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Kurdish enclave tries to reform, but out-of-wedlock pregnancy can still be a death sentence

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq - She is 18, unmarried and eight months pregnant. She hates it when the baby shifts and kicks in her womb.

October 21, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Medical examiner: Victim was conscious as baby was being cut from her womb during attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A medical examiner testified that she believed a 23-year-old pregnant woman was conscious and trying to defend herself as a kitchen knife was used to crudely cut the baby from her womb as she was killed.

October 21, 2007 | By MARGARET STAFFORD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Jury awards Kentucky woman $6.1 million for strip-search hoax at McDonald’s

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. - Louise Ogborn displayed no signs of disappointment after her $200 million lawsuit against McDonald's Corp. resulted in a $6.1 million jury award for being forced to strip in a restaurant office after someone called posing as a police officer.

October 21, 2007 | By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Family, prosecutor say St. Louis man will plead guilty in kidnapping 2 boys

ST. LOUIS - For nearly a year, two Missouri boys have been preparing to walk into a courtroom and face the man accused of kidnapping and abusing them. Now, an apparent surprise deal will spare them the ordeal.

October 21, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 7

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.

October 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Yacht marooned by Florida hurricane in ’05 is finally being removed

KEY WEST, Fla. - Looking like Noah's Ark after the flood, a sleek, 158-foot yacht driven aground by a hurricane lies just offshore, mired for most of the past two years in a dispute with the government over how to free it without doing too much damage to the seagrass.

October 20, 2007 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


In new e-mail spam scam, New Jersey man is threatened with assassination if he doesn’t pay

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - E-mail scams seek to separate people from their money by promising a share of unclaimed lottery riches, bounty from a dead fugitive, work-at-home schemes and other enticements.

October 20, 2007 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Atlantic City mayor, under investigation over his Army record, abruptly drops out of sight

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Under federal investigation for embellishing his Army service in Vietnam, a groggy-sounding Mayor Robert Levy called in sick at City Hall, climbed into his city-issued Dodge Durango and seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth.

October 20, 2007 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Topps closes business 6 days after the second-largest U.S. beef recall

NEWARK, N.J. - Topps Meat Co. on Friday said it was closing its business, six days after it was forced to issue the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history and 67 years after it first opened its doors.

October 20, 2007 | By JEFFREY GOLD AP Business Writer | Nation


Tennessee barber shoots himself at City Council meeting after zoning request rejected

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A barber with strong ties to the military community pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head at a City Council meeting after his request for a rezoning measure was rejected.

October 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Covington does it all for Eagles

It was first and goal inside the one - about a foot and a half short of the goal line actually - with 2.5 seconds remaining before halftime. Western Carolina, trailing 27-0, desperately needed some points.

October 20, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Dear Abby 10/6

DEAR ABBY: I am close friends with a couple I'll call "Angie" and "Gil." I met them at the same time and have always been unattached while they are a married couple. This didn't matter, and we hit it off right away.

October 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/6

DEAR DR. GOTT: I just returned from my doctor's office and feel very discouraged. An MRI of my lumbar spine shows disc-space narrowing and loss of normal hydration at all levels. There is first-degree spondylolisthesis at L5 - S1 as a result of facet joint degenerative changes with moderate spinal stenosis at that level.

October 20, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - October 6

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.

October 20, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The Driggers family was of the first families to settle in the Wiregrass region of southeast Georgia. They have a very long and somewhat unusual history, as far as how their name came to be what it is today. This is what I've found: the first traceable ancestor was Emmanuel Rodriguez (also listed in colonial documents as Manuell Rodrigues).

October 20, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


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US veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

IOTO, Japan - Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II.

March 21, 2015 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press | Associated Press




Busch takes pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch's comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed.

March 20, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work

WASHINGTON - New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.

March 20, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign TE

Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.

March 19, 2015 | ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Poll: Public unaware health law in jeopardy

WASHINGTON - With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.

March 19, 2015 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Little change in desire for action on inequality

DENVER - Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.

March 19, 2015 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press




Gurley con only watch on Pro Day

ATHENS, Ga. - While he continues to rehab his knee - and his reputation - Todd Gurley is relying on game film to make his case for the NFL draft.

March 18, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


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