JAKARTA, Indonesia - A 3-year-old Indonesian boy has died of bird flu, a health official said Saturday, announcing the country's second death from the illness in one day.
ACCOKEEK, Md. - A car plowed into a crowd that had gathered to watch a drag race on a suburban road early Saturday, killing seven people and injuring at least four, police said.
DEKALB, Ill. - Steven Kazmierczak checked into a hotel near Northern Illinois University three days before his deadly shooting spree at the campus, paying cash and signing in under only his first name, the hotel manager said Saturday.
HOUSTON - Military plans to shoot down a damaged U.S. spy satellite carrying toxic fuel will not concern the crew aboard the international space station, commander Peggy Whitson said Saturday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A judge refused to allow investigators to dig up the body of a former Knox County district attorney general to look for evidence against his widow, who is charged with murdering her second husband.
NEW ORLEANS - While the Federal Emergency Management Agency rushes to move thousands of Gulf Coast storm victims out of government-issued trailers, scientists are tearing the units apart to learn why many have exposed occupants to dangerous levels of formaldehyde fumes.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into an independent parliament candidate's election office in northwest Pakistan Saturday, killing 37 people and wounding more than 90 days before a crucial vote, government officials said.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - President Bush is betting Congress will hear him better from the heart of Africa than it does from down the street in Washington.
MOSCOW - As Russia prepares for March 2 presidential elections, it enters an era of political uncertainty it hasn't seen since President Vladimir Putin succeeded Boris Yeltsin eight years ago.
In 2005, the Statesboro City Council heard about problems involving alcohol at a few of the clubs near the Georgia Southern University campus. Several restaurant/bars were offering free drink specials to entice students to their establishments. Pictures of underage students with funnels held above their heads offered powerful images that demanded action to stop abuses at these clubs.
2008 will be a busy year for elections an Bulloch County. In addition to it being the presidential election year, several local offices are up for election, as well.
ROME - Extradited from Canada, an 83-year-old former SS prison guard who witnesses say laughed as he tortured inmates in an Italian detention camp was jailed Saturday near Naples to start serving a life sentence for war crimes.
WASHINGTON - The United States has economic, political and security interests in Africa. More and more, President Bush has personal ones.
Because many of the conditions that impeded your progress in the past will now be dissipating, the year ahead can offer many fresh possibilities for growth. Take advantage of new vistas that open up where success is beckoning.
The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career. The third-round leader at the RBC Heritage expects another healthy dose Sunday.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano led flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
TORONTO - Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves held Toronto's lineup in check for much of the game. Just not long enough.
Editor's note: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.
After Betty Murray retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a long term postmaster, she decided she was ready for a new challenge.
TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.
ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson was pleased to report that Georgia Tech made it through a rainy spring scrimmage with no major injuries.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."
ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be - as an epistle writer put it - more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.
Mr. Freddie Anthony Jr.
By HORACE HOLLOMAN