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Flap over fake tiger pix shows divide in China

SHANGHAI, China - It all started with a farmer and his claim of sighting a rare tiger, backed up by supposed photos of the animal in the local woods, curled up and staring at the camera.

July 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed, SEC team up to prevent financial risks

WASHINGTON - Financial regulators on Monday announced an information-sharing agreement aimed at better detecting potential risks to the U.S. financial system.

July 22, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Iraq wants short-term US agreement on troops

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country is now proposing an interim deal with the United States on the presence of American troops instead of a more formal agreement - and wants to include a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

July 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Associated Press


Kidman gives birth Monday to girl named Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nicole Kidman gave birth Monday to a baby girl named Sunday.

July 22, 2008 | By JOHN GEROME Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I need your help. Awhile ago, my husband had surgery to correct an eyelid problem. His eyelids and eyelashes were growing backward into his eyes, causing an excessive buildup of "matter." Following surgery, he was fine, but now he has "cobwebs" in his vision. This usually occurs when he's looking at people or walls. Sometimes he can blink and the lines disappear; other times, it does not help at all.

July 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


A father’s grief inspires maker of military robots

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. - The knock on Brian Hart's door came at 6 a.m. An Army colonel, a priest and a police officer had come to tell Hart and his wife that their 20-year-old son had been killed when his military vehicle was ambushed in Iraq.

July 21, 2008 | By MARK JEWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Accident at Iowa town’s fireworks display hurts 37

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Fourth of July fireworks shell misfired in a northern Iowa town, sending a fireball skidding down a street into a crowd of spectators and injuring 37 people, officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press Writer | National


New York beach evacuated after fireworks wash up

NEW YORK - A popular beach on Long Island was evacuated at the height of a holiday weekend after stray, unexploded fireworks washed ashore the day after a July Fourth show, state parks officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Nadal dethrones Federer at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year reign at Wimbledon on Sunday, winning a riveting, five-set marathon to claim his first title at the All England Club and signal a changing of the guard in men's tennis.

July 21, 2008 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


After DC gun ban overturned, city seeks new rules

WASHINGTON - Dale Metta, who manages a gun shop just outside the District of Columbia limits in Maryland, has had to turn away dozens of city residents wanting to buy handguns in recent days. Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down Washington's 32-year-old ban on possessing handguns.

July 21, 2008 | By BRIAN WESTLEY Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA reports more cases of salmonella illnesses

WASHINGTON - The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce.

July 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Liver donor’s family, recipient unite online

PITTSBURGH - They were precocious toddlers, both blond-haired and blue-eyed, separated by a thousand miles between Miami and a small Kentucky town.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. YATES Associated Press Writer | National


Congress begins final summer push

WASHINGTON - Democrats bent on showing they can govern and Republicans anxious about a sour re-election climate are pushing a pared-down summer agenda in Congress. Lawmakers want to try to save homeowners from foreclosure, avert Medicare cuts and give the government power to spy on suspected terrorists.

July 21, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP IMPACT: US wavered over S. Korean executions

EDITOR'S NOTE - On May 19, The Associated Press reported on the hidden history of mass executions by South Korea early in the Korean War. The following report looks in depth at the U.S. connection.

July 21, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Theft of car anti-pollution device up across US

CINCINNATI - Marty Boyer's carefully maintained sport utility vehicle growled more like a dragster than a 2001 Honda Passport when he turned the key.

July 21, 2008 | By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press Writer | National


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On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Long-term care, mounting dilemmas

It cannot be said that issues and problems faced by senior citizens are ignored. The November 27 issue of Time Magazine devotes 12 pages to ...

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: The morning meal: A weekend luxury

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, yet one I rarely get to enjoy. It's one of the reasons I love Saturdays so ...

December 03, 2017 | | Life


Bretti — Allen

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Thomas Bretti Jr. of Johns Island, South Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Bretti of Gainesville, Georgia, to ...

December 03, 2017 | | Weddings


Harper — Collins

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harper of Metter announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary-Anne Wilder Harper, to William Patrick Collins II, son of Pat and ...

December 03, 2017 | | Weddings




After 50 years, Marie Waters retiring

When Marie Roberts Waters walks away from her desk at Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLP on Dec. 31, she will have logged in 50 years ...

December 02, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Portal Christmas program Dec. 7

The Portal Heritage Society and Town of Portal will host its annual Christmas celebration Thursday, Dec. 7, starting with a parade.

December 02, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed ...

December 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Tax reform bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON - Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his ...

December 02, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee names Fulmer AD, places Currie on paid leave

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has turned to its familiar past to comfort its uneasy fan base in an attempt to rescue what has been a ...

December 02, 2017 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports




Jimbo Fisher resigns at Florida State to take Texas A&M job

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, four years after leading the Seminoles to their third national title.

December 01, 2017 | By JOE REEDY Associated Press | Sports


Beleaguered World Cup gets weak opener: Russia-Saudi Arabia

MOSCOW - A World Cup shrouded in corruption controversies and struggling to attract sponsors could have the dreariest of starts.

December 01, 2017 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Tiger tops leaderboard (briefly) at Hero World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas - One of the biggest cheers at the Hero World Challenge came from seeing the name Tiger Woods moved to the top of the ...

December 01, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles close out season on road against Coastal

Give Coastal Carolina interim coach Jamey Chadwell credit for one thing: he is a man of his word.

December 01, 2017 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


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