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Two DeKalb police officers ’ambushed,’ killed in morning shooting

DECATUR, Ga. - Two off-duty DeKalb County police officers were killed early Wednesday in what appeared to be an ambush at an apartment complex in what residents described as a high-crime neighborhood, police said.

January 31, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Coast Guard court hears former cadet’s appeal of sexual misconduct conviction

ARLINGTON, Va. - Lawyers for a former cadet who was the first student court-martialed in the 130-year history of the Coast Guard Academy asked an appeals court Wednesday to reverse his convictions for sexual misconduct.

January 31, 2008 | By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer | National


Dead girl’s torment revisited at stepfather’s NYC murder trial

NEW YORK - There had been warning signs for years before 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown died from a vicious blow to the head.

January 31, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Islamic militants seize Pakistani fort in border zone, delivering new blow to Musharraf

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - In an embarrassing battlefield defeat for Pakistan's army, Islamic extremists attacked and seized a small fort near the Afghan border, leaving at least 27 soldiers dead or missing.

January 31, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Republicans wrestle over conservative mantle in SC as Democratic race heats up in the west

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Republican presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson tussled Wednesday over who's the true conservative while the Democratic contest in Nevada indicated the truce called over racially sensitive matters does not extend to other points of dispute.

January 31, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Mubarak endorses U.S. hopes for Mideast peace deal

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - President Bush's fast-track plan for a Mideast peace agreement got a welcome endorsement Wednesday from a nation long seen as a key Arab mediator. Bush responded by pulling his punches on the human rights backpedaling in Egypt that have cooled relations with this longtime ally.

January 31, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 1/16

DEAR ABBY: I am ashamed and angry at myself because I think I have made a mistake that is impossible to correct.

January 31, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 1/16

Albert Schweitzer, who was a theologian, musician and philosopher in addition to being a medical missionary, said, "As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious."

January 31, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/16

Financial conditions look encouraging in the year ahead, but only if you are determined to succeed and willing to do what it takes to generate the returns you want. Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter.

January 31, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: Recently, there have been a lot of recommendations to use niacin as a treatment for high cholesterol instead of statin drugs, but no one has said anything about the side effects.

January 31, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Fed: Economy lost momentum as shoppers tighten belts

WASHINGTON - The economy lost momentum heading into the new year as shoppers tightened their belts and manufacturers were stung by weak demand for cars and housing-related goods.

January 31, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


White House campaign puts the focus on Mormons; many resent the misconceptions and stereotypes

SALT LAKE CITY - To Don Lounsbury, it's just another chapter in the same old story - his church is being maligned, misrepresented and misunderstood - only this time it's happening as part of the campaign for the White House.

January 31, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Supreme Court upholds New York’s system of choosing trial judges

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court unanimously upheld New York's unique system of choosing trial judges Wednesday, setting aside critics' concerns that political party bosses control the system.

January 31, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


FMB AOTW: Jackson steps up for Statesboro

Mario Jackson isn't a superstar quite yet. Frankly, that's the way he likes it.

January 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Bush exempts Navy from environmental law to continue military exercises off California coast

WASHINGTON - President Bush exempted the Navy from an environmental law so it can continue using sonar in its anti-submarine warfare training off the California coast - a practice critics say is harmful to whales and other marine mammals.

January 31, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Bad December? No problem in NFL

Discussing his Green Bay Packers' victory over the Atlanta Falcons on a snowy night at Lambeau Field this week, coach Mike McCarthy uttered the sort of platitude that certainly sounds true.

December 12, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Peterson's appeal denied, suspension upheld

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL's hard line on Adrian Peterson held up.

December 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida

BRYANT, Ark. - An 11-year-old Arkansas girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia, and found her safe, after her parents reported her missing.

December 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


2 officers shot near Atlanta

DECATUR, Ga. - Two men accused of invading a home outside Atlanta opened fire on two police officers with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday morning, causing a gunbattle that left four people injured and a lengthy manhunt by heavily armed authorities.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Local author offers hope, healing in new book

She was abused by her stepfather, threatened by her half-brother, teased by classmates and rejected and abandoned by her mother.

December 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


A scandal-free Heisman Trophy ceremony, for once

December 12, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


December 13 - Mrs. Juanita Brown Kirby Morris, age 92, died on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the O

Mrs. Juanita Brown Kirby Morris

December 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep government running

WASHINGTON - It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

December 12, 2014 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press




Court intervenes in disputed Oklahoma game

OKLAHOMA CITY - The ruling on the field stands: A high school football team from a tiny Oklahoma town is moving on to the state semifinals, having topped an Oklahoma City powerhouse after an improperly enforced penalty with 64 seconds left.

December 11, 2014 | By CLIFF BRUNT Associated Press | Sports


Mumps spreading through NHL locker rooms

NEW YORK - Once mumps invades a professional sports dressing room, it finds a fertile breeding ground and the NHL is finding that it is not easy to get rid of.

December 11, 2014 | By IRA PODELL AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Badgers' Gordon is dark horse

MADISON, Wis. - The voice sounded a little weary. The steps were a bit slow, at least compared to Melvin Gordon's usual gait around Camp Randall Stadium.

December 11, 2014 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons flying low down stretch

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's possible 5-8 never looked so good.

December 11, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Teaching religion in the classroom

I have been thinking about the GSU professor whose religious approach in class - if what I have read and heard is accurate and not just rhetoric - is at odds with our U.S. Constitution. There are plenty of ways to use intelligent discussion of religion to make a point, open some creative critical thinking and take advantage of a good liberal arts education. I have always believed that some of our theologians, like Augustine or Calvin, could really make an impact in sociology or economics without beating students over the head with Catholicism or Protestantism.

December 11, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


California whacked by 'Pineapple Express' storm

SAN FRANCISCO - A powerful storm churned down the West Coast Thursday, bringing strong gales and much-needed rain and snow that caused widespread blackouts in Northern California and whiteouts in the Sierra Nevada.

December 11, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Associated Press


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