HONIARA, Solomon Islands - Bodies floated out to sea and thousands of residents camped out overnight Tuesday on a hillside above a devastated town in the western Solomon Islands after a tsunami that struck without warning washed away coastal villages, killing at least 13 people. The death toll was expected to rise.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran and Britain signaled possible movement toward ending the standoff over 15 detained British sailors Monday, with Tehran promising to stop airing video confessions and London saying it's willing to discuss ways to avoid boundary confusion in the Persian Gulf.
PHOENIX - Behind the county hospital's tall cinderblock walls, a 27-year-old tuberculosis patient sits in a jail cell equipped with a ventilation system that keeps germs from escaping.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I recently read about the 54-year-old person who was taking Zocor, and who complained to his doctor he was having muscle weakness. Well, I had been taking Zocor for two years, and a year ago my doctor changed me to lovastatin. For three months, I complained to my doctor of severe cramps, and sizzling in both legs and hands. I could hardly walk and couldn't go upstairs. I wasn't able to exercise and had pain across my lower back, into the hip area.
Your ambitious goals and desires look far more promising than they have for quite some time. The aspects indicate that you can be fortunate in finding new channels for advancing your aspirations.
DEAR ABBY: I was so glad to see the letter from "Irritated in Missouri" (Feb. 11), referring to people calling each other "retarded." I have a son with Down syndrome who is my absolute joy, and it breaks my heart to hear people use his disability as a derogatory insult. My son is my hero, and I am proud to be his mother. I cannot say his name without smiling.
PHILADELPHIA - Next time Edgar Renteria squares to bunt against the Philadelphia Phillies, the pitcher might try to hit his bat.
The Claxton track teams swept a four-team meet Monday at Southeast Bulloch. The Tigers scored 106 points to SEB's 97, Calvary Day's 16 and Savannah Country Day's 14. The Lady Tigers won with a score of 108 to SEB's 95, Calvary's 20 and Country Day's 18. Here's how the Yellow Jackets finished in the meet:
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.)
Your partner has opened with one of a major. You have at least four-card support, game values and a singleton. You are just about to make a splinter bid, when your right-hand opponent overcalls in your singleton suit. What do you do now?
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Southern's offense exploded while the pitching staff came through in the clutch as the Eagles defeated UNC Greensboro 9-2 Sunday afternoon. The Eagles snapped a seven-game losing streak, their longest since 1999, improving to 17-16 overall and 1-5 in the Southern Conference.
John E. Martin, Sr., M.D., F.A.C.S. has joined the Executive Board of the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. In making the announcement, Dawn Cartee, OTC president, expressed her excitement in having someone with Dr. Martin's credentials and experience join the Board.
BROOKLET - 12 teams met at Southeast Bulloch High School to compete in the fourth annual Plankenhorn Invitational track meet on Saturday, and the Claxton girls and Jenkins County boys took home first place trophies. The SEB Yellow Jackets came in second in both the men's and women's categories.
Matt Simons and Walker Blitch combined to pitch a complete game for Bulloch Academy in a 13-0 win Saturday.
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.
Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.
Pam Lee Smith and Eddie Smith of Statesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Lydia Lee, to Will Riner of Statesboro. Lydia is also the daughter of the late Gary "Buddy" Lee of Statesboro. Will is the son of Betsy Hendrix Riner and Ted and Denise Riner, all of Statesboro.
Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?
We are pleased to announce the engagement of Christina Lynne Akins, daughter of Ms. Kim Coursey of Atlanta and the late Mr. Richard "Larry" Akins of Pembroke, to Jason Randall Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Cindy Smith of Twin City, Georgia.
If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.
Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.
How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?
LEWISTON, Maine - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
WASHINGTON - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
As many of you may know, Paula Deen recently held two live shows in Savannah as part of her "Paula Deen LIVE!" tour. I had made plans to attend long before her team reached out to me in late July, and I wouldn't in my wildest dreams have imagined the events that followed.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years or so ago (not long after Carole and I moved from Arkansas to Statesboro), I learned of an opportunity to tour a WWII vintage U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bomber on display at the Statesboro airport. The study of history has been a favorite pursuit of mine since college, so I jumped at the chance to actually see this famous aircraft, "up close and personal!"
NAPA, Calif. - A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.
CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.