TBILISI, Georgia - Under fire from the West, the U.S.-friendly leader of this former Soviet republic moved Thursday to defuse an explosive political crisis by calling an early presidential election and promising to quickly lift a state of emergency.
A mother said Thursday she knew something was terribly wrong when her 20-month-old son began to stumble and started vomiting. He had just ingested a popular toy that contains a chemical that turns into a powerful ''date rape'' drug when eaten.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The captain of a small cruise ship with 66 people aboard ran the vessel aground early Thursday to keep it from sinking after it began taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for the third straight week, dropping to the lowest level in five months.
Chris Hatcher is getting ready to experience his first Georgia Southern-Furman football game, and the intensity of the rivalry is not lost on him.
The only thing at stake for the Bulloch Academy Gators tonight when they host Memorial Day School is their character.
M. Grundler said, "It's easy to identify people who can't count to 10. They're in front of you in the supermarket express lane."
You may not be expecting any easy victories in the year ahead, and this actually could work to your advantage. You'll get further faster, because you'll be willing to work hard without asking for breaks or expecting easy routes.
DEAR ABBY: "Anonymous in Arizona" (Sept. 7) was wondering how to explain to her future children that their father's brother was born a girl, particularly in childhood photos in which he appears as a girl. While most of your reply was sound - especially how transgendered people are born in the wrong body (which I wish more people could understand) - I disagree with your advice about the photo albums.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who are chronically homeless dropped by nearly 12 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to government estimates being released Wednesday.
EL CENTRO, Calif. - A judge denied bail Wednesday for a 25-year-old teacher accused of fleeing to Mexico with a 13-year-old student, and the woman agreed to be transferred from California to Nebraska to face the charges.
WASHINGTON - Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, according to a study released by a nonpartisan group that seeks to reduce teen pregnancies.
BOSTON - The elegant iron-railing balconies were once catwalks where guards stood watch over the inmates to make sure they didn't try to break out. If you look closely, you can still see the outline of the holes from the iron bars on the windows.
WASHINGTON - For the second time in four years, the government is rewriting media ownership rules, a process that probably will allow big companies to get even bigger.
WASHINGTON - Consumers borrowing increased in September at the smallest pace in five months as the growth in credit card debt and car loans slowed.
For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."
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