NEWARK, N.J. - Garry McCarthy had barely settled into his new job as Newark's police director in the fall of 2006 when he came face to face with the twin scourges of violence and apathy that plagued New Jersey's largest city.
WASHINGTON - Construction of single-family homes fell in June to the slowest pace in 17 years although a change in New York laws helped give a big boost to apartment building.
If you are having another dose of deja vu, do not be alarmed. This is the same deal as in yesterday's column, except that it has been rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
Extra responsibilities could be heaped on you in the year ahead, but you'll be up to the tasks. The few tough ones will be character builders that will produce worthy rewards in the future.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five militants freed in a prisoner swap with Israel prayed and laid wreaths at the grave of a slain Hezbollah commander Thursday, vowing to fight Israel as supporters showered them with rice.
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices shot up in June at the second fastest pace in 26 years with two-thirds of the surge blamed on soaring energy prices.
CINCINNATI - John McCain told the NAACP and some skeptical black voters Wednesday that he will expand education opportunities, partly through vouchers for low-income children to attend private school.
WASHINGTON - President Bush has asserted executive privilege to prevent Attorney General Michael Mukasey from having to comply with a House panel subpoena for material on the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress and President Bush are headed to yet another veto showdown this year on intelligence matters, this time on whether the president should be required to divulge to lawmakers more of the nation's most closely held secrets.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 48-year-old female. Following gallbladder removal four years ago, I have suffered with chronic diarrhea. My surgeon told me this was common, and it would stop within six months. Unfortunately, this hasn't been the case.
DEAR ABBY: I had to laugh when I saw the letter from "Not Sure If I Do" (May 8), who hesitated to attend a potluck wedding at which guests would be expected to pitch in and do dishes.
PITTSBURGH - A Tennessee woman has been charged with attempted homicide for trying to poison her 4-month-old son at a city hospital by injecting a saltwater solution into his feeding tube, police said.
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ATLANTA - More than 75,000 people are homeless in Georgia at some time during the year, according to a first-ever statewide study of the problem released on Wednesday.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five Lebanese militants freed from prisons in Israel in exchange for the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers strode down a red carpet Wednesday to a boisterous welcome from hundreds of cheering spectators in southern Lebanon.
Over the past week, downtown has been flooded with teenagers, college students and even some tech-savvy adults.
AgSouth Farm Credit, as part of the national Farm Credit System, is celebrating 100 years of service to agriculture and rural communities throughout this month.
In just two weeks, I'll have under my belt my first semester of culinary school. I've never been more interested to learn. In ...
Mr. and Mrs. David Keith Stone of Claxton announce the engagement of their daughter, Britani Nicole Stone, to Luke Andrew Thompson, son of Ms. Trudy ...
BATON ROUGE, La. - Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff's office spokeswoman said Sunday ...
Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.
One of the more powerful parenting memes to emerge from the parenting revolution of the late '60s and early '70s was "Children deserve reasons." To ...
This country is in the midst of a drug crisis, and it is steadily getting worse.
In 1892, J.G. Dailey wrote the beautiful hymn with a beautiful theme: "Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?" It's a hymn that ...
TROON, Scotland - Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship.
LOUDON, N.H. - Kyle Busch had an expected result in his unexpected NASCAR start.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' horrible season keeps getting worse.
Dre Lawson has hit a few home runs in his career, but his trip around the bases after sending a ball sailing over the left ...
Mrs. Angela "Angie" Stephens Bird
As the (somewhat) cooler temperatures of fall slowly creep into view, football is always a hot issue in Statesboro.