VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A former Navy SEAL trainee testified Wednesday that he alone killed a Georgia college student, a crime that sent him and a friend to prison.
There are awards, and then there are honors. Casey Woodrum, who graduated Saturday from Southeast Bulloch High School, has earned quite a few of both. However, his latest recognition puts him in elite company, indeed. Woodrum was named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.
BISMARCK, N.D. - The federal government is allowing millions of acres of land now left idle to be used for haying and grazing, after birds have finished nesting on grasslands this summer.
WASHINGTON - The United States is concerned about a new sign of deepening ties between Belarus and Russia at a time of heightened tensions with both countries.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA rushed Wednesday to get a special pump on board shuttle Discovery to fix a balky toilet at the international space station.
ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico - No one could even remember a shark attack along this resort-studded stretch of Mexican coast popular with surfers and Hollywood's elite. Many of the large predators had been pulled from the ocean by fishermen.
BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc said Wednesday it has suspended talks on ending its boycott of the Shiite-led government due to a dispute over which positions it would assume, the head of the bloc said Wednesday.
CHENGDU, China - Rebuilding China's devastated earthquake zone will be a long and arduous process, the government warned Wednesday in a signal to millions of survivors living in tents that there will be no quick return to normalcy from their upturned lives.
CHICAGO - A Chicago Transit Authority train derailed Wednesday on the city's South Side, frightening passengers who were dazed as emergency responders removed them from the elevated rails.
SAN FRANCISCO - More California voters now support allowing same-sex marriage than oppose it, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A woman who spent nearly 60 years of her life in an iron lung after being diagnosed with polio as a child died Wednesday after a power failure shut down the machine that kept her breathing, her family said.
(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.)
CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France - A man accused of seeking young virgins to rape and kill was convicted Wednesday of seven murders and sentenced to life in prison.
WASHINGTON - A federal courtroom may be the proper place to dispense justice in the terrorism case of confessed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, two former federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Georgia Southern head softball coach Natalie Poole will resign and accept the head coaching position at McNeese State, it was announced Tuesday.
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