KENNESAW - Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson on Thursday cast himself as the true conservative in the Republican race for president and accused his GOP rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney of being soft on illegal immigration.
KARACHI, Pakistan - A suicide bombing in a crowd welcoming former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto killed at least 126 people Thursday night, shattering her celebratory procession through Pakistan's biggest city after eight years in exile.
WASHINGTON - Members of Congress apologized Thursday to a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and taken to Syria, where he says he was tortured.
It won't be simply chance that plays an important role in your material affairs in the year ahead; it'll be sheer hard work and planning on your part. You can substantially profit from the careful development of your affairs.
Scottish actress Deborah Kerr said, "Personally, I think if a woman hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky."
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An autistic 18-year-old lost in the wilderness for four days was found alive Thursday, weak but apparently fine, and reunited with his family, searchers said.
DETROIT - Two adults and two children were fatally shot as they slept Thursday in a home known for drug activity, renewing pleas for community members to take more responsibility in the fight against violence.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - There seem to be more tractors tearing up St. Lucie County's old citrus groves than tending them these days.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House failed on Thursday to override President Bush's veto of a politically popular children's health bill, and the White House instantly called for compromise talks on a replacement.
DEAR DR. GOTT: This is in response to a letter from a 66-year-old female with bowel problems. She stated she often had to get to a bathroom quickly and, in one instance, shortly after having a salad at a restaurant. I had the same problem for years and was finally "cured" when my current doctor put me on a wheat/gluten-free diet. My previous doctor, after all the usual tests, diagnosed it as "rapid transit."
Thirty straight, and favored to make it 31.
Around 10 tonight, Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan will know how good his 6-1 Gator football team really is.
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DEAR ABBY: I recently accepted the honor of raising my 10-year-old nephew, "Matt." I have a daughter, "Sierra," who is also 10. Sierra's father is being a jerk about my raising someone else's child. He claims that by having Matt in the house, I am "taking away" from our daughter. She calls him the brother she has always wanted.
The Statesboro City Council voted to permanently close the section of Walnut Street between Cherry Street and Bulloch Street after a public hearing was held on the matter Tuesday. The vote came as a response to a request made by the First United Methodist Church, which owns the property on both sides of that section of the street.
Back during the land boom of '04 I came up with one of my bright ideas. I'd heard of guys who were making tons of money in land development and decided to take my rightful place among those successful entrepreneurs. Like any good businessman I started off with a reasonable mission statement. "It is my intention to rake in enough money to retire and just live off the fat of the land." That sounded pretty good so I proceeded forward and put together a business model.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.
In 2006, Angie Hitchens and Brandon Blair founded 180 fitness. Angie had managed Gold's Gym for 10 years prior to its closing and Brandon was an employee of Gold's. Together they have a commitment at 180 to bring our community together through fitness and wellness.
Kentucky State University's president has decided to take a $90,000 pay cut from $350,000 so that two dozen workers at the university can see their hourly wage rise to $10.25, Slate reported.
MADRID - The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.
CAIRO - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce was holding for a second day Tuesday as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip were set to resume in Cairo.
Federal figures show Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare enrollment jumped 16 percent since October - the highest percentage increase among states that have rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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ATLANTA - Kevin Correia won in his debut with the Dodgers, outpitching All-Star Julio Teheran and leading Los Angeles over the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday night.