SAN JOSE DEL GUAVIARE, Colombia - Colombian rebels freed four lawmakers on Wednesday after holding them for at least six years each, the guerrillas' second hostage release this year as they seek to persuade the international community to strike them from lists of terrorist organizations.
SDEROT, Israel - A Palestinian rocket slammed into a college campus in this southern Israeli town, killing a student and raising the likelihood of a new wave of heavy fighting between the Israeli army and militants in the Gaza Strip.
WASHINGTON - A House committee on Wednesday voted to more than triple spending for a global AIDS program that has proven to be one of the Bush administration's most successful and popular foreign policy initiatives.
WASHINGTON - An investigation into allegations the Marine Corps delayed sending blast-resistant trucks to Iraq also will examine whether the Marines were negligent in delivering a laser to divert drivers and people from checkpoints and convoys, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is ready to lower interest rates again to brace the wobbly economy even as zooming oil prices spread inflation, Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled to Congress on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - President Bush, acknowledging that the U.S. needs to burnish its image in the Islamic world, named a Texas entrepreneur as liaison to The Organization of the Islamic Conference.
BRIGHTON, England - The FBI said Wednesday the men accused of trying to blow up U.S.-bound airliners had no obvious links to support networks in the United States, but warned that the greatest terror threat for Americans still may lurk within their own borders.
MOSCOW - Dmitry Medvedev has faced little public criticism as he coasts toward Russia's presidency. But a fringe extremist group is trying to stir up voters to turn against him in Sunday's election with claims the candidate might have Jewish roots.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Empty classrooms, educators clashing with police, anxious students - a weeklong teachers strike in Puerto Rico is dealing a blow to a public school system already struggling to reach U.S. benchmarks and reduce the highest dropout rate in America.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's election victors vowed Wednesday to drastically reduce the powers of President Pervez Musharraf - even if they lack the strength in the new Parliament to drive him out of office.
BRISBANE, Australia - A 16-foot python stalked a family dog for days before swallowing the pet whole in front of horrified children in the Australian tropics, animal experts said Wednesday.
TYLER, Texas - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain mocked Barack Obama's view of al-Qaida in Iraq, and Democratic contender responded that GOP policies brought the terrorist group there.
Georgia Southern heads back out on the road and return to their Southern Conference schedule Thursday with a clash against the College of Charleston.
NEW ORLEANS - Since Hurricane Katrina flooded his home 30 months ago, Donald Collins says, he has fled to an evacuation center, huddled in an abandoned house and lived in a tent outside City Hall. Eventually the former sanitation worker migrated to a downtown underpass where crack sales and clothing donations seem equally common.
WASHINGTON - Once again, professional sports and their leaders were hauled up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday by lawmakers who say they might try once again to legislate drug-testing policies for U.S. leagues.
SLATON, Texas - It doesn't seem like a penny is worth its weight in copper today, but 500 pounds of pennies is still worth a lot.
Marriage tips come in all shapes and sizes, from the desperately needed to the unasked for. A lot of times we know what we should do, but prefer to do what we "want" to do. In other words, we cave into our prodding anger or false pride. Or we act in ways we know won't bring a good result, but we go for it anyway. It's a lot like banging the TV on its side because the WIFI isn't working. Really? Does that ever work? It is always better to figure things out before reacting.
BOSTON - A victim of one of Mark Wahlberg's racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in segregated Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn't be granted a pardon for his crimes.
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A team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Monday who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The drama surrounding two teenage sweethearts on the run from the law ended quietly and unceremoniously in a Florida beach town.
WASHINGTON - Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.
From the Portal Panthers in the 2008 GHSA basketball final four, to the unforgettable GSU win over the Florida Gators on the gridiron in 2013 and the program's first Sun Belt title the following year, I've covered a lot of great moments in the pages of the Statesboro Herald.
RENTON, Wash. - A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl.
Tony Dungy was an up-and-coming NFL assistant in his early 30s when he met with the Green Bay Packers about their opening for a head coach in 1988.
The final "Jeopardy!" category is Super Bowl XLIX, and the clue is: "You mad, bro?"
The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
ATLANTA - The NBA's best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks' winning streak intact.
Marc and Danielle Nauts are the owners of B&R Accounting & Taxes at 45 East Main Street. They share office space with their other company, B&R Treasures & Treats.
Late one Sunday evening, 11 years ago, Dr. John Gerguis called me at home. My dad had an appointment with him the next morning and he felt that it would be best for me to come along.