WASHINGTON - John Edwards bowed out of his second presidential bid saying he hoped the ''two Americas'' he speaks of so often, one for the haves and the other for the have-nots, could finally be united under a Democratic president.
Weary of Southern Baptists' dominance in American Protestantism, a new push is starting by other Baptist groups aimed at working on social justice issues, and showing their religious tradition is broader than the conservative SBC. Former President Jimmy Carter is leading the effort.
WALHALLA, S.C. - Three fraternity members at Clemson University were charged with alcohol-related misdemeanors after a freshman died of alcohol poisoning during an off-campus party, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Just a sophomore, Metter's Dillian Lawrence is setting an example for the rest of the Tiger basketball team.
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department said Wednesday it would investigate whether sick dairy cows were mistreated at a California slaughterhouse in violation of state and federal laws designed to ensure food safety and prevent animal cruelty.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the Interior Department has ''unreasonably delayed'' its accounting for billions of dollars owed to Indian landholders.
WASHINGTON - Emphatic as it was, the Fed's interest rate cut was no quick cure-all for the economy.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The space station's two American astronauts went out on a riskier-than-usual spacewalk Wednesday and fixed one of two equipment failures that crippled their power system and threatened to stall construction at the orbiting outpost.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - A town petition making President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest for crimes against the Constitution has triggered a barrage of criticism from people who say residents are ''wackjobs'' and ''nuts.''
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster proclamation for more than half the counties in Texas on Wednesday because of wildfires that have already destroyed at least two dozen buildings and could do more damage later this week.
The role of traumatic brain injury - blamed for symptoms plaguing thousands of soldiers returning from Iraq - might be overstated, contends a provocative military study that offers hope for successful treatment.
Civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. said, "Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."
The Eagles Nest - January 30, 2008.
Do you have some overdue library books? Do you have some canned soup stored around the house? Beginning Friday, those soup cans can help you pay for your library late fees.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones. The pain was some of the worst I have ever experienced. I was treated with pain medication, hydrated with a saline solution and given a CT scan. One of the stones passed that morning, and I was sent home. The follow-up doctor visit revealed that I have three more stones in my kidney that I was told will eventually make their way down my urinary tract and will also be painful. I am now somewhat paranoid waiting for the new pain that will come at anytime. I have a visit ...
A flock of blackbirds covers the field. Two hundred, maybe. Silent and still before rising, as though at the lift of some unseen maestro's baton, into the air in one loud flap like a bleached sheet on a clothesline. I watch and listen and shiver. Blackbirds. Sign of cold weather.
FERGUSON, Mo. - A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.
ATHENS - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.
PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.
FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.
An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.
PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."
ATHENS - No. 12 Georgia begins a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games with a team that seemed to take all the steam out of the Bulldogs a year ago.
Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.
PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.
LOUISVILLE - The Screven County Gamecocks were shut out for three quarters, but scored twice in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 12-7 win over Jefferson County in the region opener for both teams.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended.