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Housing-credit woes spur calls for more federal regulation

WASHINGTON - A heavier federal hand is reaching into American life as politicians in both parties demand an overhaul of government financial regulation and more protection for homeowners in the face of mortgage woes and a weakening economy.

May 04, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington


Duncan picks a good time to try a three, San Antonio wins in OT

SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan saved the Spurs with a rare 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime, and Manu Ginobili hit a layup with 1.8 seconds left in double OT to send San Antonio past the Phoenix Suns, 117-115 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round series.

May 04, 2008 | By The Associated Press | Sports


On 3rd anniversary as pope, Benedict encourages young people

NEW YORK - Pope Benedict XVI focused on the future of his American church Saturday as he marked the third anniversary of his election as pontiff, rallying young people, priests and seminarians and assuring them of his support as they dealt with the damage from the clergy sex abuse scandal.

May 04, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


New Al-Qaida in Iraq tape calls for monthlong offensive

CAIRO, Egypt - A man claiming to be the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq vowed in an audiotape released Saturday to launch a monthlong offensive against U.S. troops.

May 04, 2008 | By OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Auditors: Administration overstepped on child health program

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration overreached last year when it limited states' ability to extend health coverage to moderate-income children, government auditors said in a letter released Friday.

May 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


’Tick Riders’ guard US from deadly pest, one cow at a time

LAREDO, Texas - Fred Garza has been patrolling a piece of the Rio Grande for 16 years, usually riding solo on horseback, sometimes venturing to areas where his radio and cell phone have limited range.

May 04, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Perdue to make keynote address at OTC graduation

Gov. Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker for the spring commencement at Ogeechee Technical College. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15 inside Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Child killer says attorneys can’t ethically represent him

BOISE, Idaho - It's been nearly three years since Joseph Edward Duncan III kidnapped two young siblings at their home after killing their parents and older brother. Shasta and Dylan Groene were whisked away to western Montana, where they were tortured, raped and Dylan was slain.

May 04, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Deja Boo? Weekley in line for another victory in Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Boo knows birdies, especially at Harbour Town Golf Links.

May 04, 2008 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hendrix’s celebrate 50th

May 04, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Hamas: Carter holds 2nd meeting with chief in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria - Defying U.S. and Israeli warnings, former President Carter met again on Saturday with the exiled leader of the militant Hamas group and his deputy.

May 04, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Capsule carrying first SKorean astronaut lands off target

MOSCOW - A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut touched down 260 miles off target in northern Kazakhstan on Saturday after hurtling through the atmosphere in a bone-jarring descent from the international space station.

May 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


GSU cheers its way to a National Title

May 04, 2008 | | Georgia Southern


Executives see credit and housing as big threats

WASHINGTON - Turmoil in credit and housing markets will be the most significant threat to growth this year, according to a survey of top financial company executives released Friday.

May 03, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Airline executives and regulators often switch places

WASHINGTON - What the airline industry wants from Washington it often gets, and no wonder. The people who regulate airlines on one day can become company executives the next - and the other way around.

May 03, 2008 | By RITA BEAMISH and SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writers | Washington


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