WASHINGTON - Congress is rushing to add 4 million people to a popular children's health insurance program, knowing President Bush will likely win a veto fight and hand Democrats a campaign issue for next year's elections.
MIAMI - A 5-year-old Cuban girl at the center of an international custody dispute should be returned to her father, unless separating the child from her Miami foster parents would cause her extreme harm, a judge ruled Thursday.
NEW YORK - When a masked freshman came to campus at St. John's University with what police said was a loaded rifle sticking out of a bag, the school alerted students via cell-phone text messages within 18 minutes.
Joe Paterno, coach of the Nittany Lions football team at Pennsylvania State University since 1966, said, "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."
In 2006, Briarwood quarterback David Russell ran for two touchdowns and netted 129 yards passing to lead the Buccaneers to a 25-16 win over Bulloch Academy in Warrenton.
DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a severe allergy to cold. I cannot touch, eat, breathe or be exposed to cold temperatures without serious risk to my life in the form of anaphylactic shock. Over the course of the last two years, I have learned how to manage this allergy and avoid most triggers, with the exception of the elements during winter months. I applied for and was issued a handicapped permit by the state that allows me to park as close as possible to buildings so I am exposed for the shortest time possible.
Hunt seat and western riders interested in joining an interscholastic riding team need look no further than Brooklet. Starting this fall, Eleanor Ellis, trainer and owner of Evermore Farm, will lead a newly formed interscholastic riding team in connection with the Interscholastic Riding Association (IEA).
With Western Carolina coming to town this weekend Georgia Southern finds itself in a position that is becoming all too familiar.
PHILADELPHIA - When Jimmy Rollins boldly predicted the Phillies would win the NL East, he didn't expect it would take Philadelphia this long to reach first place.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Regarding your article about "uncontrollable skunkish gas." About 9 or 10 years ago, I became aware that chlorophyll tablets are given to patients in nursing homes to prevent the odor of gas. They can be obtained at any health food store. The pills do not stop the gas but "kill" the smell of it.
HILLSBORO, Ohio - A man angry that he wasn't going to be sold a house is accused of using a power saw to turn the abode into a convertible.
HILLSBORO, Ore. - A fire hydrant painted as an American flag has been removed from a dog park after complaints it was disrespectful to let dogs use it for what dogs do.
Dust off your boots, grab your gun and sharpen your aim - it's almost time for the Second Annual Cultural Clays Tournament.
NEW YORK - Global warming, poverty, health and education took center stage at the opening of Clinton Global Initiative conference Wednesday as former President Clinton and his vice president, Al Gore, briefly reunited on a common cause.
RABAT, Morocco - Police are analyzing a photo allegedly taken in Morocco of a girl who appears to resemble missing toddler Madeleine McCann, Interpol and a spokesman for the British Embassy said Wednesday. But British news reports suggested it was a false alarm in the high-profile case, saying the girl was Moroccan.
LOWELL, Mass. - Seven people died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire in the predawn hours Thursday, officials said.
Question: There is a manager I have to deal with in my office who is driving me crazy. She creates problems out of thin air and blames them on me. She sometimes attacks me with ridiculous accusations. I'm apparently the only one with a target on my back, so no one can validate what I'm experiencing. I really don't know what to do. I can't leave this job and I can't have a rational conversation with her because she denies it all. Any advice?
If your job has you working on Sunday, the world leader of the Roman Catholic Church says maybe that's not a good thing.
BERLIN - Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.
As demonstrated through popular media in the modern world, those who believe in religion are gaining a reputation as ignorant, irrational and superstitious. Popular belief would tell us it is much more reasonable to think that everything just came into existence by random chance, rather than being fastened together by a supreme being.
The future of religion may look bleak in America. The Public Religion Research Institute found that 43 percent of Americans say they rarely or seldom attend church services, and a late 2012 study by Pew found that the number of Americans who affiliate with any religion are in steep decline.
Parents who are busy with their smartphones speak more harshly to their kids, one study says. Another notes that a baby's development may be harmed by a parent's excessive texting. But that may not be the whole story.
Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Sounds like fun! Less fun, however, is living a life shackled to your debt. If you're interested in achieving financial independence, here are some tips to get you started.
SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.
SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.
NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.
Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week.
SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."
RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.