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Strong quake rattles northern New Zealand, collapsing older buildings; minor injuries reported

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A strong earthquake struck New Zealand on Thursday night, collapsing at least three older buildings in one coastal city on North Island, sparking small fires and forcing authorities to declare a state of emergency there.

January 04, 2008 | By RAY LILLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 12/20

Through simply circulating with the masses in the year ahead, you will learn to garner some rather remarkable benefits that are available to those who go after them. You will be one of them.

January 04, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 12/20

There is an Italian proverb that goes: "Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out." Or should that be: many a pair of Italian shoes is bought?

January 04, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Massacre at Virginia Tech voted top news story of 2007

NEW YORK - The massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a mentally disturbed student gunman was chosen the top story of 2007 by U.S. editors and news directors in The Associated Press' annual vote.

January 04, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Police Report - December 21

(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.)

January 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Queen Elizabeth II reaches milestone as oldest British monarch

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II became Britain's oldest-ever monarch Thursday, reaching a new milestone in a job she has held for more than a half century - one that comes with luxurious accommodation, long hours and little chance of retirement.

January 04, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Holloway suspect referred to her death in Internet chat, Aruba prosecutor says

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - One of three top suspects in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway wrote during an Internet chat session that the teenager was dead, Aruba's chief prosecutor said Thursday.

January 04, 2008 | By MARGARET WEVER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bombing northeast of Iraqi capital kills 14, including 1 US soldier

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a city council meeting in a town northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 14 civilians during a four-day Islamic holiday, a morgue official said. The U.S. military said one soldier was killed and 10 were wounded.

January 04, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Man who was lost in Calif. mountains for 3 days with 3 kids says he overcame fear with faith

PARADISE, Calif. - A man who was lost in the mountains along with his three children for three days during a snowstorm said he was terrified they wouldn't make it out alive, but he remained strong for his children and relied on his faith.

January 04, 2008 | By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Study in Romania finds foster care better for kids’ brains than orphanages

WASHINGTON - Toddlers rescued from orphanages and placed in good foster homes score dramatically higher on IQ tests years later than children who were left behind, concludes a one-of-a-kind project in Romania that has profound implications for child welfare around the globe.

January 04, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Review: Vudu does movie magic, but is hamstrung by Hollywood

NEW YORK - For a few years, technology companies have been racing to find a way to get movies from the Internet to the living-room TV in a way that will get consumers excited.

January 04, 2008 | By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer | National


Inmate claims suspect in 4 killings aboard charter fishing boat admitted his role in deaths

MIAMI - A jail inmate told investigators that a suspect in the killings of four people aboard a charter fishing boat admitted his role in their shooting deaths, but insisted he did not pull the trigger, according to court documents.

January 04, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Inmate who spent 2 decades behind bars in Ohio hospitalized just before hearing to free him

TOLEDO, Ohio - A man who spent 20 years on death row before his sentence was overturned was hospitalized Thursday, just hours before he planned to enter a plea that would have freed him.

January 04, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


California citrus growers sue Florida, saying quarantine of imported fruit discriminatory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For decades, a common fungus found on citrus in California was so insignificant that farmers say they nearly forgot about it.

January 04, 2008 | By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer | National


Florida officials went to extraordinary lengths in custody fight over Cuban girl

MIAMI - Top Florida officials say they treated the politically charged custody fight over a young Cuban girl like any other case, but documents obtained by The Associated Press show they took extraordinary steps to stop the youngster's father from taking her back to the communist island.

January 04, 2008 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | National


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That moment when your kid sees you naked

You're getting out of the shower early in the morning when the door opens. Standing there, staring blankly back at you, is your kid. He or she has just caught a glimpse of your naked adult body. You spring into action, help your kid out of the bathroom and then return to drying off and redressing.

January 03, 2015 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Your personality might help your doctor give you better treatment

Are you an introvert or extrovert? A thinker or a feeler? A cat person or a dog person?

January 03, 2015 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Missing American found dead in Mexican mountains

MEXICO CITY - Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago.

January 03, 2015 | By MARK STEVENSON and AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press | Associated Press


Police: Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash; police ID 4 dead

EDDYVILLE, Ky. - A 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash in Kentucky that killed her parents and two other family members has been released from the hospital, an official said Saturday.

January 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Big Ten striking back with bowl success

The Big Ten is starting the new year with a new sense of pride.

January 02, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer | Sports


SEC getting roughed up

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It was bound to happen.

January 02, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports


Bulloch blasted by Furtah

Bulloch Academy erased a 24-point halftime deficit but it wasn't enough to overcome the multi-national force of Furtah Prep Friday night.

January 02, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Ducks vs. Bucks for title

Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period.

January 02, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Statesboro man faces murder charge in East Dublin killing

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Authorities say a 38-year-old Statesboro man is facing a murder charge in connection with the New Year's Eve shooting death of a man in East Dublin.

January 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image

NEW YORK - Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk.

January 02, 2015 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer | Associated Press


2 officers, suspect shot in W.Va. highway shootout

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two West Virginia police officers were injured in a New Year's Day shootout after a traffic stop involving a stolen SUV and a truck with two dead bodies inside, authorities said.

January 02, 2015 | By JONATHAN MATTISE | Associated Press


Some AirAsia victims found belted in seats

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - After nearly a week of searching for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet on Friday, more than tripling the number of bodies pulled from the Java Sea, some still strapped to their seats.

January 02, 2015 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy to be executed

ATLANTA - A Georgia man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in 1998 is set to be executed later this month, state corrections officials said Friday.

January 02, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Rushing-Hardee

Mr. Jeffrey Rushing and Mrs. Denise Larisey of Statesboro, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlene Rushing of Statesboro, to David Keith Hardee, son of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hardee.

January 02, 2015 | | Weddings


Partial skeleton found in Millen

Yesterday around 7 p.m., a 14-year-old boy who was hunting on the south side of Millen off Edna Lanier Road found a partial skeleton of a man, according to Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

January 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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