MERKA, Somalia - The handful of grain Abiye Omar clutches in her skinny hand has traveled a long way from the fertile fields of midwestern America to this desolate Somali seaside town.
WASHINGTON - Democrats running Congress for the first time in more than a decade faltered at key points this year as they grudgingly passed important bills opposed by many, or even most, of their House members. When Republicans were in charge, they generally avoided a similar fate.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Wendy Derkits stood in front of the camera to deliver a holiday message thousands of miles away.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Jurors worked a rare weekend session Saturday as they struggled to reach a verdict in the trial of a black father accused of killing a white teenager during a racially charged encounter outside the man's home.
When it comes to paying for college, cash-strapped families have had a few good tidings of late. A string of elite, private colleges have announced major boosts in financial aid.
Most Chinese fortune cookie mottoes are uninteresting, but I had one last month that was good: A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.
In the year ahead, there are strong indications that you will increase your earning capacity considerably. Events and circumstances will provide the possibilities, but you must provide the motivation to jump into the heat of the battle.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 66-year-old cashier and stand eight hours a day. My previous job for many years was that of a waitress. The work I've done has created corns on several of my toes, and they really bother me. I have never seen anything in your column about this uncomfortable issue. My mother and one of my sisters were really bothered with them, also.
I don't really mind 80-degree weather in December. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I prefer it. I can sit on the deck and read the Sunday paper. I can take the dogs rambling wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I can get out of bed without gritting my teeth in preparation for the feel of cold tile on my bare feet.
DEAR ABBY: I have a special cake recipe that I have perfected over the years. I get compliments on it and requests for the recipe every time I take one to any non-family gathering.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A small cruise ship that ran aground last spring did so under the watch of a 22-year-old navigator fresh out of a maritime academy with no formal knowledge of Alaska waters, according to federal investigators.
Waste comes in many forms during the holiday season. Here are some tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on ways you and your family can help conserve resources this holiday season.
Mr. and Mrs. Alva Joseph Hopkins III of Folkston, Ga., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Ann Hopkins, to Ronald Gregory "Greg" Johnson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gregory Johnson of Swainsboro.
Although life expectancy has risen considerably in this country, we still face significant health challenges in the 21st century. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, and diabetes, account for approximately 70 percent of all deaths in the United States. Data indicate that more than 90 million Americans live with a chronic illness and 25 million people experience either disability or physical activity limitations due to these conditions. In addition to the personal burden, the medical care costs of people with chronic diseases are staggering and account for approximately 75 percent of the nation's health care budget.
ATLANTA - Two more young men have been freed after serving time in jail for a case involving a 17-year-old who had consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl.
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As the regular season winds down and games become more important, every team wants a solid offensive threat that it can rely on.
DUBLIN - Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix finished first and second respectively to propel the Bulloch Academy girls' cross country team to the GISA Region 2-AAA championship Monday.
Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.
Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.
The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.
ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.
ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.
Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.
Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.
As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.
AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.
Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.