BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The American death toll for October climbed past 100, a grim milestone as a White House envoy turned up unexpectedly in Baghdad on Monday following a rough patch in U.S.-Iraqi ties. At least 81 people were killed across Iraq, including 33 in a bombing targeting workers.
LONDON - Raising the stakes in the global warming dispute with the United States and China, Britain issued a sweeping report Monday warning that the Earth faces a calamity on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression unless urgent action is taken.
The year ahead should be anything but a boring one for you. Exciting things are likely to occur all around you in your present field of endeavor, as well as in your personal life, bringing joy and happiness in their wake.
Sir Winston Churchill said, "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
ABUJA, Nigeria - A plane crash that killed 96 people in Nigeria might have been averted if the pilot had heeded advice from air traffic controllers to wait for a lightning storm to clear before taking off, the aviation minister said Monday.
BEIJING - The U.S. and Chinese governments announced Tuesday that North Korea agreed to rejoin six-nation nuclear disarmament talks, a surprise diplomatic breakthrough that comes only three weeks after the communist regime conducted its first known atomic test.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Exploiting GOP vulnerability in the Nov. 7 elections, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki flexed his political muscle Tuesday and won U.S. agreement to lift military blockades on Sadr City and another Shiite enclave where an American soldier was abducted.
CHICAGO - In a small study with big implications, researchers found some of the strongest evidence yet that sudden infant death syndrome - a medical and sometimes legal mystery once known as crib death - may be caused by brain stem abnormalities.
"I'm a middle-class taxpayer like most of you readers. I am tired of the less tax argument. When a millionaire can get a tax break greater than my income, that's wrong. I do not have an estate large enough to be taxed, so it seems the only people who care are the rich on this one, too. When will our congressman do it, something that will help us?"
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
More opportunities than usual will be coming your way, so take direct control over those situations that affect your personal interests. With you in charge, things will evolve as you like.
Stephan Rechtschaffen, a pioneer in the wellness movement and founder of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, wrote, "We ... anticipate what's to come, then ignore what's actually here." That might be applied to this deal. How should East defend against three no-trump after his partner leads the spade two?
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been a candidate for hip surgery for the past five years, although my doctor has discouraged it. X-rays show bone on bone. Three cortisone shots helped, but the relief was brief.
DEAR ABBY: I identified with the woman signed "No Hugs, Please," who complained of a man who considers himself a "good Christian" yet dispenses lecherous hugs in the name of fellowship. I am a slim, attractive female who is a United Methodist minister, and three older men in our church fall into the same category. Here's how I handled it:
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Two week ago, P.J. Alexander was home in Denver, working out daily on his own but unsure if he'd ever have another chance to play.
PORTAL - It was barely a contest Tuesday afternoon as Portal bats and gloves alike caught fire to blow Claxton out of the water.
ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.
ATLANTA - The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.
The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins.
Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.
ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.
ATHENS - Perhaps Georgia's depth at tailback didn't take an immediate hit after all when freshman Nick Chubb had surgery on Monday to repair his fractured left thumb.
Statesboro High will honor its 1964 football team on its 50th reunion on Sept. 26-27.
The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.
MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.
Hundreds of people joined community leaders Tuesday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau's Regional Visitors Center.
Constitution Week begins Wednesday and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 23, celebrating the 227th anniversary of the signing of this great document.
On Friday and Saturday, several local businesses will participate in a Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale.