WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldiers strained by six years at war are deserting their posts at the highest rate since 1980, with the number of Army deserters this year showing an 80 percent increase since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A cyclone that slammed into the coast with 150 mph winds killed at least 1,100 people, isolating remote towns and villages swamped by a storm surge or hemmed in by piles of debris, aid workers and a Bangladeshi news agency said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly a year after anti-war voters put them in power, congressional Democrats remain unable to pass legislation ordering troops home from Iraq.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Al Prudhomme figures there's plenty of blame to go around for a fire that killed two of his band mates and about a dozen of his friends in the 2003 nightclub blaze that killed 100 people.
DEAR ABBY: This will be the fourth holiday season my boyfriend and I have shared together. We usually split Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations between our two families, although not equally.
You could be fortunate in the year ahead in dealings you have with people who think in larger terms or about things that are grand in scope. It might behoove you to get out and circulate more in order to increase your contacts.
Washaun Ealey's numbers are unreal.
DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for an anti-abortion group to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would define a fertilized egg as a person.
The Bulloch Academy varsity girls' basketball team kicks off its 2007-08 season tonight by hosting the second annual Lady Gator Classic.
TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico (AP) - Back roads, gorges and garbage dumps on this tropical island are littered with the decaying carcasses of dogs and cats. An Associated Press investigation reveals why: possibly thousands of unwanted animals have been tossed off bridges, buried alive and otherwise inhumanely disposed of by taxpayer-financed animal control programs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government slapped a prominent, though confusing, warning on the popular diabetes drug Avandia on Wednesday - telling patients that it may, or may not, increase the risk of heart attacks.
Statesboro Police, acting on a drug complaint at a Savannah Avenue residence, arrested Danielle Marie Sydow, 18, Harville Road, on drug charges.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Help! Our doctor brings her dog to the office every day, where it meanders into examining rooms and hallways. We feel this is not sanitary and wonder what on earth she is thinking. Your input, please. We're worried.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety said more than half of crash victims killed during last Thanksgiving weekend were not wearing seat belts, and has asked law enforcement across the state to crack down on those who skip buckling up.
One of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the country will add another impressive feature. Georgia Southern Athletics announced that a video display scoreboard will be installed at J.I. Clements Stadium in time for the 2008 season-opener. Director of Athletics Sam Baker announced that First Southern National Bank provided the key sponsorship.
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.
CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.
CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.
ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.
Note: "Jerick's journey into the NFL" will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald.
PARAMUS, N.J. - Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - After his Chicago team had come back to beat Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. final on Saturday at the Little League World Series, manager Darold Butler admitted he wasn't sure what came next.
The Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Willow Hill School and 60th anniversary of the existing building with activities beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
SAVANNAH - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim at the same target: President Barack Obama.
CINCINNATI - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.
Master Sgt. Ronald Sands Iler
Mr. Robert "Stanker" Poole
Due to a shortened fall camp and a rained out scrimmage, Bulloch Academy had plenty of concerns heading into its season opener against First Presbyterian Christian Academy Friday night at Gator Alley.
FLORENCE, S.C. – An 88th minute goal from junior transfer Jessica Scales pushed Georgia Southern (1-0-0) past Francis Marion (0-1-0) in the 2014 women's soccer season opener for both schools. Next up for the Eagles is a Sunday matinee at UNC Wilmington.