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In wake of toy recalls safety commission seeks more money, power to police faulty products

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the agency responsible for protecting consumers from faulty products on Wednesday pleaded with Congress to increase their budget and authority in the wake of huge recalls of toys contaminated by lead paint.

October 04, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Plenty of flu shots promised; now the push is to get them all used

WASHINGTON - Come one, come all: After years of shortages and confusion, this fall promises plenty of flu vaccine to go around - up to 132 million doses, more than the nation has ever produced.

October 04, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Disease, hunger, fish swimming in the streets — severe floods strike 17 countries in Africa

SOROTI, Uganda - Fish swam alongside the dugout canoes residents were using to flee their flooded homes, riding the water gushing through the streets of this town in eastern Uganda.

October 04, 2007 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - September 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.

October 04, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 9/19

A busier-than-usual social calendar could be in the offing. Although it will satisfy your recreational needs and feelings of acceptance, don't let it interfere with your responsibilities to your work or family.

October 04, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you please advise whether a probiotic (such as acidophilus or Florastor) is good to take? My internist said that it would be good to take one tablet a day, which promotes intestinal health. I am now taking one tablet a day, but I do not want to take it if it does not give me any health benefits.

October 04, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/19

DEAR ABBY: I am 18, a freshman in college, and I'm having the hardest time making friends. I have always been a quiet person, but meeting people around here has been like pulling teeth. I have received advice from many people telling me I should be more open to people, and I should talk more and be active in groups and organizations. Although I have followed this advice, no one seems to take an interest in me.

October 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 9/20

What is the most common mistake that declarers make?

October 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Department of Chemistry climbs to No. 13 in national rankings

For the fourth time in five years, the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University boasts one of the most productive degree programs in the United States.

October 04, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Doctors may be missing cases of ’purging disorder’ — normal weight women who don’t binge-eat

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa researcher is studying a little-known eating disorder that some doctors may miss: purging disorder.

October 04, 2007 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Army begins testing soldiers’ brains before sending them to Iraq

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky - Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button quickly to measure response time.

October 04, 2007 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Harvard student, new mom, denied extra time for breastfeeding during medical licensing exam

BOSTON - A judge rejected a Harvard student's request Wednesday for extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she could pump breast milk for her infant daughter.

October 04, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Thousands of bees escape after truck carrying 465 beehives overturns on Montana highway

BILLINGS, Mont. - Thousands of bees got loose when the truck carrying their hives ran off a highway and overturned near a Montana community, the Highway Patrol said.

October 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Officials fine man for carrying dead snakes, birds in his luggage on international flight

ATLANTA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has fined a man $800 for flying dead snakes and birds inside his luggage from South Korea to Atlanta.

October 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 9/19

Today's deal occurred during a pair game in Beijing. Why is that apposite?

October 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Serena a step slow in 3rd-round Wimbledon loss

LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.

June 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Low profile, big accomplishment for USA's Beasley

SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.

June 28, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.

June 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Brazil wins, advances with shootout

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.

June 28, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Braves take both from Phillies in doubleheader

PHILADELPHIA - The Braves took advantage of a little help from their opposition.

June 28, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Road to the Majors — Where are they now? (June 27 Update)

Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)

June 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern




Freeman, Teheran help Braves to 4-2 win

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and drove in all four Atlanta runs to back Julio Teheran's strong pitching as the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Friday night.

June 27, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Statesboro High baseball pair keeping busy during summer

The Statesboro High baseball season is a distant memory and the Blue Devils' now-graduated star Jackson Ware has been committed to play at Mercer for over seven months.

June 27, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Soccer surging in popularity among US fans

DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.

June 27, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bumpy track means anyone's race

SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.

June 27, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


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