BEIRUT, Lebanon - Recent attacks and retaliation threats have the Mideast on edge about the possibility of another war between Israel and Hezbollah, even though officials on both sides say they don't expect any eruption of major fighting soon.
BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister vowed Thursday to fight ''until the end'' against Shiite militias in Basra despite protests by tens of thousands of followers of a radical cleric in Baghdad and deadly clashes across the capital and the oil-rich south.
CAIRO, Egypt - A journalist who reported on the president's alleged health problems was sentenced to six months in prison, which rights groups criticized Thursday as media harassment by the government.
DALLAS - Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, according to Census Bureau estimates to be released Thursday.
NESS CITY, Kan. - A man whose girlfriend sat on a toilet for so long that the seat adhered to her body has been arrested in a separate case.
BROOKVILLE, Pa. - A man who police say killed his 74-year-old parents to avoid going to rehab was charged with murder Thursday after he tried to enter Canada.
PHILADELPHIA - Comcast Corp., an Internet service provider under investigation for hampering online file-sharing by its subscribers, announced Thursday an about-face in its stance and said it will treat all types of Internet traffic equally.
NEW YORK - Oil futures shot back above $107 a barrel Thursday after the bombing of an Iraqi oil pipeline diverted investors' attention away from a stabilizing U.S. dollar.
Galileo wrote, "All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
SAO PAULO, Brazil - The founder of JetBlue Airways announced plans Thursday for a new Brazilian airline that would begin operating next year with three jets and eventually grow to a fleet of 76 planes flying nationwide.
WESTON, Wis. - Police are investigating an 11-year-old girl's death from an undiagnosed, treatable form of diabetes after her parents chose to pray for her rather than take her to a doctor.
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is investigating a possible link between Merck's best-selling Singulair and suicide.
The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball and softball season tonight at Mill Creek Park. The event, now in its seventh year, will also include music, exhibition games, tattoo art, balloons as well as the traditional first pitch of the season and comments from local dignitaries.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Two children were found dead in a home Thursday morning by police sent to check on them after an armed University of Louisville student was briefly involved in a hostage situation on campus.
DEAR ABBY: I recently moved in with my 41-year-old fiance, "Sean." He's a great guy, never married, no children, and I love him dearly.
When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future - on the court and with NCAA regulators.
A significant drop in the crime rate reported last week by the Statesboro Police Department is good news, indeed, and a positive sign that recent efforts at increasing cooperation between local law enforcement agencies is working. Based on data compiled by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Part 1 crimes - the most serious and violent crimes - dropped 10.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.
I was talking to a colleague Monday and ended up in a remarkable conversation that went from exercise to distractions and eventually to Christianity. Hey! I don't plan these meetings. They just seem to happen. Let's call them Providence.
Planning your special day can be an intimidating journey, but Downtown Statesboro's Wedding Walk Expo has done the hard part for you.
The fatal Sunday morning fire in Millen has been ruled "undetermined," according to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.
Health care is a treasure trove for criminals looking to steal reams of personal information, as the hacking of a database maintained by the second-largest U.S. health insurer proves.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters took revenge Thursday on villagers in Cameroon, shooting and burning scores to death and razing mosques and churches after warning Nigeria's neighbors not to join the battle against the Islamic insurgent group.
AMMAN, Jordan - Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot.
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SAN DIEGO - One player not concerned about Tiger Woods and his golf game is his longest rival - Phil Mickelson.
Georgia Southern University hosted its second annual "Day at the Capitol" event on Tuesday in Atlanta.
A man is in jail after a female acquaintance told Bulloch County deputies that he had kidnapped her.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn is looking to build a defense that plays "fast and physical" and an offense with balance as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
SAVANNAH - Lamont Ballard looked like the coolest person in the gym. And, as it turned out he was.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez removed a juror Tuesday, saying there was evidence she had previously discussed evidence in the case and had an early interest in being seated on the panel.