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.
It's Important How We Respond to God
The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.
ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.
ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.
Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.
Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.
As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.
AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.
Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.
Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.
NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
DALLAS - Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance.