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Oxendine returns insurance contributions

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has returned $120,000 that was funneled into his gubernatorial campaign by two insurance firms.

07/09/09 - 7:20am

Zoo Atlanta has raised $40K so far to keep pandas

ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta has raised more than $40,000 in the month since it announced a fundraising campaign to help keep its giant pandas.

07/09/09 - 7:18am

8-year-old SC girl shot twice in head, killed

CHESNEE, S.C. - A man put an 8-year-old girl in a headlock Wednesday and shot her to death, then shot himself in the stomach, authorities said.

07/09/09 - 7:14am

California man arrested on grounds of Augusta National

Deputies arrested a California man Wednesday after he was caught walking around the Augusta National Golf Course and taking pictures. Evan Craig Faulkner, of Cardiff By The Sea near San Diego, is charged with criminal trespass, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. Mr. Faulk...

07/09/09 - 7:02am

Shoulder injury sidelines Strickland

Georgia guard Tanner Strickland will miss the 2009 season with a shoulder injury. Tanner, a sophomore, will need surgery following an injury to his right shoulder in offseason workouts. Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson said today a full recovery is expected for Tanner. Tanner was li...

07/08/09 - 9:51pm

Ruiz on top by one shot

Jerry Ruiz began playing golf tournaments in the U.S. for the first time two summers ago. The Puebla, Mexico, native hopes the exposure lands him a college scholarship offer in the states. Ruiz graduated high school in his home country in June, and hopes to have an offer by the end of the summer. ...

07/08/09 - 9:18pm

Deal reportedly for four years

The Atlanta Hawks are making another move to keep their playoff roster together by reaching an agreement to re-sign center Zaza Pachulia. The Hawks and Pachulia have agreed on a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press today. The person requested ano...

07/08/09 - 8:24pm

Deal reportedly for four years

The Atlanta Hawks are making another move to keep their playoff roster together by reaching an agreement to re-sign center Zaza Pachulia. The Hawks and Pachulia have agreed on a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press today. The person requested ano...

07/08/09 - 8:24pm

Georgia school test scandal more widespread than first reported

ATLANTA — Nearly 20 elementary schools across Georgia would be scrambling to cope with a cheating scandal had the state used a more common standard for spotting problems, according to the head of the investigation....

07/08/09 - 7:46pm

Olympic medalist holds off Walters

INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Phelps won the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. national swimming championships. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist held off David Walters in the closing meters tonight to touch first in 1 minute, 44.23 seconds. Walters finished in 1:44.95. Ryan Lochte was third in 1:45.6...

07/08/09 - 7:03pm
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