The serious holiday shoppers were back in the nation's stores and malls over the weekend, buying in earnest but also making sure they came away with great bargains.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gunmen killed the three young sons of a Palestinian security officer targeted twice before for assassination by Hamas, riddling the car taking them to school with more than 60 bullets - and raising the specter of open war between Fatah and the Islamic group.
Dear Kate & Dale: Recently a member of our support staff quit. She had told other employees that she was looking for a new job, which I heard about secondhand. I was told by one of the partners of our firm that I should have told him about her. My question is: If I hear that a person is seeking new employment, what obligation do I have to pass on such information?– Mitchell
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A Marine helicopter made a hard landing Monday in a remote desert area of Anbar province, injuring 18 people, the third U.S. aircraft to go down in the insurgent stronghold in two weeks.
WASHINGTON - President Bush, eager to show he can take advice on Iraq, embarked on a round of public outreach Monday and promised Americans the unpopular war eventually would make their lives safer.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 35-year-old man, deeply and madly in love with a 36-year-old woman who has two kids. I'll call her Whitney. We would both like our relationship to lead to marriage and more kids, but something - or rather someone - has put a damper on things. Whitney has been talking to this other man (who she thinks is gay) for quite some time. A few weeks ago, he finally asked her out. She declined, but did not tell him she's involved with anyone else.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran hosted Holocaust deniers from around the world Monday at a conference examining whether the Nazi genocide took place, a meeting Israel's prime minister condemned as a ''sick phenomenon.''
SAN DIEGO - With chants of ''L.T! L.T!'' pouring from the stands, LaDainian Tomlinson delivered a record and a division title for San Diego.
TAMPA, Fla. - Justin Griffith makes a living blocking for Michael Vick, Warrick Dunn and Jerious Norwood.
NEW YORK - The Heisman Trophy night belonged to Troy Smith. Brady Quinn's big day will come in April at the NFL draft.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Drake's Ajay Calvin scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and the Bulldogs pitched a shutout in the final 2:11 to defeat Georgia Southern 87-75 Saturday night in the championship of the Drake Regency Challenge in Des Moines.
It bothers me sometimes when I go to church and the preacher raps me on the head.
Wil Hall scored a team-high 13 points and Will Powell had eight for Bulloch Academy, but the Gators couldn't overcome a 27-20 halftime deficit, falling at Robert Toombs Christian Academy, 49-38, Friday night. RTCA's Jon Herrington posted a game-high 15 points and Lance Stokes added 10. Robert Toombs (1-1) led 19-11 after the first quarter and 37-28 at the end of third. BA fell to 2-3 on the year. In the girls game, Robert Toombs took a 14-4 an early edge and led 21-9 at the intermission en route to a 49-23 win over BA . The Lady Gators ...
D.S. Hautman Jr.
NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.
On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.
Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.
ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.
The Friday series opener between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Samford Bulldogs has been postponed due to rain.
PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.
MOKPO, South Korea - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.
A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.
Lillian Akers Brown of Statesboro and James Michael and Mariana Brown of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Brown of Statesboro, to Nathaniel Taylor Kittrell, son of Charlie Tull Kittrell Jr. and Debbie Harper Kittrell of Waynesboro, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wildes Pope of Waycross, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Joye of Waycross, to Simon Mikell Peed, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gates Peed of Statesboro.
Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series by Deseret News National that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment: "I am the LORD thy God ... thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the seventh commandment.
Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the second commandment.