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Chavez awaiting Colombian ’green light’ for hostage handover; Uribe considering next move

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that if Colombia says OK, he will send Venezuelan planes or helicopters across their border to pick up three hostages being released by leftist rebels after six years in captivity.

January 10, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Couple jailed on Christmas after domestic dispute involving knife

An argument on Christmas Day landed a Statesboro couple in jail after the altercation grew from a mere verbal disagreement into a physical struggle involving a knife.

January 10, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Alaska governor bucks party, oil industry; makes time to pose for Vogue

JUNEAU, Alaska - In her first year as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has plunged ahead with the fearlessness of a polar explorer.

January 10, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


AP Enterprise: Neighboring guard units picking up slack during F-15 groundings

FRESNO, Calif. - The grounding of hundreds of F-15s because of dangerous structural defects is straining the nation's air defense network, forcing some states to rely on their neighbors' fighter jets for protection, and Alaska to depend on the Canadian military.

January 10, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National


Retailers roll out longer hours, deeper discounts to lure shoppers after weak holiday season

NEW YORK - Retailers opened earlier than ever on the day after Christmas on Wednesday and slashed prices with hopes of salvaging a holiday season that is falling short of already modest expectations.

January 10, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 12/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 75 and very active despite asthma, arthritis and one kidney.

January 10, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bush signs $555 billion spending bill; raps project spending

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush, still voicing concern about special project spending by Congress, signed a $555 billion bill Wednesday that funds the Iraq war well into 2008 and keeps government agencies running through next September.

January 10, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Japanese PM looks to boost ties through China visit

TOKYO - When Japan's prime minister heads to China for a summit Thursday, he'll face conditions his predecessors haven't enjoyed for years: warming relations, a boost in economic ties and almost no rhetoric over their historical grievances.

January 10, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian President Abbas to demand settlement freeze at summit with Israeli premier

JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will demand Israel commit at a peace summit Thursday to a freeze on all settlement construction, and he has appealed to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for support, an aide said.

January 10, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Today in History - December 26

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2007. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day African-American holiday Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day.

January 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police Report - December 27

(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 10, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 12/26

DEAR ABBY: We have out-of-state friends who have two daughters, ages 10 and 11. More than once I have seen the mother give her girls sips of her wine - even hard liquor - when she is drinking. We do not allow our children to do this. We have discussed drinking in moderation with them, but only when they are of legal age.

January 10, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Hairdressers in Iraq are forced to work in secret salons, fearing extremists’ death threats

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Umm Doha cuts hair and waxes eyebrows in secret from her living room because making women look pretty can get a person killed in her Sunni-dominated Baghdad neighborhood.

January 10, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SF Zoo officials sweep grounds seeking clues to tiger attack that killed 1 visitor

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Zoo was closed to visitors Wednesday as investigators returned to the scene to determine how a tiger escaped from its enclosure and attacked three visitors, killing one of the men and mauling two others.

January 10, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer | National


S&P: US home prices fall by a record in October for 23rd straight month of deceleration

NEW YORK - U.S. home prices fell in October for the 10th consecutive month, posting their largest drop since early 1991, according to a key index released Wednesday.

January 10, 2008 | BY STEPHEN BERNARD AP Business Writer | Associated Press


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Florida State shooter went from liked to troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.

November 20, 2014 | By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro's Averitt Center presents ‘Christmas Around the World’

The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

November 20, 2014 | By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


5 reasons you're drawn to toxic people and don't realize it

There are likely many kind, good-hearted people in your life who wish you well. Sometimes your needs may clash with theirs. Or they might be under stress or simply having a bad day. Or they may just have an honest disagreement with you. That doesn't make them toxic. There are, however, people who are toxic. Those people should be avoided, if possible.

November 20, 2014 | By SUSAN SWANN Deseret News National | Hot topics


8 things to know about budgeting for a big family

Budgeting for a big family means stretching resources and making expenditures do double duty (or more). Here are eight budget categories to help you use it up, wear it out, make it do or go without.

November 20, 2014 | By KATRINA PALMER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON - Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

November 20, 2014 | By MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press


US consumer prices unchanged in October

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.

November 20, 2014 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | Associated Press


Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.

November 20, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press




BA wins battle of the champs

It was champion against champion in the final game on the second day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Wednesday.

November 19, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Earnhardt wants more success in '15 with new chief

Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer - the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions.

November 19, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

What a difference one offseason can make.

November 19, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NFL Weekend Picks: Winless Raiders get Kansas City

The Oakland Raiders have gone a calendar year without a victory.

November 19, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL seeks concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA - The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out.

November 19, 2014 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Sports


Break time in SEC

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games.

November 19, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


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