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Despite warming ties, North Korean propaganda still lambastes Americans

SEOUL, South Korea - President Bush wrote a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The North even thanked the U.S. Navy last month for helping it end a high-seas standoff with Somali pirates.

December 26, 2007 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Authorities: Mexico’s alleged cannibal killer commits suicide in jail

MEXICO CITY - A murder suspect dubbed ''the cannibal'' was found dead in his prison cell of an apparent suicide Tuesday, two months after police found cooked and seasoned bits of his girlfriend's corpse on a fork and plate in his apartment.

December 26, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | World


Hayden faces questions on CIA tapes destruction as ex-agent says waterboarding OK’d at the top

WASHINGTON - The CIA's waterboarding of a top al-Qaida figure was approved at the top levels of the U.S. government, a former CIA agent said Tuesday as Congress grilled agency director Gen. Michael Hayden about the destruction of videotapes of terror suspect interrogations.

December 26, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


Our Views: Bad incident shouldn't affect mission at Joseph's Home for Boys

Sometimes bad things happen in good places. That was the case last week at Joseph's Home for Boys in Bulloch County.

December 26, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Ice storm glazes Midwest, cuts power to nearly a million homes and businesses

DES MOI - A thick glaze of ice brought down power lines and cut electricity to close to a million homes and businesses, closed schools and canceled flights Tuesday as a major storm blasted the nation's midsection.

December 26, 2007 | By JAMES BELTRAN Associated Press Writer | National


US signs agreements to improve safety of Chinese food, drug imports

BEIJING - China and the United States signed agreements Tuesday to increase safeguards over Chinese products and to open up mid-sized Chinese cities to American imports, a move aimed at assuaging critics of Beijing's massive trade surplus.

December 26, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | World


Bomber targets compounds of ex-Iraqi leader Allawi and Sunni lawmaker, 2 guards killed

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint protecting the compounds of Iraq's former prime minister and a Sunni lawmaker Tuesday, killing two guards in a neighborhood bordering the fortified Green Zone.

December 26, 2007 | By LORI HINNANT Associated Press Writer | World


Guatemala approves law allowing pending adoptions, mostly to U.S. couples, to be finalized

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemalan legislators approved a new law Tuesday to tighten adoptions, while allowing pending adoptions - mostly to U.S. couples - to go through without meeting the stricter requirements.

December 26, 2007 | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA Associated Press Writer | World


So-called human life amendment in Colorado revives strategy toward banning abortions

DENVER (AP) - A 20-year-old law student has become a cause celebre in the anti-abortion movement for her efforts to have the state Constitution define fertilized eggs as people - a tactic spreading nationwide in bids to neutralize the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

December 26, 2007 | By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press Writer | National


Bush ally Boehner endorses ’emergency’ spending above Bush budget cap

WASHINGTON - In a break with President Bush, the top Republican in the House endorsed $7.4 billion in new emergency spending, even as he vowed to stick with the White House's demands to hew to the president's budget limits for domestic programs.

December 26, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Fed cuts key interest rate for third time in 3 months

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point Tuesday, but Wall Street took a tumble. Investors were disappointed that the central bank did not act more boldly to keep the country out of a recession.

December 26, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Astrograph 12/12

The astrological aspects indicate that your financial well-being could be meaningfully improved in the year ahead. It will not be through sheer chance but through your preparation and hard work that puts you in the position to receive the benefits.

December 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Southern farmers seek drought relief from Congress with a disaster relief deadline extension

WASHINGTON - Congress plans to extend a disaster relief deadline so farmers hit by drought this year can get cash assistance to offset losses, Democratic lawmakers said.

December 26, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | National


Holiday mail addressed to ‘Any Wounded Soldier’ will be returned or thrown out, Pentagon says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of holiday cards and letters thanking wounded American troops for their sacrifice and wishing them well never reach their destination. They are returned to sender or thrown away unopened.

December 26, 2007 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 12/10

In the year ahead, you will be at your best in activities, endeavors or enterprises where you can use your natural, creative talents. Anytime you are permitted to do so, you will instinctively know how to improve or develop something new.

December 25, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Braves blow lead, streak over

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Mason gets his big chance

ATHENS - Hutson Mason finally has the job he wanted all along.

August 20, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


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


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