NEW ORLEANS - A powerful storm and likely a tornado hit the New Orleans area early Tuesday, killing an elderly woman, injuring at least 16 other people, and damaging dozens of business and homes in a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
SALT LAKE CITY - An off-duty police officer having an early Valentine's Day dinner with his wife was credited Tuesday with helping stop a rampage in a crowded shopping mall by an 18-year-old gunman who killed five people before he was cut down.
For three weeks this March and April, Microsoft Corp. warns that users of its calendar programs ''should view any appointments ... as suspect until they communicate with all meeting invitees.''
DEAR ABBY: I took my grandsons to see a movie. They were looking forward to our outing all week. As we stood in line to buy tickets, I realized I had only a $20 bill in my wallet.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Is it harmful for a person to consume candle wax? My 10-year-old granddaughter has flameless candles (no wick) in her bedroom that melt into liquid when placed on a candle warmer. I have seen her eat both the melted and unmelted wax.
John Donne wrote, "Hail, Bishop Valentine, whose day this is, / All the air is thy Diocese."
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.
WASHINGTON - Maybe Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea should not take public rejection personally. It's not easy overcoming people's indifference to dollar coins, even those honoring such historic figures.
NASSAU, Bahamas - Photographs of Anna Nicole Smith in bed embracing the Bahamian immigration minister who approved her application for permanent residency here revived a political scandal in the islands Monday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A small plane broke apart in the air and scattered wreckage over 1.5 miles when it crashed on Fort Stewart over the weekend, killing the pilot and his three passengers flying from Florida to South Carolina to buy a recreational vehicle.
Winners at Sunday's 49th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles:
ATLANTA - Artists Gnarls Barkley and rappers T.I. and Ludacris were among the Georgia artists who won Grammys in Sunday night's awards show by the Recording Academy in Los Angeles.
Gregg Ponder has been named to the position of Assistant Vice President at Farmers and Merchants Bank. Rick Nessmith, President of FMB, explained that Ponder's official title will be Assistant Vice President-Loan Officer.
A number of changes, both socially and financially, could be in the offing in the year ahead. However, certain good friendships you've established will be helpful in ways you don't expect.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers spearheading the increase in U.S. forces in Baghdad are papering car windows and storefronts with purple stickers listing telephone numbers and an e-mail address where Iraqis can send intelligence tips to help stop the violence.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you were watching television this weekend in Arkansas, you really did see that many political ads.
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams and the late Elvie Lee Hendrix Williams of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Williams of Statesboro, to Philip Nance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Betsy Duggar Nance.
Mr. Rodney Brooks of Oliver, Georgia, announces the engagement of his daughter, Christina Elizabeth Brooks of Statesboro, to Joseph Ryan Carmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Renee Carmon. Christina is also the daughter of the late Tina Brooks.
It's time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I've been informed that I believe in it - which is not exactly true.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
Whether it's trick-or-treating, decorating sugar cookies or watching scary movies, almost everyone has a favorite Halloween tradition or two. It's a holiday that is celebrated around the world, albeit with some pretty major differences.
WASHINGTON - For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.
Nobody knows how to build up to Halloween quite like we do here in Statesboro. With ghost tours, zombie runs, parading pumpkins and costumed canines, it's been one celebration after another all week. Enjoy these pictures from various Halloween happenings around town.
"I hate you! You're ruining my life!" Teenage theatrics - it's a fearsome thing to behold. Teenager's sense of injustice is endless. Teenagers think we're ruining their lives if we refuse to buy a $500 prom dress or make them ride the bus to school. Take away your kid's cell phone, and it's the end of the world.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.'s panel on climate science said Sunday.
Again, recent temperatures belie the season, but it truly is the month of November in south Georgia. Whether warm or crisp, it's the season to be thankful for a bountiful harvest: the love of family and friends and all the memories both have provided throughout the year. Incorporate a spirit of thankfulness in every day with each event, feast or fellowship. Be grateful for the minutiae and the mighty, and enjoy the beauty of November with those you love.
MOJAVE, Calif. - The loss of an experimental spaceship that broke up over the Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another, has renewed criticism of the way the craft's designer and Virgin Galactic handled a deadly explosion seven years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Bowen are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rebekah, to Ross Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby A. Greene.
CHICAGO - Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on the high wire without a safety net or a harness.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth look a bit out of place this late in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with those zeroes under the column for wins.