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Holiday shoppers crowd stores on last weekend before Christmas, as stores remain on edge

NEW YORK - The nation's shoppers - taking advantage of deep discounts and expanded hours - jammed stores over the last weekend before Christmas to try to grab a hard-to-find Wii or scoop up bargains on other items. But the spending surge may not be enough to offset what is shaping up to be a mediocre December for some retailers.

January 07, 2008 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press Writer | National


Child soldiers being recruited at record pace in Congo, charity says

KINSHASA, Congo - Boys and girls are being recruited in record numbers to act as soldiers, spies and sex slaves in Congo and children have been spotted marching in formation in the war-wracked east of the country over the past week, international charity Save the Children said Monday.

January 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


French, Australian leaders visit Afghanistan, Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Making the first-ever trip to Afghanistan by a French president, Nicolas Sarkozy met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the political and military situation in the war-torn country.

January 06, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


WHO: limited human-to-human bird flu transmission possible in Pakistan, no current threat

HANOI, Vietnam - Limited human-to-human bird flu transmission may have occurred in Pakistan, but no new infections have been reported for two weeks and there appears to be no threat of further spread, a top World Health Organization official said.

January 06, 2008 | By MARGIE MASON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Somalia aid passes through dangers to reach families

MERKA, Somalia - The handful of grain Abiye Omar clutches in her skinny hand has traveled a long way from the fertile fields of midwestern America to this desolate Somali seaside town.

January 06, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democrats find majority status has painful limits when Republicans are united

WASHINGTON - Democrats running Congress for the first time in more than a decade faltered at key points this year as they grudgingly passed important bills opposed by many, or even most, of their House members. When Republicans were in charge, they generally avoided a similar fate.

January 06, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | National


War-torn families reunited through technology at the holidays

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Wendy Derkits stood in front of the camera to deliver a holiday message thousands of miles away.

January 06, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Jurors resume deliberations in trial of black man accused of shooting white teen

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Jurors worked a rare weekend session Saturday as they struggled to reach a verdict in the trial of a black father accused of killing a white teenager during a racially charged encounter outside the man's home.

January 06, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


As tiny number of schools throw money at aid, will others feel ripples?

When it comes to paying for college, cash-strapped families have had a few good tidings of late. A string of elite, private colleges have announced major boosts in financial aid.

January 06, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


Bridge 12/22

Most Chinese fortune cookie mottoes are uninteresting, but I had one last month that was good: A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.

January 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/22

In the year ahead, there are strong indications that you will increase your earning capacity considerably. Events and circumstances will provide the possibilities, but you must provide the motivation to jump into the heat of the battle.

January 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 12/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 66-year-old cashier and stand eight hours a day. My previous job for many years was that of a waitress. The work I've done has created corns on several of my toes, and they really bother me. I have never seen anything in your column about this uncomfortable issue. My mother and one of my sisters were really bothered with them, also.

January 06, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Kathy Bradley - Feeling of Christmas should be embraced

I don't really mind 80-degree weather in December. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I prefer it. I can sit on the deck and read the Sunday paper. I can take the dogs rambling wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I can get out of bed without gritting my teeth in preparation for the feel of cold tile on my bare feet.

January 06, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Dear Abby 12/22

DEAR ABBY: I have a special cake recipe that I have perfected over the years. I get compliments on it and requests for the recipe every time I take one to any non-family gathering.

January 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Report says inexperienced navigator was on watch at time of Alaska ship’s grounding

JUNEAU, Alaska - A small cruise ship that ran aground last spring did so under the watch of a 22-year-old navigator fresh out of a maritime academy with no formal knowledge of Alaska waters, according to federal investigators.

January 06, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


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New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body

WASHINGTON - Scientists might have found a new way to tell who's at risk of having a premature baby, by checking the bacterial community that ...

August 17, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Volleyball Blue Devils off to fast start

August 17, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Sailors try to limit contact with polluted Rio Olympic venue

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mexico sailing coach Agustin Bellocchio offered a tip to sailors and windsurfers at this week's Olympic test event in Rio de ...

August 17, 2015 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Football's future? QBs training with virtual reality

OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi quarterback Ryan Buchanan straps on a headset that covers his eyes, and instantly, he sees a scene that looks like a video ...

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Ryan looks to show off his mobility this season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.

August 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out

CHICAGO (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first college ...

August 17, 2015 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports




Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty ...

August 16, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Up with People: Meet the cast, part 4

About 100 members of the Up with People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of

August 16, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Shopping for back-to-school deals and sales? Savings are all in the timing

NEW YORK - The start of the school year is just around the corner, and you haven't shopped yet?

August 16, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The State of Georgia opens the Central Bank

Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and Bulloch County.

August 16, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Approved fuel containers

Question: I always see the "Do not put fuel in unapproved containers" warning at the gas pump, but have never really known what this meant ...

August 16, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Things to know about Social Security at 80: Overhaul time?

WASHINGTON - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.

August 16, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Life


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Waste no time tackling drug use

Q: Our 17-year-old has completely fallen apart! In less than a year, he's gone from being an outstanding honors student, athlete and well-mannered young ...

August 16, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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