DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland but couldn't survive a scandal over his collection of cash from businessmen, announced Wednesday he will resign.
BUCHAREST, Romania - President Bush expressed confidence Wednesday that NATO will bolster its combat forces in Afghanistan and endorse a missile defense system for Europe that Russia has opposed.
Eastern Heights Baptist Church will host a community blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Center Sat., April 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to supply blood for victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion. For 25 years, the Shepeard Community Blood Center has been the only provider of all blood products to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta where the victims are being treated.
A man investigators said struck a woman and her 12-year-old son with a pipe during an argument is behind bars, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.
A new interactive exhibit at the Georgia Southern Museum gives visitors the opportunity to negotiate a maze that celebrates the state's ecological diversity.
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Defense attorneys for a Bourbon Street nightclub bouncer accused of manslaughter in the 2004 death of a Georgia college student sought a mistrial Wednesday after a witness cried on the stand, but the judge turned them down.
SALT LAKE CITY - The families of six men killed at Utah's Crandall Canyon mine are suing the mine's owners, claiming the deaths were caused by an unsafe plan to harvest coal.
WASHINGTON - Congress is advancing legislation to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with a commemorative silver dollar.
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WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday a recession is possible and policymakers are ''fighting against the wind'' in trying to steady a shaky economy. He would not say if further interest rate cuts are planned.
BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb struck an armored vehicle carrying an Iraqi commander and a senior defense official Wednesday as they entered a Shiite militia stronghold that has seen some of the fiercest fighting in the southern city of Basra.
WASHINGTON - Scientists say they have pinpointed a genetic link that makes people more likely to get hooked on tobacco, causing them to smoke more cigarettes, making it harder to quit, and leading more often to deadly lung cancer.
BOSTON - Officials of 18 states are taking the EPA back to court to try to force it to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush administration for inaction on global warming.
SITKA, Alaska - Not much new happens in this sleepy little southeast Alaska fishing community, and the locals seem to like it that way.
ORLANDO, Fla. - A Jamaican accused of trying to check a bag containing pipe bomb-making materials onto a plane told the FBI he wanted to show friends how to build explosives like he saw in Iraq, according to documents released Wednesday.
For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."
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