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House OKs bill banning CIA waterboarding, harsh interrogations; White House threatens veto

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday approved an intelligence bill that bans the CIA from using waterboarding, mock executions and other harsh interrogation methods.

December 28, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo or take gentler versions, studies suggest

SAN ANTONIO - Thousands of breast cancer patients each year could be spared chemotherapy or get gentler versions of it without harming their odds of beating the disease, new research suggests.

December 28, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


App goes for third straight while UD hopes for upset

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - At Appalachian State, it's called ''The Game For The Ages.'' Fans wanting a way to commemorate the Mountaineers' shocking upset of Michigan can get limited edition artwork, travel mugs, posters and T-shirts.

December 28, 2007 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Argentine president responds angrily to US charges that Venezuelan cash meant for her campaign

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's new president reacted angrily Thursday to U.S. charges that a suitcase full of Venezuelan cash seized by customs was intended to finance her campaign, calling it an example of ''garbage in international politics.''

December 28, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mortgage rates climb, disappointing would-be home buyers

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates, which had been sliding, went up this week, disappointing news to would-be home buyers.

December 28, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Poll: Most Hispanics say they’ve been hurt by immigration debate, fallout

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Hispanics say the immigration debate and Congress' failure to overhaul immigration laws has hurt them, and many fear deportation for themselves, a relative or close friend, a poll showed Thursday.

December 28, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | National


Foster a First-Team All-American

NEW YORK - Ricky Santos capped one of the most prolific college careers a quarterback has ever had with an All-America season.

December 27, 2007 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Georgia Southern


US lawmaker says North Korean nuclear cooperation with Syria probably not occurring now

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials on Wednesday suggested that any past nuclear cooperation between North Korea and Syria would not scuttle nuclear disarmament talks with Pyongyang, provided the Asian country proves no cooperation is happening now.

December 27, 2007 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | National


Oregon crews clear mudslide and wreckage but highway still blocked by water

PORTLAND, Ore. - A highway blocked by a landslide had been cleared of a soupy mixture of gravel, mud and trees Wednesday but it remained closed because water was still rushing across the pavement.

December 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | National


Pirates release Japanese tanker off Somalia, crew appear unharmed

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Pirates freed a Japanese tanker and its 22 crew members apparently unharmed off the Somali coast Wednesday, a U.S. Navy spokesman said. A man who claimed he was one of the pirates said a ransom was paid for the release.

December 27, 2007 | By MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Car bomb kills senior army general in tense Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - A car bomb attack killed one of Lebanon's top generals and his driver on Wednesday, putting even more pressure on the country's delicate political situation.

December 27, 2007 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | National


Government officials say Italy’s truck drivers have agreed to end protest

ROME - Italy's truck drivers agreed Wednesday to call off a protest that has blocked highways for three days, causing shortages of gasoline, medicines and perishable foods across Italy, government officials said.

December 27, 2007 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tens of thousands march in Athens as Greece grinds to halt in general strike

ATHENS, Greece - Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed central Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday as a general strike to protest government plans to reform the country's debt-ridden pension system brought Greece to a standstill.

December 27, 2007 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More than 50 Taliban killed after fleeing Musa Qala; 2 NATO soldiers killed in blast

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - More than 50 Taliban fighters who fled a key southern Afghan town were killed in a two-day battle as the militants tried to attack a nearby government center, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

December 27, 2007 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Canadian serial killer gets maximum sentence; life with no parole for at least 25 years

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (AP) - Convicted serial killer Robert ''Willie'' Pickton won't be eligible for parole for a minimum of 25 years, the maximum penalty allowed by law, a judge ruled Tuesday after hearing gripping testimony from victims' relatives.

December 27, 2007 | By DAN BURRITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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