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Heath Ledger found dead in NYC building; authorities say drugs may be a factor

NEW YORK - Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence, and police said drugs may have been a factor. He was 28.

February 06, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Amid fears of recession, Fed cuts interest rate by .75

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, confronted with a global stock sell-off fanned by increased fears of a recession, slashed a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Tuesday and indicated further rate cuts were likely.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 68-year-old female who has had back problems (spinal stenosis) for the past 10 years. Over this period, I have had eight cortisone shots and several physical-therapy sessions - anything to avoid surgery.

February 06, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/22

DEAR ABBY: To be honest with you, if I had a gun, I could shoot either myself or my ex-boyfriend. I was in love with him from the first day we met. We talked about everything in life and also about our relationship. Now he says he's "not ready" for a relationship!

February 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Clashes erupt at Gaza-Egypt border as Palestinians protest closure

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel eased its siege of Gaza for a day on Tuesday, allowing in shipments of fuel and medicine. But tensions erupted over Egypt's closure of its Gaza border, with Palestinian protesters breaking through the crossing and clashing with Egyptian guards.

February 06, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


Stocks dive on worries of U.S. recession; Wall Street digests Fed’s interest rate cut

NEW YORK - Wall Street struggled to steady itself Tuesday, climbing back from an early plunge after the Federal Reserve implemented an emergency interest rate cut in hopes of restoring stability to a faltering U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrials, down 465 points at the start of the session, recovered to a loss of more than 180 points.

February 06, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Bank of America, Wachovia profits plunge in fourth quarter on credit losses

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hurt by the deepening credit crisis, Bank of America Corp. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter earnings fell 95 percent, and Wachovia Corp. reported its earnings tumbled 98 percent.

February 06, 2008 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS AP Business Writer | National


Astrograph 1/21

Although you are an individual who needs large-group involvement as much as intimate encounters, you will seek out in the year ahead a small circle of friends more than you will take part in those large organizations.

February 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


NYC votes to force chain restaurants to put calories on menus

NEW YORK - Want 300-calorie fries with that?

February 06, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


Dozens of Minneapolis bridge collapse victims prepare to sue, file initial paperwork

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Dozens of victims of last summer's bridge collapse in Minneapolis - from surviving spouses to the parents of children riding on a yellow school bus - have filed preliminary paperwork to sue the state.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Immigrants’ traditional medicines a common cause of lead poisoning in children

HOUSTON - Maria didn't mean to poison her children. Quite the opposite.

February 06, 2008 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 1/23

DEAR ABBY: I have four beautiful children. I have tried to raise them to appreciate the importance of family and understand that love is the most important thing of all.

February 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former UGA, Appalachian coach to head Eagle volleyball

Chad Callihan, a former Southern Conference coach of the year, has been hired as the new volleyball coach at Georgia Southern. Director of athletics Sam Baker announced the hiring Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Suicide bomber attacks outside Iraqi school, killing 1 bystander

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber pushing an electric heater on top of a cart packed with explosives attacked a high school north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing a bystander and injuring 21 people - mainly youngsters and teachers.

February 06, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | World


‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’ tie for most Oscar nominations with 8

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - ''No Country for Old Men'' and ''There Will Be Blood'' led with eight Academy Awards nominations each Tuesday, among them best picture and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem - but it remained in doubt whether any stars would cross striking writers' picket lines to attend the ceremony.

February 06, 2008 | By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer | National


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Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement

ATHENS - Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.

October 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


NFL Weekend Picks: Broncos have bad Chargers memory

The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.

October 22, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

As the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets entered the 2014 season, they knew that they would need a spark. The entire offensive backfield from last season had graduated, leaving SEB to rely heavily on youth and inexperience.

October 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


ACC cherishes exposure of Thursday Night Lights

Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.

October 22, 2014 | BY HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC teams not done knocking each other off

All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.

October 22, 2014 | BY JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.

October 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Georgia launches Hunters Helping Farmers program

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 22, 2014 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Scare on the Square set for Saturday

It's time to get your annual Scare on the Square.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

OTTAWA, Ontario - Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

October 22, 2014 | By BENJAMIN SHINGLER and ROB GILLIES Associated Press | World


'Obamacare' navigators aided consumers in need, report shows

Consumers in Georgia and three other states who were helped by navigators for the 2014 insurance exchanges tended to be people of color who were not financially secure, a recently released report says.

October 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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


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