KIRKUK, Iraq - Turkey sent hundreds of troops about 1 1/2 miles into northern Iraq early Tuesday in an operation against Kurdish rebels but then withdrew them later in the day, Kurdish officials said.
WASHINGTON - Congress is moving to reverse one area of the Bush administration's trend toward secrecy since the 2001 terrorist attacks by expanding the Freedom of Information Act, increasing penalties for noncompliance and making records held by government contractors subject to the law.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A pair of space station astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Tuesday to inspect two defective mechanisms that are hobbling power generation at the orbiting complex.
Dorothy Parker said, "Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair."
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve endorsed new rules Tuesday that would give people taking out home mortgages new protections against shady lending practices.
ATLANTA - Flags flew at half staff over the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday in honor of the cantankerous yet compassionate former speaker of the House whose reign under the gold dome lasted nearly three decades.
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia - Millions of Muslims marked the zenith of the annual hajj Tuesday, praying for God's forgiveness on a rocky desert hill here where in Muslim tradition Adam and Eve were reunited after leaving Eden.
KIRKUK, Iraq - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday the United States, Iraq and Turkey have a ''common interest'' in stopping Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, and told Iraqi leaders they still have urgent work ahead to unite the country.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Bush administration to defend its decision to destroy videotapes of CIA interrogations of two al-Qaida suspects.
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have crafted a six-month reprieve for physicians facing a 10 percent rate cut when treating Medicare patients, congressional aides and advocacy groups said Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday called for a moratorium on the death penalty with a view to abolishing executions, approving a resolution opposed by the U.S., China and Iran.
WASHINGTON - Congress by a wide margin approved the first increase in automobile fuel economy in 32 years Tuesday, and President Bush has signaled he will accept the mandates on the auto industry.
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Paul" for two years. I have two children (6 and 4), whom Paul has loved and accepted since day one. His patience and affection for them never cease to amaze me.
Your hopes and wishes have excellent chances of fulfillment in the year ahead, but they will not come about as you envision. The winds of chance will blow their own way, so be flexible enough to ride their route.
Mr. Billy A. "Coon Dog" Kendrick
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that's another story.
ATLANTA - North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.
ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON - Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached.
WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama.
SELMA, Ala. - When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.
ATLANTA - Georgia prison officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to court documents.
Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health welcomes retired Army Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, FACHE, to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.
Debra Chester was recently recognized by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for her extensive volunteer work with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.
Georgia Southern University's Sexual Assault Response Team is hosting Sexual Assault & Spring Break Awareness Week on campus this week through Thursday. The week aims to unify individuals against sexual violence with two major events scheduled throughout the week as part of the campaign.
Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.
JACKSON, Ga. - Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.