WASHINGTON - Consumers put aside worries about slumping home sales and soaring gasoline prices and headed to the malls in November, pushing spending up by the largest amount in 3 1/2 years.
BAGHDAD - The leader of the largest Shiite political party in Iraq told about 5,000 faithful who gathered Friday for Eid al-Adha prayers that U.S.-backed anti-al-Qaida armed groups - mostly comprised of Sunnis - should be on the side of government forces and not try to replace them.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has made its position clear in legal filings and now gets a chance to say it to a judge in open court: Hold off on inquiring about the destruction of CIA videotapes that showed suspected terrorists being interrogated.
SHANGHAI, China - China's first fully homegrown commercial aircraft rolled off the production line Friday, marking a potential milestone for the country's aviation program.
Most doctors don't talk about breast reconstruction with women before cancer surgery, depriving them of key information that can sway their decision about whether to have the whole breast or just a lump removed, new research suggests.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The militant Hezbollah group denounced President Bush on Friday for urging Lebanon's anti-Syrian lawmakers to push through their own choice for president if necessary to resolve a long political deadlock.
Comedian and author Joey Adams said, "Of course, it's very easy to be witty tomorrow, after you get a chance to do some research and rehearse your ad-libs."
Anticipating success predicated on practical foundations is an excellent way to fulfill your ambitions in the year ahead. Patience needs to be another ingredient, however, to accomplish what you desire.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I hope you can help me. I'm 89 years old and in good health. Lately, I've been passing out without any warning at all.
DEAR ABBY: While my daughter and I were at the supermarket, we ran into Santa at the deli! You can't imagine my daughter's surprise - not to mention my own.
WASHINGTON - NASA will wait two years longer than planned and spend another $40 million to launch a half-billion-dollar probe to Mars because of an unspecified conflict of interest in the purchasing process, officials said Friday.
CINCINNATI - As a fine arts graduate student in the early 1980s, Carol Tyler felt she had to hide her interest in cartoon drawing from teachers. An art form associated with comic books and comic strips wasn't considered college material.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates held out hope Friday that U.S. forces in Iraq could continue a steady decline next year if security keeps improving - leaving 100,000 by year end.
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian police Friday arrested 14 Muslim extremists suspected of planning the jailbreak of an al-Qaida prisoner convicted of plotting a terrorist attack on U.S. air base personnel, officials said.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday called on North Korea to honor its pledge to disable all nuclear weapons facilities and provide a complete declaration of its atomic programs by year's end, although she left room to miss the deadline.
In 2006, Bethany Assisted Living Inc. was the recipient of a major gift from the Gesmon Neville Family. Coupled with a partial purchase, Bethany was able to acquire the single largest undeveloped tract of real property within the city limits of Statesboro, known as the Neville Family Farm.
Wall Orthodontics relocated to its new office this week at 1512 Brampton Ave., beside the new Parker's. It is beautifully designed, and I believe it will enhance their clients' experiences along with increasing efficiency.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you were watching television this weekend in Arkansas, you really did see that many political ads.
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams and the late Elvie Lee Hendrix Williams of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Williams of Statesboro, to Philip Nance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Betsy Duggar Nance.
Mr. Rodney Brooks of Oliver, Georgia, announces the engagement of his daughter, Christina Elizabeth Brooks of Statesboro, to Joseph Ryan Carmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Renee Carmon. Christina is also the daughter of the late Tina Brooks.
It's time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I've been informed that I believe in it - which is not exactly true.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
Whether it's trick-or-treating, decorating sugar cookies or watching scary movies, almost everyone has a favorite Halloween tradition or two. It's a holiday that is celebrated around the world, albeit with some pretty major differences.
WASHINGTON - For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.
Nobody knows how to build up to Halloween quite like we do here in Statesboro. With ghost tours, zombie runs, parading pumpkins and costumed canines, it's been one celebration after another all week. Enjoy these pictures from various Halloween happenings around town.
"I hate you! You're ruining my life!" Teenage theatrics - it's a fearsome thing to behold. Teenager's sense of injustice is endless. Teenagers think we're ruining their lives if we refuse to buy a $500 prom dress or make them ride the bus to school. Take away your kid's cell phone, and it's the end of the world.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.'s panel on climate science said Sunday.
Again, recent temperatures belie the season, but it truly is the month of November in south Georgia. Whether warm or crisp, it's the season to be thankful for a bountiful harvest: the love of family and friends and all the memories both have provided throughout the year. Incorporate a spirit of thankfulness in every day with each event, feast or fellowship. Be grateful for the minutiae and the mighty, and enjoy the beauty of November with those you love.
MOJAVE, Calif. - The loss of an experimental spaceship that broke up over the Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another, has renewed criticism of the way the craft's designer and Virgin Galactic handled a deadly explosion seven years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Bowen are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rebekah, to Ross Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby A. Greene.