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Federer outlasts Roddick in Wimbledon thriller

WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer won his record 15th Grand Slam title Sunday, outlasting Andy Roddick for his sixth Wimbledon championship in a marathon match that went to 16-14 in the fifth set. Federer served a career-high 50 aces and overcame the resilient American 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5),...

07/05/09 - 3:26pm

Former Tuskegee Airman dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio — H.M. Cummings, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the country's first group of black military pilots and crew, has died. His nephew says Cummings had been sick with pulmonary distress and died Thursday of complications in surgery at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital. He was 90. Cu...

07/05/09 - 11:12pm

Georgia Marine killed in Afghanistan

ROME, Ga. — The uncle of a Marine from northwest Georgia who was killed in Afghanistan joined the military when he was 17 and previously had been in Iraq. Lance Cpl. Seth Sharp of Adairsville was killed Thursday, just six weeks after arriving in Afghanistan, Shane Rogers told the Rome News-Tri...

07/05/09 - 9:08am

New Miss Georgia to be named

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A new Miss Georgia will be crowned today to replace the one who relinquished the title the day after the June pageant.

07/05/09 - 6:37pm

3-car crash sends 8 people to hospital

Westbound US-1 highway was closed for more than an hour as emergency crews worked to remove victims during the Riverblast fireworks show.

07/05/09 - 12:06am

Contact sends Kyle Busch into wall

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When it comes to being racing's bad boy, Kyle Busch can still learn a lot from Tony Stewart. Stewart proved again he won't back down to anyone by staying on the gas when Busch tried to block a pass 100 yards short of the finish line Saturday night at the Coke Zero...

07/05/09 - 12:03am

Lightning strike kills 1 and injures 18 in Fourth gathering

LAKELAND, Fla. – Officials say one person has been killed in a lightning strike at a Fourth of July gathering in central Florida and 18 others were taken to hospitals. Polk County spokeswoman Cindy Rodriguez said at least 80 people had gathered outside a Lakeland church on Saturday when lightn...

07/04/09 - 8:06pm

Man killed at Wrightsboro Road apartments

An Augusta man was shot and killed late Friday night during an altercation at the Fox Trace apartments off of Wrightsboro Road. According to Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen, Miguel Ramirez Hernandez, 30, was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. Saturday from a gunshot wound to the chest. T...

07/04/09 - 7:37pm

Showdown set up for Sunday

BETHESDA, Md. – Tournament host Tiger Woods and defending champion Anthony Kim have set the stage for a Sunday showdown at the AT&T National, with plenty of unexpected company at Congressional. Woods survived a roller-coaster round with an even-par 70 and shared the 54-hole lead today with...

07/04/09 - 6:01pm

Teen arrested in armed robbery

Police have arrested an Augusta teenager in connection with an armed robbery on Kissingbower Road late Friday night. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, Tavis Eamon Harris, 17, robbed a man at gunpoint outside the man’s home in the 1900 block of Kissingbower, taking his wall...

07/04/09 - 5:49pm