LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new planet was discovered orbiting a sun-like star 41 light years away, making it the first known planetary quintet outside our solar system, astronomers said Tuesday.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Two weeks after Olga Reyes danced at her wedding, her bloated and disfigured body was laid to rest in an open coffin - the victim, her husband and some experts say, of Nicaragua's new no-exceptions ban on abortion.
The last two years have been tough for the Metter Tigers. Winless since the move to GHSA Class AA, MHS has had to find a way to keep its spirits up.
CHICAGO (AP) - Being 25 pounds overweight doesn't appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma's claim that a few extra pounds won't kill you.
KABUL, Afghanistan - A bomb attack struck a group of lawmakers Tuesday as they were being greeted by children on a visit to a sugar factory in Afghanistan's normally peaceful north. At least 28 people were killed, including five parliament members as well as children.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading gay rights group changed course Tuesday to support a job discrimination bill even though it does not include transgender workers.
DEAR ABBY: I am 20 years old and for the time being, I live with my parents. My problem is our elderly neighbor, "John." John recently divorced his wife and now lives alone.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I want to tell you of my experience with high cholesterol. I went to the health-food store and bought soy lecithin granules. I take 2 tablespoons every morning in a glass of juice or milk. I have enclosed my results. In three months, my cholesterol went from 250 to 180!
In the year ahead, a number of pleasant surprises could be in store for you, bringing about successes that you never thought possible. These fortunate occurrences will relate to your work or career, as well as your social life.
Often at the bridge table you will be faced with an either-or predicament. Maybe you are undecided whether to win a trick or to duck it. If you consider both options, you will probably realize which is the correct play - or that it does not matter what you do.
MIAMI - A teacher was shot and injured Tuesday outside a high school during an apparent robbery, forcing lockdowns of several schools for more than two hours.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
Park Avenue Bank announces the addition of Jim Lanier and Sherrie Harville to its main Statesboro location.
Advance voters came out in record numbers last week to cast ballots in three Statesboro City Council elections. More than 900 residents voted, which is a little less that 12 percent of eligible voters. Judy McCorkle said Statesboro council elections usually draw a 12-percent total turnout, and with Tuesday's Election Day upcoming, the city should see solid final turnout numbers when all votes are counted.
ATLANTA - Vernon Davis hauled in the hurried pass from Alex Smith and saw nothing but end zone. Chris Crocker didn't give up, though, and his shoestring tackle wound up saving a rare win for the Atlanta Falcons.
Consumers be aware - $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released this week.
Millions have taken to the Internet to remember actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died at age 63 in a suspected suicide.
KENYA - An estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa have been killed by poachers from 2010-12, according to a new peer reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The killings have increased as a result of the growing demand for ivory sold on the black-market in China and other Asian countries.
Cars are one of the most important status symbols in America. The kind of car you drive indicates the kind of person you think you are, and the kind of person you want other people to think you are. Sociologists have long studied the different kinds of cars in order to determine how they relate to a person's self-image. We are happy now to bring you the fruits of that research:
ATLANTA - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
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PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
ATHENS - Hutson Mason finally has the job he wanted all along.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.
Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.
WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.
Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.
BEREA, Ohio - Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.
NEW YORK - The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.