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Man who sold pit bull to Vick gets probation and $500 fine

RICHMOND, Va. - A man who sold a female pit bull to Michael Vick's dogfighting operation and attended some of the fights avoided prison time Friday because he cooperated with investigators and did not physically harm any of the dogs.

February 09, 2008 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | National


Prosecutor to investigate reports about steamy texts exchanged between Detroit mayor, aide

DETROIT - The county prosecutor said Friday she has opened an investigation into reports that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his top aide exchanged romantic text-messages.

February 09, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


AP answers your questions on the news, from Jose Padilla to what constitutes a caucus winner

Does the name ''Frank Wills'' ring a bell?

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


$5M reward for Moussaoui tipster leaves others feeling left out

MINNEAPOLIS - An instructor at the flight school Zacarias Moussaoui attended before the Sept. 11 attacks is $5 million richer for his efforts to alert authorities - but colleagues say he wasn't the only one sounding an alarm.

February 09, 2008 | By DOUG GLASS Associated Press Writer | National


Police set up barricades outside Heath Ledger funeral home

NEW YORK - Police set up barricades outside a funeral home Friday as Heath Ledger's family made arrangements to claim the body of the 28-year-old ''Brokeback Mountain'' actor.

February 09, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Huff-Watkins

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Huff announce the engagement of their daughter, Evangeline Z.S. Huff of Statesboro, to Samuel C. Watkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Watkins Sr.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


South Africa mines shut as power shortages threaten nation’s economic engine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Leading South African gold, diamond and platinum mines stopped production Friday in the face of power outages that threaten to choke economic growth.

February 09, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Europe’s right-wing leaders seek new party to counter Islam, other perceived threats

VIENNA, Austria - Right-wing leaders from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and France announced plans Friday to form a pan-European party with a mission to ''rescue the Western world'' from Islam and other perceived threats.

February 09, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French bank trader was dealing in tens of billions of dollars

PARIS - The rogue futures trader who allegedly cost French bank Societe Generale $7.14 billion had been betting on an even larger scale - with tens of billions in fraudulent deals, the bank said Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 1/25

DEAR ABBY: Our divorced daughter has been dating "Brian," a man she met online, for a little over a year. My husband and I are concerned about the behavior of our 13-year-old granddaughter, "Lolita," toward him. Lolita is naive in many ways and unaware of the pitfalls she may encounter. She's constantly sitting on Brian's lap, hugging him, or talking to him in very close proximity.

February 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rival Kenyan leaders meet for first time since disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president and its main opposition leader met Thursday for the first time since the disputed Dec. 27 presidential vote, but they emerged still clearly divided over the central question of who really won the election.

February 08, 2008 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In a new tactic, Border Patrol targets immigrant-smuggling 800 miles from the border

PEARL, Miss. - Detective Nick McLendon, on stakeout duty along a dark stretch of eastbound Interstate 20, noticed a red Chevy Suburban with heavily tinted windows and no light over its rear Texas license plate. The missing light gave him all the excuse he needed to pull the SUV over.

February 08, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Funeral arrangements for Ledger are complete, family to arrive Friday

NEW YORK - Funeral arrangements for Heath Ledger have been completed and his relatives were expected to arrive in New York on Friday, a funeral home spokesman said.

February 08, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Marine indicted in colleague’s killing, but won’t face death penalty if he’s caught in Mexico

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - A grand jury indicted a Marine on a first-degree murder charge Thursday in the death of a pregnant colleague, but a prosecutor said he wouldn't seek the death penalty if the man is arrested in Mexico.

February 08, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


As superrich get richer, some tensions among colleges

New figures on university endowments confirm it's not just the ''haves'' and ''have nots'' in academe these days. Beyond the great majority of colleges, there's a growing group of the newly rich schools, and - at the top of the heap - a tiny cadre of ultra-wealthy institutions.

February 08, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


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College Football Playoff looking for branding

NEW YORK - The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men's basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual sports fans know exactly what they are.

January 06, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hawks keep shocking their doubters

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap knocked the ball away. Thabo Sefolosha scrambled into the corner to grab it and passed quickly to Dennis Schroder, who took off the other way.

January 06, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smoltz in on first ballot

ATLANTA - John Smoltz completed a unique path to baseball's Hall of Fame.

January 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


New year, five events to keep an eagle eye on

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Predictions are a dangerous business, especially in golf.

January 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Medicaid physicians back in same spot after long-awaited pay raise expires

Dr. Michelle Zeanah is getting a big pay cut this month.

January 06, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


‘Elvis,’ ‘Marilyn,’ ‘Johnny Cash’ to take stage at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College is hosting an evening of entertainment starring the 2014 Images of the King World Champion and top-10 Ultimate finalist, meaning they were among the top Elvis Presley impersonators last year.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia state school superintendent-elect seeks student advisers

State School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods is accepting applications for the 2015 Student Advisory Council.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Department of Education to host statewide book drive

Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal are asking Georgians to join them Saturday in "With a Servant's Heart," a statewide day of service.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jordan welcomes throngs of tourists at site where believers say Jesus was baptized

AMMAN, Jordan - For most Americans, Epiphany (Jan. 6) passes with little celebration.

January 06, 2015 | By DALE HANSON BOURKE Religion News Service | Hot topics


Privacy soon to be a 'luxury', experts say

In the year 2025, what will privacy look like?

January 06, 2015 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


5 tasty tips to overhauling your family diet

There's never a perfect time to start eating healthier. Usually, our minds turn to healthy eating in January after indulging in holiday treats, but protecting our families from poor eating habits takes year round commitment.

January 06, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


2 men attempt most difficult climb in world at Yosemite

SAN FRANCISCO - Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park.

January 06, 2015 | By KRISTIN J. BENDER Associated Press | Associated Press


New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge

WASHINGTON - Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

January 06, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press




Face to face: Jury selection starts in Boston Marathon case

BOSTON - Some of the prospective jurors who could decide Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate got their first look Monday at the young man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, and they seemed transfixed by the sight of the shaggy-haired 21-year-old.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


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