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Panel finds smog-mortality link

WASHINGTON - Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution, a National Academy of Sciences report concluded Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Government to release proposed fuel economy rules

WASHINGTON - The nation's fleet of new cars and trucks will be required to achieve 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015, The Associated Press has learned.

May 07, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Existing home sales decline

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell in March as a severe slump in housing showed no signs of abating. The median price of a home fell compared with the price a year ago.

May 07, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Fed auctions another $50 billion to banks

WASHINGTON - Battling to relieve stressed credit markets, the Federal Reserve has provided a total of $360 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.

May 07, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


No Child Left Behind faces changes

WASHINGTON - Unable to push education fixes through Congress, the Bush administration is taking its own pen to the No Child Left Behind law.

May 07, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Bridge 4/23

This week, we are looking at dummy's rights and what declarer should do at trick one.

May 07, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Detroit cop freed after DA rejects charges in wife’s death

DETROIT - A police officer arrested after a man claimed he was paid to kill the officer's wife was released from custody Tuesday and isn't facing charges, authorities said.

May 07, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Army engineer charged with passing secrets to Israel in ’80s

NEW YORK - A former U.S. Army mechanical engineer was arrested Tuesday on charges he slipped classified documents about nuclear weapons to an employee of the Israeli Consulate who also received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard, authorities announced.

May 07, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - April 23

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

May 07, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Somali forces rescue hijacked Dubai ship, arrest 7 pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali forces rescued a hijacked ship carrying food to this desperately poor African nation Tuesday, as a top security official accused U.S. troops stationed off the lawless coast of failing to combat growing piracy.

May 07, 2008 | By SALAD DUHUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide car bomber kills 2 US Marines

BAGHDAD - A bomb-rigged truck exploded at a checkpoint Tuesday near the western city of Ramadi, killing two U.S. Marines and wounding three others in an apparent strike by al-Qaida in Iraq in one of its former strongholds.

May 07, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, Iran remain icy to one another

KUWAIT CITY - The United States and Iran, the two nations with the most at stake in Iraq, pointedly ignored each other Tuesday as Iraq's premier unsuccessfully pleaded for immediate financial and diplomatic backing from rich Arab neighbors still leery of Tehran's influence on Baghdad.

May 07, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Pregnant bank teller shot during Ind. robbery

INDIANAPOLIS - A bank teller pregnant with twins was shot in the stomach during a robbery Tuesday morning, and police were questioning two teenagers as ''persons of interest.''

May 07, 2008 | By KEN KUSMER Associated Press Writer | National


Sheriff: Former Olympic skater Grishuk drugged with GHB

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Former Olympic ice dancer Pasha Grishuk was drugged with GHB, a common date rape drug, during a business meeting at a ritzy Orange County hotel, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


Bulloch students compete in Penny Sikes Math Tournament

Students from every elementary and middle school in Bulloch County competed last weekend in the 25th annual Penny Sikes Math Tournament held at Southeast Bulloch High School.

May 07, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


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Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Associated Press






Bruce hits 3-run HR as Finnegan, Reds beat Braves 3-1

ATLANTA - Jay Bruce had a three-run homer in the first, Brandon Finnegan pitched six strong innings and the surging Cincinnati Reds escaped a jam in ...

June 14, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Oakmont returns US Open reputation as toughest test

OAKMONT, Pa. - Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

June 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NHL will go to Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas.

June 14, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Freeman not making any guarantees after Pro Bowl season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons running back Devonta Freeman rose to the top of his field last season, getting named to the Pro Bowl in ...

June 14, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Warriors still confident of winning second straight title

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his ...

June 14, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Southern Baptists condemn use of Confederate flag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday urged Christians to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag, recognizing that it is perceived by many as ...

June 14, 2016 | By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Reports: Orlando gunman led secret life as gay man

ORLANDO, Fla. - The murky picture of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex Tuesday with word that the FBI is investigating whether he had been ...

June 14, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Shooting in Orlando prompts outpouring of blood donations

The weekend's tragedy in Orlando brought to light the urgent need for blood donations, as more than 50 wounded victims were rushed to hospitals ...

June 14, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Learning with LEGOs

In a medium-sized Nessmith-Lane Conference Center room, about 20 children, kindergartners through third-graders, met to learn and discuss new engineering and scientific concepts. Among the ...

June 14, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


Nashville singer honors Brooklet mom

Nashville singing star Chelsea Bain hit the stage at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Friday night to honor Brooklet resident Rosanna Hoyle, who won Bain ...

June 14, 2016 | By CHYNA JAMES Herald Intern | Local




Orlando killer appears to have been 'homegrown extremist'

ORLANDO, Fla. - The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a "homegrown extremist" who espoused support for ...

June 13, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Local


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