PHOENIX - A woman leaving an eyeglass store is grabbed in the parking lot by four men who force her, kicking and screaming, into a pickup truck. The kidnappers demand a $900,000 ransom.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah trooper who used a stun gun on a motorist who was walking away from him in a confrontation widely viewed on YouTube is back on duty after taking a verbal communications course.
PHILADELPHIA - An Egyptian who fears he will be tortured for his Christian beliefs cannot be deported without full court review just to further U.S. diplomatic goals, a federal judge has determined.
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president on Friday, citing his message of hope in supporting his candidacy over rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards.
BAGHDAD - The flakes melted quickly. But the smiles, wonder and excited story-swapping went on throughout the day: It snowed in Baghdad.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The deeper astronomers gaze into the cosmos, the more they find it's a bizarre and violent universe.
JERUSALEM - President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the U.S. should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing, the memorial's chairman said.
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The former Indonesian dictator Suharto suffered organ failure Friday and was placed on a ventilator, losing consciousness as his family rushed to his bedside, some praying and reciting verses from the Quran.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Despite the growing threat from Islamic extremists, President Pervez Musharraf said U.S. troops are not welcome to join the fight against al-Qaida on Pakistani soil.
KUINET, Kenya - When world marathon champion Luke Kibet goes running, he likes to focus on finishing first. But on one run during Kenya's postelection upheaval, the 25-year-old star had something else on his mind: staying alive.
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez defended Colombia's leftist rebels on Friday, urging the international community to remove them from lists of terrorist groups a day after securing the release of two women held hostage by the insurgents.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - A police anti-drug raid in one of Rio de Janeiro's largest shantytowns set off fierce gunbattles that left at least seven people dead, including a 3-year-old boy caught in the crossfire, officials said Friday.
NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged again Friday amid renewed fears that the financial sector's troubles with bad credit won't soon end and that some consumers are buckling under signs of a slowing economy. The Dow Jones industrials fell more than 300 points in the last hour of the session before regaining a little ground.
KIEV, Ukraine - Thousands of Ukrainians streamed to state bank offices Friday to get compensation for savings lost in the 1991 Soviet breakup - a promise of new Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko that some analysts caution could hurt the economy.
ZAGREB, Croatia - A Croatian war crimes suspect was freed from jail Friday and his trial was suspended because he had regained immunity from prosecution when the parliament - to which he was re-elected - convened.
Carolyn Kennedy Elrod
The Statesboro High School baseball team seems to be on a roll after a rocky 0-4 start to the season. The Blue Devils (5-4, 1-0 Region 3-AAAAA) are currently riding a five-game win streak and picked up the team's first region victory of the season after defeating Bradwell Institute 6-4 Monday night.
ATHENS - Georgia's NCAA Tournament outlook rests heavily on its medical report.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Sabermetrics was very good to Dallas Keuchel last season, recognizing him as baseball's best groundball pitcher and playing a part in his selection as the AL's Gold Glove pitcher.
There's a way to beat Kentucky.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - To the surprise of none, Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix.
NEW YORK - Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the world's biggest beverage maker is being blamed for helping to fuel obesity rates.
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the future.
The Averitt Center for the Arts will cut the ribbon on its brand new Center for Performing Arts at 41 West Main Street on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Mrs. Nell Pollette of Swainsboro, Georgia proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Amber Michelle Pollette, to Kevin James Stewart of Statesboro.
Mr. Gary W. Hill and Ms. Dianne Durden Hill of Sylvania, Georgia, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Ann Hill, to Donald Oswell Sheppard III, son of Don and Candy Sheppard of Sylvania.
Q: I've been using the method described in your toilet-training book with my 18-month-old daughter and she's been doing great during the day. She rarely has an accident. However, I'm still using a diaper at nap-time and during the night (waiting for some consistency in dryness before taking that away). Is that correct? The only problem is: She's figured out the routine and now only poops in her diaper when I put her down to sleep. She has not gone poop on the potty during the day for several weeks. Is that cause for concern? Should ...
The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' (JROTC) color guard teams from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch High captured both the boys and girls Region 9 championship titles, and each team won other trophies during the event held last Saturday at Metter High School.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
On March 19, 1955, Bobby D. Jones and Trevelene Nichols were married. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 22, 2015, and would like to share this event with family and friends from 4–6 p.m. at their home. They have three children, Sheila Jones, Cynthia Newsome and Judy Jones; and two grandchildren, Cameron and Conner Menendez. They have lived in their first home for all their 60 years of married life.