TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A cancer patient says she was left alone in a CT scanner for hours after a technician apparently forget about her, and she finally crawled out of the device, only to find herself locked in the closed clinic.
CHICAGO - A badly decomposed body found behind several vacant businesses in Calumet City this week is that of a Chicago woman reported missing nine days ago, authorities said Friday.
LONDON - Bluetongue, an animal disease previously unknown to British shores, is now officially a full-fledged outbreak, government officials said Friday.
YANGON, Myanmar - Soldiers clubbed and dragged away activists while firing tear gas and warning shots to break up demonstrations Friday before they could grow, and the government cut Internet access, raising fears that a deadly crackdown was set to intensify.
MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. - Animal rights activists are hopping mad because they can't find the wascals who've been dumping domestic wabbits all over the place.
PHOENIX - It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.
Partnering with others could play an important role in your affairs. Although some may hold the major positions in the union, time will prove that you're better suited to head things up and others will yield to your leadership.
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.
YANGON, Myanmar - Soldiers with automatic rifles fired into crowds of anti-government demonstrators Thursday, killing at least nine people in the bloodiest day in more than a month of protests demanding an end to military rule.
WASHINGTON - Congress is rushing to add 4 million people to a popular children's health insurance program, knowing President Bush will likely win a veto fight and hand Democrats a campaign issue for next year's elections.
MIAMI - A 5-year-old Cuban girl at the center of an international custody dispute should be returned to her father, unless separating the child from her Miami foster parents would cause her extreme harm, a judge ruled Thursday.
NEW YORK - When a masked freshman came to campus at St. John's University with what police said was a loaded rifle sticking out of a bag, the school alerted students via cell-phone text messages within 18 minutes.
Joe Paterno, coach of the Nittany Lions football team at Pennsylvania State University since 1966, said, "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."
In 2006, Briarwood quarterback David Russell ran for two touchdowns and netted 129 yards passing to lead the Buccaneers to a 25-16 win over Bulloch Academy in Warrenton.
DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a severe allergy to cold. I cannot touch, eat, breathe or be exposed to cold temperatures without serious risk to my life in the form of anaphylactic shock. Over the course of the last two years, I have learned how to manage this allergy and avoid most triggers, with the exception of the elements during winter months. I applied for and was issued a handicapped permit by the state that allows me to park as close as possible to buildings so I am exposed for the shortest time possible.
A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She is defiant and aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago she taught the girl's older sister, who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much - if any - help from the parents.
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brannen of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 16 on Fripp Island, South Carolina, with their children and grandchildren. The couple married October 16, 1964, at the Calvary Baptist Church. They have two children, Gary Brannen and Jonda Nelson, both of Statesboro; and five grandchildren.
Col. and Mrs. Charles Ray Mize Jr. of Martinez, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lee Mize, to Garrett Lee Ralston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker David Ralston of Eatonton, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Martin of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, John Thomas Martin, to Katie Danielle Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miller of Kansas City, Missouri.
Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.
On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I've already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I'm always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.
BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.
BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:
Robert B. Stambuk
Our nation needs to get its fiscal house in order, and to do so citizens must fully demand leaders who are willing to put partisan differences aside and come together to present the American people with honest solutions and consensus proposals that put the national interest ahead of special interests. That is why we were so disheartened to learn that John Barrow is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the plan recommended in 2010 by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which we co-chaired (Simpson-Bowles Commission).