CHICAGO - Her neighborhood, with its police cameras and abandoned buildings, isn't known for inspiring hope. Yet, 18-year-old Ariel Williams feels empowered.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday that the nation isn't ''anywhere near'' the dangerous stagflation situation of the 1970s.
WASHINGTON - Rebounding from weak fundraising in January, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to raise $35 million in February, a figure rival Sen. Barack Obama's campaign said it would surpass, a campaign official said Thursday.
GENEVA - The Swiss bank that won a court order shutting down a whistle-blower Web site said Thursday that it just wanted stolen and forged documents removed.
WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday the country is not recession-bound and, despite expressing concern about slowing economic growth, rejected for now any additional stimulus efforts. ''We acted robustly,'' he said.
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged on Thursday to continue trying to end the Iraq war even though he lacks the votes to force a troop withdrawal.
WASHINGTON - Don't be alarmed. More than 130 million households will get letters from the Internal Revenue Service beginning next week and it's good news, not bad.
WASHINGTON - Those beautiful snowflakes drifting out of the sky may have a surprise inside - bacteria.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Swedish and Norwegian authorities cracked down on terror financing on Thursday, arresting six people and seizing computer equipment from Internet cafes in coordinated raids in Stockholm and Oslo.
SINGAPORE - The Singapore government apologized Thursday for the security lapse that allowed a suspected Islamic terrorist leader to escape from jail, triggering a manhunt across this usually well-policed island nation.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president and the opposition leader signed a power-sharing deal Thursday to bring the country back from the depths of violence and ethnic hatred that followed the disputed presidential election two months ago.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark said Thursday it will oppose any debt relief deal for Sudan in response to the Sudanese president's comments urging the Muslim world to boycott Danish goods over the publication of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed to millions of Shiite Muslims Thursday to reconcile their differences and boost the country's fragile political process in a speech marking a major religious holiday.
DETROIT - Embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said Thursday he won't resign because of a text-messaging scandal that has engulfed his administration, but acknowledged the uproar has reduced him to tears.
Georgia Southern returns to J.I. Clements Stadium this weekend for a three-game series against Towson. Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. first pitch. Saturday is set for 2:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. start on Sunday.
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MEXICO CITY - Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago.
EDDYVILLE, Ky. - A 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash in Kentucky that killed her parents and two other family members has been released from the hospital, an official said Saturday.
The Big Ten is starting the new year with a new sense of pride.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It was bound to happen.
Bulloch Academy erased a 24-point halftime deficit but it wasn't enough to overcome the multi-national force of Furtah Prep Friday night.
Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period.
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Authorities say a 38-year-old Statesboro man is facing a murder charge in connection with the New Year's Eve shooting death of a man in East Dublin.
NEW YORK - Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two West Virginia police officers were injured in a New Year's Day shootout after a traffic stop involving a stolen SUV and a truck with two dead bodies inside, authorities said.
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - After nearly a week of searching for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet on Friday, more than tripling the number of bodies pulled from the Java Sea, some still strapped to their seats.
ATLANTA - A Georgia man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in 1998 is set to be executed later this month, state corrections officials said Friday.
Mr. Jeffrey Rushing and Mrs. Denise Larisey of Statesboro, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlene Rushing of Statesboro, to David Keith Hardee, son of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hardee.
Yesterday around 7 p.m., a 14-year-old boy who was hunting on the south side of Millen off Edna Lanier Road found a partial skeleton of a man, according to Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.
I'll never forget the first year my husband worked in an elementary school, no matter how hard I try. All of us, my husband, myself, and our baby, spent the entire fall and winter sick. It was miserable. In the years since, my husband developed that super-strength teacher immunity, and I now send my own children to school. We've picked up a few tricks along the way for keeping our kids germ free throughout cold and flu season. Here are a few of our favorites for you to try.