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Fed leaves rates alone for second straight meeting

WASHINGTON - For a second straight meeting, the Federal Reserve has decided to remain on the sidelines and leave interest rates alone. In the opinion of many economists, that stance may prevail not only for the rest of this year but well into 2009.

August 21, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


SC deputy killed while responding to alarm call

SMOAKS, S.C. - A South Carolina sheriff's deputy was shot to death while responding to an early morning home alarm Wednesday, and though authorities were searching for a suspect with dogs and a helicopter, they said they had few leads.

August 21, 2008 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 8/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a problem with dried earwax in my outer ears, especially when it settles in the small crevices and is painful to remove. I'm a 77-year-old female who has always had lots of earwax, but it used to be soft and could be removed easily. How does the wax flow out when it is dry and brittle? Is there anything that can help?

August 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Average ER waiting time nears 1 hour, CDC says

ATLANTA - The average time that hospital emergency rooms patients wait to see a doctor has grown from about 38 minutes to almost an hour over the past decade, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Mexican-born killer put to death in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Mexican-born condemned killer whose case drew international attention has been executed over the objections of an international court and the Mexican government, which contended he was denied access to legal help from his consulate.

August 21, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | National


Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


At Doggyspace, social networking goes to the dogs

RICHMOND, Va. - Cici confesses on her Web page that she likes to greet everyone by licking their feet. Dolce admits to being a mamma's boy. And Jake and Tycho posted a video that chronicles their adventures of rolling around on their backs.

August 21, 2008 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press Writer | National


Preacher stole, then killed to cover his tracks

HICKMAN, Calif. - Friends of an elderly millionaire who was killed by a local pastor sensed something was wrong long before his death.

August 21, 2008 | By TRACIE CONE Associated Press Writer | National


Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 8/7

Charles Darwin said, "The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason."

August 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/7

A new you could be emerging in the year ahead who will be a pretty tough cookie, making it possible to receive rewards and recognition in some of the same areas you were previously taken for granted.

August 21, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sheriffs: 2 tiger attacks show tougher laws needed

ST. LOUIS - Two tiger attacks this week at two different Missouri animal facilities that had both been cited for past problems have law enforcement officials calling for tougher exotic animal laws.

August 21, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Year after Utah mine collapse, many failures clear

SALT LAKE CITY - The collapse of the Crandall Canyon mine one year ago was so extensive, federal officials found no other mining disaster in the last 50 years to compare to it.

August 21, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


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Sergio feeling right at home at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Sergio Garcia had a long history with Texas even before he became a part-time resident.

April 18, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Renowned mathematician to deliver inaugural Stone Lecture

Sir Vaughan F.R. Jones, winner of the mathematical world's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, will launch the David R. Stone Distinguished Lecture series ...

April 18, 2018 | From staff reports | Local




Portal's big rally falls short

The Portal Panthers dug themselves an 11-0 hole, and could have easily folded up from there, but instead fought back to cut the Wheeler County ...

April 17, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Bryan County sheriff's deputy killed in single-vehicle crash

An off-duty Bryan County sheriff's deputy was killed Saturday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on Eldora Road.

April 16, 2018 | | Local


Sylvania man wrecks motorcycle after fleeing from Bulloch deputies

A man who wrecked his motorcycle after fleeing from sheriff's deputies early Saturday morning faced several charges after being taken to the hospital for ...

April 16, 2018 | | Local


7 inmates killed as prisoners fight over money, territory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in ...

April 16, 2018 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Associated Press


American woman wins Boston Marathon for first time since 1985

BOSTON - After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place ...

April 16, 2018 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Busch passes Larson to win rain-delayed race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls.

April 16, 2018 | BY STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Morocco World Cup bid masks homosexuality ban

A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer ...

April 16, 2018 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Keith Jackson remembered at Rose Bowl memorial

PASADENA, Calif. - Keith Jackson was remembered as "the Walter Cronkite of sports broadcasting" and a loving husband, father and grandfather away from the broadcast booth ...

April 16, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hospital nurse earns DAISY Award

A registered nurse in the Emergency Department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro was awarded recently the hospital's DAISY Award for Extraordinary ...

April 16, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - State tourism event coming to the Boro

This week, Statesboro is playing host to more than 100 tourism professionals from convention and visitor bureaus, chambers and visitor information centers across Georgia. They ...

April 16, 2018 | | Local


Bulloch, area businesses invited to seminar on tools for growth

The Statesboro Chapter of SCORE is inviting Bulloch County businesses to the fourth workshop in the "Tools to Grow Your Business" series shows how social ...

April 16, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


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