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Worries about housing, credit and financial problems drove Fed to cut rates in December

WASHINGTON - Worsening problems in the housing, credit and financial markets drove the Federal Reserve to do an about-face in December and slice its key interest rate yet again with the hope it would help bolster an economy that was losing speed, according to meeting minutes made public Wednesday.

January 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Priest, a friend of Pa. casino owner, accused of perjury, alleged to have lied about mob ties

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Roman Catholic priest was arrested on perjury charges Wednesday, accused of lying about his relationship with a mobster in testimony to a grand jury investigating a casino owner's possible ties to organized crime.

January 17, 2008 | By PETER JACKSON Associated Press Writer | National


Construction spending rebounded in November despite a further decline in housing

WASHINGTON - Construction spending edged up slightly in November as a continued steep slump in housing was offset by record spending on government and business projects. But a key gauge of manufacturing activity fell in December to the lowest point in almost five years.

January 17, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Scotland Yard will help Pakistan investigate Bhutto’s assassination

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Pervez Musharraf announced Wednesday that Scotland Yard will help investigate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and authorities pushed back elections until Feb. 18 - a delay prompted by the rioting that followed her death.

January 17, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | World


New program aims to give Iraqis jobs — and keep them away from militias

HUDA, Iraq - Children skip across a stream of raw sewage on a side road, trash piles up in a dusty lot and there are few desks - and even fewer chairs - in the village school's dark, cold classrooms.

January 17, 2008 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | World


International pressure mounts for Kenya to end violence; at least 300 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya - International pressure mounted on Kenya's leaders Wednesday to end postelection violence that has killed more than 300 people, including dozens burned alive as they sought refuge in a church.

January 17, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


Smoking ban is a breath of fresh air in the cafes of France

PARIS - What's that nice smell? For drinkers and diners in France on Wednesday, the answer was fresh air.

January 17, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | World


Car bomb explodes near police station in Algeria, killing 4 officers

ALGIERS, Algeria - A car bomb exploded near a police station in a town east of the Algerian capital Wednesday, killing at least four officers and ripping off the building's facade, witnesses said. An Arab broadcaster reported that an al-Qaida branch claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.

January 17, 2008 | By HASSANE MEFTAHI Associated Press Writer | World


Stranded Palestinian pilgrims return to Gaza, ending 5-day standoff

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egypt allowed more than 2,000 Palestinian pilgrims to enter the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing a fierce rebuke from Israel, which had tried to prevent top members of the militant Hamas from returning home.

January 17, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


Bus bringing passengers from Mexico crashes on Texas highway, killing 1, injuring dozens

VICTORIA, Texas - A charter bus veered off a highway early Wednesday and flipped onto its side, killing one passenger and injuring dozens of other people, at least nine critically, authorities said.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


US general expects record poppy crop in Afghanistan, promises to step up anti-drug effort

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. general in charge of NATO's Afghanistan mission said Wednesday he expects another year of ''explosive growth'' in the country's poppy fields, a harvest militants will turn into weapons for use against Afghan and NATO troops.

January 17, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | World


NJ may become first Northern state to apologize for slavery; bill pending in state Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey could become the first Northern state to apologize for slavery under a measure due for a legislative committee hearing this week.

January 17, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


US admissions of Iraqi refugees well short of promised 1,000 a month

WASHINGTON - U.S. admissions of Iraqi refugees are nose-diving amid bureaucratic in-fighting despite the Bush administration's pledge to boost them to roughly 1,000 per month, according to State Department statistics obtained by The Associated Press.

January 17, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am truly amazed at the number of times in which your column appears precisely when it is just exactly what I needed. Today was a classic example when it showed up in my newspaper.

January 17, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/2

DEAR ABBY: I am one of your faithful readers and have personally related to some of the problems that appear in your column. I have been particularly moved by letters in which people share their personal experiences regarding acts of kindness.

January 17, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Outdoor Life: Fishing with a bow

In the time gap between the end of spring and the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up the idea of bow fishing. This is a sport that combines the skill of archery with the enjoyment of fishing.

September 02, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Bouchard upset, Serena, Djokovic on to quarters

NEW YORK - Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year.

September 01, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Phillies no-hit Braves

ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.

September 01, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


My Take: Ups and downs mark first prep games of season

After the last two weekends, all four Bulloch County teams have now played a game on the regular season schedule, including Bulloch Academy playing a pair.

September 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Kirk rallies to take Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. - Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.

September 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


In The Pits: One more Chase chance for Stewart, but does it matter?

Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.

September 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


QB controversy at Alabama

TUSCALOOSA - The Alabama quarterback competition continues, even though the opener was all Blake Sims.

September 01, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah.

September 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'Bubba San's' latest gig: Real estate sales

Stereotypically in the South, if you hear someone refer to a man as "Bubba," you immediately have visions of "Larry the Cable Guy" and banjo music. Thanks to a new generation of southern Bubbas, that perception is changing.

September 01, 2014 | | Local


Statesboro man in jail after Sunday-morning beating

A 23-year-old Statesboro man is in jail after a violent beating early Sunday morning left a male victim with multiple broken bones and contusions, according to a news release issued Monday by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.

September 01, 2014 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | World


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | World


What men actually fear the most

Thousands of years ago, our cavemen ancestors were responsible for defending their families against cave lions who wanted to eat their wives and children for dinner. Not only that, but our cavemen ancestors also had to hunt day and night with primitive weapons to find enough food in order to keep their wives and children from starvation.

September 01, 2014 | By AARON ANDERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Dunstan-Newland

Mrs. James Richard Dunstan is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Margaret Durant Dunstan, to Mr. Christopher James Newland, son of Mrs. Joanne Smith Newland.

August 31, 2014 | | Weddings


Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Sutcliff

Edward and Paige Sutcliff of Statesboro are happy to announce the wedding of their son, Joshua Sutcliff, to Autry Gibson, daughter of Cameron and Janice Gibson of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

August 31, 2014 | | Weddings


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