BAGHDAD - Iraqi police dragged a body from the Euphrates River on Wednesday and said it was one of three American soldiers abducted in an ambush claimed by al-Qaida. The U.S. military has yet to identify the victim and pressed ahead with its search through sweltering flatlands south of Baghdad.
WASHINGTON - A former Justice Department official at the center of the uproar over prosecutor firings told House investigators Wednesday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried to review his story of the dismissals with her at a time when lawmakers were homing in on conflicting accounts.
BENSON, Minn. - The gray, sandy mix of turkey droppings and other bits and pieces flowing through Greg Langmo's fingers back onto the floor of his barn isn't just funky dirt, it's fuel.
DEAR ABBY: Like "Fine, Thank You in Gastonia, N.C.," I, too, was annoyed when people greeted me with the mindless, "How are you?" "How ya doin'?" etc., which required me to respond to someone who clearly had no interest in a real response. (I understand their feigned interest is more automatic than rude.)
Joint endeavors look promising for you, but they must be handled with considerable skill. Should one be mismanaged, you could find obstacles starting to block your path instead of trails being blazed.
Two days of music and family fun will not only provide entertainment this Memorial Day weekend, but will raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
ATLANTA - Oliver Perez pitched seven scoreless innings, David Wright hit his fourth homer in the last four games and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Wednesday night.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - After more than five weeks of wildfires, smoke and little rain, Ware County is expected to ban fireworks through the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays as severe drought conditions has left lawns, leaves and bushes as combustible as kindling.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to rally support for the war, President Bush released intelligence asserting that Osama bin Laden in 2005 ordered creation of a terrorist unit to hit targets outside Iraq, including the United States.
Most of the time when you are the declarer in a trump contract, you will have more trumps than the dummy. Then, when you count your losers at trick one, it is relatively simple. You look at your 13 cards and take dummy's high cards into account. But occasionally the dummy will have longer trumps than you. When counting losers in this situation, you must look at your partner's 13 cards and take your high cards into account. Mentally move around the table and sit on your partner's lap!
The Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology (CCAT) has no desks, no cafeteria, and walls that don't reach the ceiling. But the Statesboro public school's atypical facility hasn't kept it from achieving its goals.
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LOS ANGELES - Chicken farmer Lucious Adkins doesn't see how he could stay in business if Congress passes an immigration reform bill that would require his immigrant workers to go home for a year.
WASHINGTON - McMansions are sprouting in the suburbs of Washington and Atlanta, in southern Connecticut and out West in Utah as an appetite for bigger homes just keeps on growing.
In its final season as a member of the Southern Conference, Georgia Southern is the unanimous pick by the league's coaches to win the softball championship.
ATLANTA - A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters and posted incorrect information on giant message boards over freeways, warning drivers of a new storm watch.
DUBLIN, Ga. - The first word about fog or smoke on Interstate 16 came at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, from a caller wanting emergency officials to know about a section of road where it was difficult to see.
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A little more than four months before the U.S. World Cup opener, Clint Dempsey is trying to regain his form.
SOCHI, Russia - They're designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin.
By MIKE ANTHONY