WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is proposing that workplace hazard standards be subject to more public and expert scrutiny before being adopted. Critics say the proposals could make it harder to limit worker exposure to carcinogens and other toxic materials.
WASHINGTON - More than a quarter of the U.S. intelligence agencies' employees are outside contractors, hired to fill in gaps in the military and civilian work force, according to a survey of the 16 intelligence agencies.
DEAR ABBY: I'm hosting what's called a Naked Ladies Party. It's where all the women come over with all the clothing, accessories, jewelry, etc. they no longer want. We strip down to our skivvies, try on each other's stuff, then vote on who should get to keep it. (Basically, we just swap items to get new ones.)
NEW ORLEANS - With Gustav approaching hurricane strength and showing no signs of veering off a track to slam into the Gulf Coast, authorities across the region began laying the groundwork Thursday to get the sick, elderly and poor away from the shoreline.
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
DETROIT - Three lawyers are refusing to testify next week at a removal hearing for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, possibly harming his ability to defend himself.
DENVER - A Colorado man suspected of making racist threats against Barack Obama is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday on a charge of methamphetamine possession.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 78 years old. When I was 76, I developed a cough and mucus in my throat. I have never smoked, so my doctor told me it was from allergies. I have never had allergies before. He prescribed Allegra-D, to be taken twice a day on an empty stomach. I take it diligently, but most times I find the pills still whole in the toilet after having a bowel movement. My husband cleans the septic tank every year and asked me who was throwing away pills. I am too embarrassed to tell my doctor about it ...
Like millions of motorists, Eric Hanson used a GPS unit in his Chevrolet TrailBlazer to find his way around. He probably didn't expect that prosecutors would eventually use it too - to help convict him of killing four family members.
WASHINGTON - Scientists for the first time have peered into people's brains to directly measure the ebb and flow of a substance notorious for its role in Alzheimer's disease.
DENVER - Surrounded by an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the ''broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush'' Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation's first black president.
WASHINGTON - With violence worsening in Afghanistan and Pakistan, top U.S. military officers conducted a secret strategy session with commanders from Islamabad on an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean.
DENVER - Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided on a running mate early Thursday, and one top prospect, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, abruptly canceled numerous public appearances.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 28, 2008
HOSCHTON, Ga. - This small northeastern Georgia town's population boom is frightening. In a bid to break a world record for scarecrows and scare up some fun for the fall season, thousands of straw-stuffed newcomers are creeping across town.
Dear American Parent (hopefully, you will recognize yourself),
Like many in our time, the people of Athens, Greece in Paul's day were aware of the teachings of human philosophers, but they did ...
Poor Blanche Dubois. Always depending upon the kindness of strangers. It is a dangerous thing, depending upon the unknown. Much better (if one must depend ...
Swaddled in warm jackets and wrJumpin', buckin' broncs, twisting bulls, riding cowboys, quick steer wrestlers, expert roping, speedy barrel-racing cowgirls, excited kids and a packed ...
Sarah Elizabeth Fain
Bob Baffert is sitting out the Kentucky Derby, and not by choice.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap confirmed on Saturday he "probably will opt out" of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Atlanta Hawks to ...
For the last two seasons, Evan Challenger has been the rock of Georgia Southern's weekend rotation.
To say Saturday was a big day for high school track in field in Georgia would be a understatement.
Senator Jack Hill, who has represented Statesboro, Bulloch County and District 4 in the Georgia State Senate since 1990, will be the keynote speaker Tuesday ...
Frances Brannen Griffin
ATLANTA (AP) - President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on ...
Less than two weeks ago the Statesboro girls' soccer team was 10-4 overall, 6-1 in region play and on the verge of winning their first ...
Lewis "Carroll" Batten
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the nation's tax code could provide significant tax cuts for the working-class voters who elected him ...