Teen is clocked driving 142 mph. while trying to avoid angering parents VALPARAISO, Ind. - Rushing home so his parents wouldn't be mad, a teenager managed to get them even madder: He was clocked going 142 mph along a four-lane highway. Brandon D. Raap, 16, faces speeding and misdemeanor reckless driving charges and could have his license suspended, police said. Sheriff's deputies stopped Raap's Subaru Impreza along a rural stretch of U.S. ...
DEAR DR. GOTT: My mother-in-law suffers from Alzheimer's disease. I am her primary caregiver. That's 24 hours a day, seven days a week. She no longer recognizes her family and friends. She can't dress or bathe herself. All she does all day long is sit in front of the television. She can still walk and talk, but it's constantly rambling words. I have heard that people go through different stages with this disease, and ...
DEAR ABBY: Not long ago you wrote a column that mentioned funny names that match people's occupations. I am submitting two more: Prior to our wedding, my husband and I had the state-required blood tests. They were administered by a Dr. Fix. (We later read that Dr. Fix was caught giving himself one, and was arrested on drug charges.) The minister who married us was aptly named Dr. Comfort. - ANN B., ARCHER, FLA.
TV critic Harriet van Horne wrote, "There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set."
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The year ahead may hold a great deal of accelerated activity and travel. Although you may not go anyplace of great distance or import, you'll do quite a bit of running around and have lots of fun adventures in the process.
I felt weak, sweaty and restless. My throat was sore. I coughed. The medication made me tense. I slept fitfully. When I finally dozed off, the phone rang.
ATLANTA - Nearly 10 years after the death of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, her father says he still believes the case will be resolved.
WASHINGTON - More than 1,200 people were arrested in meatpacking plants in six states during raids that federal officials said amounted to the largest-ever workplace crackdown on illegal immigration.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Nearly 3,000 pilots, their families and other officials gathered Wednesday for a rally to support keeping Delta Air Lines an independent carrier based in Atlanta.
CHICAGO - A long-anticipated consolidation of U.S. airlines could mean higher fares for travelers as overlapping routes are eliminated, experts said Wednesday as talk of likely deals reverberated throughout the industry.
HUALAPAI INDIAN RESERVATION, Ariz. - A struggling Indian tribe is hoping to change its fortunes by luring tourists out over the edge of the Grand Canyon on a glass-bottom observation deck 4,000 feet above the Colorado River.
WASHINGTON - Treatment with antidepressants increases the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in patients up to age 24, according to proposed changes to the drugs' labels unveiled Wednesday by health officials.
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DEAR DR. GOTT: My grandson has a very hacky cough that is very noticeable when I talk to him on the phone. Our family is concerned that it could become a big problem as he grows older. He is 41, has never smoked and has a very high-stress job that requires him to have a physical each year. He is on high blood-pressure medicine, also. Could the medication or stress have an effect on him, causing this cough?
I am currently going through one of those inevitable life cycle changes and it is quite fascinating in some respects.
SAVANNAH - Bulloch Academy claimed the state runner-up trophy Saturday in the inaugural Georgia Independent School Association Clay Target Sports state championship at the Forest City Gun Club in Savannah.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Wanting to return among the elite in golf, Graeme McDowell mapped out a plan last fall. He figured out how many ranking points he would need to get back into the top five in the world.
ATLANTA - When the ballpark named after Ted Turner is demolished in four years, the media mogul hopes the city of Atlanta will convert the vacant area into green space. The Atlanta Braves announced last month that in 2017, they will move out of Turner Field and into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State. Koetter confirmed on Tuesday that he met with Boise State officials, but declined to elaborate. "All I can tell you is the same thing (Falcons head coach Mike Smith) told you yesterday," Koetter said. "I did ...
Six juveniles, ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old, were arrested in connection with a burglary and vehicle break-in, police said.
Five women, four from Statesboro, pleaded guilty last week in federal court for their involvement in a stolen identify tax fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver announced Tuesday in a news release.
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The Mark Byington era at Georgia Southern is off to an interesting start.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White says the Falcons' 10th loss was especially painful. Atlanta's offense disappeared after taking a 21-10 lead at Green Bay on Sunday. The Falcons were shut out in the second half of the 22-21 loss to the Packers. It was a disappointing finish after such a strong start. Steven Jackson had 55 yards rushing and White had five catches as the Falcons built the first-half lead. "It's ...
NEW YORK - Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony - though he's not expected to have much competition. The Florida State quarterback was among a record-tying six Heisman finalists revealed Monday, along with Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron, Auburn's Tre Mason and Boston College's Andre Williams. Six finalists invited to New York for the presentation are the most since 1994. ...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox spent decades trying to beat each other, no holds barred. On this day, however, they were a mutual admiration society. And why not? They were going to the Hall of Fame together. With a combined eight World Series titles and more than 7,500 wins, the managerial trio made it to Cooperstown in results announced Monday. Each was unanimously selected ...
SAO PAULO - As video of Brazilian fans kicking, beating and using metal bars to pummel supporters of a rival team spread across the globe, officials moved quickly to assure people considering coming to the 2014 World Cup that they ...
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