WASHINGTON - Democrats running Congress for the first time in more than a decade faltered at key points this year as they grudgingly passed important bills opposed by many, or even most, of their House members. When Republicans were in charge, they generally avoided a similar fate.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Wendy Derkits stood in front of the camera to deliver a holiday message thousands of miles away.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Jurors worked a rare weekend session Saturday as they struggled to reach a verdict in the trial of a black father accused of killing a white teenager during a racially charged encounter outside the man's home.
When it comes to paying for college, cash-strapped families have had a few good tidings of late. A string of elite, private colleges have announced major boosts in financial aid.
Most Chinese fortune cookie mottoes are uninteresting, but I had one last month that was good: A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.
In the year ahead, there are strong indications that you will increase your earning capacity considerably. Events and circumstances will provide the possibilities, but you must provide the motivation to jump into the heat of the battle.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 66-year-old cashier and stand eight hours a day. My previous job for many years was that of a waitress. The work I've done has created corns on several of my toes, and they really bother me. I have never seen anything in your column about this uncomfortable issue. My mother and one of my sisters were really bothered with them, also.
I don't really mind 80-degree weather in December. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I prefer it. I can sit on the deck and read the Sunday paper. I can take the dogs rambling wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I can get out of bed without gritting my teeth in preparation for the feel of cold tile on my bare feet.
DEAR ABBY: I have a special cake recipe that I have perfected over the years. I get compliments on it and requests for the recipe every time I take one to any non-family gathering.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A small cruise ship that ran aground last spring did so under the watch of a 22-year-old navigator fresh out of a maritime academy with no formal knowledge of Alaska waters, according to federal investigators.
Waste comes in many forms during the holiday season. Here are some tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on ways you and your family can help conserve resources this holiday season.
Mr. and Mrs. Alva Joseph Hopkins III of Folkston, Ga., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Ann Hopkins, to Ronald Gregory "Greg" Johnson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gregory Johnson of Swainsboro.
Although life expectancy has risen considerably in this country, we still face significant health challenges in the 21st century. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, and diabetes, account for approximately 70 percent of all deaths in the United States. Data indicate that more than 90 million Americans live with a chronic illness and 25 million people experience either disability or physical activity limitations due to these conditions. In addition to the personal burden, the medical care costs of people with chronic diseases are staggering and account for approximately 75 percent of the nation's health care budget.
ATLANTA - Two more young men have been freed after serving time in jail for a case involving a 17-year-old who had consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl.
PHOENIX - Illegal immigrants in Arizona, frustrated with a flagging economy and tough new legislation cracking down on their employers, are returning to their home countries or trying their luck in other states.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's release of a review of the CIA's controversial Detention and Interrogation Program on Tuesday has inspired introspection within the religious community over how to faithfully respond to reports of the use of torture in interrogations of suspected terrorists.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.
AUBURN, Ala. - The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire.
LOS ANGELES - After three weeks of box office dominance, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" ceded its reign to "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated international charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of its North America release this week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.
Bulloch Academy basketball sweeps
PORTAL - Just one week after an overtime epic at the Devil's Den, Statesboro and Portal once again took to the court.
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ATLANTA - Georgia's transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol.
When Ja'Mario Walker met legendary Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson, his first words were, "Hey, A.P., I can beat you in a race."
PORTAL - Over the last few seasons, Portal and Calvary Day have had plenty of classic shootouts in the Region 3-A tournament.
Bulloch Academy is no stranger to success on the wrestling mat, but this season offers a whole new host of opponents for the Gators to stack up
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers took down visiting Jenkins County with a 67-59 win on Friday.