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Bush and Congress discuss stimulus plan; Fed cuts key interest rate

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate as President Bush and top lawmakers were seeking quick agreement on a plan to pump about $150 billion in tax cuts and government spending into the ailing economy to head off a recession.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writers | Washington


State Department official: Better intelligence on terror group inside Pakistan needed

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration isn't satisfied with the quality of information it's getting about terrorist groups and militants operating in Pakistan's volatile tribal area, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Supreme Court declines to hear case of Enron investors

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court dealt a blow Tuesday to Enron investors who sued major investment banks to recover money lost when the Texas energy giant collapsed amid a massive accounting fraud.

February 06, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Army recruited fewer high school grads in 2007, continuing a trend

WASHINGTON - The percent of Army recruits with a high school diploma dropped last year, continuing a trend that has worsened since the start of the Iraq war, according to a report released Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


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


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Busch takes pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch's comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed.

March 20, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work

WASHINGTON - New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.

March 20, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign TE

Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.

March 19, 2015 | ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Poll: Public unaware health law in jeopardy

WASHINGTON - With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.

March 19, 2015 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Little change in desire for action on inequality

DENVER - Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.

March 19, 2015 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press




Gurley con only watch on Pro Day

ATHENS, Ga. - While he continues to rehab his knee - and his reputation - Todd Gurley is relying on game film to make his case for the NFL draft.

March 18, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


SEB boys dominate local competition

Southeast Bulloch had a banner day on the track Wednesday as its boys ran away with a convincint victory while the girls notched a second place finish in a meet that included SEB, Bulloch Academy, South Effingham, Emanueld County Institute and Johnson of Savannah.

March 18, 2015 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Syracuse's Boeheim to retire in three years

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach - revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But the coda to his decorated career has become tinged with undeniable blemishes, laid out in harsh penalties for violations the NCAA says show Boeheim and the university lost control of athletics.

March 18, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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