The president of the World Bridge Federation, Jose Damiani, and Pakistani bridge expert Zia Mahmood attended the last few days of the Peek Freans 14th Asia & Middle East Bridge Championships in Karachi, Pakistan, two months ago. Their journey was primarily to dedicate a new school built in the area devastated by earthquakes two years ago. They had raised the money, aided by donations from bridge players around the world.
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Harry Potter's life hangs in the balance. Millions of fans are holding their breath. Meanwhile, his creator is baking a cake - and keeping her secret.
A sudden advancement in your chosen field of endeavor could come about quite unexpectedly for you. Your good luck could come through some unforeseen changes in circumstances that take place.
DEAR ABBY: I have read your column for the better part of 20 years and always enjoyed it, even if I didn't always agree with your advice. The fact that it makes us think is what makes it so enjoyable.
DEAR DR. GOTT: In Florida, we call health care "concierge doctoring." As senior citizens, $1,500 to $1,600 a year for each of us is horrendous. We are barely getting through the month. I had knee surgery this past May. The operating doctor, whom I respect and like, could not visit me in the hospital or in the so-called rehab, which was a lice-infested nursing home. He did nothing. My internist forgot to make arrangements for my stress test. He also did not visit me in the hospital. He had a dental procedure done, and, by the way, the ...
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - Sergio Garcia went from sobs to smiles, from his worst score as a professional to his best start ever in a major championship. Thursday at the British Open was quite a turnaround for him and Carnoustie, too.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have night sweats. The doctors haven't a clue as to why, so I'm running it past you. I'm 79 years old. I'm told my blood panel is normal, and I've taken a tuberculosis test that was OK. Now what? I change my pajama tops about three times a night. It's so frustrating, and the problem has been going on now for about three years. Do you have any answers?
ATLANTA - Brandon Phillips was happy when he thought he was getting a day off, and ready when the Cincinnati Reds needed him the most.
DEAR ABBY: I agree with your advice to "Looking Twice in Idaho" (May 21), who has concerns about his girlfriend's lack of a college degree. You suggested premarital counseling.
RICHMOND, Va. - When a Bad Newz Kennels dog was wounded in a losing fight, NFL star Michael Vick was consulted before the animal was doused with water and electrocuted.
WASHINGTON - It could have been just idle chitchat among bored prison inmates. The problem was, they weren't your average inmates, and the subject of their threatening chatter was the chief justice of the United States.
KASHIWAZAKI, Japan - An earthquake-wracked nuclear power plant was ordered closed indefinitely Wednesday amid growing anger over revelations that damage was much worse than initially announced and mounting international concern about Japan's nuclear stewardship.
At the Peek Freans 14th Asia & Middle East Bridge Championships in Karachi, Pakistan, two months ago, the senior teams final looked to be an easy win for India, who led over Pakistan after 40 of the 60 boards by 109 international match points to 62. But a stirring final session for Pakistan left the score at 143-143.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - The pilot of an airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway apparently tried to take off again, barely clearing rush-hour traffic on a major highway. The death toll rose Wednesday to 189 and could climb higher.
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.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. The estimated cost of a project to install traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road is just under $1 million. An incorrect amount was listed in a news brief on page 5 Tuesday. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.
No more worrying if you remembered everything the doctor said.
TALLAHASSEE - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he read books written by former NBA coach Phil Jackson in an attempt to discover the secrets of winning multiple championships.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Joe LaCava walked nearly never blade of grass on the 18th green at Valhalla Golf Club, jotting notes in his yardage book after stepping off the distances from every edge of the green to every possible pin position. It was just like any other Monday at a major.
Good news for those that find it almost impossible to fit in exercise: a new study found that running just five minutes a day decreased their mortality rate by a whopping 30 percent.
KUNMING, China - Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region.
ATLANTA - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.
We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.
Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.
Q: I am concerned about monarch butterflies. I hear their numbers are decreasing. Is there anything I can plant to help them?
ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.
AKRON, Ohio - Winning the British Open wasn't enough to make Rory McIlroy want to take the rest of the year off to celebrate. Neither was the first World Golf Championship he won Sunday at Firestone.
LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.