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Rates on 30-year mortgages break below 6 percent level

WASHINGTON - Rising worries about a weak economy pushed rates on 30-year mortgages below the 6 percent mark for only the second time in more than two years.

January 25, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Washington


Richardson ends campaign for Democratic presidential nomination, endorses no one

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

January 25, 2008 | By BARRY MASSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain seeks victory in South Carolina, site of 2000 fall

CHARLESTON, S.C. - John McCain is hoping the South Carolina that votes next week will be a different South Carolina than the one that spoiled his presidential hopes eight years ago.

January 25, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


US bombers, jets unleash 40,000 pounds of bombs in 10 minutes south of Baghdad

ZAMBARANIYAH, Iraq - U.S. bombers and jet fighters unleashed 40,000 pounds of explosives on the southern outskirts of Baghdad within 10 minutes Thursday in one of the biggest airstrikes of the war, flattening what the military called safe havens for al-Qaida in Iraq.

January 25, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | World


2004 Democratic nominee Kerry endorses Obama for president, bypassing Clinton, Edwards

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the White House Thursday in a timely slap at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as his own vice presidential running mate.

January 25, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Bush predicts Mideast peace treaty before he leaves White House

RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Bush, summing up meetings with both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, said Thursday that a peace accord will require ''painful political concessions'' by each. Resolving the status of Jerusalem will be hard, he said, and he called for the end of the ''occupation'' of Arab land by the Israeli military.

January 25, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | World


Analysis: Huckabee and McCain face each other after fending off Romney

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - John McCain, meet Mike Huckabee. You're now rivals.

January 25, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Ky. sheriff’s deputy, K-9 killed as police chase teens; 2 charged with murder, other crimes

PINEVILLE, Ky. - Two teenagers were charged with murder Thursday after they led police on a high-speed chase on a wet road and hit a parked sheriff's cruiser, killing the deputy and K-9 dog inside, authorities said.

January 25, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Western storms offer great skiing, raise avalanche risks; season could be one of the deadliest

DENVER - Powerful storms in the West have delivered the best snow conditions in years but also have claimed lives from Colorado to Alaska, threatening to make this winter outdoor sports season the region's deadliest in recent memory.

January 25, 2008 | By GEORGE MERRITT Associated Press Writer | National


New Hampshire winners look to grueling contests ahead

WASHINGTON - Presidential contenders turned their attention Wednesday to the grueling primaries ahead, with Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican John McCain seeking to capitalize on the themes that powered their comebacks in New Hampshire. "Nothing quite as invigorating as a win," McCain said.

January 24, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Rockets fall on southern Israeli city as Bush arrives

JERUSALEM - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip bombarded southern Israel with rocket and mortar fire Wednesday, striking a house in a border town shortly before President Bush arrived in the Mideast to try to build momentum for stalled peace talks.

January 24, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | World


World Bank: Developing economies to cushion US slowdown in 2008

SINGAPORE - Continued robust expansion in developing countries will help offset a slowdown in the United States this year amid concerns of a possible recession in the world's largest economy and oil prices will gradually decline, the World Bank said Wednesday.

January 24, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | World


World Bank forecasts sustained, gradual decline in oil prices as crude demand weakens

SINGAPORE - Oil prices are likely to decline gradually this year and next as record crude prices weaken demand, the World Bank projected Wednesday.

January 24, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | World


Iranian TV: US video images, audio recordings of encounter in Gulf ’fabricated,’ official says

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran on Wednesday called video and audio released by the Pentagon showing Iranian Revolutionary Guards boats confronting U.S. warships in the Strait of Hormuz ''fabricated,'' a state-run television station reported.

January 24, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | World


Video - Portal basketball stuns Statesboro

January 24, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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