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With fading time and clout, Bush takes aim at unfinished business

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush's final-year agenda is a stripped down list of what he can realistically hope to get done, since the clout he once touted is fading away.

January 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Thai bombing hits New Year's festivities; other celebrations pass without incident

SYDNEY, Australia - A bomb attack wounded 27 people Monday in a Thai tourist town where people had gathered to celebrate the New Year, officials said.

January 15, 2008 | By MERAIAH FOLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Today in History - December 31

Today is Monday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2007.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 12/31

The International Bridge Press Association hands out annual awards for the best bidding, declarer play, defense and anything really meritorious by a junior.

January 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 12/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: I suffer from severe leg cramps that sometimes will ease and come back again with a vengeance. They wake me from a sound sleep, and I have to get up. Nothing helps. Sometimes they last 10 minutes or more and are draining. I sweat and have heart palpitations, and the pain is unbearable.

January 15, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/31

DEAR ABBY: I have lived next door to the "Smiths" for 18 years. They're nice people. When problems have arisen, they have helped me out, and I have done the same for them. We're good neighbors and friends.

January 15, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


4 days of rain save Atlanta area from driest-year-on-record title; reservoir level rises

ATLANTA - This year was almost one for the record books, but then it rained for four days straight.

January 15, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Bush signs bill allowing state, local governments to cut investment ties from Sudan

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush signed legislation Monday to allow states and local governments to cut investment ties with Sudan because of the violence in Darfur.

January 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 12/31

There will be a very lucrative market in the year ahead for the knowledge or skill you've acquired throughout the years. Don't hide your light under a bushel; make it a point to let others know what you have to offer.

January 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


New year brings civil unions to N.H. Statehouse, 20 couples decide to marry after midnight

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is becoming the fourth state to legalize civil unions and about 20 couples decided to be the first to take advantage of the new law with a late-night ceremony on the Statehouse steps.

January 15, 2008 | By BEVERLEY WANG Associated Press Writer | National


Up to a foot of fluffy snow blankets upstate New York and northern New England

ALBANY, N.Y. - Heavy snow fell across northern sections of the Northeast on Monday, capping a December of unusually heavy snow.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


19 bodies found in China coal mine explosion

BEIJING - Nineteen miners died in a coal mine blast in a northeast Chinese province - the latest casualties in another deadly year in the world's most dangerous mines, state-run media said Monday.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


23 Afghan police, soldiers killed in attacks across the country

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint in the south and killed 16 officers, officials said Monday. Seven Afghan police and soldiers were reported dead elsewhere as Afghanistan's bloodiest year since the Taliban's ouster drew to a close.

January 15, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India wary but calm in face of crisis in Pakistan

NEW DELHI - No country should have more to fear from Pakistan's slide toward instability than India.

January 15, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Out of a reckless moment, tragedy and reconciliation

TEXAS CITY, Texas - A cool, clear Texas night. A straight expanse of roadway. Two teenage boys, idling their car engines at the same stoplight.

January 14, 2008 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


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Budget bill passed by Congress has $1.5M for Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH - A $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress includes a small amount of money to help begin deepening the Port of Savannah's shipping channel, and Georgia officials said they're confident more federal funding will follow once the $706 million project gets underway.

December 15, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

PENNSBURG, Pa. - A man suspected of going to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs and fatally shooting six people, including his ex-wife and her teenage niece, was at large, and prosecutors said investigators didn't know where he was or how he was getting around.

December 15, 2014 | By SEAN CARLIN and MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia Southern University ROTC cadet is No. 4 in US

United States Army Cadet Command, which oversees all Army ROTC programs nationwide, recently announced the top 10 Cadets on the 2015 Fiscal Year's national Order of Merit List.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Leaders graduate from Ga. Development Academy

Eight Bulloch County residents graduated recently from the Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Great service, prices, gems keys to success of Bernard's Jewelers

When Bernard and Patricia Olliff opened Bernard's Jeweler's in Statesboro more than 40 years ago, they never dreamed their little jewelry store would become the success it is today.

December 15, 2014 | | Locally Owned


Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

SYDNEY - The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia's largest city. It ended 16 hours later in a barrage of gunfire that left two hostages and the Iranian-born gunman dead, and a nation that has long prided itself on its peace rocked to its core.

December 15, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


Why you shouldn't walk your kid to class

Q: My buddy's wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We're talking about a very capable kid who has no "issues" at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son's school are also doing the same thing. My wife has heard about this and wants to start walking our very capable son into his 4th grade room. What are your thoughts?

December 14, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


African diaspora gives back from afar

The idea came to TMS Ruge one evening in September while at home in New York, skimming Twitter for stories on Ebola. A native of Uganda who grew up in East Africa and the U.S., Ruge was struck that much of the coverage depicted Africans only as victims. Little mention was made of their potential role in wiping out the deadly epidemic.

December 14, 2014 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Life


Door to door: Following one food donation, from giver to receiver

Correction: The byline in the print version of this article said the author was Kimberly Curtis. The article's author is actually Lane Anderson. The editor apologizes for this mistake and hopes to avoid future occurrences of inaccuracy.

December 14, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Life


Hill-Brannen

Mr. and Mrs. Juan Hill of Sylvania are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Frances Hill, to Jason Lehman Brannen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lehman Brannen of Register and Ms. Patsy Kemp of Statesboro.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Faith leaders respond to CIA torture report

The Senate Intelligence Committee's release of a review of the CIA's controversial Detention and Interrogation Program on Tuesday has inspired introspection within the religious community over how to faithfully respond to reports of the use of torture in interrogations of suspected terrorists.

December 14, 2014 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Falcons still in playoff mix despite another loss

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.

December 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Girlfriend: Auburn player in argument before shooting

AUBURN, Ala. - The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire.

December 14, 2014 | By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

LOS ANGELES - After three weeks of box office dominance, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" ceded its reign to "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated international charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of its North America release this week.

December 14, 2014 | By LINDSAY BAHR Associated Press | Associated Press


Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.

December 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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