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Probe under way into Miami crane construction site accident that kills 2 workers, hurts 5

MIAMI - Authorities are investigating what caused a section of construction crane to plummet 30 floors into a home that a contractor used for storage, killing two people in the nation's second deadly crane accident in 10 days.

April 10, 2008 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Writer | National

Use of physical restraints on patients declines greatly in nursing homes

WASHINGTON - The use of physical restraints on nursing home patients declined nearly 40 percent nationally in recent years as the federal government, states and the nursing home industry placed greater emphasis on eliminating what once was a common practice.

April 10, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington

American Airlines cancels about 200 flights to inspect MD-80 aircraft

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines canceled about 200 flights on Wednesday so its crews can inspect some wire bundles aboard its MD-80 aircraft.

April 10, 2008 | | National

Crash survivor, misidentified as classmate who was killed, marvels at life in new book

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Critically injured in a highway crash that killed five others, mourned as dead by relatives and friends after a stunning identity mix-up, Whitney Cerak still marvels at being alive - and wonders why.

April 10, 2008 | By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer | National

California aerospace company unveiling new rocket for space tourism

LOS ANGELES - A California aerospace company plans to enter the space tourism industry with a two-seat rocket ship capable of suborbital flights to altitudes more than 37 miles above the Earth.

April 10, 2008 | By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press Writer | National

Sacrifice, speed and planning saved 42 crew members when their fishing boat sank off Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska - The call came at 2:52 a.m. Sunday.

April 10, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National

The Eagles Nest: Life of a kicker

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, March 26.

April 10, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO | The Eagles Nest - 07-08

Prosecutor in Miami terror trial says war with US government was behind Sears Tower plot

MIAMI - War with the U.S. government was at the heart of a terrorist plot to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments in the retrial for six Miami men accused of conspiring with al-Qaida.

April 10, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National

Eagles lead nation in hitting

The first NCAA national rankings were made public Wednesday and Georgia Southern baseball found itself ranked at or near the top in several offensive categories. The Eagles will bring a 14-8 overall record and 3-0 mark in Southern Conference play to the College of Charleston this weekend.

April 10, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Water still rising in eastern Ark. as officials begin to assess damage from week of flooding

SAND HILL, Ark. - There were sunny skies but rising waters Wednesday in eastern Arkansas, where federal officials have begun to gather their first damage assessments in the week-long floods that have displaced residents and soaked homes and businesses in nearly half the state.

April 10, 2008 | By TOM PARSONS Associated Press Writer | National

EPA appeals court challenge to its mercury regulation

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has appealed a court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency violated the federal Clean Air Act when it issued less stringent requirements to reduce mercury releases from power plants.

April 10, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington

Paulson calls for broad look at whether investment houses should be under federal oversight

WASHINGTON -The crash of Wall Street's once mighty Bear Stearns underscores the need to bring investment houses under the kind of federal oversight that has long been given to commercial banks, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday.

April 10, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington

No bait necessary: Scientists test plan to use sound to entice fish to catch themselves

BOSTON - Call them Pavlov's fish: Scientists are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves by swimming into a net when they hear a tone that signals feeding time.

April 10, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National

Local Roundup: Statesboro Diamond Devils pound ARC

AUGUSTA - The Statesboro baseball team pounded out 17 runs on 16 hits to beat the Academy of Richmond County 17-3 on Wednesday.

April 10, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Jury deciding punishment for Texas man convicted of burning his young daughter in a microwave

GALVESTON, Texas - Jurors resumed deliberations Wednesday on punishment for a young father convicted of badly injuring his infant daughter by putting her in a microwave.

April 10, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National

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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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