WASHINGTON - Cash-strapped banks took the Federal Reserve up on its offer of $20 billion in short-term loans to help them overcome credit problems, but the interest rate wasn't as low as some had hoped.
SKIATOOK, Okla. - Huddled near her fireplace, Marla Carter wondered when Skiatook will be mentioned in news reports about the storm-related power outages that have left her without electricity for the past 10 days.
WASHINGTON - Thick black smoke billowed from a fire Wednesday in Vice President Dick Cheney's suite of offices in the historic Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House.
WASHINGTON - After agonizing for weeks, Congress prepared to send the president legislation to protect more than 20 million people from seeing their tax bill balloon this year as a result of the dreaded alternative minimum tax.
BAGHDAD - Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq said Wednesday that their forces would defend civilians if they were caught up in any fighting between Turkish troops and Kurdish rebels from the outlawed PKK in the area.
DEAR READERS: Yesterday I printed the feedback I received regarding a letter from "Smothered in Michigan," a recently divorced mother of two. Her ex-husband had been an alcoholic. She's now dating his "polar opposite" who "treats her like a queen" and is "loving, affectionate, generous and caring."
Eagles Nest football show - GSU vs. Elon - Friday, October 12
Tailgating before GSU-Furman
Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, Dec. 13 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.
SAN DIEGO - A teenager who suffered a ruptured appendix at sea, hundreds of miles from help, got an unusual rescue when the Navy airlifted her to an aircraft carrier for emergency surgery.
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Authorities have closed the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and do not have evidence to charge anyone, the prosecutors' office said Tuesday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I was recently hospitalized with a hiatal hernia. I was informed that at my age, 89, the doctor did not wish to perform surgery. Instead, I was advised to eat smaller portions of food and to eat more than three meals each day. I didn't mind, for my appetite has diminished. I weigh 125 pounds and am 5 feet 2 inches tall. Do you have any suggestions?
The Bulloch Academy boys' basketball program has taken on a European flair with the addition of Arne Bencker.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission, overturning a 32-year-old ban, voted Tuesday to allow broadcasters in the nation's 20 largest media markets to also own a newspaper.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Public Defender's Office said Tuesday it won't challenge Gov. Jon S. Corzine's decision to commute the death sentences of eight men now that the state's death penalty has been abolished.
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