WASHINGTON - The United States and Iraq are focusing on five incidents where Blackwater USA guards killed civilians in Iraq this year as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ordered a high-level review board to Baghdad, U.S. officials said.
DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old. I have a friend I'll call "Betsy" whose father has hit her or tried to hit her twice. She is depressed and unhappy - clearly suffering. Aside from this abuse, I know her family is having other issues.
The Escape is going to be six years old next month. Together we've traveled over 90,000 miles. Last week I took her in for a check-up. I'd called ahead and reserved a rental car so that I wouldn't have to sit in the customer service lounge reading out-of-date magazines and listening to other customers either talk loudly on their cell phones or snore for the several hours I'd been told the check-up would take.
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Mr. and Mrs. Tim Tyree of Glennville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Leigh Ann Tyree, to Kenton Mel Mock, son of Willette Mock and the late Mel Mock of Rocky Ford.
WAUKESHA, Wis. - A man pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than 1,500 pairs of girls' shoes from area schools in a deal that calls for prosecutors to recommend probation.
Jamie Lynette Childs became the bride of Isaac Benjamin Purdy during a 4 p.m. ceremony held on March 24, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Elberton, Ga. Pastor Mike Franklin officiated.
DEAR DR. GOTT: In your past columns, I have read where some of your readers have treated severe leg cramps with quinine sulfate. I used a quinine product by the trade name Q-Vel until it was taken off the market. Since then, I have used 250-milligram tablets of quinine sulfate by prescription from my family doctor to relive severe leg cramps. These leg cramps occur in my upper-thigh area after strenuous exercise or climbing on a ladder. I use the quinine tablets only prior to or immediately after exercising or climbing. I have been using quinine for over 30 years ...
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Wiggins of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Wiggins of Longmont, Colo., to Kimberly T. Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Smith.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A cancer patient says she was left alone in a CT scanner for hours after a technician apparently forget about her, and she finally crawled out of the device, only to find herself locked in the closed clinic.
CHICAGO - A badly decomposed body found behind several vacant businesses in Calumet City this week is that of a Chicago woman reported missing nine days ago, authorities said Friday.
LONDON - Bluetongue, an animal disease previously unknown to British shores, is now officially a full-fledged outbreak, government officials said Friday.
YANGON, Myanmar - Soldiers clubbed and dragged away activists while firing tear gas and warning shots to break up demonstrations Friday before they could grow, and the government cut Internet access, raising fears that a deadly crackdown was set to intensify.
MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. - Animal rights activists are hopping mad because they can't find the wascals who've been dumping domestic wabbits all over the place.
Georgia Southern University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation to establish the Human-Environment Research Station in Milpe, Ecuador.
MELBOURNE, Australia - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.
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BROOKLET - In a script that has repeated itself several times already this season, Southeast Bulloch stood up to one of the top teams in its region, only to lose control of the game down the stretch.
SAVANNAH - It was, Portal Coach Jeff Brannen said, a typical matchup with Calvary Day School.
Stellar second-half performances saved Bulloch Academy from a pair of Region 2-AAA upsets Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON - Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.
ATLANTA - Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's second interview with the Falcons appears to have strengthened his chances of becoming Atlanta's next coach.
HONOLULU - Some of the best golf at the Ryder Cup occurred in a match hardly anyone noticed.
MELBOURNE, Australia - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
The recently reorganized Statesboro Jaycees chapter announced its first fundraising effort, a Boston butt sale, to procure funds to help five nonprofit organizations in the community this year.
CLARKSON, Ky. - The father of a 13-year-old girl who police say went on a multi-state crime spree with her older boyfriend said Tuesday that he is not angry with the 18-year-old.
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.