WASHINGTON - Battered by bad economic news, consumer confidence plunged while wholesale food, energy and medicine costs soared, pushing inflation up at the fastest pace in a quarter century.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, seeking to combat effects of the credit crisis, said Tuesday it had auctioned another $30 billion in funds to commercial banks, at an interest rate of 3.080 percent. It was the sixth in a series of auctions that so far have pumped $160 billion into the nation's banking system in an effort to provide cash-strapped banks with extra reserves.
WASHINGTON - Some career staffers concerned about the reputation of the Environmental Protection Agency believed that Administrator Stephen Johnson would have to consider resigning if he turned down California's request to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, newly released documents show.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Mediator Kofi Annan suspended negotiations on Kenya's deadly postelection crisis and said Tuesday he would personally appeal for a power-sharing deal because talks were ''turning around in circles.''
LONDON - Clad in mud-smeared combat fatigues, the young Muslims trained on picturesque British farmland, hurling imaginary grenades, wielding sticks as mock rifles and chopping watermelons in simulated beheadings.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - U.S. officials said Tuesday that Washington was concerned over ''ominous signs'' Zimbabwe was unprepared to hold free and fair elections next month.
BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government demanded for the first time that Turkey immediately withdraw from northern Iraq, warning Tuesday it feared an ongoing incursion could lead to clashes with the official forces of the semiautonomous Kurdish region.
WASHINGTON - The Army's top general said Tuesday he wants to reduce combat tours for soldiers in Iraq from 15 months to 12 months this summer - and hopes that sticks.
WASHINGTON - American Indians would have better access to health care services, including screening and mental health programs, under legislation the Senate passed Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Almost any proud traveler has said it upon returning home: Hey, want to see the pictures from my trip?
Andy Mandell, also known as "Mr. Diabetes," walked through Bulloch County this week as part of his "Wake up and Walk" tour, an effort to raise awareness about the incidence and preventability of diabetes and the importance of early detection of the disease. Mandell is the founder of the Defeat Diabetes Foundation. He began walking Dec. 1, 2000, in Madeira Beach, Fla. as a trial walk of 450 miles, then began his current walking tour Jan. 2002 from East Milton, Fla. According to his web site (www.defeatdiabetes.org), Mandell will continue walking until he is back in Madeira. Mandell ...
ATLANTA - Georgia Southern could not overcome a seven-run third inning, losing 11-2 at 25th-ranked Georgia Tech Tuesday. The Eagles fell to 1-3 while Tech improved to 4-0.
After an investigation, officers with the Statesboro Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit arrested a Clito woman on drug and prostitution charges Tuesday.
LUXEMBOURG - The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that only the tasty, crumbly cheese that has been made for some 800 years near the Italian city of Parma can legally be called Parmesan.
BEIJING - China is reaching out for a greater role in global affairs and opening up at home, too - at least a little - as the once-reclusive Communist giant gets ready for this summer's Olympic Games.
In early August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in an effort to bring World War II to an end.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Carole Amason of McIntosh County, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Amason of McIntosh County, to Matthew Fitzgerald ...
Q: Do you eat the rind on cheese? I frequently encounter unfamiliar (at least to me) cheeses and do not know what to do.
The following statement is true: A child's natural response to the proper presentation of authority is obedience.
MOSCOW, Idaho - Matt Breida ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia Southern beat Idaho 44-20 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.
SALT LAKE CITY - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an ...
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ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was placed under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities on Friday as a probe into soccer corruption reached the highest levels ...
MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves have been at their best this year at Marlins Park and were again in the first inning Friday, scoring four runs ...
PORTAL - The Panthers' home opener didn't go as planned Friday as the offense continued to sputter in a 19-6 loss to Johnson County at ...
It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night when the Westfield Hornets descended on Westside Road to battle Bulloch Academy.
ATHENS - In only a few months, Greyson Lambert has gone from losing his starting job at Virginia to setting a NCAA completion-percentage record at No ...
DURHAM, N.C. - Whoever wins the Georgia Tech-Duke game will grab an early edge in the ACC's Coastal Division race.
The Screven County Gamecocks entered Friday's Region 3-AA opener against Jefferson County as the
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