WASHINGTON - Action taken by the Federal Reserve on Friday targeting the global credit crisis, in concert with European central banks, included an injection of cash into the stricken student loan market through a special lending operation.
CHESTER, Va. - Like many boys in the South, Sam White got hooked on the Civil War early, digging up rusting bullets and military buttons in the battle-scarred earth of his hometown.
WASHINGTON - The economy showed off unexpected signs of resilience Friday as job losses slowed, the dollar gained a bit of muscle for a change and there were even indications that food prices may be easing. The unemployment rate dipped, though that may not last.
WASHINGTON - The Arctic will remain on thinning ice, and climate warming is expected to begin affecting the Antarctic also, scientists said Friday.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve and other regulators initiated steps Friday to end ''unfair and deceptive'' credit card industry practices assailing consumers who are already struggling to cope in a bad economy.
LONDON - World powers agreed Friday to try again to lure Iran to the nuclear bargaining table with a repackaged set of carrots to accompany the stick of U.N. sanctions.
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HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition said Friday it was willing to share power with the ruling party, but not with longtime President Robert Mugabe.
SAN'A, Yemen - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up amid a crowd of worshippers leaving Friday prayers at a mosque in a rebel stronghold of northern Yemen, killing at least 18 people and wounding about four dozen, officials said.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A U.S. airstrike that killed the suspected al-Qaida leader in Somalia brought warnings of vengeance from Islamic insurgents Friday and the threat of a boycott that could jeopardize peace talks with the U.N.-supported government.
AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.
Mark Twain said, "Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers reached agreement on a $38 million compensation package for victims of a deadly bridge collapse, culminating months of work to provide relief beyond the state's legal liability.
TAMPA, Fla. - An Egyptian college student facing federal explosives charges won a victory Friday when a judge threw out some videos considered by prosecutors to be key evidence in his trial next week.
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. finally dangled a higher takeover bid in front of Yahoo Inc. Friday, hoping to reach a friendly deal after weeks of saber rattling.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a ...
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COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity ...
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SOPERTON - Portal put up a valiant effort in a 59-46 loss to Emanuel County Institute in the girls basketball GHSA region 3-A playoffs Tuesday afternoon.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a "sore loser" after the Super Bowl.
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart ...
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DENVER - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos ...
In the weeks leading up to the GISA traditional wrestling championships, Bulloch Academy wrestling coach Andy Tomlin was reluctant to use the word "dynasty" when ...
MILLEN - With opposing teams keying in on Portal's leading scorers, Breyonna Raymond and Chandalier Morgan all season, the Lady Panthers needed a third threat ...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled.