ATLANTA - At least 82 youths have died from the so-called ''choking game,'' according to the first government count of fatalities from the tragic fad.
Students named to the Principal's Honor Roll, Honor Roll and Merit Roll lists at Nevils Elementary School for the first nine weeks grading period include:
The following is a list of students named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period at Portal Middle School:
The following students have been named to Langston Chapel Elementary School's Principal Honor Roll or the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period.
NEW ORLEANS - U.S. health officials are urging that Gulf Coast hurricane victims be moved out of their government-issued trailers as quickly as possible after tests found toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes.
NEW YORK - NYPD investigators on Thursday questioned a man in Pennsylvania in the slaying of a psychologist hacked to death in her office with a meat cleaver, law enforcement officials said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Steve Cohen, a white congressman representing a mostly black district, is no stranger to political attacks tinged with race. A new political flier circulating in the district is forcing him to confront anti-Semitism, too.
The Bush administration is making headway with other nations in setting new global standards to reduce dangerous emissions from giant diesel-burning ships that pollute U.S. ports, a senior environmental official said Thursday. An emergency room physician described a ''diesel death zone'' around major U.S. seaports, with higher cancer rates and other health risks.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first qualifier for Hendrick and will start on the second row of Sunday's race with Hamlin. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson is on the pole. Tony Stewart will start in the third row for Gibbs.
HOUSTON - With two of their three spacewalks completed, the astronauts aboard the linked shuttle-station complex focused Thursday on getting the new Columbus lab up and running.
MOSCOW - In Vladimir Putin's valedictory presidential news conference, he claimed credit for Russia's rise from the ashes, accused the West of reviving Cold War fears and said he hopes for a long tenure as prime minister after he leaves the presidency in May.
One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted Roger Clemens will be pardoned by President Bush, saying some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family.
ABOARD CAPTAIN 1 ON THE NILE RIVER, Sudan - Dozens of excited refugees leaned over the barge's railing as it glided up the Nile, marveling at the lush, green swamplands that had replaced the desert of northern Sudan. It was their first sign that they were nearing home.
BAGHDAD - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will make a landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, the first-ever trip by an Iranian leader, the Iraqi government said Thursday.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The chief of Hezbollah told throngs of supporters at a funeral for slain commander Imad Mughniyeh his group would retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world after accusing the Jewish state of killing the militant.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
ATLANTA - â Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Mr. Paul Howard Bass
I've got to hand it to the National Football League. While already the unquestioned king of the sporting landscape, the NFL is once again dominating headlines despite being right in the middle of its own offseason.
ATLANTA - Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.
IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident during preparations for the most esteemed race in motorsports.
The Bulloch County Historical Society hosted a special guest speaker Monday at its May lunchtime meeting. Highly esteemed and well-known in Bulloch County, William James stepped up to the podium to expound on his accomplishments in this area.
Former undercover agent Jay Dobyns says people can be forgiven for thinking Sunday's biker bloodbath in Waco, Texas, was a throwback to a bad 1970s movie.
Next week hundreds of excited and well prepared high school seniors will graduate from Bulloch County schools and enter the next phase of their lives.
Brannen Smith with Sea Island Bank, a divison of Synovus Bank in Statesboro has graduated from the Georgia Banking School. The graduation ceremony took place May 8 at the Georgia Center's UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens. Smith also was chosen as the Graduate of Distinction from his graduating class.
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott will offer the keynote address Thursday evening during Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony.
Hilda Stegins Lariscy
Q: I want to open a store that sells pet supplies. Do I need a license from the Georgia Department of Agriculture?
Q: My husband and I need your advice. We are parents to one adult daughter who has three children, ages 10, 7 and 4. They live about three hours away and, up until two years ago, we saw them fairly often.