BALTIMORE - Scientists using federal grants spread fertilizer made from human and industrial wastes on yards in poor, black neighborhoods to test whether it might protect children from lead poisoning in the soil. Families were assured the sludge was safe and were never told about any harmful ingredients.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian officials on Sunday ruled out an attack as the cause of an explosion that killed 11 people in the southern city of Shiraz, saying it was an accident that was likely caused by leftover ammunition.
BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clashes persisted in Shiite areas, even as the biggest Shiite militia sought to rein in its fighters.
NEW YORK - To his supervisors, rookie police officer Christian Torres was a ''model cadet.'' He boasted a solid academic background, passed psychological screening and scored high marks in the academy, authorities said.
BAGHDAD - Confessions from Shiite militiamen led Saturday to the discovery of 15 more bodies dumped in mass graves south of Baghdad, officials said - the second such find this week.
MISHAWAKA, Ind. - A political tempest over Barack Obama's comments about bitter voters in small towns has given rival Hillary Rodham Clinton a new opening to court working class Democrats 10 days before Pennsylvanians hold a primary that she must win to keep her presidential campaign alive.
Mrs. Rosa Smith of Brooklet and Mr. Cecil Kessler of North East, Md., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Gina Frances Stokes of Statesboro, to David James Winnette, son of Douglas and Charlene Winnette of Marietta, Ga.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Two Georgia Southern pitchers held UNC Greensboro to one run and six hits over two games as the Eagles swept the Spartans 1-0 and 4-1 in a Southern Conference doubleheader Saturday at the UNCG Softball Stadium.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian lawmakers on Saturday dismissed Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis, hoping to defuse widespread anger of rising food prices that had led to days of deadly protests and looting.
BOISE, Idaho - His guilt is beyond question, his crime beyond comprehension. The issue for the jury will be whether Joseph Edward Duncan III deserves to die for kidnapping two young siblings in a bloodbath at their home and whisking them away to the remote wilderness of western Montana, where he tortured and raped them, and then killed the 9-year-old boy.
SAN FRANCISCO - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says he feels the pain of employers pinched by intensified efforts to control illegal immigration, but adds that until Congress enacts broad immigration reforms they shouldn't expect any changes in enforcement.
PHOENIX - Polygamous sect members who were moved to a Texas compound from their longtime homes along the Utah-Arizona line were hand-picked for their fierce loyalty to leader Warren Jeffs, and that allegiance may be a stumbling block for law enforcement, authorities say.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bland Mathews of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Eugenia Ann Mathews of Auburn, Ala., to Scott Daniel Coleman of St. Simons Island. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Daniel Coleman III of Blakely.
Beginning in the late 1790s, a group of wealthy Northeasterners tried to lead the people of Bulloch County down their own "Primrose" path.
Marc and Danielle Nauts are the owners of B&R Accounting & Taxes at 45 East Main Street. They share office space with their other company, B&R Treasures & Treats.
Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.
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