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Senate passes bill to help insurance industry in event of terrorist attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Friday to extend for seven years a post-Sept. 11 law guaranteeing federal help for the insurance industry in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack.

December 11, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Helium-powered air balloon crashes after snagging power line in Iowa; 2 killed

HAMPTON, Iowa - A helium-powered balloon hit a power line and crashed onto a north-central Iowa farm field on Friday, killing two men and injuring a third, a sheriff said.

December 11, 2007 | By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wild turkeys visit NY town for Thanksgiving, leave single-file before dinner

GREENLAWN, N.Y. - Fifteen wild turkeys strutted into a suburban hamlet on Thanksgiving Day and then left just in time to avoid dinner.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Woman, 73, proceeds with hair appointment after crashing into salon in Soldotna, Alaska

SOLDOTNA, Alaska - A woman on her way to hair appointment crashed her car through the hair salon.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Oregon cowboy crosses country on horseback to show real America and share its stories

FREDONIA, Kan. - When rancher Bill Inman decided to show there's more to America than the gloom-and-doom on the nightly news, he hopped on his horse and started riding.

December 11, 2007 | By CARL MANNING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Shoppers blitz stores as holiday shopping season kicks off

ATLANTA - Bleary-eyed shoppers stormed Georgia stores on Friday to ring in the official start of the holiday shopping season as retailers counting on hordes of shoppers unleashed a blitz of sales.

December 11, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Legendary Holocaust hero accused of swindling 93-year-old neighbor in Florida; he denies it

PALM BEACH, Fla. - In Eastern Europe during World War II, young Aron Bielski and his three older brothers mounted what was, by most accounts, the biggest armed rescue of Jews by Jews during the Holocaust.

December 11, 2007 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/21

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Leon" for a few months. He is smart, cute, ambitious, caring, a great kisser and has a fantastic sense of humor. The problem? He gives new meaning to the phrase, "Got milk?"

December 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Mistrial declared in case of prominent bird watcher who killed cat that hunted threatened bird

GALVESTON, Texas - The trial of a prominent birdwatcher accused of animal cruelty for shooting a cat ended in a mistrial Friday after jurors couldn't reach a verdict.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a minister who serves an entirely retired congregation of nearly 1,000. As you could well understand, the issue of pain is a primary concern to many of my parishioners.

December 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - November 23

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 11, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


Amelia Bedelia to make appearance at Statesboro library Saturday

Everybody's favorite mixed-up maid, Amelia Bedelia, will make a special appearance at the Statesboro Regional Library on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. to help our community celebrate Children's Book Week, Nov. 12-17.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Scientists in Japan, US report stem cell breakthrough from human skin; no embryos needed

NEW YORK - Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

December 11, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Nation


After prayers, Georgia gets rain, but not enough to ease drought; storm injures 9 in Tenn.

ATLANTA - A storm system crashed through the Southeast and brought up to an inch of rain in parts of drought-stricken Georgia, but forecasters said the storm likely did little to ease the state's historic drought.

December 11, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Claxton to host Black Elected Officials 2008 Conference

The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference, a Thursday until Saturday event, in Claxton next October.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


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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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