WASHINGTON - Energy companies placed $487.3 million in winning bids for the right to drill in the western Gulf of Mexico, knowing they may get a chance later to explore in other areas that have been off limits for decades.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday August 19, 2008
DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Frannie," and I are both professionals, married to men who are complete opposites. My husband, "Grady," is a blue-collar guy who never attended college. He has many wonderful qualities, but lacks self-esteem. He has a good, stable job and is more "street smart" than "book smart."
HARTFORD, Conn. - For school bus driver Jamille Aine, a cold is more than an inconvenience. His employer does not offer paid sick days, so if he can't shake the bug, he may not be able to pay his bills.
CHICAGO - Fast-rising utility bills have helped homeowners embrace something many previously acted only lukewarm about: energy efficiency.
Georgia Southern head football coach Chris Hatcher announced that five student-athletes are being suspended for the season-opener at Georgia and three student-athletes will miss the first two games of the 2008 season due to a violation of institutional rules.
PHOENIX - Crews were waiting for floodwaters to recede so they can begin restoring washed-out trails and footbridges to a remote village near the Grand Canyon hit by flooding, authorities said.
WASHINGTON - They survived war, but for some Iraq and Afghanistan veterans going to work back home isn't easy, either.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Fay will likely not become a hurricane, forecasters said Wednesday, relieving fears the zig-zagging storm would return from the Atlantic with punishing force later this week.
WASHINGTON - A Bush administration rule barring states and local governments from requiring more air pollution monitoring is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - An attorney for hundreds of Kentucky families forced to sell their farms to the Army during World War II argued in federal court Tuesday that government agents bullied them into accepting bad deals in the wake of Pearl Harbor.
WASHINGTON - The number of workers killed on the job annually dropped to a historic low in 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Wednesday.
MADRID, Spain - A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands at the height of the vacation season crashed, burned and broke into pieces Wednesday while trying to take off from Madrid, killing 149 people on board, officials said.
ECI: The Season - Episode 2
ATLANTA - Turns out Bigfoot was just a rubber suit.
Man of the Decade