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Fed auctions another $50 billion to banks

WASHINGTON - Battling to relieve stressed credit markets, the Federal Reserve has provided a total of $360 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.

May 07, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


No Child Left Behind faces changes

WASHINGTON - Unable to push education fixes through Congress, the Bush administration is taking its own pen to the No Child Left Behind law.

May 07, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Bridge 4/23

This week, we are looking at dummy's rights and what declarer should do at trick one.

May 07, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Detroit cop freed after DA rejects charges in wife’s death

DETROIT - A police officer arrested after a man claimed he was paid to kill the officer's wife was released from custody Tuesday and isn't facing charges, authorities said.

May 07, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Army engineer charged with passing secrets to Israel in ’80s

NEW YORK - A former U.S. Army mechanical engineer was arrested Tuesday on charges he slipped classified documents about nuclear weapons to an employee of the Israeli Consulate who also received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard, authorities announced.

May 07, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - April 23

(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.)

May 07, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Somali forces rescue hijacked Dubai ship, arrest 7 pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali forces rescued a hijacked ship carrying food to this desperately poor African nation Tuesday, as a top security official accused U.S. troops stationed off the lawless coast of failing to combat growing piracy.

May 07, 2008 | By SALAD DUHUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide car bomber kills 2 US Marines

BAGHDAD - A bomb-rigged truck exploded at a checkpoint Tuesday near the western city of Ramadi, killing two U.S. Marines and wounding three others in an apparent strike by al-Qaida in Iraq in one of its former strongholds.

May 07, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, Iran remain icy to one another

KUWAIT CITY - The United States and Iran, the two nations with the most at stake in Iraq, pointedly ignored each other Tuesday as Iraq's premier unsuccessfully pleaded for immediate financial and diplomatic backing from rich Arab neighbors still leery of Tehran's influence on Baghdad.

May 07, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Pregnant bank teller shot during Ind. robbery

INDIANAPOLIS - A bank teller pregnant with twins was shot in the stomach during a robbery Tuesday morning, and police were questioning two teenagers as ''persons of interest.''

May 07, 2008 | By KEN KUSMER Associated Press Writer | National


Sheriff: Former Olympic skater Grishuk drugged with GHB

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Former Olympic ice dancer Pasha Grishuk was drugged with GHB, a common date rape drug, during a business meeting at a ritzy Orange County hotel, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


Bulloch students compete in Penny Sikes Math Tournament

Students from every elementary and middle school in Bulloch County competed last weekend in the 25th annual Penny Sikes Math Tournament held at Southeast Bulloch High School.

May 07, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


China calls for halt in ’radical’ anti-France demonstrations

BEIJING - With praise for the French president and appeals for calm, China's leadership signaled Tuesday that it is ready to put an end to anti-France sentiment that has swept the country since the chaotic Olympic torch relay in Paris.

May 07, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dollar slumps to new record low versus euro

FRANKFURT, Germany - The euro roared to another record high Tuesday, crossing $1.60 in late afternoon trading in Europe after a pair of ECB governors said high inflation may cause the bank to raise interest rates.

May 07, 2008 | By MATT MOORE AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Diplomats: US compromises on nuclear technology exports

VIENNA, Austria - Facing international opposition, U.S. negotiators at a nuclear meeting have dropped their insistence on a ban of uranium enrichment technology to non-nuclear states, diplomats said Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Braves get past Marlins in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - While major league RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton and batting leader Dee Gordon padded their stats Friday night, the Atlanta Braves trumped them with an unlikely duo.

May 15, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


American Pharoah looks for second leg of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE - American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.

May 15, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer | Sports


Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

BOSTON - A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

May 15, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


'King of the Blues' legend B.B. King dead at age 89

LAS VEGAS - B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.

May 15, 2015 | | Associated Press




Spending spring on the sidelines

May 14, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


A ‘Renaissance’ for Statesboro park

Thursday's dedication of Renaissance Park on Statesboro's west side took on the feel of a gospel revival as residents celebrated the Bulloch County Historical Society's commitment to making the park a vibrant part of the community once again.

May 14, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Streb leads early at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Phil Mickelson faded early and Rory McIlroy tailed off late. Robert Streb just kept on making birdies.

May 14, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Help coming soon for Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.

May 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Brady appeals suspension as Pats rebut league's decision

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.

May 14, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey charged with jury tampering

Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.

May 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




History made in Panthers' season

Portal High School's girls track and field team showed they can compete with any school at the state level, despite not having a home track to practice on.

May 13, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves baffled in 2-hit loss

CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gas prices still look low for summer

NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.

May 13, 2015 | By JONATHAN FAHEY Associated Press | Associated Press


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