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Congress drops legislation that would have expanded hate crimes laws to cover attacks on gays

WASHINGTON - Congress has dropped legislation that would have expanded hate crime laws to include attacks on gays after it became clear the measure wouldn't pass the House, aides said Thursday.

December 21, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Veto power could give Bush upper hand in budget fight with Democrats

WASHINGTON - Republicans in Congress are divided over how President Bush should play his strong hand in the rush to leave town before Christmas.

December 21, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pakistani lawyers protest, ex-PM Sharif blocked from home of dismissed chief justice

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Thousands of lawyers boycotted courts across Pakistan on Thursday while police blocked former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his supporters from marching to the heavily guarded home of the deposed Supreme Court chief justice.

December 21, 2007 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police: Gunman may have smuggled rifle into mall in a sweat shirt

OMAHA, Neb. - The teenage gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a department store may have smuggled an assault rifle into the mall underneath clothing, police said Thursday.

December 21, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Deal reached with mortgage industry for 5-year rate freeze

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of strapped homeowners could get some relief from a plan negotiated by the Bush administration to freeze interest rates on subprime mortgages that are scheduled to rise in the coming months.

December 21, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Rice wins support from 2 key European allies for new sanctions against Iran

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice won support Thursday on Iran from two key European allies, France and Germany, whose leaders urged continued pressure on Tehran because of its nuclear program, saying the country remains a danger.

December 21, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Palestinian President Abbas rejects concept of state with provisional borders

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he has rejected the concept of a provisional Palestinian state out of concern that the temporary borders of such an entity would become permanent.

December 21, 2007 | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gators blast DEA

Bulloch Academy head boys' basketball coach Chandler Dennard let all of his horses out of the stable Tuesday night as his Gators blasted cross-county rival David Emanuel Academy 89-38.

December 21, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Top diplomats: Russia won’t increase troops on western border if NATO doesn’t do it

MOSCOW - Russia will not expand its armed forces on its western border as long as NATO refrains from a military buildup, Russian diplomats and lawmakers said Thursday.

December 21, 2007 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Collins named new Bulloch Co. Commission clerk

Marcia Collins was named as the new Bulloch County Commission clerk Tuesday during the regular Bulloch County Commissioners meeting. Collins will replace Evelyn Wilson, who will retire as of Dec. 31.

December 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Ford recalling 1.1 million trucks and SUVs over possible engine stall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it is recalling 1.17 million trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to fix an engine sensor that could lead to engine stalling.

December 21, 2007 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Nation


RTCA muscles way past BA

The Robert Toombs Christian Academy Crusaders used the height of Lance Stokes, the muscle of Jacob Raiford and the quickness of Toreea Stokes to down Bulloch Academy 72-61 Thursday.

December 21, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Police Report - December 7

(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 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 12/06

DEAR DR. GOTT: A friend of mine who works as a caregiver has no benefits such as medical insurance, sick leave or vacation. She cannot afford to go to the doctor, pay for prescriptions or take time off. She was told by a friend who was a medic in Vietnam that antibiotics such as penicillin and tetracycline work just as well as prescription drugs. She does this only when she is really ill. I think this practice could be dangerous. What do you think?

December 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Tyson selected for Army All-Star game

December 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


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Just 5 minutes of running a day could add years to your life, study says

Good news for those that find it almost impossible to fit in exercise: a new study found that running just five minutes a day decreased their mortality rate by a whopping 30 percent.

August 04, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

KUNMING, China - Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.

August 04, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press | World


Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attacked

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region.

August 04, 2014 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK and PETER ENAV Associated Press | World


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Local


Carter-Oldham

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.

August 03, 2014 | | Weddings


Tips for autumn gardeners

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.

August 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Consumer Q's: Butterfly sanctuaries

Q: I am concerned about monarch butterflies. I hear their numbers are decreasing. Is there anything I can plant to help them?

August 03, 2014 | | Life


US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 03, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Local


McIlroy wins and goes back to No. 1

AKRON, Ohio - Winning the British Open wasn't enough to make Rory McIlroy want to take the rest of the year off to celebrate. Neither was the first World Golf Championship he won Sunday at Firestone.

August 03, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

August 03, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Cuyler and Woodburn connects Bulloch, Bryan

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

August 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Celebrate August holidays

In the minds of students and teachers, summer is over. But sweltering temperatures and the calendar beg to differ. Postpone the culmination of the season with additional summertime fun and memories. Enjoy every minute of leftover summer days with celebrations, including, but not limited to, the following August holidays.

August 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kimbrel has walk problems for Braves

SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

DETROIT - Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.

August 03, 2014 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press | World


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