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Dying Alabama man experiences son's high school graduation

Jun. 26, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Suffering from liver and bile duct cancer, Mike Bowden couldn’t attend Russell County High School’s Class of 2022 ceremony to see his son Michael graduate. But thanks to the extra effort from his family and school administrators, a special ceremony was conducted in...

Ozuna's 2-run homer in 8th powers Braves past Dodgers 5-3

Jun. 25, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna says he's beginning to see evidence of his work to regain his timing at the plate after missing most of last season. The Braves outfielder backed up that claim with his biggest hit of the season. Ozuna hit a tiebreaking homer in the...

Dodgers confirm top set-up reliever Hudson lost for season

Jun. 25, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Daniel Hudson was placed on the injury list Saturday with a season-ending torn left ACL. The move was expected after Hudson’s knee buckled in the eighth inning of Friday night’s 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves as he reacted to a...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Ex-officer pleads guilty in Georgia inmate assault cover-up

Jun. 25, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former supervisory officer at a Georgia prison has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he tried to cover up the assault of an inmate by guards. Geary Staten faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to failing to...

Turner homers, Dodgers stop Braves 4-1 in Freeman's return

Jun. 24, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman was smiling after his long, emotional day. At the end of a night that included a lot of tears, Freeman was happy because he felt good about showing his appreciation to Atlanta fans — and playing well for his new Los Angeles team. Trea...

Emotional Freeman given ovation, ring in return to Atlanta

Jun. 24, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman expected to be emotional during his anticipated return to Atlanta. He wasn't prepared for the flood of feelings — and tears — that came before his first game back as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. A rush of...

Ionescu, Howard power Liberty to 89-77 win over Dream

Jun. 24, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored 21 points, Natasha Howard had 19 and Marine Johannes added 17 as the New York Liberty defeated the Atlanta Dream 89-77 on Friday night. The Liberty(8-10) made a season-high 16 3-pointers, with five each by Ionescu and Johannes. Howard had 10...

Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

Jun. 24, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After weeks of ferocious fighting, Ukrainian forces have begun retreating from a besieged city in the country's east to move to stronger positions, a regional official said Friday, the four-month mark in Russia's invasion. The planned withdrawal from...

3 siblings drown in same Georgia lake on same day

Jun. 24, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (AP) — A 22-year-old woman and her two younger brothers have drowned in a Georgia lake, authorities said. Lincoln County Sheriff Paul Reviere said the three siblings drowned Thursday in the Amity Recreation Area on Clarks Hill Lake. Coroner Tim...