WASHINGTON - The food industry must drop any remaining opposition to electronic record-keeping and back an effective system for tracing contaminated food to its source, a lawmaker investigating food safety said Friday.
NEW ORLEANS - A former Tulane University football player convicted of attempted manslaughter for his role in a brawl outside a Bourbon Street nightclub was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.
ATLANTA - The number of Georgia public schools meeting federal No Child Left Behind requirements plummeted this year after thousands of students failed state math tests.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A crane holding a church steeple toppled Thursday morning, crushing a car and killing an 80-year-old man who was watching the construction from inside the vehicle, firefighters said.
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is threatening to pay thousands of state employees the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour until lawmakers reach a deal on California's overdue state budget.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department in 2002 told the CIA that its interrogators would be safe from prosecution for violations of anti-torture laws if they believed 'in good faith' that harsh techniques used to break the will of prisoners, including waterboarding, would not cause ''prolonged mental harm.''
WASHINGTON - Thousands of gallons of water pulse through cascading waterfalls and rapids at Adventure Mini Golf in Lake Worth, Fla. The course, which covers about an acre, features different elevations.
WASHINGTON - Approval of a merger of the nation's only two satellite radio companies was imminent Thursday after the pair agreed to pay $19.7 million to settle charges they violated federal rules.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday July 24, 2008
DEAR DR. GOTT: My father needs to stop driving. He is 85 years old, and his reflexes aren't as keen as they used to be. He, in my opinion, doesn't meet the requirements of a good driver and is unable to focus on most of what is going on around him while driving (i.e., other drivers and pedestrians).
DEAR ABBY: My half-brother, "Jace," and I had a complicated childhood. My father had an explosive temper and a disdain for children in general. He was abusive, and our mentally ill mother was absent during his rages.
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HARLINGEN, Texas - Residents across south Texas slogged through knee-deep muddy waters, tiptoed around downed power lines and dug through debris Thursday, but were thankful that Hurricane Dolly didn't pack the wallop they had feared.
BALTIMORE - When the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra warms up a week from Friday, the musicians will be clad in their usual summer attire: White dinner jackets and bow ties for the men, white tops and black skirts or slacks for the women.
MONTECRISTI, Ecuador - A proposed new constitution grants Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa broad powers including the ability to dissolve Congress and set monetary policy, and would let him stay in office through 2017.
Lois Ann Blackburn Corson
By CHRIS STANLEY
By MIKE ANTHONY
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.