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Family of boy in Mo. kidnapping case recalls happily receiving word of his recovery

KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Ben Ownby has spent a lot of time watching TV since he was rescued from a man accused of kidnapping him and another boy, but there's one face he's tired of seeing.

January 31, 2007 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - January 17

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 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Bridge 1/17

The dealer opens one of a suit and two passes follow. Yesterday, I explained that if you balance by making a one-no-trump overcall, that is weak, showing about 11-14 points. But what should you do when you have a balanced hand with somewhere between a good 15 and a middling 18 points, enough for a direct strong one-no-trump overcall?

January 31, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an older woman in comparatively good health. I take blood-pressure medicine, Lipitor, Fosamax, glucosamine/chondroitin and, on occasion, Zyrtec.

January 31, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Fastbreak: Statesboro's boys even record with win

Statesboro's boys basketball team got back to .500 with a 67-42 road win over Lakeside-Evans Tuesday night.

January 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


NASCAR legend Benny Parsons dies at age 65

Benny Parsons made a career of beating the odds, rising up from a childhood of poverty in the North Carolina foothills to a job as a Detroit cabbie, and eventually, becoming a NASCAR champion.

January 31, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Community praises MLK's legacy

In order to truly be united, we need to focus on the things we have in common rather than our differences.

January 31, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Saddam’s half brother beheaded in double execution; Sunnis blast hanging

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iraqi government's attempt Monday to close a chapter on Saddam Hussein's repressive regime - by hanging two of his henchmen - only appeared to anger many of Saddam's fellow Sunni Muslims after the former leader's half brother was decapitated on the gallows.

January 30, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 1/16

DEAR ABBY: The letter from "Disappointed in Newport, Pa." (11/25/06), about people who don't do what they say they'll do, caught my eye. I can truly appreciate the frustration with the prospective employers who tell you they will get back to you within a week and then you hear nothing.

January 30, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your article in the paper about what an indention in the breast could mean. I knew I had an indention but did not realize that it could be cancer. When I read it, I still did not want to panic. After a few weeks, I finally called my doctor and made an appointment with her. In the meantime, I spoke with a friend who had breast cancer about a year ago. She gave me the name and phone number of her doctor.

January 30, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Atlanta gets much needed Holday win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks set a bunch of season bests, but it nearly wasn't enough to win back-to-back games for the first time since the first month of the season.

January 30, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bridge 1/16

This week, we are looking at balancing. One of a suit has been opened on our left and two passes have followed. What do our various calls mean? In particular, how do they differ from actions taken in the second position, immediately over the opening bid?

January 30, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 16

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 30, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Nation marks first Martin Luther King Jr. Day since death of civil rights leader’s widow

ATLANTA - The first Martin Luther King Jr. Day since the death of King's widow and the chief keeper of his civil rights dream was marked Monday with speeches, visits to the couple's tomb and the opening of a collection of his papers, including a draft of his ''I Have a Dream'' speech.

January 30, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Nation


N.Y. doctors plan uterus transplants to help women with removed or damaged wombs have babies

A New York hospital is taking steps to offer the nation's first uterus transplant, a radical experiment that might allow women whose wombs were removed or are defective to bear children.

January 30, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


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Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

WASHINGTON - Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage.

July 01, 2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


Justices sometimes do agree: Your privacy matters

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested.

July 01, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Nadal upset by No. 144 Kyrgios

LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.

July 01, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fourth of July brings memories of family conflict

This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.

July 01, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Argentina nets win in extra time

SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Press to continue: How video game tech is changing cancer treatment

At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.

July 01, 2014 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Birth control ruling sparks political clash

WASHINGTON - Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.

July 01, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Nation


Conviction in NYC cop cannibalism case overturned

NEW YORK - A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.

July 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation




Mets implode in 8th, Braves win

ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.

June 30, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Germany, France win; Cup says goodbye to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

June 30, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.

June 30, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.

June 30, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


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