TRIPOLI, Libya - Two hijackers who commandeered a jetliner from Sudan's Darfur region and diverted it to a remote desert airstrip in southern Libya surrendered and freed all hostages Wednesday after a daylong standoff, officials said.
BOISE, Idaho - The air was still thick with the smell of smoke when fire crews allowed Christopher Lee and his wife to return to their charred neighborhood and collect their belongings - or what was left of them.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell T. Mangum of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Leigh of Augusta, to James Farris "Jimbo" Lawson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy F. Lawson of Leesburg, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. E.J. "Buster" and Barbara Brown of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, John Matthew Brown of Statesboro, to Courtney Marie Oswald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Paula Horn.
Brittany Leigh Bartley of LaGrange, Ga., became the bride of Steven Earle Tanner of Statesboro on June 28, 2008, during a 7:30 p.m. ceremony held at Oakhurst in Pine Mountain, Ga. Stewart Moody officiated.
NEW ORLEANS - On the cusp of Hurricane Katrina's third anniversary, nervous Gulf Coast residents watched Wednesday as a storm threatened to strengthen and crash ashore, testing everything the city has rebuilt.
WASHINGTON - More ominous signs Wednesday have scientists saying that a global warming ''tipping point'' in the Arctic is happening before their eyes: Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted to its second lowest level since satellite observations began.
HICKMAN, Neb. - This one-horse town is looking like becoming a no-horse town.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani troops drove off a Taliban attack on a fort and pounded another band of militants holed up in a health center, officials said Wednesday as fighting spread to a third area of the tribal belt along the Afghan border.
Bulloch County and the City of Statesboro fell prey to almost every major disease that ravaged the rest of America during the 1800's., including "yellow fever," "Smallpox" and Influenza."
JERUSALEM - Scientists using American space technology have started a huge project to digitally photograph the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known version of the Hebrew Bible, and post it on the Internet for all to see, Israeli authorities said Wednesday.
VENICE, Italy - George Clooney and Brad Pitt: Bachelor and family man.
BATUMI, Georgia - A U.S. military ship loaded with aid docked at a southern Georgian port Wednesday, and Russia sent three missile boats to another Georgian port as the standoff escalated over a nation devastated by war with Russia.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition accused President Robert Mugabe of abandoning talks aimed at forming a unity government, and said Wednesday he would fail if he tried to rule alone.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine commandant said Wednesday that his forces in Iraq's once-volatile western Anbar province can be reduced, as the military moves to hand over control of the region to the Iraqis next week.
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