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JT Daniels uses spring to solidify firm hold of Dogs' QB job

Apr. 17, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart doesn't like to show his hand when it comes to Georgia's quarterbacks. If there is any question as to who will be his starter, the coach prolongs the mystery as long as possible. This spring, there's no mystery. After...

Floor collapses during huge party near University of Georgia

Apr. 17, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — At least 25 people were hurt when a floor collapsed during a massive party at a two-story house near the University of Georgia. Athens Clarke-County police said the incident happened around 1 a.m. Friday in Athens. Police estimated 500 people were at...

From Russia to Britain, Philip's royal ties spanned Europe

Apr. 17, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

TATOI, Greece (AP) — Prince Philip's life spanned a century of European history. His family ties were just as broad, with Britain's longest-serving consort linked by blood and marriage to most of the continent's royal houses. “If Queen Victoria is considered the...

Deputy fired and arrested after shooting at car during stop

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in a northeast Georgia county was charged with aggravated assault after he shot at a car that drove away during a chase. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it arrested former Oglethorpe County Deputy Michael Norton...

Clashes break out at student protest in northern Greek city

Apr. 15, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators clashed with police Thursday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki at the end of a march to protest a new law allowing the policing of university campuses. About 7,000 people participated in the march, which...

Review: Sexy rom-com loses steam between Friday and 'Monday'

Apr. 14, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Monday. Ugh. The very word emits a chill. Monday means back to school, or work. Nose to the grindstone. Party’s over. Friday, meanwhile, is the opposite vibe. What’s great about Friday is that, unlike Saturday and certainly Sunday, it signals the beginning of fun....

Greece, Libya to discuss delineating maritime boundaries

Apr. 14, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Libya are to discuss delineating maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean, the Greek prime minister's office said Wednesday after a meeting between the prime minister and the head of Libya's Presidential Council. The talks in Athens with...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles Greece's Aegean Sea islands

Apr. 13, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.2 struck Tuesday between the southeastern Aegean Sea islands of Nissyros and Tilos, Greek authorities said. There were no reports of damage or injury. Athens University's Geodynamic...

Now Piedmont University, Georgia school sheds college label

Apr. 13, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

DEMOREST, Ga. (AP) — A north Georgia institution has made the jump from college to university. The former Piedmont College officially became Piedmont University on Friday, also adopting a new logo. The 2,500-student private university tells local...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...