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Calif. wildfire losses top $1B; firefighters hope easing wind gives them an advantage

SAN DIEGO - The devastating wildfires in Southern California have caused at least $1 billion in damage in San Diego County alone, officials said Wednesday, as easing wind gave firefighters hope that they could begin to gain ground against the flames.

November 08, 2007 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 10/25

DEAR ABBY: Our 23-year-old son, "Jason," told me yesterday about a letter he had received from his grandmother. In it she complained that she's embarrassed by his having fathered a child out of wedlock and said the situation is "very difficult" for her. She is deeply religious, but known for her affinity for gossip.

November 08, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 10/25

In the year ahead, you are likely to fare better in enterprises or activities where you can function independently from others. You won't be particularly happy if you enter an alliance where your liberty is curtailed.

November 08, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


The right to remain spiffy: Washington State Patrol named nation’s best-dressed state lawmen

OLYMPIA, Wash. - It's a look that lead-foot drivers know all too well: the crisp black bow tie and blue ''Smokey Bear'' hat of a Washington State Patrol trooper.

November 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Dear Abby 10/24

DEAR ABBY: I know I should be telling the world how lucky I am and I should be happy, but I'm miserable. I am a 30-something mother of two, recently divorced.

November 07, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 10/24

In the year ahead, you are likely to be far bolder and enterprising with those affairs that are important to you. This will open up new dominions that will take you to places you wouldn't otherwise have been able to reach.

November 07, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 84-year-old male. Over the past two years, my body has been retaining water, which sometimes settles in my lungs. Just recently, a doctor removed about a pint of fluid from my left lung, which would not drain. I take four water pills every day plus half a pill of Zaroxolyn once a week. Have you any idea why I keep retaining this water?

November 07, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Farmer's and Merchant's Bank Athlete of the Week: Joseph Sparks

Joseph Sparks had never beaten Nathanael Greene Academy in his high school career.

November 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Diabetes fundraising campaign still underway in Bulloch

The 16th Annual American Diabetes Association's (ADA) only fundraising campaign in Bulloch County is still under way with fundraising events taking place through December in the hopes of hitting the audacious $100,000 goal set by the organizing team. The campaign is currently sitting at roughly $66,000.

November 07, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police Report - October 23

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.

November 07, 2007 | | Crime Report


Police Report - October 22

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.

November 07, 2007 | | Crime Report


California wildfires force more residents to flee; 350,000 homes ordered evacuated

SAN DIEGO - Walls of wind-whipped flames consumed hundreds of homes across tinder-dry Southern California on Tuesday, and authorities ordered people in more than 350,000 homes to flee the fires.

November 07, 2007 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 10/24

Poet and actress Maya Angelou wrote, "Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, 'I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.'"

November 07, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


House bill takes steps to prevent suicides among veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress took steps Tuesday to reduce the high rate of suicides among former members of the armed forces, but only after a gun rights senator succeeded in removing a plan to track veterans treated for mental illnesses.

November 07, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Space shuttle Discovery thunders into orbit, begins most complex space station mission yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven thundered into orbit Tuesday, setting off on the most challenging space station construction mission yet that will pave the way for the arrival of two science labs in a few months.

November 07, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Nation


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Counterfeit money incidents rise slightly in Statesboro

An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Watchdog: 1-year delay possible at Ga. nuke plant

ATLANTA - Finishing a nuclear power plant in Georgia may take almost a year longer than expected, a government monitor said Tuesday in testimony that raises the possibility of a delay costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

December 16, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Guido Gardens Nights of Lights to begin Thursday

The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.

December 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over.

December 16, 2014 | By RIAZ KAHN Associated Press | Associated Press


Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

December 16, 2014 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press | Associated Press


12 things you should never give your wife for Christmas

Are you one of those men that wait until Christmas Eve to buy your wife's gift? She probably has had your gift for weeks, and it is already wrapped and placed under the tree, but you just can't figure out what to get her. While I can't tell you the perfect gift to give your wife, I can tell you what NOT to give her. I must mention that while the following list is pretty accurate, everyone is different. You may have a gourmet chef as your wife, so some fancy frying pan is just what she ...

December 16, 2014 | By MEGAN SHAURI Deseret News National | Hot topics


What's in a name? Why Mary is disappearing

They're the most familiar names at this time of year, but Mary and Joseph are disappearing from the cultural landscape as quickly as Santa's sleigh at daybreak.

December 16, 2014 | By JENNIFER GRAHAM | Hot topics


Avoid the red this Christmas: 13 ways to save money during the season

A recent survey by SunTrust Banks found nearly 40 percent of consumers feel pressured to spend more than they can afford this holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | By DEBORAH SUTTON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Nope. Can't. Maybe next time: The art of graciously saying 'no'

The holiday season is a time of giving. We give of ourselves because we want to be "the good guy." We want to be helpful, well-regarded, valued and, of course, our hearts tell us that giving is the right thing to do. Plus, giving feels just plain good.

December 16, 2014 | By LORI NAWYN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

WASHINGTON - Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

December 16, 2014 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press | Associated Press




Harbaugh's future will overshadow final two weeks for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh welcomes a sit-down with 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke to discuss the future - his future - after a season that will end in two weeks without a playoff berth for the first time during his four-year tenure.

December 15, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manziel flops in first start

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith faces uncertain future with Falcons

December 15, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Police once again offended by NFL player

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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