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Pakistani militiamen battle followers of militant cleric in northwest; army says 70 killed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Helicopter gunships pounded pro-Taliban militants in the mountains of northwest Pakistan on Thursday, reportedly killing as many as 70 in an increasingly bloody conflict between the government and Islamist forces.

November 16, 2007 | By ROBIN MCDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation

Congress passes new child health care bill, setting up another veto fight with Bush

WASHINGTON - A defiant Democratic-controlled Congress voted Thursday to provide health insurance to an additional 4 million lower-income children, ignoring President Bush's threat of a second straight veto on the issue.

November 16, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation

Congress disappoints even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who blames Bush and the GOP

WASHINGTON - Add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the list of Americans who think Congress is doing a lousy job.

November 16, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation

Police searching for Neb. teacher and boy, 13; pair may have skipped town amid investigation

OMAHA, Neb. - Authorities searched Thursday for a 13-year-old boy and a female middle school teacher believed to be on the run from central Nebraska after police began investigating whether the pair had an intimate relationship.

November 16, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | Nation

Our Views: Citizens group should withdraw challenges to voter registrations

Two years ago, a Georgia Southern professor and several students came before the Statesboro City Council to present evidence of serious abuses of alcohol at a local club. The group challenged the elected officials to do something about the problem.

November 15, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor

Suspect sought in Clito area armed robbery

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Clito area convenience store Sunday.

November 15, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local

SEB 'Swarm' sets another school record

The Southeast Bulloch High School "Swarm" marching band set another school record this past Saturday when the squad came home from the Tenth Annual "Heart of Georgia Marching Band Competition" with dozen more trophies. The biggest prize at the event held in Warner Robins was the "Second Runner Up Regardless of Class" Trophy, which meant the Swarm was judged better than 23 of the 26 bands in attendance.

November 15, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local

Study: MRI scans find brain abnormalities not that uncommon

ATLANTA (AP) - One in 60 older people may be walking around with benign brain tumors and don't know it. Even more may have bulging blood vessels in the head that could burst.

November 15, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | Nation

NASA promises Congress it will reveal survey that shows safety problems worse than thought

WASHINGTON - Abandoning its secrecy claims, NASA promised Congress on Wednesday it will reveal results of an unprecedented federal aviation survey which found that aircraft near collisions, runway interference and other safety problems occur far more often than previously recognized.

November 15, 2007 | By CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writer | Nation

Halloween recall covers fake teeth over high lead levels

WASHINGTON - The government announced an 11th-hour recall Wednesday to warn consumers that fake Halloween teeth sold by the tens of thousands since last year contain excessive amounts of lead.

November 15, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation

’Forgotten’ Arizona toddler dies in car; mother charged with negligent homicide

PHOENIX - A woman who found her 17-month-old son dead in her hot, stuffy car after she worked her seven-hour shift as a Hooters waitress has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

November 15, 2007 | By TERRY TANG Associated Press Writer | Nation

Sex offenders declare themselves homeless in Calif., frustrating attempts to track them

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of California sex offenders who face tough new restrictions on where they can live are declaring themselves homeless - truthfully or not - and that's making it difficult for the state to track them.

November 15, 2007 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation

Senate panel approves ’Law of the Sea’ treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan-era ''Law of the Sea'' treaty was primed for its first-ever Senate vote, boosted by strong support from the Bush administration and an emphatic vote of approval Wednesday by the Foreign Relations Committee.

November 15, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation

Dear Abby 11/01

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem. Several months ago, my 15-year-old granddaughter, "Brittany," brought a girlfriend to my home explaining that "Megan's" mother was on drugs and Megan had no place to live. The mother was living between her car and an occasional motel room.

November 15, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 11/01

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 70-plus-year-old unemployed woman in fair health except for high blood pressure, severe arthritis and COPD. I have no relatives in this area. I attend church regularly and do have a few very close friends.

November 15, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

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Pierzynski hits 2 HRs as Braves beat Nationals 2-1

ATLANTA - A.J. Pierzynski hit two home runs and rookie Matt Wisler threw seven strong innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 ...

September 29, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Sefolosha returns to Hawks, hoping to move on after arrest

ATHENS, Ga. - Thabo Sefolosha stood along the baseline, a basketball under his right arm as he watched a drill on the first day of training ...

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Why phones break

NEW YORK - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 29, 2015 | By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press | Associated Press

Woman charged with arson, burglary

A woman who set fire to a Statesboro home after being caught inside by the homeowner remains in jail without bond.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia prepares for visit from Alabama

ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt had to acknowledge this week is a little different for Georgia.

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY | UGA

Brown suspended, SMU ineligible for postseason

DALLAS - The NCAA banned the SMU men's basketball team from postseason play Tuesday and suspended veteran coach Larry Brown for nine games after concluding ...

September 29, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports

FIFA vice president banned for life

ZURICH - Four years after stepping down in disgrace, former FIFA vice president JackWarner was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday, accused of repeated acts ...

September 29, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Juvenile arrested, charged in school bomb threat incidents

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators arrested a juvenile Tuesday evening on charges of making bomb threats that shut down four Statesboro-area schools.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

4 Bulloch schools receive bomb threats, classes cancelled

Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies and school officials remain on the scene at William James Middle School, Mill Creek Elementary and Langston Chapel middle and ...

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Optim Orthopedics adds fellowship-trained surgeon

Optim Orthopedics, a leading orthopedic provider in southeast Georgia, adds orthopedist Gregory

September 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

Glennville Bank in Statesboro set to open Thursday

The Glennville Bank plans to open its Statesboro bank and loan production office on Thursday at 203 Savannah Avenue.

September 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business - Van Tassell puts Statesboro's professional soccer future in good hands

Since Darin Van Tassell and Jeremy Aven announced a few weeks ago that they had secured the rights to bring a Premier Development League (PDL ...

September 28, 2015 | | Local

'In God We Trust' decals on sheriffs' cars prompt debate

ATLANTA - Spurred by confrontations nationwide between police and the public, nearly a dozen law enforcement agencies in Georgia have joined a national movement that's ...

September 28, 2015 | By TAMMY JOYNER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local

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