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Fee increase triggers immigration applications deluge; may delay naturalizations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time to vote in next November's presidential election.

December 11, 2007 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship sinks off Antarctica after hitting ice; all 154 on board rescued

SANTIAGO, Chile - A small Canadian cruise ship carrying passengers who shelled out thousands of dollars to retrace the route of a 20th century explorer struck an iceberg and sank hours later in icy waters off Antarctica. All 154 aboard, Americans among them, escaped safely.

December 11, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Top-level State Department official reaches out by phone to Pakistan’s Bhutto

WASHINGTON - Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, in Islamabad, spoke by phone with Benazir Bhutto on Friday in the highest-level U.S. contact with the Pakistani opposition leader since President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency, the State Department said.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Stem cell research breakthrough could be election plus for Bush anti-abortion allies

WASHINGTON - A breakthrough in stem cell research could give President Bush and his anti-abortion allies a political I-told-you-so in a debate Democrats have long been planning to use in next year's elections.

December 11, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Calif. robbery suspect charged with murder after 2 alleged accomplices are killed by homeowner

LAKEPORT, Calif. - Three young black men break into a white man's home in rural Northern California. The homeowner shoots two of them to death - but it's the surviving black man who is charged with murder.

December 11, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Round one a breeze for ECI

TWIN CITY – Last season, the Bulldogs of Emanuel County rolled into the state playoffs as the top ranked team, only to walk away with a devastating first round loss. Ranked number one yet again this season, it is evident that they plan on sticking around a bit longer. The Bulldogs rolled to victory in their first round game against visiting Seminole County, pasting the Indians by a score of 49-23.

December 11, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Democratic proposal on Iraq would likely leave tens of thousands of troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The Democrats' flagship proposal on Iraq is aimed at bringing most troops home. Yet if enacted, the law would still allow for tens of thousands of U.S. troops to stay deployed for years to come.

December 11, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

This is the fourth in a series of articles about the origins of the Baptist faith in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 11, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


US air assault targets militants believed to be linked to May kidnapping of Americans

BAGHDAD - U.S. helicopters dropped 600 troops into two villages south of Baghdad before sunrise Friday, launching an assault on militants believed to be involved in the May kidnapping of three American soldiers, the military said.

December 11, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


New wave of mortgage failures could create a nightmare economic scenario

NEW YORK - When Domenico Colombo saw that his monthly mortgage payment was about to balloon by 30 percent, he had a clear picture of how bad it could get.

December 11, 2007 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | Nation


For the Public Health by Gerald Ledlow, Ph.D. MHA, CHE

I believe that primary healthcare ought to be considered a right of citizenship, a right that should be funded in a prudent fashion. We can easily demonstrate that primary healthcare contributes to the overall productivity, safety, and compassion of a nation and thus, should be considered a public good.

December 11, 2007 | By GERALD LEDLOW, Ph.D., MHA, CHE | Lifestyles Columnists


Missouri father charged in deaths of 2 children; already serving 38 years for kidnapping them

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The father of two Kansas City-area children whose remains were found in a shallow grave more than three years after they disappeared confessed publicly and was charged Tuesday in their shootings.

December 11, 2007 | By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Kathy Bradley - Enjoy nature of each creature

A few months ago Tamar has hit by a truck. Her hip was dislocated and it took the sweet and gifted folks at Saint Buddy's Hospital for Well-Beloved Animals two separate surgeries to get her pieced back together. Since then, she has been on restriction. She is not allowed to roam free and takes walks only while clipped to a long, but still confining leash. She spends the majority of her days lounging on the deck.

December 11, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Ask Dr. Gott 11/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been meaning to write to you for a long time concerning another "miraculous" home remedy.

December 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


8-year-old illegal immigrant separated from mom for 4 days at Texas family detention center

DALLAS - An 8-year-old girl was separated from her pregnant mother and left behind for four days at a detention center established to keep immigrant families together while their cases are processed.

December 11, 2007 | By ANABELLE GARAY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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