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Fed cuts interest rate amid global stock sell-off and fears of recession

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve unexpectedly slashed a key interest rate by a bold three-fourths of a percentage point on Tuesday, responding to a global plunge in stock markets that heightened concerns about a recession. The Fed signaled that further rate cuts were likely.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


X-ray vision and fire breathing: Bud Light again turns to humor in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK - Perennial Super Bowl advertiser Anheuser-Busch Cos. is leaning heavily on humor in a raft of ads slotted for this year's game, which airs Feb. 3.

February 06, 2008 | By SETH SUTEL AP Business Writer | National


Republican Fred Thompson quits presidential race

NAPLES, Fla. - Republican Fred Thompson, the actor-politician who attracted more attention as a potential presidential candidate than as a real one, quit the race for the White House on Tuesday after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

February 06, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Mexico captures 11 alleged hit men from powerful Sinaloa drug cartel

MEXICO CITY - Eleven alleged hit men for the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel were captured Tuesday at two Mexico City mansions stocked with grenades, automatic weapons and body armor - a day after Mexican authorities reported nabbing one of the cartel's leaders.

February 06, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | World


Analysis: Obama going after Clintons with a passion in effort to win South Carolina primary

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Barack Obama wasn't kidding when he said he would start speaking out more aggressively against the Clintons.

February 06, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Protesters fail to prevent Japanese whaler refueling in Antarctic Ocean

CANBERRA, Australia - Environmentalists again clashed with Japanese whalers Tuesday in the Antarctic Ocean, with Greenpeace activists failing in a risky attempt to prevent the fleet's factory ship from refueling.

February 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


Emergency Fed rate cut stabilizes stocks; Bush, Congress pledge urgent action to stem slide

WASHINGTON - Jolted by global recession fears, the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates Tuesday, and President Bush and leaders of Congress joined in a rare show of cooperation in promising urgent action to pump up the economy with upwards of $150 billion in tax cuts and government spending.

February 06, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | National


Dear Abby 1/21

DEAR ABBY: My daughter, "Bailey," will be 4 soon, and will be having a birthday party. We have been to a few of Bailey's friends' birthday parties, and present-opening turns into chaos. The birthday child doesn't have a chance to really look at the gifts, other children crowd closer and closer to the present-opener to get a better look, and some children cry about the gifts the birthday child has received while their parents promise to buy them a "better one" on their next outing.

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


Bridge 1/21

This is one of the major conundrums of bridge: You are in a trump contract; how quickly should you draw the missing trumps?

February 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 82 years old. I walk, hike and swim every day. I've been having a lot of discomfort in my right shoulder, arm and hand. When I swim, I can hear and feel my shoulder grinding. A friend says it is my rotator cuff and that I just have to live with the pain. Did swimming cause the condition? Is exercise good for it?

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


Bridge 1/22

This week we are looking at maximizing the value of our trumps. Sometimes their only use is to remove the defenders' trumps, so that an opponent cannot ruff a winner. Much more often, though, trumps are used to eliminate losers.

February 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Many choose to honor Martin Luther King by voting early on slain civil rights leader’s holiday

CHICAGO - Julia Montgomery used the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to cast an early primary ballot because it was convenient, she said - but also to honor the slain civil rights leader's legacy.

February 06, 2008 | By DEANNA BELLANDI Associated Press Writer | National


Convicted terror conspirator Jose Padilla sentenced to 17 years, 4 months

MIAMI - Jose Padilla, once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to blow up a radioactive ''dirty bomb,'' was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years and four months on terrorism conspiracy charges that don't mention those initial allegations.

February 06, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Clinton, Obama trade accusations after rancorous debate

WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton argued on Tuesday that Barack Obama's frustration with losing prompted him to look for a fight in their latest debate. Obama said his rival and her husband, former President Clinton, were distorting his record.

February 06, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Winter farmers markets grow in Wis., Ill., Iowa, providing fresh food while helping the needy

MILWAUKEE - Ken Ruegsegger struggled after he sold his dairy herd a few years ago and concentrated on raising animals for their meat.

February 06, 2008 | By JOHN HARTZELL Associated Press Writer | National


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Ga. Prep Football Scores: 10/31/14

Adairsville 63, Coahulla Creek 3

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


Region champs

Pinewood scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to upend Bulloch Academy on Senior Night and win the GISA Region 2-AAA crown at Gator Alley Friday night.

October 31, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Jenkins County takes down Portal

PORTAL - On senior day, the Portal Panthers didn't go down without a fight.

October 31, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB pounds Islands

BROOKLET - After an 0-4 start to the 2014 season, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are now one step away from earning their second consecutive trip to the state Class AAA playoffs.

October 31, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY jhealy@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Glynn Academy pounds Devils

BRUNSWICK - It seems all too fitting that terror ruled the night on Halloween.

October 31, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

MILFORD, Pa. - For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

October 31, 2014 | By KATHY MATHESON and MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Nation


Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

FORT KENT, Maine - A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | By ROBERT F. BUKATY Associated Press | Nation


Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. - A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

October 31, 2014 | By BRIAN MELLEY and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Nation


‘Raise the Woof’

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a standup comedy show fundraiser on Friday at the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.

October 31, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.

October 31, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Colsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters

SHANGHAI - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.

October 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Florida's Muschamp gets another shot against Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Will Muschamp has been on the losing end of the Florida-Georgia series his entire career.

October 31, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | UGA


Virginia, Ga. Tech try to boost division hopes

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson expects the next two weekends to provide clarity in the muddled ACC Coastal Division race.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech


Gurley's suspension appeal denied

ATLANTA - The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida.

October 31, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Falcons' promises are falling flat

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons haven't backed up their offseason promise to be more physical and limit mistakes.

October 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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