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Bus bringing passengers from Mexico crashes on Texas highway, killing 1, injuring dozens

VICTORIA, Texas - A charter bus veered off a highway early Wednesday and flipped onto its side, killing one passenger and injuring dozens of other people, at least nine critically, authorities said.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


US general expects record poppy crop in Afghanistan, promises to step up anti-drug effort

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. general in charge of NATO's Afghanistan mission said Wednesday he expects another year of ''explosive growth'' in the country's poppy fields, a harvest militants will turn into weapons for use against Afghan and NATO troops.

January 17, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | World


NJ may become first Northern state to apologize for slavery; bill pending in state Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey could become the first Northern state to apologize for slavery under a measure due for a legislative committee hearing this week.

January 17, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


US admissions of Iraqi refugees well short of promised 1,000 a month

WASHINGTON - U.S. admissions of Iraqi refugees are nose-diving amid bureaucratic in-fighting despite the Bush administration's pledge to boost them to roughly 1,000 per month, according to State Department statistics obtained by The Associated Press.

January 17, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am truly amazed at the number of times in which your column appears precisely when it is just exactly what I needed. Today was a classic example when it showed up in my newspaper.

January 17, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/2

DEAR ABBY: I am one of your faithful readers and have personally related to some of the problems that appear in your column. I have been particularly moved by letters in which people share their personal experiences regarding acts of kindness.

January 17, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Woman who tried to assassinate President Ford is released from Calif. prison after 32 years

SAN FRANCISCO - Sara Jane Moore started the new year Tuesday a free woman more than three decades after a bizarre assassination attempt on President Ford that still baffles even her own attorney.

January 16, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


US diplomat, Sudanese driver killed in shooting in Khartoum

KHARTOUM, Sudan - An American diplomat and his driver were shot to death Tuesday in the Sudanese capital, the U.S. Embassy said, a day after a joint African Union-United Nations force took over peacekeeping in Sudan's Darfur region.

January 16, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Today in History - January 1

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 1, the first day of leap year 2008. There are 365 days left in the year.

January 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 1/1

Happy New Year to all of my readers.

January 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/1

The New Year will be very significant for you where your work, career or special interest is concerned. You will have far more opportunities to achieve your aims and elevate your status.

January 16, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/1

DEAR READERS: The new year has arrived, and with it our chance for a new beginning. This is the day we discard destructive old habits for healthy new ones. With that in mind, I am sharing Dear Abby's often-requested list of New Year's resolutions - which were adapted by my mother, Pauline Phillips, from the original credo of Al-Anon.

January 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Study: Whites more likely than minorities to get narcotics from ER doctors

CHICAGO - Emergency room doctors are prescribing strong narcotics more often to patients who complain of pain, but minorities are less likely to get them than whites, a new study finds.

January 16, 2008 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Hero who saved life of stricken man in New York subway reflects on his year in the spotlight

NEW YORK - The train was bearing down, and Wesley Autrey Sr. was trying to lift Cameron Hollopeter off the wet, slippery subway tracks where the young man had fallen after suffering an epileptic seizure.

January 16, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


2 years after fatal W.Va. mine explosion, safety laws still not implemented

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two years after an explosion tore apart the Sago Mine and killed 12 men, prompting Congress to pass legislation strengthening mine safety standards, many of those standards have yet to be implemented.

January 16, 2008 | By TIM HUBER Associated Press Writer | National


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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

Editor:

October 18, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


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

Editor:

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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