The Bush administration is making headway with other nations in setting new global standards to reduce dangerous emissions from giant diesel-burning ships that pollute U.S. ports, a senior environmental official said Thursday. An emergency room physician described a ''diesel death zone'' around major U.S. seaports, with higher cancer rates and other health risks.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first qualifier for Hendrick and will start on the second row of Sunday's race with Hamlin. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson is on the pole. Tony Stewart will start in the third row for Gibbs.
HOUSTON - With two of their three spacewalks completed, the astronauts aboard the linked shuttle-station complex focused Thursday on getting the new Columbus lab up and running.
MOSCOW - In Vladimir Putin's valedictory presidential news conference, he claimed credit for Russia's rise from the ashes, accused the West of reviving Cold War fears and said he hopes for a long tenure as prime minister after he leaves the presidency in May.
One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted Roger Clemens will be pardoned by President Bush, saying some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family.
ABOARD CAPTAIN 1 ON THE NILE RIVER, Sudan - Dozens of excited refugees leaned over the barge's railing as it glided up the Nile, marveling at the lush, green swamplands that had replaced the desert of northern Sudan. It was their first sign that they were nearing home.
BAGHDAD - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will make a landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, the first-ever trip by an Iranian leader, the Iraqi government said Thursday.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The chief of Hezbollah told throngs of supporters at a funeral for slain commander Imad Mughniyeh his group would retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world after accusing the Jewish state of killing the militant.
CANBERRA, Australia - Determined to prove that a national apology to Australia's indigenous population is more than empty words, the government on Thursday promised more teachers to tackle widespread illiteracy in Outback Aboriginal communities.
MANILA, Philippines - Security officials on Thursday reported uncovering plots to kill President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and bomb foreign embassies, just as opposition leaders were calling for more protests urging the unpopular Philippines leader to resign.
PARIS - French forces transported munitions from Libya and other countries to Chad's army during a rebellion in the Central African country earlier this month, a French Defense Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -Georgia Southern senior Louis Graham scored a career-high 29 points and the Eagles used a solid defensive effort to defeat Wofford 77-66 in Southern Conference men's basketball action Thursday night at Benjamin Johnson Arena.
VIENNA, Austria - The U.S. has shared new intelligence with the International Atomic Energy Agency that it claims is evidence Iran was trying to make a nuclear weapon, diplomats said Thursday.
JERUSALEM - Israel put its military and embassies on alert Thursday and advised Jewish institutions worldwide to follow suit as Lebanese guerrillas threatened to avenge the killing of a militant tied to spectacular attacks against U.S. and Jewish targets.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is planning to shoot down a broken spy satellite expected to hit the Earth in early March, The Associated Press has learned.
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - IndyCar drivers got back to work Friday, climbing into their cars as a distraction - albeit a temporary one - from their grief over ...
A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest ...
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Earlier in the week, Bulloch Academy head football coach Terence Hennessy had said that Windsor Academy was a good football team.
ATLANTA - Didi Gregorius drove in a career-high six runs, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in his return to Atlanta and the New York Yankees ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday night.
Statesboro police arrested a man Wednesday on child pornography charges after a months-long investigation that began in 2014.
EDISON, N.J. - Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays.
After serving three terms as a city councilman spanning 12 years, serving as mayor pro tem for the past four years and initially announcing he ...
June Bradley Braswell of Statesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Tiffany Larkin, to Christopher Thomas Donaldson, son of Hope Donaldson Godbee and her husband ...
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ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two ...
EDISON, N.J. - The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.
ATLANTA - This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse.
The offensive line is a group that won't get a lot of coverage. You won't see their name in the stat line or ...