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Steady snowfall limits search for possible victims of northwest Montana avalanche

HELENA, Mont. - Authorities said Wednesday they had been unable to confirm reports that two more skiers were buried by a deadly avalanche and they were reassessing whether a search should resume.

January 31, 2008 | By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press Writer | National

Federal court gives US access to Texas city’s land in border fence suit

WASHINGTON - A federal judge has ordered a small border city in Texas to temporarily turn over its land to the federal government so it can begin to build a border fence.

January 31, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington

FBI: Marine wanted in pregnant colleague’s death may be in Mexico

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - The key suspect in the slaying of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine may have fled to Mexico, and the FBI is working with Mexican authorities to track him down, authorities said Wednesday.

January 31, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National

Female suicide bomber kills 9 civilians in attack near Iraqi Shiite mosque

BAGHDAD - A woman wearing a vest lined with explosives blew herself up near Shiite worshippers in turbulent Diyala province north of the capital Wednesday, killing nine of them - the latest in a growing number of female suicide attacks.

January 31, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Fed: Economy lost momentum as shoppers tighten belts

WASHINGTON - The economy lost momentum heading into the new year as shoppers tightened their belts and manufacturers were stung by weak demand for cars and housing-related goods.

January 31, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Texas is the No. 1 carbon polluter, in part because Texans like their vehicles big

AUSTIN, Texas - Everything's big in Texas - big pickup trucks, big SUVs and the state's big carbon footprint, too.

January 31, 2008 | By APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer | National

Former congressman charged in conspiracy involving terror fundraising ring

WASHINGTON - A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday as part of a terrorist fundraising ring that allegedly sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan.

January 31, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

U.S. ambassador says ‘‘it is not going to be easy’’ to get a political settlement

WASHINGTON - Violence was down in Kenya on Wednesday, but the U.S. ambassador said it was ''not going to be easy'' to persuade Kenya's president and opposition leader to agree to power-sharing to remedy the outcome of their hotly disputed election.

January 31, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington

Israel kills 3 in airstrike, Gaza militants hit Israel with rockets, mortars

JERUSALEM - Israeli aircraft targeting Palestinian rocket squads on Wednesday killed a 12-year-old boy, his father and uncle in a bungled attack, while Islamic militants, enraged by the death of their leader's son in an Israeli raid, bombarded Israel with rocket and mortar fire.

January 31, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Japan suspends Antarctic whale hunt during standoff over 2 protesters on harpoon boat

TOKYO - Protesters scored a victory in a high-seas campaign to disrupt Japan's whale hunt in the Antarctic, forcing the fleet to a standstill Wednesday while officials scrambled to unload two activists who used a rubber boat to get on board a harpoon vessel.

January 31, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Angry judge raises O.J. Simpson’s bail to $250,000; lectures him for violating original terms

LAS VEGAS - An angry judge doubled O.J. Simpson's bail to $250,000 on Wednesday for violating terms of his original bail by attempting to contact a co-defendant in the armed robbery case against him.

January 31, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National

Two DeKalb police officers ’ambushed,’ killed in morning shooting

DECATUR, Ga. - Two off-duty DeKalb County police officers were killed early Wednesday in what appeared to be an ambush at an apartment complex in what residents described as a high-crime neighborhood, police said.

January 31, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National

Coast Guard court hears former cadet’s appeal of sexual misconduct conviction

ARLINGTON, Va. - Lawyers for a former cadet who was the first student court-martialed in the 130-year history of the Coast Guard Academy asked an appeals court Wednesday to reverse his convictions for sexual misconduct.

January 31, 2008 | By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer | National

Dead girl’s torment revisited at stepfather’s NYC murder trial

NEW YORK - There had been warning signs for years before 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown died from a vicious blow to the head.

January 31, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National

Islamic militants seize Pakistani fort in border zone, delivering new blow to Musharraf

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - In an embarrassing battlefield defeat for Pakistan's army, Islamic extremists attacked and seized a small fort near the Afghan border, leaving at least 27 soldiers dead or missing.

January 31, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writers | Associated Press

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Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with omega-3s

WICHITA, Kan. - Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and ...

October 10, 2015 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Portal couple arrested on pot, cocaine charges

A Portal couple carrying "pounds of high grade marijuana" were arrested after a traffic stop due to the driver not wearing a seat belt

October 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Hornets sting Portal

It was an up-and-down rollercoaster ride for the Panthers in a sub-region matchup against Savannah Country Day Friday night.

October 10, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

SEB takes care of Blue Jackets

BROOKLET - Coming in to Friday night's game, Southeast Bulloch had only forced two turnovers through five games. That changed dramatically as the Yellow Jackets ...

October 10, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Juveniles arrested on entering auto, gang charges

Four juveniles caught breaking into cars on Broad Street Thursday were arrested on several charges, including participation in gang activity.

October 09, 2015 | | Local

BA bowls over Edmund Burke

October 09, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

No. 6 Clemson ready for normal schedule vs. Georgia Tech

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is grateful to get back to normal.

October 09, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

No. 19 Georgia, Tennessee seeking to put past behind them

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - No. 19 Georgia's game at Tennessee on Saturday could come down to which team has the shorter memory.

October 09, 2015 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | UGA

Title contenders eyeing win at Charlotte to ease pressure

CONCORD, N.C. - Expect the intensity to pick up a tick in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs. The event ...

October 09, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR

Bae delivers big moment in Presidents Cup debut at home

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) - Bae Sang-moon never felt the kind of pressure that weighed on him Friday at the Presidents Cup.

October 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Linda Sammons and James Harris will be married on Saturday, November 14, 2015, in the Friendship Baptist Church Prayer Garden, 4025 Friendship Church Road, Statesboro.

October 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

Wildcats whip Statesboro

To say Statesboro High School got off to a rough start in a Thursday sub-region matchup against Richmond Hill would be an understatement.

October 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Chicago Cubs give their longest-suffering fans a bit of hope

CHICAGO (AP) - Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith.

October 08, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports

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