SNYDER, Texas - Less than two months into the job in the oilfields of West Texas, Brandon Garrett was sliced in half by a motorized spool of steel cable as he and other roughnecks struggled to get a drilling rig up and running.
SAN FRANCISCO - Since he started Facebook in college 4 1/2 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg has learned - sometimes painfully - that he can't make significant changes to the popular online hangout without triggering an uproar among indignant users who preferred the status quo.
LANCASTER, Calif. - A teenager was arrested for investigation of four counts of murder Wednesday in the killings of a woman and three girls whose bodies were found in a burning house, authorities said.
PHILADELPHIA - Police have arrested a man suspected of brutally attacking a dozing subway passenger with a hammer while other riders did nothing to stop the assault, the city's police commissioner said Wednesday.
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LAS VEGAS - The judge in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery trial allowed jury selection to proceed Wednesday after looking into a report by two prospective jurors that they were contacted by somebody identifying himself as a member of the media.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Talk about a Big Mac attack! Don Gorske says he has eaten 23,000 of the burgers in 36 years.
WASHINGTON - Senior officials in the Nixon administration discussed a desire to stop the newly elected government of leftist Chilean President Salvador Allende from taking power in 1970, according to recently declassified transcripts of those conversations made public Wednesday.
VIENNA, Austria - OPEC said Wednesday it would trim overall output by more than 500,000 barrels of oil a day by adhering closer to production quotas - a compromise meant to avoid a backlash from the biggest petroleum consuming nations and stop the rapid decline in oil prices.
Diabetics who tightly control their blood sugar - even if only for the first decade after they are diagnosed - have lower risks of heart attack, death and other complications 10 or more years later, a large follow-up study has found.
Dr. Michael Guido, famed evangelist known for his "Seeds from the Sower" ministry, was hospitalized Wednesday after a fall at his home in Metter. According to Guido Ministries staff members, Guido, in his 90's, broke no bones, but a CAT scan revealed he "bumped his head when he fell and was bleeding on the brain."
Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center opens its sixth season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by a group of humorous political commentators called "The Capitol Steps."
WASHINGTON - It's a one-two punch for many states. First, comes the expense of adding thousands of unemployed to its Medicaid rolls. Then comes the decline in revenue that stems from a struggling economy. Together, the combination has dozens of states looking for some relief, preferably from the federal government.
BEIJING - At least 128 people were killed and many more were feared dead in north China after a huge reservoir of iron ore waste, illegally maintained and turned to sludge by heavy rain, buried a bustling marketplace in tons of suffocating mud.
Robert Benchley, who died in 1945, said, "If you think that you have caught a cold, call in a good doctor. Call in three good doctors and play bridge."
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