NEW YORK - They bound their victims with duct tape, beat them and held guns to their heads. When that didn't work, the bandits applied pliers to their genitals and pressed hot irons to the soles of their feet. Sometimes they held victims' heads under water in a bathtub.
LOS ANGELES - A real-life Hollywood drama featuring sex, lies and tons of money, is missing one essential: a tape.
SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI told representatives of Islam and other faiths that they must unite to combat religion's role in ''sinister and indiscriminate'' violence.
JERUSALEM - Israeli investigators have arrested six men suspected of trying to set up an al-Qaida-linked terror network, including one who wanted to shoot down President Bush's helicopter, the Shin Bet security service said Friday.
WASHINGTON - The tomato scare may be over, but it has taken a toll - it's cost the industry an estimated $100 million and left millions of people with a new wariness about the safety of everyday foods.
BEIJING - Airlines are being told to stay away from Beijing's airport during the opening ceremony of the Olympics and further scrutiny is being applied to foreign entertainers in the latest security moves ahead of next month's games.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have about 15 moles all over my body. They feel like sandpaper, itch and are different sizes. Two on my back were a deep black. They fell off, and the spots are flat and itch. The last time I went to a doctor was about four years ago. I told her I was tired all the time and that my ears turn beet red. Her answer was, "That's the price you pay for being a woman." Do you think I might have skin cancer?
DEAR ABBY: I am the father of a middle-aged, unmarried, well-educated daughter I'll call "Yvette." My problem is, whether we're together or talking on the phone, Yvette seems to find it difficult to converse with me.
NEW YORK - Oil prices fell sharply Thursday following two days of declines, dragged down further by a massive sell-off of natural gas.
WASHINGTON - Former Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday ''it was not a hard decision'' to withdraw Justice Department legal opinions that approved the use of harsh interrogation methods which critics say amount to torture.
NEW YORK - Three major auto manufacturers are promising to reserve 300 new hybrid vehicles each month exclusively for the city as it replaces its entire fleet of yellow cabs.
WASHINGTON - The first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay can begin Monday, a federal judge ruled, saying civilian courts should let the military process play out as Congress intended.
CLEVELAND - Brad Kaster donated a kidney to his father this week, and he barely has a scar to show for it.
TULSA, Okla. - Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, has pledged to buy more produce from local farmers as it kicked off a campaign to highlight the fruits and vegetables grown in Oklahoma and sold in its stores.
CHICAGO - The brother of a man suspected of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri was charged Wednesday with concealing a homicidal death and obstructing justice.
A 4-year-old boy informed his preschool teacher - a friend of mine - that he'd broken his iPad.
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Mrs. Frances Y. Webb
WASHINGTON - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.
Annie Lane Clark Biggs
Bulloch County Commissioner Ray Mosley announced this week he intends to run for re-election to the District 1A post.
FORT STEWART - Military bases in three U.S. states will share $17.5 million in conservation funding to protect longleaf pine forests used for training ...
Mr. Randy Cassedy and Mrs. Susan Cassedy of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Blair Cassedy, to Daniel Cook ...
Annie Lane Clark Biggs
Georgia Southern Baseball's annual 'Evening With the All-Stars' has been a hit from its inception, and the long line of star power that has ...
By HORACE HOLLOMAN
ATLANTA (AP) - Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.
When I was in school, everybody had to join something or be an outsider. If you were a part of 4-H, Glee Club, Latin Club ...
ATLANTA - Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them ...