NEW YORK - The city's buildings commissioner resigned Tuesday, a day after the mayor said he was unhappy with the agency and the rising number of fatal construction accidents this year.
ELDORADO, Texas - State authorities began a second day of court-ordered DNA testing Tuesday on members of a polygamist sect, an effort they hope will begin to untangle the group's complicated family relationships.
You're likely to handle yourself quite admirably in the year ahead in situations where you play a leadership role. However, when it comes to arrangements that require you to be a follower, it could be a different story.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have lower-back pain and would like your opinion about what I should do. I had an epidural injection in April 2006 but still have pain. I also saw a chiropractor but couldn't afford to keep going. I have enclosed the results of an MRI of my lower back I had done in September 2006. I am a 57-year-old female.
NEW ORLEANS - President Bush, replying to criticism from Democratic presidential candidates, said Tuesday that ''now is not the time to renegotiate ... or walk away from'' the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also denied the U.S. was in a recession, calling it a slowdown instead.
WASHINGTON - House members chastised the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for not stepping up inspections of foreign drug manufacturers in the wake of a litany of problems with the blood thinner heparin and other products.
WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said Tuesday there's no need for new regulation of the Internet, saying his agency has all the authority it needs to prevent discrimination by Internet service providers.
GENEVA - Aviation chiefs pledged Tuesday to address the industry's impact on climate change but shied away from setting concrete targets to reduce global-warming gases.
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HARARE, Zimbabwe - A shipment of weapons to Zimbabwe may be returned to China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after the troubled southern African nation's neighbors prevented the cargo from being unloaded.
NEW YORK - Gas and oil prices moved further into record high territory Tuesday, with retail gas reaching a national average of $3.51 for the first time and crude nearing $120 as the dollar fell to a new low against the euro.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative justices appeared divided Tuesday over a campaign finance law allowing candidates to receives larger contributions when their wealthy opponents spend heavily from their personal fortunes.
WASHINGTON - Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution, a National Academy of Sciences report concluded Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The nation's fleet of new cars and trucks will be required to achieve 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015, The Associated Press has learned.
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell in March as a severe slump in housing showed no signs of abating. The median price of a home fell compared with the price a year ago.
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ATLANTA - On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat.
WASHINGTON - Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.
WASHINGTON - Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.
Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.
ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay" them for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.
Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Brannen Morton joins Herald staff as digital specialist
Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
SAVANNAH - The top executive over Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick said he expects another record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a labor dispute on the West Coast.
Q: We have two children, ages 9 and 5, and are considering adopting a third, perhaps an older child, even a teenager. Do you have any advice for us?
NEW YORK - Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed prematurely years earlier offered her a chair.
Delete NEW YORK - Another Clinton is becoming an author.
Question: I saw a man selling something called "Texas holey rock" at the fish and aquarium auction at the Atlanta Farmers Market. What is it and what is it used for?
NEW YORK - Robert De Niro urged new graduates at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts on Friday to keep fighting to create careers in the arts even though it probably would have been easier if they had picked something more practical.