WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson held Washington to seven hits in a complete game, the first by an Atlanta pitcher this season, and the Braves topped the Nationals 3-0 on Sunday to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive.
Bert Roughton Jr., managing editor of the print version of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will visit Georgia Southern University Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m., to present this year's Norman Fries Distinguished Lecture. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Performing Arts Center, corner of Chandler and Plant Roads.
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson said he doesn't understand why he is under investigation in an alleged armed robbery at a casino hotel room involving his sports memorabilia.
BROWNSVILLE, Minn. - On the Mississippi River below the verdant bluffs that mark the far southern Minnesota-Wisconsin line, the federal government is waging a multi-million dollar campaign against the elements.
PADANG, Indonesia - Some villagers in western Indonesia returned home Saturday, three days after a deadly earthquake jolted the region and generated a powerful string of aftershocks and a tsunami.
SAN FRANCISCO - A renowned Australian scientist was named to run California's $3 billion stem cell agency, the nation's biggest financial backer of human embryonic research.
MERAUX, La. - Africanized honeybees, a fierce hybrid strain sometimes referred to as ''killer bees,'' appear to have established themselves in the New Orleans area, the state agriculture commissioner said.
The old football coaches' cliché is that special teams are one-third of a good team's game. That axiom proved itself for Bulloch Academy in Friday night's 42-6 thumping of Robert Toombs Christian Academy.
The Portal Panthers continued their sluggish start to the 2007 season on Friday night, falling to Screven County by a 32-0 margin. The loss was their second shutout defeat in as many weeks and dropped the Panthers to a record of 0-3 with the Region 3-A schedule looming ahead.
LYONS – Jordan Walker and Ethan Lovett scored a pair of touchdowns each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 42-6 drubbing of Robert Toombs Christian Academy here Friday.
PORTAL - The skies rained down on the Portal Panthers on Friday night, and as soon as Mother Nature was finished, Screven County took its turn. After intense thunderstorms delayed the start of the game for more than an hour, the Gamecocks raced up and down the field, racking up yards and points in a 32-0 romp over Portal.
RICHLAND, Mich. - It's a corny tribute to the late Gerald Ford - and it can be fully appreciated only from the air.
HELENWOOD, Tenn. - Everybody in this little mountain community knew that Timothy Carl Chandler had been arrested on child pornography charges. It was in the newspaper and all over the TV news.
ST. GEORGE, Utah - A former follower of a polygamous sect leader claims she was acting to preserve her eternal salvation when she obeyed his command and married her cousin at age 14.
SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."
RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.
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NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.
WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.
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NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.
Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended from the team indefinitely following a June 26 arrest.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.
WASHINGTON - Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.
ATLANTA - A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
In just three years, Statesboro High has turned a fledgling volleyball program - with next to no previous experience in the sport - into a two-time state playoff qualifier.