WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits showed an unexpected improvement last week although a key indicator of unemployment hit a four-year high.
Havelock Ellis, an English psychologist who died in 1939, said, "Imagination is a poor substitute for experience."
Don't be afraid to try something new or strike out on your own in the year ahead. Engaging in fresh activities can put you on a path of hopefulness and enlightenment that could take you to places you've only dreamed about.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am currently having problems sleeping because I grind my teeth badly. I was told I have TMJ. I tried using a plastic mouthpiece, and I found I'm tearing it up in my sleep. I hope you can advise me of a better way to control the situation.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that Islamic head scarves violate secularism and cannot be allowed at universities, deepening a divide between the country's Islamic-oriented government and secular institutions.
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ATLANTA - Hispanic workers die at higher rates than other laborers, with 1 in 3 of these deaths occurring in the construction industry, a government study reported Thursday.
MONTEAGLE, Tenn. - Authorities were searching mountainous terrain Thursday in an ''all-out manhunt'' for a fugitive accused of fatally shooting a deputy and wounding another officer as they tried to take him into custody.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Thursday that it is re-examining the conclusions of an investigation that found the government acted appropriately in the case of a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and sent to Syria and allegedly tortured.
WASHINGTON - Home foreclosures and late payments set records over the first three months of the year and are expected to keep rising, stark signs of the housing crisis' mounting damage to homeowners and the economy.
HOUSTON - Two astronauts stepped outside the international space station Thursday for a spacewalk to spruce up the orbiting outpost's newest room - a $1 billion Japanese lab.
PLANO, Texas - A convicted steroids dealer who recently met with NFL security officials and gave them names of players he said bought steroids from him was found shot to death in his home Thursday, police said.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The rejection from Air Midwest came swiftly on a one-page fax. The carrier couldn't afford to fly to the mountain community of Prescott anymore, officials said. The city would simply have to find a new tenant for its tiny airport.
CHICAGO - A day after Barack Obama sealed the Democratic nomination for president, a corruption scandal involving a fundraiser who helped bankroll his past campaigns resurfaced to slightly dampen the festivities.
SEATTLE - Most of the time, a kiss is just a kiss in the stands at Seattle Mariners games. The crowd hardly even pays attention when fans smooch.
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NEW YORK - The Atlanta Braves are scheduled to open SunTrust Park on April 13 against the San Diego Padres, according to a copy of the ...
ATLANTA - Danny Salazar didn't want to be the pitcher who couldn't keep the Cleveland Indians' winning streak alive.
OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.
LONDON - How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?
CLEVELAND - LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.
AKRON, Ohio - The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.
New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...
Mrs. Deloris Mosley
ATLANTA - Corey Kluber insists no one in the Cleveland clubhouse is talking about the Indians' longest winning streak in 34 years.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...
The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department Mite Boys with Machine All-Star Teams traveled to Lyons recently to participate in the 54th Annual Lyons ...
Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.
AKRON, Ohio - Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season.
LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.