WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Friday to extend for seven years a post-Sept. 11 law guaranteeing federal help for the insurance industry in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack.
HAMPTON, Iowa - A helium-powered balloon hit a power line and crashed onto a north-central Iowa farm field on Friday, killing two men and injuring a third, a sheriff said.
GREENLAWN, N.Y. - Fifteen wild turkeys strutted into a suburban hamlet on Thanksgiving Day and then left just in time to avoid dinner.
SOLDOTNA, Alaska - A woman on her way to hair appointment crashed her car through the hair salon.
FREDONIA, Kan. - When rancher Bill Inman decided to show there's more to America than the gloom-and-doom on the nightly news, he hopped on his horse and started riding.
ATLANTA - Bleary-eyed shoppers stormed Georgia stores on Friday to ring in the official start of the holiday shopping season as retailers counting on hordes of shoppers unleashed a blitz of sales.
PALM BEACH, Fla. - In Eastern Europe during World War II, young Aron Bielski and his three older brothers mounted what was, by most accounts, the biggest armed rescue of Jews by Jews during the Holocaust.
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Leon" for a few months. He is smart, cute, ambitious, caring, a great kisser and has a fantastic sense of humor. The problem? He gives new meaning to the phrase, "Got milk?"
GALVESTON, Texas - The trial of a prominent birdwatcher accused of animal cruelty for shooting a cat ended in a mistrial Friday after jurors couldn't reach a verdict.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a minister who serves an entirely retired congregation of nearly 1,000. As you could well understand, the issue of pain is a primary concern to many of my parishioners.
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.
Everybody's favorite mixed-up maid, Amelia Bedelia, will make a special appearance at the Statesboro Regional Library on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. to help our community celebrate Children's Book Week, Nov. 12-17.
NEW YORK - Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.
ATLANTA - A storm system crashed through the Southeast and brought up to an inch of rain in parts of drought-stricken Georgia, but forecasters said the storm likely did little to ease the state's historic drought.
The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference, a Thursday until Saturday event, in Claxton next October.
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.)
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