BEIJING - Chinese officials defended their decision to pass off the voice of a 7-year-old songbird as that of another girl at the Olympic opening ceremony, calling it a simple casting choice. Critics said it was a step too far in China's obsession with the perfect Olympic Games.
BAGHDAD - A series of car bombs targeted a senior city official and civilians Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks the U.S. military said was a show of force by an enemy on the run.
INDIANAPOLIS - A woman who grew to be 7 feet, 7 inches tall and was recognized as the world's tallest female died early Wednesday, a friend said. She was 53.
LAVONIA, Ga. - When police finally searched the squat white mobile home where they say a man held his family captive for three years, the place was so filthy and bug-infested that one officer had to wear a gas mask and another refused to continue.
ARAPAHO, Okla. - Former female inmates of the Custer County jail testified Wednesday that ex-Sheriff Mike Burgess demanded sex from them in exchange for his help in getting them into a drug court rehabilitation program.
SEATTLE - When Pamela Almli set out for a hike on a popular trail north of Seattle, she may not have been aware that bear hunting season had begun the day before.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.
Although your financial prospects look particularly good in the year ahead, a new ripple could affect your holdings. You may have to guard against becoming too extravagant or wasteful, which could dilute your earnings. Watch your spending habits.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 24-year-old woman who has suffered from recurring impetigo my entire life. As for my medical history, I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh 138 pounds. Twice a year, without fail, I get this horrible sore on my lower lip that spreads to part of my chin. I can always get it to go away in about two weeks. Meanwhile, it is very unsightly and painful. I cannot disguise it with makeup because it spreads if touched.
DEAR ABBY: I wrote you about a year ago regarding my difficulty in finding a single, educated, relationship-minded man. You advised me to lower my high standards and date outside my preconceived notions of who Mr. Right was - someone younger or without a college degree.
(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.)
SAN DIEGO - A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a man throwing rocks at agents near the U.S.-Mexico border in the San Diego area, authorities said Wednesday.
THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Betty Skelton Erde is 82 and lives in a retirement community where many are content to putter about in golf carts. Not Erde: She drives a blazing red Corvette to match her red hair and really means it when she says, ''I like fast cars.''
LONDON - London Fashion Week organizers have dropped plans that likely would have barred many size zero models from the catwalk, saying industry executives around the world felt they were not needed.
With Georgia Southern set to welcome more than 17,000 students on the first day of fall classes Monday, university President Bruce Grube called the past 10 years one of the most active decades in the college's more than 100-year history.
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Healthcare is more complicated now more than ever.
When local businessman Bubba Hunt saw an opportunity to shake up the local real estate market, like most great entrepreneurs, he seized it.
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On Thursday, March 17, nine students from Statesboro High School went to the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta to showcase their skills and compete ...
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