The president of the World Bridge Federation, Jose Damiani, and Pakistani bridge expert Zia Mahmood attended the last few days of the Peek Freans 14th Asia & Middle East Bridge Championships in Karachi, Pakistan, two months ago. Their journey was primarily to dedicate a new school built in the area devastated by earthquakes two years ago. They had raised the money, aided by donations from bridge players around the world.
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Harry Potter's life hangs in the balance. Millions of fans are holding their breath. Meanwhile, his creator is baking a cake - and keeping her secret.
A sudden advancement in your chosen field of endeavor could come about quite unexpectedly for you. Your good luck could come through some unforeseen changes in circumstances that take place.
DEAR ABBY: I have read your column for the better part of 20 years and always enjoyed it, even if I didn't always agree with your advice. The fact that it makes us think is what makes it so enjoyable.
DEAR DR. GOTT: In Florida, we call health care "concierge doctoring." As senior citizens, $1,500 to $1,600 a year for each of us is horrendous. We are barely getting through the month. I had knee surgery this past May. The operating doctor, whom I respect and like, could not visit me in the hospital or in the so-called rehab, which was a lice-infested nursing home. He did nothing. My internist forgot to make arrangements for my stress test. He also did not visit me in the hospital. He had a dental procedure done, and, by the way, the ...
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - Sergio Garcia went from sobs to smiles, from his worst score as a professional to his best start ever in a major championship. Thursday at the British Open was quite a turnaround for him and Carnoustie, too.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have night sweats. The doctors haven't a clue as to why, so I'm running it past you. I'm 79 years old. I'm told my blood panel is normal, and I've taken a tuberculosis test that was OK. Now what? I change my pajama tops about three times a night. It's so frustrating, and the problem has been going on now for about three years. Do you have any answers?
ATLANTA - Brandon Phillips was happy when he thought he was getting a day off, and ready when the Cincinnati Reds needed him the most.
DEAR ABBY: I agree with your advice to "Looking Twice in Idaho" (May 21), who has concerns about his girlfriend's lack of a college degree. You suggested premarital counseling.
RICHMOND, Va. - When a Bad Newz Kennels dog was wounded in a losing fight, NFL star Michael Vick was consulted before the animal was doused with water and electrocuted.
WASHINGTON - It could have been just idle chitchat among bored prison inmates. The problem was, they weren't your average inmates, and the subject of their threatening chatter was the chief justice of the United States.
KASHIWAZAKI, Japan - An earthquake-wracked nuclear power plant was ordered closed indefinitely Wednesday amid growing anger over revelations that damage was much worse than initially announced and mounting international concern about Japan's nuclear stewardship.
At the Peek Freans 14th Asia & Middle East Bridge Championships in Karachi, Pakistan, two months ago, the senior teams final looked to be an easy win for India, who led over Pakistan after 40 of the 60 boards by 109 international match points to 62. But a stirring final session for Pakistan left the score at 143-143.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - The pilot of an airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway apparently tried to take off again, barely clearing rush-hour traffic on a major highway. The death toll rose Wednesday to 189 and could climb higher.
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A 17-year-old Statesboro youth faces charges of murder in connection with the Friday night fatal shooting of a 46-year-old man at Park Place Apartments, police said.
Kelly Re-Nee Campbell
According to Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch, at least one victim was killed after a shooting that occurred Friday night at Park Place Apartments on Lanier Drive near Veterans Memorial Parkway.
The Georgia Southern Eagles played their first home football game of the new era at Statesboro High's Womack Field in 1981. It's only fitting that the Blue Devils will play in the first event of the newly-renovated Paulson Stadium.
ATHENS - If they gave out an award for the most patient player, Georgia's Hutson Mason would surely be one of the top contenders.
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.
The Georgia Southern volleyball team finished its first full week of practice with an intrasquad scrimmage Friday, and head coach Dustin Wood is happy with the progress so far this preseason.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour's postseason.
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.
WASHINGTON - The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for "militarizing America's Main Streets" and aggravating clashes between police and protesters.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.
Ms. Catherine Battle
A man reported missing Thursday was found dead Friday morning of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
When it comes to fielding deep rosters, Portal Middle High School is at a disadvantage in almost every sport.
Bulloch Academy seniors Ashley Burke and Powell Fennell combined for five hits and drove in six runs to lead the Lady Gators to a 12-2 victory over Robert Toombs Christian Academy Thursday.