WASHINGTON - When President Bush, once a Texas oilman, asked Saudi Arabia to pump more crude, he may have forgotten that the Saudis have a long memory. And that made it a good bet his mission this past week would produce a dry hole.
LAFAYETTE, La. - Six cars of a freight train derailed early Saturday, including one that began leaking hydrochloric acid, causing thousands of people to evacuate homes, businesses and two nursing homes within one mile of the wreck.
ANGELS CAMP, Calif. - State investigators were trying to determine what caused a spinning carnival ride at a county fair to collapse and injure all 24 people aboard.
BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was airlifted to a hospital Saturday after suffering a seizure at his home, and did not appear to have had a stroke as initially suspected, his spokeswoman said.
LOS ANGELES - A man with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire at a church festival Saturday, wounding his ex-wife and two bystanders before festival-goers grabbed him and held him for police, authorities and a church official said.
BALTIMORE - The NAACP chose 35-year-old activist and former news executive Ben Jealous as its president Saturday, making him the youngest leader in the 99-year history of the nation's largest civil rights organization.
WAYNE, N.J. - She wraps her arms around her son, gently raising the spindly 14-year-old boy off a couch to his feet. She hugs him and rubs his back, whispering ''I love you'' over and over.
Jane and Bill Anderson of Statesboro announce, with great pleasure, the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Jane Anderson, to Nicholas R. Achin of Plymouth, Mass. Nick is the son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Raymond R. Achin, USAF (Ret) of Marshfield, Mass.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's ruling coalition demanded Saturday that talks to end the country's 18-month-old political crisis tackle the issue of Hezbollah's weapons, a demand the militant group rejected.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - A late inning rally fell short as Georgia Southern dropped a 6-5 decision at Furman Saturday afternoon in the regular season finale for both teams. The Eagles close out the regular season 32-23 overall and 16-11 in the Southern Conference.
BAGHDAD - Nearly 1,000 people have been detained in a sweep to break al-Qaida in Iraq's sway in Iraq's third largest city, Mosul, but many of the fighters have fled to nearby areas, where troops are hunting for them, Iraqi officials said Saturday.
BEICHUAN, China - Rescuers pulled survivors from the rubble Friday who had been buried for four days as a strong aftershock sparked landslides near the epicenter of this week's powerful earthquake.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into a bus carrying riot police in Sri Lanka's capital Friday, killing 10 people, including eight policemen, and wounding 85 others.
WASHINGTON - Texas mayors and business leaders filed a class-action lawsuit Friday alleging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff hoodwinked landowners into waiving their property rights for construction of a fence along the Mexican border.
ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.
Statesboro police arrested a Brooklet man Wednesday believed to have robbed a convenience store as well as an individual last week.
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