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AP Exclusive: US gave Bhutto ’steady stream’ of threat info, security advice before killing

WASHINGTON - The United States provided a steady stream of intelligence to Benazir Bhutto about threats against her before the former Pakistani prime minister was assassinated and advised her aides on how to boost security, although key suggestions appear to have gone unheeded, U.S. officials said Monday.

January 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Revelers gather for New Year's blowouts from Times Square to the Vegas Strip

NEW YORK - Not even a fractured foot could keep Ryan Visto from joining more than a million revelers in Times Square to watch the symbolic sphere make its 100th descent into the new year.

January 16, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Four Atlanta sisters co-author, publish cookbook

NEW YORK - Getting a book published isn't the rarefied literary feat it once was.

January 16, 2008 | By CANDICE CHOI Associated Press Writer | National


Pursuit suspect survives 200-foot jump off Southern California bridge; plunge kills police dog

CORONADO, Calif. - A man being chased by authorities grabbed a police dog and leaped off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, taking the animal with him into the frigid ocean water 200 feet below.

January 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Shot possibly fired in celebration of new year kills woman, girl at party in Denver

DENVER - A single bullet that may have been fired in celebration of the new year ripped through the wall of a house shortly after midnight Tuesday, killing an 11-year-old girl and a woman attending a party inside, investigators said.

January 16, 2008 | By GEORGE MERRITT Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/1

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please indicate what a good physical exam should consist of and what tests and procedures should be ordered.

January 16, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Sidewalk campers spend night waiting for Rose Parade spectacle

PASADENA, Calif. - Spectators swarmed to the Rose Parade route Tuesday morning, joining thousands of people who had spent New Year's Eve partying along the streets or just camped curbside to stake out their viewing spots.

January 16, 2008 | By SOLVEJ SCHOU Associated Press Writer | National


Flames chase firefighters away from 7-alarm fire at Boston condominium

BOSTON - A fire swept through a five-story condominium complex on New Year's Eve, killing one man and forcing fire crews to leave the building before they could determine whether other people were trapped inside.

January 16, 2008 | By MATT PITTA Associated Press Writer | National


Suicide bomber attacks funeral in Baghdad, killing 28, officials say

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide attacker detonated an explosives-rigged vest at a Shiite funeral in Baghdad, killing 28 people gathered to mourn the death of an Iraqi army officer killed in a car bombing, police and ambulance officials said.

January 16, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | World


Fast-moving New Year’s storm dumps more than foot of snow on parts of Michigan

DETROIT - A fast-moving New Year's Day storm dumped more than a foot of snow on southeastern Michigan, a record blast that made driving hazardous and threatened to do the same in New England.

January 16, 2008 | By JIM IRWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Iraqi security forces on alert on first anniversary of Saddam's execution

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of people, including many children, chanted slogans praising Saddam Hussein on Sunday as they tossed flowers onto his tomb one year after he was executed.

January 15, 2008 | By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer | World


Benazir Bhutto's 19-year old son and husband chosen to lead her party into elections

NAUDERO, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son was chosen Sunday to succeed her as chairman of her opposition party, extending Pakistan's most famous political dynasty but leaving the real power to her husband, who will serve as co-chairman.

January 15, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Missouri ethanol mandate takes effect in new year, but many stations already offer it

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Pushing the button for regular 87-grade octane, Steve Smith said he thought he was filling his SUV with ethanol-free gasoline.

January 15, 2008 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press Writer | National


New video and medical report feed controversy over circumstances of Benazir Bhutto's death

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A newly released video of Benazir Bhutto's assassination and an inconclusive medical report raised new doubts Monday about the official explanation of her death and were likely to intensify calls for an independent, international investigation.

January 15, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Kenya's president declared winner of vote marred by allegations of rigging, deadly violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki won a second term Sunday amid allegations that the government stole the vote, sparking deadly riots that lit up the night sky as enraged youths torched homes and shouted "Kibaki must go!"

January 15, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | World


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Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

WASHINGTON - Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

September 29, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


September 30 - Donald Lynn “Donnie” Harley Sr., 60, of Sylvania, died September 28, 2014.

Donald Lynn "Donnie" Harley Sr.

September 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




'Gone With the Wind,' 75 years later

The Associated Press

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Miles-Stewart

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Taylor ReAnn Miles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Dale Miles of Hazlehurst, and William Bradford Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Moore Stewart Jr. of Statesboro.

September 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Helicopter parenting helps no one

A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting."

September 28, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press | Sports


Rich-Zeigler

Mr. and Mrs. Robin Rich of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Rich, to Jacob Todd Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zeigler of Statesboro.

September 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia agriculture leads nation in produce

(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

September 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Flu shots: What you should know

WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


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