WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs, capping one of the worst years in modern history for American workers.
Ogeechee Technical College's new law enforcement academy was recognized by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST), which gave the academy full POST certification.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced Sunday to hang for crimes against humanity in the 1982 killings of 148 people in a single town, as the ousted leader, trembling and defiant, shouted "God is great!"
As he, his half brother and another senior official in his regime were convicted and sentenced to death, Saddam yelled out, "Long live the people and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!"
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue took a personal swipe at Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor's in the candidates' second gubernatorial debate Sunday night questioning the Democrat's use of drugs and alcohol around his son.
If you watch any sports programming on television, you've seen what happened during the Miami–Florida International game Saturday. (If you watch ESPN, you had no choice; they've shown it ad nauseum, along with all the smarmy, self-righteous commentary ESPN has become known for.)
HONOLULU - A strong earthquake shook Hawaii early Sunday, jolting residents out of bed and causing a landslide that blocked a major highway. Ceilings crashed at a hospital, and aftershocks kept the state on edge.