DEHRA, India - More than 100 Tibetan exiles began a hunger strike Thursday after police in northern India dragged them away from a six-month march to their homeland to protest China's hosting of the Olympic Games.
HONG KONG - A top Hong Kong scientist said Thursday a flu outbreak that prompted authorities to keep more than 500,000 primary and kindergarten students home wasn't deadlier than past viruses.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military commander altered a report on a firefight in Afghanistan to cast blame for the death of a Delta Force commando on a Canadian youth who was captured after the shooting stopped, a defense attorney said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's inspector general reported Thursday that FBI abuses in obtaining personal information about Americans during terrorism investigations continued to rise in 2006. He reserved judgment on whether corrective actions under way will work.
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday gave a sweeping endorsement to some of President Bush's tax cuts but rejected renewing others as all three major presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to cast key votes on the budget.
WASHINGTON - Consumers, battered by plunging home prices and a credit crunch, stayed away from the malls in February, pushing retail sales down by a larger-than-expected amount. It was another worrisome sign that the country could be falling into a recession.
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages increased this week for the fourth time in the past five weeks.
CHICAGO - Charges will be dropped against a woman who briefly left her 2-year-old daughter alone in the car to take her two older daughters to pour coins into a Salvation Army kettle, prosecutors said Thursday.
DURHAM, N.C. - Authorities have charged a suspect in the slaying of the University of North Carolina student president with the January killing of a Duke University graduate student.
ST. LOUIS - Doctors often hesitate to tell patients they likely suffer from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, fearing the news will overwhelm them.
Severed fingers of five Western contractors were sent to the U.S. military in Iraq, giving the men's relatives hope that they are still alive, a brother of one of the missing men said.
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday urged nations such as Venezuela to meet their U.N. obligations and keep terrorists out of their territories.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's Democratic Party chair urged Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, the national party and her own state's congressional delegation to consider a combined vote-by-mail/in-person plan as a redo of the Jan. 29 presidential primary.
NEW YORK - Wall Street fell but recovered from its worst levels Thursday after Standard & Poor's forecast that financial companies are nearing the end of the massive asset write-downs that have devasted the stock and credit markets for months.
DEAR ABBY: I'm 26 and concerned about my parents' future. They are in their late 40s and have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. Dad has a physically demanding job and won't be able to do it forever, and they are currently in debt up to their ears.
Cell phone companies provide easy punch lines for comedians. There was no exception last week when The Second City Comedy Club visited the Averitt Center.
The certified public accounting firm of Dabbs, Hickman, Hill and Cannon, LLP announces that Tal R. Johnson, Vivian S. Myers and Austin K. York were named as partners with the firm. In their new leadership capacity, they join a firm that has served clients for nearly 50 years.
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WASHINGTON - A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.
The Reverend Roland and Peaches Barnes of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Jordan Knox Barnes, to Jessica Michelle Head, daughter of Mike and Anette Head of Millen.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Ruth (Deal) Bragg will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, January 25, 2015, with their family. The couple married on January 29, 1955, at the home of Elder Shelton Mikell in Brooklet. They have three children, Randy Bragg, Brenda Morrow and Debra Baars; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The Braggs started Bragg Motor Service in Statesboro in 1956 and Bragg Motor Service in Sylvania in 1967. Both are still active in both stores.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
NEW YORK - Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.
Q: Why are there so many different kinds of honey?
Did God lift Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's overtime pass into the end zone last Sunday, rewarding the prayerful Christian player with a championship victory and a trip to the Super Bowl?
Randy Becton is an inspiring Christian writer and speaker who lives in Texas. In a small collection of Christian lifestyle essays entitled "Chosen Path," he has included an article on God's victory over our weakness and failure. Here's a brief excerpt:
Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Bergh of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Carol Bergh, to Kieth Gilbert Dammann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dammann of Macon and Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Whitman of Tampa, Florida.
LOS ANGELES - "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again.
From inside the house I can hear both sets of wind chimes clanging, harmonizing from opposite eaves, dancing madly like Russian Cossacks. The sun is high and the light is white. There is no good reason, no reason to stay inside.