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Benazir Bhutto's 19-year old son and husband chosen to lead her party into elections

NAUDERO, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son was chosen Sunday to succeed her as chairman of her opposition party, extending Pakistan's most famous political dynasty but leaving the real power to her husband, who will serve as co-chairman.

January 15, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missouri ethanol mandate takes effect in new year, but many stations already offer it

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Pushing the button for regular 87-grade octane, Steve Smith said he thought he was filling his SUV with ethanol-free gasoline.

January 15, 2008 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press Writer | National


New video and medical report feed controversy over circumstances of Benazir Bhutto's death

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A newly released video of Benazir Bhutto's assassination and an inconclusive medical report raised new doubts Monday about the official explanation of her death and were likely to intensify calls for an independent, international investigation.

January 15, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya's president declared winner of vote marred by allegations of rigging, deadly violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki won a second term Sunday amid allegations that the government stole the vote, sparking deadly riots that lit up the night sky as enraged youths torched homes and shouted "Kibaki must go!"

January 15, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Supreme Court weighs in on partisan struggle over state voter ID law

WASHINGTON - The dispute over Indiana's voter identification law that is headed to the Supreme Court next week is as much a partisan political drama as a legal tussle.

January 15, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


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


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Skymall filing for bankruptcy

NEW YORK - Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.

January 25, 2015 | Scott Mayerowitz The Associated Press | Life


Consumer Qs: Sweet honey, sweet life

Q: Why are there so many different kinds of honey?

January 25, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


God and the gridiron

Did God lift Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's overtime pass into the end zone last Sunday, rewarding the prayerful Christian player with a championship victory and a trip to the Super Bowl?

January 25, 2015 | By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN Religion News Service | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Depend on God's help to overcome trials and sins

Randy Becton is an inspiring Christian writer and speaker who lives in Texas. In a small collection of Christian lifestyle essays entitled "Chosen Path," he has included an article on God's victory over our weakness and failure. Here's a brief excerpt:

January 25, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bergh-Dammann

Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Bergh of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Carol Bergh, to Kieth Gilbert Dammann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dammann of Macon and Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Whitman of Tampa, Florida.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES - "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again.

January 25, 2015 | By DERRIK J. LANG Associated Press | Associated Press


Kathy Bradley: Off-road and cross country

From inside the house I can hear both sets of wind chimes clanging, harmonizing from opposite eaves, dancing madly like Russian Cossacks. The sun is high and the light is white. There is no good reason, no reason to stay inside.

January 25, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John's 77-68

NEW YORK - Coach 1K. How grand.

January 25, 2015 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK Associated Press | Sports


Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

NEW YORK - The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.

January 25, 2015 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


Belichick tries to clear the air

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

January 24, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks all about balance

ATLANTA - The Hawks know it can be done.

January 24, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball mourns passing of Ernie Banks

CHICAGO - To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game.

January 24, 2015 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Students research civil rights deaths

ATLANTA - A black man shot while driving back to his Washington, D.C. home after attending an Army Reserve camp.

January 24, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

ATLANTA - A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

January 24, 2015 | By RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


'It won't happen to my child'

"It won't happen to my child."

January 24, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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