WHAT HAPPENED: The Army says Staff Sgt. Robert Bales slipped away from his southern Afghanistan outpost in March 2012 and attacked mud-walled compounds in two villages nearby, killing 16 people, including women and children. Bales, an Ohio native and father of two from Lake Tapps, Wash., had been drinking contraband alcohol, snorting Valium that was provided to him by another soldier, and had been taking steroids before the attack, his lawyers have said.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's nearly three decades in office and the causes he championed were being remembered at a funeral at a New York synagogue Wednesday that began with a Hebrew blessing while his wife and children stood near his flag-draped casket.
The tract of a low pressure system moving across the Gulf of Mexico will determine whether severe weather will hit the Augusta area.
The system is set now to cross south central Georgia on Friday with a 60 percent chance of showers Thursday and a 70 percent chance on Friday, according to Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division.
But with uncertainty surrounding the tract, the forecast could change.
ATLANTA -- A government report blasting the Internal Revenue Service for its spending on seminars, speakers and training videos lists 22 Georgia conferences at high-end hotels on St. Simons Island and in downtown Atlanta.
Among them is a conference for managers at Atlanta’s Marriott Marquis Hotel that cost $1.18 million for 800 attendees, or an average of $1,477 per person.
Turkey, a largely Muslim nation that bridges Europe and Asia, has a flourishing tourist industry based on ancient historical sites and ruins, a world-ranked metropolis in Istanbul, wide sandy Mediterranean beaches and stunning regions of natural beauty.
The founder of a Miami anti-aging clinic has agreed to talk to Major League Baseball about players linked to performance-enhancing drugs, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.