WASHINGTON - President Bush's agenda these days is not subtle: Blast Democratic lawmakers for ineptitude. Then find a way to do it again.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with members of Hamas on Friday for the first time since the militant group ousted his forces and took over the Gaza Strip in June.
PHOENIX - Security officials at the nation's largest nuclear power plant detained a contract worker with a small explosive device in the back of his pickup truck Friday, authorities said.
WASHINGTON - An increasingly confrontational President Bush on Friday vetoed a bill authorizing hundreds of popular water projects even though lawmakers can count enough votes to override him.
NEW YORK - With his furnace sputtering its final gasps, Charles Comito decided it was time to trade in his heating oil system for natural gas this year. The switch cost $4,400, a price he says will be worthwhile in the chilly months ahead.
The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden will holds its annual Farm & Forest Festival and Plant Sale today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival allows children of all ages to see what farm life was like back in the 1920s and 1930s through arts & crafts, games and activities. Farm-fresh produce provided by local farmers will be available for purchase at the Farmer's Market. Admission to the event is free.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wedgie-proof underwear earned 8-year-old twin boys a spot Friday on ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show.''
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The National Civil Rights Museum, built around the motel where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, is drawing criticism that its governing board is too white and too closely tied to big business to watch over such an important piece of black history.
RICHMOND, Va. - A judge who ordered a woman to drop her pants and decided a custody dispute by flipping a coin was removed from the bench by the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday.
VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico - Military trucks hauled bottled water, food and clothing to Mexico's flooded Gulf coast Friday as rescue workers in helicopters and boats worked furiously to retrieve thousands of victims stranded on rooftops.
SUPERIOR, Wis. - Toxic fumes are believed to have killed four workers whose bodies were pulled from a 12-foot-deep sewer line near a construction company landfill, authorities said Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli contamination.
ORME, Tenn. - As twilight falls over this Tennessee town, Mayor Tony Reames drives up a dusty dirt road to the community's towering water tank and begins his nightly ritual in front of a rusty metal valve.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Wofford ended last season as one of the hottest teams in the nation, winning its last five games. Due to slow start that contributed to a 7-4 record it was left out of the FCS playoff field.
High-school homecomings conjure up memories of mums with the number of a specific football player in the middle, members of the homecoming court nervously walking across the field at halftime with each secretly wishing that their name would be called and the night-ending homecoming dance.
ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans are hostile to raising the minimum wage, but a majority of voters favor increasing it.
WASHINGTON - Meet the new House Republicans.
Adairsville 49, Gordon Central 14
Deerfield-Windsor tailback Steven Williams didn't enter Friday night's GISA Class AAA first-round playoff game against Bulloch Academy until late in the second quarter.
PORTAL - If the waiting is the hardest part, the Portal Panthers have done the easy part.
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BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets rushed for 321 yards but unfortunately, with a spot in the GHSA Class AAA playoffs on the line, it wasn't enough.
It seemed as if Statesboro caught every tough break it could catch throughout the 2014 season.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons receiver Roddy White can't find much to smile about these days.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama authorized on Friday a broad expansion of the U.S. military mission in Iraq that could boost the total number of American troops there to 3,100 and spread advisory teams and trainers across the country, including into Anbar province where fighting with Islamic State militants has been fierce.
DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, and police in Delaware said Friday they are investigating.
A reported domestic violence incident involving a knife led to a search of the woods south of Statesboro and eventually the arrest of a man, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It's no secret that women tend to talk more than men, and a recent study shows female chatter has its benefits.
WASHINGTON - Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden. Others say they have gotten used to the idea that their brethren might break the code of silence and seek to profit from their deeds.
WASHINGTON - Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years.