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Police: Teen killed in S.F. zoo tiger attack was helping friend when animal turned on him

SAN FRANCISCO - The last minutes of a 17-year-old boy's life were spent trying to save his friend from the tiger that was mauling him at the San Francisco Zoo, only to have the animal turn on him, police and family members said.

January 12, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON and MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writers | National


New-home sales plunge to lowest level in more than 12 years, heighten recesssion fears

WASHINGTON (AP) - The housing market plunged deeper into despair last month, with sales of new homes plummeting to their lowest level in more than 12 years.

January 12, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Car bomb in Baghdad market kills 14, ending holiday lull in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD - A car bomb detonated in a busy Baghdad market on Friday, police and hospital officials said, killing at least 14 people and ending what had been a relatively quiet holiday period in the Iraqi capital.

January 12, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | World


White House says Bush will veto defense policy bill

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush plans to veto a sweeping defense policy bill on grounds that language exposing the Iraqi government to damage suits stemming from the Saddam Hussein era would derail Baghdad's efforts to rebuild the country.

January 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Miss France 2008 keeps title despite racy photos but is barred from international pageants

PARIS - Miss France 2008 will keep her crown, despite racy photos that appeared recently in a gossip magazine, but will not compete in the Miss World or Miss Universe pageants.

January 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


Eagles rally to 78-69 win in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Georgia Southern men's basketball team shot 55 percent from the floor in the second half and led by as many as 18 points in the final minutes to cruise to a 78-69 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Friday night at the American Bank Center.

January 12, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Forget Florida and Arizona: More baby boomers are heading to the Rocky Mountain West

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - John Kerr wasn't dreaming of palm trees and balmy winters when he retired from WGBH, the Boston public TV station known for producing such hits as ''Antiques Roadshow.'' His thoughts had gone West.

January 12, 2008 | By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press Writer | National


Long Island, N.Y., man convicted of killing parents 17 years ago is freed on bail

NEW YORK - Martin Tankleff walked out of court a free man for the first time in the 17 years since he was convicted of murdering his parents. But his next step was less clear.

January 12, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


God and riches: Senate probe shines light on televangelists’ ‘prosperity gospel’

The message flickered into Cindy Fleenor's living room each night: Be faithful in how you live and how you give, the television preachers said, and God will shower you with material riches.

January 12, 2008 | By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer | National


Bring One for the Chipper helps recycle Christmas trees

Keep Bulloch Beautiful and Anderson's General Store want to "chip" in and help you get your house back in order after the holidays.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Washington woman, boyfriend charged with killing 6 members of her family on Christmas Eve

SEATTLE - A woman and her boyfriend were charged Friday with aggravated first-degree murder in the methodical Christmas Eve shootings of her parents, her brother, his wife and their two young children.

January 12, 2008 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer | National


France consigns smoky cafes to history under broadening smoking ban

PARIS - From next week, one of France's most iconic institutions - the smoky cafe - will be but a hazy memory.

January 12, 2008 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | World


Shopowners flee mixed Baghdad neighborhoods, cementing sectarian divide

BAGHDAD - Shiite taxi driver Aly Kaabi used to fear for his life each time his Mercedes needed a spare part. The place to seek replacements was a Sunni-dominated Baghdad neighborhood ruled at the time by militants from al-Qaida in Iraq.

January 12, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | World


2 off-duty Israeli soldiers shot dead by Palestinians, killed 1 assailant before they died

JERUSALEM - Two off-duty Israeli soldiers hiking in the West Bank were killed Friday by Palestinian gunmen but before they died, they managed to fire at their assailants and kill one of them, according to the military and a woman who was with the hikers but escaped unharmed.

January 12, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Today in History - December 27

Today is Thursday, Dec. 27, the 361st day of 2007. There are four days left in the year.

January 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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Bulloch Academy makes most of Gatewood errors

Bulloch Academy capitalized on three Gatewood fumbles and dominated the line of scrimmage to take a 33-7 victory over the visitors from Eatonton Friday night at Gator Alley.

September 13, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Ga. Prep Football Scores: 9/13/14

Adairsville 35, Ringgold 0

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


Chirinos helps Rangers past Braves 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, sending the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves




Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.

September 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. - With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders.

September 12, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


SEB to host full day of softball

BROOKLET - Most softball tournaments are scheduled for the preseason or for the region and state competitions, but down in Brooklet, an annual midseason tradition is about to renew itself.

September 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

September 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dr. Al Mooney releases new recovery book at symposium

Dr. Al Mooney, the director of addiction medicine and recovery at Willingway, is officially releasing the second edition of "The Recovery Book" at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern to participate in new statewide campus safety committee

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Thursday a new Campus Safety and Security Committee that will review and develop recommendations on matters related to public safety at the system's 31 public colleges and universities.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bryan Co. wins defensive battle against SEB

PEMBROKE - In a battle of two teams searching for their first win of the season, it was Bryan County that came up with all of the big plays.

September 11, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa - During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

September 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Portal hopes to blue out ECI

PORTAL - In football, no team can afford to be content.

September 11, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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