BAQOUBA, Iraq - Hundreds of U.S. and Iraqi troops, under cover of F-16s, fought their way into three neighborhoods of besieged Baqouba on Friday to help clear Diyala province of entrenched insurgents. To the north of the city, American helicopters killed 17 al-Qaida gunmen trying to sneak past a checkpoint.
NEW YORK - It's a question that often prompts a boastful answer or a bashful one: How many sex partners have you had?
You may be able to start to piece together many bits of information and learning you've garnered in the past in order to do something big with it. The more you've prepared yourself, the larger your yield.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nine caskets lined the front of a coliseum Friday as thousands of firefighters from across the nation, their hats in their hands, honored nine colleagues killed in a furniture store blaze.
DEAR ABBY: I have recently become engaged. I was approached last week by an old friend, "Lindsay," who sat me down and asked me in a serious manner if she could be a bridesmaid in my wedding. I was taken aback by her question and responded awkwardly, saying I hadn't decided yet. She looked hurt, and I quickly changed the subject.
Foyers and entry halls are areas of the home that deserve our attention. These areas should be welcoming and provide design statements that match the décor of the home. These spaces create the first impression of a home for visitors.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a problem of not being able to understand certain words. My hearing is good, but I can't seem to understand words. Is there any help for me?
According to Savannah Morning News accounts in July of 1903, some character named Johnson decided to steal Sam Harville's mule in Bulloch County. Not a smart thing to do anywhere, especially in an area where farmers needed their mules more than did their wives. He couldn't have been too bright, because he soon got lost and was captured near the Harville home. The men who captured him took him to the Statesboro jail; a new facility constructed with sheet iron and considered escape proof.
LOS ANGELES - When Edith Isabel Rodriguez showed up in the emergency room of an inner-city hospital complaining of severe stomach pain, the staff was already familiar with her.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned to Earth safely Friday, ending a two-week mission to deliver an addition to the international space station and bring a crew member home from the outpost.
Blair Alexandra Riley and William Carroll "Bill" Inabinet III were united in marriage by the Rev. Murray Ward on March 31, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church of Dublin, Ga., in a 6:30 p.m. traditional Irish candlelit ceremony.
CHICAGO - The telltale signs are ominous: teens holing up in their rooms, ignoring friends, family, even food and a shower, while grades plummet and belligerence soars.
NEW YORK - An experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease seemed to improve symptoms - dramatically so, for one 59-year-old man - without causing side effects in an early study of a dozen patients.
BAGHDAD - The U.S. command announced Thursday the deaths of 14 more American troops, most killed in powerful roadside bombs in Baghdad. Thick, black smoke rose from the heavily fortified Green Zone after a mortar barrage as militants struck back despite a massive military offensive.
NEW YORK - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season "with absolutely no regrets," ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball's most storied franchise.
Georgia Southern Men's Basketball has moved its game against UNCG to Thursday, February 13th, at 2 p.m.
NEW YORK - The bloodhound drew the loudest cheers. The Portie came with presidential connections. And the Irish water spaniel tried to earn another win for Seattle in the Super Bowl - of dogs, that is.
Statesboro's soccer seasons have had to sit on the sidelines as winter weather postponed the scheduled season openers for both the boys and girls this week.
By FRED LIEF
BROOKLET - As the Region 1-AAA boys tournament began Tuesday evening, Southeast Bulloch knew exactly what the task was.
The script was flipped on Georgia Southern during its last road trip.
AUGUSTA - Richmond Academy exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter and eliminated the Statesboro Blue Devils from the Region 3-AAAA tournament with a 66-58 win on Tuesday in Augusta.
NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern men's soccer has a new home with the re-introduction of the Sun Belt Conference for men's soccer. The Eagles will compete in the six-team league beginning in the fall of 2014 with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.
Warmer temperatures are probably not far off and even though winter may not be completely over with, it's time to go ahead and start planning your strategy.
ATLANTA - B.J. Upton would like a do-over on his debut season with the Braves.
LOS ANGELES - This is what Tom Watson knows about the American with a big lead in the Ryder Cup standings.
SOCHI, Russia - The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.
At first, Bulloch County Schools announced Tuesday afternoon that classes would be held as scheduled Wednesday.