JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Wednesday he will resign in September, throwing his country into political turmoil and raising doubts about progress for U.S.-backed Mideast peace efforts.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A man who died after a boat overturned in a Hudson River marsh helped save his fellow passengers by making 911 calls from his cell phone while they were trapped beneath the hull.
LYNN, Mass. - State police issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday for four children taken with their mother from an apartment where another woman was found fatally stabbed.
ATLANTA - Delta flight attendants found the body of a 61-year-old woman in the restroom of a plane that landed in Atlanta early Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman for the company said.
Yesterday we looked at two-level transfer bids. It is also a good idea to adopt the Texas transfer, which occurs at the four-level. After partner opens one or two no-trump, a jump to four diamonds shows at least six hearts and the values for either game or slam. A jump to four hearts promises six or more spades and game-going or slam-going cards. With game-only values, the responder passes when the opener completes the transfer. With a hand worth a slam, the responder bids again, often using Blackwood.
Conditions will remain stable in the year ahead, provided you don't become involved in situations that are beyond your capabilities or sphere of influence. Stick to doing what you do best.
MINNEAPOLIS - Eight police officers who raided an innocent family's house last year, trading fire with the terrified husband, have received medals - and that has outraged the family.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Fort Bragg sergeant charged in the death of a pregnant soldier was the father of her unborn baby but married to someone else, police said Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Two huge international studies show that people who lack certain chunks of DNA run a dramatically higher risk of getting schizophrenia, a finding that could help open new doors to understanding and diagnosing the disease.
MIAMI - Lou Pearlman, the former boy band promoter and entrepreneur turned federal inmate, has taken another career turn: police informant.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will drop 10 zeros from its hyper-inflated currency - turning 10 billion dollars into one - the country's reserve bank said Wednesday. President Robert Mugabe threatened a state of emergency if businesses profiteer from the country's economic and political unraveling.
LONDON - Some call it the biggest hack of military computers; perhaps it was just a big embarrassment.
Carter Collins, assistant golf coach at Georgia Southern, qualified for the U.S. Amateur championships this past weekend at the Willow Creek Golf Club in Knoxville, Tenn., during the USGA South Sectional qualifier.
TRENTON, N.J. - Children aren't at risk for lead exposure from synthetic athletic fields, according to a report Wednesday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
CHICAGO - The warning came too late for Barack Obama's adviser: Don't walk and text at the same time.
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