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Bernanke says Fed’s priority is shoring up the economy, pledges to cut interest rates

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is ready to lower interest rates again to brace the wobbly economy even as zooming oil prices spread inflation, Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled to Congress on Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bush names Texas entrepreneur as special envoy to Islamic conference

WASHINGTON - President Bush, acknowledging that the U.S. needs to burnish its image in the Islamic world, named a Texas entrepreneur as liaison to The Organization of the Islamic Conference.

March 13, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


FBI says it didn’t find US support link for airline plotters; warns of domestic terror threat

BRIGHTON, England - The FBI said Wednesday the men accused of trying to blow up U.S.-bound airliners had no obvious links to support networks in the United States, but warned that the greatest terror threat for Americans still may lurk within their own borders.

March 13, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian extremist seeks to sully presidential favorite with claim he has Jewish roots

MOSCOW - Dmitry Medvedev has faced little public criticism as he coasts toward Russia's presidency. But a fringe extremist group is trying to stir up voters to turn against him in Sunday's election with claims the candidate might have Jewish roots.

March 13, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Teacher strike deals blow to Puerto Rico’s struggling schools

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Empty classrooms, educators clashing with police, anxious students - a weeklong teachers strike in Puerto Rico is dealing a blow to a public school system already struggling to reach U.S. benchmarks and reduce the highest dropout rate in America.

March 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Winning parties press Musharraf to convene hostile new Parliament

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's election victors vowed Wednesday to drastically reduce the powers of President Pervez Musharraf - even if they lack the strength in the new Parliament to drive him out of office.

March 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Python stalked, then ate family dog in front of children in Australian tropics

BRISBANE, Australia - A 16-foot python stalked a family dog for days before swallowing the pet whole in front of horrified children in the Australian tropics, animal experts said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


McCain and Obama tangle long distance over al-Qaida in Iraq

TYLER, Texas - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain mocked Barack Obama's view of al-Qaida in Iraq, and Democratic contender responded that GOP policies brought the terrorist group there.

March 13, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID and TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington


GSU travels to Charleston

Georgia Southern heads back out on the road and return to their Southern Conference schedule Thursday with a clash against the College of Charleston.

March 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


New Orleans mayor orders barrack built to break up homeless camp, but epidemic remains

NEW ORLEANS - Since Hurricane Katrina flooded his home 30 months ago, Donald Collins says, he has fled to an evacuation center, huddled in an abandoned house and lived in a tent outside City Hall. Eventually the former sanitation worker migrated to a downtown underpass where crack sales and clothing donations seem equally common.

March 13, 2008 | By JOHN MORENO GONZALES Associated Press Writer | National


Congress again raises possibility of drug sports law

WASHINGTON - Once again, professional sports and their leaders were hauled up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday by lawmakers who say they might try once again to legislate drug-testing policies for U.S. leagues.

March 13, 2008 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Washington


Sudan urges Muslims to act against Denmark; thousands protest cartoon of Muhammad

KHARTOUM, Sudan - President Omar al-Bashir vowed on Wednesday to ban Danes from Sudan and called for a Muslim boycott of Denmark before a crowd of tens of thousands denouncing the country at a government-backed protest against a cartoon satirizing the Prophet Muhammad.

March 13, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


FMB AOTW: Raymond does it with D for Portal

Thanks to Portal's Justin Raymond, the leading scorers on opposing teams have been shut down throughout the region playoffs and into state.

March 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Clinton depicts Obama as inconsistent on foreign policy issues

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton characterized rival Barack Obama on Monday as rash and inconsistent on foreign policy issues.

March 12, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Key home price index shows record decline in 2007, double-digit drops in 8 metro areas

NEW YORK - U.S. home prices dropped 8.9 percent in the final quarter of 2007 compared with a year ago, Standard & Poor's said Tuesday, the steepest decline in the 20-year history of its housing index.

March 12, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE Associated Press Writer | National


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The high price of aging

NEW YORK - Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when ...

July 20, 2015 | By MATTHEW CRAFT AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Sleeping off Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON - To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring ...

July 20, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

LONDON - The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen ...

July 20, 2015 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press | Associated Press


17-year-old leads police on high speed chase in stolen car

A teenager driving a stolen vehicle led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Statesboro in the wee hours of the morning Monday.

July 20, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Shoe Dept. Encore opens

After six months in a temporary location while the original store underwent a metamorphosis behind temporary walls, the Shoe Dept. in Statesboro Mall reopened Friday ...

July 20, 2015 | | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Frontier stepping up to help rural America

Last week, community leaders come together to celebrate Statesboro making it to the first round of the America's Best Communities, a $10 million prize ...

July 20, 2015 | | Local


Three ways to fix a picky eater

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says ...

July 19, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Three ways to fix a picky eater

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says ...

July 19, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Recycling the water from air conditioners

Question: Can I collect the water dripping out of my air conditioner to water my plants?

July 19, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


60 years ago, Disneyland opened in Calif.

ANAHEIM, Calif. - EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 16, 1955, Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas wrote a story about the imminent opening of an elaborate theme ...

July 19, 2015 | By BOB THOMAS Associated Press | Life


Adult coloring books are selling like crazy

NEW YORK (AP) - Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer.

July 19, 2015 | By BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press | Hot topics


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Overcoming challenges and imitating Christ

The maxim "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery" was almost certainly coined when flattery was more highly thought of than it seems to be ...

July 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro doctor combats smallpox, flu outbreaks

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia ...

July 19, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Chancey-Lee

Ms. Beth Chancey of Montgomery, Alabama, is pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of her daughter, Rebecca Caroline of Birmingham, Alabama, to John Carl Lee ...

July 19, 2015 | | Weddings


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