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AP NewsBreak: New rules for driver’s licenses meant to deter terrorists, illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON - Baby boomers and the elderly don't make good terrorists, the government has found, so folks over 50 years old will get extra time to comply with post-Sept. 11 driver's license rules to be announced Friday and take effect in stages over the coming years.

January 25, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


Teenagers indicted in shooting at Las Vegas school bus stop that wounded 6

LAS VEGAS - Two teenagers have been indicted on charges including attempted murder in a shooting at a school bus stop that wounded six people.

January 25, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Acquaintances: Suspect in hiker case showed an unsettling side

ATLANTA - There were two sides to Gary Michael Hilton, the man accused of kidnapping and then decapitating a 24-year-old hiker in the north Georgia woods.

January 25, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Waitress says Hilton stopped in restaurant to use phone

ATLANTA - A waitress at a Huddle House in north Georgia says the suspect in the killing of a hiker stopped there just hours before authorities released his photograph.

January 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Consumer group claims insurance companies overcharge for coverage, underpay for damages

WASHINGTON - U.S. insurance companies systematically overcharge customers and underpay consumers' home and auto claims to pad their already-fat bottom lines, a consumer group said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | National


Dear Abby 1/10

DEAR ABBY: I was recently called to come in to work at the grocery story where I am employed because my department manager, "Meg," didn't show up. After I finished the shift, I stopped by Meg's house to check on her. She didn't answer the door. Eventually a neighbor and I were able to enter her home and found her very ill. We called 911, and Meg was taken to the hospital. She's now in the ICU.

January 25, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


FAA plan to reduce flight delays faces political fight over noise; jets wil be re-routed

NEW YORK - For years, jets taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport have performed an act of mercy as they roar south.

January 25, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Tanker truck crashes over guardrail, plummets near Detroit home, explodes; driver killed

DETROIT - A tanker crashed into a guardrail on a highway overpass Thursday, plummeting 30 to 40 feet to the ground where it exploded and caught fire near a home. The cab of the tanker got stuck on the barrier and the driver was killed, police said.

January 25, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Ohio governor commutes man’s death sentence; convicted killer prepares for new prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Death row inmate John Spirko wanted a pardon or the chance to leave prison and prove his innocence. He got neither, though he did escape execution.

January 25, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


AP interview: U.S. general says once-violent Anbar province ready for Iraqi control

WASHINGTON - Iraq's western province of Anbar, origin of the Sunni Arab insurgency that arose in the early months of U.S. occupation, will be returned to Iraqi control in March, a senior U.S. general said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Schwarzenegger budget would cut education, release inmates to help make up $14 billion deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's budget, released Thursday would close a projected $14 billion gap by giving schools 10 percent less money, releasing 22,000 inmates early and closing dozens of state parks.

January 25, 2008 | By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer | National


Chairman Bernanke says Fed ready to cut interest rates again as needed

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged Thursday to slash interest rates yet again to prevent housing and credit problems from plunging the country into a recession.

January 25, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Retailers report weak results for December as gas prices, slumping housing market take toll

NEW YORK - The economic outlook became more uncertain Thursday after many of the nation's big retailers reported weaker than expected holiday sales, the result of consumers cutting their spending due to higher energy prices and the ongoing housing slump.

January 25, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


Woman found in D.C. home with bodies of 4 girls faces murder charges; bodies there for weeks

WASHINGTON - A woman found in her home with the decomposing bodies of four girls faces murder charges, and authorities believe she is their mother, officials said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By SARAH KARUSH Associated Press Writer | National


Rep. Doolittle, R-Calif., announces retirement from Congress

WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. John Doolittle of California, who is under investigation in a congressional lobbying scandal, said Thursday that he'll retire from Congress at the end of his current term.

January 25, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


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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

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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