SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A judge on Friday ordered a 16-year-old boy accused of planning a Columbine-style attack on two schools on Sept. 11 to remain in a juvenile detention center and undergo a psychological evaluation.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A hearing officer recommended a court-martial for a Marine charged with murdering an Iraqi detainee captured during fierce house-to-house fighting in Fallujah, Iraq.
BAGHDAD - Britain said Thursday that it will keep troop withdrawals from Iraq frozen for months because of an upsurge in fighting with Shiite militias. Iraqi officials said fresh clashes between militiamen and Iraqi and U.S.-led forces had killed at least 13 people.
ALBANY - Bulloch Academy senior Ethan Lovett set a new state record in the 300-meter hurdles during the qualifying heats of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AA state track and field championships Thursday.
ATLANTA - The judge overseeing the murder trial of accused courthouse shooter Brian Nichols said Thursday he won't step down from the case, but will ask another judge to consider a defense request to remove him.
DALLAS - A severe thunderstorm system that may have included several tornadoes hammered parts of West and North Texas, destroying or damaging more than a dozen homes near Fort Worth.
As the closing event of the Great American Cleanup, Keep Bulloch Beautiful volunteers will spread out around the community Saturday morning to conduct several community improvement projects.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Not since 1988 has North Carolina had much of a voice in choosing a presidential nominee. Back then, it joined several Southern states to help pick Al Gore, a neighbor from Tennessee.
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton raised $10 million in the 24 hours after winning the Pennsylvania primary, aided by contributions from 80,000 new donors, her campaign said Thursday.
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - The owner of a wild animal training center where a grizzly bear killed a handler says the animal is a ''loving, affectionate, friendly, safe bear,'' but he is at a loss to explain how a ''simple routine'' turned tragic.
EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. - A tractor-trailer collided with a van carrying residents from a group home for the mentally disabled Thursday, flipping the vehicle onto its side and crushing it against a building. Five people were killed and seven injured.
BEIJING - By some measures, China has tied the United States as the online population leader with its government reporting that the number of Internet users there has soared to 221 million.
BEIJING - Foreigners report random ID checks. Police check on chemicals in school science labs. A music festival is postponed. With 3 1/2 months to go, China is ramping up its campaign to tighten security ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
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MIAMI - Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.
The Georgia Board of Regents announced Tuesday morning that Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel is the sole finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply the work of frightened politicians and nervous corporate bean counters scrambling for cover in the wake of another white-on-black atrocity?
Many stroke patients have a new treatment option - if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke.
Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.
WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.
A Statesboro man who police say beat a 5-year-old girl during a domestic dispute Sunday was arrested and is being held without bond.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.
MONTREAL - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.
LONDON (AP) - As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.
NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.
ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition.
A man who walked away from a Statesboro-area personal care home Saturday was found dead in Savannah Sunday evening, according to Chatham County authorities.
Jennifer Campbell Mock of the Mock Law Firm LLC in Statesboro was installed as president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia during the organization's Annual Meeting on June 19. She was sworn in by Justice Keith Blackwell of the Supreme Court of Georgia.