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Fed aided Wall Street to avert ‘‘contagion’’

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve was scrambling to prevent a ''contagion'' from infecting the nation's financial system when it took unprecedented actions to back a Bear Stearns rescue package and provide emergency loans to big Wall Street firms.

July 12, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Astrograph 6/28

Because trial and error has taught valuable lessons, you are now capable in the year ahead of being very successful with the same objectives that were denied previously. Go after what you really want.

July 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 6/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I love your column. It's been very beneficial to my family in many ways.

July 12, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

After-tax incomes and spending show big gains

WASHINGTON - The millions of economic stimulus payments gave a massive jolt to household finances in May, sending after-tax incomes up by the largest amount in 33 years.

July 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

Scruggs gets 5 years in prison in bribery scheme

OXFORD, Miss. - Richard ''Dickie'' Scruggs, the attorney who built his career by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer | National

Facebook to users: Let’s cut grammatical errors

NEW YORK - The online hangout Facebook is getting more serious about grammar. No more should users see jarringly incorrect declarations such as ''Debbie changed their profile picture.''

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Ask AP: Car buying incentives, European gas prices

Gas prices have long been sky-high in Europe. So given what's happened to prices at the pump in America recently, has a gallon of gas in Paris or Rome gone from expensive to ridiculous?

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Academics make startling finds as they sweep through untapped Nazi records

BAD AROLSEN, Germany - From prison brothels to slave labor camps, 15 scholars concluded a two-week probe Thursday of an untapped repository of millions of Nazi records, and hailed it as a rich vein of raw material that will deepen the study of the Holocaust.

July 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

British government: US Embassy in London owes millions in unpaid road tolls

LONDON - The U.S. Embassy in London has failed to pay more than $3.9 million in traffic congestion charges, according to figures published Thursday by Britain's foreign ministry.

July 11, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Ask Dr. Gott 6/27

DEAR DR. GOTT: My child suffers from constant ear infections, and we have been told he may require surgery to place tubes in his ears. I don't want to do this but hate to see him in so much pain. Are there any nonsurgical options?

July 11, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise to 6.45 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose again this week, climbing to the highest level in more than nine months, reflecting more concerns about how the Federal Reserve will respond to higher inflation pressures.

July 11, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

UN drug chief: Insurgents complicating drug war

VIENNA, Austria - More than ever before, authorities waging the global war on drugs are up against real insurgents.

July 11, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Police Report - June 27

(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.)

July 11, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

High court affirms gun rights in historic decision

WASHINGTON - Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and bear arms.

July 11, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington

Fragile economy improves but not out of woods yet

WASHINGTON - The fragile economy improved slightly at the beginning of the year and could grow a bit stronger in the current quarter as extra cash from tax rebates spurs people to buy more. Still, it's not out of danger yet.

July 11, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

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Gators sweep past Hilton Head Prep

Tyler Budgett pumped in 23 points and Jarius Mikell added 14 to lead Bulloch Academy to a 74-46 drubbing of Hilton Head Prep Tuesday night.

December 01, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Portal splits against Montgomery County

In the 2012-2013 season for the Portal Panthers, the team advanced to the 3-A state Final Four. That was then, this is now.

December 01, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

WASHINGTON - A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases. But ...

December 01, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Supreme Court's election-year lineup

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.

November 30, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Planned Parenthood clinic attack makes 1st court appearance

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and learned that ...

November 30, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

LOS ANGELES - New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security - and ...

November 30, 2015 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Associated Press

Ogeechee Tech Boards earn recognition from state

The Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors and the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees recently received recognition at the Fall Leadership Conference ...

November 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Complete Car Care owner feels 'blessed'

This is the time of year that we like to reflect back on our many blessings.

November 30, 2015 | | Local

Man shot at Bulloch party

A man shot during a party on NeSmith Road is recovering, but Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking information on the incident.

November 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

MIAMI - Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for ...

November 28, 2015 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the ...

November 28, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

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