WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are getting new authority to mine prescription drug usage by millions of participants in the Medicare drug program to look for safety problems with medicines and medical devices after they hit the market.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Two men arrested after an explosives scare at a Swedish nuclear plant were released Thursday and police said they were no longer considered a threat to the power station.
The year ahead will bring a number of professional concerns more into focus, but in ways that will help you analyze things in a productive manner. As a result, many of your hopes for advancement and success could become a reality.
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WASHINGTON - One of the nation's oldest farm groups said Thursday a proposed foot-and-mouth disease research laboratory on the U.S. mainland, near livestock, could be an inviting target for terrorists. Commercial livestock representatives and the Bush administration insisted it would be safe to move an island lab to sites near animals.
BEIJING - The photographer was waiting for the bride and groom when the ground began shaking. Then they were enveloped in dust thrown up by the mighty earthquake, and the photographer kept shooting, documenting a remarkable wedding day.
NEW YORK - Americans getting an early start on the Memorial Day weekend found that gasoline prices again sprinted to a new record high overnight, reaching a national average above $3.83 a gallon. Some analysts predict gas will break past $4 as early as next week.
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is cutting North American production of pickups and SUVs as car buyers eyeing record gas prices turn toward more fuel-efficient models. The automaker says it no longer expects to return to profitability by 2009 and didn't rule out layoffs and plant closures.
CALADESI ISLAND, Fla. - Kaylee Sturm sat in the low surf, the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping around her.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The all-day physical exercises that mark the end of a midshipman's first year at the Naval Academy were never exactly fun. But this year, they've gotten even more serious.
KYONDAH, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon surveyed devastated sections of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta on Thursday and said he was very upset by the conditions of cyclone survivors.
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's dramatic announcement that he is negotiating a peace deal with Syria was greeted Thursday with overwhelming skepticism in Israel.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a truck loaded with tons of explosives early Thursday in an attempt to ram a crucial crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, militants said. There were no casualties besides the bomber.
NEWBERRY, S.C. - With gasoline climbing toward $4 a gallon, police officers around the country are losing the right to take their patrol cars home and are being forced to double up in cruisers and walk the beat more.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - President Bush, standing alongside 17,000 paratroopers, urged Congress on Thursday to reach a consensus and pass a war funding bill that does not ''tie the hands'' of U.S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The familiar taste of a ripe, sweet Georgia peach is the ultimate flavor of summertime. Nothing beats biting into the fuzzy, soft fruit and hearing ...
Together with their families, Lisa M. Douglas and Robert "Bobby" Turner, both of Statesboro, announce their engagement.
Mr. Layne Davis of Juliette, Ga., and Mrs. Dana Branchetti of Gray, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shalli Davis, to ...
Mr. and Mrs. David Reid of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlin Reid of Columbia, S.C., to Jeffrey Baisch ...
Q: Our son is a rising second-grader at a private school. Last year, his behavior was often disruptive and sometimes even downright defiant - problems his ...
Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.
The term "dread disease" is not used much anymore. It once was common and applied to disastrous diseases that spread rapidly, caused great suffering and ...
Mrs. Betty Bernese Haygood Sparks
LOCKHART, Texas - A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not ...
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Thunderstorms shut down the PGA Championship on Saturday before 10 players could even hit a shot, setting up what could be a ...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones insists the apparent foot injury that limited him from full participation in training camp again on ...
LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Busch's next attempt at a weekend sweep should come at his race shop.
Mrs. Carol Littles Lanier
At the annual Sun Belt Conference football media day in New Orleans earlier in the week, new