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Georgia execution 1st since botched injection

JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia inmate convicted in 1993 of raping and murdering his 15-year-old neighbor in suburban Atlanta has been executed, marking the first lethal injection since a botched execution in Oklahoma in April.

June 17, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Outdoor Life: Don't forget about catfish

We fishermen often get obsessed with the marquee species. Largemouth bass, striped bass, and hybrids are all worthy opponents and admirable targets for our attentions.

June 17, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Mayor drops F-bomb in declaring big day for LA

LOS ANGELES - Mayor Eric Garcetti used the F-bomb in declaring it a big day for LA, bringing 19,000 hockey fans to their feet, lighting up the Twitterverse in delight and, oh yeah, leaving some folks scratching their heads, wondering just what the heck the normally soft-spoken elected official was thinking.

June 17, 2014 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press | Nation


Benghazi suspect in US custody for 2012 attack

WASHINGTON - A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

June 17, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | World


3 inmates, including 1 in Georgia, set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS - There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection. That soon could change, with three convicted killers scheduled to die in the span of about 24 hours.

June 17, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Local


The hidden costs of retirement

Many of us dream of retiring early, but a hidden medical cost could drain thousands of dollars from your nest egg.

June 17, 2014 | By BILL GEPHARDT Deseret News National | Hot topics


Teenager's prayer poem wins national prize

In a world filled with confusion a voice of young optimism illuminates:

June 17, 2014 | By WHITNEY EVANS Deseret News National | Faith


Recovering a marriage from pornography wreckage: 3 aspects of recovery

Pornography can take a desperate toll on marriage. According to Covenant Eyes' 2014 statistics, 56 percent of divorce cases involve at least one party in the marriage who "obsessively" looks at porn.

June 17, 2014 | By KILEE LUTHI Deseret News National | Hot topics


Finding faith online remains popular, challenging 20 years after Web explosion

The Internet, many will claim, is a repository of some of the lowest elements of society: pornography, hateful propaganda and ranting, intolerant screeds and rampant commercialism.

June 17, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Faith


FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

WASHINGTON - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

June 17, 2014 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | World


Tornadoes flatten tiny Nebraska town; 2 dead

PILGER, Neb. - As two giant tornadoes bore down on this tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, Trey Wisniewski heard the storm sirens, glanced out at the blackening sky and rushed with his wife into their basement.

June 17, 2014 | By JOSH FUNK Associated Press | World


Light-hitting Braves fall to Phillies 6-1 in 13th

ATLANTA - Another late night at Turner Field left the Atlanta Braves with more reasons to bemoan an extra-innings loss.

June 17, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP




Spurs could stick around, even if Duncan doesn't

SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan conducted his postgame interview flanked by his two children. Someday soon he may decide that they, and not Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, will be his full-time running mates.

June 16, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Schumacher leaves French hospital, out of coma

BERLIN - Nearly six months after sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident, seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher left a French hospital on Monday and was transferred to neighboring Switzerland to continue his recovery.

June 16, 2014 | By GEIR MOULSON Associated Press | Sports


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Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | World


Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE Associated Press | World




US declares wood storks no longer endangered

TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


Astros avoid sweep, pound Braves

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.

June 26, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


A rude welcome back to action for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US survives, advances despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Schools chief apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

PHOENIX - Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

June 26, 2014 | By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press | World


Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON - The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil.

June 26, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | World




New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Facing friends and foes

RECIFE, Brazil - When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.

June 25, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi, Neymar lead all scorers

RIO DE JANEIRO - The race for the World Cup golden boot turned into a Barcelona battle Wednesday as Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 win over Nigeria and match Neymar's tournament-leading four goals in three games for Brazil.

June 25, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


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