NEW YORK - The calculus of living paycheck to paycheck in America is getting harder.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's harder to find a french fry in a school cafeteria these days, and junk food is less common at school fundraisers, a federal study out Friday has found.
LORIMOR, Iowa - Mayor Kent Forbes has learned a hard truth about small-town life in Iowa: Sometimes it stinks.
SPOKANE, Wash. - A man accused of raping his daughter and posting videos of the abuse online was arraigned Friday after returning to the United States from Hong Kong.
KARACHI, Pakistan - Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, her return from exile shattered by a suicide attack that killed up to 136 people, blamed militants Friday for trying to kill her and said she would not ''surrender our great nation'' to them.
DEAR ABBY: I'm private about my body. I'm not comfortable being nude in front of anyone except my sister, my best friend or, of course, my mother.
The Southeast Bulloch High School Marching Band went down to Blackshear Saturday to take part in the 2007 annual Sound of Silver Marching Band Competition. The Yellow Jackets came home loaded with gold medals, sweeping top honors, including the Grand Champion award.
KENNESAW - Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson on Thursday cast himself as the true conservative in the Republican race for president and accused his GOP rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney of being soft on illegal immigration.
KARACHI, Pakistan - A suicide bombing in a crowd welcoming former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto killed at least 126 people Thursday night, shattering her celebratory procession through Pakistan's biggest city after eight years in exile.
WASHINGTON - Members of Congress apologized Thursday to a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and taken to Syria, where he says he was tortured.
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Scottish actress Deborah Kerr said, "Personally, I think if a woman hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky."
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An autistic 18-year-old lost in the wilderness for four days was found alive Thursday, weak but apparently fine, and reunited with his family, searchers said.
DETROIT - Two adults and two children were fatally shot as they slept Thursday in a home known for drug activity, renewing pleas for community members to take more responsibility in the fight against violence.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - There seem to be more tractors tearing up St. Lucie County's old citrus groves than tending them these days.
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.
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ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt paid close attention to the Braves' hitting woes, even when he was with Triple-A Gwinnett.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.
Facing a resurgent Josey offense eager to end a long losing streak, Portal cornerback D'von Moore and his teammates knew that the final big play of the game would likely be the difference.
This weekend's SEC lineup doesn't hold much national appeal, unless the nonconference scheduling backfires.
NEW YORK - Ekaterina Makarova describes herself as a person who prefers "to stay in the shade."