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Georgia grapples with driving violations as Smart says players are being fined from NIL payments

Jul. 16, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Georgia players who have been arrested or cited for driving violations have been disciplined with suspensions and fines through the collective that provides name, image and likeness payments to the school's athletes, coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday. Football players at...

Extortion gang linked to soccer violence in Greece

Jul. 16, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say suspected members of a gang charged with extortion, bombings, arson attacks and multiple assaults have been linked to soccer-related violence in Athens. Maj. Gen. Fotis Douitsis, head of the police’s criminal investigations in greater...

Ethnic Greek politician jailed in Albania arrives in Athens en route to European Parliament opening

Jul. 15, 2024 08:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A jailed member of Albania’s ethnic Greek minority — recently elected to the European Parliament with Greece’s governing conservative party — arrived in Athens Monday en route to Strasbourg, after being granted a five-day leave from prison to attend parliament’s...

The race is on to keep a 150-year-old lighthouse from crumbling into the Hudson River

Jul. 14, 2024 01:48 AM EDT

HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — The race is on to keep a 150-year-old lighthouse from crumbling into the Hudson River. Wooden pilings beneath Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are deteriorating, and the structure, built in the middle of the river when steamboats still plied the water, is beginning to...

Greek coast guard and a Turkish fishing boat collide in the north Aegean. Officials say it's minor

Jul. 11, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

A Greek coast guard vessel was involved in a minor collision with a Turkish fishing boat in Greek waters off a tiny Aegean Sea islet rock on Thursday, officials in Athens said. A coast guard statement said nobody was injured in the incident off Greece's Zourafa in the northeastern...

Greece's governing center-right party evicts lawmaker after airport altercation over flight boarding

Jul. 03, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's governing center-right party on Wednesday booted out a lawmaker and former minister who allegedly manhandled an airport worker who wouldn't let him board a domestic flight he'd turned up late for. Lefteris Avgenakis, who has held the sports and...

Two wildfires are burning near Greece's capital, fueled by strong winds

Jun. 30, 2024 12:23 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two large wildfires were burning Sunday near Greece's capital of Athens, and authorities sent emergency messages for some residents to evacuate and others to stay at home and close their windows to protect themselves from smoke. The first blaze, southeast of...

While Simone Biles competes across town, Paralympic star Jessica Long rolls at swimming trials

Jun. 28, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — She’s the face of her sport, and was among the best in the world before some athletes here even began competing. Now she’s in Minneapolis, aiming to earn a trip to Paris to lead the U.S. team — again. And her name is not Simone Biles. Jessica...

Dynagas: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Jun. 27, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dynagas LNG Partners LP (DLNG) on Thursday reported net income of $11.8 million in its first quarter. The Athens, Greece-based company said it had net income of 23 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came...

A Greek police officer guarding a top judge's house is injured in a predawn gasoline bomb attack

Jun. 27, 2024 05:00 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek police officer guarding the house of a top judge was hospitalized with burns after a gasoline bomb attack in Athens early Thursday, authorities said. The motive for the predawn attack in a city suburb was not clear and there was no immediate claim of...