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Fed cuts interest rate amid global stock sell-off and fears of recession

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve unexpectedly slashed a key interest rate by a bold three-fourths of a percentage point on Tuesday, responding to a global plunge in stock markets that heightened concerns about a recession. The Fed signaled that further rate cuts were likely.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington

X-ray vision and fire breathing: Bud Light again turns to humor in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK - Perennial Super Bowl advertiser Anheuser-Busch Cos. is leaning heavily on humor in a raft of ads slotted for this year's game, which airs Feb. 3.

February 06, 2008 | By SETH SUTEL AP Business Writer | National

Republican Fred Thompson quits presidential race

NAPLES, Fla. - Republican Fred Thompson, the actor-politician who attracted more attention as a potential presidential candidate than as a real one, quit the race for the White House on Tuesday after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

February 06, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Mexico captures 11 alleged hit men from powerful Sinaloa drug cartel

MEXICO CITY - Eleven alleged hit men for the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel were captured Tuesday at two Mexico City mansions stocked with grenades, automatic weapons and body armor - a day after Mexican authorities reported nabbing one of the cartel's leaders.

February 06, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Analysis: Obama going after Clintons with a passion in effort to win South Carolina primary

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Barack Obama wasn't kidding when he said he would start speaking out more aggressively against the Clintons.

February 06, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Protesters fail to prevent Japanese whaler refueling in Antarctic Ocean

CANBERRA, Australia - Environmentalists again clashed with Japanese whalers Tuesday in the Antarctic Ocean, with Greenpeace activists failing in a risky attempt to prevent the fleet's factory ship from refueling.

February 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Emergency Fed rate cut stabilizes stocks; Bush, Congress pledge urgent action to stem slide

WASHINGTON - Jolted by global recession fears, the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates Tuesday, and President Bush and leaders of Congress joined in a rare show of cooperation in promising urgent action to pump up the economy with upwards of $150 billion in tax cuts and government spending.

February 06, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | National

Dear Abby 1/21

DEAR ABBY: My daughter, "Bailey," will be 4 soon, and will be having a birthday party. We have been to a few of Bailey's friends' birthday parties, and present-opening turns into chaos. The birthday child doesn't have a chance to really look at the gifts, other children crowd closer and closer to the present-opener to get a better look, and some children cry about the gifts the birthday child has received while their parents promise to buy them a "better one" on their next outing.

February 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Bridge 1/21

This is one of the major conundrums of bridge: You are in a trump contract; how quickly should you draw the missing trumps?

February 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 1/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 82 years old. I walk, hike and swim every day. I've been having a lot of discomfort in my right shoulder, arm and hand. When I swim, I can hear and feel my shoulder grinding. A friend says it is my rotator cuff and that I just have to live with the pain. Did swimming cause the condition? Is exercise good for it?

February 06, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Bridge 1/22

This week we are looking at maximizing the value of our trumps. Sometimes their only use is to remove the defenders' trumps, so that an opponent cannot ruff a winner. Much more often, though, trumps are used to eliminate losers.

February 06, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Many choose to honor Martin Luther King by voting early on slain civil rights leader’s holiday

CHICAGO - Julia Montgomery used the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to cast an early primary ballot because it was convenient, she said - but also to honor the slain civil rights leader's legacy.

February 06, 2008 | By DEANNA BELLANDI Associated Press Writer | National

Convicted terror conspirator Jose Padilla sentenced to 17 years, 4 months

MIAMI - Jose Padilla, once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to blow up a radioactive ''dirty bomb,'' was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years and four months on terrorism conspiracy charges that don't mention those initial allegations.

February 06, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National

Clinton, Obama trade accusations after rancorous debate

WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton argued on Tuesday that Barack Obama's frustration with losing prompted him to look for a fight in their latest debate. Obama said his rival and her husband, former President Clinton, were distorting his record.

February 06, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Winter farmers markets grow in Wis., Ill., Iowa, providing fresh food while helping the needy

MILWAUKEE - Ken Ruegsegger struggled after he sold his dairy herd a few years ago and concentrated on raising animals for their meat.

February 06, 2008 | By JOHN HARTZELL Associated Press Writer | National

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School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed ...

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Bulloch ACT, SAT scores gain

Bulloch County Schools administrators this week hailed a five-year upward trend in local high school graduates' scores on the ACT and SAT college admissions tests ...

October 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

Gators fall to four seed with loss to PCA

Down three of their best players, BA succumbed their worst loss of the season in what was the biggest game of the season.

October 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Yellow Jackets all over Groves

BROOKLET – After a sluggish start, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets asserted themselves against an overmatched Groves team on their way to a 49-6 win at ...

October 21, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Sports

NMSU Aggies still focused on building winning culture

Winning is hard, and having to teach players to win makes it more difficult.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Georgia Southern's Breida looking to break loose

It has been a tough year statistically for the top two running backs in the Sun Belt Conference.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Cyberattacks disrupt the internet

Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across ...

October 21, 2016 | By RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writers | Associated Press

OctoberQuest to benefit United Way

A fun-filled event featuring various games has been a lucrative fund raiser for United Way of Southeast Georgia for the past three years, and OctoberQuest ...

October 21, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local

Eagles look to snap losing streak out West

Georgia Southern football - players and coaches alike - is now in uncharted territory.

October 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Ryan among league's quarterback ironmen

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The opening question to Matt Ryan's weekly news conference made the quarterback nervous.

October 20, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Yellow Jackets try to bounce back in region play

BROOKLET - If the playoffs started today, Southeast Bulloch would be on the outside looking in.

October 20, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Gators host archrival Pinewood

The Gators of Bulloch Academy will finally be celebrating 40 years of football this tonight as they play host to the Patriots of Pinewood Christian ...

October 20, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360

Half a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests

PIKETON, Ohio - Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting - for an ...

October 20, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump to critics: I'll accept election results — if I win

DELAWARE, Ohio - Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election - if he wins. The Republican ...

October 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE, JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

Reward offered in Campus Crossings murder

A $1,500 reward is being offered by the Statesboro Police Department for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible ...

October 20, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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