French author Jules Renard said, "The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse." Was Oscar Wilde a free man? He said, "I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement." One could argue that that was not giving an excuse.
Conditions will develop in the year ahead that could enable you to take advantage of several big opportunities that are not apparent to others. The important thing is to keep the discoveries a secret until the launch date.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's top judge will be out a job after a conflict-of-interest scandal involving an exotic vacation with a coal company boss derailed his bid for another term.
LOS ANGELES - More U.S. homeowners fell behind on mortgage payments last month, driving the number of homes facing foreclosure up 65 percent versus the same month last year and contributing to a deepening slide in home values, a research company said Tuesday.
NEW YORK - A woman accused of booking johns for a high-priced call girl ring pleaded guilty Wednesday in the federal probe that brought down ''Client No. 9,'' former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Faculty members at West Virginia University were set to convene a rare meeting Wednesday to consider demanding for a second time that embattled President Mike Garrison resign over a master's degree scandal involving the governor's daughter.
KHAR, Pakistan - A suspected missile strike late Wednesday in a Pakistan border village destroyed a house and killed about a dozen people, residents and a militant spokesman said.
BEX, Switzerland - A Swiss pilot strapped on a jet-powered wing and leaped from a plane Wednesday for the first public demonstration of the homemade device, turning figure eights and soaring high above the Alps.
ATLANTA - Permitted gun owners in Georgia will soon be allowed to carry concealed weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol, aboard public transportation and in parks under a new law observers called a significant expansion of gun rights.
WASHINGTON - Army criminal investigators are looking into damage to two military helicopters on a production line at a Boeing Co. plant in suburban Philadelphia, prompting the company to shut down the line.
BAGHDAD - When a group of Iraqi envoys headed to Iran recently, they were fully prepared for some tense moments. But they also hoped to come away with something to show for it: pledges of cooperation on weakening Shiite militias in Iraq.
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WASHINGTON - The Interior Department declared the polar bear a threatened species Wednesday, saying it must be protected because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming.
WASHINGTON - Companies working on Iraq reconstruction have been accused of padding their profits through an insurance scam, leading to a criminal probe and hurried changes in the way many contracts are handled by the U.S. Army, according to internal military documents obtained by The Associated Press.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Southern grabbed an early lead but Jacksonville scored eight unanswered runs during the middle innings in a 9-4 decision Tuesday night at Sessions Stadium. The Eagles dropped to 31-21 overall while JU moved above .500 at 27-26.
In early August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in an effort to bring World War II to an end.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Carole Amason of McIntosh County, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Amason of McIntosh County, to Matthew Fitzgerald ...
Q: Do you eat the rind on cheese? I frequently encounter unfamiliar (at least to me) cheeses and do not know what to do.
The following statement is true: A child's natural response to the proper presentation of authority is obedience.
MOSCOW, Idaho - Matt Breida ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia Southern beat Idaho 44-20 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.
SALT LAKE CITY - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an ...
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ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was placed under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities on Friday as a probe into soccer corruption reached the highest levels ...
MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves have been at their best this year at Marlins Park and were again in the first inning Friday, scoring four runs ...
PORTAL - The Panthers' home opener didn't go as planned Friday as the offense continued to sputter in a 19-6 loss to Johnson County at ...
It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night when the Westfield Hornets descended on Westside Road to battle Bulloch Academy.
ATHENS - In only a few months, Greyson Lambert has gone from losing his starting job at Virginia to setting a NCAA completion-percentage record at No ...
DURHAM, N.C. - Whoever wins the Georgia Tech-Duke game will grab an early edge in the ACC's Coastal Division race.
The Screven County Gamecocks entered Friday's Region 3-AA opener against Jefferson County as the
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