PHILADELPHIA - One-time thief Heber Nixon Jr. has filled out his share of futile job applications. All said being a felon wouldn't stand in his way - but the promised calls from managers never came.
BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. - The anguish of Hurricane Katrina should have ended for Gina Bouffanie and her daughter when they left their FEMA trailer. But with each hospital visit and each labored breath her child takes, the young mother fears it has just begun.
NEW YORK - Soaring gas prices and weakening job prospects left shoppers gloomier about the economy in May, sending a key barometer of consumer sentiment to its lowest level in almost 16 years.
LOS ANGELES - Both the scene and the toll of a fiery six-vehicle crash were staggering.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Fresh images sent back by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander from the Martian northern polar region showed most of its science instruments were in good shape, mission scientists said.
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed ''deep concern'' Tuesday after a leading children's charity said it uncovered evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of U.N. peacekeepers and international aid workers.
MIANYANG, China - About 80,000 people were evacuated Tuesday from downstream of an unstable earthquake-created dam that is threatening to collapse, and troops rushed to carve a trench to drain the water before it floods the valley.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch shipping company negotiated with Somali pirates Tuesday, seeking the release of nine crew members on a freighter that was hijacked in the latest attack on merchant shipping off the coast of Somalia.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. should rethink its approach in Pakistan, including a multimillion-dollar program aimed at training and equipping tribal militants, unless Islamabad does more to keep terrorists from crossing the Afghan border, a top Democrat said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - An unexpected blend of liberal and conservative Supreme Court justices gave workers more leeway Tuesday to sue when they face retaliation after complaining about discrimination in the workplace.
WASHINGTON - The number of troops diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder jumped by roughly 50 percent in 2007, the most violent year so far in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pentagon records show.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy's battle with a malignant brain tumor is likely to put a dramatic personal stamp on a health care cause he first championed nearly 40 years ago: The nation's war on cancer.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is making ''a big and continual push'' to capture or kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but his demise won't end the organization's menace, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Tuesday in an Associated Press interview.
Five men suspected to be involved in hauling marijuana from Florida to sell in the Statesboro area are behind bars after Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit officers acted upon a tip about them having a shipment of drugs in town.
McALLEN, Texas - During three years in the low minors, John Odom never really made a name for himself until he got traded for a bunch of bats.
Bulloch Academy: William Downs
On the slope of the hill, just where the field ends and the woods begin, where the ditch on either side of the road deepens ...
Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Counts of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Renata Elizabeth of Atlanta, to Marion McWhirter "Mac" Jones, son of ...
True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers ...
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Akins (and Kathy Akins) of Register announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Akins of Register, to Cy Gilbreth, son of ...
Mrs. Mary Holland Chester
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track.
ATLANTA - Braves interim manager Brian Snitker says Gordon Beckham is "bouncing around like he's a teenager."
MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm ...
BISMARCK, N.D. - Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's ...
CHICAGO - Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll ...
For almost a decade, Vandy's Restaurant in the Statesboro Mall has provided a meal to veterans on Memorial Day. This year, however, the restaurant ...
Cynthia Johnston Anderson