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Ford swings to $100M profit in 1st qtr, beats Wall Street

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. surprised Wall Street on Thursday with a $100 million profit in the first quarter as strong results from Europe and South America helped offset the impact of a slumping U.S. economy that cut car and truck sales in its main market. Its shares rose almost 6 percent in morning trading.

May 09, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Rates on 30-year mortgages top 6 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages topped 6 percent for the first time in six weeks as financial markets grew more worried about rising inflation pressures.

May 09, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Senate passes genetic discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - People learning through genetic testing that they might be susceptible to devastating diseases wouldn't also have to worry about losing their jobs or their health insurance under anti-discrimination legislation the Senate passed Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: Screven, Metter win first-round tennis matches

SYLVANIA - The Screven County tennis teams advanced in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament on Wednesday, beating Cook County.

May 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


FMB AOTW: Simmons striking out the enemy

Crawford Simmons has become a strikeout machine.

May 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Bulloch drops key region matchup

Edmund Burke Academy broke a 6-6 tie in the top of the ninth inning but Bulloch Academy couldn't answer back in the bottom of the frame as the Spartans took an 8-6 victory over the Gators Tuesday in a key GISA Region 2-AA baseball matchup.

May 08, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


No. 2 US commander hopes al-Sadr will stop attacks

BAGHDAD - The No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq expressed hope on Wednesday that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would use his influence to stop his followers from attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces as clashes spread to the outskirts of Baghdad.

May 08, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Officials release 1st result in Zimbabwe election recount

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Nearly four weeks after the unresolved presidential election, a state-run newspaper said Wednesday that a national unity government led by longtime leader Robert Mugabe could end Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crisis.

May 08, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


The Eagles Nest: Jayson Foster prepares for NFL Draft & Chris Shehan dominates the diamond

May 08, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Brazil rescuers say missing priest’s chances of survival fading

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Hopes for finding a priest who disappeared after soaring into the air with hundreds of colorful balloons are growing slimmer, rescue officials said Wednesday.

May 08, 2008 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


At least 90 reported killed in fierce battle on Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Tamil rebels and Sri Lankan troops fought one of their fiercest battles in years Wednesday, battering each other with small arms and mortars in a confrontation that the military said killed 52 guerrillas and 38 soldiers.

May 08, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


English celebrate with flags, food on St. George’s Day

LONDON - Londoners gathered Wednesday in Trafalgar Square, beneath statues of imperial lions and military heroes, to celebrate England's patron saint - a third-century Turkish soldier who supposedly had the power to slay a dragon but likely never set foot in Britain.

May 08, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Standard flower show to be held Saturday at Primitive Baptist

The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs will host a standard flower show Saturday, April 26, from 2-5 p.m. at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.

May 08, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bull market in gold means big bucks for old dental work

NEW YORK - Dazzled by the bull market in gold, people are digging through drawers for old dental caps, fillings and bridgework they saved years ago and selling them at prices that would make the tooth fairy blush.

May 08, 2008 | By STEVENSON JACOBS Associated Press Writer | National


Officials wrap up DNA testing on polygamist sect kids

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Texas authorities said Wednesday they had finished taking DNA samples from all the children housed at a coliseum since being removed from a polygamist compound more than two weeks ago.

May 08, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


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