LOS ANGELES - Prominent attorney Melvyn Weiss has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering in a lucrative kickback scheme involving payments to plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits targeting some of the largest corporations in the nation, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
PITTSBURGH - A U.S. House committee chairman has begun an investigation into the electrocutions of at least 12 service members in Iraq, including that of a Pittsburgh soldier killed in January by a jolt of electricity while showering.
ALBANY, N.Y. - Of all the wisecracks heard in the marble halls of New York's Capitol after Gov. Eliot Spitzer's downfall in a call-girl scandal, one jest enlightened as much as it stung: Spitzer's got to be the only guy in Albany who PAYS for sex.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Thursday forced the National Archives to undergo questioning by a conservative group seeking the release of Hillary Rodham Clinton's telephone logs during her years as first lady.
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's campaign said Thursday that evenly splitting Michigan's delegates with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton would be a fair way of resolving the dispute over how to handle the state at the Democratic National Convention.
WAYNE, Pa. - Pennsylvanians are rushing in record numbers to sign up as Democrats so they can vote in the April 22 presidential primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
LONDON - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Thursday hailed the bravery of British and U.S. soldiers yet refrained from calling publicly for Britain to slow the pace of its troop withdrawal from southern Iraq.
WASHINGTON - Former top White House aide I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby was banned Thursday from practicing law in the nation's capital following his perjury conviction in the case of a CIA operative's leaked identity.
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped below 6 percent this week for the first time in more than a month, reflecting aggressive efforts by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates to protect the economy from a serious recession.
WASHINGTON - Ben Bernanke's juggling act has gotten harder.
WASHINGTON - Government forecasters said Thursday that the floods washing over large parts of the Midwest are just a taste of things to come, with one meteorologist complaining about a jet stream ''on steroids.''
WASHINGTON - The White House said Thursday that China's crackdown in Tibet is not cause for President Bush to cancel his attendance at the Beijing Olympics.
WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off workers filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly two months, providing more evidence that the weak economy is drying up jobs.
DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama offered Thursday to meet with Chinese leaders including President Hu Jintao, but said he would not travel to Beijing unless there was a ''real concrete development'' in relations between the government and Tibet.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants accidentally set off a large blast at a Hamas training base in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing two members of the violent Islamic group and wounding another, a Palestinian medical official said.
After three months of grinding competition, prep basketball teams from around the area are priming for one more push that will either send them to the state tournament or send them home for a long offseason.
Commissioner Roger Goodell declared at the Super Bowl that the NFL made "enormous progress" on social issues after last year's incessant barrage of disturbing developments, led by the Ray Rice domestic violence and Adrian Peterson child abuse crises.
SAN DIEGO - The BBC called on Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 looking for insight on the shocking, sordid details about the private life of Tiger Woods and how this would affect his pursuit of golf's most meaningful record.
"Back on Broadway," a performance originally scheduled for Thursday at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, has been canceled by the production company.
A Brooklet farmer has been named Bulloch County's 2014 Conservationist of the Year by the bankers and supervisors of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.
Valentine's Day is Saturday, and many businesses have offered ways to please your significant other for weeks now. But one group of merchandisers experiences a rush around Feb. 14 unlike other trades - the floral business.
"There are two people in your life, your mother and your sweetie, that must be taken very good care of, and there is no better holiday to do this than Valentine's Day," said John Hatcher, co-owner of the Hen House in the Statesboro Mall.
If you get a call from someone claiming to be a Georgia Power Co. representative, be careful about following that person's directions, police say.
A Metter man was killed in a house fire Sunday, and state fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Anderson of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Callaway Kristen Anderson, to Judd Dewayne Skinner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Skinner of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Trey Denton of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly, to Mr. Kyle Koch, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Koch of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Marie (Cutler) Gawthrop of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 30 with family at Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery. The couple was married on February 6, 1965, in Flint, Michigan. They have two children, Greg Gawthrop and Justin Gawthrop, both of Statesboro; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The couple has moved many times throughout their 50 years of marriage. They have lived in Michigan, California and Wyoming, but are currently surrounded by their family here in Statesboro. They just returned from a 50th-year anniversary celebration, where they enjoyed a three-week cruise to New Zealand and ...
First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox and shingles and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids were both immunized, and they have chosen to have their kids immunized. None of us has ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccination.
Clothing stores normally display new fashions well ahead of the season. Stores here in Statesboro have had spring fashions out for several weeks, even though spring is several weeks away. An iron-clad rule for merchandisers is to "get the jump" on the buying seasons. In a spiritual context, Christians should be interested in "getting the jump" on sin, being prepared for temptation when it comes. This can be done if we'll apply some basic principles.
Question: What is the correct way to pronounce "pecan"? My wife says she pronounces it the Southern way. I disagreed and we got into an argument. ...