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U.S. military spokesman blames pet market bombing in Baghdad on Iran-backed Shiite militants

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military on Saturday blamed the deadly bombing of a pet market in Baghdad on Iranian-backed Shiite militants, raising concerns that Shiite extremists activity could escalate and jeopardize waning violence in Iraq.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Police Report - November 16

(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.)

December 11, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Criminal case spotlights African immigrants’ use of monkey meat; woman on trial in NYC

NEW YORK - From her baptism in Liberia to Christmas years later in her adopted New York City, Mamie Manneh never lost the longing to celebrate religious rituals by eating monkey meat.

December 11, 2007 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | Nation


With fanfare, Iraqi government reopens landmark street largely barricaded since US invasion

BAGHDAD - The smell of grilled fish and the sound of children's laughter provided moments of joy for many Iraqis Saturday as the government reopened Abu Nawas Street, a famous riverside promenade that has been largely barricaded from the public since the U.S.-led invasion.

December 11, 2007 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/17

Friends and acquaintances who have been helpful to you in the past are likely to continue to be the very ones who offer the greatest support to your efforts in the year ahead. Do all that you can to protect and nurture these relationships.

December 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Museum exhibit reunites veterans of war and baseball

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lou Brissie and Morrie Martin shared much more than a uniform when their baseball careers briefly intersected in 1951 as teammates with the Philadelphia Athletics.

December 11, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Popularity of Web auctions helps fuel growth in live auction industry

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) - His chanting is rhythmic and rapid, a staccato string of numbers that quickly grows hypnotic as auctioneer Kevin Teets scans the audience, eyes darting between buyers on opposite sides of the room.

December 11, 2007 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Abuse risk seen higher as more kids live without two biological parents

NEW YORK - Six-year-old Oscar Jimenez Jr. was beaten to death in California, then buried under fertilizer and cement. Two-year-old Devon Shackleford was drowned in an Arizona swimming pool. Jayden Cangro, also 2, died after being thrown across a room in Utah.

December 11, 2007 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Nation


Lady Gators win tournament title

A tough backcourt trap and an intense pressure defense enabled the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to hold Thomas Jefferson Academy scoreless in the first half and roll to a 50-18 victory to win the championship game of the second annual Lady Gator Invitational basketball tournament Monday.

December 11, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Saudi Islamic school defends self against ’Terror High’ label

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Its most virulent critics have dubbed it ''Terror High'' and 12 U.S. senators and a federal commission want to shut it down.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Henry Clay, Horticulturist

Ground covers can have a tremendous impact on the landscape both functionally and aesthetically.

December 11, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Police Report - November 21

(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.)

December 11, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Nation


Panda super couple at San Diego Zoo is super fertile; newest cub to be named Monday

SAN DIEGO - Giving each other space may not work in every relationship, but it's what keeps the magic alive for the very fertile giant panda pair at the San Diego Zoo.

December 11, 2007 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Local Roundup: SHS Lady Devils improve to 3-0

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils improved to 3-0 with a 50-35 win over McIntosh County Academy Tuesday on Day Two of the Ladies Night Out Tournament at SHS.

December 11, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Police Report - November 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.

December 11, 2007 | | Crime Report


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Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.

October 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.

October 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:

October 19, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press | World




Simpson, Bowles: Barrow is 'brave'

Our nation needs to get its fiscal house in order, and to do so citizens must fully demand leaders who are willing to put partisan differences aside and come together to present the American people with honest solutions and consensus proposals that put the national interest ahead of special interests. That is why we were so disheartened to learn that John Barrow is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the plan recommended in 2010 by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which we co-chaired (Simpson-Bowles Commission).

October 18, 2014 | By ERSKINE BOWLES and ALAN SIMPSON | Columnists/Editorials


Make reckless drivers pay

Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities caused by brain and spinal cord injury. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved more people survive traumatic injury, but many then face a lifetime of physical, behavioral and cognitive impairments requiring ongoing support services. On any given day in communities all across Georgia, survivors of brain and spinal cord injury and their caregivers gather together in support groups to share the struggles they face living with these lifelong impairments. Astoundingly, there are over 75,800 newly injured Georgians each year, and close to 50 percent of those injuries ...

October 18, 2014 | By PAIGE HAVENS | Columnists/Editorials


Tech can't keep up with Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - T.J. Logan scored on a 2-yard run with 11 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Georgia Tech 48-43 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.

October 18, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


SEC could benefit from latest upsets

The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.

October 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


The only thing we have to fear really is fear itself

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October 18, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Reader: Vote, or we'll have more of the same

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October 18, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Vickers takes pole after strange day of qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.

October 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Dogs get past Hogs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Nick Chubb's provided an encore performance more than worthy of his well-known predecessor.

October 18, 2014 | By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer | UGA


For the love of reading

I love reading college textbooks. Well, that is an exaggeration, as math has few stories about killin' and drinkin' and pillagin', which are very good subjects for an active mind like mine. Anyway, I always ask my teaching friends if they happen to have some old used books that could be tossed my way. The fact is that most old textbooks are quite accurate. However, they do lack colorful pictures to break up the monotony of long and sometimes boring paragraphs. I have always wondered why many of my students ask if they could take my picture to have for ...

October 18, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


'Miracle' baby saved Statesboro mom's life

When Jenny Purvis went to her doctor for a routine prenatal visit at 27 weeks pregnant, she had no idea of the journey that would soon follow.

October 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Ebola: What went wrong?

Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa.

October 18, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | World


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