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Amid health concerns, FEMA bars workers from stored trailers; 48,000 still occupied

NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is barring employees from entering thousands of stored travel trailers over concerns about hazardous fumes, while more than 48,000 other trailers continue to be used by hurricane victims in Louisiana and Mississippi.

November 23, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Georgia leader seeks to cool unrest, Western criticism by calling early presidential election

TBILISI, Georgia - Under fire from the West, the U.S.-friendly leader of this former Soviet republic moved Thursday to defuse an explosive political crisis by calling an early presidential election and promising to quickly lift a state of emergency.

November 23, 2007 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mother says her son began to stumble and vomit after eating Chinese-made toy, now recalled

A mother said Thursday she knew something was terribly wrong when her 20-month-old son began to stumble and started vomiting. He had just ingested a popular toy that contains a chemical that turns into a powerful ''date rape'' drug when eaten.

November 23, 2007 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship runs aground in Virginia with 66 aboard; passengers rescued safely

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The captain of a small cruise ship with 66 people aboard ran the vessel aground early Thursday to keep it from sinking after it began taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

November 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


30-year fixed mortgage rates fall for third straight week, hit lowest level in five months

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for the third straight week, dropping to the lowest level in five months.

November 23, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Furman offense riding high

Chris Hatcher is getting ready to experience his first Georgia Southern-Furman football game, and the intensity of the rivalry is not lost on him.

November 23, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


BA to play bittersweet Senior Night

The only thing at stake for the Bulloch Academy Gators tonight when they host Memorial Day School is their character.

November 23, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bridge 11/08

M. Grundler said, "It's easy to identify people who can't count to 10. They're in front of you in the supermarket express lane."

November 22, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 11/08

You may not be expecting any easy victories in the year ahead, and this actually could work to your advantage. You'll get further faster, because you'll be willing to work hard without asking for breaks or expecting easy routes.

November 22, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 11/08

DEAR ABBY: "Anonymous in Arizona" (Sept. 7) was wondering how to explain to her future children that their father's brother was born a girl, particularly in childhood photos in which he appears as a girl. While most of your reply was sound - especially how transgendered people are born in the wrong body (which I wish more people could understand) - I disagree with your advice about the photo albums.

November 22, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Government cites its own programs for 12 percent decline in chronic homelessness

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who are chronically homeless dropped by nearly 12 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to government estimates being released Wednesday.

November 22, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


No bond for Nebraska teacher who drove to Mexico with teenage boy

EL CENTRO, Calif. - A judge denied bail Wednesday for a 25-year-old teacher accused of fleeing to Mexico with a 13-year-old student, and the woman agreed to be transferred from California to Nebraska to face the charges.

November 22, 2007 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report: Abstinence-only programs fail to affect teenage sexual behavior

WASHINGTON - Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, according to a study released by a nonpartisan group that seeks to reduce teen pregnancies.

November 22, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Notorious Boston jail is transformed into a luxury hotel; the restaurant is called Clink

BOSTON - The elegant iron-railing balconies were once catwalks where guards stood watch over the inmates to make sure they didn't try to break out. If you look closely, you can still see the outline of the holes from the iron bars on the windows.

November 22, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Smaller stakes, bigger outcry as regulators consider new media rules

WASHINGTON - For the second time in four years, the government is rewriting media ownership rules, a process that probably will allow big companies to get even bigger.

November 22, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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


This is what going to church does to you

By going to a religious service, you're making yourself happier.

December 31, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


After living without God for a year, former pastor Ryan Bell no longer believes

Ryan Bell - the former Seventh-day Adventist pastor who spent 2014 living as an atheist - is ready for his big reveal.

December 31, 2014 | By CHRIS STEDMAN Religion News Service | Hot topics


Exchange enrollment brisk in Georgia

More than 180,000 people in Georgia selected plans through the health insurance exchange in the first month of open enrollment, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

December 31, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Associated Press


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