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Forget Tupperware, get ready for the Taser Party.

GILBERT, Ariz. - Before she lets them shoot her little pink stun gun, Dana Shafman ushers her new friends to the living room sofa for a serious chat about the fears she believes they all share.

January 19, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | National


A startup revives effort to blanket San Francisco with free Wi-Fi

SAN FRANCISCO - A Silicon Valley startup is promising to blanket San Francisco with free wireless Internet service, reviving a crusade that crumbled last year after two much larger companies, EarthLink Inc. and Google Inc., scrapped their plans to build a high-speed network for Web surfing.

January 19, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Plane crashes off Venezuela with 14 aboard, including 8 Italians, 1 American

CARACAS, Venezuela - A plane carrying 14 people crashed into the sea Friday on its way to Venezuela's Los Roques islands, officials said. Eight Italians and one American were believed on board, but there was no immediate report on casualties.

January 19, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Garbage piles up in the streets of Naples, provoking protests

NAPLES, Italy - Stinking mounds of garbage piled up on the streets of Naples on Friday and officials around the country blamed organized crime and bureaucratic red tape for the city's refuse crisis.

January 19, 2008 | By SALVATORE LAPORTA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya opposition seeks new vote after deadly election violence; police scatter protesters

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition called for a new presidential election to settle a dispute that has sparked deadly riots from the capital to the coast, but a government spokesman said Friday a new vote could come on only on orders from the highest court.

January 19, 2008 | By TOM ODULA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Two cleaning women stuck in broken elevator of suburban Chicago building for two days

NILES, Ill. - Two cleaning women, trapped inside a broken elevator for two days, survived on two cough drops and six aspirin until they were rescued.

January 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police Report - January 4

(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.)

January 19, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police Report - January 3

(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.)

January 19, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 1/4

Many of your involvements in the year ahead will lead you to a number of substantial opportunities. You won't be able to take advantage of all them. Concentrate only on those enterprises that can be expanded upon.

January 19, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Arctic storm bears down on Calif., could trigger slides, flooding; Freeze in the East subsides

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A fierce arctic storm lashed California on Friday, toppling trees, soaking a coastal landscape already charred by wildfires and threatening to paralyze the mountains with deep snow.

January 19, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


Search continues for missing hiker in N. Georgia woods

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Rescue workers and canine teams worked through the night and continued searching Friday morning for a missing 24-year-old hiker near Blood Mountain and for a man they described as a ''person of interest'' in her disappearance.

January 19, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Olmert acknowledges Israel is not living up to road map

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in an unprecedented public acknowledgment Friday, called continued Israeli construction in West Bank settlements a breach of Israel's obligations under a recently revived peace plan.

January 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New study finds natural causes as well as global warming for recent dramatic Arctic warming

WASHINGTON - There's more to the recent dramatic and alarming thawing of the Arctic region than can be explained by man-made global warming alone, a new study found. Nature is pushing the Arctic to the edge, too.

January 18, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Israel attacks targets throughout Gaza, 9 Palestinians killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded targets across the Gaza Strip on Thursday, stepping up pressure on Palestinian militants after a long-range rocket was fired into Israel. At least nine people were killed.

January 18, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police disperse protesters in Kenya; president says he’s willing to talk once calm restored

NAIROBI, Kenya - Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons Thursday to beat back crowds heading for a banned rally to protest Kenya's disputed election, and the president said he is willing to talk to the opposition once calm has been restored.

January 18, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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4 local schools receive state AP honors

Four local schools were among the 609 listed recently as Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Cold, slushy weather crawled across much of the U.S. on Monday, coating parts of several Southern states in snow, leaving highways dangerously icy in numerous states from New Mexico to Oklahoma to New England, and sending temperatures plunging to 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. set to execute only female death row inmate this week

ATLANTA - The daughter of the lone woman on Georgia's death row is asking the state parole board to grant her mother life in prison instead of the death penalty for plotting to have her father killed - even though she says her dad's death was "the most painful experience of my life."

February 23, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.

February 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Rural health panel backs changes at struggling Georgia hospitals

ATLANTA - A panel studying Georgia's rural health issues on Monday recommended a pilot program pairing four hospitals with other providers in their area, creating a "hub and spoke" model aimed at cutting down on expensive emergency room visits to struggling hospitals.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS - The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.

February 23, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing.

February 23, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


FIFA closes on dates for Qatar World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

February 23, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball looks to speed things up

PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 23, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Statesboro ENT a key part of downtown revival

One of the greatest challenges in any community is rehabbing and reusing existing buildings. There is a common thought process that it is easier to tear down a building and start over.

February 23, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Columnists/Editorials


New playoff format could add excitement to league

MIAMI - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

February 23, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators host 1st round of state

The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be able to stay home for the first round, and possibly second, of the GISA Class AAA basketball tournaments this week.

February 23, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


In the Pits: Daytona gets the race it needed

It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

February 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Rodriguez gets early start at Yankees' camp

TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.

February 23, 2015 | By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press | Sports


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