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Mine explosion kills 1, injures 36 in Ecuador

PONCE ENRIQUEZ, Ecuador - Rescue workers on Tuesday disproved rumors that dozens of miners were trapped in a powerful explosion at a gold mine that killed one worker and injured 36 more, Ecuadorean officials said.

December 12, 2007 | By JEANNETH VALDIVIESO | Nation


Oh, rats: Scientists want to wipe out rats on Alaskan island and bring the birds back

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - More than 200 years ago, rats jumped ship for Rat Island.

December 12, 2007 | By MARY PEMBERTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hundreds of Iraqis head home on buses in first Baghdad-funded refugee return

DAMASCUS, Syria - Hundreds of Iraqi refugees boarded buses for home on Tuesday in the first convoy from an Iraqi-funded effort to speed the return of families that fled the country's violence and insecurity.

December 12, 2007 | By ALBERT AJI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sudanese official says the teacher held for naming a teddy bear ’Muhammad’ could be freed soon

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A British teacher arrested for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad will probably be cleared and released soon, a spokesman for the Sudanese embassy in London said Tuesday.

December 12, 2007 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Toys for Tots benefit trail ride December 15

A trail ride to benefit the local effort to help less fortunate families have a merry Christmas will cost riders only an unwrapped toy - unless they would like to donate more.

December 12, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bush, Mideast leaders voice measured optimism about peace prospects

WASHINGTON - President Bush stepped cautiously into the most direct Mideast peacemaking of his administration on Monday, meeting separately with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to explore whether peace is possible. ''Difficult compromises'' will be required but the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are committed to making them, he said.

December 12, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


New Orleans bouncers get change of venue in GSU student’s death

NEW ORLEANS - The trial of four bouncers charged in the 2004 death of Georgia Southern University student Levon Jones will be held outside of New Orleans because some believe a New Orleans jury would be tainted by excessive media coverage.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit filed in bus wreck that killed 5 Bluffton U. baseball team members targets insurers

TOLEDO, Ohio - Attorneys want a federal court to determine whether members of a university baseball team involved in a deadly bus crash earlier this year are entitled to insurance money.

December 12, 2007 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/28

DEAR ABBY: I have a great job, get along with everyone I work with and go home at night happy, even when things get a little hectic. I love my job - except for one thing.

December 12, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Funeral scheduled for Buford teenager killed in hunting accident

BUFORD - The funeral is scheduled Wednesday for a Buford teenager who was killed in a weekend hunting accident near Pine Mountain.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Georgia Prep Football Playoff Results - Second Round

CLASS AAAAA

N. Gwinnett 17, Brookwood 3

December 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press | Sports


Counseling hot lines help farmers cope with drought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - American farmers no longer have to stoically face all that nature and the economy can dish out.

December 11, 2007 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


2 suicide bombers strike in Pakistan, killing up to 35; exiled ex-premier may return Sunday

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants struck at the heart of Pakistan's security establishment Saturday, killing up to 35 people in suicide attacks on a checkpoint outside army headquarters and a bus carrying intelligence agency employees, officials said.

December 11, 2007 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Michigan eases regulations to make it easier for farmers to compost animal carcasses

ST. JOHNS, Mich. - Dairy farmer Ken Nobis reaches into a tall mound of what looks like topsoil and grabs a clump, which he looks over and quickly sniffs before crumbling it.

December 11, 2007 | By JAMES PRICHARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cost of mailing a letter to be limited to rate of inflation

WASHINGTON - Starting now, the price of a stamp won't go up faster than the rate of inflation, the Postal Service said Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | | Nation


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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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