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Scientist: Hong Kong flu virus not deadlier than past viruses

HONG KONG - A top Hong Kong scientist said Thursday a flu outbreak that prompted authorities to keep more than 500,000 primary and kindergarten students home wasn't deadlier than past viruses.

March 28, 2008 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Lawyers for Canadian terror suspect say US military commander altered evidence

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military commander altered a report on a firefight in Afghanistan to cast blame for the death of a Delta Force commando on a Canadian youth who was captured after the shooting stopped, a defense attorney said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Audit finds more FBI privacy abuses, withholds judgment on whether corrective steps will work

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's inspector general reported Thursday that FBI abuses in obtaining personal information about Americans during terrorism investigations continued to rise in 2006. He reserved judgment on whether corrective actions under way will work.

March 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Presidential candidates return for budget votes that offer preview of fall campaign

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday gave a sweeping endorsement to some of President Bush's tax cuts but rejected renewing others as all three major presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to cast key votes on the budget.

March 28, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Retail sales post worse-than-expected showing in February, raising more recession worries

WASHINGTON - Consumers, battered by plunging home prices and a credit crunch, stayed away from the malls in February, pushing retail sales down by a larger-than-expected amount. It was another worrisome sign that the country could be falling into a recession.

March 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

Mortgage rates increase for fourth time in past 5 weeks

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages increased this week for the fourth time in the past five weeks.

March 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

Prosecutor: Charges will be dropped against Ill. mom who briefly left child in car

CHICAGO - Charges will be dropped against a woman who briefly left her 2-year-old daughter alone in the car to take her two older daughters to pour coins into a Salvation Army kettle, prosecutors said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National

Suspect in UNC slaying student charged with killing Duke student

DURHAM, N.C. - Authorities have charged a suspect in the slaying of the University of North Carolina student president with the January killing of a Duke University graduate student.

March 28, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National

Study: Dementia diagnosis doesn’t result in more anxiety, depression; may relieve patients

ST. LOUIS - Doctors often hesitate to tell patients they likely suffer from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, fearing the news will overwhelm them.

March 28, 2008 | By CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writer | National

Severed fingers of Americans captured in Iraq reportedly sent to US officials

Severed fingers of five Western contractors were sent to the U.S. military in Iraq, giving the men's relatives hope that they are still alive, a brother of one of the missing men said.

March 28, 2008 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | National

Rice toughens anti-Chavez talk, urges nations to keep terrorists out

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday urged nations such as Venezuela to meet their U.N. obligations and keep terrorists out of their territories.

March 28, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Florida Democrats to offer plan for vote-by-mail presidential primary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's Democratic Party chair urged Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, the national party and her own state's congressional delegation to consider a combined vote-by-mail/in-person plan as a redo of the Jan. 29 presidential primary.

March 28, 2008 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Stocks fall as dollar slides, gold jumps; S&P estimate of asset write-downs lends some support

NEW YORK - Wall Street fell but recovered from its worst levels Thursday after Standard & Poor's forecast that financial companies are nearing the end of the massive asset write-downs that have devasted the stock and credit markets for months.

March 28, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National

Dear Abby 3/14

DEAR ABBY: I'm 26 and concerned about my parents' future. They are in their late 40s and have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. Dad has a physically demanding job and won't be able to do it forever, and they are currently in debt up to their ears.

March 28, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 3/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 73-year-old male with heart and kidney failure. I am not on dialysis. I take Lasix. I was taking three 80-milligram pills every day for quite some time. One day, I suddenly could not urinate. The following day, the same thing, so I went to the emergency room at my local hospital, where I was catheterized. The doctor then told me I did not have a blockage and that he could find nothing wrong with my blood and urine tests. He told me upon release to reduce my Lasix to one and a half pills ...

March 28, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

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Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Klepchick Jr. of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Pate Klepchick of Atlanta, to Tyler Moggio Forbes, son ...

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

Consumer Q's: Tripartite pecans, Turk's turban squash and Christmas tree growers

Question: I cracked a pecan that had three sections inside the shell instead of the normal two. Is this unusual?

November 15, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials

Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: A time to be thankful

Though we were treated to a hint of cooler weather last month, temperatures climbed in recent weeks just to keep us guessing here in south ...

November 15, 2015 | Julie Lavender Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Ga. gold becomes large part of nation’s currency in circulation

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.

November 15, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Kathy Bradley: Girls who wear glasses

Some days - days when I know I will be home, days when I will not be driving - I don't wear my contact lenses.

November 15, 2015 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Living with Children with John Rosemond: Toddler’s new habit not as bad as her bite

Q: My just-turned 3-year-old daughter has started biting other children in her preschool program. I put her in for three mornings a week thinking she ...

November 15, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials

Statesboro High School to perform ‘High School Musical’ twice

Statesboro High School's musical theatre classes will present "High School Musical" Thursday, Nov. 19, in the school's fine arts auditorium. The first show ...

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Life lessons from the dead

Mankind has always been interested - even fascinated - with the possibility of speaking with the dead, even by occult means. This interest is not tolerated in ...

November 15, 2015 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials

France mourns after attacks

PARIS - The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since ...

November 14, 2015 | By GREG KELLER and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press

Audit: Out-of-state speeders ignore fines

ATLANTA - Many out-of-state motorists who have been busted by Georgia's "super speeder" law don't pay up, state auditors found.

November 14, 2015 | | Local

Library to host “The River Rages” author

The Statesboro Regional Library will host a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Monday for J.G. Jakes, otherwise known as Jenny Massey of ...

November 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

SEB falls to Westminster in playoffs

BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch's quest to get their first state playoff win since 1973 came up short Friday night as the Yellow Jackets fell to ...

November 14, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Official: As many as 120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in ...

November 13, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and GREG KELLER Associated Press | Associated Press

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