DEAR DR. GOTT: A friend of mine who works as a caregiver has no benefits such as medical insurance, sick leave or vacation. She cannot afford to go to the doctor, pay for prescriptions or take time off. She was told by a friend who was a medic in Vietnam that antibiotics such as penicillin and tetracycline work just as well as prescription drugs. She does this only when she is really ill. I think this practice could be dangerous. What do you think?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A section of a shopping mall's parking deck collapsed Thursday and killed one person, authorities said, as holiday shoppers filled the nearby stores.
Bridge Plus, edited by Sally Brock, is published monthly in England in a small-page format. It probably contains more instructive articles and quizzes than any other bridge magazine.
DEAR ABBY: I read the letter from Belle K. in Cadillac, Mich. (Oct. 17), who had only the yearbook from her senior year in high school and would like to purchase yearbooks from the other three. She asked if there was some way to get her hands on them.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate failed again Thursday to find a way to rein in a tax one senator described as a Frankenstein-like monster about to clobber millions of taxpayers.
HONOLULU - Children carried gas masks to the playground. Military officers commanded civilian courts under martial law. Residents feared enemy troops would parachute into the mountains and then swarm the beaches.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA called off Thursday's launch of space shuttle Atlantis after detecting problems with a pair of fuel gauges in its big external tank, a recurring problem ever since the Columbia disaster.
BAGHDAD - U.S. military commanders in northern Iraq told Defense Secretary Robert Gates here Wednesday that they need more troops to battle increased attacks by al-Qaida terrorists who have fled north after being pushed out of the Baghdad region.
ATLANTA - In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials who had no immediate explanation.
Irishman Joshua McCall married Juliana Truby and had at least one child: Francis John McCall, born on November 11, 1710 in Ulster, Antrim County, Northern Ireland. At some time Francis Sr. and his family immigrated to the United States, settling in Big Spring, Pennsylvania. He married Marry Harris in Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania and they had the following children: Charles (Sr.), born in 1732; George, born in 1735; Thomas, born in 1739; Joseph, born in 1741; Elizabeth, born in 1743; Jean, born in 1743; Iber, born in 1745; and Mary, born in 1747.
BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Developing nations at the U.N. Climate Change Conference demanded rapid transfers of technology Wednesday to help them combat global warming, while a report warned that some of Asia's biggest cities could be threatened by rising sea levels.
DEAR ABBY: I laughed out loud when I read the letter from "Believes in Decorum, Eugene, Ore." (Oct. 15), whose office reeked of popcorn.
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NEW YORK - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia won't be playing in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Many Black Friday shoppers say they avoided spending money on Thanksgiving Day because, they say, the holiday should be a time for family.
NEW YORK - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.
AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.
While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.
Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.
Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?
DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.
ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.
Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.
VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.