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Spy court won’t release documents on warrantless wiretapping program

WASHINGTON - The nation's spy court said Tuesday that it will not release its documents regarding the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

December 26, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks plunge after Fed cuts rates as expected; policymakers signal further cuts are possible

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged Tuesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent, disappointing some investors who hoped the central bank would take more aggressive measures. The Dow Jones industrial average, which had been up about 40 points before the decision, fell 300 points.

December 26, 2007 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | National


Despite warming ties, North Korean propaganda still lambastes Americans

SEOUL, South Korea - President Bush wrote a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The North even thanked the U.S. Navy last month for helping it end a high-seas standoff with Somali pirates.

December 26, 2007 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Authorities: Mexico’s alleged cannibal killer commits suicide in jail

MEXICO CITY - A murder suspect dubbed ''the cannibal'' was found dead in his prison cell of an apparent suicide Tuesday, two months after police found cooked and seasoned bits of his girlfriend's corpse on a fork and plate in his apartment.

December 26, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | World


Hayden faces questions on CIA tapes destruction as ex-agent says waterboarding OK’d at the top

WASHINGTON - The CIA's waterboarding of a top al-Qaida figure was approved at the top levels of the U.S. government, a former CIA agent said Tuesday as Congress grilled agency director Gen. Michael Hayden about the destruction of videotapes of terror suspect interrogations.

December 26, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


Our Views: Bad incident shouldn't affect mission at Joseph's Home for Boys

Sometimes bad things happen in good places. That was the case last week at Joseph's Home for Boys in Bulloch County.

December 26, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Ice storm glazes Midwest, cuts power to nearly a million homes and businesses

DES MOI - A thick glaze of ice brought down power lines and cut electricity to close to a million homes and businesses, closed schools and canceled flights Tuesday as a major storm blasted the nation's midsection.

December 26, 2007 | By JAMES BELTRAN Associated Press Writer | National


US signs agreements to improve safety of Chinese food, drug imports

BEIJING - China and the United States signed agreements Tuesday to increase safeguards over Chinese products and to open up mid-sized Chinese cities to American imports, a move aimed at assuaging critics of Beijing's massive trade surplus.

December 26, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | World


Bomber targets compounds of ex-Iraqi leader Allawi and Sunni lawmaker, 2 guards killed

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint protecting the compounds of Iraq's former prime minister and a Sunni lawmaker Tuesday, killing two guards in a neighborhood bordering the fortified Green Zone.

December 26, 2007 | By LORI HINNANT Associated Press Writer | World


Guatemala approves law allowing pending adoptions, mostly to U.S. couples, to be finalized

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemalan legislators approved a new law Tuesday to tighten adoptions, while allowing pending adoptions - mostly to U.S. couples - to go through without meeting the stricter requirements.

December 26, 2007 | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA Associated Press Writer | World


So-called human life amendment in Colorado revives strategy toward banning abortions

DENVER (AP) - A 20-year-old law student has become a cause celebre in the anti-abortion movement for her efforts to have the state Constitution define fertilized eggs as people - a tactic spreading nationwide in bids to neutralize the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

December 26, 2007 | By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press Writer | National


Bush ally Boehner endorses ’emergency’ spending above Bush budget cap

WASHINGTON - In a break with President Bush, the top Republican in the House endorsed $7.4 billion in new emergency spending, even as he vowed to stick with the White House's demands to hew to the president's budget limits for domestic programs.

December 26, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Fed cuts key interest rate for third time in 3 months

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point Tuesday, but Wall Street took a tumble. Investors were disappointed that the central bank did not act more boldly to keep the country out of a recession.

December 26, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Astrograph 12/12

The astrological aspects indicate that your financial well-being could be meaningfully improved in the year ahead. It will not be through sheer chance but through your preparation and hard work that puts you in the position to receive the benefits.

December 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Southern farmers seek drought relief from Congress with a disaster relief deadline extension

WASHINGTON - Congress plans to extend a disaster relief deadline so farmers hit by drought this year can get cash assistance to offset losses, Democratic lawmakers said.

December 26, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | National


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Yeatts-Franklin

Laura "Lorie" Yeatts became the bride of Herbert Lehman Franklin III during a 5 p.m. ceremony on May 10, 2014, at Hackbranch Farm in Ailey, Ga. The Rev. Douglas Patterson officiated.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


Hein-Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Matthew Hein of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Claire Hein, to Crawford James Simmons. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Simmons of Statesboro.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


How 'Jaws' helped shape the summer blockbuster

Summer officially arrived last Saturday, but in terms of Hollywood Daylight Time, it's been here since April 4.

June 27, 2014 | By CHRIS HICKS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | World


Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE Associated Press | World




US declares wood storks no longer endangered

TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


Astros avoid sweep, pound Braves

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.

June 26, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


A rude welcome back to action for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US survives, advances despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Schools chief apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

PHOENIX - Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

June 26, 2014 | By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press | World


Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON - The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil.

June 26, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | World




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