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Iowa voting first winners, losers in 2008 presidential campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa - Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards fought for first Thursday in Iowa's presidential caucuses, a multimillion-dollar exercise in grass-roots democracy and the initial, critical test in the campaign for the party's 2008 nomination. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee vied for the Republican victory.

January 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | National


Obama, Huckabee win Iowa caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Barack Obama, bidding to become the nation's first black president, captured the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, opening test in the race for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to victory in the Republican caucuses.

January 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | National


5 killed, 68 wounded by car bomb in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb targeting soldiers killed five people and wounded 68 - including 30 troops - on Thursday in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, officials said.

January 18, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | World


Late payments on consumer loans jump to highest point since last recession

WASHINGTON - Late payments on a cluster of consumer loans, including those for autos, home improvement and certain home equity loans, climbed in the summer to their highest point since the country's last recession in 2001.

January 18, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


S.F. Zoo reopens amid questions after fatal tiger attack; makeshift memorial for slain cat

SAN FRANCISCO - Nine days after a tiger mauled three visitors, the San Francisco Zoo reopened Thursday amid heightened scrutiny of its security procedures and a flurry of questions over the events that led to a teenager's death.

January 18, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National


Cold stretches across the East; Sunshine State reports flurries, though citrus growers seem OK

TAMPA, Fla. - A blast of cold air brought flurries to the Sunshine State on Thursday but seemed to have spared citrus crops from the major damage that growers had feared.

January 18, 2008 | By ANTHONY MCCARTNEY Associated Press Writer | National


Oil prices rise above $100 after government reports drop in crude supplies

NEW YORK - Oil futures rose to a new record over $100 a barrel Thursday after the government reported a larger-than-expected decline in crude oil inventories and an unexpected rise in heating oil supplies.

January 18, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Ford picks Tata as top bidder for Jaguar, Land Rover

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. picked India's Tata Motors Ltd. as the top bidder for its Jaguar and Land Rover units, the Detroit automaker said Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Astrograph 1/3

Get involved in as many group involvements as you can in the year ahead, because a great number of unique benefits will come from rubbing shoulders with the right crowd. The more people you know, the more options you'll have.

January 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Factory orders rise by largest amount in 4 months

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories jumped in November by the largest amount in four months. The increase was driven by higher petroleum prices and was not viewed as a sign of any newfound strength in manufacturing.

January 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


IRS updates rules protecting info taxpayers give preparers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax preparers will have to make the fine print a little less fine and obtain customer consent for offshore work under new Internal Revenue Service rules aimed at giving taxpayers greater control over private information.

January 18, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Northcentral Pennsylvania congressman announces retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. John Peterson, a vocal opponent of interstate tolling and leading congressional advocate for rural America, announced his retirement on Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | National


Veteran prosecutor tapped by Justice Department to oversee CIA tapes investigation

WASHINGTON - For the high-profile, politically charged investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, the Justice Department is turning to a low-profile, politically independent prosecutor.

January 18, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Today in History - January 2

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2008. There are 364 days left in the year.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 1/2

On this deal Italian Giorgio Duboin won the prize for the best defense of 2007 from the International Bridge Press Association. Take his East hand in a point-a-board event, where overtricks are very important. (On every board, if your team scores more points than your opponents, you get one point. A tie gains half a point; a loss, zero.)

January 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.

October 21, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Reeling Tech loses Laskey

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.

October 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech


For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

October 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Statesboro Allstate agent helps CASA receive grant

Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Statesboro's Digital Office Equipment expands to Augusta

Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.

October 21, 2014 | By NATALIE CROFTS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World




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