BAGHDAD - Iraqi police dragged a body from the Euphrates River on Wednesday and said it was one of three American soldiers abducted in an ambush claimed by al-Qaida. The U.S. military has yet to identify the victim and pressed ahead with its search through sweltering flatlands south of Baghdad.
WASHINGTON - A former Justice Department official at the center of the uproar over prosecutor firings told House investigators Wednesday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried to review his story of the dismissals with her at a time when lawmakers were homing in on conflicting accounts.
BENSON, Minn. - The gray, sandy mix of turkey droppings and other bits and pieces flowing through Greg Langmo's fingers back onto the floor of his barn isn't just funky dirt, it's fuel.
DEAR ABBY: Like "Fine, Thank You in Gastonia, N.C.," I, too, was annoyed when people greeted me with the mindless, "How are you?" "How ya doin'?" etc., which required me to respond to someone who clearly had no interest in a real response. (I understand their feigned interest is more automatic than rude.)
Joint endeavors look promising for you, but they must be handled with considerable skill. Should one be mismanaged, you could find obstacles starting to block your path instead of trails being blazed.
Two days of music and family fun will not only provide entertainment this Memorial Day weekend, but will raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
ATLANTA - Oliver Perez pitched seven scoreless innings, David Wright hit his fourth homer in the last four games and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Wednesday night.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - After more than five weeks of wildfires, smoke and little rain, Ware County is expected to ban fireworks through the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays as severe drought conditions has left lawns, leaves and bushes as combustible as kindling.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to rally support for the war, President Bush released intelligence asserting that Osama bin Laden in 2005 ordered creation of a terrorist unit to hit targets outside Iraq, including the United States.
Most of the time when you are the declarer in a trump contract, you will have more trumps than the dummy. Then, when you count your losers at trick one, it is relatively simple. You look at your 13 cards and take dummy's high cards into account. But occasionally the dummy will have longer trumps than you. When counting losers in this situation, you must look at your partner's 13 cards and take your high cards into account. Mentally move around the table and sit on your partner's lap!
The Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology (CCAT) has no desks, no cafeteria, and walls that don't reach the ceiling. But the Statesboro public school's atypical facility hasn't kept it from achieving its goals.
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LOS ANGELES - Chicken farmer Lucious Adkins doesn't see how he could stay in business if Congress passes an immigration reform bill that would require his immigrant workers to go home for a year.
WASHINGTON - McMansions are sprouting in the suburbs of Washington and Atlanta, in southern Connecticut and out West in Utah as an appetite for bigger homes just keeps on growing.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.
BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.
LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.
SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.
ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.
Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.
Laura "Lorie" Yeatts became the bride of Herbert Lehman Franklin III during a 5 p.m. ceremony on May 10, 2014, at Hackbranch Farm in Ailey, Ga. The Rev. Douglas Patterson officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Matthew Hein of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Claire Hein, to Crawford James Simmons. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Simmons of Statesboro.
Summer officially arrived last Saturday, but in terms of Hollywood Daylight Time, it's been here since April 4.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.
MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.
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TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.
HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.
LONDON - Not this time.