FORT STEWART - The commander of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division said Thursday he doubts the 15-month tours of his soldiers now in Iraq will be shortened by plans to withdraw by July thousands of extra troops deployed as part of President Bush's surge strategy.
Conditions in general look rather stable, provided you don't get yourself involved in situations that are way beyond your level of expertise. Be realistic about your abilities and talents at all times.
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It can be important to play the right card to a trick. For example, suppose you are stuck in your hand, looking at a K-Q-J-10-9 suit. If you would really like the opponent with the ace to take it immediately, lead the king from your hand. If you would prefer to sneak a round past the ace, though, lead the nine.
NEW YORK - Almost everyone agrees Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doesn't belong at ground zero.
WASHINGTON - President Bush acknowledged ''some unsettling times'' in the country's troubled housing and credit markets, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered fresh assurances steps would be taken to curb the fallout.
JENA, La. - Drawn by a case tinged with one of the most hated symbols of Old South racism - a hangman's noose tied in an oak tree - tens of thousands of protesters rallied Thursday against what they see as a double standard of prosecution for blacks and whites.
Bulloch Academy football coach Clint Morgan uses one word over and over again when he talks about tonight's opponent, the Bethesda Day School Blazers.
Last year whenever a Georgia Southern kicker trotted onto the field the crowd collectively held its breath.
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told Congress on Wednesday that the federal government will hit the current debt ceiling on Oct. 1.
DEAR ABBY: I am almost 13. There has been a recent death in the family. My aunt and a very close family friend were both killed in a car crash.
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices in August fell for the first time in 10 months, as another big drop in energy costs offset higher food prices.
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson was released from jail Wednesday after posting $125,000 bail in connection with the armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors at a Las Vegas hotel.
WASHINGTON - Leaders of the agency responsible for protecting consumers from faulty products on Wednesday pleaded with Congress to increase their budget and authority in the wake of huge recalls of toys contaminated by lead paint.
WASHINGTON - Come one, come all: After years of shortages and confusion, this fall promises plenty of flu vaccine to go around - up to 132 million doses, more than the nation has ever produced.
ATLANTA - New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday his interview for the Atlanta Falcons' coaching vacancy was "fine."
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.
Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.
LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.
Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. announced that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The acquisition will include the two Statesboro branches of Heritage, one on South Main and the second on Northside Drive East.
Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.
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When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...
BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.
Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.
It's a fact that surfaces in drug prevention programs, pop culture references and academic studies - one that makes church-going parents breathe sighs of relief and youth group leaders pat themselves on the back.
However imperceptibly, rites of passage change us, preparing us for new opportunities in life. Here are just a few rites of passage, both painful and joyous, that are requisite in parenthood. Which of these events have you gone through, and which do you have to look forward to?
ATLANTA - The image of Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge is still vivid for those who witnessed it on July 18, 1970.