AVALON, Calif. - Firefighters struggled early Friday to protect a resort island's main city from a wildfire that forced hundreds of residents to flee on ferries as ash rained down "like snow," by one resident's account.
One home and a few small businesses in the canyons outside the city burned, but the weather helped firefighters keep most properties safe, Fire Chief Steven Hoefs said. Some 1,200 homes were under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders.
TRIMDON, England - Tony Blair said Thursday he would step down as prime minister on June 27, closing a decade of power in which he fostered peace in Northern Ireland and followed the United States to a war in Iraq that cost him much of his popularity.
In a somber farewell, Blair made way for Treasury chief Gordon Brown to take the top post. The British leader looked overcome with emotion, struggling to retain his trademark broad grin as loud cheers rang out.
You are likely to be ready to go through a weeding-out process with a number of unproductive relationships that haven't served you well. They'll be replaced with new pals who have something beneficial to offer.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in response to a letter concerning a person with stomach and bowel problems. Medical testing provided no clues as to the illness, and medications only made the person ill. You suggested further testing and hypothesized that the person might be suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Is it possible that the person has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, for which simple dietary changes might make all the difference in health without the fancy pharmaceuticals you suggested?
DEAR ABBY: I have been in a horrible marriage for eight years. My husband, "Greg," has a lot of problems from his childhood and has a hard time being in a relationship. I have recently learned that he was raped by a family member when he was a little boy. He seems to be in denial, and claims it didn't happen.
TAMPA, Fla. - With repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan leaving state National Guards without nearly half of their required equipment, some governors are loudly questioning whether they will be able to handle the next hurricane, wildfire or terrorist attack at home.
NEW YORK - By the numbers, divorce just isn't what it used to be.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House defeated legislation Thursday to require the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq within nine months, then pivoted to a fresh challenge of President Bush's handling of the unpopular war.
ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson is sure glad he didn't take the day off.
METTER - The Metter Tigers have had a rollercoaster season. The streaky team has been fortunate, however, because the winning streaks have been a whole lot longer than the losing streaks, and they are currently riding a hot streak into the first round of the Class AA State Playoffs.
Nelson and Diane Lightsey of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shera Elizabeth Lightsey of Statesboro, to Michael Christopher Harper of Statesboro, son of Mike Harper of Buford, Ga., and Lee Schoch of Summerville, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Sheffield of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica D'Laine Sheffield, to David Allen Boss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Boss of Swainsboro.
The Marquise du Defend, Marie De Vichy-Chaconne, in a 1763 letter to her husband, wrote, "It is only the first step that is difficult."
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.
ASH, England - Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday.
The Bulloch-Candler Service Center, more commonly known as High Hope, recently initiated a project that they hope will benefit the individuals served by the center, as well as the community.
Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration, Office of Graduate Programs will host a Master of Business Administration Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 3-7 p.m. at the Savannah Airport Hilton Garden Inn, 80 Clyde E. Martin Drive in Savannah.
The second barricade blocking Bulloch Academy's road to a possible GISA Region 2-AAA title will be put up tonight by Frederica Academy.
They've been called spoiled, narcissistic, asocial and maladjusted. They're said to be attention-seeking perfectionists who can't tolerate disorder or crowds. And they're infiltrating the country like an invasive species, exhorting others to help swell their ranks.
WASHINGTON - Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective.
WASHINGTON - How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying you almost certainly won't get it from someone sitting next to you on a plane?
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ATLANTA - While the Braves' search for a new general manager continues, a new management team already is taking shape.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.
In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.
There's no denying that this hasn't been a typical season for Statesboro High football.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Crown these Royals the American League champions.
Following a well-received performance last spring, Neos Dance Theatre will reappear at the Emma Kelly Theater with an original, multimedia ballet "Count … the Legend of Dracula" on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.