UNITED NATIONS - In his new role as U.N. messenger of peace, George Clooney was playing himself.
MADISON, Wis. - An appeals court Thursday threw out the conviction of a woman imprisoned for shaking a baby to death and ordered a new trial, saying the latest research into ''shaken baby syndrome'' might prove her innocence.
LAS VEGAS - Sternly prodding Congress, President Bush said Thursday that lawmakers are jeopardizing the nation's safety by failing to lock in a government eavesdropping law.
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - Gary Michael Hilton was sentenced Thursday to life in prison - with possibility of parole in 30 years - after pleading guilty to murder in the beating-death of a young woman hiker in the north Georgia mountains.
SANDUSKY, Ohio - A nightshift nurse charged with raping a partially paralyzed nursing home patient abused 13 other patients, including many who could not communicate, at health care centers since the mid-1980s, authorities said Thursday.
EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the first story in ''The Measure of a Nation,'' a yearlong series of multimedia story packages about the American presidency and the 2008 elections as seen through the prism of the culture, not the candidates.
DETROIT - Whirlpool Corp. is closing plants in Tennessee and Mexico, affecting a total of 1,250 workers, the appliance maker announced Thursday.
HIGHGATE, Vt. - Motorists passed easily through border checkpoints Thursday as tougher identification standards for U.S. and Canadian citizens went into effect without the backups and confusion some travelers had feared.
(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.)
Mortgage brokers who haven't fled or been forced out of the industry are in survival mode.
GENEVA - Swiss AIDS experts said Thursday that some people with HIV who meet strict conditions and are under treatment can safely have unprotected sex with non-infected partners.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A frantic Georgia Southern rally in the final minutes came up just short as Chattanooga held off the Eagles 96-91 Thursday night at The McKenzie Arena.
Jack Benny said, "Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air."
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military isn't ready for a catastrophic attack on the country, and National Guard forces don't have the equipment or training they need for the job, according to a report.
Don't be surprised if your entrepreneurial instincts are substantially awakened and heightened in the year ahead. They have been lying dormant for some time and are ready to explode into ventures that will carry you far.
Register police arrested a woman Friday on drug charges after a high-speed chase into another county.
Mr. Roger Dale Funderburk
The Bulloch Academy girls' track team rolled up 215 points to easily capture the GISA Region 2-AAA track and field crown Wednesday at the Georgia Southern track and field complex.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.
When Fred David, owner of Minuteman Press on Brampton Avenue, was researching locations to open his business, Statesboro was the obvious choice.
The Georgia Southern campus was sent reeling Wednesday after an early-morning accident took the lives of five students and left two others injured.
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Strickland Cannady Crane
BROOKLET - The two games between Southeast Bulloch and Tattnall County Tuesday afternoon looked similar to a tale of two cities. The first game, a pitchers' duel ending in dramatic fashion. The second game, a 12-run blowout.
NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki made an impressive big league debut, contributing with his bat and glove as the banged-up New York Mets won their ninth straight game by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 Tuesday night.
NEW YORK - Among the Patriots' rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener.
ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.
HOUSTON - A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.
Four-year-old Miraya Raval emptied her piggy bank to help others in need when she presented a check for $500 Tuesday to Mr. Joe Bill Brannon of the Statesboro Food Bank.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch High boys and girls track teams continued their region dominance Tuesday afternoon, sweeping the Region 1-AAA championship in front of a home crowd at Fred Shaver Field.
Sadly this is a recurring theme. You know what I'm talking about. Spring arrives, unwanted and unsightly vegetation grows and it's time to break out the grass-cutting devices. I have previously detailed some of my travails in this realm and I supposed it's time for an update so here it is - the weeds on my road are knee-high and steadily growing at a prolific rate due to recent rains. This means that my trusty weed-eater and I are once again on the prowl. I must say that my relationship with this implement has been a particularly close ...