CHICAGO - The telltale signs are ominous: teens holing up in their rooms, ignoring friends, family, even food and a shower, while grades plummet and belligerence soars.
NEW YORK - An experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease seemed to improve symptoms - dramatically so, for one 59-year-old man - without causing side effects in an early study of a dozen patients.
BAGHDAD - The U.S. command announced Thursday the deaths of 14 more American troops, most killed in powerful roadside bombs in Baghdad. Thick, black smoke rose from the heavily fortified Green Zone after a mortar barrage as militants struck back despite a massive military offensive.
ATLANTA - This sounds familiar.
ATLANTA - Julian Tavarez pitched seven scoreless innings, switching to cruise control after the Boston Red Sox homered three times in the first two innings on the way to routing the Atlanta Braves 11-0 on Wednesday night.
More than 400 elementary school students from Bulloch County entered the America-Where Eagles Soar coloring contest. The winners were announced and presented with awards yesterday at a reception held at Sea Island Bank.
For students just out of high school, life at college can be overwhelming. Newfound independence, a vibrant social scene and advanced academics force freshmen to adjust quickly.
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons' practice headquarters is located only about an hour from Athens, the home of the University of Georgia.
What does it mean if your right-hand opponent opens one of a suit and you make an immediate jump cue-bid, overcalling three of that suit?
DEAR ABBY: One of my female co-workers regularly scrutinizes the wardrobe and accessories of all the other co-workers, male and female. Her scrutiny is so detailed that she notices the littlest thing - even a change in nail polish color, or the buttons on a jacket.
You might be extremely fortunate in bringing one or more parties together for a commercial purpose that turns out to be quite successful. In the process, you'll derive a large reward or bonus of some kind.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column in our newspaper, and I continue to be amazed at how you are so good to answer your readers' questions. I learn something from you each time. Now, I am asking for your help.
WASHINGTON - Shaking a pillar of President Bush's foreign aid policy, the House moved Thursday toward passing legislation that would allow contraceptive grants to groups overseas that offer abortions.
WASHINGTON - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to leave the Republicans six years after he stopped being a Democrat makes him a man without a party.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.
The Averitt Center for the Arts will kick off the holiday season with "Christmas Around the World" performances this weekend.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
There are likely many kind, good-hearted people in your life who wish you well. Sometimes your needs may clash with theirs. Or they might be under stress or simply having a bad day. Or they may just have an honest disagreement with you. That doesn't make them toxic. There are, however, people who are toxic. Those people should be avoided, if possible.
Budgeting for a big family means stretching resources and making expenditures do double duty (or more). Here are eight budget categories to help you use it up, wear it out, make it do or go without.
WASHINGTON - Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.
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It was champion against champion in the final game on the second day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Wednesday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer - the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions.
What a difference one offseason can make.
The Oakland Raiders have gone a calendar year without a victory.
PHILADELPHIA - The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games.