When things go awry at the voting booth, as they have several times in this hectic primary season, much of the blame often falls on ill-trained poll workers who are paid a pittance.
LEWISTON, Maine - Safaa Wadi moved to this former mill city after his life was threatened in his native Iraq while serving as an interpreter for the U.S. Army. He expects to soon head back to Iraq - not as a civilian interpreter, but as a U.S. soldier.
CINCINNATI - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that a pair of mailings sent to voters by rival Barack Obama's campaign criticizing her health care plan and trade views are false, misleading and a betrayal of his pledge to practice a new style of politics.
SEATTLE - Juan Angulo arrived for work at an eastern Washington apple orchard one day in 1995 and began vomiting. He developed a terrible headache, and his eyes and nose started to run.
HAGATNA, Guam - A B-2 stealth bomber plunged to the ground shortly after taking off from an air base in Guam on Saturday, the first time one crashed, but both pilots ejected safely, Air Force officials said.
WASHINGTON - Governors pushing alternative energy development are not shying from coal, a major culprit in global warming but also a homegrown energy source and an economic lifeline for many states.
WASHINGTON - Internet users should be free to surf where they want and download what they please. But shouldn't the owners of the networks that make the Internet possible also have rights?
WASHINGTON - A multibillion-dollar loophole slipped into a proposed crackdown on contract fraud has drawn the ire of a key Republican senator and the government's top watchdog of U.S. spending in Iraq.
DAVIS, Calif. - The first time Jose Freeman heard his tribe's lost language through the crackle of a 70-year-old recording, he cried.
It hasn't been easy getting people excited about celebrating the 200th birthday of that tall, gaunt, bearded, Kentucky-bred president who was born in a log cabin and went on to lead his people through a bloody civil war.
WASHINGTON - For the first time in his seven years in office, President Bush will have a South Korean counterpart with similar views on North Korean nuclear disarmament when Lee Myung-bak is inaugurated Monday.
WASHINGTON - He overhauled federal forest policy to cut more trees - and became a lightning rod for environmentalists who say he is intent on logging every tree in his reach.
WASHINGTON - Serbia's government failed to protect U.S. and other Western embassies from nationalist mobs angry over the international embrace of the former Serb province of Kosovo as an independent state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.
LOS ANGELES - A woman who had her medical coverage canceled as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer has been awarded more than $9 million in a case against one of California's largest health insurers.
PORTLAND, Ore. - From Arizona to Oregon and east to Kentucky, county sheriffs are bracing for stiff cuts in a federal funding program that has helped them battle drug cartels.
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MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.
LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.
Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.
PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.
ATLANTA - Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.
Mermaids, goats and a variety of monsters were lurking on Statesboro's Siebald Street this week as key characters during the Averitt Center for the Arts summer Puppet Camp.
Hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Sea Island Bank, the annual festival begins at 4 p.m. and last until 11 p.m., said Broni Gainous, marketing and communications coordinator for Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation.
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ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.
MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.
The Georgia Board of Regents announced Tuesday morning that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta.