VALENCIA, Spain - Delegates from more than 140 countries agreed Friday on a scientific ''instant guide'' for policy makers, stating more forcefully than ever that climate change has begun and threatens to irreversibly alter the planet.
We rarely can depend upon Lady Luck intervening in endeavors we're hoping to launch, so in the year ahead, make it a point to bank totally on yourself and your efforts. If Dame Fortune happens to appear, you'll be all the richer for it.
HARLAN, Ky. - Jerry Blevins has stood for weeks on a picket line with his fellow nurses, thinking about his mortgage, his tearful wife, his four children.
English author Samuel Butler, who died in 1902, wrote, "Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbors, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them."
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday warned of new unrest in Lebanon and urged all parties to remain calm after the country's parliament was unable to elect a new president as required by the constitution.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Jeff and Diana Kerr fell in love with the Guatemalan baby girl the moment they saw her photograph. The Minnesota couple decorated her pink and white nursery with pictures of flowers and butterflies, but now they don't know if the 8-month-old will ever become their daughter.
Do our children know our family history? Families who are resilient and function well have a sense of connection to the past. Our history provides roots and a sense of belonging that we all need to feel secure and to have an understanding of who we are.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is turning 65 soon, and I have noticed the following changes in him. He can get emotional very easily and cry. In a group of people watching a concert, he sleeps. When he starts to snore and I wake him up, he claims he wasn't asleep. I have to repeat things over and over for him. I know he has a hearing problem, but he refuses to get a hearing aid. He gets a physical exam every year, and he has been told he is fine. He has memory lapses. I notice that other ...
BEIJING - Authorities may need DNA tests to help identify 29 disfigured bodies that were pulled from the rubble of a landslide in mountainous central China, a state-run news agency reported Saturday.
DEAR ABBY: I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She's now 7 weeks old, and I am just now getting to where I can start exercising to get the baby fat off.
C.C. Colton, an English author and clergyman, wrote, "It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends." But if someone is learning, someone else is instructing, even if only through the printed word.
WASHINGTON - A long-simmering dispute between the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and the cable television industry has reached a boiling point, with a potential showdown shaping up for the agency's meeting Tuesday.
The more contacts you make socially in the year ahead, the better your chances for more than one of them proving to be quite helpful in a number of areas in your life. Try to establish relationships with those who have good reputations.
Author Maya Angelou said in an interview, "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels."
French scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, "The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first."
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:
Mr. James Clifford Conner
Our nation needs to get its fiscal house in order, and to do so citizens must fully demand leaders who are willing to put partisan differences aside and come together to present the American people with honest solutions and consensus proposals that put the national interest ahead of special interests. That is why we were so disheartened to learn that John Barrow is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the plan recommended in 2010 by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which we co-chaired (Simpson-Bowles Commission).
Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities caused by brain and spinal cord injury. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved more people survive traumatic injury, but many then face a lifetime of physical, behavioral and cognitive impairments requiring ongoing support services. On any given day in communities all across Georgia, survivors of brain and spinal cord injury and their caregivers gather together in support groups to share the struggles they face living with these lifelong impairments. Astoundingly, there are over 75,800 newly injured Georgians each year, and close to 50 percent of those injuries ...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - T.J. Logan scored on a 2-yard run with 11 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Georgia Tech 48-43 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.
The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Nick Chubb's provided an encore performance more than worthy of his well-known predecessor.
I love reading college textbooks. Well, that is an exaggeration, as math has few stories about killin' and drinkin' and pillagin', which are very good subjects for an active mind like mine. Anyway, I always ask my teaching friends if they happen to have some old used books that could be tossed my way. The fact is that most old textbooks are quite accurate. However, they do lack colorful pictures to break up the monotony of long and sometimes boring paragraphs. I have always wondered why many of my students ask if they could take my picture to have for ...
When Jenny Purvis went to her doctor for a routine prenatal visit at 27 weeks pregnant, she had no idea of the journey that would soon follow.
Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa.
EVANS - You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.
Statesboro Regional Library will host two Halloween-themed events designed to encourage children to read.