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US probing Iraqi companies for insurance fraud

WASHINGTON - Companies working on Iraq reconstruction have been accused of padding their profits through an insurance scam, leading to a criminal probe and hurried changes in the way many contracts are handled by the U.S. Army, according to internal military documents obtained by The Associated Press.

May 29, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Eagles drop final non-conference game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Southern grabbed an early lead but Jacksonville scored eight unanswered runs during the middle innings in a 9-4 decision Tuesday night at Sessions Stadium. The Eagles dropped to 31-21 overall while JU moved above .500 at 27-26.

May 29, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Whitaker signs with Clark Atlanta

May 29, 2008 | From staff sports | Sports

Hunter signs with Mars Hill

May 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports

Oklahoma town unlikely to recover from tornado

PICHER, Okla. - State and federal officials toured this tornado-ravaged town and essentially hammered the final nail into its coffin.

May 29, 2008 | By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press Writer | National

Quaid testifies of peril to newborn twins

WASHINGTON - Actor Dennis Quaid told Congress on Wednesday of a harrowing, near-fatal drug mixup in which his newborn twins were administered 1,000 times the normal dose of a blood thinner.

May 29, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington

10-year-old scholar takes Calif. college by storm

DOWNEY, Calif. - With the end of another school year approaching, college sophomore Moshe Kai Cavalin is cramming for final exams in classes such as advanced mathematics, foreign languages and music.

May 29, 2008 | By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer | National

Arrest made in string of Florida wildfires

PALM BAY, Fla. - Authorities along Florida's Atlantic coast, where wildfires have gutted dozens of homes and scorched thousands of acres, arrested a man Wednesday who they said threw a glass bottle containing an accelerant into the woods.

May 29, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National

Ask Dr. Gott 5/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: Just thought I would share something I recently discovered that may be a help to your postmenopausal readers who are bothered by night sweats and hot flashes.

May 29, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Snellville First Baptist fuels members with $500 gas raffle

SNELLVILLE - So much for spaghetti suppers: The First Baptist Church of Snellville is fueling its membership drive with a sign in front of its sprawling campus proclaiming ''Free Gasoline.''

May 28, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National

Farm bill has little aid for needy children abroad

WASHINGTON - A five-year farm bill in Congress this week does little to address the growing global food crisis. Instead, it diverts money that could be spent feeding poor children abroad to give more subsidies for U.S. farmers now enjoying record high crop prices and incomes.

May 28, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington

Detroit City Council moves toward ousting mayor

DETROIT - The City Council narrowly approved taking the first step Tuesday toward removing Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick over explicit text messages to a former aide, but one council member's possible change of heart could scuttle the measure.

May 28, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National

Military cracks down on scrap-metal scavengers

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Hundreds of Marines were conducting a combat training mission in the Mojave Desert when an air patrol spotted something kicking up dust: A civilian pickup truck speeding across the barren landscape.

May 28, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National

Another twister reported in tornado-damaged Mo.

SENECA, Mo. - Another round of storms moved Tuesday into tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states where residents are still picking up from the weekend's killer twisters.

May 28, 2008 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writer | National

Senate approves renewal of flood insurance program

WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Tuesday to write off - and hand over to taxpayers - more than $17 billion in debt that a FEMA flood insurance program accumulated after being devastated by Katrina and other 2005 hurricanes.

May 28, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington

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October 1 - Frances Virginia McGlamery Lowe, age 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Septemb

Frances Virginia McGlamery Lowe

September 30, 2015 | | Obituaries

The real game-savers

September 30, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Braves blank Nats

ATLANTA - Rookie Williams Perez threw six innings and the Atlanta Braves' bullpen did the rest as they recorded a rare shutout in beating the Washington ...

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention ...

September 30, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports

Hawks bulk up before season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Even while emerging as one of the NBA's best teams, the Atlanta Hawkshad a very glaring weakness.

September 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Quinn's passion sets the tone

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - While leading the Atlanta Falcons to a surprising 3-0 start, first-year coach Dan Quinn has shown he can get a little emotional ...

September 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Georgia executes only woman on state's death row

Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

September 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local

Pierzynski hits 2 HRs as Braves beat Nationals 2-1

ATLANTA - A.J. Pierzynski hit two home runs and rookie Matt Wisler threw seven strong innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 ...

September 29, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Sefolosha returns to Hawks, hoping to move on after arrest

ATHENS, Ga. - Thabo Sefolosha stood along the baseline, a basketball under his right arm as he watched a drill on the first day of training ...

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Why phones break

NEW YORK - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 29, 2015 | By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press | Associated Press

Woman charged with arson, burglary

A woman who set fire to a Statesboro home after being caught inside by the homeowner remains in jail without bond.

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia prepares for visit from Alabama

ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt had to acknowledge this week is a little different for Georgia.

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY | UGA

Brown suspended, SMU ineligible for postseason

DALLAS - The NCAA banned the SMU men's basketball team from postseason play Tuesday and suspended veteran coach Larry Brown for nine games after concluding ...

September 29, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports

FIFA vice president banned for life

ZURICH - Four years after stepping down in disgrace, former FIFA vice president JackWarner was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday, accused of repeated acts ...

September 29, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

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