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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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Braves beaten again in 6-1 loss to Nats

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.

June 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. advances to finals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

June 30, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Keel likely headed to Augusta

Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

June 30, 2015 | | Local


Don’t remove Confederate monuments

Editor:

June 30, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Georgia Southern's Keel sole finalist for president of Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Board of Regents announced Tuesday morning that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

June 30, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


June 30 - Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr., age 67, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, in his home.

Mr. Timothy Faircloth Sr.

June 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


A new 'New South'?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply the work of frightened politicians and nervous corporate bean counters scrambling for cover in the wake of another white-on-black atrocity?

June 29, 2015 | By ALLEN G. BREED and JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


A first: New guidelines endorse device to treat strokes

Many stroke patients have a new treatment option - if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke.

June 29, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.

June 29, 2015 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

June 29, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro man charged in child beating

A Statesboro man who police say beat a 5-year-old girl during a domestic dispute Sunday was arrested and is being held without bond.

June 29, 2015 | | Local


Bonds for Braves' new stadium ruled valid

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.

June 29, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


USA-Germany features clash of world's top goalkeepers

MONTREAL - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

June 29, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena gets through opener at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

June 29, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


In the Pits: IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous

NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.

June 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


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