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Long scattered, adoptees search for lost families

MCCAYSVILLE, Ga. - They were adopted off-the-books decades ago, scattered by a Georgia doctor who took $100 or $1,000 or something in between to send desperate couples home with new sons and daughters. Now some of the adoptees have turned to fresh DNA testing in hopes of reconnecting with the biological families they never knew, before time runs out.

June 20, 2014 | By KANTELE FRANKO and ALEX SANZ Associated Press | Nation


Judges with daughters more likely to rule in favor of women's rights

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was famously conservative and a champion of states' rights, but in a 2003 Supreme Court opinion, he ruled in favor of suing state employers for "violating a federal law that allowed time off for emergencies."

June 20, 2014 | By AMY McDONALD Deseret News National | World


Going to extremes at a mountaintop weather museum

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. - As Mae West might have said of Mount Washington's weather: When it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's better. And true to form, it posed significant challenges to the recent overhaul of the museum atop the mountain's summit.

June 20, 2014 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press | World


Before 'Saving Private Ryan,' Pvt. Smith was saved

BARNARD CASTLE, England - Carved into the simple obelisk commemorating the fallen are the names of five sons of Margaret and John McDowell Smith. There's a story behind the name that isn't there - a sixth brother, Wilfred - and a century after World War I a local historian has dug out the details from archives.

June 20, 2014 | By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press | World




Floyd injures elbow in Braves' 3-0 win over Nats

WASHINGTON - Gavin Floyd, recently returned from Tommy John surgery, pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night before leaving with an elbow injury, the latest setback for an injury-riddled Atlanta Braves' rotation and one that tempered a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.

June 19, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


World Cup Notebook: Columbia qualifies for knockouts

BRASILIA, Brazil - Colombia qualified for the World Cup's knockout stage, beating Ivory Coast after scoring twice in a six-minute spell in the second half.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


'No pay for play'

OAKLAND, Calif. - NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay.

June 19, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA transfer rules changing

The leaders of big-time college sports agree that transfer rules need to better accommodate players.

June 19, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Falcons' Ryan tries to put dismal year behind him

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to hang out with family and friends, play golf and take a vacation or two in the offseason.

June 19, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons - AP


Back to Iraq: Obama sending military advisers

WASHINGTON - Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.

June 19, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press | Nation


Republicans: Obama must defend Christian values

WASHINGTON - Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America's leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad, blaming President Barack Obama for attacks on religious freedom as they courted social conservatives expected to play a critical role in the next presidential contest.

June 19, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Nation


Sylvania man charged with inappropriate online contact

A Screven County man charged with inappropriate contact with a juvenile via computer was released on bond last week.

June 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


7 compelling reasons you should wake up early to exercise

It's almost half-way through the year, and by now, most of you have probably forgotten what your New Year's resolutions were.

June 19, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Feds say trucker in Tracy Morgan crash was speeding

NEWARK, N.J. - The driver of a tractor-trailer that plowed into a limousine van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and several friends, killing one person and severely injuring Morgan and two others, was speeding in the final moments before the crash, according to a preliminary report released Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | By DAVID PORTER Associated Press | Nation


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Golf scramble to benefit Feed the Boro event

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner of the 2014 Feed the Boro Golf Scramble, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Because of incomplete information supplied, the fact that a prize would be awarded to the winner was not included in a front-page article Wednesday.

July 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Outdoor Life: Compound bow shooting tips

Georgia's archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow. There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.

July 15, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


New course, new Tiger

HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dominant pitching could lead to lower mounds once again

MINNEAPOLIS - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | By JEROME PUBMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON - For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination.

July 15, 2014 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press | World


Group to hold benefit event for son of former Georgia Southern great

A pancake breakfast benefitting "AJ's Medical Fund" will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Sunday at Chops on Main.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Bulloch County Jail inmate found dead in cell

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Bulloch County Jail inmate, but an autopsy is pending.

July 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.

July 14, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Felix v. Wainwright

MINNEAPOLIS - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 14, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uggla suspension raises questions

CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

July 14, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Plenty of topics at SEC media days

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.

July 14, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty confident about links

HOYLAKE, England - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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