MARSEILLE, France (AP) - A disgraced French businessman was convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for filling tens of thousands of breast implants with industrial grade silicone. But he left the courthouse freely after lodging an appeal, and thousands of women will have to wait longer to discover if they will receive damages.
HAVANA (AP) - It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela.
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The European Food Safety Authority has found that the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe for people to consume at the levels currently used in diet soft drinks.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America's economy and politics, according to new survey data.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - So much for snuggling in Wisconsin.
NEW YORK (AP) - The guitar that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold at auction Friday for a record $965,000.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Twenty-nine House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to suspend deportations of immigrants living here illegally and extend relief to many of the estimated 11 million.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are warning of dense fog that could create hazardous driving conditions in Georgia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Get ready for two weeks of intensifying warnings about how crucial, popular government services are about to wither. Many of the threats could come true.
State forecast for georgia National weather service peachtree city ga 454 am est sat feb 16 2013 ...Wind advisory in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to 7 pm est This evening for parts of north and central georgia... ...Wind advisory in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 10 pm est This evening for parts ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three death row inmates in Georgia are seeking a court order that would prevent the state from using a drug to execute them without a doctor's prescription. The inmates, two of whom are to be executed next week, asked a federal judge in Washington on Friday to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration to prevent the use of pentobarbital in lethal injections. The inmates, Warren Lee Hill, Andrew Allen Cook and Marcus Wellons, ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan next year may see their war tours extended because budget cuts will drastically limit training for brigades to replace them, the top Army general said Friday. Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said the military will be able to fund training and operations for combat units in Afghanistan now and for those deploying in the summer and fall. But he says there will be delays ...
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The famed Boston Pops orchestra is coming to Georgia. The University of Georgia and the Classic Center in Athens are collaborating to host the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on Feb. 27. The Pops will play a tribute to the late Oscar - and Tony - winning composer Marvin Hamlisch. The program will feature some of Hamlisch's most well-known themes from musical theater and film, including "Through the Eyes of Love" ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been charged with spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. His wife was charged with filing false income tax forms. Federal prosecutors filed a charge of conspiracy against the former congressman and charged his wife, Sandra, with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2011. In a statement, the former congressman says he offers no excuses ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Federal authorities say a 60-year-old Idaho man has been charged with simple assault for slapping an infant aboard an Atlanta-bound flight.
DENVER (AP) - Silly rabbits. The furry creatures are wreaking havoc on cars parked at Denver International Airport by eating spark plug cables and other wiring. To stop the problem, federal wildlife workers are removing at least 100 bunnies a month while parking companies install better fences and build perches for predator hawks and eagles. KCNC-TV (http://tinyurl.com/awjoyne ) reported Thursday there's another way to stop the damage that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower on Wall Street Friday afternoon, threatening to end the S&P 500's streak of weekly advances at six. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell five points to 1,516 as of 3:19 p.m. EST, leaving it down about one point for the week. It has risen every week so far this year. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 32 points to 13,941. The Nasdaq composite fell 12 points to ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged higher in early trading on Wall Street, putting the S&P 500 in line for a seventh straight week of gains.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is trying to change the face of a federal judiciary that has a long tradition of white men passing judgment on parties from all walks of life - if he can get his nominees past the Senate.
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian health official says nearly 1,000 people have sought help for injuries caused by a meteor that exploded in the sky, blasting out countless windows.
MOSCOW (AP) - A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons (11 tons) streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more.
ATLANTA (AP) - A spokesman for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgians who use Amazon.com will have to pay taxes on their purchases, though it's not clear when.
Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. People whose diets are heavy on them and sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda were more likely to suffer a stroke, a new study finds.