KENNESAW - Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson on Thursday cast himself as the true conservative in the Republican race for president and accused his GOP rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney of being soft on illegal immigration.
KARACHI, Pakistan - A suicide bombing in a crowd welcoming former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto killed at least 126 people Thursday night, shattering her celebratory procession through Pakistan's biggest city after eight years in exile.
WASHINGTON - Members of Congress apologized Thursday to a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and taken to Syria, where he says he was tortured.
It won't be simply chance that plays an important role in your material affairs in the year ahead; it'll be sheer hard work and planning on your part. You can substantially profit from the careful development of your affairs.
Scottish actress Deborah Kerr said, "Personally, I think if a woman hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky."
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An autistic 18-year-old lost in the wilderness for four days was found alive Thursday, weak but apparently fine, and reunited with his family, searchers said.
DETROIT - Two adults and two children were fatally shot as they slept Thursday in a home known for drug activity, renewing pleas for community members to take more responsibility in the fight against violence.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - There seem to be more tractors tearing up St. Lucie County's old citrus groves than tending them these days.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House failed on Thursday to override President Bush's veto of a politically popular children's health bill, and the White House instantly called for compromise talks on a replacement.
DEAR DR. GOTT: This is in response to a letter from a 66-year-old female with bowel problems. She stated she often had to get to a bathroom quickly and, in one instance, shortly after having a salad at a restaurant. I had the same problem for years and was finally "cured" when my current doctor put me on a wheat/gluten-free diet. My previous doctor, after all the usual tests, diagnosed it as "rapid transit."
Thirty straight, and favored to make it 31.
Around 10 tonight, Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan will know how good his 6-1 Gator football team really is.
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DEAR ABBY: I recently accepted the honor of raising my 10-year-old nephew, "Matt." I have a daughter, "Sierra," who is also 10. Sierra's father is being a jerk about my raising someone else's child. He claims that by having Matt in the house, I am "taking away" from our daughter. She calls him the brother she has always wanted.
The Statesboro City Council voted to permanently close the section of Walnut Street between Cherry Street and Bulloch Street after a public hearing was held on the matter Tuesday. The vote came as a response to a request made by the First United Methodist Church, which owns the property on both sides of that section of the street.
BAXLEY - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-1) dominated Appling County with an 8-0, 6-inning win on the road Thursday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back.
BALTIMORE - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.
I was talking to a neighbor last week, and what he said was so moving that I asked if I could share our conversation with you folks. We talked about prayer.
Birthday parties usually see guests bringing presents for the person's birthday. But one boy's 1st birthday was a little different on June 5.
ATLANTA - Paul Johnson's first two years at Georgia Tech are looking better and better - and increasingly distant in the past.
ATLANTA - Despite hitting only .229 in the first 12 games in August, Dee Gordon remained confident in his approach as he refused to make changes that might lead to bad habits.
FLORISSANT, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, the governor announced Thursday.
WASHINGTON - It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.
East Georgia State College announced the availability of need-based scholarships for students attending this academic year.
The Georgia Child Care Association is hosting its first Superhero 5K Run & Family Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 a.m. The race will start at Statesboro City Hall, 50 E. Main St.
On Saturday, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., will hold his annual veterans' job fair in Statesboro.
Georgia Southern University will host health-care professionals from around the Southeast for the third annual Rural HIV Research and Training Conference next month.
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ATLANTA - Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.