WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldiers strained by six years at war are deserting their posts at the highest rate since 1980, with the number of Army deserters this year showing an 80 percent increase since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A cyclone that slammed into the coast with 150 mph winds killed at least 1,100 people, isolating remote towns and villages swamped by a storm surge or hemmed in by piles of debris, aid workers and a Bangladeshi news agency said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly a year after anti-war voters put them in power, congressional Democrats remain unable to pass legislation ordering troops home from Iraq.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Al Prudhomme figures there's plenty of blame to go around for a fire that killed two of his band mates and about a dozen of his friends in the 2003 nightclub blaze that killed 100 people.
DEAR ABBY: This will be the fourth holiday season my boyfriend and I have shared together. We usually split Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations between our two families, although not equally.
You could be fortunate in the year ahead in dealings you have with people who think in larger terms or about things that are grand in scope. It might behoove you to get out and circulate more in order to increase your contacts.
Washaun Ealey's numbers are unreal.
DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for an anti-abortion group to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would define a fertilized egg as a person.
The Bulloch Academy varsity girls' basketball team kicks off its 2007-08 season tonight by hosting the second annual Lady Gator Classic.
TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico (AP) - Back roads, gorges and garbage dumps on this tropical island are littered with the decaying carcasses of dogs and cats. An Associated Press investigation reveals why: possibly thousands of unwanted animals have been tossed off bridges, buried alive and otherwise inhumanely disposed of by taxpayer-financed animal control programs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government slapped a prominent, though confusing, warning on the popular diabetes drug Avandia on Wednesday - telling patients that it may, or may not, increase the risk of heart attacks.
Statesboro Police, acting on a drug complaint at a Savannah Avenue residence, arrested Danielle Marie Sydow, 18, Harville Road, on drug charges.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Help! Our doctor brings her dog to the office every day, where it meanders into examining rooms and hallways. We feel this is not sanitary and wonder what on earth she is thinking. Your input, please. We're worried.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety said more than half of crash victims killed during last Thanksgiving weekend were not wearing seat belts, and has asked law enforcement across the state to crack down on those who skip buckling up.
One of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the country will add another impressive feature. Georgia Southern Athletics announced that a video display scoreboard will be installed at J.I. Clements Stadium in time for the 2008 season-opener. Director of Athletics Sam Baker announced that First Southern National Bank provided the key sponsorship.
STILLMORE - Bulloch Academy raced out to a 26-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back as the Gators trounced David Emanuel Academy 58-18 here Thursday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.
NORTON, Mass. - Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.
NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers ring in a new era as they host Josey tonight at 7:30 p.m. in their 2014 season opener and their first game under new head coach Jon Willoughby.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets enter the 2014 season with expectations of repeating - and building on - last year's trip to the state playoffs.
This time last season, Georgia Southern men's soccer coach Kevin Kennedy didn't know if the Eagles will have a conference to call home.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets got back in the win column after a seven-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday, pounding Islands 8-0 Thursday at home.
OK, I know. Telling your kids their artwork stinks sounds horrible. I wouldn't quite say it like that, and I would keep in mind how young the kids are. But if you "ooh" and "aah" at every scribble, pencil mark or blobbed together Play-Doh sculpture, this is for you.
GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine - Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
WASHINGTON - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
WINSLOW, Ariz. - A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.