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SC sheriff's deputy shoots at approaching truck

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff's deputy fired several shots at a pickup truck heading toward him, leading to a search that resulted in an arrest. Multiple media outlets reported that the incident started Sunday afternoon when a Greenville County sheriff's deputy responded...

06/01/09 - 8:48am

GM files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK — General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday as part of the Obama administration's plan to shrink the automaker to a sustainable size and give a majority ownership stake to the federal government. GM's bankruptcy filing is the fourth-largest in U.S. hist...

06/01/09 - 10:43am

Area gasoline prices go up 6 cents a gallon from week before

Gasoline prices in the Augusta area were up about 6 cents a gallon Sunday from the week before, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. The price of a gallon of regular gas was $2.29, up from $2.23 on May 24. Nationally. the price of a gallon of regular gas was $2.50, up from $2.42, AAA said. ...

06/01/09 - 6:44am

Cooling centers will open today in Columbia County

Columbia County’s cooling centers will open today and remain open until Sept. 30, according to Pam Tucker, the county’s Emergency Services director. All have air-conditioned sitting areas, and most have television and ice water available and are handicapped accessible. The centers, their...

06/01/09 - 6:36am

Savannah drops Oglethorpe, bridge image from cop patch

SAVANNAH -- The Savannah-Chatham metro police patch used since county and city law enforcement were merged in 2005 is getting an update that removes images of city founder James E. Oglethorpe and its Talmadge Bridge. Chief Michael Berkow said some visual elements of the patch fostered concerns amon...

06/01/09 - 6:59am

Federal judge sends 2 SC stimulus cases back to state

COLUMBIA — A federal judge in Columbia has ordered that two lawsuits dealing with challenges about federal stimulus funds be returned to the South Carolina Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Joseph Anderson today sent two cases that had been filed in the South Carolina Supreme Court to force G...

06/01/09 - 2:21pm

4-time champ sent home by 23rd seed

PARIS — For 31 matches, Rafael Nadal ruled the red clay of Roland Garros, boasting an unbeaten record and an unbreakable will. For 31 matches, this was his surface, his tournament, his time. For 31 matches, dating to his debut May 23, 2005, Nadal never truly was challenged, much less defeate...

06/01/09 - 1:29am

Georgia holds on in shootout

OKLAHOMA CITY — Brianna Hesson walked to force in the winning run in the ninth inning and Geor­gia beat Washington 9-8 Sunday in the highest-scoring game in Women’s College World Series history. Hesson fouled off three pitches in a row with a full count before taking an outside pitch ...

06/01/09 - 1:27am

McNulty earns 7th Champions victory

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Mark McNulty won the Prin­cipal Charity Classic for his seventh Champions Tour victory, beating Fred Funk with a 30-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole of a playoff. The 55-year-old from Zimbab­we closed with 5-under 66 to match Funk (66) and second-round leade...

06/01/09 - 1:25am

Jones’ advice lifts Medlen’s game

PHOENIX — After watching Atlanta starter Kris Medlen walk the first batter he faced, Chipper Jones decided to offer the rookie some friendly advice. “He told me I had to get ahead of hitters and it clicked,” Medlen said. “I have to go throw strikes.” Medlen retired 14 of t...

06/01/09 - 1:23am

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Georgia to monitor potential Ebola travelers

Georgia is one of six states that will soon begin active monitoring of all travelers from three Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa for the 21 days during which they could develop an infection ...
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