KIEV, Ukraine - Twenty-two years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, work is under way on a colossal new shelter to cover the ruins and deadly radioactive contents of the exploded Soviet-era power plant.
SIERRA MADRE, Calif. - A wildfire that broke out in a popular hiking area blackened the steep slopes of the foothills near Pasadena and forced mandatory evacuations for 300 homes, authorities said Sunday.
CINCINNATI - Military personnel and supporters from across the country joined an Ohio family Sunday at a memorial service for an Army reservist whose remains were found in Iraq last month, nearly four years after his capture.
From Amarillo to Houston, children removed from a polygamist ranch in west Texas are settling into new surroundings, and caretakers are getting cultural pointers on how to deal with them - such as no television, no movies, no radio and nothing red.
CHABLIS, France - Fine French wine with a screw top?
VIENNA, Austria - Police have found a woman missing since 1984, who told authorities that her father had kept her in a cellar for almost 24 years and that she had given birth to at least six children after being repeatedly raped by him.
What a load of malarkey, this so called NFL amateur player draft. Seven rounds, 252 picks, and not a single team had the least bit of sense to pick up a certain Georgia Southern Eagle.
Mary Sue Hodges of the Spade 'n Trowel Garden Club walked away with most of the top awards at the 2008 Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs Flower Show "GSU: A Bouquet of Learning" on Saturday.
BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister met Sunday with the Sunni Arab vice president to discuss reintegrating Sunni political parties into the Shiite-dominated government as militants fired a salvo of rockets or motars at the heavily guarded Green Zone.
CHICAGO - Police on Saturday were attempting to determine why a tractor-trailer rig barreled into a Chicago Transit Authority train station, killing two people and injuring 21.
MARION, Ind. - Democrat Barack Obama argued that voters are yearning for ''straight talk and honesty'' on the economy as he sought distinctions with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton just nine days before the next round of primaries in the hotly contested race for the presidential nomination.
The month of April was designated Alcohol Awareness Month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration since 1987 in order to call awareness to alcohol abuse as a treatable disease. That designation takes on greater meaning at Georgia Southern University as the Task Force for the Center for Addiction Recovery continues to develop its focus.
EDITOR'S NOTE: First in an occasional series that explores the electoral math needed to win the White House.
ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy boys' track team amassed 138 points to blow away 17 other teams to win the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA track and field championship Saturday.
WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators reached a tentative agreement Friday on a multibillion-dollar farm bill that includes a hefty increase for nutrition programs at a time of rising food prices.
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