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Rain moves east as death toll from days of flooding climbs to 22 in Midwest, southern Plains

CAREY, Ohio - At the end of a long block of flooded homes, Mike Watkins used a generator to try to pump 4 feet of water out of his mother's basement. But he was clearly in a losing battle.

September 06, 2007 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Va. Tech panel: Increase security, establish a team to monitor students posing threats

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech's internal review of the campus massacre recommended Wednesday more monitoring of troubled students, classroom locks and other security measures.

September 06, 2007 | By SUE LINDSEY and DIONNE WALKER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/23

Cicero, who died in 43 B.C., said, "When you wish to instruct, be brief; then men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind."

September 06, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 23

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.

September 06, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hurricane Dean hits mainland Mexico for a second time, batters oil installations

TECOLUTLA, Mexico - Hurricane Dean struck the Mexican mainland Wednesday for a second time after battering oil platforms in the Gulf and forcing thousands to flee.

September 06, 2007 | By RICHARD JACOBSEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Interview: Utah mine boss defends search for miners; 5th bore hole breaks through into mine

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Coal mine boss Bob Murray said Wednesday he is hurt by critics who say he ran an unsafe mine and wasn't doing enough to find six missing miners trapped deep underground. He also said he emotionally ''came apart'' after a second cave-in killed three rescuers.

September 06, 2007 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Helicopter crashes in northern Iraq, killing 14 U.S. soldiers, military says

BAGHDAD - A Black Hawk helicopter went down Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers aboard, the military said, the deadliest crash since January 2005.

September 06, 2007 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush endorses Iraqi prime minister, seeking to show he has not abandoned him

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - President Bush, scrambling to show he has not abandoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, offered a fresh endorsement on Wednesday.

September 06, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/23

DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-something-year-old woman, single for four years, moving on with my life after the dissolution of a 24-year marriage. I am told I'm pretty. I'm in good shape, exercise regularly and take care of myself. Young men often hit on me.

September 06, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to you because I need help. I'm so upset I can hardly write.

September 06, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Cincinnati sneaks past Braves

CINCINNATI - Blame it on the ballpark. Or, maybe the humidity was the problem. Perhaps it was the strike zone.

September 05, 2007 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP/MTV poll: Young people don’t rely on money for happiness — but it helps

WASHINGTON - Today's young people have a complicated relationship with money, dismissing it as a paramount source of happiness yet conceding its power over them.

September 05, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writers | Nation


Damaged space shuttle Endeavour lands safely in Florida after drama-filled mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth safely Tuesday, ending a nearly two-week orbital drama that centered on a deep gouge in the shuttle's belly and an early homecoming prompted by a hurricane.

September 05, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Nation


Hurricane Dean heads toward Gulf of Mexico oil installations after slamming Yucatan

FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO, Mexico - Hurricane Dean swept across the Yucatan peninsula Tuesday, toppling trees, power lines and houses as it bore down on the heart of Mexico's oil industry. Glitzy resorts on the Mayan Riviera were spared, but vulnerable Mayan villages were exposed to the full fury of one of history's most intense storms.

September 05, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: Does physical therapy do any good for spinal stenosis? Is it harmful?

September 05, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Youth leads Falcon defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets out to prove last season was no fluke

Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.

August 20, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.

August 20, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Local


Regents grant Georgia Southern state’s first undergraduate manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Browns will start Hoyer, sit Manziel

BEREA, Ohio - Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.

August 20, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

NEW YORK - The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.

August 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND - Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON - The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region as the administration weighed sending even more American troops to Iraq.

August 20, 2014 | By LARA JAKES AP National Security Writer | Nation


Have You Seen This? Inspirational Little League coach speech

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A Rhode Island Little League coach had a team of disappointed kids when they were eliminated from tournament play, but his speech is one for the very best of books.

August 20, 2014 | | Hot topics


Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

CLAYTON, Mo. - As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.

August 20, 2014 | By JIM SUHR | Nation


Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia - Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their neighborhood as part of the government's desperate efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

August 20, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and WADE WILLIAMS Associated Press | World


Archie Manning appearance at Georgia Southern postponed until spring

Georgia Southern University has rescheduled its Leadership Lecture Series featuring speaker Archie Manning, a National Football League player, 1989 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame member, and chairman of the National Football Foundation, until March.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits after academic misconduct

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.

August 19, 2014 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press | Sports


Chicago beats Pearland, Texas, 6-1 in LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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