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Fed auctions another $50 billion to banks

WASHINGTON - Battling to relieve stressed credit markets, the Federal Reserve has provided a total of $360 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.

May 07, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


No Child Left Behind faces changes

WASHINGTON - Unable to push education fixes through Congress, the Bush administration is taking its own pen to the No Child Left Behind law.

May 07, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Bridge 4/23

This week, we are looking at dummy's rights and what declarer should do at trick one.

May 07, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Detroit cop freed after DA rejects charges in wife’s death

DETROIT - A police officer arrested after a man claimed he was paid to kill the officer's wife was released from custody Tuesday and isn't facing charges, authorities said.

May 07, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Army engineer charged with passing secrets to Israel in ’80s

NEW YORK - A former U.S. Army mechanical engineer was arrested Tuesday on charges he slipped classified documents about nuclear weapons to an employee of the Israeli Consulate who also received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard, authorities announced.

May 07, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - April 23

(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.)

May 07, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Somali forces rescue hijacked Dubai ship, arrest 7 pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali forces rescued a hijacked ship carrying food to this desperately poor African nation Tuesday, as a top security official accused U.S. troops stationed off the lawless coast of failing to combat growing piracy.

May 07, 2008 | By SALAD DUHUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide car bomber kills 2 US Marines

BAGHDAD - A bomb-rigged truck exploded at a checkpoint Tuesday near the western city of Ramadi, killing two U.S. Marines and wounding three others in an apparent strike by al-Qaida in Iraq in one of its former strongholds.

May 07, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, Iran remain icy to one another

KUWAIT CITY - The United States and Iran, the two nations with the most at stake in Iraq, pointedly ignored each other Tuesday as Iraq's premier unsuccessfully pleaded for immediate financial and diplomatic backing from rich Arab neighbors still leery of Tehran's influence on Baghdad.

May 07, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Pregnant bank teller shot during Ind. robbery

INDIANAPOLIS - A bank teller pregnant with twins was shot in the stomach during a robbery Tuesday morning, and police were questioning two teenagers as ''persons of interest.''

May 07, 2008 | By KEN KUSMER Associated Press Writer | National


Sheriff: Former Olympic skater Grishuk drugged with GHB

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Former Olympic ice dancer Pasha Grishuk was drugged with GHB, a common date rape drug, during a business meeting at a ritzy Orange County hotel, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


Bulloch students compete in Penny Sikes Math Tournament

Students from every elementary and middle school in Bulloch County competed last weekend in the 25th annual Penny Sikes Math Tournament held at Southeast Bulloch High School.

May 07, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


China calls for halt in ’radical’ anti-France demonstrations

BEIJING - With praise for the French president and appeals for calm, China's leadership signaled Tuesday that it is ready to put an end to anti-France sentiment that has swept the country since the chaotic Olympic torch relay in Paris.

May 07, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dollar slumps to new record low versus euro

FRANKFURT, Germany - The euro roared to another record high Tuesday, crossing $1.60 in late afternoon trading in Europe after a pair of ECB governors said high inflation may cause the bank to raise interest rates.

May 07, 2008 | By MATT MOORE AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Diplomats: US compromises on nuclear technology exports

VIENNA, Austria - Facing international opposition, U.S. negotiators at a nuclear meeting have dropped their insistence on a ban of uranium enrichment technology to non-nuclear states, diplomats said Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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