LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — A former teacher and University of Georgia football player who admitted to a sexual relationship with a student will serve five years in prison.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victor…
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his ownership role in a new company, a mysterious outfit that featured his top federal staffer in a false testimonial promoting its services, an Associated Press review shows.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a congressman from Iowa's failure to disclose an internet marketing company that he helped form in 2016 (all times local):
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteer instructors for its off-road vehicle safety education program.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 2 Pennsylvania GOP legislative leaders ask US Supreme Court to block congressional district map likely to help Democrats.
ATLANTA (AP) — With Georgia experiencing a spike in both fatal crashes and auto insurance premiums, legislators advanced a proposal to make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate has called on the federal government to change the name of a small body of water known as Runaway Negro Creek.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says its men's swimming and diving team will not participate in this week's Ivy League Championships as it investigates allegations of hazing.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department says it's making no significant changes in its plans before a basketball tournament during which shootings have occurred the past two years.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has taken the witness stand at a New York City trial where she's accusing the United States Tennis Association of negligence.
HOUSTON (AP) — Katy Taylor was 16 as she watched the ladies figure skating competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin from her home in Houston, visualizing the leap from alternate to Olympian she felt was sure to come in four short years.
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of anti-gun protesters have descended on the Georgia Capitol, fighting through drizzling rain to lobby the legislature for stricter gun laws.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge is being asked to throw out a confession from a Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. who's charged in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency is seeking a $145,000 fine for safety violations by employees at the Plant Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia.
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A high school basketball player in Philadelphia says a referee forced her to leave a game because she was wearing a hijab.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.
NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper.
JUNCOS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shortly after becoming the first person from this hillside industrial town 40 minutes from San Juan to reach the major leagues, Rangers reliever Alex Claudio searched online for a tattoo design to display his Puerto Rican pride.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is preparing to open a baseball exhibition including works from its collection, rare cards, memorabilia and collectibles.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week's shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Author Stephen King is calling a Maine congressman an "NRA sweetheart" for receiving thousands of dollars from the gun rights advocacy group.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three Russian biathletes have sued the country's former anti-doping laboratory director, saying he severely damaged or destroyed their careers with lies.
ATLANTA (AP) — The governor and lawmakers have announced a proposal to slash income taxes in Georgia in response to federal tax changes passed in December.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has announced the departure of its longtime vice president for legal affairs as it deals with fallout over a disgraced sports doctor who sexually assaulted female athletes.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For years, Zavier Thompson has followed Marvel superhero movies. But the 16-year-old student in Albuquerque has always wanted to see a popular film with a black superhero and black themes.
The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.
ATLANTA (AP) — A proposal that would allow religious adoption agencies in Georgia to refuse to work with same-sex couples has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Feb. 19 about a Republican state senator charged with extorting page for sex, The Associated Press reported erroneously on Dennis Algiere's position. He is minority leader in the Senate, not the House.
GRAYSON, Ga. (AP) — A man who authorities say participated in forcing a goat to ingest whiskey and cocaine has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone, acknowledging they're playing catch-up with the GOP.
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he was "deathly afraid" as his 90-year-old wife underwent surgery over the weekend.
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Just the thought of being at the Olympics on Tuesday made Swiss ski racer Lara Gut smile broadly, and that had nothing to do with it being the last opportunity to train for the downhill, an event in which she earned a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — New Pennsylvania congressional district map could boost Democratic Party's quest to capture control of US House.