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Pentagon: Iranian boats harassed U.S. Navy ships in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON - Iranian boats harassed and provoked three American Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, threatening to explode the vessels, U.S. officials said Monday, calling it the most serious such incident in years.

January 22, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | National


California autism cases continue to increase after removal of vaccine preservative thimerosal

LOS ANGELES - Autism cases in California continued to climb even after a mercury-rich vaccine preservative that some people blame for the neurological disorder was removed from routine childhood shots, a new study found.

January 22, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


Girls who feel unpopular gained more weight than girls higher on social ladder, study shows

CHICAGO - Where a teenage girl sees herself on her school's social ladder may sway her future weight, a study of more than 4,000 girls finds.

January 22, 2008 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 1/7

The final of last year's World Transnational Open Teams was exciting. It was also truly transnational, pitting Victoria Gromova, Tatiana Ponomareva, Alexander Dubinin and Andrei Gromov from Russia, and Cezary Balicki and Adam Zmudzinski from Poland against Michel and Thomas Bessis (father and son) and Franck Multon from France, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes from Italy, and Pierre Zimmermann from Switzerland.

January 22, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Texas mobile home fire kills 2 adults, 3 children; 2 children killed in Iowa house fire

ALVIN, Texas - A couple and their three young children died early Monday when their mobile home caught fire in a dilapidated, rural trailer park south of Houston, authorities and neighbors said.

January 22, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Sony sells 1.2 million PlayStation 3 machines in North America over holidays

TOKYO - Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 game machine sales totaled 1.2 million in North America during the key holiday season, the electronics and entertainment company said Monday. The performance gave a lift to its Blu-ray video format because the console also works as a Blu-ray player.

January 22, 2008 | By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 1/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 50-year-old female who is in excellent health. For the past three months or so, my left eyelid has been twitching quite frequently throughout the day. I have noticed it pulls down a little whenever I smile, laugh, yawn or open my mouth widely. Maybe unrelated, but about two months ago while driving I had a feeling like I was blacking out although I have never blacked out before. It lasted maybe five seconds and luckily I was driving about 30 mph with no traffic. I pulled off the road, and the feeling passed. It ...

January 22, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/7

Although you are generally a lone worker, partnership arrangements will work out better than you anticipate in the year ahead. If you should be invited to participate in an endeavor initiated by another, don't hesitate to get involved.

January 22, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


8 killed, 20 injured in chartered bus crash in Utah; bus rolled 41 feet down embankment

MEXICAN HAT, Utah - A chartered bus taking skiers home to Arizona ran off a curvy road and rolled down an embankment in a crash that split open the vehicle's roof and threw some passengers 100 yards. Eight were killed and 20 others injured.

January 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


First Bulloch baby of 2008

East Georgia Regional Medical Center said the first baby of the New Year – Zohaib Randhawa – was born at 10:49 a.m. on January 1, 2008 to Asmara Tarar and Majid Randhawa of Statesboro. The New Year's baby arrived weighing 6 lbs., 15 oz. and measuring 20" in length. East Georgia Regional Medical Center provided the family with a complimentary gift bag with baby necessities and gifts.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Charles Taylor war crimes trial resumes with blood diamond expert's testimony

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, Liberia's former president, heard its first testimony Monday and saw video of victims telling of being sexually assaulted or dismembered by rebels who plundered West African diamond fields.

January 22, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - January 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.

January 22, 2008 | | Crime Report


Dear Abby 1/7

DEAR ABBY: I have two adult sons living at home, ages 22 and 24. Both are working. I have recently retired, and my income has become half of what it was before. I told my sons that if they are to continue living here, they must pay room and board of $30 a week or find a place to live with the amenities they have here.

January 22, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former death row inmate enters pleas to win release from jail

OTTAWA, Ohio - A British citizen who spent two decades on Ohio's death row was released from jail Monday after pleading no contest to three charges related to a fire that killed a 2-year-old girl.

January 22, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


6 snowmobilers rescued in Colorado after 3 days trapped in mountains

CONEJOS, Colo. - Six snowmobilers missing for three days in the snowy southern Colorado mountains were brought to safety Monday after calling 911 from a remote outpost where they sought refuge.

January 22, 2008 | By ROBERT WELLER Associated Press 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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