DAMASCUS, Syria - The U.S.-brokered Mideast peace conference Tuesday raised tensions between allies Syria and Iran. Damascus defended its participation, while Iran said it was surprised by Syria's decision and warned that Arab countries risk falling for an Israeli plot.
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PONCE ENRIQUEZ, Ecuador - Rescue workers on Tuesday disproved rumors that dozens of miners were trapped in a powerful explosion at a gold mine that killed one worker and injured 36 more, Ecuadorean officials said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - More than 200 years ago, rats jumped ship for Rat Island.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Hundreds of Iraqi refugees boarded buses for home on Tuesday in the first convoy from an Iraqi-funded effort to speed the return of families that fled the country's violence and insecurity.
KHARTOUM, Sudan - A British teacher arrested for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad will probably be cleared and released soon, a spokesman for the Sudanese embassy in London said Tuesday.
A trail ride to benefit the local effort to help less fortunate families have a merry Christmas will cost riders only an unwrapped toy - unless they would like to donate more.
WASHINGTON - President Bush stepped cautiously into the most direct Mideast peacemaking of his administration on Monday, meeting separately with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to explore whether peace is possible. ''Difficult compromises'' will be required but the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are committed to making them, he said.
NEW ORLEANS - The trial of four bouncers charged in the 2004 death of Georgia Southern University student Levon Jones will be held outside of New Orleans because some believe a New Orleans jury would be tainted by excessive media coverage.
TOLEDO, Ohio - Attorneys want a federal court to determine whether members of a university baseball team involved in a deadly bus crash earlier this year are entitled to insurance money.
DEAR ABBY: I have a great job, get along with everyone I work with and go home at night happy, even when things get a little hectic. I love my job - except for one thing.
BUFORD - The funeral is scheduled Wednesday for a Buford teenager who was killed in a weekend hunting accident near Pine Mountain.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - American farmers no longer have to stoically face all that nature and the economy can dish out.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants struck at the heart of Pakistan's security establishment Saturday, killing up to 35 people in suicide attacks on a checkpoint outside army headquarters and a bus carrying intelligence agency employees, officials said.
PORTAL - Fresh off their first season-opening win since 2011, the Portal Panthers look to continue their winning ways tonight as they host Treutlen County.
Robert Toombs Christian Academy senior running back Rico Rogers will be a marked young man Friday night when Bulloch Academy rolls into Lyons to face the defending GISA Class A state champions.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.
GUYTON - Langston Chapel Middle School shook off a disappointing 2013 season with a convincing, season-opening 38-16 win at South Effingham on Wednesday.
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.
BILBAO, Spain - The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.
A day of music, food and fun in Brooklet Saturday also will bring financial assistance for a local woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that causes an overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow, which develop into tumors inside the bones.
Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.
Here's a twist on family resemblance: A Swiss study says it's possible to match people with their cars, because they look alike. And the resemblance carries through to the family dog, too.
ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours was charged Thursday with murder in the toddler's death.
A study released last month indicates that U.S. children receive from parents an average of $1,360 each year in the form of allowances, rewards and incentives. The study, which was conducted by coupon brand Vouchercloud, found that 71 percent of the parents of 5- to 10-year-olds give their children money regularly.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The investigation of a South Georgia unlicensed personal care home began with the report of a resident of the facility breaking into a nearby home to get food.
WASHINGTON - The federal appeals court in Washington threw out a ruling Thursday that called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their premiums under the president's health care law.
NEW DELHI - Promising to "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder," al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent.
Starting next week, Georgia Southern University will cater to some very special guests: moths.