WASHINGTON - The Army is mailing out thousands of letters to survivors of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking what it can do to better help them, even years after the deaths of their loved ones.
As we saw earlier in the week, on some deals you must think twice, not succumb to an instinctive but wrong reaction. This is another example. After West opens three hearts, showing a good seven-card suit and 5-10 high-card points, North makes a takeout double, and you (South) convert to three no-trump. West leads the heart queen. What would be your plan?
Some major improvements in your social life are indicated in the year ahead. It could all begin with someone who introduces you to a fun group of people and who likes to engage in all the activities that interest you.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My wife has had breast cancer for two years. She had a lumpectomy on her right breast, followed by chemotherapy and radiation.
WASHINGTON - Paddlings, swats, licks. A quarter of a million schoolchildren got them last year - and blacks, American Indians and kids with disabilities got a disproportionate share of the punishment, according to a study by a human rights group.
NEWARK, N.J. - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a research company to supply an experimental drug to a 16-year-old Minnesota boy who is terminally ill with a rare form of muscular dystrophy.
WORCESTER, Mass. - The week before the 2004 Democratic National Convention, John Kerry drafted his presidential nomination speech and then set off on a cross-country trip that brought him home to thousands of delegates waiting in Boston.
LOS ANGELES - A judge sentenced a man convicted of causing a deadly commuter rail crash to 11 consecutive life terms on Wednesday after denouncing him as a remorseless killer.
WARSAW, Poland - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal Wednesday to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the former Soviet satellite.
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ORLANDO, Fla. - President Bush, pushing back against claims by Russia, said Wednesday the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia are part of pro-Western Georgia and that Washington will work with allies to insure Georgia's independence and territorial integrity.
MIAMI - A man who authorities said kept an arsenal of weaponry and military gear pleaded not guilty Wednesday to threatening to assassinate both President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
PONCE DE LEON, Fla. - When a high school senior told her principal that students were taunting her for being a lesbian, he told her homosexuality is wrong, outed her to her parents and ordered her to stay away from children.
JONESBORO, Ark. - It took a jury 13 days to convict and sentence Damien Echols to death for the 1993 slayings of three second-graders.
WASHINGTON - In lackluster economic times, not even postal workers enjoy much of a security envelope.
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The Portal Panthers (0-7, 0-3 Region 3A) played their Homecoming game on Monday night against Calvary Day (7-0, 3-0 Region 3A) with their adjusted schedule ...
The story lines are as long as a Stephen Curry 3-pointer.
CLEVELAND - The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, Dewey led Truman in the polls. The Chicago Cubs' last title was 13 days ...
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's two leading tacklers will be able to play against No. 14 Florida after being cleared in a marijuana investigation.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is starting over.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - When Sweden beat the U.S. women's soccer team during the Olympics by using a conservative strategy, goalie Hope Solo was lambasted ...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn didn't hesitate to keep his offense on the field for a fourth-downcall in overtime against San Diego on Sunday ...
SEOUL, South Korea - The PGA Tour expanded its Asia swing to three tournaments Monday by adding a new event in South Korea with a limited ...
Georgia still ranks high among states in rates of premature births, low-birthweight babies and infant mortality.
TRION - A mobile home fire in Georgia started by an improperly installed wood stove killed six people, including four children, authorities said Monday.
Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states, where smoking ...
DETROIT - Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.