SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI ended his farthest pilgrimage Sunday, one intended to inspire a new generation of faithful while trying to overcome a dark chapter for his church from a clerical sex abuse scandal.
ATLANTA - The graduate students could have raked in pricey consulting fees, but the Harman family instead brought their favorite form of currency - tomatoes.
AUGUSTA - Dan Eaton has trapped coyotes in some unlikely places.
ATLANTA - Gwinnett County has seen a rise in drug-related kidnappings this year, fueling fears of increased violence, federal officials say.
LOS ANGELES - Batman has sent Spidey packing as king of Hollywood's box-office superheroes.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Tropical Storm Cristobal skirted the North Carolina coast Sunday, dumping heavy rain and churning up rough surf, but so far sparing the seaboard of any severe weather.
CARSON CITY, Nev. - A team of elite athletes and expert mountaineers has ended a weeklong hunt for Steve Fossett, finding no sign of the missing adventurer or his plane but eliminating miles of rugged terrain from areas that still must be searched.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged steadfast aid to Afghanistan in talks Sunday with its Western-backed leader and vowed to pursue the war on terror ''with vigor'' if elected, an Afghan official said.
PITTSBURGH - The woman whose body was found with her uterus cut open and who appeared to have been pregnant has been positively identified as an 18-year-old, the Allegheny County medical examiner said Sunday.
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
BEIJING - With the Olympics less than three weeks away, Beijing began restricting car use and limiting factory emissions on Sunday in a final drastic effort to clear its smog-choked skies.
NEW YORK - Adrienne Radtke plans to keep riding her bike to work even if gas prices drop. Steve Pizzini got rid of his Cadillac Escalade in favor of a 16-year-old Acura and doesn't expect to have another gas-guzzler.
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Mrs. Jan B. Cross of Statesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Brittany Layne Cross of Claxton, to Jason Charles Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kennedy of Claxton.
Ms. Alice J. Dill and Mr. Edward M. Dill of Cincinnati, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Frances Dill of Cincinnati, Ohio, to Joel Andrew Ellis, son of Connie C. Ellis of Jacksonville, Fla., and David E. Ellis of Statesboro.
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