POOCHERA, Australia - Glen Phillips kneels down, scoops up a handful of dirt and squashes it in his fist to test whether the soil in this dry patch of the Australian Outback is ready to take a crop of wheat.
WASHINGTON - Confronted by record foreclosures, the Federal Reserve is ready to give home buyers more protection from the types of shady lending practices that have contributed to the housing crisis.
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. has rejected Microsoft's latest attempt to buy its online search operations in a ''take or leave it'' proposal that Yahoo said would have dismantled its Internet franchise.
PHILADELPHIA - For more than three decades, the National Governors' Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush.
BAGHDAD - Wajih Hameed is an Iraqi general with an attitude.
WASHINGTON - John Paul Stevens still plays tennis at 88. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75, works out regularly in the Supreme Court gym.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Meandering through wooded hills, the George Washington Memorial Parkway offers stunning views of the Potomac River and the capital's monuments beyond. It also offers one of the most direct commutes to downtown Washington for suburban residents - and that has brought traffic it was never intended to handle.
PARADISE, Calif. - Many firefighters and homeowners were able to take a collective breath Sunday morning as another town appeared to have been spared from yet another wildfire in the unprecedented California fire season.
NICE, France - Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world's most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all ''are doing marvelously well,'' the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.
Note: The following was inadvertently left out of the third part of a series on Confederate Cavalry regiments who came from parts of southeast Georgia.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.
SAN ANTONIO - Three Americans freed after being held more than five years by rebels in Colombia gave thanks Saturday and urged people to not forget other hostages who were left behind.
PARADISE, Calif. - Firefighters ''turned the corner'' Saturday on a wildfire that destroyed part of a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, one of the hundreds of blazes that continue to char huge swaths of California.
NEW ORLEANS - It's the running of the bulls, New Orleans style.
CHICAGO - Everyone knows where Flor Crisostomo lives, even the federal immigration officials who have ordered her deported to Mexico. The reason they haven't detained her is her address - Adalberto United Methodist Church.
Throughout my life, I've had a back-and-forth relationship with college basketball.
By now most GHSA baseball teams are well into region play - plenty of time for the good teams to have separated from the general pack.
Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to ...
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech ended last season with quite a flourish.
Keeping your business fresh and innovative is something every business struggles with no matter the type or size of business.
A breast cancer survivor who used her diagnosis to help others, Jill Johns - Jill Johns International LLC - was chosen recently as a winner in the ...
Q: You seem to blame all of America's parenting woes on mental health professionals and imply that if parents still raised kids as did ...
Happy spring! We have survived the dreary days of winter and I couldn't be happier to welcome the sunshine, watch the azaleas reveal their ...
Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.
Many behavioral experts say it is perfectly normal to get the "blues" occasionally. The causes of depression are likely far more numerous than most know ...
Moving past the personal focus of the last column, I return to an exploration of death and aging which was begun earlier.
Joey and Paula McNeely of Hagan are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Marie McNeely, to Aaron Thomas Rowe ...
William Ashley and Tanya Arrington of Fayetteville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Megan Anderson, to 2nd Lt. Stephen Edwards Arnold ...
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Allen of Sylvania, Georgia, and Richard Waters of Brooklet, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelley Marie Waters of Rocky Ford ...
The Holi Festival brought a visual display of unity and triumph to the campus of Georgia Southern University - and to Statesboro - on Thursday night.