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.
Nancy Jean Hardage Huffman
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Colts spent so much time trying to catch the Patriots this offseason, they may actually have taken a page out of Bill ...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Devonta Freeman stops by his locker, but not for long.
With a few clutch at bats and steady pitching, Southeast Bulloch's softball team rode a wave of momentum after an early region playoff loss ...
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is clinging to slim hopes of winning the SEC East after falling out of the Top 25 with two straight losses and ...
LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the ...
NEW YORK - Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tissue ...
LOS ANGELES - For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad's sock ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier knew it was time. South Carolina was struggling and the gregarious and once innovative coach was a big reason why ...
Financial transaction fraud and identity theft have become a huge issue for consumers and businesses alike.
C. Edward "Ed" Bragg
Statesboro's football team lost more than just a sub-region game against Richmond Hill Friday. The Blue Devils, who struggled on both sides of the ...
The Averitt Center for the Arts added recently two employees to the team in an effort to fulfill the mission of the organization.
WASHINGTON - Sheriff's Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall ...
The Second Annual Hudson Powell Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for Friday at Forest Heights Country Club.