WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the original drawdown plan, saying it will help Afghan security forces succeed during the upcoming fighting season.
As I write, the General Assembly has passed the 30th legislative day, or "Crossover Day," as it's commonly called. Any legislation that hasn't crossed over to the House or Senate is dead until we reconvene next year. For the remainder of the session, we will focus on reviewing House bills that crossed over to the Senate.
Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the ninth commandment: "Thou shalt not bear false witness."
The U.S. Census Bureau is in the middle of an experiment to see if online data collection in the next nose-count of Americans.
The federal agency considering permitting the search for oil and gas deposits off the Georgia Coast and then possibly drilling for them has set a public meeting for today in Savannah.
A recent Pew Research Center article reports that the U.S. economy in indeed growing and making a resurgence despite some setbacks.
AccuWeather reports that Friday the vernal equinox will occur, again marking the gradual return to warmer days in the Northern Hemisphere and winter's official astronomical end.
Bee shared a story with anonymousthankyous.com about the kindness of a woman who should have had her fired but instead saved her job and gave her encouragement to keep trying.
Women and girls still suffer the lion’s share of violence, illness and lack of access to opportunity, according to two new studies.
As I write, the General Assembly has passed the 30th legislative day, or "Crossover Day," as it's commonly called. Any legislation that hasn't crossed over to the House or Senate is dead until we reconvene next year. For the remainder of the session, we will now exclusively focus on reviewing House bills that crossed over to the Senate.
When President Reagan revamped welfare reform in the '80s, he introduced a crucial change: to be eligible for social programs, a person couldn’t have more than $1,000 in assets. This meant that people in need would have to spend their savings before they could apply for assistance programs — and they did.
The Georgia Senate voted on many bills as "crossover" day, or day 30, loomed (Editor's note: Crossover day was Friday). Day 30 is significant because bills that do not go to the House after day 30 or "crossover day" will not become law this session.
Homeless people struggle to get some of the things they need to be healthy: food, shelter and a hot shower.
They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it turns out that maybe the right amount can — $75,000, to be exact.
This bill is a major overhaul of the state's approach to improving public schools. Unfortunately, this legislation will impose an unproven system of governance on schools in the state that will do little to improve student achievement, but surely will disrupt the lives of students, parents and teachers.
If you've ever been inspired by a fitness campaign only to later abandon it, researchers say you're not alone.
Advocates on homelessness have viewed Madison, Wisconsin, as a beacon of social justice for its compassionate approach to dealing with its most fragile population.
If a British futurologist's predictions indicate anything, it's that today's children have a lot of work — and different types of it — ahead.
For expecting couples, offers from older relatives of large sums of money in exchange for the right to name their newborn is made more complicated ...
Europe is learning how to deal with migrants, but the world is no closer to stopping the war in Syria that has created the largest ...
After rain that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called "a storm of historic proportions," churches in the state have refused to wait the flooding out ...
Families in many states are forking over more money to their babysitters than landlords.
New University of Reading research indicates teachers might want to keep a bowl of blueberries handy in the classroom for when students daydream.
Parents struggling to help their children get some much-needed sleep are more frequently turning to melatonin.
U.S. immigrants are an ever-changing group, and a recent report shows that now they're the most educated they've ever been, according to ...
Achieving impressive things takes knowledge, drive and perseverance, but "best-self activation" might trump all of those, according to a Harvard Business School working paper.
John King, current deputy U.S. Education Secretary, will replace Secretary of Education Arne Duncan when he steps down in December. According to The Huffington ...
Whether sitting too much or standing too much in the office, workers are likely to suffer health issues unless discovering the perfect combination of both.
Summing up the European refugee crisis proves difficult because of all the factors involved, but a video making the rounds on social media proves knowing ...
The hosts of a new TLC program dedicated to giving online dating tips feel fairly confident they can help you garner more right swipes on ...