We rarely can depend upon Lady Luck intervening in endeavors we're hoping to launch, so in the year ahead, make it a point to bank totally on yourself and your efforts. If Dame Fortune happens to appear, you'll be all the richer for it.
HARLAN, Ky. - Jerry Blevins has stood for weeks on a picket line with his fellow nurses, thinking about his mortgage, his tearful wife, his four children.
English author Samuel Butler, who died in 1902, wrote, "Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbors, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them."
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday warned of new unrest in Lebanon and urged all parties to remain calm after the country's parliament was unable to elect a new president as required by the constitution.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Jeff and Diana Kerr fell in love with the Guatemalan baby girl the moment they saw her photograph. The Minnesota couple decorated her pink and white nursery with pictures of flowers and butterflies, but now they don't know if the 8-month-old will ever become their daughter.
Do our children know our family history? Families who are resilient and function well have a sense of connection to the past. Our history provides roots and a sense of belonging that we all need to feel secure and to have an understanding of who we are.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is turning 65 soon, and I have noticed the following changes in him. He can get emotional very easily and cry. In a group of people watching a concert, he sleeps. When he starts to snore and I wake him up, he claims he wasn't asleep. I have to repeat things over and over for him. I know he has a hearing problem, but he refuses to get a hearing aid. He gets a physical exam every year, and he has been told he is fine. He has memory lapses. I notice that other ...
BEIJING - Authorities may need DNA tests to help identify 29 disfigured bodies that were pulled from the rubble of a landslide in mountainous central China, a state-run news agency reported Saturday.
DEAR ABBY: I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She's now 7 weeks old, and I am just now getting to where I can start exercising to get the baby fat off.
C.C. Colton, an English author and clergyman, wrote, "It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends." But if someone is learning, someone else is instructing, even if only through the printed word.
WASHINGTON - A long-simmering dispute between the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and the cable television industry has reached a boiling point, with a potential showdown shaping up for the agency's meeting Tuesday.
The more contacts you make socially in the year ahead, the better your chances for more than one of them proving to be quite helpful in a number of areas in your life. Try to establish relationships with those who have good reputations.
Author Maya Angelou said in an interview, "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels."
French scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, "The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first."
It's been a quick transition from the football field to the basketball court for many Portal Panthers, and for Steven Cox, it's no exception.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.
After some reflection I've concluded that a goodly portion of my life has been consumed with picking up stuff.
Response to an argument over money and to locate a wanted person led law enforcement to find meth labs in two separate locations over the weekend.
An uptick in reports of fake money have police warning citizens to be careful.
ATLANTA - Finishing a nuclear power plant in Georgia may take almost a year longer than expected, a government monitor said Tuesday in testimony that raises the possibility of a delay costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
The 2014 edition of the Nights of Lights at Guido Gardens will begin Thursday.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over.
SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.
Are you one of those men that wait until Christmas Eve to buy your wife's gift? She probably has had your gift for weeks, and it is already wrapped and placed under the tree, but you just can't figure out what to get her. While I can't tell you the perfect gift to give your wife, I can tell you what NOT to give her. I must mention that while the following list is pretty accurate, everyone is different. You may have a gourmet chef as your wife, so some fancy frying pan is just what she ...
They're the most familiar names at this time of year, but Mary and Joseph are disappearing from the cultural landscape as quickly as Santa's sleigh at daybreak.
A recent survey by SunTrust Banks found nearly 40 percent of consumers feel pressured to spend more than they can afford this holiday season.
The holiday season is a time of giving. We give of ourselves because we want to be "the good guy." We want to be helpful, well-regarded, valued and, of course, our hearts tell us that giving is the right thing to do. Plus, giving feels just plain good.
WASHINGTON - Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh welcomes a sit-down with 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke to discuss the future - his future - after a season that will end in two weeks without a playoff berth for the first time during his four-year tenure.