WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Wednesday ordered federal safety regulators to limit popcorn plant workers' exposure to a flavoring chemical linked to a lung ailment, saying further delay could cost lives.
WASHINGTON - Unhappy with the Pentagon's oversight of its private contractors in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has dispatched a fact-finding team to probe further into the problem, officials said Wednesday.
BOSTON - A Harvard student must be allowed extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she can pump breast milk to feed her 4-month-old daughter, a Massachusetts appeals court judge ruled Wednesday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am in my late 80s. I am told I have a total cholesterol of 402. My doctor wants to put me on Lipitor. I hear there are a lot of side effects from this pill.
You hand someone two dollars and he gives you three in return. Isn't that a profitable trade? It can be the same at the bridge table. If you give away a trick and get two in return, or you give away two and get three in return, you will be on the road to success.
PHILADELPHIA - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and Chipper Jones had a two-run shot, helping the Atlanta Braves keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
In the year ahead, you could find yourself being dragged into a reluctant partnership arrangement with someone you may not like too well. Even though it may not be what you want, it could generate collective benefits.
Statesboro's Nic Lanier is the go-to guy. That's saying something when the Blue Devils consistently hand the ball off to five or six running backs a game.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Communications equipment failed Tuesday at a regional air-traffic control center, shutting down all airline traffic within 250 miles of Memphis and causing a ripple effect across the country that grounded dozens of passenger and cargo flights.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Two inmates classified as minimum security prisoners bolted from a work detail after wresting weapons from a pair of guards, trading gunfire with officers, stealing a truck and running down a guard who was on horseback, killing her.
DEAR ABBY: I find myself in a situation I am not sure how to handle. My mother has adopted my 10-year-old nephew. The boy has severe mental and emotional problems because of the home environment he was in with my sister.
UNITED NATIONS - The French president said Tuesday the international standoff over Iran's nuclear program will only be resolved with a combination of ''firmness and dialogue,'' while Germany's leader threatened tougher sanctions if the country refuses to cooperate.
DETROIT - The 1970 United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors Corp. went on for 69 days and helped push the nation into a recession. This time, industry watchers predict that the current strike will be a short one.
WASHINGTON - House Democrats prepared for a mixed victory on children's health insurance Tuesday, predicting enough votes to expand a 10-year-old state-federal program but not enough to override President Bush's promised veto later this fall.
LOS ANGELES - After three weeks of box office dominance, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" ceded its reign to "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated international charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of its North America release this week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.
Bulloch Academy basketball sweeps
PORTAL - Just one week after an overtime epic at the Devil's Den, Statesboro and Portal once again took to the court.
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ATLANTA - Georgia's transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol.
When Ja'Mario Walker met legendary Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson, his first words were, "Hey, A.P., I can beat you in a race."
PORTAL - Over the last few seasons, Portal and Calvary Day have had plenty of classic shootouts in the Region 3-A tournament.
Bulloch Academy is no stranger to success on the wrestling mat, but this season offers a whole new host of opponents for the Gators to stack up
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers took down visiting Jenkins County with a 67-59 win on Friday.
NEW YORK - It was just two guys talking football and posing for pictures with a big bronze trophy.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Another Falcons practice without Julio Jones was followed by another vote of confidence from coach Mike Smith that the star wide receiver will make it back from his hip injury this week.
ATLANTA - Warren Singletary scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and Hawkinsville defeated Irwin County, 15-6, for the Georgia High School Association Class A-Public state football title on Friday at the Georgia Dome.