DEAR ABBY: I'm 34 years old and have two wonderful kids ages 12 and 8. I am a single mother, employed part time. I live with my parents and need some advice.
NEW YORK - The Bush administration moved Wednesday to cement international support for new U.N. sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programs and rebuked Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for declaring the issue ''closed.''
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. agreed Wednesday to a tentative contract that ends a two-day national strike - the first against the automaker in 37 years - and puts responsibility for retirees' health care into the union's hands.
MINNEAPOLIS - Sen. Larry Craig said he hopes that his guilty plea in an airport sex sting will be rescinded by a court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - The House Tuesday passed a bill to keep the government running until mid-November, with both Democrats and Republicans determined to avoid a shutdown.
MIAMI - Two men who had been plucked from a life raft near Cuba were charged Tuesday after the boat they had rented was found adrift in the Bahamas, its four crew members missing.
PHILADELPHIA - Kyle Lohse gave the Phillies something they've sorely lacked down the stretch.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I need your opinion. I'm 68 and in good health. I got up one morning to find pain in my right foot. It feels like I'm walking on a bruise. It doesn't hurt when I push on it with my hand, only when I walk on it. At times it will be completely fine and then spontaneously start to hurt. Sometimes the foot aches.
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.
You could be quite fortunate because of some loyal friends who open doors that you could never have opened on your own. Their goodwill will help realize many of your wishes or desires.
In "Ulysses," James Joyce wrote, "A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."
WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Wednesday ordered federal safety regulators to limit popcorn plant workers' exposure to a flavoring chemical linked to a lung ailment, saying further delay could cost lives.
WASHINGTON - Unhappy with the Pentagon's oversight of its private contractors in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has dispatched a fact-finding team to probe further into the problem, officials said Wednesday.
BOSTON - A Harvard student must be allowed extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she can pump breast milk to feed her 4-month-old daughter, a Massachusetts appeals court judge ruled Wednesday.
CHICAGO - Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4.
BROOKLET - No matter the strategy of any football team, it's pretty likely that the team's head coach will preach special teams as one of the most important factors for success.
SILVIS, Ill. - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."
ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.
LOUDON, N.H. - NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday there is no animosity from the governing body toward the recently formed, nine-team Race Team Alliance that will collaborate on initiatives and issues facing auto racing.
SOUTHPORT, England - Mo Martin had a plan for Royal Birkdale, and it's working better than she imagined at the Ricoh Women's British Open.
RIO DE JANEIRO - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.
Mr. and Mrs. Vance A. Haesemeyer of Hudson, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Nicole, to Samuel Bayne Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Groover Hill.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Saucier of Columbus, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Carolyn Saucier, to Taylor Landry Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hoenie of Statesboro, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hensley of Brooklet, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Nicole Hensley of Brooklet, to Jesse Hunter Bates, son of Mr. Rusty Bates of Baxley, Ga., and Ms. Sheila Cason of Claxton, Ga.
CLEVELAND - LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland.
WASHINGTON - A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money.
Dr. Ruthie Crider, of Statesboro, was invited back to "Untold Stories of the E.R." and will appear in the season premiere titled "Turtle Trouble" at 9 p.m. Friday on the Discovery Fit & Health cable channel and at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, on TLC.
MINNEAPOLIS - It's BYOB at the home of the Minnesota Twins for this week's All Star Game.
Athletes, motivational speakers, artists, and others in successful careers know the value of visualizing success. The Olympian's training is not only physical, but mental. In advance of the race, he visualizes lining up at the start; he hears the gun and sees himself running, then crossing the finish line first. By doing these mental exercises, he affirms his ability to win even before suiting up.