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Citigroup returning billions to investors

WASHINGTON - Citigroup Inc. will buy back more than $7 billion in auction-rate securities and pay $100 million in fines as part of settlements with federal and state regulators, who said the bank marketed the investments as safe despite liquidity risks.

August 22, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | Washington


Get ready for Season 2 of Prep Sports Blitz

For all the high school sports action from Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch, Portal, Bulloch Academy and more, watch the second season of Prep Sports Blitz. Click on the video to watch a preview.

August 22, 2008 | | Sports


French troops sent to troubled Afghan region

KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of French troops have deployed to train and mentor Afghan security forces in a key southern province wracked by the Taliban-led insurgency, NATO said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqis: US, Iraq close to deal

BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi officials say the U.S. and Iraq are close to a deal under which all American combat troops would leave by October 2010 with remaining U.S. forces gone about three years later.

August 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US nuclear submarine leaked radiation over 2 years

TOKYO - An American nuclear-powered submarine leaked radiation for more than two years, releasing the bulk of the material in its home port of Guam and at Pearl Harbor, Japanese and U.S. officials said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Conditions in Myanmar starker than portrayed

YANGON, Myanmar - A rare bird's-eye look at Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta shows the devastation still left from Cyclone Nargis - broken levies, flooded farm roads, the shattered remains of bamboo huts and trees strewn like matchsticks along the coast.

August 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Where’s Caylee? Florida toddler drama grips public

ORLANDO, Fla. - What's captivated us are the photos - the toddler's fawnlike eyes and chubby cheeks resting in her hands.

August 22, 2008 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press Writer | National


Search on for 9 victims in wildfire chopper crash

SAN FRANCISCO - Fire raging through rugged, dense terrain is complicating rescue crews' efforts to recover victims and evidence from the remote part of a Northern California forest where a firefighting helicopter crashed. Nine people were presumed dead.

August 22, 2008 | By TERENCE CHEA and MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writers | National


Retailers report mixed sales results in July

NEW YORK - The outlook for the back-to-school shopping season seemed grim Thursday, as retailers' July sales reports showed an increasing shift toward buying necessities like food and household supplies at discounters and away from discretionary spending on clothing.

August 22, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press Writer | National


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


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Boro attorney Josh Tucker earns national recognition

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized Statesboro attorney Josh D. Tucker as one of 2016's "10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for ...

November 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business




Eagles back to .500 with late shot to down Radford

SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.

November 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Coach gained parents' trust with skills before abusing kids

LONDON - In an instant, Paul Lake's mind goes back more than three decades to a soccer field in Manchester and Barry Bennell's tricks ...

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves, Rodriguez agree to $11.5M 2-year deal

ATLANTA - A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Proposed state bill would make 'upskirting' illegal in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plan to close a gap in state law that led a divided Court of Appeals to find a man didn't do ...

November 26, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Fidel Castro dead at 90

HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S ...

November 26, 2016 | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and PETER ORSI Associated Press | Associated Press




Georgia - Georgia Tech passions running high

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Once they were eliminated from their respective conference races, Georgia and Georgia Tech began focusing on other goals.

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Falcons face Cardinals following bye week

ATLANTA (AP) - After a week off, the Atlanta Falcons feel their best is yet to come.

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Irish face wrath while UNC goes free

In case you missed it during this week devoted to indigestion and brawling during Black Friday over that toy your child just has to have ...

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Judge clears Dylann Roof for trial

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to ...

November 25, 2016 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Stores focus on savvier Black Friday shoppers

NEW YORK - Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members or ...

November 25, 2016 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Threat of Zika to continue for Ga.

ATLANTA - Georgia so far has escaped the type of Zika threat faced by Florida, which has been the epicenter of the virus in the continental ...

November 25, 2016 | | Local




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