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Connecticut woman tells police: ’Come and arrest me, I drowned my grandson’

HARTFORD, Conn. - A woman calmly told a dispatcher that she drowned her 2-year-old grandson in the bathtub and wanted officers ''to shoot me, if they could,'' according to 911 recordings released Wednesday.

October 25, 2007 | By STEPHANIE REITZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


APNewsBreak: State Dept. may phase out Blackwater, other private security contractors in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The State Department may phase out or limit the use of private security guards in Iraq, which could mean canceling Blackwater USA's contract or awarding it to another company in line with an Iraqi government demand, The Associated Press has learned.

October 25, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suspended student opens fire at Cleveland school; 5 hurt before gunman kills self

CLEVELAND - A 14-year-old suspended student opened fire in his downtown high school Wednesday, wounding four people as terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under laboratory desks. He then killed himself.

October 25, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Coalition calls for colleges to crack down on credit card marketing

With small incomes and big bills, college students make a prime market for credit cards. But critics say the card companies take unfair advantage, luring students with free T-shirts and food - then snaring them with high interest rates.

October 25, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Rash of noose incidents reported across country in wake of Jena, La., case

ATLANTA - In the months since nooses dangling from a schoolyard tree raised racial tensions in Jena, La., the frightening symbol of segregation-era lynchings has been turning up around the country.

October 25, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 11

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.

October 25, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Yankees go down

NEW YORK - Once Grady Sizemore hit a leadoff home run, the Cleveland Indians were headed to the AL championship series while the New York Yankees were braced for a showdown with their boss.

October 24, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Supreme Court refuses to hear claims of German man who says he was abducted, tortured by CIA

WASHINGTON - Khaled el-Masri's frightening tale of abduction and torture at the hands of the CIA can be discussed everywhere it seems - except in American courts.

October 24, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cowboys stay undefeated

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Tony Romo is nothing if not resilient. And because he didn't let four interceptions in the first half, two returned for touchdowns, destroy his night, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a stunning comeback victory.

October 24, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


2 Iraqi women killed by private security guards in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Guards in a security convoy opened fire on a car at an intersection in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two Christian women before speeding away, police said. The Iraqi government said a Dubai-based private security company was behind the shootings.

October 24, 2007 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Nation


Most states pay less in taxes than they receive in federal spending

WASHINGTON - The federal government's system of taxing and spending works out well for people in states like New Mexico, Mississippi and West Virginia.

October 24, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pentagon panel wants nuclear security tightened, U.S. image burnished

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government should replace more than 1,000 irradiation machines used in hospitals and research facilities because terrorists could use the radioactive materials inside to make a ''dirty'' bomb, a government advisory panel has concluded.

October 24, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Firefighters in the West are impressed by new fire-retardant gel that can be sprayed on homes

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - It was the most intense fire ever recorded in the Black Hills National Forest, but nearly all homes coated with a slimy gel were saved while dozens of houses nearby burned to the ground.

October 24, 2007 | By JOE KAFKA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 10/10

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to your column earlier this year concerning the use of Veterinary Liniment. I want to share my success using it.

October 24, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Cold War secret: U.S. envisioned radiological weapon to covertly kill leaders

WASHINGTON - In one of the longest-held secrets of the Cold War, the U.S. Army explored the potential for using radioactive poisons to assassinate ''important individuals'' such as military or civilian leaders, according to newly declassified documents obtained by The Associated Press.

October 24, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

November 21, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | World




Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.

November 20, 2014 | By SANDRA BENNETT Special to the Herald | Local


Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON - Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

November 20, 2014 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press | World


Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

November 20, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | World


Prosecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3

CLEVELAND - A man convicted with his brother and his childhood friend of killing a businessman in 1975 said Thursday he's sorry his mother isn't alive to see that the three former death row inmates will soon walk free together because the only witness against them has recanted the damning testimony he gave as a 13-year-old.

November 20, 2014 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | World


Our View: A bad day for the city of Statesboro

Tuesday did not go well for the city of Statesboro.

November 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons face test against Gordon

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland.

November 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Lady Gators chomp Augusta Prep

Bulloch Academy's starting five were poetry in motion Thursday night against Augusta Prep in the third and final day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic preseason basketball tournament.

November 20, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Tech D knows how to score

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's defense knows the way to the end zone.

November 20, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Florida State shooter went from liked to troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.

November 20, 2014 | By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | World


Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

November 20, 2014 | By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | World


5 reasons you're drawn to toxic people and don't realize it

There are likely many kind, good-hearted people in your life who wish you well. Sometimes your needs may clash with theirs. Or they might be under stress or simply having a bad day. Or they may just have an honest disagreement with you. That doesn't make them toxic. There are, however, people who are toxic. Those people should be avoided, if possible.

November 20, 2014 | By SUSAN SWANN Deseret News National | Hot topics


8 things to know about budgeting for a big family

Budgeting for a big family means stretching resources and making expenditures do double duty (or more). Here are eight budget categories to help you use it up, wear it out, make it do or go without.

November 20, 2014 | By KATRINA PALMER Deseret News National | Hot topics


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