WASHINGTON - Apparently, raising the price really does make the wine taste better.
WASHINGTON - Still smarting from the partisan wars of 2007, Congress confronts a sinking economy, a lingering war and election-year politics as it gets back to work for the 2008 session.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear industry complaints that the Environmental Protection Agency should have dropped some old clean air safeguards when it imposed a more stringent air quality standard for ozone.
WASHINGTON - The nation's intelligence chief says waterboarding ''would be torture'' if used against him or if someone under interrogation actually was taking water into his lungs.
WASHINGTON - Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whether enemy gunfire provoked the attack, according to people familiar with the government's investigation of the incident.
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's new president, Alvaro Colom received training as a Mayan priest. His vice president is a heart surgeon.
HONOLULU - K.J. Choi felt the pressure of performing before an audience at the Sony Open, not only a large contingent of South Korean fans living in Hawaii, but the 11 friends who flew from his hometown on Wondo Island to watch him play on the weekend.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University said Monday that it is joining an expanding group of elite colleges making education more affordable to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, under pressure from parents, lawmakers and alumni.
LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have become embroiled in racially tinged disputes as large numbers of black voters prepare to get their first say in the Democratic presidential campaign.
English novelist George Eliot wrote, "All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation."
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DEAR DR. GOTT: I guess you could call me a cancer survivor. I was told I had throat cancer in the year 2000. I went through chemotherapy and radiation that caused my salivary glands to malfunction, causing me to have a constant dry mouth that lead to choking and gagging.
DEAR ABBY: Please advise "Has Issues in New Hampshire" (Dec. 5) to speak up now. My husband and I were married when my daughter was 8. He adopted her, but even after that, when his family took photographs, she was excluded. She's now 29 and still remembers those hurtful occasions when she was not included.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - A U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilot became disoriented and crashed after failing to properly tense his abdominal muscles to counter the gravitational forces of a high-speed turn last year, military investigators said Monday.
ATHENS - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.
PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.
FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.
An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.
PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."
ATHENS - No. 12 Georgia begins a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games with a team that seemed to take all the steam out of the Bulldogs a year ago.
Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.
PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.
LOUISVILLE - The Screven County Gamecocks were shut out for three quarters, but scored twice in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 12-7 win over Jefferson County in the region opener for both teams.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended.
DOVER, Del. - Tony Stewart's walk back to his motorhome was halted by a pair of old friends. Two longtime NASCAR participants stopped Stewart not far from his car for a lengthy chat in the Dover garage.
RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.