RENO, Nev. - It's billed as ''the world's fastest motor sport.''
TBILISI, Georgia - On the eve of a European Union shuttle mission to convince Russia to pull its troops back to prewar positions, Georgia's president vowed Sunday to regain control of two breakaway provinces with the help of ''the rest of the world.''
NEW YORK - By his own account, former Afghan tribal leader Bashir Noorzai resisted the Soviet Union's invasion of his country three decades ago, then put down his weapons when U.S. forces showed up following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, acting to avert the potential for major financial turmoil, announced Sunday that the federal government was taking control of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
TORONTO - Canada's prime minister on Sunday triggered an early election, dissolving Parliament in a bid to bolster his party's grip on power in a vote next month that will be the country's third national ballot in four years.
PARIS - He's not known for his diplomatic graces, but blunt-talking French President Nicolas Sarkozy looks like Europe's best bet for making peace between Russia and Georgia.
GONAIVES, Haiti - Haitians took to their roofs to escape rising floodwaters Sunday for the second time in a week as squalls from Hurricane Ike added insult to their misery, inundating homes and collapsing a bridge on the last open land route for aid to the desperate city.
HONG KONG - Hong Kong voters turned out in thinner numbers Sunday for legislative elections that threatened to set back the pro-democracy opposition and its push for greater political freedoms in the Chinese-ruled territory.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has brain cancer, will not be on Capitol Hill this week when Congress returns from its summer break. He intends to work from his Massachusetts home this fall and return to the Senate in January.
BAGHDAD - A kidney specialist who fled Iraq's bombings, kidnappings and sectarian killings 20 months ago has reported back to work at his Baghdad hospital - one of some 800 doctors who have returned over the summer.
BEIJING - Several days a week, Wu Ruiyao hits the gym, where she sweats on a treadmill, tones her abs in a group exercise or stretches under the guidance of a personal trainer.
TRENTON, N.J. - In a new and disturbing twist on the obesity epidemic, some overweight teenagers have severe liver damage caused by too much body fat, and a handful have needed liver transplants.
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The Bulloch County Farm Bureau recently presented a check for $500 to Ogeechee Technical College and the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. for use in funding an Agribusiness scholarship.
WASHINGTON - Auto industry allies hope to secure up to $50 billion in government loans this month that would pay to modernize plants and help struggling car makers build more fuel-efficient vehicles.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing ...
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Two 18-wheeler trucks collided Friday on a busy highway, but only minor injuries - those of a passenger in one truck - were reported.
The Averitt Center for the Arts is teaming up with Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art to showcase original art by ...
Downtown merchants can sometimes predict how busy their day is going to be based on how strong the aroma from the barbecue cooking pit at ...
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized Statesboro attorney Josh D. Tucker as one of 2016's "10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for ...
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SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.
LONDON - In an instant, Paul Lake's mind goes back more than three decades to a soccer field in Manchester and Barry Bennell's tricks ...
ATLANTA - A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plan to close a gap in state law that led a divided Court of Appeals to find a man didn't do ...
HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S ...
Ralph Macauley Andrews
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Once they were eliminated from their respective conference races, Georgia and Georgia Tech began focusing on other goals.