WASHINGTON - A Senate committee Wednesday embraced legislation that would for the first time allow federal regulation of cigarettes.
BEIJING - China said Wednesday it will inspect fish farms across the country to guard against use of illegal drugs and chemicals, but insisted the majority of its seafood products were safe.
WASHINGTON - The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to require lawmakers to disclose more details of their bids to fund pet projects and their fundraising help from lobbyists.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts walked out of a hospital in Maine Tuesday, released a day after he suffered a seizure. The White House said he told President Bush he was doing fine.
BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said Tuesday that a Marine was killed in fighting west of the capital, bringing the American death toll for July to at least 73 - still the lowest in eight months.
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Chantal formed Tuesday between Bermuda and Massachusetts, becoming the third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. It could bring heavy rain to Canada but was not expected to threaten the United States, forecasters said.
TOKYO - Calls escalated Tuesday for Japan's prime minister to step down over a devastating election defeat, leaving legislators in both the ruling and opposition parties, as well as voters, publicly wondering why he wasn't quitting.
ATLANTA - A north Georgia sheriff was behind bars Tuesday morning, charged with lying to state investigators to protect a deputy accused of firing shots into the home of his wife's lover.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves made another trade to bolster their bullpen, getting Kansas City reliever Octavio Dotel on Tuesday for pitcher Kyle Davies.
SAN FRANCISCO - Bill Walsh, the groundbreaking football coach who won three Super Bowls and perfected the ingenious schemes that became known as the West Coast offense during a Hall of Fame career with the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 75.
OCEAN CITY, Md. - Police with cadaver-sniffing dogs, shovels and a backhoe dug Monday outside the home of a woman charged with killing her baby boy, widening a grim search that has turned up four tiny sets of remains.
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SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds wanted a pitcher to challenge him. Dontrelle Willis was more than ready.
More than 180,000 people in Georgia selected plans through the health insurance exchange in the first month of open enrollment, according to a federal report released Tuesday.
UPPER DARBY, Pa. - A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents tried to use his car to run down officers seeking to arrest him on Tuesday so, fearing for their lives, they shot and killed him, authorities said.
DANVILLE, Ky. - Tripp Foy's sing-song chant rang out like a sentimental oldie for die-hard farmers clinging to the old way of selling tobacco, as a small procession of buyers shadowed him down long rows of reddish-brown leaf piled in bales.
Harold Hubert Brown Jr.
The third annual Fashion for Compassion event inside the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts takes place at 6 p.m. Friday. This has become the January First Friday event in recent years.
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.
Walter Eugene "Gene" Bird
After a pair of hard-fought games over the weekend, Statesboro ended its annual Gentlemen's Classic in style.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers played a top-5 team from Class AA for the second game in a row, and got another win.