WASHINGTON (AP) - It's that time of year when moms and dads across the country are squeezing into uncomfortable kid-sized chairs to discuss with teachers whether their children are off to a good start at school. In some places, the conference comes with a wrinkle: The children sit in.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Helicopter gunships pounded pro-Taliban militants in the mountains of northwest Pakistan on Thursday, reportedly killing as many as 70 in an increasingly bloody conflict between the government and Islamist forces.
WASHINGTON - A defiant Democratic-controlled Congress voted Thursday to provide health insurance to an additional 4 million lower-income children, ignoring President Bush's threat of a second straight veto on the issue.
WASHINGTON - Add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the list of Americans who think Congress is doing a lousy job.
OMAHA, Neb. - Authorities searched Thursday for a 13-year-old boy and a female middle school teacher believed to be on the run from central Nebraska after police began investigating whether the pair had an intimate relationship.
Two years ago, a Georgia Southern professor and several students came before the Statesboro City Council to present evidence of serious abuses of alcohol at a local club. The group challenged the elected officials to do something about the problem.
Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Clito area convenience store Sunday.
The Southeast Bulloch High School "Swarm" marching band set another school record this past Saturday when the squad came home from the Tenth Annual "Heart of Georgia Marching Band Competition" with dozen more trophies. The biggest prize at the event held in Warner Robins was the "Second Runner Up Regardless of Class" Trophy, which meant the Swarm was judged better than 23 of the 26 bands in attendance.
ATLANTA (AP) - One in 60 older people may be walking around with benign brain tumors and don't know it. Even more may have bulging blood vessels in the head that could burst.
WASHINGTON - Abandoning its secrecy claims, NASA promised Congress on Wednesday it will reveal results of an unprecedented federal aviation survey which found that aircraft near collisions, runway interference and other safety problems occur far more often than previously recognized.
WASHINGTON - The government announced an 11th-hour recall Wednesday to warn consumers that fake Halloween teeth sold by the tens of thousands since last year contain excessive amounts of lead.
PHOENIX - A woman who found her 17-month-old son dead in her hot, stuffy car after she worked her seven-hour shift as a Hooters waitress has been arrested, police said Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of California sex offenders who face tough new restrictions on where they can live are declaring themselves homeless - truthfully or not - and that's making it difficult for the state to track them.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan-era ''Law of the Sea'' treaty was primed for its first-ever Senate vote, boosted by strong support from the Bush administration and an emphatic vote of approval Wednesday by the Foreign Relations Committee.
DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem. Several months ago, my 15-year-old granddaughter, "Brittany," brought a girlfriend to my home explaining that "Megan's" mother was on drugs and Megan had no place to live. The mother was living between her car and an occasional motel room.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)
In the minds of students and teachers, summer is over. But sweltering temperatures and the calendar beg to differ. Postpone the culmination of the season with additional summertime fun and memories. Enjoy every minute of leftover summer days with celebrations, including, but not limited to, the following August holidays.
SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.
DETROIT - Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.
ATLANTA - The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread, world health officials say. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta?
Actor Will Cone visited with residents of Tattnall Healthcare Center in Reidsville on Friday, July 25.
Most people face some sort of financial emergency during their lifetime. An emergency could range from home and car repairs, to a job loss or health scare.
For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."
Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.
(Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)
Man of the Decade