Sometimes successful surgery is set back by poor postoperative care. It can be the same at the bridge table. It is no good if one defender produces the best opening lead, but his partner fails to find the correct follow-up procedure.
DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland but couldn't survive a scandal over his collection of cash from businessmen, announced Wednesday he will resign.
BUCHAREST, Romania - President Bush expressed confidence Wednesday that NATO will bolster its combat forces in Afghanistan and endorse a missile defense system for Europe that Russia has opposed.
Eastern Heights Baptist Church will host a community blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Center Sat., April 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to supply blood for victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion. For 25 years, the Shepeard Community Blood Center has been the only provider of all blood products to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta where the victims are being treated.
A man investigators said struck a woman and her 12-year-old son with a pipe during an argument is behind bars, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.
A new interactive exhibit at the Georgia Southern Museum gives visitors the opportunity to negotiate a maze that celebrates the state's ecological diversity.
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Defense attorneys for a Bourbon Street nightclub bouncer accused of manslaughter in the 2004 death of a Georgia college student sought a mistrial Wednesday after a witness cried on the stand, but the judge turned them down.
SALT LAKE CITY - The families of six men killed at Utah's Crandall Canyon mine are suing the mine's owners, claiming the deaths were caused by an unsafe plan to harvest coal.
WASHINGTON - Congress is advancing legislation to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with a commemorative silver dollar.
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WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday a recession is possible and policymakers are ''fighting against the wind'' in trying to steady a shaky economy. He would not say if further interest rate cuts are planned.
BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb struck an armored vehicle carrying an Iraqi commander and a senior defense official Wednesday as they entered a Shiite militia stronghold that has seen some of the fiercest fighting in the southern city of Basra.
WASHINGTON - Scientists say they have pinpointed a genetic link that makes people more likely to get hooked on tobacco, causing them to smoke more cigarettes, making it harder to quit, and leading more often to deadly lung cancer.
BOSTON - Officials of 18 states are taking the EPA back to court to try to force it to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush administration for inaction on global warming.
SITKA, Alaska - Not much new happens in this sleepy little southeast Alaska fishing community, and the locals seem to like it that way.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Roger Penske has warned his NASCAR team to stay out of any controversy regarding the possible manipulation of tires used during races.
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Bulloch Academy claimed the top trophies in both the girls' and boys' meets of the 16th annual Gator Relays Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.
Zaxby's is opening its second location in Statesboro, the town where the brand started 25 years ago.
Former Joseph's Home for Boys resident and current Baltimore Raven NFL player DeAngelo Tyson returned to his hometown this week to tackle an issue very close to his heart.
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Student-athletes from 16 independent schools will converge at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex this morning for the 16th annual Gator Relays.
The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.
Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
MONTABAUR, Germany - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers - including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.
ATLANTA - With three days left in the year's session, Georgia lawmakers plowed through a packed calendar on Friday sending bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature or across the hall to the other chamber for review.
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By WILL GRAVES
BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.
MONTABAUR, Germany - Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.