Most tricks are won by aces, kings, queens and trumps. But lower cards, even nines and eights, can be valuable too - as in this deal.
HARTFORD, Conn. - A woman calmly told a dispatcher that she drowned her 2-year-old grandson in the bathtub and wanted officers ''to shoot me, if they could,'' according to 911 recordings released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - The State Department may phase out or limit the use of private security guards in Iraq, which could mean canceling Blackwater USA's contract or awarding it to another company in line with an Iraqi government demand, The Associated Press has learned.
CLEVELAND - A 14-year-old suspended student opened fire in his downtown high school Wednesday, wounding four people as terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under laboratory desks. He then killed himself.
With small incomes and big bills, college students make a prime market for credit cards. But critics say the card companies take unfair advantage, luring students with free T-shirts and food - then snaring them with high interest rates.
ATLANTA - In the months since nooses dangling from a schoolyard tree raised racial tensions in Jena, La., the frightening symbol of segregation-era lynchings has been turning up around the country.
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NEW YORK - Once Grady Sizemore hit a leadoff home run, the Cleveland Indians were headed to the AL championship series while the New York Yankees were braced for a showdown with their boss.
WASHINGTON - Khaled el-Masri's frightening tale of abduction and torture at the hands of the CIA can be discussed everywhere it seems - except in American courts.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Tony Romo is nothing if not resilient. And because he didn't let four interceptions in the first half, two returned for touchdowns, destroy his night, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a stunning comeback victory.
BAGHDAD - Guards in a security convoy opened fire on a car at an intersection in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two Christian women before speeding away, police said. The Iraqi government said a Dubai-based private security company was behind the shootings.
WASHINGTON - The federal government's system of taxing and spending works out well for people in states like New Mexico, Mississippi and West Virginia.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government should replace more than 1,000 irradiation machines used in hospitals and research facilities because terrorists could use the radioactive materials inside to make a ''dirty'' bomb, a government advisory panel has concluded.
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - It was the most intense fire ever recorded in the Black Hills National Forest, but nearly all homes coated with a slimy gel were saved while dozens of houses nearby burned to the ground.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to your column earlier this year concerning the use of Veterinary Liniment. I want to share my success using it.
ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.
Consumers be aware - $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released this week.
Millions have taken to the Internet to remember actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died at age 63 in a suspected suicide.
KENYA - An estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa have been killed by poachers from 2010-12, according to a new peer reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The killings have increased as a result of the growing demand for ivory sold on the black-market in China and other Asian countries.
Cars are one of the most important status symbols in America. The kind of car you drive indicates the kind of person you think you are, and the kind of person you want other people to think you are. Sociologists have long studied the different kinds of cars in order to determine how they relate to a person's self-image. We are happy now to bring you the fruits of that research:
ATLANTA - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
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PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
ATHENS - Hutson Mason finally has the job he wanted all along.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.
Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.
WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.
Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.
BEREA, Ohio - Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.