MANAMA, Bahrain - Defense Secretary Robert Gates planned to tell Gulf countries Saturday they must work together to help the U.S. counter Iranian threats, including Tehran's ballistic missiles and meddling in Iraq. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States still wants new sanctions.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a habit that I have developed off and on for the past two years. I love the taste of clay. It's not dirty as far as I can see. I eat almost a 1/2 cup at least once a week. I know this is not normal behavior. Tell me a bad side of this problem that might make me stop the habit. I live in South Carolina, where clay is easily found. Please help.
BRUSSELS, Belgium - NATO foreign ministers agreed Friday to maintain a strong peacekeeping force in Kosovo to handle any flare-up of violence in the province, which appears poised to move toward independence from Serbia after negotiations failed.
WASHINGTON - Be ready to wait if you want to get information from a toll-free hot line about freezing the interest rate on your subprime mortgage.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's opposition parties remained deadlocked Friday after three days of talks to draft conditions they want the government to meet for their participation in next month's elections.
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - A judge Friday ordered the release of the last of three suspects re-arrested last month in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, ruling the evidence was not strong enough to continue holding him.
ATLANTA - Washaun Ealey ran for 280 yards and four touchdowns to lead Emanuel County Institute to a 35-14 win over Clinch County in the Class A state semifinals on Friday.
NEW YORK - Rupert Murdoch installed his own leadership team at Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co. on Friday, a week before his acquisition of the company is expected to close. He also tapped his son James as heir apparent to his media empire News Corp.
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday the United States would continue along a two-track strategy to deal with Iran, pressing for new sanctions and demanding Tehran come clean about its nuclear program while offering talks to sweeten the deal. But Russia ignored her calls to punish Iran.
WASHINGTON - The one-time top aide to former Rep. Curt Weldon pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to a conspiracy charge as part of a plea agreement.
OMAHA, Neb. - In the first surveillance images released of a teenage gunman's shopping mall rampage, the shaggy-haired assailant can be seen raising an assault rifle to fire in front of a department store mannequin.
Eric Ferguson has become Statesboro's go-to guy.
Although your probabilities for success are stronger than usual in the year ahead, you must take care that you don't take on more than you can comfortably handle. Focus only on your most meaningful goals.
WASHINGTON - Congress has dropped legislation that would have expanded hate crime laws to include attacks on gays after it became clear the measure wouldn't pass the House, aides said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Republicans in Congress are divided over how President Bush should play his strong hand in the rush to leave town before Christmas.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice.
BALTIMORE - The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.
HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.
PORTAL - Robert Brown has never been at a loss to produce highlights on the football field.
FERGUSON, Mo. - In the days since an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, a big question that's smoldered amid the outrage of many is who the officer is.
A second suspect has been arrested in a series of burglary and theft cases across Bulloch County, authorities said.
Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson is one of 16 members who will serve on the Georgia House of Representatives' Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education.
Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore has been appointed to serve on a Member Services Advisory Council for the Georgia Municipal Association.
More than 3,000 incoming students will call Georgia Southern University their new home away from home on Friday during the university's annual tradition, named Operation Move-In.
Dellarie Shilling, an assistant professor in Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing, has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Dr. Bennie Gene "Ben" Odom
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Great golf can lead to short memories.
Back during the land boom of '04 I came up with one of my bright ideas. I'd heard of guys who were making tons of money in land development and decided to take my rightful place among those successful entrepreneurs. Like any good businessman I started off with a reasonable mission statement. "It is my intention to rake in enough money to retire and just live off the fat of the land." That sounded pretty good so I proceeded forward and put together a business model.