DOVER, N.H. - Then-congressional candidate Gary Dodds soaked his feet in cold water as part of a ploy to drum up attention for his campaign by faking a story about getting lost after a car crash, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A state crime lab chemist returned to the witness stand for a second day Tuesday as a trial resumed for a man who served time for a deadly 1998 school yard ambush and now faces federal charges that could return him to prison for a decade.
MIAMI - Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states.
DETROIT - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick named a new chief of staff Tuesday, a day after the woman who previously held the post resigned amid allegations that she and the mayor lied under oath about an affair.
WASHINGTON - The men and women who hold considerable sway over your money sit on the Federal Open Market Committee, whose interest-rate decisions ripple through the economy. A look at this year's voting members, now immersed in a two-day policy meeting:
WASHINGTON - The head of a federal inquiry into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys claims the Justice Department has impeded his investigation.
GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers desperate to get home for the Chinese New Year shivered in the cold under a sea of umbrellas outside train stations Tuesday, as the worst winter storms in half a century paralyzed China.
BOISE, Idaho - Heavy snow pummeled Western states from Washington to Arizona, closing schools and government offices, causing widespread havoc on roads and even shutting down one ski resort.
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence fell sharply in January on worries over deteriorating business conditions and a weakening job market, a business research group said Tuesday.
ANKARA, Turkey - A bill that would lift a decades-old ban on women wearing head scarves at universities was submitted to parliament on Tuesday, worrying secular Turks who fear the government is raising the profile of Islam.
NEW YORK - U.S. home prices plunged by a record 8.4 percent in November, marking two years of slowing returns, according to a key index released Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - A senior Bush administration official said Tuesday that the United States is pushing Pakistan to fix ''serious distortions'' ahead of Feb. 18 parliamentary elections.
MIAMI - John McCain and Mitt Romney clashed in a hard-fought Florida primary on Tuesday, seeking campaign momentum before the race for the Republican presidential nomination turns into a nationwide delegate struggle on Feb. 5.
BERLIN - The 75th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's elevation to German chancellor on Wednesday is one the country would prefer to forget, but the ignominious event that ultimately led to the deaths of millions remains part of the nation's weighted history.
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - On a hilltop with breathtaking views of New York's skyscrapers, sharpshooters perched in trees took aim Tuesday at white-tailed deer, a species that is being crowded out of one of the country's most densely populated areas.
Georgia Southern University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation to establish the Human-Environment Research Station in Milpe, Ecuador.
MELBOURNE, Australia - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.
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BROOKLET - In a script that has repeated itself several times already this season, Southeast Bulloch stood up to one of the top teams in its region, only to lose control of the game down the stretch.
SAVANNAH - It was, Portal Coach Jeff Brannen said, a typical matchup with Calvary Day School.
Stellar second-half performances saved Bulloch Academy from a pair of Region 2-AAA upsets Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON - Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.
ATLANTA - Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's second interview with the Falcons appears to have strengthened his chances of becoming Atlanta's next coach.
HONOLULU - Some of the best golf at the Ryder Cup occurred in a match hardly anyone noticed.
MELBOURNE, Australia - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
The recently reorganized Statesboro Jaycees chapter announced its first fundraising effort, a Boston butt sale, to procure funds to help five nonprofit organizations in the community this year.
CLARKSON, Ky. - The father of a 13-year-old girl who police say went on a multi-state crime spree with her older boyfriend said Tuesday that he is not angry with the 18-year-old.
SLATON, Texas - It doesn't seem like a penny is worth its weight in copper today, but 500 pounds of pennies is still worth a lot.
Marriage tips come in all shapes and sizes, from the desperately needed to the unasked for. A lot of times we know what we should do, but prefer to do what we "want" to do. In other words, we cave into our prodding anger or false pride. Or we act in ways we know won't bring a good result, but we go for it anyway. It's a lot like banging the TV on its side because the WIFI isn't working. Really? Does that ever work? It is always better to figure things out before reacting.
BOSTON - A victim of one of Mark Wahlberg's racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in segregated Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn't be granted a pardon for his crimes.