DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - With darkness settling over the battlefield and soldiers bedding down for the night, the familiar lyrics rose - music and voices blending from both Union and Confederate camps.
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Saturday signed a bill to prevent a government shutdown, but not without complaint.
In some families, employment of a partner requires traveling or taking a position away from the primary family residents. When there are children, it is important that parents explain what is going to happen before they leave the household for any extended time. Such arrangements can be difficult for a child to understand.
OAK LAWN, Ill. - A big red sign that says ''Stop'' sometimes isn't enough to get everyone to stop. Maybe a laugh will get their attention.
TRENTON, N.J. - The Topps Meat Co. on Saturday expanded its recall of frozen hamburger patties that may be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria and sickened more than a dozen people in eight states.
PAHRUMP, Nev. - When a homemade videotape showing a young girl being sexually assaulted surfaced, authorities took the unusual step of releasing information about the child in hopes that someone would recognize her.
Bulloch Academy's Darion Carter was a triple threat Friday night against Briarwood Academy.
BANGKOK, Thailand - Watching soldiers firing their guns and beating die-hard protesters with clubs in the streets of Myanmar, a distraught man shouted, ''Bloodbath again! Bloodbath again! Why don't the Americans come and help us?''
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday offered to meet with the Taliban leader and give militants a government position only hours after a suicide bomber in army disguise attacked a military bus, killing 30 people - nearly all of them Afghan soldiers.
WASHINGTON - The most basic job of Congress is to pass the bills that pay the costs of running the government. After criticizing Republicans for falling down on the job last year, Democrats now are the ones stumbling.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly three years after the battle of Fallujah earned Marines more Navy Cross medals for heroism than any other action in Iraq, prosecutors are investigating whether members of one squad killed a group of captured insurgents there.
HARDWICK, Ga. - It's about noon in middle Georgia and the sun is beating down on the yard at Men's State Prison.
WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not run for president in 2008 after determining he could not legally explore a bid and remain as head of his tax-exempt political organization, a spokesman said Saturday.
Weddings across the globe are pretty darn varied. Consider the differences between religious ceremonies, for instance: Protestant Christians stroll up and down the aisle to upbeat marches; blushing Islamic brides propose to their grooms; Mormons take their vows for life as well as the rest of eternity; and Buddhist couples don't actually marry, but instead pledge to pursue the greater Truth. Non-religious ceremonies can get even more diverse, with Medieval-themed dress or even an Elvis officiant.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A day after authorities said a man kicked out a patrol car window while handcuffed and then was fatally shot by Savannah police, community leaders pleaded for calm and pledged transparency while state officials investigate.
WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
ATHENS - The last year Troy lost its first three games, Herschel Walker was running toward the Heisman Trophy at Georgia.
Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech arrive at their Atlantic Coast Conference openers in search of offensive consistency, and knowing their most important game remaining might be the one on Saturday.
ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.
A man who had been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home was found on Interstate 16 near mile marker 117 "safe and sound," according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
The Statesboro Police Department is seeking a suspect in a rape investigation.
Mrs. Margaret Geraldine "Nana" Owens Harvey
BROOKLET - Coming off a tough three-point loss to Bryan County last week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will look to notch their first win of the season tonight as they face the undefeated Dodge County Indians at Fred Shaver Field.
The last time Statesboro carried an 0-2 record into its third game of the season, the members of the 2014 Blue Devils were in diapers - if they had even been born yet. A team with a history of excellence such as Statesboro means that rough starts like the last 0-2 beginning in 1998 won't come around very often.
The third time will be the charm for the Bulloch Academy defense against highly-touted tailbacks.
SAVANNAH - The Screven County Gamecocks continued in dominating fashion on Thursday, hammering Windsor Forest 36-8 at Memorial Stadium.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.
ALBANY - Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.
NEW YORK - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.