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The country’s largest terror exercise to begin before last results are released

WASHINGTON - The nation is preparing for its biggest terrorism exercise ever later this month when three fictional ''dirty bombs'' go off and cripple transportation arteries in two major U.S. cities and Guam, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

October 18, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Prosecutors say 7 guards, nurse were responsible for boy’s death at Florida boot camp

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Seven former juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse were responsible for a teenager's death because they repeatedly hit him and failed to get him help, a prosecutor said Wednesday as their manslaughter trial began.

October 18, 2007 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Kentucky man convicted of reckless homicide of man who died after being dragged by car

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A man was cleared of murder but convicted of reckless homicide Wednesday for the death of a man who was dragged several blocks by a car and flung against a utility wire.

October 18, 2007 | By DYLAN T. LOVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush vetoes bill to expand popular children’s health insurance program

WASHINGTON - President Bush, in a sharp confrontation with Congress, on Wednesday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have dramatically expanded children's health insurance.

October 18, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/4

In the year ahead, you'll bring something important to the table that could change your lifestyle in ways that will better things - not only for you but for those who mean a lot to you. The transition will be a blessing to all.

October 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Super spicy Thai chili sauce sparks road closures, evacuations in central London

LONDON - Super spicy chili sauce sparked road closures and evacuations in central London after passers-by complained that a chemical emanating from a Thai restaurant was burning their throats, police said Wednesday.

October 18, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

Boys: Darion Carter was a triple threat for Bulloch Academy last Friday.

October 18, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


5 workers found dead after chemical fire at Colorado hydroelectric generating plant

GEORGETOWN, Colo. - Five workers trapped at least 1,500 feet underground survived an initial chemical fire at a hydroelectric plant, but died before emergency workers could rescue them.

October 18, 2007 | By JUDITH KOHLER and PETER BANDA Associated Press Writers | Nation


Police Report - October 4

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 18, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Boro Lions Club volunteers help needy

More than 400 families received bags of food Saturday as the Statesboro Noon Lions Club, the Original First African Baptist Church and Second Harvest of Savannah joined in a partnership that provided food for those in need.

October 18, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bridge 10/4

Mary Hemingway said, "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."

October 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Amish privately mark the 1-year anniversary of school massacre that left 5 girls dead

NICKEL MINES, Pa. - Amish families kept to their homes Tuesday as they privately marked the anniversary of a schoolhouse attack that killed five girls a year ago.

October 17, 2007 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Supreme Court examines disparity in crack and powder cocaine sentences

WASHINGTON - Less than 2 ounces of crack cocaine was enough to get Derrick Kimbrough a 15-year prison term.

October 17, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


More than 100 incidents reported at labs handling deadly germs

WASHINGTON - American laboratories handling the world's deadliest germs and toxins have experienced more than 100 accidents and missing shipments since 2003, and the number is increasing as more labs do the work.

October 17, 2007 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Princess Diana inquest focuses on a summer romance and a car crash

LONDON - The British inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and her companion focused quickly on a summer romance that ended in a horrific car crash.

October 17, 2007 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Police chief's wife says she was asleep when he shot her

ATLANTA - The wife of a Georgia police chief says she was asleep when her husband shot her in bed, and that she believes it was an accident.

January 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Refs under scrutiny

A flag flies. Dallas fans groan. Detroit fans rejoice.

January 05, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Miami judge who overturned ban weds gays and lesbians

MIAMI - Lesbian and gay couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are now legal statewide.

January 05, 2015 | By CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Smoltz awaits call from Hall

ATLANTA - John Smoltz could do it all on the mound.

January 05, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Patriots' McDaniels interviews with Falcons

ATLANTA - New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday his interview for the Atlanta Falcons' coaching vacancy was "fine."

January 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rams owner plans for L.A. stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

January 05, 2015 | By MICHAEL BLOOD Associated Press | Sports


U.S. skiers killed

Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.

January 05, 2015 | By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press | Sports


Vegas expects big weekend

LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.

January 05, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Recent sale makes Statesboro bank larger

Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. announced that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The acquisition will include the two Statesboro branches of Heritage, one on South Main and the second on Northside Drive East.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


Innovative mental health program short on funds

Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

January 05, 2015 | By LEE ADCOCK Georgia Health News | Associated Press






Are you guilty of giving junk to the poor?

When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...

January 05, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


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