WASHINGTON - An al-Qaida spokesman this week called for unity among Islamic militants worldwide in a new recorded message, according to a U.S. intelligence official.
NAIROBI, Kenya - As Kenyans die by the hundreds in gritty city slums and rolling cornfields in the countryside, their fate rests with two men who appear more intent on the struggle for power than on the turmoil it has set off.
FORT WORTH, Texas - A couple filed a lawsuit against a hospital alleging that it sent their stillborn fetus's body with dirty laundry to the cleaners.
WASHINGTON - EPA officials told the agency's administrator that California had ''compelling and extraordinary conditions'' to justify a federal waiver allowing the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, according to excerpts of documents released Wednesday.
ERLANGER, Ky. - The self-proclaimed ''Friendship City'' has decided it's tired of being a doormat for motorists from neighboring communities.
WASHINGTON - Egypt has assured the United States it soon will reseal its border with the Gaza Strip, blocking Palestinians from further desperation shopping trips for goods they no longer can get or afford inside the closed-off territory, Arab and U.S. officials said.
RAFAH, Gaza Strip - The Palestinian woman in a wheelchair was stumped by a low wall in her path.
MOSCOW - A draft U.N. resolution on Iran's nuclear program does not call for any harsh sanctions, Russia said Wednesday, and the Iranian president said new measures would not deter the country's pursuit of nuclear technology.
NEW YORK - It started with another stomach-turning drop at the open, and a loss of more than 300 points by midday. Then stocks changed course, raced higher and closed with a dramatic gain of nearly 300.
CAIRO, Egypt - The flood of Palestinians out of Gaza is fraying relations between Israel and Egypt - ostensible partners in peace but now bitterly at odds over the border chaos - undercutting the chances that President Bush's Mideast initiative will succeed.
WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. forces in Central Asia has launched planning for more extensive use of U.S. troops to train Pakistani armed forces, a senior defense official said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - A United Nations anti-poverty program in North Korea paid $50,000 to a company with ties to North Korean weapons sales and left itself open to exploitation by the communist-led country, according to a Senate investigation released Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES - In what's being called a major advance in organ transplants, doctors say they have developed a technique that could free many patients from having to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives.
Cornel West, a provocative public intellectual and a champion for racial justice, spoke to an overflow crowd of nearly 1,500 at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening. West explored the words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr., quoting Socrates, the Bible, Dr. King and even current hip hop lyrics to convey the importance of King's dream in the world today. "Brother Martin's greatness was in his depth of love for people," West told the crowd. "His dream is a dream of hope, and don't confuse hope with optimism. There is work to ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.
Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.
Portal High School's girls track and field team showed they can compete with any school at the state level, despite not having a home track to practice on.
CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.
PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA - Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos.
Annette Howard Anderson
PORTAL - In just a few short years, the Portal girls golf team has gone from a brand new program to a local power.
CINCINNATI - Mike Foltynewicz's best start ended badly, done in by one errant throw to second base.
A man caught stealing from woman's car punched her, tried to steal her car and fled, but sheriff's deputies caught him after a short chase. They used a Taser to subdue the man, who screamed that they should have killed and beaten him "like they do on TV."
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia state law allows an individual to break a car window to save a child in distress, but the same protection does not apply when a pet's life is at stake, as one man has quickly found out.
Originally scheduled for today, Statesboro City Council rescheduled a work session on a proposed new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance to May 27 at 3 p.m.
Judge B. Avant Edenfield