NEWARK, N.J. - The four college-age friends who were hanging out in a schoolyard late on a Saturday night were the type of children who make hometowns proud, especially hard-luck hometowns like this one.
DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old, and for 13 years I have known that I am adopted. My friend tells me that she thinks she has found my real mother - that she goes to her church. I'm really confused.
NEW YORK - Wall Street closed out a difficult week with a mixed finish Friday after the Federal Reserve injected billions of dollars into the banking system to calm markets torn by worries about evaporating credit. The Dow Jones industrials, down more than 200 points during the session, ended with just a 31-point deficit and managed to post a gain for the week.
NEW YORK - Increasingly, American consumers are shopping for health care the way they buy a hamburger or milk shake at a fast-food chain: By standing in line at a local store under a menu.
HUNTINGTON, Utah - Rescuers drilling a tiny hole nearly 1,900 feet deep to make contact with six coal miners caught in a cave-in four days ago might have missed and punched into a neighboring chamber, officials said Friday.
Yaderlin Jimenez was an illegal immigrant facing deportation. Her husband, a U.S. citizen and soldier, couldn't help her because he was missing after an insurgent attack in Iraq.
DEAR DR. GOTT: With all the natural remedies you get for things, like Vicks for fungus on the toenails and the soap in the sheets for cramps, I decided to send you mine. I read in an article about what you can use banana peels for, and the one that stuck out for me was for warts. It said to put a small piece of the peel on the wart and bandage it, and it would fall off after several days. I thought to myself, if it works for warts on hands, I wonder if it would work for plantar ...
Look at the South hand. With neither side vulnerable, your left-hand opponent deals and opens one diamond. Your partner makes a takeout double. And righty passes. How would you plan the auction?
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ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.
Conditions that directly affect your personal desires and objectives could be subjected to favorable changes. Your new direction will be more lasting and gratifying with everything you do.
ATLANTA - Each week, prison guards brought Sherri Painter a fresh tube of SpringFresh toothpaste. She was OK with the spearmint taste, plus it was good at removing stains and cleaning shoes.
LONDON - It has chimed through freezing winters, fierce storms and World War II bombing raids. But old age will silence Big Ben's bongs - at least temporarily.
NEW YORK - Bases loaded, nobody out, one-run game. Billy Wagner never lost his cool on a sweltering night at Shea Stadium, and the New York Mets hung on for a big victory against Atlanta.
Wagner escaped a major jam in the ninth inning and Moises Alou hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth to help New York edge the Braves 4-3 on Wednesday.
MIAMI - Government forecasters minimally reduced their prediction for the Atlantic hurricane season Thursday, but said that up to nine hurricanes and up to 16 tropical storms are expected to form, still a busier-than-average season.
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Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Taylor ReAnn Miles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Dale Miles of Hazlehurst, and William Bradford Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Moore Stewart Jr. of Statesboro.
A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting."
MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.
Mr. and Mrs. Robin Rich of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Rich, to Jacob Todd Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zeigler of Statesboro.
(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.
A flock of blackbirds covers the field. Two hundred, maybe. Silent and still before rising, as though at the lift of some unseen maestro's baton, into the air in one loud flap like a bleached sheet on a clothesline. I watch and listen and shiver. Blackbirds. Sign of cold weather.
FERGUSON, Mo. - A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.
ATHENS - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.
PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.
FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.
An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.