SAN FRANCISCO - Still reeling from the deadly Christmas Day tiger escape, officials said the San Francisco Zoo would reopen Jan. 3, despite a continuing criminal investigation and the shadow of possible fines and lawsuits.
MOTHERWELL, Scotland - The captain of a Scottish Premier League soccer team died Saturday, collapsing during a game just as he was about to leave the field for a substitute.
GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) - A sport utility vehicle speeding down a muddy road slammed into trees and exploded, killing four people, including two children, and injuring two others, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES - Two airliners came within 8,000 feet of each other on a Los Angeles International Airport runway after an air traffic controller miscommunicated with the pilots, authorities said.
BHUBANESHWAR, India - Hundreds of Christians, fearing more clashes with Hindu nationalists, fled to government-run relief camps where authorities on Saturday were providing them with food, medicine and security.
Attractive holly foliage and colorful berries lend themselves well to spicing-up wreaths, garlands, and other Christmas season arrangements. This isn't anything new for this wonderful plant has been associated with yuletide decorations for hundreds of years.
NAIROBI, Kenya - The opposition leader who has cast himself as an agent of change and champion of the poor looked likely to unseat incumbent President Mwai Kibaki in Kenyan elections, according to unofficial media tallies of the vote on Friday.
Both lighthearted interests and serious ones will be making some happy changes in your life in the year ahead, but perhaps the most significant alterations will be made in your social life. Several new acquaintances will become lifelong friends.
Today is Friday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2007. There are three days left in the year.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Jacob Zuma, who won a bitterly contested election for leadership of the ruling African National Congress, was ordered to stand trial on corruption and other charges related to a French weapons contract, his lawyer said Friday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 42-year-old female. The only medication I take is Lexapro, which I have been on for two years. Within the last eight months, I have gained 35 pounds. Rather than taking the elevator at work, I am constantly running up and down flights of stairs. In addition to my day job, I have taken on a part-time position at night cleaning. This entails mopping floors, and reaching high and low to clean. I throw a football around with my boys and do a lot of walking, yet I cannot seem to take off any of ...
DEAR ABBY: We have a large collection of 18th- and 19th-century antiques, mostly inherited. It consists of furniture, silver, china, Oriental rugs and artwork. Our son professes an interest when asked, but recently threw out a very good (but not antique) rug we had given him. He replaced it with a rug from IKEA.
GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH, Pakistan - Hundreds of thousands of mourners thronged the mausoleum of Pakistan's most famous political dynasty in an outpouring of emotion for Benazir Bhutto. The government said al-Qaida and the Taliban were responsible for her death, claiming it intercepted an al-Qaida leader's message of congratulation for the assassination.
BOSTON - Even at age 16, Benazir Bhutto was unafraid to express herself, a lesson one college classmate learned when she invited Bhutto home for Thanksgiving during their freshman year.
SAVANNAH - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah.
Stereotypically in the South, if you hear someone refer to a man as "Bubba," you immediately have visions of "Larry the Cable Guy" and banjo music. Thanks to a new generation of southern Bubbas, that perception is changing.
A 23-year-old Statesboro man is in jail after a violent beating early Sunday morning left a male victim with multiple broken bones and contusions, according to a news release issued Monday by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
BIDDEFORD, Maine - A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.
WASHINGTON - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.
Thousands of years ago, our cavemen ancestors were responsible for defending their families against cave lions who wanted to eat their wives and children for dinner. Not only that, but our cavemen ancestors also had to hunt day and night with primitive weapons to find enough food in order to keep their wives and children from starvation.
Mrs. James Richard Dunstan is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Margaret Durant Dunstan, to Mr. Christopher James Newland, son of Mrs. Joanne Smith Newland.
Edward and Paige Sutcliff of Statesboro are happy to announce the wedding of their son, Joshua Sutcliff, to Autry Gibson, daughter of Cameron and Janice Gibson of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor - a painter since she was 3 - took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week."
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Rigdon of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Aleta A. Rigdon, to Justin W. Hodges, son of Chuck and Dawn Hodges of Alpharetta.
Question: Is it true I can no longer purchase a 'Bradford' pear tree? Someone told me this at a nursery.
As the old parenting point of view fell out of fashion beginning in the late 1960s, the vernacular that accompanied it all but completely disappeared. Today's parents don't say to their children the sorts of things parents said to children in the 1950s and before, things like "You're acting too big for your britches again, young man."
Heaven - what does it look like?
What is this? A mimosa tree? Its slender branches are curved in an arc out over the ditch. Its fingerling leaves are dangling over my head. Its barkless trunk is all but hidden among the grapevines and pine trees and scrub oaks. I have walked by this very spot hundreds of times, driven by it thousands of times. How could I have never noticed a mimosa tree?
Linda and Jack D. Stanley and W. Craig Eddins of Perry, Georgia, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cathryn Elizabeth Eddins, to Guy W. Bland.