RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's top prosecutor dropped all charges Wednesday against the three former Duke lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper at a party, saying the athletes were innocent victims of a ''tragic rush to accuse'' by an overreaching district attorney.
WASHINGTON - The days of peeling pesky stickers off apples and tomatoes may soon be over. A Georgia company is seeking federal approval for a laser that etches indelible but edible labels onto the skins of fruits and vegetables.
It was the news nobody involved with the Screven County girls basketball program wanted to hear. Coach Jennifer Acree - who four years ago took a losing program and turned it into 2005 state runner up for region 3-AA- has decided to pack up and take over the storied program at Randolph-Clay High School in Cuthbert, GA.
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There is a strong probability you will go through some kind of weeding-out process when it comes to your long-term goals. Because you'll select fewer objectives, you'll be able to accomplish much more.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been diligently following your no-flour, no-sugar diet for several months and have not lost the weight you promised.
DEAR ABBY: I have a friend I'll call Jessica who has a major drinking problem. She is aware of it and asked me to help her because she's too embarrassed to get help from strangers. I am trying hard to help her without acting like a parent, but it's not easy.
WASHINGTON - Stretched thin by four years of war, the Army is adding three months to the standard yearlong tour for all active-duty soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, an unpopular step aimed at maintaining the troop buildup in Baghdad.
DEAR ABBY: My son, "Caleb," has a serious bullying problem. He is 14 and in ninth grade. His teacher has had to meet privately with me three times this week. Caleb will hit, bite, chew, spit on or slap the other students in the classroom. He has even hit his teacher.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The founder of the Girls Gone Wild video empire surrendered to federal marshals early Tuesday on contempt of court charges.
Involvements you have with clubs or organizations could be more valuable than they ever have been previously. The more exposure you have, the greater your chances for beneficial opportunities.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am indebted to you for your keen advice. I put a bar of soap into a large jar of Vicks VapoRub, with the lid off, under the foot of my visiting mother-in-law's bed and, lo and behold, she was gone the next morning. Again, I thank you. You saved my marriage.
BROOKLET - Fisher Strickland was 1-for-3 with two RBI and pitched a complete game as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets avenged a 12-1 loss earlier in the season to region rival Screven County (9-7, 5-3 Region 3-AA) with an 8-4 win on Tuesday night.
Bulloch Academy scored fives runs in the bottom of the sixth, completing a 7-5 comeback win over Memorial Day School Tuesday.
NASSAU, Bahamas - DNA tests show Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend Larry Birkhead is the father of her baby, and he emerged from a court hearing Tuesday to proclaim that his daughter would soon be home.
Willingway, the addiction treatment experts, will host a new workshop titled "Food Addiction - A Relationship With Food" on Friday.
LINCOLN, Neb. - If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia's defense minister said Wednesday.
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