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January 12, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


US poll: Black optimism up; Hispanics wary on race

WASHINGTON - One year after the election of President Barack Obama, black optimism about the United States has surged, while Hispanics have become more skeptical about race relations, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday.

Thirty-nine percent of blacks say African-Americans are better off now than five years ago, according to the poll. In 2007, just 20 percent of blacks felt that way.

January 12, 2010 | By JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press Writer | World


Fed posts record profits for last year

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve generated record profits last year, reflecting money made off its extraordinary efforts to rescue the country from the worst economic and financial crisis since the 1930s.

January 12, 2010 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | World


FDIC seeks comment on bank pay plan

WASHINGTON - Federal banking regulators moved Tuesday to seek public input on a plan to link the insurance premiums levied on U.S. banks to the degree of risk-taking encouraged by their executive pay policies.

A divided board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted to make public a preliminary proposal for using executive compensation as a factor in assessing the fees that banks must pay for the deposit insurance fund. The plan could involve both rewards and penalties for banks.

January 12, 2010 | By MARCY GORDON Associated Press Writer | World


China takes new steps to curb bank lending

BEIJING - China took new steps Tuesday to control bank lending, ordering institutions to set aside more reserves in a move to avert a surge in credit that Beijing worries might fuel inflation or asset price bubbles.

China's nascent rebound from the global crisis was fueled by a flood of lending by state-owned banks last year. Bankers cut lending under government orders toward the end of 2009 but regulators worry credit might rebound this year.

January 12, 2010 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | World


January 12 - I would like to know how city hall can ... give people bonuses ... in their offices and

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January 12, 2010 | | Soundoff




My Take: Maybe not a leap, but GSU took a step

The Georgia Southern Eagles needed a win in the worst possible way, and they finally got one in the form of an 81-76 victory over visiting Western Carolina.

January 11, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Three Tech juniors are saying goodbye

ATLANTA - Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech lost three more stars to the NFL on Monday.

January 11, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks take down Celtics... again

BOSTON - Joe Johnson scored 36 points, going 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 102-96 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

January 11, 2010 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Honoring Black Creek's history

The freezing temperatures Saturday morning didn't stop members of the Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church and area camps of the Sons of Confederate Veterans from gathering to honor the 39 Confederate Army dead who are buried in the church cemetery.

January 11, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


January 12 - Statesboro Police Arrests Marcus Maurice Bryant, 20, Hillcrest Circle, Sylvania

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.

January 11, 2010 | | Police Report


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January 11, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Parents seek to toss charges in girl's drug death

BROCKTON, Mass. - Parents accused of killing their 4-year-old daughter by overmedicating her with prescription drugs asked a judge Monday to dismiss murder charges, arguing that a new medical report by a prosecution expert supports their claim that the girl died of pneumonia.

Lawyers for Carolyn and Michael Riley said that because the grand jury that indicted the couple did not have the report, they were given "inaccurate" information on the cause of Rebecca Riley's death.

January 11, 2010 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | World


Super Bowl-style corporate ads for candidates?

WASHINGTON - Possibly coming soon to your TV screen: election-season Super Bowl-style ads promoting congressional and presidential candidates, paid for by some of the nation's largest corporations.

It may happen. For decades, business and union money has been largely shut out of state, congressional and presidential campaigns. The Supreme Court may change that in a big way.

January 11, 2010 | By SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writer | World


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Seven more Georgians have died from the flu, bringing the total to 12 deaths across the state this influenza season, public health officials said Friday.

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