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AP IMPACT: Latin America-style kidnappings by smugglers move across the border

PHOENIX - A woman leaving an eyeglass store is grabbed in the parking lot by four men who force her, kicking and screaming, into a pickup truck. The kidnappers demand a $900,000 ransom.

January 26, 2008 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press Writer | National


Utah trooper who jolted stubborn motorist with stun gun back on the job after training

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah trooper who used a stun gun on a motorist who was walking away from him in a confrontation widely viewed on YouTube is back on duty after taking a verbal communications course.

January 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Judge bars deportation of Egyptian who fears he will be tortured for Christian beliefs

PHILADELPHIA - An Egyptian who fears he will be tortured for his Christian beliefs cannot be deported without full court review just to further U.S. diplomatic goals, a federal judge has determined.

January 26, 2008 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | National


Arizona Gov. Napolitano endorses Obama for president

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president on Friday, citing his message of hope in supporting his candidacy over rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards.

January 26, 2008 | By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Dreaming of a white Baghdad: first flurries in memory delight war-weary city

BAGHDAD - The flakes melted quickly. But the smiles, wonder and excited story-swapping went on throughout the day: It snowed in Baghdad.

January 26, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astronomers’ findings portray odd, violent universe: rogue black holes, orphaned baby stars

WASHINGTON (AP) - The deeper astronomers gaze into the cosmos, the more they find it's a bizarre and violent universe.

January 26, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Bush visits Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial; says US should have bombed Auschwitz

JERUSALEM - President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the U.S. should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing, the memorial's chairman said.

January 26, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Former Indonesian dictator Suharto suffers organ failure; family rushes to bedside

JAKARTA, Indonesia - The former Indonesian dictator Suharto suffered organ failure Friday and was placed on a ventilator, losing consciousness as his family rushed to his bedside, some praying and reciting verses from the Quran.

January 26, 2008 | By ZAKKI HAKIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s president tells US it is not welcome to join fight against al-Qaida

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Despite the growing threat from Islamic extremists, President Pervez Musharraf said U.S. troops are not welcome to join the fight against al-Qaida on Pakistani soil.

January 26, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya’s champion runners haven’t been spared trauma of country’s postelection violence

KUINET, Kenya - When world marathon champion Luke Kibet goes running, he likes to focus on finishing first. But on one run during Kenya's postelection upheaval, the 25-year-old star had something else on his mind: staying alive.

January 26, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuela’s Chavez defends Colombia’s leftist rebels after hostage release

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez defended Colombia's leftist rebels on Friday, urging the international community to remove them from lists of terrorist groups a day after securing the release of two women held hostage by the insurgents.

January 26, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police raid slum, leaving 7 dead, including 3-year-old boy

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A police anti-drug raid in one of Rio de Janeiro's largest shantytowns set off fierce gunbattles that left at least seven people dead, including a 3-year-old boy caught in the crossfire, officials said Friday.

January 26, 2008 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stocks fall sharply amid worries over investment bank writedowns, anxiety about earnings

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged again Friday amid renewed fears that the financial sector's troubles with bad credit won't soon end and that some consumers are buckling under signs of a slowing economy. The Dow Jones industrials fell more than 300 points in the last hour of the session before regaining a little ground.

January 26, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Ukraine begins compensation payments for savings lost during Soviet breakup

KIEV, Ukraine - Thousands of Ukrainians streamed to state bank offices Friday to get compensation for savings lost in the 1991 Soviet breakup - a promise of new Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko that some analysts caution could hurt the economy.

January 26, 2008 | By OLGA BONDARUK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Croatian war crimes suspect elected to parliament freed from jail

ZAGREB, Croatia - A Croatian war crimes suspect was freed from jail Friday and his trial was suspended because he had regained immunity from prosecution when the parliament - to which he was re-elected - convened.

January 26, 2008 | By SNJEZANA VUKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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