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Charges possible for La. cop accused of 9 shocks

NEW ORLEANS - A grand jury in central Louisiana will consider criminal charges against a former police officer who is accused of jolting a handcuffed man nine times with a Taser before the suspect died, a prosecutor said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National

Putting the squeeze on produce to kill germs

WASHINGTON - Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E. coli from lettuce without it going limp?

August 12, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington

Administration OKs new way to help mortgage market

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and federal banking regulators joined with the nation's four largest banks Monday to endorse a new way to pump money into the battered U.S. mortgage market.

August 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

RI police: 24-year-old son killed parents with hoe

LINCOLN, R.I. - Authorities charged a man Sunday with killing his parents with a garden hoe and burying their bodies in their backyard cesspool.

August 11, 2008 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | National

Study: Exercise slows Alzheimer's brain atrophy

NEW YORK - Patients with early Alzheimer's disease who exercised regularly saw less deterioration in the areas of the brain which control memory, according to a study released Sunday at the 2008 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Chicago.

August 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Professionals find jobs back in rural hometowns

LEBANON, Va. - Software engineer Keith Brown was conducting a meeting by teleconference at home when he had to call an abrupt halt. Dido, one of the family's two dogs, had just brought in a dead opossum.

August 11, 2008 | By SUE LINDSEY Associated Press Writer | National

Iowa case raises question: Is stripping an art?

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa doesn't have any all-nude strip clubs - but it does have performing arts centers where women dance naked.

August 11, 2008 | By MELANIE S. WELTE Associated Press Writer | National

Cancer warning adds wrinkle to parenting debate

NEW YORK - When Amy Morris' twin boys, then 11, went on an academic trip to Washington last year, she agreed to give them cell phones at the program's request. But this summer she was dismayed to learn that girls at her 8-year-old daughter's day camp were using cell phones they'd taken along in their backpacks.

August 11, 2008 | By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press Writer | National

Police Report - July 28

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.

August 11, 2008 | | Crime Report

Myanmar farmers back at work, but outlook is bleak

THOME GWE, Myanmar - Ko Nyi Thaut lost six of his children and all his possessions when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar three months ago. But the 53-year-old farmer still has his rice fields. The surprise, say aid workers, is how quickly he and others have gone back to work.

August 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Israeli troops kill Hamas militant

HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli troops killed a Hamas militant in the West Bank town of Hebron early Sunday, surrounding a house and exchanging gunfire with the man before bulldozing the structure.

August 11, 2008 | By NASSER SHIYOUKHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Soap opera shakes customs of Arab married life

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Every evening for the past four months, a tall young man with soulful blue eyes has been stealing hearts across the Middle East, from the refugee camps of the Gaza Strip to the gated mansions of Riyadh.

August 11, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

4 swimmers dead, 3 missing in N.Y. ocean waters

NEW YORK - Four swimmers drowned and three were missing Saturday in two days of treacherous ocean currents at Long Island and New York City beaches, authorities said. At least three more had been rescued.

August 11, 2008 | By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press Writer | National

In e-mail, Islamic group claims India blasts

AHMADABAD, India - An obscure Islamic group claimed responsibility for a series of synchronized explosions that killed at least 45 people in western India, warning of "the terror of Death" in an e-mail sent to several television stations minutes before the blasts.

August 11, 2008 | By R.K. MISRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bombs strike Istanbul neighborhood, killing 15

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Two bombs exploded minutes apart in a packed Istanbul square Sunday night, killing 15 and injuring more than 150 in what the city governor said was a terror attack.

August 11, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT 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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