NEWARK, N.J. - The four college-age friends who were hanging out in a schoolyard late on a Saturday night were the type of children who make hometowns proud, especially hard-luck hometowns like this one.
DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old, and for 13 years I have known that I am adopted. My friend tells me that she thinks she has found my real mother - that she goes to her church. I'm really confused.
NEW YORK - Wall Street closed out a difficult week with a mixed finish Friday after the Federal Reserve injected billions of dollars into the banking system to calm markets torn by worries about evaporating credit. The Dow Jones industrials, down more than 200 points during the session, ended with just a 31-point deficit and managed to post a gain for the week.
NEW YORK - Increasingly, American consumers are shopping for health care the way they buy a hamburger or milk shake at a fast-food chain: By standing in line at a local store under a menu.
HUNTINGTON, Utah - Rescuers drilling a tiny hole nearly 1,900 feet deep to make contact with six coal miners caught in a cave-in four days ago might have missed and punched into a neighboring chamber, officials said Friday.
Yaderlin Jimenez was an illegal immigrant facing deportation. Her husband, a U.S. citizen and soldier, couldn't help her because he was missing after an insurgent attack in Iraq.
DEAR DR. GOTT: With all the natural remedies you get for things, like Vicks for fungus on the toenails and the soap in the sheets for cramps, I decided to send you mine. I read in an article about what you can use banana peels for, and the one that stuck out for me was for warts. It said to put a small piece of the peel on the wart and bandage it, and it would fall off after several days. I thought to myself, if it works for warts on hands, I wonder if it would work for plantar ...
Look at the South hand. With neither side vulnerable, your left-hand opponent deals and opens one diamond. Your partner makes a takeout double. And righty passes. How would you plan the auction?
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.
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.
Conditions that directly affect your personal desires and objectives could be subjected to favorable changes. Your new direction will be more lasting and gratifying with everything you do.
ATLANTA - Each week, prison guards brought Sherri Painter a fresh tube of SpringFresh toothpaste. She was OK with the spearmint taste, plus it was good at removing stains and cleaning shoes.
LONDON - It has chimed through freezing winters, fierce storms and World War II bombing raids. But old age will silence Big Ben's bongs - at least temporarily.
NEW YORK - Bases loaded, nobody out, one-run game. Billy Wagner never lost his cool on a sweltering night at Shea Stadium, and the New York Mets hung on for a big victory against Atlanta.
Wagner escaped a major jam in the ninth inning and Moises Alou hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth to help New York edge the Braves 4-3 on Wednesday.
MIAMI - Government forecasters minimally reduced their prediction for the Atlantic hurricane season Thursday, but said that up to nine hurricanes and up to 16 tropical storms are expected to form, still a busier-than-average season.
First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox and shingles and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids were both immunized, and they have chosen to have their kids immunized. None of us has ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccination.
Clothing stores normally display new fashions well ahead of the season. Stores here in Statesboro have had spring fashions out for several weeks, even though spring is several weeks away. An iron-clad rule for merchandisers is to "get the jump" on the buying seasons. In a spiritual context, Christians should be interested in "getting the jump" on sin, being prepared for temptation when it comes. This can be done if we'll apply some basic principles.
Question: What is the correct way to pronounce "pecan"? My wife says she pronounces it the Southern way. I disagreed and we got into an argument. ...
SAVANNAH - Dodie Sanders and her student volunteers never came back empty handed whenever she led them to the beach to clean up trash, sometimes filling as many as five waste bags with plastic bottles, wrappers and other garbage.
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Police say they have identified the gunman who took his own life after killing four people and injuring two in a quiet neighborhood near Atlanta.
I want to believe the groundhog.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach.
NEW YORK - Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has been fined $25,000 for criticizing a female official after a loss at Cleveland.
SAN DIEGO - Two poor chips wound up costing Harris English three shots. He battled just to get birdie chances on the South Course at Torrey Pines and only converted two of them. He wound up with a 1-over 73 and a share of the lead with J.B. Holmes on Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open.
The Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation honored longtime University fundraiser Frank Hook today with a plaque recognizing his 41 years of service and numerous accomplishments to Georgia Southern University and Georgia Southern athletics.
Mr. Adam R. Celeste
What's in a name? Why everything, but mainly the great history that is tied to even greater people.
International award-winning director Ryan Little will be at Georgia Southern University for a public screening of his latest film, "Saints and Soldiers: The Void" Tuesday evening.
Open Hearts Community Mission will celebrate the groundbreaking for its homeless shelter in a ceremony open to the public on Friday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m.