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Former congressman indicted

ATLANTA — A former Georgia congressman and two of his business associates have been charged with conspiracy and telling lies in an illegal campaign contribution scheme linked to a 2005 Atlanta city council election. Former Rep. Pat Swindall and two others were each charged Tuesday in Fulton Co...

06/24/09 - 4:59pm

Barrett issues statement

U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, a candidate for the South Carolina Republican gubernatorial nomination, today released the following statement regarding Gov. Mark Sanford’s announcement: “We keep the Governor and his family in our prayers during this difficult time.”...

06/24/09 - 5:17pm

Analysis: Problems for the GOP

NEW YORK — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's admission of an affair with a woman from Argentina is the latest sign that Republican governors — once thought to be President Obama's most credible adversaries — haven't quite lived up to their billing....

06/24/09 - 4:45pm

Americans advance to final

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa – The United States stunned top-ranked Spain 2-0 today on goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey, advancing to the Confederations Cup final with one of the Americans' biggest soccer victories. Altidore scored in the 27th minute and Dempsey added a goal in the 7...

06/24/09 - 4:48pm

Owner rules out world championships

NEW YORK – The co-owner of Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra doesn't plan to run the star filly in the Breeders' Cup, preventing a potential matchup with champion mare Zenyatta on the synthetic surface at Santa Anita. Jess Jackson said today that Rachel Alexandra, who's won six con...

06/24/09 - 4:23pm

Sanford's official statement

COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford today issued the following statement: "First and foremost, I apologize to my wife and my four boys. I have made decisions that have hurt and will continue to hurt them, and for that I'm sincerely sorry. Jenny has stood by me through campaign after campaign, through ...

06/24/09 - 4:16pm

Sanford: 'I've been unfaithful'

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he's been having an affair with a woman from Argentina and will resign as head of the Republican Governors' Association.

06/25/09 - 1:07am

Gamecocks to play first two games at night

COLUMBIA – South Carolina will open with two night games, both telecast by ESPN. The school said Wednesday that the Gamecocks opener at North Carolina State on Thursday, Sept. 3 will begin at 7 p.m. That game will be broadcast by ESPN. The next contest at Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 12, will a...

06/24/09 - 1:52pm

Senator calls for VA changes

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee called today for more centralized control of the VA medical system after recent breakdowns in cleaning colonoscopy equipment exposed thousands of veterans, including some in Augusta, to the risk of contracting HIV and other infe...

06/24/09 - 3:37pm

300 expected for Saturday's Gordon Highway cleanup

Organizers of Saturday’s kickoff of a long-range cleanup plan for Gordon Highway expect more than 300 volunteers to converge at Southgate Shopping Center, but cleanup committee member Henry Frischknecht said there is plenty of room for more helpers. “Right now we think we’ll have 300...

01/21/10 - 12:43am

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Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders.