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SC deputy killed while responding to alarm call

SMOAKS, S.C. - A South Carolina sheriff's deputy was shot to death while responding to an early morning home alarm Wednesday, and though authorities were searching for a suspect with dogs and a helicopter, they said they had few leads.

August 21, 2008 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | National

Ask Dr. Gott 8/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a problem with dried earwax in my outer ears, especially when it settles in the small crevices and is painful to remove. I'm a 77-year-old female who has always had lots of earwax, but it used to be soft and could be removed easily. How does the wax flow out when it is dry and brittle? Is there anything that can help?

August 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Average ER waiting time nears 1 hour, CDC says

ATLANTA - The average time that hospital emergency rooms patients wait to see a doctor has grown from about 38 minutes to almost an hour over the past decade, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National

Mexican-born killer put to death in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Mexican-born condemned killer whose case drew international attention has been executed over the objections of an international court and the Mexican government, which contended he was denied access to legal help from his consulate.

August 21, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | National

Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

At Doggyspace, social networking goes to the dogs

RICHMOND, Va. - Cici confesses on her Web page that she likes to greet everyone by licking their feet. Dolce admits to being a mamma's boy. And Jake and Tycho posted a video that chronicles their adventures of rolling around on their backs.

August 21, 2008 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press Writer | National

Preacher stole, then killed to cover his tracks

HICKMAN, Calif. - Friends of an elderly millionaire who was killed by a local pastor sensed something was wrong long before his death.

August 21, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National

Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bridge 8/7

Charles Darwin said, "The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason."

August 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 8/7

A new you could be emerging in the year ahead who will be a pretty tough cookie, making it possible to receive rewards and recognition in some of the same areas you were previously taken for granted.

August 21, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Sheriffs: 2 tiger attacks show tougher laws needed

ST. LOUIS - Two tiger attacks this week at two different Missouri animal facilities that had both been cited for past problems have law enforcement officials calling for tougher exotic animal laws.

August 21, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National

Year after Utah mine collapse, many failures clear

SALT LAKE CITY - The collapse of the Crandall Canyon mine one year ago was so extensive, federal officials found no other mining disaster in the last 50 years to compare to it.

August 21, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National

Helicopter rescues last survivor of K2 tragedy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The frostbitten last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 people on the world's second-highest peak was plucked off K2 on Wednesday and taken to a military hospital, a Pakistani army spokesman said.

August 21, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Georgia ranks high in infant mortality

Georgia still ranks high among states in rates of premature births, low-birthweight babies and infant mortality.

October 24, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

6 killed in mobile home fire in northeast Georgia

TRION - A mobile home fire in Georgia started by an improperly installed wood stove killed six people, including four children, authorities said Monday.

October 24, 2016 | | Local

Quarter of cancer deaths in US linked to cigarettes

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states, where smoking ...

October 24, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Survey finds Lexus, Toyota, Buick most reliable auto brands

DETROIT - Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.

October 24, 2016 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

Looking out for No. 2

FAIR HAVEN, N.J. - Some specially trained dogs are helping humans curb themselves.

October 24, 2016 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press | Associated Press

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hospital emergency department expanding

When Paul Theriot, Jr. took over as CEO of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, he stepped into leading one of the most significant facility enhancements ...

October 24, 2016 | | Local

Georgia Conservancy names Jon Burns top legislator

ATLANTA - The Georgia Conservancy's Board of Trustees recently honored two longtime supporters of Georgia's natural resources, former Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard as its ...

October 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New roads in Georgia use federal standards

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 23, 2016 | | Life

‘Rocky Horror’ brings its annual oddities to the Averitt

In its ninth year at the Averitt Center for the Arts, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE!" will give audiences two nights - Tuesday and Wednesday ...

October 23, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Georgia Southern fans: It's time to face reality

It's time for a reality check Eagle fans.

October 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Eagles escape Las Cruces

Georgia Southern ended a losing skid Saturday night in the high desert of New Mexico.

October 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

How to feel? It's tough to say

Is it the best of times, or is it the worst of times for Georgia Southern?

October 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Chargers, Falcons to compare NFL's top scoring offenses

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are the NFL's top-scoring team, because of quarterback Matt Ryan's recharged passing attack.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

CHICAGO - Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Truex wins pole after bolt confiscated at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Martin Truex Jr. showed up at Talladega Superspeedway determined to be at the front of the field and in control of his chances ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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