SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan saved the Spurs with a rare 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime, and Manu Ginobili hit a layup with 1.8 seconds left in double OT to send San Antonio past the Phoenix Suns, 117-115 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round series.
NEW YORK - Pope Benedict XVI focused on the future of his American church Saturday as he marked the third anniversary of his election as pontiff, rallying young people, priests and seminarians and assuring them of his support as they dealt with the damage from the clergy sex abuse scandal.
CAIRO, Egypt - A man claiming to be the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq vowed in an audiotape released Saturday to launch a monthlong offensive against U.S. troops.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration overreached last year when it limited states' ability to extend health coverage to moderate-income children, government auditors said in a letter released Friday.
LAREDO, Texas - Fred Garza has been patrolling a piece of the Rio Grande for 16 years, usually riding solo on horseback, sometimes venturing to areas where his radio and cell phone have limited range.
Gov. Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker for the spring commencement at Ogeechee Technical College. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15 inside Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse.
BOISE, Idaho - It's been nearly three years since Joseph Edward Duncan III kidnapped two young siblings at their home after killing their parents and older brother. Shasta and Dylan Groene were whisked away to western Montana, where they were tortured, raped and Dylan was slain.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Boo knows birdies, especially at Harbour Town Golf Links.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Defying U.S. and Israeli warnings, former President Carter met again on Saturday with the exiled leader of the militant Hamas group and his deputy.
MOSCOW - A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut touched down 260 miles off target in northern Kazakhstan on Saturday after hurtling through the atmosphere in a bone-jarring descent from the international space station.
WASHINGTON - Turmoil in credit and housing markets will be the most significant threat to growth this year, according to a survey of top financial company executives released Friday.
WASHINGTON - What the airline industry wants from Washington it often gets, and no wonder. The people who regulate airlines on one day can become company executives the next - and the other way around.
With the founding of the Trustees Colony of Georgia in 1733, a method of land ownership was devised, which became known as the "Tale Male." This meant that 50 acres of land was given to each male, with no more than 500 acres being owned by anyone grantee. This system also provided very little security, for there were nine ways in which the land granted to you could be taken away, including if there were no male heirs to inherit the land, or even the failure to attempt to grow Mulberry Trees.
ATHENS - Georgia Republicans on Saturday backed passage of a state law preventing government infringement on religious beliefs, which opponents say could be used as a shield for discriminating against gay or transgender people.
WASHINGTON - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.
Mrs. Glyda J. Shubel
WASHINGTON - Nearly 1 in 4 surveyed U.S. students say they have been bullied in school. That's an improvement, but the prevalence reinforces just how difficult the problem is to solve.
MIAMI (AP) - While major league RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton and batting leader Dee Gordon padded their stats Friday night, the Atlanta Braves trumped them with an unlikely duo.
BALTIMORE - American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.
BOSTON - A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
LAS VEGAS - B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.
Pastor Donald E. Bing Sr.
Thursday's dedication of Renaissance Park on Statesboro's west side took on the feel of a gospel revival as residents celebrated the Bulloch County Historical Society's commitment to making the park a vibrant part of the community once again.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Phil Mickelson faded early and Rory McIlroy tailed off late. Robert Streb just kept on making birdies.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.