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Military: Bomb blamed on rebels kills Sri Lanka government minister, wounds 10

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A roadside bombing blamed on the Tamil Tigers killed a Sri Lankan government minister Tuesday in an attack likely to intensify the civil war already raging across this Indian Ocean island nation.

January 23, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Study: Healthy habits can mean 14 extra years of life

LONDON - To get an extra 14 years of life, don't smoke, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and drink alcohol in moderation.

January 23, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Sudanese troops fires on UN convoy in Darfur in apparent case of mistaken identity

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudanese troops shot at a United Nations convoy in Darfur, apparently mistaking it for a group of rebels in the first attack against the peacekeeping mission since it began this month, U.N. officials said Tuesday.

January 23, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Questions arise over federal aid for Nevada town flooded by canal break

FERNLEY, Nev. - Building inspectors planned to go door to door Tuesday to assess damage from the flood caused by a break in a century-old irrigation canal, as homeowners face uncertainty over who will help them pay for repairs.

January 23, 2008 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


Kenyan opposition leader rejects meeting with president, who names Cabinet he dominates

ELDORET, Kenya - Kenya's opposition leader rejected a presidential invitation for talks, calling the offer ''public relations gimmickry'' that would undermine international attempts to end an election standoff that has killed more than 500 people.

January 23, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Low-power TV stations worried about transition to digital broadcasting

WASHINGTON - Owners of thousands of small television stations that reach rural populations or specialize in community affairs and minority programming are worried the digital transition is going to leave their audiences watching a blank screen.

January 23, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National


Miami police detective found fatally shot in unmarked patrol car

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A Miami city police officer was found shot to death in his unmarked patrol car early Tuesday, authorities said.

January 23, 2008 | By LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL Associated Press Writer | National


Bacteria-contaminated milk from Massachusetts dairy is blamed for 3 deaths, miscarriage

BOSTON - At Whittier Farms dairy, the fifth-generation owners brag of the quality of their cows and still deliver milk to your door, in glass bottles. Customers like the products because they are a hormone-free taste of old New England.

January 23, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Man rescued after clinging to capsized boat for 14 hours off Florida’s Gulf Coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Robert Clark was aching and had jellyfish stings by the time he was rescued from the chilly water off Florida's Gulf Coast, where he had clung to his capsized boat for about 14 hours, he recalled Tuesday.

January 23, 2008 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 1/8

After 41 of the 48 boards in the World Transnational Open Teams final, Michel and Thomas Bessis (father and son) and Franck Multon from France, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes from Italy, and Pierre Zimmermann from Switzerland led Victoria Gromova, Tatiana Ponomareva, Alexander Dubinin and Andrei Gromov from Russia, and Cezary Balicki and Adam Zmudzinski from Poland by 19 international match points. This was board 42.

January 23, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/8

A number of impressive changes in your game plan will be figured out in the year ahead. These will enable you to break through the barrier. What you have learned from past experience will allow you to select better targets.

January 23, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/8

DEAR ABBY: I completely agree with your reply to "Sorry No Vacancy" (Nov. 2), advising the writer to stand her ground regarding the vacation house. It appears she was raised in a household with brothers who were used to bossing their sister around, and a mother who allowed the boys to do it.

January 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/8

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 67-year-old female. My husband is 68. For all our married life, we have gone to a small-town doctor for our checkups. If he sees anything he isn't familiar with, he sends us to a specialist. My friends now say we need to find a primary care physician who specializes in internal medicine, since such a doctor would be able to spot trouble faster. We did make an appointment with an internal medicine specialist, but now when we need to see him for trivial things, we can't get in a lot of the ...

January 23, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bhutto’s teenage son meets the media before resuming studies at Oxford

LONDON - Sweating slightly, the son of slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto slipped into the basement of a swanky London hotel, took his place behind a bank of microphones and looked up. Cameras flashed. He barely blinked.

January 23, 2008 | By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Freed from Ohio’s death row after 20 years, British citizen to head home to Scotland

OTTAWA, Ohio - No longer behind bars, a British citizen who spent 20 years on Ohio's death row was set to complete his long journey home Tuesday.

January 23, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


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Ga. man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy to be executed

ATLANTA - A Georgia man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in 1998 is set to be executed later this month, state corrections officials said Friday.

January 02, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Rushing-Hardee

Mr. Jeffrey Rushing and Mrs. Denise Larisey of Statesboro, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlene Rushing of Statesboro, to David Keith Hardee, son of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hardee.

January 02, 2015 | | Weddings


Partial skeleton found in Millen

Yesterday around 7 p.m., a 14-year-old boy who was hunting on the south side of Millen off Edna Lanier Road found a partial skeleton of a man, according to Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

January 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


5 tricks I've learned about keeping my school kids cold and flu free

I'll never forget the first year my husband worked in an elementary school, no matter how hard I try. All of us, my husband, myself, and our baby, spent the entire fall and winter sick. It was miserable. In the years since, my husband developed that super-strength teacher immunity, and I now send my own children to school. We've picked up a few tricks along the way for keeping our kids germ free throughout cold and flu season. Here are a few of our favorites for you to try.

January 02, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Augusta goat program to control vegetation deemed a success

AUGUSTA (AP) - Thirteen goats that were deployed to eat overgrown grass, weeds and bushes in a subdivision detention pond in August have taken to their job with gusto.

January 02, 2015 | By SEAN GRUBER The Augusta Chronicle | Associated Press


Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states

SEATTLE - A year into the nation's experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medical marijuana or even outright black market sales.

January 02, 2015 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Sweet as Sugar: Buckeyes upset Alabama 42-35

NEW ORLEANS - Urban Meyer had barely sat down after the Sugar Bowl when someone told him the score from the other semifinal game.

January 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports




Oregon routes FSU

PASADENA, Calif. - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.

January 01, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Badgers down Auburn

Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.

January 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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