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MySpace agrees to adopt safety measures to protect young users from online child predators

NEW YORK - Under mounting pressure from law enforcement and parents, MySpace agreed Monday to take steps to protect youngsters from online sexual predators and bullies, including searching for ways to better verify users' ages.

January 29, 2008 | By CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - January 15

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.

January 29, 2008 | | Crime Report


With more overweight kids, gym teachers shifting to individual activities, less team sports

RICHARDSON, Texas - With music pumping in the background, the kids in Terry Wade's physical education class are in constant motion, going from sit-ups to jumping jacks to curls with light weights.

January 29, 2008 | By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press Writer | National


Bobby Jindal, nation’s first elected Indian-American governor, takes office in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. - Pledging to make a ''clean break with the past'' and root out corruption, Republican Bobby Jindal tried to separate himself from politics as usual as he was sworn in as Louisiana's governor Monday.

January 29, 2008 | By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press Writer | National


Justices hear arguments on whether search was proper after arrest that violates state law

WASHINGTON - Driving on a suspended license, David Lee ''Chubs'' Moore nonetheless had the law on his side. But was it enough?

January 29, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congressional investigators seek to question EPA staff about greenhouse gas waiver denial

WASHINGTON - A key House Democrat said Monday he plans to question EPA officials about why the agency refused to allow California to require reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.

January 29, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


6 DC child welfare workers to be fired over case in which 4 girls were found dead

WASHINGTON - At least six child welfare workers will be fired for failing to properly address complaints about a woman's care for her four daughters, who were later found dead in their home, the mayor said Monday.

January 29, 2008 | By KAREN MAHABIR Associated Press Writer | National


Presidential campaign fuels debate over sexism, racism: Is one more taboo than the other?

NEW YORK - Expressions of sexism and racism emerging from the contest between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have been blatant, subtle and perhaps sometimes imagined, and they are renewing the national debate over what is and isn't acceptable to say in public.

January 29, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Campaign 2008


Calif. justices’ financial conflicts of interest force defense worker’s case out of courts

SAN FRANCISCO - For years, Braxton Berkley was exposed to chemicals while helping build top-secret military planes at Lockheed Martin's storied Skunk Works plant. He says those chemicals made him ill - but his case reached a dead end at the state's highest court.

January 29, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Newspaper says entertainers named in New York prosecutor’s steroid report

ALBANY, N.Y. - A number of entertainers were named in connection with an Albany-based steroid investigation, but they are not part of an ongoing criminal probe, according to a published report.

January 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Sicilian businessmen openly defying the Mafia in rebellion shaking Cosa Nostra to its core

PALERMO, Sicily - When it came down to business, Cosa Nostra could always count on fear.

January 29, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US announces sales of advanced weaponry to Saudis as Bush visits Riyadh

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-led Congress is unlikely to block U.S. plans to sell $123 million worth of sophisticated precision-guided bomb technology to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns from some members that the systems could be used against Israel.

January 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Federal authorities posting billboards looking for Marine suspect, offer $25,000 reward

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Federal authorities were posting billboards nationwide with the picture of a Marine wanted in the slaying of a pregnant colleague, and the sheriff announced a $25,000 reward Monday for information leading to his arrest.

January 29, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Searchers return to Alabama coastal waters in search of last 2 kids thrown from bridge

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - The search resumed Monday for two young children allegedly thrown from a bridge by their father with two siblings whose bodies were found over the weekend.

January 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Microsoft to help food companies run video ads on grocery carts

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. is bringing digital advertising to the grocery cart.

January 29, 2008 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Technology Writer | National


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Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




Mixed review for GHSA rule change

In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 21, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.

May 20, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goodell wants to hear from Brady during QB's appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.

May 20, 2015 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports




Burke headed to Georgia Southern

One of the most accomplished athletes in recent history at Bulloch Academy made her move to the next phase of her athletic career Tuesday afternoon in front of friends, family and teammates.

May 19, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cavs meet Hawks in conference finals

By PAUL NEWBERRY

May 19, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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