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Parking deck at N.C. mall collapses, kills 1; worker missing after Fla. garage collapses

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A section of a shopping mall's parking deck collapsed Thursday and killed one person, authorities said, as holiday shoppers filled the nearby stores.

December 21, 2007 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 12/06

Bridge Plus, edited by Sally Brock, is published monthly in England in a small-page format. It probably contains more instructive articles and quizzes than any other bridge magazine.

December 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/06

DEAR ABBY: I read the letter from Belle K. in Cadillac, Mich. (Oct. 17), who had only the yearbook from her senior year in high school and would like to purchase yearbooks from the other three. She asked if there was some way to get her hands on them.

December 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Senate impasse on alternative minimum tax fix continues

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate failed again Thursday to find a way to rein in a tax one senator described as a Frankenstein-like monster about to clobber millions of taxpayers.

December 21, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pearl Harbor anniversary draws interest in plight of civilians who survived Japanese attack

HONOLULU - Children carried gas masks to the playground. Military officers commanded civilian courts under martial law. Residents feared enemy troops would parachute into the mountains and then swarm the beaches.

December 21, 2007 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


NASA delays Atlantis launch after finding problem with fuel tank gauges

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA called off Thursday's launch of space shuttle Atlantis after detecting problems with a pair of fuel gauges in its big external tank, a recurring problem ever since the Columbia disaster.

December 21, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Nation


Katrena Nesmith Wilson celebrates 90th birthday

December 20, 2007 | | Birthdays


U.S. defense secretary says in visit to Baghdad that secure and stable Iraq is within reach

BAGHDAD - U.S. military commanders in northern Iraq told Defense Secretary Robert Gates here Wednesday that they need more troops to battle increased attacks by al-Qaida terrorists who have fled north after being pushed out of the Baghdad region.

December 20, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. teen births rise for first time in 15 years, surprising health officials

ATLANTA - In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials who had no immediate explanation.

December 20, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Irishman Joshua McCall married Juliana Truby and had at least one child: Francis John McCall, born on November 11, 1710 in Ulster, Antrim County, Northern Ireland. At some time Francis Sr. and his family immigrated to the United States, settling in Big Spring, Pennsylvania. He married Marry Harris in Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania and they had the following children: Charles (Sr.), born in 1732; George, born in 1735; Thomas, born in 1739; Joseph, born in 1741; Elizabeth, born in 1743; Jean, born in 1743; Iber, born in 1745; and Mary, born in 1747.

December 20, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Poor nations at Bali climate meeting demand quick help with energy and emissions technology

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Developing nations at the U.N. Climate Change Conference demanded rapid transfers of technology Wednesday to help them combat global warming, while a report warned that some of Asia's biggest cities could be threatened by rising sea levels.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 12/04

DEAR ABBY: I laughed out loud when I read the letter from "Believes in Decorum, Eugene, Ore." (Oct. 15), whose office reeked of popcorn.

December 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - December 6

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.

December 20, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Global warming already threatening world’s plants and animals

BALI, Indonesia - More than 3,000 flying foxes dropped dead, falling from trees in Australia. Giant squid migrated north to commercial fishing grounds off California, gobbling anchovy and hake. Butterflies have gone extinct in the Alps.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Nation


Suicide bomber attacks Afghan soldiers in minibus, killing at least 13 people near capital

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a minibus carrying Afghan soldiers in a crowded market south of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 20, officials said.

December 20, 2007 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Texas family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS - Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened and Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.

October 02, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Nation


Narrow health networks: Many in Ga. upset as insurers exclude favorite providers

Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer.

October 02, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. school district moves 54 refugee students to separate program

GAINESVILLE - Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.

October 02, 2014 | By JENNIFER BROWN Gainesville Times | Local


Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON - One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

October 02, 2014 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Statesboro police seek sexual assault suspect

Statesboro police are seeking a man in connection to a reported aggravated sodomy assault that occurred just after 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

October 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

In addition to being one of the most electrifying players in the area, Claxton's Zach Grant has dealt with a bit more adversity than the average high school senior.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: SEB takes regular season finale

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Tourney time

Statesboro's softball team is in a bit of an unfamiliar position, but one they're glad to be a part of.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


SEC seeks offensive balance

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

October 01, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Patient told Texas hospital he was from Liberia

DALLAS - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.

October 01, 2014 | By DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD Associated Press | Nation


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