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US officials try faux speed bumps to slow drivers

PHILADELPHIA - Cathy Campbell did a double-take and tapped the brakes when she spotted what appeared to be a pointy-edged box lying in the road just ahead.

July 12, 2008 | By SARA GANIM Associated Press Writer | National


Fed aided Wall Street to avert ‘‘contagion’’

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve was scrambling to prevent a ''contagion'' from infecting the nation's financial system when it took unprecedented actions to back a Bear Stearns rescue package and provide emergency loans to big Wall Street firms.

July 12, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astrograph 6/28

Because trial and error has taught valuable lessons, you are now capable in the year ahead of being very successful with the same objectives that were denied previously. Go after what you really want.

July 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I love your column. It's been very beneficial to my family in many ways.

July 12, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


After-tax incomes and spending show big gains

WASHINGTON - The millions of economic stimulus payments gave a massive jolt to household finances in May, sending after-tax incomes up by the largest amount in 33 years.

July 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Scruggs gets 5 years in prison in bribery scheme

OXFORD, Miss. - Richard ''Dickie'' Scruggs, the attorney who built his career by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer | National


Facebook to users: Let’s cut grammatical errors

NEW YORK - The online hangout Facebook is getting more serious about grammar. No more should users see jarringly incorrect declarations such as ''Debbie changed their profile picture.''

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask AP: Car buying incentives, European gas prices

Gas prices have long been sky-high in Europe. So given what's happened to prices at the pump in America recently, has a gallon of gas in Paris or Rome gone from expensive to ridiculous?

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Academics make startling finds as they sweep through untapped Nazi records

BAD AROLSEN, Germany - From prison brothels to slave labor camps, 15 scholars concluded a two-week probe Thursday of an untapped repository of millions of Nazi records, and hailed it as a rich vein of raw material that will deepen the study of the Holocaust.

July 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


British government: US Embassy in London owes millions in unpaid road tolls

LONDON - The U.S. Embassy in London has failed to pay more than $3.9 million in traffic congestion charges, according to figures published Thursday by Britain's foreign ministry.

July 11, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 6/27

DEAR DR. GOTT: My child suffers from constant ear infections, and we have been told he may require surgery to place tubes in his ears. I don't want to do this but hate to see him in so much pain. Are there any nonsurgical options?

July 11, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Rates on 30-year mortgages rise to 6.45 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose again this week, climbing to the highest level in more than nine months, reflecting more concerns about how the Federal Reserve will respond to higher inflation pressures.

July 11, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


UN drug chief: Insurgents complicating drug war

VIENNA, Austria - More than ever before, authorities waging the global war on drugs are up against real insurgents.

July 11, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - June 27

(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.)

July 11, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


High court affirms gun rights in historic decision

WASHINGTON - Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and bear arms.

July 11, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Kyle Busch hopes Kentucky Speedway mastery ends win drought

SPARTA, Ky. - Kyle Busch hopes his Kentucky Speedway magic has enough shelf life to put him back in victory lane.

July 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Trump confronts Putin on election hacking

HAMBURG, Germany - At long last face to face, President Donald Trump confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin directly Friday over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 ...

July 07, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Associated Press


Man claiming to have bomb in bank killed in police standoff

MARIETTA - A man who claimed to have a bomb that could "take out the room" barricaded himself inside a suburban Atlanta bank Friday, sparking an ...

July 07, 2017 | By MIKE STEWART Associated Press | Associated Press


Smiles and thumbs up from woman charged with killing family

LAWRENCEVILLE - A woman charged with killing four of her young children and her husband smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during ...

July 07, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Loganville mother charged with killing 4 of her kids and their father

LOGANVILLE, Ga. - Four young children and their father were found slain in a home outside Atlanta early Thursday, and police say the mother - now charged ...

July 06, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Man charged with possession of eagle carcass

A man who claims he picked up a dead bald eagle after seeing it get struck by a vehicle faces charges from the Department of ...

July 06, 2017 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER and HOLLI DEAL SAXON eledbetter@statesboroherald.com and hbragg@statesboroherald.com | Local




Former Georgia Southern OCs suing

Georgia Southern's co-offensive coordinators last season, who were fired in the wake of a 5-7 record, have filed separate lawsuits against the school's ...

July 05, 2017 | By DAN WOLKEN USA Today Sports | Sports


Mickelson has brother on the bag at Greenbrier

Phil Mickelson heads into the next phase of his career with a new caddie on a course marking its comeback from devastating floods in West ...

July 05, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


American Madison Brengle upsets Petra Kvitova

LONDON - Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title again ...

July 05, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Officer's killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

NEW YORK (AP) - A killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer's head Wednesday had ...

July 05, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Gang members blamed for Savannah shootings, deadly SUV crash

SAVANNAH - Late-night Fourth of July celebrations in Savannah's downtown historic district erupted into chaos early Wednesday after gunfire wounded three people in a popular ...

July 05, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local






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