ATLANTA - Thousands of Marines and their families went to serve their country at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune.
ATLANTA - A former high school football star who became a national symbol for the extremes of getting tough on sex offenders was ordered released from prison Monday by a judge who called his mandatory 10-year sentence for consensual teen sex ''a grave miscarriage of justice.''
NEW YORK (AP) - Days after authorities announced a suspected terrorist plot targeting Kennedy Airport, police at a security checkpoint in lower Manhattan were confronted with another threat: a grimy, radioactive truck.
CLEVELAND - Time to bust out the hiking boots, grab some sturdy ropes and maybe even hire a Sherpa.
DEAR ABBY: Although this seldom happens, I disagree with your response to "Worried Sick in Pflugerville, Texas" (April 18). Her 18-year-old daughter, "Cameron," wants to make a road trip from Texas to California after her graduation.
WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked the Senate's no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Monday, rejecting a symbolic Democratic effort to prod him from office despite blistering criticism from lawmakers in both parties.
SAN ANTONIO - Two down, two to go. The San Antonio Spurs are halfway to a fourth title and a chance to state their case as an NBA dynasty.
And LeBron James, you're a witness.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox insists he has no animosity toward the Chicago Cubs. Lou Piniella said he feels the same way about the Atlanta Braves.
The reality, however, is that each manager oversees a pitching staff that keeps hitting batters on the other team.
You could find yourself involved in a few covert relationships. The ones you establish for business purposes may be a necessity, but those of a social nature could turn out to be problematical for you.
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was cleared to take a few swings in live batting practice on Sunday, but he still doesn't know when he can return to Atlanta's lineup.
ROME - President Bush said Saturday that and he and Pope Benedict XVI discussed the pontiff's deep worries that Christians in Iraq would not be embraced by the Muslim majority.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With a 4-inch gap in the space shuttle Atlantis' heat-protecting blanket not appearing to be an urgent problem on Saturday, the crew readied themselves for what NASA called a delicate ballet with the international space station.
Then the shuttle will enter a weeklong embrace Sunday with the orbital outpost.
The firm of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C., in Statesboro, Georgia, announce that two attorneys have become associated with their firm and will assist the firm in its major civil litigation practice.
ROME - President Bush, in his first meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, defended his humanitarian record around the globe, telling the papal leader on Saturday about U.S. efforts to battle AIDS in Africa.
After posing for photos and sharing a few laughs, Benedict asked the president about his meetings with leaders of other industrialized nations in Germany _ the pontiff's homeland. Then, the topic changed to international aid.
ATLANTA - Peter Moylan pitched three scoreless innings in relief of injured starter Tim Hudson, and the Atlanta Braves ended a four-game losing streak with a 9-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
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NEW YORK - Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.
BOSTON - "I need to run."
Nearly 24 hours after their three-game series was slated to begin, Samford battled through cold, damp conditions to claim a 7-2 victory over Georgia Southern.
JACKSON, Wyo. - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
WASHINGTON - The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
In just the last four years, the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Boro.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.
SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.
Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.
PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.
KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
BOSTON - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.