DETROIT - Almost half of Ford Motor Co.'s hourly production workers - 38,000 so far this year - have accepted buyouts or early retirement offers as the nation's second biggest automaker shrinks in the face of multibillion-dollar losses and fierce competition from Asian carmakers.
AMMAN, Jordan - President Bush's high-stakes summit with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was put off Wednesday amid political unrest in Baghdad and public disclosure of U.S. doubts about the Iraqi leader's capacity to control sectarian warfare.
SAN FRANCISCO - Tourists flock to Fisherman's Wharf for the seafood and the stunning views of San Francisco Bay, but for many visitors, the real stars are the dozens of playful, whiskered sea lions that lounge by the water's edge, gulping down fish.
ANKARA, Turkey - Pope Benedict XVI urged leaders of all religions Tuesday to ''utterly refuse'' to support any form of violence in the name of faith, while Turkey's top Muslim cleric complained to the pontiff of growing ''Islamophobia'' in the world.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The attack on the small Mustafa Sunni mosque began as worshippers were finishing Friday midday prayers. About 50 unarmed men, many in black uniforms and some wearing ski masks, walked through the district chanting ''We are the Mahdi Army, shield of the Shiites.''
RIGA, Latvia - Under intense pressure to change course, President Bush on Tuesday rejected suggestions Iraq has fallen into civil war and vowed not to pull U.S. troops out ''until the mission is complete.''
ANDERSON, Mo. - An early morning fire broke out in a group home for the elderly and mentally ill Monday, killing 10 people and injuring two dozen others in a blaze that the governor said was being treated as a crime.
NEW YORK - After jamming malls on Friday for discounted flat-screen TVs and toys, shoppers clicked onto their computers at work Monday as retailers ushered in the start of the online shopping season with bargains and marketing hype.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will discuss a speedier hand-over of security control to Iraqi forces as a prelude to the start of a U.S. withdrawal when they meet in Jordan this week, top Iraqi government officials said Monday.
STATESBORO - Environmentalists have sued to halt logging of cypress and other trees growing in a privately owned lake, arguing the Army Corps of Engineers wrongly determined no permit was required.
Georgia Southern's football season of discontent ended Saturday the same way it began on Sept. 9 – with a loss to an opponent that would not have competed with previous Eagle teams. But except for the uniforms, the 2006 version of Georgia Southern football was not remotely similar to past teams. And nowhere was that more evident than in the ultimate judge of every GSU season: wins and losses. The 3-8 record was the ...
The Bulloch Academy boys basketball team finished off a sweep of Briarwood Thursday night with a 44-37 win over the Buccaneers.
Portal Middle splits with Collins The Portal Middle boys basketball team defeated Collins Middle 48-8 on Wednesday night to start the season 1-0. Jamie Hagins scored 14 points and Tony Mikell scored 10 for the Panthers who played great team defense. Corey Walker turned in an stellar performance as well. In girls action, Collins topped Portal 27-23. Nikki Sims and Jalvin Jones had eight points each while Boshna Williams added seven. ...
Justin Houston led the Blue Devils with 17 points a several crucial free throws in the final minute as Statesboro’s boys basketball team held off a second-half Jenkins (Savannah) rally to win on the road, 54-46. The Blue Devils led 30-15 at halftime before Jenkins began hitting shots and snagging offensive rebounds. SHS held a 36-29 lead after three quarters, but Jenkins continued to fight. Statesboro’s lead was cut to three with just 53 seconds ...
Once you break free of all ambiguity in your assessments, considerable progress can be made in achieving your ambitions in the year ahead. The sooner you confront whatever is bothering you, the sooner you'll succeed.
PEMBROKE - The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.
ATLANTA - Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
There was a time in the distant past when I was pretty sure that no one was tougher than me.
By next week, the people who make sure the nation has a player worthy of the Heisman trophy - and the ESPN primetime show devoted to it - will have had their say.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss. Illinois (7-1) led 60-48 before Georgia Tech (6-3) began its comeback. Marcus Georges-Hunt's drive with 1:48 remaining tied the game at 60-all. Daniel Miller's layup with 21 seconds ...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Of all the memories from Tiger Woods' roots in Southern California, it's easy to overlook the time he made an appearance in the Tournament of Roses parade. OK, so he wasn't the grand marshal. And he had just turned 18. Woods, coming off his first U.S. Amateur title, rode on ...
A runoff election assured to produce a historic result went down to the wire Tuesday.
Tonight, we will likely know who the next mayor of Statesboro will be: Jonathan McCollar or Jan Moore.
Andrew Young will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University's 2014 MLK Celebration.
Jimmy L. Adams
YONKERS, N.Y. - A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanical trouble was unclear, he said.
The November meeting of the Home Builders Association of Statesboro didn't have a typical guest speaker.
Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art announces the Fall Student Made sale (formerly known as Club Mud Exhibition and Sale), which will take place Thursday through Thursday at the Center for Art & Theatre, 1334 Southern Drive.
Georgia Southern has had plenty of success in Gainesville, Fla., this year.
Georgia Southern junior forward Kameron Dunnican has left the team and will look to transfer. Dunnican left the team before a 75-73 overtime loss to Campbell on Saturday.