KABUL, Afghanistan - A bomb attack struck a group of lawmakers Tuesday as they were being greeted by children on a visit to a sugar factory in Afghanistan's normally peaceful north. At least 28 people were killed, including five parliament members as well as children.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading gay rights group changed course Tuesday to support a job discrimination bill even though it does not include transgender workers.
DEAR ABBY: I am 20 years old and for the time being, I live with my parents. My problem is our elderly neighbor, "John." John recently divorced his wife and now lives alone.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I want to tell you of my experience with high cholesterol. I went to the health-food store and bought soy lecithin granules. I take 2 tablespoons every morning in a glass of juice or milk. I have enclosed my results. In three months, my cholesterol went from 250 to 180!
In the year ahead, a number of pleasant surprises could be in store for you, bringing about successes that you never thought possible. These fortunate occurrences will relate to your work or career, as well as your social life.
Often at the bridge table you will be faced with an either-or predicament. Maybe you are undecided whether to win a trick or to duck it. If you consider both options, you will probably realize which is the correct play - or that it does not matter what you do.
MIAMI - A teacher was shot and injured Tuesday outside a high school during an apparent robbery, forcing lockdowns of several schools for more than two hours.
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.
Park Avenue Bank announces the addition of Jim Lanier and Sherrie Harville to its main Statesboro location.
Advance voters came out in record numbers last week to cast ballots in three Statesboro City Council elections. More than 900 residents voted, which is a little less that 12 percent of eligible voters. Judy McCorkle said Statesboro council elections usually draw a 12-percent total turnout, and with Tuesday's Election Day upcoming, the city should see solid final turnout numbers when all votes are counted.
ATLANTA - Vernon Davis hauled in the hurried pass from Alex Smith and saw nothing but end zone. Chris Crocker didn't give up, though, and his shoestring tackle wound up saving a rare win for the Atlanta Falcons.
(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.)
Screven County's Gamecocks scored first, but Swainsboro scored the last 31 to take a 31-7 victory in a crucial 3AA game in Sylvania Friday night.
Three interceptions, two fumbles and one large Windsor Academy fullback named Dillion Mitchell stopped Bulloch Academy's quest for a Class AA playoff berth.
WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.
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NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.
Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended from the team indefinitely following a June 26 arrest.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.
WASHINGTON - Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.
ATLANTA - A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
In just three years, Statesboro High has turned a fledgling volleyball program - with next to no previous experience in the sport - into a two-time state playoff qualifier.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.
SOUTHPORT, England - The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.
Frog gigging is a dying art. Like grabbling or noodling (reaching under river banks for turtles and catfish) frog gigging is an outdoor activity that seems to be fading from view.
Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.
NEW YORK - Curtis Granderson and David Wright are expected to deliver big hits for the Mets. When they get one from Ruben Tejada, it's a bit of a surprise.