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NYC buildings commissioner quits after mayor’s criticism

NEW YORK - The city's buildings commissioner resigned Tuesday, a day after the mayor said he was unhappy with the agency and the rising number of fatal construction accidents this year.

May 07, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer | National


DNA testing moves to west Texas polygamous ranch

ELDORADO, Texas - State authorities began a second day of court-ordered DNA testing Tuesday on members of a polygamist sect, an effort they hope will begin to untangle the group's complicated family relationships.

May 07, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 4/23

You're likely to handle yourself quite admirably in the year ahead in situations where you play a leadership role. However, when it comes to arrangements that require you to be a follower, it could be a different story.

May 07, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have lower-back pain and would like your opinion about what I should do. I had an epidural injection in April 2006 but still have pain. I also saw a chiropractor but couldn't afford to keep going. I have enclosed the results of an MRI of my lower back I had done in September 2006. I am a 57-year-old female.

May 07, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bush: Now is not the time to renegotiate or cancel NAFTA

NEW ORLEANS - President Bush, replying to criticism from Democratic presidential candidates, said Tuesday that ''now is not the time to renegotiate ... or walk away from'' the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also denied the U.S. was in a recession, calling it a slowdown instead.

May 07, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Auditors: FDA has long way to go on foreign inspections

WASHINGTON - House members chastised the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for not stepping up inspections of foreign drug manufacturers in the wake of a litany of problems with the blood thinner heparin and other products.

May 07, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Writers stump for Web freedom

WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said Tuesday there's no need for new regulation of the Internet, saying his agency has all the authority it needs to prevent discrimination by Internet service providers.

May 07, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Aviation heads to act on climate change, but set no targets

GENEVA - Aviation chiefs pledged Tuesday to address the industry's impact on climate change but shied away from setting concrete targets to reduce global-warming gases.

May 07, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday April 22, 2008

May 07, 2008 | | Local


China: Ship carrying weapons to Zimbabwe may head home

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A shipment of weapons to Zimbabwe may be returned to China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after the troubled southern African nation's neighbors prevented the cargo from being unloaded.

May 07, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW | Associated Press


Gas prices rise further above $3.50, while oil nears $120

NEW YORK - Gas and oil prices moved further into record high territory Tuesday, with retail gas reaching a national average of $3.51 for the first time and crude nearing $120 as the dollar fell to a new low against the euro.

May 07, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Supreme Court reviews ’millionaire’s amendment’

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative justices appeared divided Tuesday over a campaign finance law allowing candidates to receives larger contributions when their wealthy opponents spend heavily from their personal fortunes.

May 07, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Panel finds smog-mortality link

WASHINGTON - Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution, a National Academy of Sciences report concluded Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government to release proposed fuel economy rules

WASHINGTON - The nation's fleet of new cars and trucks will be required to achieve 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015, The Associated Press has learned.

May 07, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Existing home sales decline

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell in March as a severe slump in housing showed no signs of abating. The median price of a home fell compared with the price a year ago.

May 07, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


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Cleveland, Atlanta plenty of lowlights

ATLANTA - On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat.

May 25, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with climate change

WASHINGTON - Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.

May 25, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Scientists peek into healthy brains to look for clues about Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON - Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

May 25, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sheriff's Foundation gets an unexpected gift

Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.

May 25, 2015 | | Local


'It's a debt we can never fully repay'

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay" them for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.

May 25, 2015 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro council to discuss alcohol ordinance at work session Wednesday

Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

May 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Business briefs

Brannen Morton joins Herald staff as digital specialist

May 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Business


Hospital names employee of the year

Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

May 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Port set for record year

SAVANNAH - The top executive over Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick said he expects another record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a labor dispute on the West Coast.

May 25, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Business


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Adopted children need no special treatment

Q: We have two children, ages 9 and 5, and are considering adopting a third, perhaps an older child, even a teenager. Do you have any advice for us?

May 24, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

NEW YORK - Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed prematurely years earlier offered her a chair.

May 24, 2015 | LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Life


Chelsea Clinton to publish 'It's Your World'

Delete NEW YORK - Another Clinton is becoming an author.

May 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Life


Consumer Q's: 'Petite Pink' roses are cute, easy to grow

Question: I saw a man selling something called "Texas holey rock" at the fish and aquarium auction at the Atlanta Farmers Market. What is it and what is it used for?

May 24, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


De Niro tells NY arts graduates 'You have to keep working'

NEW YORK - Robert De Niro urged new graduates at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts on Friday to keep fighting to create careers in the arts even though it probably would have been easier if they had picked something more practical.

May 24, 2015 | MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer | Life


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