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CAREY, Ohio - At the end of a long block of flooded homes, Mike Watkins used a generator to try to pump 4 feet of water out of his mother's basement. But he was clearly in a losing battle.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech's internal review of the campus massacre recommended Wednesday more monitoring of troubled students, classroom locks and other security measures.
Cicero, who died in 43 B.C., said, "When you wish to instruct, be brief; then men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind."
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TECOLUTLA, Mexico - Hurricane Dean struck the Mexican mainland Wednesday for a second time after battering oil platforms in the Gulf and forcing thousands to flee.
HUNTINGTON, Utah - Coal mine boss Bob Murray said Wednesday he is hurt by critics who say he ran an unsafe mine and wasn't doing enough to find six missing miners trapped deep underground. He also said he emotionally ''came apart'' after a second cave-in killed three rescuers.
BAGHDAD - A Black Hawk helicopter went down Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers aboard, the military said, the deadliest crash since January 2005.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - President Bush, scrambling to show he has not abandoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, offered a fresh endorsement on Wednesday.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-something-year-old woman, single for four years, moving on with my life after the dissolution of a 24-year marriage. I am told I'm pretty. I'm in good shape, exercise regularly and take care of myself. Young men often hit on me.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to you because I need help. I'm so upset I can hardly write.
WASHINGTON - Today's young people have a complicated relationship with money, dismissing it as a paramount source of happiness yet conceding its power over them.
CINCINNATI - Blame it on the ballpark. Or, maybe the humidity was the problem. Perhaps it was the strike zone.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth safely Tuesday, ending a nearly two-week orbital drama that centered on a deep gouge in the shuttle's belly and an early homecoming prompted by a hurricane.
FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO, Mexico - Hurricane Dean swept across the Yucatan peninsula Tuesday, toppling trees, power lines and houses as it bore down on the heart of Mexico's oil industry. Glitzy resorts on the Mayan Riviera were spared, but vulnerable Mayan villages were exposed to the full fury of one of history's most intense storms.
BOISE, Idaho - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.
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As the 2014 soccer season began, Statesboro knew that this could be its year.
One night after a 1-1 pitcher's duel was rained out in the fifth inning, a brand new game saw Statesboro's bid for a region baseball championship come to an end.
After running through their sub-region schedule in impressive fashion, the Statesboro Blue Devils left no doubt as to who the class of Region 3-AAAA is this season.
CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County boys and girls tennis teams each advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday.
College of Charleston pitcher Eric Bauer allowed three hits in 6.2 shutout innings and the Cougars evened the season series with a 5-3 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles on Wednesday at J.I. Clements Stadium.
After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.
A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.