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Mark McGwire finally admits using steroids

NEW YORK - Finally willing to talk about the past, Mark McGwire sobbed and sniffled, giving the missing - and unsurprising - answer to the steroids question.

Ending more than a decade of denials and evasion, McGwire admitted Monday that steroids and human growth hormone helped make him a home run king.

January 12, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Writer | World

Israel snubs Turkish ambassador in public

JERUSALEM - Israel publicly snubbed Turkey's ambassador over his country's persistent criticism of the Jewish state, with a government official refusing to shake the envoy's hand and making him sit on a lower seat at a meeting.

Turkey's ties with Israel have been strained by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's fierce criticism of the Jewish state's use of force against Palestinians.

January 12, 2010 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | World

November trade deficit increases to $36.4 billion

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit jumped to the highest level in 10 months as an improving U.S. economy pushed up demand for imports. However, exports rose as well, boosted by a weaker dollar, supporting the view that American manufacturers will be helped by a rebounding global economy.

The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the trade deficit jumped 9.7 percent to $36.4 billion in November, a bigger imbalance than the $34.5 billion deficit economists had forecast.

January 12, 2010 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | World

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | 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 | 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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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda…

It was just a normal Thursday….that was until I got the call "your mom is at the ER."

January 24, 2018 | By LORI GRICE | Locally Owned

Orchid Restaurant thanks customers for a great 2017

Orchid Restaurant is one of Statesboro's most magical restaurants. Owner Mai Lan Nguyen has created a casual elegance with Orchid, combined with some of ...

January 15, 2018 | | Locally Owned

Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local

Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life

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