Mexico with a 13-year-old student, and the woman agreed to be transferred from California to Nebraska to face the charges.

November 22, 2007 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report: Abstinence-only programs fail to affect teenage sexual behavior

WASHINGTON - Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, according to a study released by a nonpartisan group that seeks to reduce teen pregnancies.

November 22, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Notorious Boston jail is transformed into a luxury hotel; the restaurant is called Clink

BOSTON - The elegant iron-railing balconies were once catwalks where guards stood watch over the inmates to make sure they didn't try to break out. If you look closely, you can still see the outline of the holes from the iron bars on the windows.

November 22, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Smaller stakes, bigger outcry as regulators consider new media rules

WASHINGTON - For the second time in four years, the government is rewriting media ownership rules, a process that probably will allow big companies to get even bigger.

November 22, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumer credit rises in September rises at slowest pace since April

WASHINGTON - Consumers borrowing increased in September at the smallest pace in five months as the growth in credit card debt and car loans slowed.

November 22, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 8

(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.)

November 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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