WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday distanced itself from one of its own officials who criticized U.S. efforts to deal with North Korea's nuclear programs.
WASHINGTON - President Bush embraced as much as $150 billion in tax relief on Friday to jump start the lackluster economy. If Congress passes an economic stimulus package, the country will be ''just fine,'' he said.
WASHINGTON - A drug manufacturer won Supreme Court review Friday of a $6.8 million verdict in the case of a woman whose arm had to be amputated after she was injected with one of its medications.
WASHINGTON - A White House chart indicates no e-mail was archived on 473 days for various units of the Executive Office of the President, a House committee chairman says.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to a cigarette maker's request to decide whether tobacco companies can be sued under state law for allegedly deceptive advertising of ''light'' cigarettes.
WASHINGTON - The CIA has concluded that a Pakistani tribal leader's network was behind the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, according to a U.S. intelligence official.
Oscar Wilde claimed: "A pessimist is one who, when he has a choice of two evils, chooses both."
BAGHDAD - Gunmen from a messianic Shiite cult attacked police and worshippers preparing Friday for a major Shiite holiday, prompting fierce clashes that left nearly 50 people dead in a major test for Iraqi security forces in oil-rich southern Iraq.
HONOLULU - The man in hospital scrubs threw the toddler like a doll from a pedestrian overpass to the freeway humming with traffic. The 2 1/2-year-old boy fell 30 feet to the asphalt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
(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.)
DEAR DR. GOTT: On Dec. 23, 2006, I slipped on ice and broke my left leg (femur). I was in the hospital for 10 days followed by a transitional-care center for 11 days for physical therapy. I also did physical therapy at home until April 2007.
DEAR ABBY: I'll be brief. I am in love with a woman who has multiple personality disorder. My friends tell me I'm a fool for falling in love with such a woman.
SAN'A, Yemen - Suspected al-Qaida militants opened fire on a convoy of tourists in a remote desert mountain valley Friday, killing two Belgian women and their Yemeni driver. It was the second recent militant attack on foreign tourists in Yemen, the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel sealed all border crossings with the Gaza Strip on Friday, cutting the flow of vital supplies in an attempt to stop Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli border towns.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Clashes between rival tribes armed with machetes and bows and arrows on Friday marked the third, the bloodiest and what the government hopes is the last day of opposition protests over Kenya's disputed presidential election.
Maybe everyone should have known from the way the Super Bowl ended that the beginning of the NFL's business season would be wild.
Damon Lee Fowler, a noted authority on Southern cooking and its history, will deliver the 2015 Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.
Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills?
The Averitt Center for the Arts will celebrate the grand opening of its newest facility, the Center for Performing Arts, at 41 W. Main St., on Friday.
NEW ORLEANS - Curtis Diamond hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1:49 left to give Georgia Southern a 44-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to advance to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.
Runette Rooks Woodcock
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - A clubhouse outbreak of pink eye is forcing the Milwaukee Brewers to find a new way to celebrate top plays at spring training.
Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.
ATLANTA - Guard Shaquille Mason and receiver DeAndre Smelter, the Georgia Tech players generating the most interest from scouts, are taking different routes to the NFL draft.
There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed.
Irma Nell Gay Hastings
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Brian Davis takes pride in his short game, which saved him from a rough finish Thursday and gave him the lead in the Valspar Championship.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A racist video threatened to divide the Oklahoma football team. The leaders on the squad weren't having it.
From basketball, to soccer, to track.
The Statesboro High School soccer team piled into the school's field house Thursday afternoon before practice to go over notes. Each player had their own personal blue envelope with a plan inside. However, these plans were not game notes from the night before or a strategy of how to score on the field. These notes were a part of a new program to help the young players in the room become men.