SAN ANGELO, Texas - Adult mothers who have been allowed to stay with their young children since they were taken from a polygamous sect will be separated from them after DNA sampling is completed next week, a child welfare official said Saturday.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahomans and victims' relatives paused Saturday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial for a simple, poignant ceremony to remember the 168 people killed 13 years ago in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - When Louisa Lippitt died in 1912, the wealthy widow left $4,000 to Rhode Island Hospital on the condition the money be used to provide a permanent ''free bed'' for needy patients, to be selected by a favored charity.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Dalai Lama on Saturday encouraged people gathered at the University of Michigan to preserve their own religious traditions while respecting others with differing beliefs.
ELDORADO, Texas - The guy didn't look much like a hunter. He was beanpole tall - scarecrow-ish, some might say, with a high, collegiate forehead and a reluctant handshake. Even in a pearl-snap shirt and jeans, this cowboy somehow seemed better suited for a college lecture hall than a saddle.
WASHINGTON - It's not a good year for a farm bill.
SHANNON, Ireland - Iraq's Arab neighbors have few remaining excuses for withholding diplomatic and economic support for the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, now that daily life in Iraq is less deadly and the government has demonstrated resolve against militias and outliers, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Georgia Southern recorded 12 RBI with two outs and cruised to a 20-2 win at Davidson Saturday afternoon. A.J. Wirnsberger hit two home runs and drove in six as the Eagles improved to 20-17 overall and 7-7 in the Southern Conference.
WASHINGTON - A heavier federal hand is reaching into American life as politicians in both parties demand an overhaul of government financial regulation and more protection for homeowners in the face of mortgage woes and a weakening economy.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan saved the Spurs with a rare 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime, and Manu Ginobili hit a layup with 1.8 seconds left in double OT to send San Antonio past the Phoenix Suns, 117-115 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round series.
NEW YORK - Pope Benedict XVI focused on the future of his American church Saturday as he marked the third anniversary of his election as pontiff, rallying young people, priests and seminarians and assuring them of his support as they dealt with the damage from the clergy sex abuse scandal.
CAIRO, Egypt - A man claiming to be the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq vowed in an audiotape released Saturday to launch a monthlong offensive against U.S. troops.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration overreached last year when it limited states' ability to extend health coverage to moderate-income children, government auditors said in a letter released Friday.
Judge B. Avant Edenfield
A major U.S. newspaper recently ran a piece detailing all the ways children benefit from doing chores. Well, not all the ways. They failed to mention the most important benefit: Chores, properly managed, teach citizenship values.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Nan Taylor of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Olivia of Statesboro, to Jason Scott Daughtry, son of Mr. Freddy Daughtry and Ms. Debbie Daughtry of Statesboro.
Lorna Beasley of Statesboro is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Shelby Dolores Sanders of Statesboro, to Matt Lawson Conner, son of Charles and Sherry Conner of Stilson.
Louise Mendenhall of Nevils and Wayne Morgan of Jesup, Georgia, were united in marriage on Saturday,
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - One was a decorated "Officer of the Year." The other was a proud recent graduate of the academy who had wanted to be a policeman since he was a boy.
(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
Minister Irene Jackson Lester of Statesboro and Waymon Lester of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Iresa Lester of Statesboro, to Damian Raeshawn Moore, son of Mrs. Lecia Moore-Hill and Mr. Douglas Gray of Statesboro.
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department offers an adult program exercise class called Sit Fit. Sit Fit is an exercise class designed for individuals 50 years of age and older, although people of all age levels are welcome.
WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper stood at the plate with one more unexpected chance to keep his home-run streak going.
WASHINGTON - Paul Pierce's banked-in 21-foot jumper at the buzzer gave the Washington Wizards a 103-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, even with an injured John Wall reduced to cheerleading, and after a 21-point lead had dwindled down to nothing.
TAMPA, Fla. - Attorneys for top NFL draft pick Jameis Winston contend a woman seeking civil damages from the quarterback after accusing him of rape is trying to tarnish his reputation and tap into the Heisman Trophy winner's newfound wealth.
The dedication of Renaissance Park in west Statesboro is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, with refreshments being offered at the park located at the intersection of West Jones Avenue and Parker Street beginning at 5 p.m.
Friends and colleagues Saturday remembered U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield as a hard-working and intelligent lawyer and judge. Edenfield died in a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning at the age of 80 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper hit two more home runs, giving him five in two games, and Danny Espinosa also connected twice to power the Washington Nationals past theAtlanta Braves 9-2 on Friday night.