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Police Report - December 19

(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 02, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


US diplomat says Serb premier could order capture of top war crimes fugitives

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - A U.S. diplomat said two top war crimes suspects - Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic - could be apprehended with a single phone call from Serbia's prime minister.

January 02, 2008 | By AIDA CERKEZ-ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel steps up attacks on militants, dealing blow to Islamic Jihad with deaths

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel will keep striking the leaders of groups that launch rockets from the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged Tuesday after an hours-long aerial assault killed 12 militants including the commander of the extremist group Islamic Jihad.

January 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More than a week after an ice storm, tens of thousands in Oklahoma still cold and in the dark

OKLAHOMA CITY - More than 88,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma remained without power on Tuesday, more than a week after an ice storm plunged them into darkness.

January 02, 2008 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | National


From the bus to the ring: ECI's Championship Game - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

From the bus to the ring: ECI's Championship Game vs. Wilcox Co.

January 02, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Kurdish officials say Turkish troops that had entered Iraq have withdrawn

KIRKUK, Iraq - Turkey sent hundreds of troops about 1 1/2 miles into northern Iraq early Tuesday in an operation against Kurdish rebels but then withdrew them later in the day, Kurdish officials said.

January 02, 2008 | By YAHYA BARZANJI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Congress expanding FOIA to allow access to more government records

WASHINGTON - Congress is moving to reverse one area of the Bush administration's trend toward secrecy since the 2001 terrorist attacks by expanding the Freedom of Information Act, increasing penalties for noncompliance and making records held by government contractors subject to the law.

January 02, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Astronauts take spacewalk to check defective mechanisms; fuel test under way at launch site

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A pair of space station astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Tuesday to inspect two defective mechanisms that are hobbling power generation at the orbiting complex.

January 02, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/18

Dorothy Parker said, "Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair."

January 02, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Fed unveils plan to curb shady home lending practices

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve endorsed new rules Tuesday that would give people taking out home mortgages new protections against shady lending practices.

January 02, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Deceased Georgia speaker to lie in honor at state Capitol

ATLANTA - Flags flew at half staff over the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday in honor of the cantankerous yet compassionate former speaker of the House whose reign under the gold dome lasted nearly three decades.

January 02, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Muslims mark spiritual high point of hajj, though some politics sneaks in

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia - Millions of Muslims marked the zenith of the annual hajj Tuesday, praying for God's forgiveness on a rocky desert hill here where in Muslim tradition Adam and Eve were reunited after leaving Eden.

January 02, 2008 | By SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice, in Iraq, cites ‘‘common interest’’ in stopping Kurdish rebels who attack Turkey

KIRKUK, Iraq - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday the United States, Iraq and Turkey have a ''common interest'' in stopping Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, and told Iraqi leaders they still have urgent work ahead to unite the country.

January 02, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Judge orders hearing on whether administration violated court order by destroying CIA videos

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Bush administration to defend its decision to destroy videotapes of CIA interrogations of two al-Qaida suspects.

January 02, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Lawmakers find way to avoid Medicare cut for doctors

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have crafted a six-month reprieve for physicians facing a 10 percent rate cut when treating Medicare patients, congressional aides and advocacy groups said Tuesday.

January 02, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | National


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Oregon routes FSU

PASADENA, Calif. - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.

January 01, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Badgers down Auburn

Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.

January 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL Wild Card teams — trust hard to come by

The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?

January 01, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Movie locations a tourism draw for Georgia communities

SAVANNAH - When Hollywood films a hit movie or TV show in Georgia, hardcore fans can bring in millions of tourism dollars when they come to get a firsthand look at the places they've seen on the screen.

January 01, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


5 little changes that can have a big impact on your family's health

In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.

January 01, 2015 | By MEGAN WALLGREN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Critics pounce on journalist who takes on the Bible

Anyone writing critically about the Bible - scriptures revered and followed by millions of believers worldwide - would do well to brace himself or herself for pushback from those believers, as well as scholars who view the Bible as God's word.

January 01, 2015 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid

WASHINGTON - Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: Republican legislators who adamantly oppose "Obamacare."

January 01, 2015 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


51 years after wreck, 7-inch car part found in arm

CREVE COEUR, Mo. - Fifty-one years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois, smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck. This week during surgery in suburban St. Louis, a 7-inch turn signal lever from that T-Bird was removed from his left arm.

January 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: Police gun deaths up, still below average

WASHINGTON - The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-related police deaths still remain far below historic highs and lower than the average annual figures in the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday.

December 31, 2014 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press | Associated Press


World rings in new year

After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year.

December 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Men choose younger wives in remarriage, but women choose older men the second time around

Couples tend to marry someone close to their age - at least initially. But of those who remarry, men seem drawn to younger women, while women tend to marry older men, a Pew Research Study says.

December 31, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Another stellar year of prep sports

One of the best things about sports - at least for those who enjoy more than just one particular sport - is that the pages on the calendar can turn without the fun and games ever coming to an end.

December 31, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brave new world

Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Florida State

December 31, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Husbands, is your wife as important as your car?

She says her husband has a bright, shiny new car. It's a beauty. She's happy for him. She's not saying she wants his new car and wishes it were hers. No, it's not about coveting his incredible new machine. She wants to be that incredible machine. Here's why.

December 31, 2014 | By GARY and JOY LUNDBERG Deseret News National | Hot topics


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