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Kurdish enclave tries to reform, but out-of-wedlock pregnancy can still be a death sentence

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq - She is 18, unmarried and eight months pregnant. She hates it when the baby shifts and kicks in her womb.

October 21, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Medical examiner: Victim was conscious as baby was being cut from her womb during attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A medical examiner testified that she believed a 23-year-old pregnant woman was conscious and trying to defend herself as a kitchen knife was used to crudely cut the baby from her womb as she was killed.

October 21, 2007 | By MARGARET STAFFORD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Jury awards Kentucky woman $6.1 million for strip-search hoax at McDonald’s

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. - Louise Ogborn displayed no signs of disappointment after her $200 million lawsuit against McDonald's Corp. resulted in a $6.1 million jury award for being forced to strip in a restaurant office after someone called posing as a police officer.

October 21, 2007 | By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Family, prosecutor say St. Louis man will plead guilty in kidnapping 2 boys

ST. LOUIS - For nearly a year, two Missouri boys have been preparing to walk into a courtroom and face the man accused of kidnapping and abusing them. Now, an apparent surprise deal will spare them the ordeal.

October 21, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 7

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 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Yacht marooned by Florida hurricane in ’05 is finally being removed

KEY WEST, Fla. - Looking like Noah's Ark after the flood, a sleek, 158-foot yacht driven aground by a hurricane lies just offshore, mired for most of the past two years in a dispute with the government over how to free it without doing too much damage to the seagrass.

October 20, 2007 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


In new e-mail spam scam, New Jersey man is threatened with assassination if he doesn’t pay

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - E-mail scams seek to separate people from their money by promising a share of unclaimed lottery riches, bounty from a dead fugitive, work-at-home schemes and other enticements.

October 20, 2007 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Atlantic City mayor, under investigation over his Army record, abruptly drops out of sight

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Under federal investigation for embellishing his Army service in Vietnam, a groggy-sounding Mayor Robert Levy called in sick at City Hall, climbed into his city-issued Dodge Durango and seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth.

October 20, 2007 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Topps closes business 6 days after the second-largest U.S. beef recall

NEWARK, N.J. - Topps Meat Co. on Friday said it was closing its business, six days after it was forced to issue the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history and 67 years after it first opened its doors.

October 20, 2007 | By JEFFREY GOLD AP Business Writer | Nation


Tennessee barber shoots himself at City Council meeting after zoning request rejected

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A barber with strong ties to the military community pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head at a City Council meeting after his request for a rezoning measure was rejected.

October 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Covington does it all for Eagles

It was first and goal inside the one - about a foot and a half short of the goal line actually - with 2.5 seconds remaining before halftime. Western Carolina, trailing 27-0, desperately needed some points.

October 20, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Dear Abby 10/6

DEAR ABBY: I am close friends with a couple I'll call "Angie" and "Gil." I met them at the same time and have always been unattached while they are a married couple. This didn't matter, and we hit it off right away.

October 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/6

DEAR DR. GOTT: I just returned from my doctor's office and feel very discouraged. An MRI of my lumbar spine shows disc-space narrowing and loss of normal hydration at all levels. There is first-degree spondylolisthesis at L5 - S1 as a result of facet joint degenerative changes with moderate spinal stenosis at that level.

October 20, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - October 6

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 20, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The Driggers family was of the first families to settle in the Wiregrass region of southeast Georgia. They have a very long and somewhat unusual history, as far as how their name came to be what it is today. This is what I've found: the first traceable ancestor was Emmanuel Rodriguez (also listed in colonial documents as Manuell Rodrigues).

October 20, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


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Statesboro man charged with making bomb threats

A man was arrested and charged with making bomb threats against two apartment complexes Monday, police said.

August 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

August 25, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | World


Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

August 25, 2014 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Nation


A timely win for Mahan at The Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. - Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards.

August 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.

August 25, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harang mental lapse costs Braves

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Consumer Q's: Safety tips for kids' bagged lunches

Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Perfect parenting expectation bad for mental health

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Cost of childrearing at a quarter of a million dollars

If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Akins-Smith

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Christina Lynne Akins, daughter of Ms. Kim Coursey of Atlanta and the late Mr. Richard "Larry" Akins of Pembroke, to Jason Randall Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Cindy Smith of Twin City, Georgia.

August 24, 2014 | | Weddings


Lee-Riner

Pam Lee Smith and Eddie Smith of Statesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Lydia Lee, to Will Riner of Statesboro. Lydia is also the daughter of the late Gary "Buddy" Lee of Statesboro. Will is the son of Betsy Hendrix Riner and Ted and Denise Riner, all of Statesboro.

August 24, 2014 | | Weddings


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Five-year-old wants to touch his cousin

Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?

August 24, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Boiled, roasted and fried

How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?

August 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

LEWISTON, Maine - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

August 24, 2014 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | World


American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 24, 2014 | By JIM KUHNHENN and RYAN LUCAS Associated Press | World


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