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Newly elected leader of African National Congress ordered to face corruption trial

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Jacob Zuma, who won a bitterly contested election for leadership of the ruling African National Congress, was ordered to stand trial on corruption and other charges related to a French weapons contract, his lawyer said Friday.

January 12, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 12/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 42-year-old female. The only medication I take is Lexapro, which I have been on for two years. Within the last eight months, I have gained 35 pounds. Rather than taking the elevator at work, I am constantly running up and down flights of stairs. In addition to my day job, I have taken on a part-time position at night cleaning. This entails mopping floors, and reaching high and low to clean. I throw a football around with my boys and do a lot of walking, yet I cannot seem to take off any of ...

January 12, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/28

DEAR ABBY: We have a large collection of 18th- and 19th-century antiques, mostly inherited. It consists of furniture, silver, china, Oriental rugs and artwork. Our son professes an interest when asked, but recently threw out a very good (but not antique) rug we had given him. He replaced it with a rug from IKEA.

January 12, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Thousands throng Bhutto’s burial as Pakistan government blames Taliban, al-Qaida for death

GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH, Pakistan - Hundreds of thousands of mourners thronged the mausoleum of Pakistan's most famous political dynasty in an outpouring of emotion for Benazir Bhutto. The government said al-Qaida and the Taliban were responsible for her death, claiming it intercepted an al-Qaida leader's message of congratulation for the assassination.

January 12, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Classmates recall Bhutto’s intensity at Harvard; she cherished memories of college days

BOSTON - Even at age 16, Benazir Bhutto was unafraid to express herself, a lesson one college classmate learned when she invited Bhutto home for Thanksgiving during their freshman year.

January 12, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Mothers of war wounded upend lives, sacrifice when feared call comes

SAN ANTONIO - Rose Lage swears it is true: Suddenly, in the midst of a fitful night of sleep last June, she knew that her son had been injured in Iraq.

January 12, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Feds shut down Texas bus company involved in deadly Ark. crash, calling it a safety hazard

DALLAS - A charter bus company involved in a deadly crash in Arkansas last month must immediately shut down because it is an ''imminent hazard to public safety,'' federal officials said Thursday.

January 12, 2008 | By JEFF CARLTON Associated Press Writer | National


Mass. health officials warn of milk from small dairy, say it was likely cause of 2 deaths

BOSTON - State health officials warned consumers not to drink milk produced by a Massachusetts dairy, saying it was the likely source of a bacterial illness that killed two men and sickened two others.

January 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Shredding the past: People invited to destroy papers from 2007 in industrial-size machine

NEW YORK - Think of your most troubling souvenirs of 2007: a photo of an ex-boyfriend, a bad medical report, stacks of unpaid bills.

January 12, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/28

Author and government official John W. Gardner said, "We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems." And Lee Iacocca said, "We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." I wonder who spoke first.

January 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Town in liberal Vermont considers measure to have Bush, Cheney arrested for war crimes

MONTPELIER, Vt. - President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.

January 12, 2008 | By DAVE GRAM Associated Press Writer | National


US counts on Pakistani election despite Bhutto assassination

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is counting on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf going ahead with upcoming parliamentary elections despite Benazir Bhutto's assassination in the hope they will cement steps toward restoring democracy.

January 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Court: Painting auctioned under pressure from Nazis belongs to Jewish art dealer’s estate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A painting held by a German baroness rightfully belongs to the estate of a late Jewish art dealer who was forced by Nazi authorities to auction it off, a federal judge ruled.

January 12, 2008 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press Writer | National


Morgan St. comes back to top Lady Eagles

RICHMOND, Va. – Morgan State regained the lead with 1:54 remaining in the contest and sank its last five free throws to secure a 64-58 win over Georgia Southern Friday night in game two of the Virginia Commonwealth University Christmas tournament at the Siegel Center in Richmond, Va.

January 12, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Police: Teen killed in S.F. zoo tiger attack was helping friend when animal turned on him

SAN FRANCISCO - The last minutes of a 17-year-old boy's life were spent trying to save his friend from the tiger that was mauling him at the San Francisco Zoo, only to have the animal turn on him, police and family members said.

January 12, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON and MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writers | National


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Oregon routes FSU

PASADENA, Calif. - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.

January 01, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Badgers down Auburn

Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.

January 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL Wild Card teams — trust hard to come by

The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?

January 01, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Movie locations a tourism draw for Georgia communities

SAVANNAH - When Hollywood films a hit movie or TV show in Georgia, hardcore fans can bring in millions of tourism dollars when they come to get a firsthand look at the places they've seen on the screen.

January 01, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


5 little changes that can have a big impact on your family's health

In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.

January 01, 2015 | By MEGAN WALLGREN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Critics pounce on journalist who takes on the Bible

Anyone writing critically about the Bible - scriptures revered and followed by millions of believers worldwide - would do well to brace himself or herself for pushback from those believers, as well as scholars who view the Bible as God's word.

January 01, 2015 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid

WASHINGTON - Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: Republican legislators who adamantly oppose "Obamacare."

January 01, 2015 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


51 years after wreck, 7-inch car part found in arm

CREVE COEUR, Mo. - Fifty-one years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois, smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck. This week during surgery in suburban St. Louis, a 7-inch turn signal lever from that T-Bird was removed from his left arm.

January 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: Police gun deaths up, still below average

WASHINGTON - The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-related police deaths still remain far below historic highs and lower than the average annual figures in the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday.

December 31, 2014 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press | Associated Press


World rings in new year

After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year.

December 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Men choose younger wives in remarriage, but women choose older men the second time around

Couples tend to marry someone close to their age - at least initially. But of those who remarry, men seem drawn to younger women, while women tend to marry older men, a Pew Research Study says.

December 31, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Another stellar year of prep sports

One of the best things about sports - at least for those who enjoy more than just one particular sport - is that the pages on the calendar can turn without the fun and games ever coming to an end.

December 31, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brave new world

Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Florida State

December 31, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Husbands, is your wife as important as your car?

She says her husband has a bright, shiny new car. It's a beauty. She's happy for him. She's not saying she wants his new car and wishes it were hers. No, it's not about coveting his incredible new machine. She wants to be that incredible machine. Here's why.

December 31, 2014 | By GARY and JOY LUNDBERG Deseret News National | Hot topics


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