WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney will be called to testify on behalf of his former chief of staff in the CIA leak case, defense attorneys said Tuesday, ending months of speculation over what would be historic testimony.
It is always difficult when a deal requires an unusual move. We get so accustomed to doing the "normal" things that when an "abnormal" play is required, we often miss it.
ATLANTA - When asked to list the nation's top running backs before the season, Tashard Choice made West Virginia's Steve Slaton one of his top picks.
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WASHINGTON - Murders and robberies continued to rise across the country during the first six months of 2006, on pace for an increase in violent crime for a second straight year, preliminary FBI data released Monday show.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Surely, you jest! I find it hard to believe that you, as a professional, actually accept the soap thing as a viable answer. I know you occasionally give tongue-in-cheek answers, but you gave a purely professional answer despite the crude attempt at humor. Good for you! But about the soap thing, I have an answer. It all started with the marble. You know, sew a marble in a man's ...
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Students took cover in classrooms, motorists exchanged warnings about no-go zones and families fled beachside apartments as intensifying factional fighting brought life to a standstill in much of Gaza on Tuesday.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Two climbers still missing on Mount Hood may have been swept to their deaths over a treacherous cliff by howling winds of more than 100 mph after they left their possibly injured companion behind in a snow cave to get help.
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices surged in November by the largest amount in more than three decades, led by huge increases in the cost of gasoline and new cars and trucks.
Swimming competitively takes plenty of dedication and work ethic, especially when practices are held five days a week.
LaCreasha Brewton does the shooting herself, but she's the first to credit her teammates for the opportunity.
DEAR ABBY: Do you ever feel sometimes that your life is going backward instead of forward? In my early 20s, I had a life. I was engaged, going to college, hanging with my friends, loved my family, had standards for myself and goals in my life.
New projects or fresh endeavors you personally originate have greater potential than usual for turning out successfully in the year ahead. When you get an idea you think might work, implement it and see it all the way through.
Kidnapped baby Jesus returned to owners 8 months later BUFFALO, N.Y. - This Christmas, a family here may keep a closer eye on their statue of baby Jesus. Last year someone plucked it from the nativity scene in their front yard and spent eight months traveling the state, returning it complete with plenty of photos of where it had been. ''When we tell people about it, they just look at us and say, ...
ATLANTA - The 2007 Atlanta Braves TBS TV crew will include a limited presence by Skip Caray and none by Pete Van Wieren, a TBS official confirmed Tuesday.
NEW YORK - While the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years and the attention of the players' union. The overall big league average rose 5.4 percent this season to a record $3.39 million, according to the annual report released Wednesday by the Major League Baseball Players Association. The increase was the steepest since 2006. In ...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Standing amid giant piles of snow in the shadow of MetLife Stadium, Super Bowl organizers said Wednesday that they're prepared to deploy thousands of trucks and tons of salt to prevent snowy weather from interfering with the biggest football game of the year. Officials held the press conference to assure the public that snow or ice will not hinder the game on Feb. 2, when it will ...
ATLANTA - Looking for catching depth after losing Brian McCann to free agency, the Atlanta Braves acquired Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday for left-hander Sean Gilmartin. The 32-year-old Doumit could share time with Evan Gattis, a rookie last season who is McCann's projected replacement as Atlanta's primary starter. After playing his first seven seasons with Pittsburgh, Doumit spent two years in Minnesota. He hit .247 with 14 ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White is beginning to perform like an elite receiver again - just in time for a final visit to one of his favorite stadiums. White and the Falcons will help close Candlestick Park in Monday night's game at the San Francisco 49ers. Asked about his memories of the stadium, White quickly mentioned the NFL's top all-time receiver. "Man, I just remember Jerry Rice just tearing ...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - With Peyton Manning on the verge of breaking Tom Brady's single-season touchdown record, Houston interim coach Wade Phillips calls this "just the best year ever of any quarterback." <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; ...
This is it, the final go-round for the BCS.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The shift could lead to higher long-term borrowing rates for individuals and
A motorcycle club will hold a fundraiser to help a local family buy a memorial headstone in honor of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in a tragic accident.
The U.S. Military Academy has expressed interest in Georgia Southern head coach Jeff Monken.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday.
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Georgia Southern has one of the nation's leading scorers in Jelani Hewitt, who ranks No. 16 with 22 points per game. Hewitt and Tre Bussey average a combined 41.2 points per game, and along with point guard Brian Holmes, the Eagles have a combined 11 years of college basketball experience in the backcourt. What the Eagles (5-6) have in experience, they lack in depth, as only seven players average more than 20 ...
SOCHI, Russia - They are fearless, stubborn and increasingly under siege. Environmentalists, activists and journalists in Sochi have spent years exposing the dark side of Vladimir Putin's showcase Winter Games - and now they're paying the price. In recent months, these campaigners have been detained, put on trial and even barred from going to the beach. With the Olympics less than two months away, authorities are stepping up the pressure as these ...
"To his dog every man is king; hence the popularity of dogs."