Delta and Northwest executives want to smoothly complete their deal to create the world's largest airline by the end of the year. But investors reacted negatively Tuesday, amid word there are no plans for further domestic flight cuts as well as the challenges of integrating companies with contrasting cultures, planes and labor relations.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Traveling on his first papal journey to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI confronted the clergy sex abuse scandal, saying Tuesday that he was ''deeply ashamed'' of the problem and vowing to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood.
JERUSALEM - Former President Carter angered Israel's government Tuesday by embracing a Hamas politician during a visit to the West Bank, ignoring Israeli and U.S. designation of the Islamic militants as a terror group.
KAMPALA, Uganda - Sobbing Ugandan parents sifted through the ashes of a school dormitory Tuesday, searching for their daughters after a fire swept through the building, killing 19 schoolgirls and two adults.
CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted 25 key members of Egypt's largest opposition group and sentenced them to up to 10 years in jail, a security official said.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday defended the commitment of the nation's diplomats, despite recent resistance by many foreign services officers to a proposal to require tours in Iraq.
NEW DELHI - Two years after coming out of the bush, Nepal's Maoists are marching across the Himalayan kingdom - just not in the way many thought they would.
AIRPORT CITY, Israel - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he hoped to help open talks between Hamas and U.S. leaders, saying Washington's policy of not meeting with people it labeled terrorists was counterproductive.
PITTSBURGH - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama on Monday questioned rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's opposition to free trade agreements that some voters contend have eliminated thousands of U.S. jobs and mocked her weekend visit to an Indiana bar as pandering to the working class.
NEW YORK - About two weeks after he was released from prison, Freddie Johnson was arrested on charges of illegally rubbing up against a woman on a crowded Manhattan subway train.
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A court began laying the groundwork Monday to sort out the custody arrangements for hundreds of young children seized from a polygamist sect, with nearly four dozen lawyers seeking to represent the children in attendance.
DETROIT - The City Council rebuffed embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's attempts to propose a budget on Monday, the latest sign of increasingly frosty relations between the mayor and city leaders.
ATLANTA - Northwest pilots have threatened to oppose a combination with Delta if the decision-makers don't keep the pilots' interests in mind. That may not be enough to stop the carriers from pushing ahead with a deal.
SOQUEL, Calif. - As the state prepares to spray the San Francisco Bay Area with pesticides to fight an invasive moth, local officials are worrying not only about the potential impact on human health, but on local commerce as well.
MIRANJAN, Afghanistan -Taliban militants crept through groves of grape vines and pomegranate trees to launch a surprise assault Monday, killing 11 policemen sleeping on a mud floor in southern Afghanistan.
BALTIMORE - Matt Wieters homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Monday night for their third straight victory.
The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.
A teenage girl who police say faked a racial death threat was turned back over to her parents after being arrested.
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War II's bloodiest battles.
SAVANNAH - Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.
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Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Lee, Hill and Johnston Insurors of Statesboro as a "Preferred" Partner for 2015.
During the annual grants meeting of the Georgia Bar Foundation earlier this month, Statesboro attorney Jimmy Franklin was honored for his two years of service as Bar president and $472,274 was awarded in grants to Atlanta Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Services.
Step back a little over a decade ago and downtown Statesboro was experiencing a rebirth with the completion of the renovations of the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Emma Kelly Theater.
The Bible teaches that giving is a matter of worship to God, whether done as part of our corporate worship in church or in our personal and private expressions of devotion and obedience.
Q: Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second grade teacher was convinced he had ADHD. At a meeting with the principal, school psychologist, school social worker and the head of the special education department, lots of pressure was put on us to have him tested and put on medication.
Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.
The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.
Question: I wanted to start a butterfly garden but was told not to plant a plant a butterfly bush. Why?