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Jury seated in Ohio in aggravated murder of woman accused of putting baby in microwave

DAYTON, Ohio - A woman accused of killing her month-old daughter by burning her in a microwave confessed to the crime, saying the baby ''fit right in'' the oven, a prosecutor said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JAMES HANNAH Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - January 31

(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.)

February 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hundreds brave Utah cold to view body of Mormon president as church begins 3 days of mourning

SALT LAKE CITY - A few hundred people waited in freezing temperatures Thursday to view the body of Gordon B. Hinckley as the Mormon church began three days of public mourning for its president.

February 15, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


Edwards bows out as complex candidate of seeming contradictions, compelling personal drama

WASHINGTON - John Edwards bowed out of his second presidential bid saying he hoped the ''two Americas'' he speaks of so often, one for the haves and the other for the have-nots, could finally be united under a Democratic president.

February 14, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


President Carter convenes moderate Baptist meeting as counterweight to Southern Baptists

Weary of Southern Baptists' dominance in American Protestantism, a new push is starting by other Baptist groups aimed at working on social justice issues, and showing their religious tradition is broader than the conservative SBC. Former President Jimmy Carter is leading the effort.

February 14, 2008 | By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer | National


3 Clemson students charged with misdemeanors after freshman’s alcohol-related death

WALHALLA, S.C. - Three fraternity members at Clemson University were charged with alcohol-related misdemeanors after a freshman died of alcohol poisoning during an off-campus party, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

February 14, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Lawrence helping Metter grow

Just a sophomore, Metter's Dillian Lawrence is setting an example for the rest of the Tiger basketball team.

February 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


USDA to investigate possible abuses at California slaughterhouse

WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department said Wednesday it would investigate whether sick dairy cows were mistreated at a California slaughterhouse in violation of state and federal laws designed to ensure food safety and prevent animal cruelty.

February 14, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Federal court says Interior unreasonably delayed Indian trust accounting

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the Interior Department has ''unreasonably delayed'' its accounting for billions of dollars owed to Indian landholders.

February 14, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed cuts interest rates bold half-point to boost ailing economy; Wall Street still wary

WASHINGTON - Emphatic as it was, the Fed's interest rate cut was no quick cure-all for the economy.

February 14, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astronauts take risky spacewalk to fix space station’s crippled power system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The space station's two American astronauts went out on a riskier-than-usual spacewalk Wednesday and fixed one of two equipment failures that crippled their power system and threatened to stall construction at the orbiting outpost.

February 14, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Vermont town’s anti-Bush petition elicits vitriol after making the rounds on the Internet

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - A town petition making President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest for crimes against the Constitution has triggered a barrage of criticism from people who say residents are ''wackjobs'' and ''nuts.''

February 14, 2008 | By JOHN CURRAN Associated Press Writer | National


Texas governor issues disaster proclamation amid wildfires

AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster proclamation for more than half the counties in Texas on Wednesday because of wildfires that have already destroyed at least two dozen buildings and could do more damage later this week.

February 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Soldiers’ brain injuries might be overstated, military docs say, citing post-traumatic stress

The role of traumatic brain injury - blamed for symptoms plaguing thousands of soldiers returning from Iraq - might be overstated, contends a provocative military study that offers hope for successful treatment.

February 14, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Bridge 1/31

Civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. said, "Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."

February 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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3 family friendly frightening films

With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.

October 22, 2014 | By DYLAN CANNON Deseret News National | Hot topics


North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to a very emotional homecoming Wednesday amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

October 22, 2014 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Nation


At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux

BERLIN - Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between East and West over the current crisis in Ukraine.

October 22, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer | World


Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

HURA, Israel - He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.

October 22, 2014 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press | World


Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 22, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports




A historic day for the Gators

As the regular season winds down and games become more important, every team wants a solid offensive threat that it can rely on.

October 21, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Bulloch girls win region title

DUBLIN - Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix finished first and second respectively to propel the Bulloch Academy girls' cross country team to the GISA Region 2-AAA championship Monday.

October 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Calls of SEC bias on the rise

Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.

October 21, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.

October 21, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Reeling Tech loses Laskey

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.

October 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech


For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

October 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


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