WASHINGTON - The Bush administration reported Thursday that the federal budget deficit fell to $162.8 billion in the just-completed budget year, the lowest amount of red ink in five years.
LYNN, Mass - Adrian Exley was wrapped tightly in heavy plastic, then bound with duct tape. A leather hood was put over his head with a thin plastic straw inserted so that he could breathe, and he was shut up in a closet.
ATLANTA - About a third of U.S. adults with arthritis say the chronic condition - the nation's leading cause of disability - has limited their ability to work, the government said Thursday.
ATLANTA - John Schuerholz stepped aside as general manager of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday to become team president after assembling teams that won a record 14 straight division titles and the 1995 World Series championship.
DEAR ABBY: I am 14 and in high school. There's this boy, "Jon," who has liked me for a long time. Recently a friend of his asked me if I'd ever consider being Jon's girlfriend. I told him no. I said I liked Jon, just not in that way. Obviously, the friend told Jon.
A banged-up bunch of Bulloch Academy Gators crawl out of the swamp tonight after a three-week homestand to begin region play on the road in Waynesboro.
(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.)
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 88-year-old male in reasonably good health. I have no heart problems, cancer or diabetes. I do have low blood pressure and have never smoked or done drugs.
The year ahead could be a rather exciting period of time. You will be able to break out of any nagging, sullen moods and discover new vistas, such as a romantic situation that could get serious.
Yesterday, I mentioned that holding intermediate spot-cards -10s, nines and eights - is often beneficial. This deal, from a social game in Denver, provides another example. And it features a suit combination that many misplay.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - An Egyptian plane carrying 163 people to Warsaw caught fire Thursday after making an emergency landing at Istanbul's international airport, a government official said. One passenger was slightly injured.
DEAR DR. GOTT: One hot summer, my husband and I went to a Little League baseball game. The mosquitoes were thick. Everyone was slapping at them but to no avail. We were not bothered by them. Lots of them were only circling around us. Why, you ask? Because we had taken garlic tablets. They work to keep the mosquitoes away. We have used the tablets for years. They work every time, and there is no odor.
DEAR ABBY: Your response to "Smitten in North Texas" (Aug. 17), who was romantically interested in his deceased father's wife, was not entirely correct.
A bit more traveling and moving about in wider circles is indicated for you in the year ahead. Valuable contacts will come out of this, providing benefits for you both socially and commercially.
Most tricks are won by aces, kings, queens and trumps. But lower cards, even nines and eights, can be valuable too - as in this deal.
You're preoccupied with work, school, children and other responsibilities that you tend to forget what it means to enjoy your inner peace. Bringing peace into your life is easy. Some people make it difficult because they choose to overlook it or even live in anger. They complain, criticize and detest everything around them. Obviously, not everything goes as planned but instead of living in chaos and distress, stop what you are doing for a moment and think of the positive things in your life. Peace comes with positivity.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.
FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. - Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.
Mr. Brett McCorkle and Ms. Susan McCorkle of Hinesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Suzanne Sittle, to Jason Robert Franklin, son of Robert and Connie Franklin of Metter.
David and Ann Perdue of Statesboro, Georgia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2014, and enjoyed visiting with family and friends over the weekend in Augusta. Mr. and Mrs. Perdue were married on July 11, 1964, at the First Advent Christian Church in Augusta. They lived in Augusta before moving to Statesboro, where they have become lifelong residents. David and Ann have three sons: David E. Perdue, Andy Elmer Perdue and Lee A. Perdue and his wife, Susan. The couple has been blessed with a precious granddaughter, Ginger.
Q: Since our daughter - now 2 years old - was born, we have lived with my parents. Being the first and only grandchild, she has been the center of attention. Several months ago, our son was born and we moved into our own home. Almost immediately, our daughter began pulling her hair out, sometimes in handfuls. Doctors have said she does it for attention and we should just ignore it. That's what we've done but it has not stopped. It's now gotten so bad that I've cut her hair because the side she pulls has gotten so ...
DLocal officer completes DUI training course
On June 18, 25 members of the Statesboro Youth Chorale serenaded passengers of the 11:38 a.m. Jet Blue flight from Savannah to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
NEW YORK - Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
I am lying on my back. The darkness outside the window has a green tinge to it, as though the night has mildewed. If there is a moon or any stars, they are blocked by the limp branches of the mimosa trees and the shed in the backyard - neither of which I can see, both of which I know are there. Also, there is the clothesline where my mother hangs the wet sheets and towels that flap and flap and flap and come back inside dry.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt.
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ATLANTA - Cole Hamels held the Braves to four hits through seven innings, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 2-1 on Saturday night.