JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will demand Israel commit at a peace summit Thursday to a freeze on all settlement construction, and he has appealed to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for support, an aide said.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2007. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day African-American holiday Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day.
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DEAR ABBY: We have out-of-state friends who have two daughters, ages 10 and 11. More than once I have seen the mother give her girls sips of her wine - even hard liquor - when she is drinking. We do not allow our children to do this. We have discussed drinking in moderation with them, but only when they are of legal age.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Umm Doha cuts hair and waxes eyebrows in secret from her living room because making women look pretty can get a person killed in her Sunni-dominated Baghdad neighborhood.
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Zoo was closed to visitors Wednesday as investigators returned to the scene to determine how a tiger escaped from its enclosure and attacked three visitors, killing one of the men and mauling two others.
NEW YORK - U.S. home prices fell in October for the 10th consecutive month, posting their largest drop since early 1991, according to a key index released Wednesday.
CHICAGO - Police divers searched the Des Plaines River on Wednesday for a missing woman who had planned to place a damaged statue of a Hindu deity in the water when she disappeared two days earlier.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The kindness of strangers across the country saved Christmas for Beverly Smith's children after the deadly ice storm that cut off electricity for them and thousands of other people.
Actress Tallulah Bankhead, who died in 1968, said, "It's one of the tragic ironies of the theater that only one man in it can count on steady work: the night watchman."
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan pledged during an unusually friendly meeting Wednesday to share intelligence and tighten border controls to quash rising militant attacks.
STATESBORO - After a costly eradication program, Georgia cotton farmers say the destructive boll weevil is gone from Georgia fields and from much of the country.
In the year ahead, you will have many more opportunities to associate with influential people than you had previously. Cultivate these relationships, because they will provide you with many opportunities denied up until now.
DAVID, Panama - A 12-year-old U.S. girl who was the sole survivor of a weekend plane crash was airlifted Wednesday to a Panamanian hospital after rescue workers trekked for several hours through remote mountains to deliver her to safety and reunite her with anxious relatives.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My father keeps all his medicines on top of the microwave oven in the kitchen so he won't forget. My brother says the microwaves are ruining the medicine. Dad doesn't believe him.
NAPA, Calif. - The new PGA Tour season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players Thursday at the Frys.com Open.
CONCORD, N.C. - Kyle Busch showed Joe Gibbs Racing may have found some speed at just the right time of the season with a pole-winning run Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
BROOKLET - Now that Southeast Bulloch finally has a win under its belt, the Yellow Jackets can really get down to business.
The Portal Panthers will look to right the ship tonight and put an end to their three game losing streak as they travel to Savannah to take on Savannah Country Day in a Region 3A-A matchup.
Terence Hennessy returns to Rogers Field on the campus of Edmund Burke Academy tonight for the first time since he traded his red and white shirts for green and gold ones.
NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.
ATHENS - Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely on Thursday while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules.
The Savannah Jaycees have planned an event for Tuesday that they hope will lead to a new chapter of the civic organization based in Statesboro.
Overall, Bulloch County public school students who graduated in 2014 posted slightly higher scores on the SAT college-entrance exam than their counterparts in the Class of 2013, bucking state and national trends.
The Hearts and Hands Clinic was recently awarded a $26,902 through the Georgia Access to Care, Treatment and Services Breast Cancer License Tag Grant Program.
According to Pew Research Center, 53 percent of those 65 and older attend a religious service at least weekly - the most of any age group. But that doesn't mean that the young don't, or can't, have a relationship with God. There are a variety of things believers can do to demonstrate their love for Heavenly Father.
J.K. Rowling piqued Harry Potter fans' interest with a cryptic post on Twitter Tuesday morning.
At the end of the day, most of us sink into our couches, worn out and wondering if the parenting choices we make will pay off. Kids are demanding. They are a couple of full-time jobs worth of work with very little reward from the world. All of us want the very best for our kids, but sometimes we doubt if we are good enough. Our kids depend on us for everything, but can we deliver?
Dr. Gerald A. Jones
Imagine a playoff that includes Arizona facing TCU in one semifinal and Mississippi State meeting Georgia Tech in the other.