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APNewsBreak: State Dept. may phase out Blackwater, other private security contractors in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The State Department may phase out or limit the use of private security guards in Iraq, which could mean canceling Blackwater USA's contract or awarding it to another company in line with an Iraqi government demand, The Associated Press has learned.

October 25, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suspended student opens fire at Cleveland school; 5 hurt before gunman kills self

CLEVELAND - A 14-year-old suspended student opened fire in his downtown high school Wednesday, wounding four people as terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under laboratory desks. He then killed himself.

October 25, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Coalition calls for colleges to crack down on credit card marketing

With small incomes and big bills, college students make a prime market for credit cards. But critics say the card companies take unfair advantage, luring students with free T-shirts and food - then snaring them with high interest rates.

October 25, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Rash of noose incidents reported across country in wake of Jena, La., case

ATLANTA - In the months since nooses dangling from a schoolyard tree raised racial tensions in Jena, La., the frightening symbol of segregation-era lynchings has been turning up around the country.

October 25, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 11

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.

October 25, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Yankees go down

NEW YORK - Once Grady Sizemore hit a leadoff home run, the Cleveland Indians were headed to the AL championship series while the New York Yankees were braced for a showdown with their boss.

October 24, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Supreme Court refuses to hear claims of German man who says he was abducted, tortured by CIA

WASHINGTON - Khaled el-Masri's frightening tale of abduction and torture at the hands of the CIA can be discussed everywhere it seems - except in American courts.

October 24, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cowboys stay undefeated

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Tony Romo is nothing if not resilient. And because he didn't let four interceptions in the first half, two returned for touchdowns, destroy his night, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a stunning comeback victory.

October 24, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


2 Iraqi women killed by private security guards in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Guards in a security convoy opened fire on a car at an intersection in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two Christian women before speeding away, police said. The Iraqi government said a Dubai-based private security company was behind the shootings.

October 24, 2007 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Nation


Most states pay less in taxes than they receive in federal spending

WASHINGTON - The federal government's system of taxing and spending works out well for people in states like New Mexico, Mississippi and West Virginia.

October 24, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pentagon panel wants nuclear security tightened, U.S. image burnished

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government should replace more than 1,000 irradiation machines used in hospitals and research facilities because terrorists could use the radioactive materials inside to make a ''dirty'' bomb, a government advisory panel has concluded.

October 24, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Firefighters in the West are impressed by new fire-retardant gel that can be sprayed on homes

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - It was the most intense fire ever recorded in the Black Hills National Forest, but nearly all homes coated with a slimy gel were saved while dozens of houses nearby burned to the ground.

October 24, 2007 | By JOE KAFKA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 10/10

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to your column earlier this year concerning the use of Veterinary Liniment. I want to share my success using it.

October 24, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Cold War secret: U.S. envisioned radiological weapon to covertly kill leaders

WASHINGTON - In one of the longest-held secrets of the Cold War, the U.S. Army explored the potential for using radioactive poisons to assassinate ''important individuals'' such as military or civilian leaders, according to newly declassified documents obtained by The Associated Press.

October 24, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 10

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.

October 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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5 things you do every day that hurt your children

I sit down in my parenting course, pick up the book and thumb through it. A section titled "The Declaration of Imperfection" catches my attention. As I begin to read, tears stream down my checks and a flood of relief washes over me - "Damara, it's okay to be imperfect."

November 26, 2014 | By DAMARA SIMMONS Deseret News National | Hot topics


7 common beliefs that make you terribly unhappy

What we focus our thoughts on, we become. That can either work for us or against us. Sometimes it's not the reality of a situation that gets us into trouble, but what we think the reality of the situation is. And there's often a difference. What are seven commonly held beliefs that can get us into trouble?

November 26, 2014 | By SUSAN SWANN Deseret News National | Hot topics


State rivals, national implications

ATHENS - There's no need for any extra motivation when Georgia faces Georgia Tech.

November 25, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Column: Woods at 5-year mark of accident

Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game.

November 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel plans

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

November 25, 2014 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Local


NFL, union discuss player conduct policy

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith are meeting Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy.

November 25, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

FERGUSON, Missouri - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

November 25, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press | Local


Statesboro native NFL player starts local foundation

Baltimore Ravens player DeAngelo Tyson, a former Statesboro High School standout, has announced the formation of the Tyson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will benefit the city that gave him hope and opportunity.

November 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Weather postpones downtown Statesboro’s Shopping by Lantern Light

A rainy forecast has postponed Shopping by Lantern Light in downtown Statesboro for the second consecutive year.

November 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets

FERGUSON, Mo. - A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

November 25, 2014 | By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Nation




GSU gets big home win

Florida International had a 6-foot-11 center named Adrian Diaz, who scored 33 points.

November 24, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


My Take: Bowl situation looks bleak

The good news is that Georgia Southern is the (a?) 2014 Sun Belt football champion.

November 24, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Calvary Day hands Lady Devils first loss of season

The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.

November 24, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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