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Proliferation of free papers inspires Maryland ’Do Not Deliver’ legislation

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Connie Finch doesn't read a newspaper, but she picks up plenty each morning. At least one free newspaper is dropped at the end of her driveway each day, and she picks up more newspapers left by her neighbors.

February 10, 2008 | By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press Writer | National


Upstate New York college publishes diary of famed killer on 100th anniversary of his execution

CLINTON, N.Y. - On the eve of his execution, the man at the center of one of the 20th century's most notorious crimes was at peace.

February 10, 2008 | By WILLIAM KATES Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - January 27

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 10, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


People can expect rebates by May under economic recovery plan

WASHINGTON - Most taxpayers could expect a rebate of up to $600 starting in mid-May under the economic aid plan set to go through Congress within weeks.

February 10, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


State of Union addresses track highs and lows of Bush’s presidency

WASHINGTON - Bound together, George W. Bush's State of the Union addresses are a history of the ups and downs of his presidency, of the times he got his way and the times his hopeful oratory was just that.

February 10, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government scientists in Nebraska work with cattle herd to unlock secrets of E. Coli bacteria

CLAY CENTER, Neb. (AP) - Cattle wander among earth-covered bunkers that dot the landscape just west of this tiny rural town.

February 10, 2008 | By JOSH FUNK Associated Press Writer | National


Name tags, Irish accents, signs in bars: tracking a camera’s owner through photo clues

At dusk on New Year's Eve, Erika Gunderson got into a taxi in New York City and entered a digital-age mystery.

February 10, 2008 | By BRIAN BERGSTEIN AP Technology Writer | National


5-year-old migrant girl found cold but safe in Ariz. after smuggler abandoned her

TUCSON, Ariz. - A shivering, scared 5-year-old girl from Mexico spent a terrifying night in dark, mountainous terrain, first with a smuggler and then alone, before authorities found her safe Friday morning.

February 10, 2008 | By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


At Davos, Japan and Denmark set climate goals, say US, China, India must be part of new treaty

DAVOS, Switzerland - The United States, China and India must be part of the follow-up treaty to the Kyoto Protocol and agree to cut carbon emissions, Denmark's prime minister said Saturday. Japan's leader offered them a bold strategy for doing it.

February 10, 2008 | By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER and MATT MOORE Associated Press Writers | World


Rogue French trader taken in for questioning in fraud probe at French bank Societe Generale

PARIS - A rogue trader who cost France's Societe Generale bank more than $7 billion by making bad stock market bets was taken into custody on Saturday for questioning, judicial officials said.

February 10, 2008 | Rogue French trader taken in for questioning in fraud probe at French bank Societe Generale Associated Press Writer | World


Obama, Clinton top contenders in racially charged South Carolina primary

Democratic presidential rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton collided Saturday in a racially charged South Carolina primary, prelude to the Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 national convention delegates.

February 10, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Welfare guidelines eased a bit for college and vocational school students

WASHINGTON - Welfare recipients who go to college can use up to a year of classwork to meet the program's work requirements and no longer will need to have homework supervised for some of that time count as well.

February 10, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Volunteer sharpshooters to cull deer population in northern New Jersey preserve

WEST ORANGE, N.J. - Sharpshooters will take to the trees next week in northern New Jersey's South Mountain Reservation to deal with a problem that has become the scourge of many suburban communities: too many deer.

February 10, 2008 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press Writer | National


Speeding car flies 200 feet off embankment at end of private Fla. runway, killing 5 young men

OCALA, Fla. - A car traveling at high speed down a private airport runway ran off an embankment and was airborne for 200 feet before smashing into a tree early Saturday, killing all five young men in the vehicle, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

February 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Iraqi official says son of Libyan leader Gadhafi had hand in Mosul violence

BAGHDAD - A son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is behind a group of foreign and Iraqi fighters responsible for this week's devastating explosion in northern Iraq, a security chief for Sunni tribesmen who rose up against al-Qaida said Saturday.

February 10, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | World


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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


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Statesboro Allstate agent helps CASA receive grant

Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Statesboro's Digital Office Equipment expands to Augusta

Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.

October 21, 2014 | By NATALIE CROFTS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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




Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Medicaid expansion would help Ga. economy

If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

October 20, 2014 | | Local


Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

DALLAS - Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance.

October 20, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Nation


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