PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will pay $20 million but avoid criminal charges following a federal investigation into improper lobbying of stage legislators by its executives.
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted for a contempt citation against presidential confidants Karl Rove and Josh Bolten on Thursday, the latest move in an inquiry into possibly politically motivated firings of federal prosecutors.
LAS VEGAS - An 18-year-old man was arrested in a shooting at a school bus stop that wounded six young people, police said, and authorities were searching Thursday for a second suspect.
COLUMBIA, Conn. - A deadly winter storm brought snow and sleet to the Northeast on Thursday, while crews in the Plains and Midwest worked to restore power to hundreds of thousands of people left in the dark in its ice-coated wake.
WASHINGTON - Merck & Co. is making a third try to sell the granddaddy of the famed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs without a prescription.
Most deals feature standard card-play techniques: count winners, count losers, establish tricks, gain trump tricks by ruffing, and so on. But the deals that sort the women out from the girls are those requiring more specialized handling. Englishman David Bird has put a good selection of these into "Off-Road Declarer Play" (Master Point Press).
WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday approved an intelligence bill that bans the CIA from using waterboarding, mock executions and other harsh interrogation methods.
SAN ANTONIO - Thousands of breast cancer patients each year could be spared chemotherapy or get gentler versions of it without harming their odds of beating the disease, new research suggests.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - At Appalachian State, it's called ''The Game For The Ages.'' Fans wanting a way to commemorate the Mountaineers' shocking upset of Michigan can get limited edition artwork, travel mugs, posters and T-shirts.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's new president reacted angrily Thursday to U.S. charges that a suitcase full of Venezuelan cash seized by customs was intended to finance her campaign, calling it an example of ''garbage in international politics.''
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates, which had been sliding, went up this week, disappointing news to would-be home buyers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Hispanics say the immigration debate and Congress' failure to overhaul immigration laws has hurt them, and many fear deportation for themselves, a relative or close friend, a poll showed Thursday.
NEW YORK - Ricky Santos capped one of the most prolific college careers a quarterback has ever had with an All-America season.
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials on Wednesday suggested that any past nuclear cooperation between North Korea and Syria would not scuttle nuclear disarmament talks with Pyongyang, provided the Asian country proves no cooperation is happening now.
PORTLAND, Ore. - A highway blocked by a landslide had been cleared of a soupy mixture of gravel, mud and trees Wednesday but it remained closed because water was still rushing across the pavement.
AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship.
ATLANTA - A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.
The 28th annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held Tuesday through Thursday, centrally located out of the Savannah area.
If you believe in yesterday or have had a hard day's night, then the Averitt Center for the Arts invites you to get your ticket to ride and relive Beatlemania on Saturday.
Vaden Automotive Group was named recently the "2014 F&I Dealer of the Year" by "F&I and Showroom Magazine" for achievements in Finance and Insurance profitability and commitment to regulatory compliance.
It's been 40 years, and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC is still trucking.
When my daughter Edie Grace was 5, her favorite Disney movie was "Ice Princess." She must have watched that movie a thousand times before she actually had the opportunity to hit the ice.
A suspicious package found Monday morning at the Statesboro Veterans Affairs office turned out to be only a couple boxes of books.
An 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student was found unresponsive Friday at her off-campus apartment, and she was later pronounced dead, the university announced Monday morning.
Mrs. Marsa Fortner of Statesboro announces the engagement of her son, Carson Leslie Fortner of Brooklet, to Kelli Marie Bullock, daughter of Kim and Bonnie Bullock of Kite, Georgia. Carson is the son of the late Phil Fortner of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Price of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Veal Price, to Michael Gerard Allain, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Elmore Allain of Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry N. Collins of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Almarie "Marie" Collins, to Frank Morris "Coe" Cotton III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Cotton Jr. of Leesburg, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis G. Clark of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Kay Clark, to William Blake Bloser, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Bloser of Warner Robins.
Q: I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with homework. I want him to be independent. What are your thoughts on this?
Delete Question: A friend sent photos of the blue butterflies now at the butterfly house at Callaway Gardens. Can I attract this butterfly to my garden?