WASHINGTON - Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whether enemy gunfire provoked the attack, according to people familiar with the government's investigation of the incident.
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's new president, Alvaro Colom received training as a Mayan priest. His vice president is a heart surgeon.
HONOLULU - K.J. Choi felt the pressure of performing before an audience at the Sony Open, not only a large contingent of South Korean fans living in Hawaii, but the 11 friends who flew from his hometown on Wondo Island to watch him play on the weekend.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University said Monday that it is joining an expanding group of elite colleges making education more affordable to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, under pressure from parents, lawmakers and alumni.
LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have become embroiled in racially tinged disputes as large numbers of black voters prepare to get their first say in the Democratic presidential campaign.
English novelist George Eliot wrote, "All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation."
The year ahead will offer many advantages for pioneering fresh fields that hold great possibilities to develop new products, endeavors or systems. The more you explore, the more opportunities will unfold that could bring you success.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I guess you could call me a cancer survivor. I was told I had throat cancer in the year 2000. I went through chemotherapy and radiation that caused my salivary glands to malfunction, causing me to have a constant dry mouth that lead to choking and gagging.
DEAR ABBY: Please advise "Has Issues in New Hampshire" (Dec. 5) to speak up now. My husband and I were married when my daughter was 8. He adopted her, but even after that, when his family took photographs, she was excluded. She's now 29 and still remembers those hurtful occasions when she was not included.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - A U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilot became disoriented and crashed after failing to properly tense his abdominal muscles to counter the gravitational forces of a high-speed turn last year, military investigators said Monday.
HOWELL, Mich. - John McCain has an automatic advantage Tuesday when Michigan votes.
ATLANTA - Two U.S. citizens accused of plotting to attack civilian and government targets shot ''casing videos'' of Washington landmarks that were found on a terrorism suspect's computer in Britain and met with suspects in a Canadian terrorism case, an FBI agent testified Monday.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court refused Monday to review a ruling that terminally ill patients have no constitutional right to be treated with experimental drugs - even if that means the patient will likely die before the medicine is approved.
HELENA, Mont. - Rescuers searched Monday through the remnants of a deadly avalanche, unsure whether more backcountry skiers were caught up in the slide in northwestern Montana.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.
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At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.
WASHINGTON - Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."
BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.
CLEVELAND - A man convicted with his brother and his childhood friend of killing a businessman in 1975 said Thursday he's sorry his mother isn't alive to see that the three former death row inmates will soon walk free together because the only witness against them has recanted the damning testimony he gave as a 13-year-old.
Tuesday did not go well for the city of Statesboro.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland.
Bulloch Academy's starting five were poetry in motion Thursday night against Augusta Prep in the third and final day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic preseason basketball tournament.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's defense knows the way to the end zone.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.
The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
There are likely many kind, good-hearted people in your life who wish you well. Sometimes your needs may clash with theirs. Or they might be under stress or simply having a bad day. Or they may just have an honest disagreement with you. That doesn't make them toxic. There are, however, people who are toxic. Those people should be avoided, if possible.
Budgeting for a big family means stretching resources and making expenditures do double duty (or more). Here are eight budget categories to help you use it up, wear it out, make it do or go without.