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Bush and Congress discuss stimulus plan; Fed cuts key interest rate

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate as President Bush and top lawmakers were seeking quick agreement on a plan to pump about $150 billion in tax cuts and government spending into the ailing economy to head off a recession.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writers | Washington


State Department official: Better intelligence on terror group inside Pakistan needed

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration isn't satisfied with the quality of information it's getting about terrorist groups and militants operating in Pakistan's volatile tribal area, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Supreme Court declines to hear case of Enron investors

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court dealt a blow Tuesday to Enron investors who sued major investment banks to recover money lost when the Texas energy giant collapsed amid a massive accounting fraud.

February 06, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Army recruited fewer high school grads in 2007, continuing a trend

WASHINGTON - The percent of Army recruits with a high school diploma dropped last year, continuing a trend that has worsened since the start of the Iraq war, according to a report released Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


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 | Associated Press


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 | Associated Press


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


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Penske warns NASCAR team not to manipulate tires

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Roger Penske has warned his NASCAR team to stay out of any controversy regarding the possible manipulation of tires used during races.

March 28, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Braves defeat Blue Jays in split-squad series

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

March 28, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gators come away with top awards in meet

Bulloch Academy claimed the top trophies in both the girls' and boys' meets of the 16th annual Gator Relays Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.

March 28, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


New Zaxby’s opens Monday

Zaxby's is opening its second location in Statesboro, the town where the brand started 25 years ago.

March 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Giving back to the Boro

Former Joseph's Home for Boys resident and current Baltimore Raven NFL player DeAngelo Tyson returned to his hometown this week to tackle an issue very close to his heart.

March 28, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Bulloch Academy host Gator Relays

Student-athletes from 16 independent schools will converge at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex this morning for the 16th annual Gator Relays.

March 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Long a contender, Braves turn to rebuilding after 2014 flop

The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.

March 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Co-pilot may have hidden illness

MONTABAUR, Germany - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers - including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.

March 27, 2015 | By GEIR MOULSON and DAVID McHUGH Associated Press | Associated Press


With 2 session days left, Ga. lawmakers churn through bills

ATLANTA - With three days left in the year's session, Georgia lawmakers plowed through a packed calendar on Friday sending bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature or across the hall to the other chamber for review.

March 27, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press




Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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