DAKAR, Senegal - More than 1,000 soldiers have left a national park that has been on the front lines of fighting in eastern Congo in a move the park director said was intended to preserve an environment that is home to endangered gorillas, hippos and active volcanoes.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Helicopters ferried U.S.-led troops to a border village in a raid that left at least 15 people dead on Wednesday, including civilians, officials said. A Pakistani army spokesman said the attack was the first ever ground incursion by foreign forces on its territory and warned that it undermined efforts against terrorism.
Southeast Bulloch, Portal, Statesboro High and Bulloch Academy have changed their scheduled Friday night football games to Thursday, due to the threat of Hurricane Hanna.
NEW ORLEANS - Cars, campers and sports utility vehicles jammed the roads back to the Louisiana coastline Wednesday, as the 2 million evacuees chased away by the threat of Hurricane Gustav tried to make their way home.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali insurgents vowed on Wednesday to intensify their attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as the capital erupted in violence that forced residents to cower in their homes for hours.
BAGHDAD - U.S. troops on boats in the Tigris river mistakenly killed six Iraqis Wednesday in an exchange of fire between the two sides north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.
Jim Callaghan, former British Prime Minister, said, "A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice."
ALGER, Wash. - A shooting rampage in which six people were killed in a series of confrontations from a tiny town to the state's busiest highway ended with the surrender of a troubled man who was recently released from jail, authorities said.
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories rose by a larger-than-expected amount in July as demand for commercial aircraft, heavy machinery and iron and steel all posted solid gains.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut trash hauler was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Wednesday for a price-fixing conspiracy that authorities say was supported by mob muscle, violence and extortion.
PORTLAND, Ore. - In a high school classroom, Xavier Chavez is trying to teach a group of restless teenagers about Manifest Destiny - the 19th century belief that the United States was divinely fated to stretch from sea to shining sea.
DEAR ABBY: My father and I usually get along well, but whenever we get into an argument, he'll say something like, "Well, maybe I should just kill myself. Then you won't have to deal with me!" This has been going on for as long as I can remember. I'm 21 now.
Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars - $748 million -during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Claiming her historic spot on the Republican ticket, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin uncorked a slashing attack on Barack Obama Wednesday night and vowed to help John McCain bring real change to Washington.
DETROIT - Gov. Jennifer Granholm opened an extraordinary hearing Wednesday to determine whether Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick committed misconduct and should be removed from office in a scandal over steamy text messages and a multimillion-dollar legal settlement.
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