BOSTON - If you're sad and shopping, watch your wallet: A new study shows people's spending judgment goes out the window when they're down, especially if they're a bit self-absorbed.
SEATTLE - Near-perfect knockoffs of 21 different Microsoft programs began surfacing around the world just over a decade ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bartley of LaGrange, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Leigh Bartley of LaGrange, to Steven Earle Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tanner.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Roberson of Brooklet are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Kae Roberson, to James Matthew Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary H. Morris of Stilson.
DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler LLC could reduce its vehicles and dealerships significantly under a tentative plan called Project Genesis, a Chrysler dealer in Texas said Friday.
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that electrocution is cruel and unusual punishment, outlawing the electric chair in the only state that still used it as its sole means of execution.
LOS ANGELES - Police on Friday were trying to piece together the motives of a gunman who went on an hours-long rampage and engaged police in an 11-hour standoff a day earlier.
April, Arshe and Theron of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their mother, Miss Irene Sapp Johnson, to Mr. Calvin Walker. The future groom is the son of Theron Coney of Metter and Almeta Mincey Reed of Statesboro.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. - A gunman carrying a grudge against City Hall left a suicide note on his bed warning ''The truth will come out in the end,'' before he went on a deadly shooting spree at a council meeting, his brother told The Associated Press on Friday.
PORT WENTWORTH - A powerful explosion that ignited in a storage silo at a sugar refinery killed at least four people, injured dozens of the more than 100 employees working the night shift and all but demolished the plant that's been a core part of this small community's economy for 90 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. and Lori T. Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Irene Lee, to Brian Michael Bradley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Patricia B. Bradley of Claxton.
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NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's rival political parties appear close to an agreement to share power, working on the details of a deal to end weeks of postelection bloodshed that has killed more than 1,000 people, the chief mediator and a leading negotiator said Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus O. Hendrix Jr. of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Joey Waters Hendrix of Statesboro, to Loyd Alexander Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd A. Morris.
By HORACE HOLLOMAN
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.
FLOWERY BRANCH,- Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.
NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.
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ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't ready to panic just because the Atlanta Braves have lost two straight games.
The regular season is over for Statesboro High School's baseball team and despite a rocky season, the Blue Devils are just two wins away from the state playoffs.
DES MOINES, Iowa - For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.
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ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.
BROOKLET - Andrew Kalaani scored two second half goals to lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-1 win over Jenkins in the first round of the Region 1-AAA playoffs Tuesday night and clinching a spot in the state playoffs.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.
The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. He is the Masters champion.
By RALPH D. RUSSO