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Administration OKs new way to help mortgage market

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and federal banking regulators joined with the nation's four largest banks Monday to endorse a new way to pump money into the battered U.S. mortgage market.

August 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


RI police: 24-year-old son killed parents with hoe

LINCOLN, R.I. - Authorities charged a man Sunday with killing his parents with a garden hoe and burying their bodies in their backyard cesspool.

August 11, 2008 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Exercise slows Alzheimer's brain atrophy

NEW YORK - Patients with early Alzheimer's disease who exercised regularly saw less deterioration in the areas of the brain which control memory, according to a study released Sunday at the 2008 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Chicago.

August 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Professionals find jobs back in rural hometowns

LEBANON, Va. - Software engineer Keith Brown was conducting a meeting by teleconference at home when he had to call an abrupt halt. Dido, one of the family's two dogs, had just brought in a dead opossum.

August 11, 2008 | By SUE LINDSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Iowa case raises question: Is stripping an art?

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa doesn't have any all-nude strip clubs - but it does have performing arts centers where women dance naked.

August 11, 2008 | By MELANIE S. WELTE Associated Press Writer | National


Cancer warning adds wrinkle to parenting debate

NEW YORK - When Amy Morris' twin boys, then 11, went on an academic trip to Washington last year, she agreed to give them cell phones at the program's request. But this summer she was dismayed to learn that girls at her 8-year-old daughter's day camp were using cell phones they'd taken along in their backpacks.

August 11, 2008 | By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - July 28

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 11, 2008 | | Crime Report


Myanmar farmers back at work, but outlook is bleak

THOME GWE, Myanmar - Ko Nyi Thaut lost six of his children and all his possessions when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar three months ago. But the 53-year-old farmer still has his rice fields. The surprise, say aid workers, is how quickly he and others have gone back to work.

August 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Israeli troops kill Hamas militant

HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli troops killed a Hamas militant in the West Bank town of Hebron early Sunday, surrounding a house and exchanging gunfire with the man before bulldozing the structure.

August 11, 2008 | By NASSER SHIYOUKHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Soap opera shakes customs of Arab married life

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Every evening for the past four months, a tall young man with soulful blue eyes has been stealing hearts across the Middle East, from the refugee camps of the Gaza Strip to the gated mansions of Riyadh.

August 11, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


4 swimmers dead, 3 missing in N.Y. ocean waters

NEW YORK - Four swimmers drowned and three were missing Saturday in two days of treacherous ocean currents at Long Island and New York City beaches, authorities said. At least three more had been rescued.

August 11, 2008 | By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press Writer | National


In e-mail, Islamic group claims India blasts

AHMADABAD, India - An obscure Islamic group claimed responsibility for a series of synchronized explosions that killed at least 45 people in western India, warning of "the terror of Death" in an e-mail sent to several television stations minutes before the blasts.

August 11, 2008 | By R.K. MISRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs strike Istanbul neighborhood, killing 15

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Two bombs exploded minutes apart in a packed Istanbul square Sunday night, killing 15 and injuring more than 150 in what the city governor said was a terror attack.

August 11, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sons of British man who faked his death say they will never forgive parents for lying

LONDON - The sons of a British man who faked his own death cannot forgive their parents for making them believe their father drowned in a canoeing accident, two newspapers reported Sunday.

August 11, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gunman opens fire in Tennessee church, 1 killed

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A gunman opened fire at a church youth performance Sunday, leaving eight people injured and killing a man who witnesses called a hero for shielding others from a shotgun blast.

August 11, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


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New Deal program focus of Historical Society meeting

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a vital program of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. The Corps offered work to unemployed young men with the ...

January 19, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Good dog, bad dog?

DALLAS - Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger ...

January 19, 2018 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones ...

January 19, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press




South cleans up after unusually intense storm

DURHAM, N.C. - Southerners shoveled, scraped and plowed their way Thursday out of a snowy deep freeze that caused a standstill across much of a ...

January 18, 2018 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Orchid Restaurant thanks customers for a great 2017

Orchid Restaurant is one of Statesboro's most magical restaurants. Owner Mai Lan Nguyen has created a casual elegance with Orchid, combined with some of ...

January 15, 2018 | | Locally Owned


Jen’s TOP TEN resolutions for 2018

So, be honest. How are those New Year's resolutions going? If you are like me, you have been slacking a little. (Ok, slacking a ...

January 15, 2018 | | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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