DEAR ABBY: I have a friend I'll call Jessica who has a major drinking problem. She is aware of it and asked me to help her because she's too embarrassed to get help from strangers. I am trying hard to help her without acting like a parent, but it's not easy.
WASHINGTON - Stretched thin by four years of war, the Army is adding three months to the standard yearlong tour for all active-duty soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, an unpopular step aimed at maintaining the troop buildup in Baghdad.
DEAR ABBY: My son, "Caleb," has a serious bullying problem. He is 14 and in ninth grade. His teacher has had to meet privately with me three times this week. Caleb will hit, bite, chew, spit on or slap the other students in the classroom. He has even hit his teacher.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The founder of the Girls Gone Wild video empire surrendered to federal marshals early Tuesday on contempt of court charges.
Involvements you have with clubs or organizations could be more valuable than they ever have been previously. The more exposure you have, the greater your chances for beneficial opportunities.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am indebted to you for your keen advice. I put a bar of soap into a large jar of Vicks VapoRub, with the lid off, under the foot of my visiting mother-in-law's bed and, lo and behold, she was gone the next morning. Again, I thank you. You saved my marriage.
BROOKLET - Fisher Strickland was 1-for-3 with two RBI and pitched a complete game as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets avenged a 12-1 loss earlier in the season to region rival Screven County (9-7, 5-3 Region 3-AA) with an 8-4 win on Tuesday night.
Bulloch Academy scored fives runs in the bottom of the sixth, completing a 7-5 comeback win over Memorial Day School Tuesday.
NASSAU, Bahamas - DNA tests show Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend Larry Birkhead is the father of her baby, and he emerged from a court hearing Tuesday to proclaim that his daughter would soon be home.
WASHINGTON - For two straight summers, motorists have seen gasoline prices soar past the $3-a-gallon mark nationwide.
WASHINGTON - President Bush's spy chief is pushing to expand the government's surveillance authority at the same time the administration is under attack for stretching its domestic eavesdropping powers.
ROSWELL, Ga. - Police have arrested 27 people in a gambling raid.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In the two weeks before he committed suicide, Sherman Sizemore thought people were trying to bury him alive.
Evan Esar, in his Comic Dictionary, wrote, "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions."
WASHINGTON - Light flashes across the 82 facets of the Tiffany Diamond, highlighting the brilliance of the giant gem at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.
This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.
SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.
Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.
WASHINGTON - Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.
NEW YORK - A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.
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ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.
Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.
Did you notice anything different in the air when you woke up Tuesday morning? Was there a sense of newness, wonder and anticipation that wasn't present on Monday?
It's been long anticipated, but as of today, Georgia Southern is officially an all-sports member of the Sun Belt Conference.
ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.