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Vatican defends its right to spread its message, says it does not limit other people’s freedom

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican, which has been accused of aggressively seeking souls in Russia and some other countries, said Friday it has every right to spread its message and accept converts but that non-Catholics must never be forced to embrace the faith.

December 29, 2007 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | World


Toyota recalling 15,600 Tundra pickups

WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it is recalling 15,600 four-by-four versions of the 2007 Tundra pickup truck in the United States because of problems with a propeller shaft connected to the rear axle.

December 29, 2007 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | National


Calif. authorities arrest 5 in last month’s wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in Malibu

LOS ANGELES - Authorities arrested five men Thursday on allegations they caused a fire that destroyed more than 50 homes and caused over $100 million in losses in Malibu.

December 29, 2007 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


EU says Serb membership hinges on handing over war criminals, respecting Kosovo independence

BRUSSELS, Belgium - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday that Serbia could only join the European Union if it lived up to international demands to hand over war crime suspects and respected the independence of Kosovo.

December 29, 2007 | By CONSTANT BRAND Associated Press Writer | World


Dear Abby 12/14

DEAR ABBY: I live 3,000 miles away from my immediate family. I am happily married and six months' pregnant. In the past, I had many issues with my family. I have a long history of anorexia, and my pregnancy has forced me to give up my self-destructive behaviors. I would never jeopardize my baby.

December 29, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


As the busiest days draw near, FedEx driver takes holiday rush in stride

NEW YORK - FedEx driver Vito Randazzo works long hours this time of year, but the smile never seems to stop.

December 29, 2007 | By SAMANTHA BOMKAMP AP Business Writer | National


Surge in gasoline prices pushes consumer inflation higher while industrial production rebounds

WASHINGTON - Consumer inflation surged by the largest amount in more than two years in November, led by gasoline prices. The cost of clothing, airline tickets and prescription drugs also jumped.

December 29, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Al-Qaida’s No. 2 blasts Annapolis peace conference as betrayal of Palestinians in new message

CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's deputy leader denounced last month's Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Md., as a ''betrayal'' of Palestinians in a new audio message posted Friday on an Islamic militant Web site,

December 29, 2007 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | World


Police detain wife, children of Argentine Dirty War defendant who died in jail

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Police have detained the wife and two children of a former coast guard officer who died in custody while facing a dictatorship-era human rights trial, hours after an autopsy found cyanide in the man's blood, a judge said Friday.

December 29, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | World


Approaching storm could complicate power restoration in Okla., Kan.; Northwest cleans up

OKLAHOMA CITY - Another wintry blast was forecast Friday for the nation's midsection, where hundreds of thousands are still in the dark after a deadly ice storm brought down power lines, snapped trees and coated roads.

December 29, 2007 | By ROCHELLE HINES Associated Press Writer | National


Bali climate talks head toward compromise between US, EU on final day

BALI, Indonesia - U.S., European and other envoys talked far into the night Friday as they forged a compromise at the U.N. climate conference, breaking a deadlock over how ambitious the goal should be in negotiating future cutbacks in global-warming gases.

December 29, 2007 | Bali climate talks head toward compromise between US, EU on final day AP Special Correspondent | World


Clemens hit hard in Mitchell Report; Tejada, Bonds and Pettitte also named

NEW YORK - Page after page, Roger Clemens' name was all over the Mitchell Report.

December 29, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM and BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writers | National


BA deals Westminster first loss

The Bulloch Academy boys' basketball team must have been wearing rubber track spikes as hard and as fast as the Gators zipped up and down the court Friday night.

December 29, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Putin and Lukashenko downplay talk of merging their two nations, Russia and Belarus

MINSK, Belarus - The leaders of Russia and Belarus pledged closer cooperation on military, economic and foreign policy but gave no indication Friday that the ex-Soviet neighbors were moving closer to a long-discussed full merger.

December 29, 2007 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | World


CDC: Suicides rose dramatically in middle-aged

ATLANTA (AP) - The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans has reached its highest point in at least 25 years, according to a new government report released Thursday.

December 29, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


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Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Vandals strike Nevils cemetery

Vandalism of gravesites in a Nevils-area cemetery have Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking the public's help in finding the culprits.

September 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




'Homeless' Devils of '64 to celebrate 50th anniversary

"Homecoming, at last!"

September 24, 2014 | By CHARLES WEBB Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Stewart won't be charged

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.

September 24, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | NASCAR


Running game showing improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Prep Sports Spotlight

Travis Bonner

September 24, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Prep Sports 360


Statesboro man arrested on 19 forgery counts

A man caught producing false identification documents is behind bars after officers found evidence in his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Public invited to Stilson marker dedication

As part of its ongoing program of recognizing historic locations in Bulloch County, the Bulloch County Historical Society will unveil the 17th and latest marker in the series at 3 p.m. Thursday on Georgia Highway 119 in Stilson.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Ogeechee Tech to conduct active shooter training Friday

The Ogeechee Technical College Police Department will conduct an active shooter training exercise on the college campus Friday, Ogeechee Tech Police Chief Stan York said.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON - The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

September 23, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press | World


Georgia Southern Theatre presents 'Race; a Play'

The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University kicks off its 2014-2015 season Wednesday with David Mamet's "Race; a Play" in the Center for Art & Theatre's Black Box Theatre.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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