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EU says Serb membership hinges on handing over war criminals, respecting Kosovo independence

BRUSSELS, Belgium - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday that Serbia could only join the European Union if it lived up to international demands to hand over war crime suspects and respected the independence of Kosovo.

December 29, 2007 | By CONSTANT BRAND Associated Press Writer | World


Dear Abby 12/14

DEAR ABBY: I live 3,000 miles away from my immediate family. I am happily married and six months' pregnant. In the past, I had many issues with my family. I have a long history of anorexia, and my pregnancy has forced me to give up my self-destructive behaviors. I would never jeopardize my baby.

December 29, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


As the busiest days draw near, FedEx driver takes holiday rush in stride

NEW YORK - FedEx driver Vito Randazzo works long hours this time of year, but the smile never seems to stop.

December 29, 2007 | By SAMANTHA BOMKAMP AP Business Writer | National


Surge in gasoline prices pushes consumer inflation higher while industrial production rebounds

WASHINGTON - Consumer inflation surged by the largest amount in more than two years in November, led by gasoline prices. The cost of clothing, airline tickets and prescription drugs also jumped.

December 29, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Al-Qaida’s No. 2 blasts Annapolis peace conference as betrayal of Palestinians in new message

CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's deputy leader denounced last month's Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Md., as a ''betrayal'' of Palestinians in a new audio message posted Friday on an Islamic militant Web site,

December 29, 2007 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | World


Police detain wife, children of Argentine Dirty War defendant who died in jail

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Police have detained the wife and two children of a former coast guard officer who died in custody while facing a dictatorship-era human rights trial, hours after an autopsy found cyanide in the man's blood, a judge said Friday.

December 29, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | World


Approaching storm could complicate power restoration in Okla., Kan.; Northwest cleans up

OKLAHOMA CITY - Another wintry blast was forecast Friday for the nation's midsection, where hundreds of thousands are still in the dark after a deadly ice storm brought down power lines, snapped trees and coated roads.

December 29, 2007 | By ROCHELLE HINES Associated Press Writer | National


Bali climate talks head toward compromise between US, EU on final day

BALI, Indonesia - U.S., European and other envoys talked far into the night Friday as they forged a compromise at the U.N. climate conference, breaking a deadlock over how ambitious the goal should be in negotiating future cutbacks in global-warming gases.

December 29, 2007 | Bali climate talks head toward compromise between US, EU on final day AP Special Correspondent | World


Clemens hit hard in Mitchell Report; Tejada, Bonds and Pettitte also named

NEW YORK - Page after page, Roger Clemens' name was all over the Mitchell Report.

December 29, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM and BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writers | National


BA deals Westminster first loss

The Bulloch Academy boys' basketball team must have been wearing rubber track spikes as hard and as fast as the Gators zipped up and down the court Friday night.

December 29, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


CDC: Suicides rose dramatically in middle-aged

ATLANTA (AP) - The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans has reached its highest point in at least 25 years, according to a new government report released Thursday.

December 29, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Senate passes bill aimed at helping homeowners caught in mortgage crisis

WASHINGTON - The thousands of Americans facing foreclosure because of the ballooning interest rates on their subprime mortgages would get help from the federal government under legislation overwhelmingly approved by senators Friday.

December 29, 2007 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | National


North and South Korean end military talks without agreement on joint fishing zone

SEOUL, South Korea - North and South Korea ended three days of talks Friday without an agreement on creating a shared fishing zone to defuse tensions along their disputed sea border.

December 29, 2007 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | World


Archbishop of Canterbury won’t change decision not to invite gay bishop to Anglican summit

LONDON (AP) - The archbishop of Canterbury said Friday he will not reverse his decision to exclude a gay U.S. bishop from joining other bishops at a global Anglican gathering next year.

December 29, 2007 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | World


Senior Fatah official kidnapped by Hamas in Gaza, 3 killed in explosion

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas gunmen on Friday burst into the home of a top Fatah official in Gaza and arrested him, relatives said. He was the most senior Fatah politician to be detained since Hamas forces overtook the territory in June.

December 29, 2007 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


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10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

July 09, 2014 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Nation


Combating workplace bullying: how your communication skills can help

Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.

July 09, 2014 | By GREG KRATZ Deseret News National | Hot topics


Government made $100B in improper payments

WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

July 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | World


4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | World




DeGrom Ks 11 in 7 shutout innings, Mets top Braves

NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.

July 08, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Southern's Ferguson suspended indefinitly following arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended from the team indefinitely following a June 26 arrest.

July 08, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Cleveland wins bid to host Republican convention in 2016

WASHINGTON - Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.

July 08, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Nation


Forgotten vials of smallpox found in old storage room

ATLANTA - A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

July 08, 2014 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Statesboro Blue Devils volleyball camp returns

In just three years, Statesboro High has turned a fledgling volleyball program - with next to no previous experience in the sport - into a two-time state playoff qualifier.

July 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


World Cup host Brazil humiliated by Germany

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wie, Lewis lead women's golf revival

SOUTHPORT, England - The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.

July 08, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NASCAR penalizes Busch for violation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.

July 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Outdoor Life: Frog gigging — a tasty tradition

Frog gigging is a dying art. Like grabbling or noodling (reaching under river banks for turtles and catfish) frog gigging is an outdoor activity that seems to be fading from view.

July 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


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