LOCKPORT, Ill. - A five-alarm fire tore through a suburban Chicago hotel early Tuesday, killing at least one person, authorities said.
WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell again in February as home building tumbled for a record 24th straight month.
TRENTON, N.J. - Independent truckers around the country pulled their rigs off the road and others slowed to a crawl on major highways in a loosely organized protest of high fuel prices.
The William James boys track team won its third straight Coastal Empire title over the weekend, besting seven other teams.
French field marshal Ferdinand Foch (try saying that quickly several times!) claimed: "It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general."
Bonds between you and someone who means a lot to you can be strengthened considerably in the year ahead. Each will play a role in the other's affairs, and both of you will become closer in ways that otherwise wouldn't be possible.
DEAR DR. GOTT: For the past 2-1/2 years, I have had a fungus on one of my big toes. It appeared after a staph infection on the same toe. I have since been slathering it with Vicks VapoRub twice a day. I have not seen any improvement.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The 2008 Southern Conference football schedule was announced by Commissioner John Iamarino. Samford joins the league for the 2008 season, bringing league membership to nine for football. Each team will play eight conference contests over a 13-week span.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Tuesday it will require states to report high school graduation rates in a uniform way instead of using a variety of methods that critics say are often based on unreliable information.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration plans to use its authority to bypass more than 30 laws and regulations in an effort to finish building 670 miles of fence along the southwest U.S. border by the end of this year, federal officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five biggest U.S. oil companies said Tuesday they know high fuel prices are hurting consumers, but deflected any blame and argued their profits - $123 billion last year - were in line with other industries.
WASHINGTON - Older corneas seem to transplant as well as younger ones, says a major new study that promises to expand the age of cornea donation to 75.
WASHINGTON - A legislative effort to address the nation's home foreclosure crisis was likely to move ahead in the Senate Tuesday as Democratic and GOP leaders seemed poised to defuse a potential filibuster.
PHILADELPHIA - Perhaps the analogy was inevitable: Hillary Rodham Clinton as Rocky Balboa, the scrappy underdog boxer from Philadelphia memorably depicted in the 1976 Oscar-winning film. Even if Rocky did lose his first big fight.
My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of "just plain nuts" was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem to qualify as JPN and be in need, therefore, of You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourself Therapy.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
The window is now open for area students to apply for a scholarship honoring the memory of a beloved Toombs County teen. From now until March 16, qualified seniors who wish to apply for the first annual Courtney Wilkes Ag & Vet Scholarship can submit their applications.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs.
PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.
ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.
Jaylen Tolliver scored a game-high 21 points to lead Bulloch Academy to a 66-55 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy Saturday afternoon.
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ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.
PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:
NEW YORK - Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.
ATLANTA - The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant near Waynesboro that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.
Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.