WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Friday to extend for seven years a post-Sept. 11 law guaranteeing federal help for the insurance industry in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack.
HAMPTON, Iowa - A helium-powered balloon hit a power line and crashed onto a north-central Iowa farm field on Friday, killing two men and injuring a third, a sheriff said.
GREENLAWN, N.Y. - Fifteen wild turkeys strutted into a suburban hamlet on Thanksgiving Day and then left just in time to avoid dinner.
SOLDOTNA, Alaska - A woman on her way to hair appointment crashed her car through the hair salon.
FREDONIA, Kan. - When rancher Bill Inman decided to show there's more to America than the gloom-and-doom on the nightly news, he hopped on his horse and started riding.
ATLANTA - Bleary-eyed shoppers stormed Georgia stores on Friday to ring in the official start of the holiday shopping season as retailers counting on hordes of shoppers unleashed a blitz of sales.
PALM BEACH, Fla. - In Eastern Europe during World War II, young Aron Bielski and his three older brothers mounted what was, by most accounts, the biggest armed rescue of Jews by Jews during the Holocaust.
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Leon" for a few months. He is smart, cute, ambitious, caring, a great kisser and has a fantastic sense of humor. The problem? He gives new meaning to the phrase, "Got milk?"
GALVESTON, Texas - The trial of a prominent birdwatcher accused of animal cruelty for shooting a cat ended in a mistrial Friday after jurors couldn't reach a verdict.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a minister who serves an entirely retired congregation of nearly 1,000. As you could well understand, the issue of pain is a primary concern to many of my parishioners.
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.
Everybody's favorite mixed-up maid, Amelia Bedelia, will make a special appearance at the Statesboro Regional Library on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. to help our community celebrate Children's Book Week, Nov. 12-17.
NEW YORK - Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.
ATLANTA - A storm system crashed through the Southeast and brought up to an inch of rain in parts of drought-stricken Georgia, but forecasters said the storm likely did little to ease the state's historic drought.
The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference, a Thursday until Saturday event, in Claxton next October.
NEW YORK - The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men's basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual sports fans know exactly what they are.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap knocked the ball away. Thabo Sefolosha scrambled into the corner to grab it and passed quickly to Dennis Schroder, who took off the other way.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz completed a unique path to baseball's Hall of Fame.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Predictions are a dangerous business, especially in golf.
Dr. Michelle Zeanah is getting a big pay cut this month.
East Georgia State College is hosting an evening of entertainment starring the 2014 Images of the King World Champion and top-10 Ultimate finalist, meaning they were among the top Elvis Presley impersonators last year.
State School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods is accepting applications for the 2015 Student Advisory Council.
Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal are asking Georgians to join them Saturday in "With a Servant's Heart," a statewide day of service.
AMMAN, Jordan - For most Americans, Epiphany (Jan. 6) passes with little celebration.
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There's never a perfect time to start eating healthier. Usually, our minds turn to healthy eating in January after indulging in holiday treats, but protecting our families from poor eating habits takes year round commitment.
SAN FRANCISCO - Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park.
WASHINGTON - Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.
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BOSTON - Some of the prospective jurors who could decide Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate got their first look Monday at the young man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, and they seemed transfixed by the sight of the shaggy-haired 21-year-old.