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Fed action brings cash for student loan market

WASHINGTON - Action taken by the Federal Reserve on Friday targeting the global credit crisis, in concert with European central banks, included an injection of cash into the stricken student loan market through a special lending operation.

May 17, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | National

Civil War cannonball kills Virginia relic collector

CHESTER, Va. - Like many boys in the South, Sam White got hooked on the Civil War early, digging up rusting bullets and military buttons in the battle-scarred earth of his hometown.

May 17, 2008 | By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press Writer | National

Economy shows resilience; jobless rate falls as dollar rises

WASHINGTON - The economy showed off unexpected signs of resilience Friday as job losses slowed, the dollar gained a bit of muscle for a change and there were even indications that food prices may be easing. The unemployment rate dipped, though that may not last.

May 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

Climate change at poles studied

WASHINGTON - The Arctic will remain on thinning ice, and climate warming is expected to begin affecting the Antarctic also, scientists said Friday.

May 17, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington

Fed OKs plan to rein in unfair, deceptive credit cards

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve and other regulators initiated steps Friday to end ''unfair and deceptive'' credit card industry practices assailing consumers who are already struggling to cope in a bad economy.

May 17, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington

Agreement reached on incentives for Iran on nuclear program

LONDON - World powers agreed Friday to try again to lure Iran to the nuclear bargaining table with a repackaged set of carrots to accompany the stick of U.N. sanctions.

May 17, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press

Local Roundup: Devils drop title game

Devils drop title game

May 17, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Zimbabwe opposition willing to share power with ruling party

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition said Friday it was willing to share power with the ruling party, but not with longtime President Robert Mugabe.

May 17, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Motorcycle bomb explodes outside Yemen mosque, killing 18

SAN'A, Yemen - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up amid a crowd of worshippers leaving Friday prayers at a mosque in a rebel stronghold of northern Yemen, killing at least 18 people and wounding about four dozen, officials said.

May 17, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Islamic insurgents in Somalia threaten revenge on America

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A U.S. airstrike that killed the suspected al-Qaida leader in Somalia brought warnings of vengeance from Islamic insurgents Friday and the threat of a boycott that could jeopardize peace talks with the U.N.-supported government.

May 17, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Josef Fritzl: a shrewd liar and an obsessive tyrant

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.

May 17, 2008 | By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bridge 5/3

Mark Twain said, "Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."

May 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

$38M deal reached for Minn. bridge collapse victims

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers reached agreement on a $38 million compensation package for victims of a deadly bridge collapse, culminating months of work to provide relief beyond the state's legal liability.

May 17, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National

Judge throws out videos as evidence in Fla. explosives trial

TAMPA, Fla. - An Egyptian college student facing federal explosives charges won a victory Friday when a judge threw out some videos considered by prosecutors to be key evidence in his trial next week.

May 17, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National

Microsoft ups Yahoo offer above $31 in bid for friendly deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. finally dangled a higher takeover bid in front of Yahoo Inc. Friday, hoping to reach a friendly deal after weeks of saber rattling.

May 17, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National

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SEB gets first win

BROOKLET - At the end of what he called one of the toughest weeks of his life as a leader, Southeast Bulloch head coach Pat Collins ...

September 11, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Williams stunned in US Open semis by Vinci

NEW YORK - For Serena Williams' first 26 matches at major tournaments in 2015, no deficit was too daunting, no opponent too troublesome, no victory too ...

September 11, 2015 | | Sports

Study backs more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure

WASHINGTON - Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more ...

September 11, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

9/11 victims' relatives mark anniversary

NEW YORK - During years of going to ground zero every Sept. 11, Tom Acquaviva has seen crowds diminish at the ceremonies commemorating the terror attacks ...

September 11, 2015 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | Associated Press

Georgia opens up SEC play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is counting on his Commodores making a big jump between losing their season opener and hosting No. 10 Georgia.

September 11, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | UGA

Tech looking to make its mark

ATLANTA - At Georgia Tech, the triple-option offense gets all the headlines.

September 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

Deal Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. James Curtis Deal of Statesboro plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on September 19, 2015, in the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church ...

September 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

September 11 - Mr. Harold Wayne “Rock” Howell, age 60, died Wednesday.

Mr. Harold Wayne "Rock" Howell

September 10, 2015 | | Obituaries

Georgia's Lambert happy handing off the ball

ATHENS, Ga. - Greyson Lambert is proving to be a fast learner as the new starting quarterback for No. 10 Georgia.

September 10, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA

SEB goes for first win

BROOKLET - Two weeks into the regular season, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are looking for one big thing - consistency.

September 10, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Portal, ECI renew rivalry

The Portal Panthers are taking it one step at a time after a 34-19 week two loss to Treutlen County.

September 10, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

BA puts unbeaten mark on the line

Two high-scoring offenses and two stingy defenses collide tonight in a clash of the early-season unbeatens.

September 10, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

New federal food safety rules

WASHINGTON - Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne ...

September 10, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa - Scientists, including a Georgia Southern alumnus, say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge ...

September 10, 2015 | By LYNSEY CHUTEL and MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press | Local

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