BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama's largest county appears headed for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a $3.2 billion mess created by the nation's credit crunch and a colossal, corruption-riddled sewer project.
DEAR DR. GOTT: What are some of the side effects of prednisone or an overdose of it? My elderly dad (age 82) is in fairly healthy. He came down with a cold a few months ago. He saw his doctor, who prescribed prednisone, two pills by mouth four times a day for five days. After taking it for four days, he became delirious and nearly lost consciousness. He went back to the doctor who simply said, "Oh, yeah."
HINESVILLE - The Statesboro Blue Devils missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt as time expired to tie Bradwell Institute 14-14 in a preseason scrimmage Friday.
DETROIT - A judge ruled Friday that there's enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on two felony assault charges stemming from a confrontation with two investigators.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Officials briefly confiscated the passports of Zimbabwe's top opposition leader and two aides as they tried to fly to South Africa Thursday to attend a regional summit.
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When you get a bright idea in the year ahead, put it to the test because your own resourcefulness and imagination will find ingenious ways to further your ambitions and add to your holdings.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 62 years old and in good health. I work 37 to 40 hours per week, and take lisinopril, levothyroxine and an 81 mg aspirin daily. I have two issues I would like your opinion on.
DEAR ABBY: I am 14 years old and the daughter of a successful businessman. Daddy recently announced that we have been invited to the bat mitzvah of the daughter of one of his co-workers. I don't want to go.
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber struck Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad, killing at least 26 people and wounding dozens, police said. It was the deadliest in a series of attacks on travelers heading to the holy city of Karbala for a major religious festival.
PARIS - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a cease-fire agreement with Russia that includes apparent concessions to Moscow but preserves Georgian borders, a U.S. official said Thursday.
TBILISI, Georgia - Some of the first tangible American support for Georgia was visible Thursday in a storeroom at a grim Tbilisi hospital: a dozen crates of medical equipment marked with Stars-and-Stripes stickers and the words ''USA: Operation Provide Hope.''
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he sees no need to invoke American military force in the war between Russia and Georgia and that U.S.-Russian relations could suffer for years if Moscow doesn't retreat. The White House said it was ignoring Russian ''bluster'' about Georgia never regaining disputed border regions.
MOSCOW - After a brief victorious war, the Kremlin must decide what to do with its triumph.
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