DEAR DR. GOTT: I had an echocardiogram done several months ago. My family doctor said I had some minor calcification around the valve in my heart. He said that at my age (71) and being a diabetic (I only take pills), that it would probably outlive me. Can you give me information about this subject?
CANTON, Ohio - Bobby Cutts Jr. admits he killed his pregnant lover and dumped her body. But jurors have to decide whether the former police officer deliberately strangled her, or, as he testified, accidentally killed her with an elbow to the neck.
HOUSTON - German astronaut Hans Schlegel floated out of the international space station for his first spacewalk on Wednesday, two days after an illness forced the shuttle Atlantis crew member to skip an outing to install a new European lab.
WASHINGTON - The leaders of a House panel that oversees military spending said Wednesday they are drafting legislation that would pay for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through the rest of the year.
LOS ANGELES - Lights, camera, action - but first, here come the writers.
DEAR ABBY: Valentine's Day is once again upon us. As a single woman, I have recognized that even on this day one can feel completely left out of things. So, last year I started a new tradition with my single women friends.
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he will sue Ingenix, its parent UnitedHealth Group and three subsidiaries, saying the insurers are defrauding consumers by manipulating how much doctors and hospitals are reimbursed.
BOSTON - Someday, your shirt might be able to power your iPod - just by doing the normal stuff expected of a shirt.
WASHINGTON -President Bush on Wednesday signed a multibillion-dollar economic rescue package on Wednesday that means $300 to $1,200 rebates for many American households.
The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, February 13.
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. - Felicia Stephens, her arm in a splint, took one last look at the open coffin holding her 2-year-old son, then dropped back into her wheelchair sobbing.
NEW YORK - Undercover police secretly set up a fake company to demonstrate how easily and anonymously a terrorist could purchase chlorine on the Internet for a deadly chemical strike against the city.
(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.)
NEW YORK - A man slashed a 56-year-old psychologist to death at her Upper East Side office clinic and seriously injured another therapist who tried to help her, police said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The fire inspector who failed to detect flammable soundproofing foam blamed for a deadly nightclub fire in 2003 has retired, a fire official said Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away.
Hearken back for a moment to your old favorite family sitcoms. Not the modern shows with dysfunctional families, snide remarks and spoiled kids, but the classics. The old black and white or even 80s shows featured families we liked and trusted. We would have felt comfortable stepping through the TV screen into their homes.
Have you ever felt your relationship with God growing more distant and unfamiliar with the passing of time?
BUTTE, Montana - At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities - many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.
DENVER - Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form.
Mr. Charles Lavern Deal
ATHENS - Going into the final week of the regular season, the Georgia Bulldogs had hopes of playing for a Southeastern Conference title, maybe even claiming a spot in the four-team national playoff.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.
DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.
In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.
A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.
Dorothy Lee Anderson
RICHMOND HILL - The Statesboro Blue Devils suffered their first region loss of the season as they were knocked off in overtime at Richmond Hill, 63-56.
PORTAL - Facing a Johnson County squad from the opposite side of the always-competitive Region 3-A, the Portal Panthers were in no mood to take prisoners.
ATLANTA - Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is proud of the job he did at Georgia and that facing the Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl is no big deal.