WASHINGTON - A multibillion-dollar loophole slipped into a proposed crackdown on contract fraud has drawn the ire of a key Republican senator and the government's top watchdog of U.S. spending in Iraq.
DAVIS, Calif. - The first time Jose Freeman heard his tribe's lost language through the crackle of a 70-year-old recording, he cried.
It hasn't been easy getting people excited about celebrating the 200th birthday of that tall, gaunt, bearded, Kentucky-bred president who was born in a log cabin and went on to lead his people through a bloody civil war.
WASHINGTON - For the first time in his seven years in office, President Bush will have a South Korean counterpart with similar views on North Korean nuclear disarmament when Lee Myung-bak is inaugurated Monday.
WASHINGTON - He overhauled federal forest policy to cut more trees - and became a lightning rod for environmentalists who say he is intent on logging every tree in his reach.
WASHINGTON - Serbia's government failed to protect U.S. and other Western embassies from nationalist mobs angry over the international embrace of the former Serb province of Kosovo as an independent state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.
LOS ANGELES - A woman who had her medical coverage canceled as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer has been awarded more than $9 million in a case against one of California's largest health insurers.
PORTLAND, Ore. - From Arizona to Oregon and east to Kentucky, county sheriffs are bracing for stiff cuts in a federal funding program that has helped them battle drug cartels.
DEKALB, Ill. - The lecture hall where the shooting occurred is closed for the rest of the semester. Extra police and security guards will be on hand. Volunteer counselors will man each classroom, academic department and dormitory.
RAE POH, Thailand - The tea shop is abandoned. Rubber plantations stand untended. Soldiers constantly patrol the one-lane road leading into this Muslim village.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Days after opposition parties triumphed in elections, lawyers chanting for President Pervez Musharraf's resignation were tugging at the barricades around the home of the judge whose ouster and house arrest helped trigger Pakistan's political crisis.
BAGHDAD - Rockets or mortars hit the U.S.-protected Green Zone early Saturday, just a day after powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his Mahdi Army militia to extend its cease-fire by another six months.
WASHINGTON - A 28-mile ''virtual fence'' that will use radars and surveillance cameras to try to catch people entering the country illegally has gotten final government approval.
WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Rick Renzi was charged Friday with extortion, wire fraud, money laundering and other crimes in an Arizona land swap that authorities say helped him collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in payoffs.
Many outside maintenance activities slow down during this time of year due to cold weather. Take advantage of this slower period and devote some time to pruning those long neglected trees in your landscape.
Subway Restaurants of Statesboro recognized the staff and volunteers of the Statesboro Food Bank with a Subway luncheon last week to say "thank you" for their tireless efforts to help others all year long.
Mr. Dante' Boyd Sr.
MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.
ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.
MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.
The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.
Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.
Smoke seen in downtown Statesboro this afternoon was caused by the controlled burn of a 15-acre field near Akins Smith Road in the Hopulikeit area, according to Bulloch County 911 and Statesboro Fire Department spokespersons.
Like other hospitals in the region, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is experiencing an increase in flu-related emergency-room visits.
That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.
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FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.
Region championships and state playoff berths will be determined in the coming months, but both Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch's boys squads will get some tough non-region competition to help close out 2014 as they travel to Albany for the annual U-Save-It Classic beginning today.
Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why: