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Consumer spending surges in November by largest amount in 3 1/2 years

WASHINGTON - Consumers put aside worries about slumping home sales and soaring gasoline prices and headed to the malls in November, pushing spending up by the largest amount in 3 1/2 years.

January 05, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Iraqi Shiite leader says armed ’awakening’ groups should not replace government forces

BAGHDAD - The leader of the largest Shiite political party in Iraq told about 5,000 faithful who gathered Friday for Eid al-Adha prayers that U.S.-backed anti-al-Qaida armed groups - mostly comprised of Sunnis - should be on the side of government forces and not try to replace them.

January 05, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush administration faces court hearing Friday in CIA tapes dispute

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has made its position clear in legal filings and now gets a chance to say it to a judge in open court: Hold off on inquiring about the destruction of CIA videotapes that showed suspected terrorists being interrogated.

January 05, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


China inaugurates homegrown regional passenger jet; maiden flight set for March

SHANGHAI, China - China's first fully homegrown commercial aircraft rolled off the production line Friday, marking a potential milestone for the country's aviation program.

January 05, 2008 | By ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Breast cancer patients not told of reconstruction options when choosing mastectomy, lumpectomy

Most doctors don't talk about breast reconstruction with women before cancer surgery, depriving them of key information that can sway their decision about whether to have the whole breast or just a lump removed, new research suggests.

January 05, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Hezbollah criticizes Bush comments, says Lebanon won’t obey his ’orders’

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The militant Hezbollah group denounced President Bush on Friday for urging Lebanon's anti-Syrian lawmakers to push through their own choice for president if necessary to resolve a long political deadlock.

January 05, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 12/21

Comedian and author Joey Adams said, "Of course, it's very easy to be witty tomorrow, after you get a chance to do some research and rehearse your ad-libs."

January 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/21

Anticipating success predicated on practical foundations is an excellent way to fulfill your ambitions in the year ahead. Patience needs to be another ingredient, however, to accomplish what you desire.

January 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 12/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: I hope you can help me. I'm 89 years old and in good health. Lately, I've been passing out without any warning at all.

January 05, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/21

DEAR ABBY: While my daughter and I were at the supermarket, we ran into Santa at the deli! You can't imagine my daughter's surprise - not to mention my own.

January 05, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Conflict of interest causes NASA to delay Mars launch 2 years, bumps cost by $40 million

WASHINGTON - NASA will wait two years longer than planned and spend another $40 million to launch a half-billion-dollar probe to Mars because of an unspecified conflict of interest in the purchasing process, officials said Friday.

January 05, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


More schools add, expand comics arts classes as respect rises

CINCINNATI - As a fine arts graduate student in the early 1980s, Carol Tyler felt she had to hide her interest in cartoon drawing from teachers. An art form associated with comic books and comic strips wasn't considered college material.

January 05, 2008 | By LISA CORNWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Gates sees steady troop withdrawals if security improves in Iraq, won’t rule out Afghan boost

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates held out hope Friday that U.S. forces in Iraq could continue a steady decline next year if security keeps improving - leaving 100,000 by year end.

January 05, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National


Belgium arrests 14 Muslim extremists for allegedly plotting to free al-Qaida sympathizer

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian police Friday arrested 14 Muslim extremists suspected of planning the jailbreak of an al-Qaida prisoner convicted of plotting a terrorist attack on U.S. air base personnel, officials said.

January 05, 2008 | By RAF CASERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice says US has no ’permanent enemies’ but demands action from North Korea, Iran

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday called on North Korea to honor its pledge to disable all nuclear weapons facilities and provide a complete declaration of its atomic programs by year's end, although she left room to miss the deadline.

January 05, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


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Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

February 25, 2015 | By ROBERT JABLON | Sports


Chemist involved in baseball steroids case gets 18 months

MIAMI - A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

February 25, 2015 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Sports


No charges for Savannah officer who shot handcuffed man

SAVANNAH - A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun police missed while patting him down.

February 25, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking information on a South Carolina man suspected in a burglary that occurred early Wednesday in far southeastern Bulloch County.

February 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. House bill OKs cannabis oil to treat 9 health problems

ATLANTA - The Georgia House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to legalize cannabis oil for the treatment of nine major health problems, including sickle cell disease added at the last minute.

February 25, 2015 | By BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Missing Bulloch County boy is sought

A Bulloch County mother hopes someone will help find her teenage son.

February 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ahead of winter storm, Georgia delays woman's execution

ATLANTA - The state of Georgia on Wednesday delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate, ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit many areas with several inches of snow.

February 25, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Snow falls in the South as another storm hits region

Snow fell on the Deep South on Wednesday as another storm brought nasty weather to the region, walloping places that were hit hard just last week.

February 25, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Cooperative Extension summer program taking applicants in Bulloch County

Summer may seem far away, but it's not too early for high school students to begin planning for an exciting experience.

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lady Gators dominate

Bulloch Academy point guard Ashley Burke used her superb ball-handling skills and quickness to lead the Lady Gators to a 61-46 victory over Deerfield-Windsor School in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night.

February 25, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Portal faces 2nd-seeded Greenville

PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.

February 25, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Hawks happy to share the love

ATLANTA - The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme.

February 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

The country's largest weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure will stroke down the Ogeechee River this summer, with more than 400 paddlers ranging in age from 4 to 84 making the journey.

February 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross

WTOC-TV news reporter Dal Cannady is at it again. He begins his annual seven-day, 100.1-mile walk Wednesday to raise money for the American Red Cross.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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