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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WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths in the United States declined last year, reaching the lowest level in more than a decade, the government reported Thursday.
HOUSTON - Jurors began deliberations Thursday in a lawsuit alleging that the wife of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen physically and verbally abused a flight attendant - a claim rejected by Victoria Osteen's lawyer as a made-up story concocted to land a courtroom payday.
TRENTON, N.J. - A couple is trying to get their two children out of the Republic of Georgia after the Russian invasion of the country trapped the girls at their grandparents' farm.
PARIS - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a cease-fire agreement with Russia that includes concessions to Moscow but preserves Georgian borders, U.S. officials said Thursday.
LONDON - Batman star Christian Bale will not face charges relating to an alleged assault on his mother and sister last month, prosecutors said Thursday, suggesting their decision was based in part on the family members' wishes.
KUQA, China - A police crackdown meant to quell militants in China's rugged frontier of Xinjiang has failed to prevent a surge of attacks, and analysts say Beijing's tactics may actually be encouraging more violence among the region's usually moderate Muslims.
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ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Education approved changes Thursday to Georgia's social studies curriculum in hopes of preventing a repeat of last spring when droves of students failed state-mandated tests.
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Firefighters doused hot spots Thursday after a towering fire ripped through a luxury apartment complex built on the once blighted riverfront and left 375 people without homes.
NEW YORK - Nneka Ogwumike put up career numbers this season for Los Angeles and was arguably the most consistent impact player in the league.
WASHINGTON - The federal charges portraying Manhattan bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami as a man bent on murderous destruction set the stage for the most anticipated ...
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A 10-strikeout outing from Brinson Anne Rogers vaulted Statesboro High to what was arguably the biggest win in program history - a 3-1 defeat of Ware ...
ATLANTA - For Georgia Tech, it's a chance to put to rest all reminders of that dismal 2015 season.
WASHINGTON - This summer's weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about.
ATLANTA - Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday - through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline - after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that ...
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NEW YORK - Aaron Blair won for the first time in 13 major league starts, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs off a misfiring Noah Syndergaard ...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons coach Dan Quinn believes in the law of averages evening out.
ATHENS, Ga. - There has been good reason to question Georgia's worthiness as a Top 25 team for three straight weeks.
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