AMMAN, Jordan - America's Arab allies fear a quick U.S. departure would plunge Iraq into chaos. But despite U.S. appeals for help this week, the Arabs are reluctant to boost support for Iraq's Shiite-led government, fearing it would increase the influence of their regional rival, Iran.
WASHINGTON - Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys - including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters - because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to make lawmakers disclose more about their efforts to fund pet projects and raise money from lobbyists, a move some called the biggest advance in congressional ethics in decades.
MOSCOW - Two deep-diving Russian mini-submarines descended more than 2 1/2 miles under North Pole ice to stake a flag on the ocean floor Thursday, part of a quest to bolster Russian claims to much of the Arctic's oil-and-mineral wealth.
If you play your opportunities right, the year ahead could be one of your more fortunate periods both materially and personally. Remain optimistic through thick and thin, and you'll capitalize on Dame Fortune's offerings.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Perhaps you would address a problem I have: nasal polyps. They are so severe that the polyps block off my nasal passages completely and have to be removed surgically with a high-speed cutting tool with suction. This has been going on for about six years, and removal must be done as often as every six to 15 months. There doesn't appear to be any cure, just cutting them out when they become too large and block my breathing. I have had allergy testing done and nothing major showed up. I hope you know more about this ...
DEAR ABBY: I am a 79-years-young woman living in my own home with my 84-year-old husband, "Jack." Jack was an avid gardener who enjoyed tending our large yard full of roses, fruit trees, and a variety of flowers and vegetables. During the past year, however, Jack's health has deteriorated and he can no longer do much around our home.
BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc announced its withdrawal from the government Wednesday, undermining efforts to seek reconciliation among the country's rival factions, and three bombings in Baghdad killed at least 70 people.
NEW YORK (AP) - The widening fallout in the U.S. mortgage industry has reminded investors of a risk they had forgotten: the fear of risk itself.
NEW YORK - He was beaten and left for dead one night in a robbery while walking home in 1999. His skull was crushed and his brain severely damaged. The doctor said if he pulled through at all, he'd be a vegetable for the rest of his life.
WASHINGTON - Ex-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top former Pentagon brass denied any cover-up and rejected personal responsibility Wednesday for the military's bungled response to Army Ranger Pat Tillman's friendly-fire death in Afghanistan.
Norman Fischer, a poet and Zen Buddhist priest, said, "We all need to have a creative outlet -- a window, a space -- so we don't lose track of ourselves."
Spirits were high as the Portal Panthers took the practice field for the first time this fall as coach Justin Chester and his staff started evaluating his team and filling in the holes on the depth chart on an overcast and damp Wednesday on the PHS campus.
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ATLANTA - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in his Atlanta debut Wednesday night, leading the Braves to a 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros.
Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Leigh Johnson, to Carson Hugh Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwin Smith Jr. of Vidalia.
EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.
A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.
One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.
Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.
PORTAL - Woodville-Tompkins out of Savannah is the lone new addition to Region 3-A this season.
ALAMO - The Claxton Tigers earned a pair of wins on Saturday at Wheeler County.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton finally has his first ever playoff victory - with a big assist from his defense.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Treon Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Fulwood and Vernon Hargreaves III intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl.
Midway through the first College Football Playoff, one thing really stands out.
Amid allegations, speculations, and opinions whirling around regarding both the journalistic reporting of the alleged University of Virginia rape and the accuracy of the alleged rape itself, it's important to note how this national news story can shape our knowledge about sexual violence.
As the pastor who initiated the presentation of the manger scene I have special interest in the response from the community and would like to add a few insights to the conversation.
After more than 11 years of being delivered every Sunday inside the Statesboro Herald, Parade Magazine has decided to no longer make its publication available to the Herald and hundreds of other small newspapers around the nation. The issue inserted last Sunday - Dec. 28, 2014 - will be the final Parade inserted in the Herald.
The Bulloch County Historical Society will launch an ambitious Corporate Membership Drive early in January, under the leadership of William I. Griffis, according to Joe McGlamery, president of the Historical Society.