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Big drop in energy costs sends consumer prices down for the first time in 10 months

WASHINGTON - Consumer prices in August fell for the first time in 10 months, as another big drop in energy costs offset higher food prices.

October 04, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


O.J. Simpson released from jail after posting $125,000 bail in connection with armed robbery

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson was released from jail Wednesday after posting $125,000 bail in connection with the armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors at a Las Vegas hotel.

October 04, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


In wake of toy recalls safety commission seeks more money, power to police faulty products

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the agency responsible for protecting consumers from faulty products on Wednesday pleaded with Congress to increase their budget and authority in the wake of huge recalls of toys contaminated by lead paint.

October 04, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Plenty of flu shots promised; now the push is to get them all used

WASHINGTON - Come one, come all: After years of shortages and confusion, this fall promises plenty of flu vaccine to go around - up to 132 million doses, more than the nation has ever produced.

October 04, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Disease, hunger, fish swimming in the streets — severe floods strike 17 countries in Africa

SOROTI, Uganda - Fish swam alongside the dugout canoes residents were using to flee their flooded homes, riding the water gushing through the streets of this town in eastern Uganda.

October 04, 2007 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - September 19

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.

October 04, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 9/19

A busier-than-usual social calendar could be in the offing. Although it will satisfy your recreational needs and feelings of acceptance, don't let it interfere with your responsibilities to your work or family.

October 04, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you please advise whether a probiotic (such as acidophilus or Florastor) is good to take? My internist said that it would be good to take one tablet a day, which promotes intestinal health. I am now taking one tablet a day, but I do not want to take it if it does not give me any health benefits.

October 04, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/19

DEAR ABBY: I am 18, a freshman in college, and I'm having the hardest time making friends. I have always been a quiet person, but meeting people around here has been like pulling teeth. I have received advice from many people telling me I should be more open to people, and I should talk more and be active in groups and organizations. Although I have followed this advice, no one seems to take an interest in me.

October 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 9/20

What is the most common mistake that declarers make?

October 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Department of Chemistry climbs to No. 13 in national rankings

For the fourth time in five years, the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University boasts one of the most productive degree programs in the United States.

October 04, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Doctors may be missing cases of ’purging disorder’ — normal weight women who don’t binge-eat

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa researcher is studying a little-known eating disorder that some doctors may miss: purging disorder.

October 04, 2007 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Army begins testing soldiers’ brains before sending them to Iraq

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky - Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button quickly to measure response time.

October 04, 2007 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Harvard student, new mom, denied extra time for breastfeeding during medical licensing exam

BOSTON - A judge rejected a Harvard student's request Wednesday for extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she could pump breast milk for her infant daughter.

October 04, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Thousands of bees escape after truck carrying 465 beehives overturns on Montana highway

BILLINGS, Mont. - Thousands of bees got loose when the truck carrying their hives ran off a highway and overturned near a Montana community, the Highway Patrol said.

October 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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US government had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Local


Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

WASHINGTON - A major trait that endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially when he made fun of his own boss.

August 04, 2014 | By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press | Nation


Traffic light slated for Burkhalter and US 80

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

August 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


East Georgia introduces Internet-based patient portal

No more worrying if you remembered everything the doctor said.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Defending champs open up shop

TALLAHASSEE - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he read books written by former NBA coach Phil Jackson in an attempt to discover the secrets of winning multiple championships.

August 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tiger unsure of status for final major of 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Joe LaCava walked nearly never blade of grass on the 18th green at Valhalla Golf Club, jotting notes in his yardage book after stepping off the distances from every edge of the green to every possible pin position. It was just like any other Monday at a major.

August 04, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Just 5 minutes of running a day could add years to your life, study says

Good news for those that find it almost impossible to fit in exercise: a new study found that running just five minutes a day decreased their mortality rate by a whopping 30 percent.

August 04, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

KUNMING, China - Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.

August 04, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press | World


Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attacked

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region.

August 04, 2014 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK and PETER ENAV Associated Press | World


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Local


Carter-Oldham

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.

August 03, 2014 | | Weddings


Tips for autumn gardeners

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.

August 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Consumer Q's: Butterfly sanctuaries

Q: I am concerned about monarch butterflies. I hear their numbers are decreasing. Is there anything I can plant to help them?

August 03, 2014 | | Life


US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

August 03, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Local


McIlroy wins and goes back to No. 1

AKRON, Ohio - Winning the British Open wasn't enough to make Rory McIlroy want to take the rest of the year off to celebrate. Neither was the first World Golf Championship he won Sunday at Firestone.

August 03, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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