WASHINGTON - At a time of continued government secrecy, the news media should press the presidential candidates on whether their administration would enforce ''the spirit as well as the letter of the law'' protecting the public's right to know, Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld the state of Washington's open primary election system.
MACON - Georgia Southern scored early and often against Mercer, jumping out to a nine-run lead then defeating the Bears 17-3 Tuesday night. That game for the Eagles (11-8 overall) was the 10th in a 10-day span.
BROOKLET - The Statesboro girl's track and field team took home first place honors Tuesday in a four-team meet at Southeast Bulloch.
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NEW YORK - Wall Street barreled higher Tuesday in the final minutes before a widely expected rate cut by the Federal Reserve, with investors also optimistic about better-than-expected results from Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 300 points.
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines, faced with a weak economy, dimmer hopes of a combination with Northwest Airlines and record fuel prices that are eating up profits, said Tuesday it will offer voluntary severance payouts to roughly 30,000 employees - more than half its work force - and cut U.S. capacity by an extra 5 percent.
HOUSTON - Now that the space station's new robot is fully assembled, astronauts prepared to attach the giant machine directly to the orbiting outpost for the first time on Tuesday.
BOULDER, Colo. - A man in a wheelchair at a hospital who claimed his oxygen tank had a detonator was fatally shot by police after a four-hour standoff Monday.
NEW YORK - A jury convicted a man of manslaughter Tuesday in the death of his 7-year-old stepdaughter after a trial that detailed years of horrific abuse and cast a spotlight on the city's troubled child welfare agency.
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
DETROIT - The Detroit City Council on Tuesday called for the resignation of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is being investigated over an alleged affair he swore under oath he did not have. He quickly rejected the request.
ALBANY, N.Y. - The state's new governor revealed Tuesday that he had affairs with several women, including a state employee. The confession came day after he took over from former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who was driven from office amid a prostitution scandal.
LONDON - A Singapore Airlines A380 touched down at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday afternoon, completing the first commercial flight to Europe by the world's largest passenger jet.
MANSEHRA, Pakistan - Long-haired gunmen burst into the white stone building and killed four charity workers helping earthquake victims, then wrecked the office with grenades and set it on fire. Police came, but did not intervene.
SAVANNAH - A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general.
WASHINGTON - Safety drills, parent notification systems and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation Thursday.
The stars will be out when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community.
PARIS - For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set.
A Claxton man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 301 South near Ephesus Church Road.
ZURICH - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.
Mr. Rollie "Raliegh" "Possum" Clark
It appears as though the tides have turned for female athletics at Portal Middle-High School. First the girls track team shocked Class A public schools by finishing second in the state competition. Just a few days later, the Lady Panthers' golf team narrowly missed earning a state title at the GHSA Class A golf championships.
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.
ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.
AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.
HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.
PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.