WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Thursday that would make all private contractors working in Iraq and other combat zones subject to prosecution by U.S. courts. It was the first major legislation of its kind to pass since a deadly shootout last month involving Blackwater employees.
CARLETONVILLE, South Africa - The last of 3,200 gold miners trapped for more than 24 hours in a deep shaft were brought safely to the surface Thursday night, ending one of South Africa's biggest rescue operations, mining officials said.
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DEAR DR. GOTT: I cough at night, during the day, in church, at the movies, everywhere! I always seem to have to leave these functions half the way through. What can I do? I have had this cough for years. I have had about every kind of test for this cough.
As a sergeant in the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department, Todd Mashburn knows about the levels of domestic violence in the county. As an instructor in Krav Maga, he is in a position to help prepare women to defend themselves.
KINSHASA, Congo - In a thunderous blast, a cargo plane slammed into an impoverished residential neighborhood in Congo's capital seconds after takeoff Thursday, leaving at least 25 people dead in a smoky wreckage of concrete blocks and twisted debris.
Because of Lady Luck's new interest in your affairs, the times ahead promise to be better than usual. However, although she may do the spadework, it nevertheless will be up to you to help them grow to fruition.
DEAR ABBY: A friend and I have the same personal trainer. Occasionally, he has used me to make her work harder.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My 39-year-old son was recently diagnosed with "hardening of the arteries." I have heard of this condition for many years but have never known exactly what it is, why it happens and what the prognosis is. The doctor didn't go into a lot of detail but did say it was very unusual for a person his age to have hardening of the arteries. There is a narrowing of the lower part of the aorta, and sometime in the next few weeks he will have a stent put in. He is a smoker, and the doctor just ...
WASHINGTON - The nation is preparing for its biggest terrorism exercise ever later this month when three fictional ''dirty bombs'' go off and cripple transportation arteries in two major U.S. cities and Guam, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Seven former juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse were responsible for a teenager's death because they repeatedly hit him and failed to get him help, a prosecutor said Wednesday as their manslaughter trial began.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A man was cleared of murder but convicted of reckless homicide Wednesday for the death of a man who was dragged several blocks by a car and flung against a utility wire.
WASHINGTON - President Bush, in a sharp confrontation with Congress, on Wednesday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have dramatically expanded children's health insurance.
In the year ahead, you'll bring something important to the table that could change your lifestyle in ways that will better things - not only for you but for those who mean a lot to you. The transition will be a blessing to all.
LONDON - Super spicy chili sauce sparked road closures and evacuations in central London after passers-by complained that a chemical emanating from a Thai restaurant was burning their throats, police said Wednesday.
Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.
A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.
RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.
Being productive is efficiently reaching a goal. Reaching a goal is rewarding personally and socially, but many of us get distracted throughout the day or we learn to procrastinate responsibilities. Here are some tips to help with completing your tasks, reaching your goals and feeling the benefits of being productive.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.
SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.
LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.
Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.
SAVANNAH - A hurricane watch covering nearly 200 miles along North Carolina's coast was issued early Wednesday, threatening Fourth of July plans as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward from Florida.
SAN FRANCISCO - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.
Barbara "Bab" Moore Lindsey