NEW YORK - A gauge of future economic activity dropped for the fourth consecutive month in January, a business group said Thursday, suggesting the U.S. economy could weaken further in the near future.
WELLS, Nev. - A strong earthquake shook rural northeastern Nevada Thursday, causing at least one building to collapse, authorities said.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the men who killed a teacher and four students in a school shooting a decade ago faces two new felony charges accusing him of stealing a debit card as he awaited sentencing in a separate case.
NEW YORK - A Columbia University professor whose colleagues found a noose hanging from her office doorway will remain on staff despite being sanctioned for plagiarism, school officials said Thursday.
MIAMI - All is not well with the complex that one of the nation's busiest federal court districts calls home. In fact, one of the buildings itself may be sick.
COCHRAN - Three Bulloch Academy players scored in double figures to lead the Gators to a 71-42 blowout of Monroe Academy in the opening round of the GISA Class AA boys' basketball tournament at Middle Georgia College Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Consumers paid more to fill up their gas tanks, buy groceries and go to the hospital in January as prices on a wide range of items pushed higher.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama is poised to get the endorsement of the powerful Teamsters, the second major union endorsement for the Democratic front-runner in a week, union officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - John McCain accused Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama of engaging in Washington doublespeak over accepting public financing for the general election as the likely GOP nominee tried to turn a money issue into a character test.
DOVER, N.H. - A businessman was convicted Wednesday of faking his disappearance after a car crash two years ago to draw attention to his long-shot congressional campaign.
NEW ORLEANS - Strokes have tripled in recent years among middle-aged women in the U.S., an alarming trend doctors blame on the obesity epidemic.
DETROIT - Alexis Goggins climbed aboard a special bicycle and maneuvered through hospital hallways, beginning the months of physical therapy she needs to recover from six gunshot wounds.
HAYSVILLE, Kan. - The Schneider Medical Clinic was once open seven days a week for as many as 11 hours a day. Patients, scheduled 10 minutes apart, often waited hours for an appointment.
(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.)
English golf champion Henry Cotton said, "Golfers have analyzed the game in order to find 'the secret.' There is no secret."
Mr. Rollie "Raliegh" "Possum" Clark
It appears as though the tides have turned for female athletics at Portal Middle-High School. First the girls track team shocked Class A public schools by finishing second in the state competition. Just a few days later, the Lady Panthers' golf team narrowly missed earning a state title at the GHSA Class A golf championships.
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.
ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.
AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.
HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.
PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.
Mr. Jessie Maylon Bowen
In front of friends, family and fellow golfers, Statesboro High School's Jordan Woody signed his national letter of intent to attend Savannah State University on a golf scholarship Tuesday afternoon in the school's media center.
CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.
BEREA, Ohio - Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.
Many Ogeechee Technical College students are going back to college to finish their degrees and the state of Georgia is hoping more adults will do so. Today, less than 45 percent of our state's workforce is prepared to meet the demands of Georgia employers, creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates above and beyond current graduation rates just to meet the demand and remain economically competitive.
Laura Suzanne Donaldson