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Fed OKs plan to rein in unfair, deceptive credit cards

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve and other regulators initiated steps Friday to end ''unfair and deceptive'' credit card industry practices assailing consumers who are already struggling to cope in a bad economy.

May 17, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Agreement reached on incentives for Iran on nuclear program

LONDON - World powers agreed Friday to try again to lure Iran to the nuclear bargaining table with a repackaged set of carrots to accompany the stick of U.N. sanctions.

May 17, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Devils drop title game

Devils drop title game

May 17, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Zimbabwe opposition willing to share power with ruling party

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition said Friday it was willing to share power with the ruling party, but not with longtime President Robert Mugabe.

May 17, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Motorcycle bomb explodes outside Yemen mosque, killing 18

SAN'A, Yemen - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up amid a crowd of worshippers leaving Friday prayers at a mosque in a rebel stronghold of northern Yemen, killing at least 18 people and wounding about four dozen, officials said.

May 17, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Islamic insurgents in Somalia threaten revenge on America

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A U.S. airstrike that killed the suspected al-Qaida leader in Somalia brought warnings of vengeance from Islamic insurgents Friday and the threat of a boycott that could jeopardize peace talks with the U.N.-supported government.

May 17, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Josef Fritzl: a shrewd liar and an obsessive tyrant

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.

May 17, 2008 | By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 5/3

Mark Twain said, "Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."

May 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


$38M deal reached for Minn. bridge collapse victims

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers reached agreement on a $38 million compensation package for victims of a deadly bridge collapse, culminating months of work to provide relief beyond the state's legal liability.

May 17, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National


Judge throws out videos as evidence in Fla. explosives trial

TAMPA, Fla. - An Egyptian college student facing federal explosives charges won a victory Friday when a judge threw out some videos considered by prosecutors to be key evidence in his trial next week.

May 17, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Microsoft ups Yahoo offer above $31 in bid for friendly deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. finally dangled a higher takeover bid in front of Yahoo Inc. Friday, hoping to reach a friendly deal after weeks of saber rattling.

May 17, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 5/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: You recently wrote a column about a gentleman who was taking 16 medications. My husband, who is 82, is taking 19.

May 17, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Retailers offer specials to entice shoppers to spend rebates

NEW YORK - Retailers from Safeway to RadioShack Corp. are offering special discounts to lure consumers in and persuade them to spend some or all of their economic stimulus checks, the first wave of which were deposited into bank accounts this past week.

May 17, 2008 | By LAUREN SHEPHERD AP Business Writer | National


Twisters tear up parts of 4 states; 7 die in Arkansas

DAMASCUS, Ark. - Violent storms rolling across the nation's midsection unleashed tornadoes, high winds and hail in four states and killed seven people in Arkansas on Friday, including a teenager who died when a tree fell into her bedroom as she slept.

May 17, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - May 3

(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 17, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Willingway Hospital celebrates 41st alumni homecoming

The first time the patients found themselves on the hospital campus, it marked the beginning of a long and difficult journey. But this past weekend ...

May 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Tormenta looks for first win against Peachtree City

South Georgia Tormenta FC was thrown into the fire to begin its 2017 season. The squad had only a couple of team practices under its ...

May 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

BOSTON - Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen ...

May 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

BALTIMORE - The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There's no avoiding each other ...

May 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did ...

May 17, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local




Welch back to revive football in Claxton

As Tony Welch walks down the concrete steps from the Claxton High School weight room, he wipes the sweat from his brow in the 95 ...

May 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


GT sweeps season series over GS

Georgia Southern continues to lead the Sun Belt in overall wins and is hoping that a strong finish to the regular season - and a deep ...

May 16, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Horses for courses? It's more of a lottery at TPC Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.- Si Woo Kim won The Players Championship and the mystery deepened.

May 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


IOC evaluation commission praises Paris' vision

PARIS - IOC evaluation commission chairman Patrick Baumann praised Paris' vision for the Olympics as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the French capital on ...

May 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Teen arrested for stabbing juvenile at Statesboro High

A teenage male involved in a stabbing at Statesboro High School on Monday is in jail, arrested without incident on aggravated assault charges, said Statesboro ...

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Study: Bullying persists in school

WASHINGTON - One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault ...

May 16, 2017 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press | Associated Press


Reading Carnival returns with free books Saturday

The second annual Bulloch County Reading Carnival, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Statesboro High School, will offer games, music, food ...

May 16, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


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