National Guard youth program celebrates 1st phase

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy is celebrating its latest class of candidates after nine weeks of training.

The group of at-risk, high-school age youth...

New Hampshire tourism officials predict booming weekend

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire tourism officials are predicting a 5 percent increase in visitors this Labor Day weekend.

Officials say a decrease in gas prices and increase in consumer spending account...

Water park set to open in North Augusta next year

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a new water park will be opening in North Augusta next year.

North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones said Thursday that Scuttle's Island water park with 24 attractions will open in...

German factory orders drop in July

BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders dropped a larger than expected 1.4 percent in July compared to the previous month, dragged down by flagging foreign demand.

The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday...

After Harbaugh's debut, Michigan fans will need patience

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was first to greet Jake Rudock on the Michigan sideline after he threw the pick-6 that pretty much ended any hope the Wolverines had of winning the much-hyped debut of their...

US promising help to keep Iran in check in Middle East

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is greeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia with assurances that a nuclear deal with Iran also comes with the necessary resources to help check its regional...

Judge: Suspect's confession OK in California pier shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After five days of testimony spread over two weeks, a San Francisco judge said he is ready to determine if a Mexican national who became the focus of a nationwide debate over immigration should...

Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he is unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, saying his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to...