NEW YORK - One undercover detective made a disjointed 911 call after the fatal gunfire erupted. Once the street went quiet, two other detectives claimed they couldn't remember how many shots they'd fired. Another went totally blank - even though he'd squeezed off 31 rounds.
HONOLULU - Hawaii tourism officials are looking to China and South Korea to help offset continuing declines in the number of visitors from Japan, the state's largest source of foreign tourists.
NEW YORK - This is a triumphant time for black women: Condoleezza Rice in the global diplomatic spotlight, Michelle Obama captivating campaign crowds as a potential first lady, billionaire Oprah Winfrey playing political kingmaker.
JERUSALEM - Israeli officials said Wednesday that they are testing four buses with blast-proof windows, specialized doors and other features designed to protect passengers from suicide bombers.
VIENNA, Austria - OPEC on Wednesday accused the U.S. of economic ''mismanagement'' that it said is pushing oil prices to record highs, rebuffing calls to boost output and laying blame at the feet of the Bush administration.
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that ''we want peace,'' but that Colombia and its allies in Washington represent war - and that perpetual conflict with the United States is inevitable.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A Pakistani court on Wednesday dropped five corruption cases against a leader of the opposition party that won last month's parliamentary elections.
MOSCOW - Russia's state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom said Wednesday it was resuming full deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine after presidents of the tense neighbors helped reach an agreement that will ease European supply concerns.
BAGHDAD - Two former Health Ministry officials cleared of helping Shiite death squads celebrated their release with friends and family Wednesday while outraged Sunni politicians called it a black day that showed just how dysfunctional Iraq's judicial system is.
PAGE, Ariz. - Twin torrents of water unleashed from a dam coursed through the Grand Canyon on Wednesday in a flood meant to mimic the natural ones that used to nourish the gorge's ecosystem by spreading sediment.
WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday that the United States has to ''get off oil'' to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers and declared ''it should be obvious'' that high demand is creating painful gasoline prices.
We are looking at the Rule of Seven. You are in three no-trump. Your only high card in the led suit is the ace (or the king, if righty wins the first trick with the ace). You subtract the number of cards your side has in this suit from seven, and hold up your ace for that number of rounds.
You will enter into some kind of secret alliance in the year ahead with two separate individuals. Both will offer potentially large material benefits, but one in particular could be gigantic.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband has been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis. It's our understanding that this condition can be controlled but not cured. Medication has been very ineffective. We have been using Neosporin and antiseptic powder on the open areas and aloe vera on his chest. These have helped some. Do you or your readers have any other suggestions
DEAR ABBY: I felt vindicated after reading your response to "Clothes-Minded in Wisconsin" (Dec. 31), who complained that her neighbors' 16-year-old son walks around his house nude. You advised her to put curtains on her window and call before dropping over for a visit.
By MIKE ANTHONY and HORACE HOLLOMAN
Southeast Bulloch's boys soccer team have a tall order in front of them for the first round of the state playoffs. The Yellow Jackets will face a highly-touted Jackson High School today in a first round matchup.
ATLANTA - Mike Leake had a five-run lead and was just one scoreless inning from earning his first career shutout.
TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Jameis Winston to help them become relevant again.
The Southeast Bulloch girls soccer team erased a one-goal deficit, surrendered a two-goal lead, and finally put on an impressive penalty kick display to claim a road victory over Jackson in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs Thursday.
BROOKLET - There's nothing like playing in front of the home crowd, and the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch plan to take full advantage of the community support.
ALBANY – Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix combined for eight points in the only event final on Day One of the GISA track and field championships at Hugh Mills Stadium.
WASHINGTON - The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse.
The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter. It is the second suit filed against Total Transportation since the seven-vehicle crash April 22.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor to slow the throng of panicked Vietnamese civilians sure to come behind them. They knew if the crowd pushed through to the top, they could easily be overrun by hundreds of people desperate to get a seat on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon.
Mrs. Carolyn Louise Mallory Jackson
Three members of the Georgia Southern football team were arrested by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department and are currently suspended from the program indefinitely.
Jonnie Fay (Akins) Morris
ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann won for the first time in four starts and hit a three-run single to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Al Horford and Jeff Teague scored 20 points apiece, helping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks hold off the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 Wednesday night in an NBA playoff series that's closer than anyone envisioned.