Latest Athens News

Google promises Greece 20K jobs with cloud expansion

Sep. 29, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Google announced plans Thursday to expand its cloud services infrastructure to Greece, promising to create nearly 20,000 jobs through direct investment and partnerships by the end of the decade. The move follows plans by Microsoft, announced two years ago, to...

Greek police: Campus was 'staging ground' for crime gangs

Sep. 28, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A raid on a sprawling university campus complex in Athens led to the arrests of 32 people who are suspected of belonging to gangs that carried out armed robberies, drug trafficking and other offenses, police in Greece said Wednesday. The suspects are not...

Georgia DB Bullard's status uncertain following DUI arrest

Sep. 26, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Defensive back Javon Bullard's status for No. 1 Georgia's Southeastern Conference game at Missouri on Saturday is uncertain after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Coach Kirby Smart said Bullard must appear before a...

Rourke sets school passing record, Ohio edges FCS Fordham

Sep. 24, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Kurtis Rourke set a single-game passing record for Ohio with 537 yards and his fourth touchdown pass went to Jacoby Jones with 52 seconds remaining to help Ohio hold off FCS-member Fordham 59-52 on Saturday. Fordham, trailing 53-52, drove to its 40 with five...

No. 1 Georgia goes for another blowout vs visiting Kent St

Sep. 22, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — No. 1 Georgia' was all about defense a season ago. Now, the reigning national champions are packing quite an offensive punch. The Bulldogs (3-0) have outscored their opponents 130-10, and more of the same is expected Saturday when they host Kent...

Dominant Dogs: Is this Georgia team even better than 2021?

Sep. 19, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — College football coaches are notorious for hyping up their opponents with preposterous accolades. Still, it was a bit jarring to hear Kent State's Sean Lewis sizing up the reigning national champion Georgia Bulldogs. “I don't think it's an...

Mistrial declared in slayings of 5 people in Alabama

Sep. 19, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the murder trial of an Alabama teenager accused of killing his father, stepmother and three young siblings after new evidence from one of the victim's cellphones became available. Attorneys need time to review a...

Greece's Irene Papas, who earned Hollywood fame, dies at 93

Sep. 14, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Irene Papas, the Greek actress and recording artist renowned for her dramatic performances and austere beauty that earned her prominent roles in Hollywood movies as well as in French and Italian cinema over six decades has died. She was 93. The Greek Culture...

Alabama teen on trial in slaying of dad, stepmom, 3 siblings

Sep. 13, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama youth accused of killing his father, stepmother and three young siblings when he was 14 went on trial Tuesday on capital murder charges. Prosecutors accuse Mason Sisk of shooting his family to death in their north Alabama home in 2019, saying he told...

No. 2 Georgia's defense dominates in shutout of Samford

Sep. 10, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A shutout win wasn't enough for a No. 2 Georgia coming off its impressive opener when it scored touchdowns on its first seven offensive possessions. The reigning national champions fell short of that lofty standard against FCS Samford. Stetson...