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Fed action brings cash for student loan market

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.

May 17, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | National


Civil War cannonball kills Virginia relic collector

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.

May 17, 2008 | By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press Writer | National


Economy shows resilience; jobless rate falls as dollar rises

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.

May 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Climate change at poles studied

WASHINGTON - The Arctic will remain on thinning ice, and climate warming is expected to begin affecting the Antarctic also, scientists said Friday.

May 17, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


Fed OKs plan to rein in unfair, deceptive credit cards

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.

May 17, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Agreement reached on incentives for Iran on nuclear program

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.

May 17, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Devils drop title game

Devils drop title game

May 17, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Zimbabwe opposition willing to share power with ruling party

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition said Friday it was willing to share power with the ruling party, but not with longtime President Robert Mugabe.

May 17, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Motorcycle bomb explodes outside Yemen mosque, killing 18

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.

May 17, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Islamic insurgents in Somalia threaten revenge on America

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.

May 17, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Josef Fritzl: a shrewd liar and an obsessive tyrant

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.

May 17, 2008 | By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 5/3

Mark Twain said, "Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."

May 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


$38M deal reached for Minn. bridge collapse victims

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.

May 17, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National


Judge throws out videos as evidence in Fla. explosives trial

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.

May 17, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Microsoft ups Yahoo offer above $31 in bid for friendly deal

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.

May 17, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


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House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

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 ...

February 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY | Local




Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

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 ...

February 10, 2016 | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Associated Press


Feb. 10 - James Walter Bland Jr., M.D., age 81, died last Friday evening after a long illness.

James Walter Bland Jr., M.D.

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Panthers fall in second round of Region 3-A tournament

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.

February 09, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


On the Fringe - Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

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 ...

February 09, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Columnist | Sports


NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

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 ...

February 09, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a "sore loser" after the Super Bowl.

February 09, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

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 ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


Register teen hopes to share God’s love, grace

Nineteen-year-old Cierra Crowe is taking a huge leap of faith. She is moving from Register to Kireka, Uganda, next week for the sole purpose of ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




A day in the sun

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 ...

February 08, 2016 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch Academy once again on top of GISA world

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 ...

February 08, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Lady Panthers stay alive with win in region tournament

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 ...

February 08, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled.

February 08, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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