TOKYO - A Japanese sailor dropping out of an elite navy training program died in an unofficial farewell ritual requiring him to fight 15 classmates, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
LONDON - London buses have God on their side - but not for long, if atheists have their way.
LONDON - World stock markets slumped Wednesday as a stream of disappointing corporate earnings in the U.S. fueled pessimism about the global economy despite further thawing in credit markets.
JERUSALEM - Israeli President Shimon Peres will discuss an Arab proposal for comprehensive Mideast peace when he meets with Egypt's leader this week, Peres' office said Wednesday.
Calvin Coolidge said, "If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it."
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Don't hesitate to get involved with a new system, new invention or new product in the year ahead. Chances are something quite innovative could turn out to be extremely fortunate for you and bring about much success.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 52 years old, 6 feet tall and 230 pounds. His cholesterol is 198, and he also has high blood pressure. He has been taking atenolol for 20 years, which has controlled it well. He has a physical every year.
DENVER - The first person released from prison in Colorado because of DNA evidence is suing police and prosecutors who worked to put him behind bars.
SMITHFIELD, N.C. - For years, Sheriff Steve Bizzell watched the number of illegal immigrants in his rural county skyrocket - and with it, he says, residents' fear that the newcomers were responsible for more than their share of crime.
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - Fire killed a woman and three children in one home early Wednesday and spread to four other houses, fire and city officials said.
BEIJING - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Wednesday it will set new quality standards for its suppliers, following a series of scandals involving Chinese-made products, which account for a major portion of the company's sales.
TEXARKANA, Ark. - Former followers of evangelist Tony Alamo testified Wednesday they were often beaten at his instructions and one said Alamo took a 9-year-old girl as his wife, as prosecutors sought to prevent him from being freed while awaiting trial.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Military prosecutors argued Wednesday that the first soldier accusing of killing a direct superior in Iraq - known as ''fragging'' during the Vietnam war - told other soldiers he wanted to kill and burn his National Guard officer.
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc.'s leaders still have jobs despite investor misgivings about their decision making, but at least 1,500 workers will be shown the door after the slumping Internet company's profits tumbled yet again in the third quarter.
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