Patients say it feels like being trapped in a corpse: They wake up during surgery, unable to move or scream. Some remember hearing their surgeons talk, and a few recall feeling intense pain.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A business executive questioned by investigators in a couple's disappearance apparently committed suicide by slashing his inner thigh with a knife, authorities said Thursday.
DEHRA, India - More than 100 Tibetan exiles began a hunger strike Thursday after police in northern India dragged them away from a six-month march to their homeland to protest China's hosting of the Olympic Games.
HONG KONG - A top Hong Kong scientist said Thursday a flu outbreak that prompted authorities to keep more than 500,000 primary and kindergarten students home wasn't deadlier than past viruses.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military commander altered a report on a firefight in Afghanistan to cast blame for the death of a Delta Force commando on a Canadian youth who was captured after the shooting stopped, a defense attorney said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's inspector general reported Thursday that FBI abuses in obtaining personal information about Americans during terrorism investigations continued to rise in 2006. He reserved judgment on whether corrective actions under way will work.
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday gave a sweeping endorsement to some of President Bush's tax cuts but rejected renewing others as all three major presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to cast key votes on the budget.
WASHINGTON - Consumers, battered by plunging home prices and a credit crunch, stayed away from the malls in February, pushing retail sales down by a larger-than-expected amount. It was another worrisome sign that the country could be falling into a recession.
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages increased this week for the fourth time in the past five weeks.
CHICAGO - Charges will be dropped against a woman who briefly left her 2-year-old daughter alone in the car to take her two older daughters to pour coins into a Salvation Army kettle, prosecutors said Thursday.
DURHAM, N.C. - Authorities have charged a suspect in the slaying of the University of North Carolina student president with the January killing of a Duke University graduate student.
ST. LOUIS - Doctors often hesitate to tell patients they likely suffer from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, fearing the news will overwhelm them.
Severed fingers of five Western contractors were sent to the U.S. military in Iraq, giving the men's relatives hope that they are still alive, a brother of one of the missing men said.
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday urged nations such as Venezuela to meet their U.N. obligations and keep terrorists out of their territories.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's Democratic Party chair urged Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, the national party and her own state's congressional delegation to consider a combined vote-by-mail/in-person plan as a redo of the Jan. 29 presidential primary.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids.
MIAMI - Even before Dee Gordon went face down leaving the batter's box, the Miami Marlins looked like a flop in their season opener against the Atlanta Braves.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ended Monday after the defense called just three witnesses and rested its case in a single day.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap will miss at least two games with a right shoulder injury.
There are few decisions for new parents more challenging than finding high quality, safe child care.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. He peered silently into the glass-enclosed case at the rocking chair, then snapped pictures for posterity.
DENVER - Detectives in Denver were on the hunt for an increasingly brazen shooter.
CHICAGO - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.
Mr. Randall Beasley and Ms. Wyleen Ellis of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Alivia Michelle Beasley of Statesboro, to Chadley Austin Smith, son of Donald and Deborah Smith of Tifton, Georgia.
Mr. Don Jacobs of Sylvania and Ms. Lisa Jacobs of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelcie Lauren Jacobs, to Jordan Dent Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Lindsay Walker of Statesboro.
I've asked the men in several recent audiences to raise hands if they believe moms stress out concerning their children at least five times more than dads. All the men's hands went up to general laughter.
The month of April showers the observant one with a magnificent display of colors, from the fragrant wisteria blossoms creeping through the boughs of trees to the willowy stems of bright-yellow Jessamine, to the snowbells bowing their heads and wild azaleas bursting forth. Seemingly every shade of green imaginable puts on a show just for the month of April before fading and dulling as summer approaches. New life springs forth: buds and blossoms, chicks and bunnies, an empty tomb and the Resurrection.
Question: Can I plant my Easter lily outdoors?