LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays selected Tim Beckham with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Thursday, choosing the talented high school shortstop from Griffin, Ga., over Florida State catcher Buster Posey.
State school officials haven't yet adjusted the cut scores for the Criterion Referenced Competency Test, but they did adjust the percentage of students making acceptable scores necessary for a school to make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress.)
ST. PAUL. Minn. - Minnesota transportation officials have closed three busy bridges since March, hoping motorists will put up with the hassle to avoid the possibility of another deadly bridge collapse.
MADRID, Spain - A Spanish judge charged 11 suspected Islamic extremists Thursday with plotting suicide attacks against the public transport network in Barcelona.
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WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits showed an unexpected improvement last week although a key indicator of unemployment hit a four-year high.
Havelock Ellis, an English psychologist who died in 1939, said, "Imagination is a poor substitute for experience."
Don't be afraid to try something new or strike out on your own in the year ahead. Engaging in fresh activities can put you on a path of hopefulness and enlightenment that could take you to places you've only dreamed about.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am currently having problems sleeping because I grind my teeth badly. I was told I have TMJ. I tried using a plastic mouthpiece, and I found I'm tearing it up in my sleep. I hope you can advise me of a better way to control the situation.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that Islamic head scarves violate secularism and cannot be allowed at universities, deepening a divide between the country's Islamic-oriented government and secular institutions.
(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.)
ATLANTA - Hispanic workers die at higher rates than other laborers, with 1 in 3 of these deaths occurring in the construction industry, a government study reported Thursday.
MONTEAGLE, Tenn. - Authorities were searching mountainous terrain Thursday in an ''all-out manhunt'' for a fugitive accused of fatally shooting a deputy and wounding another officer as they tried to take him into custody.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Thursday that it is re-examining the conclusions of an investigation that found the government acted appropriately in the case of a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and sent to Syria and allegedly tortured.
WASHINGTON - Home foreclosures and late payments set records over the first three months of the year and are expected to keep rising, stark signs of the housing crisis' mounting damage to homeowners and the economy.
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