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Braves Hall of Famer Phil Niekro: Jim Bunning was ‘a great American’
Jim Bunning won 224 games in a workman-like 17-year major-league career, mostly with the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies. The big right-hander, known for his intimidating mound presence, pitched the first perfect game in modern National League history and became the first pitcher after 1900 to throw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues.

6:43 pm Saturday, May 27, 2017

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85. Known as a no-nonsense pitcher who threw hard and knocked batters down when necessary, Bunning belonged...
Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died
FILE - In this March 4, 2009, file photo, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hall of Fame pitcher Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. Bunning's death Friday, May 26, 2017, was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

1:57 pm Saturday, May 27, 2017

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85. Bunning's family said the ex-senator and baseball great died late Friday of complications from a stroke...
California bills target private business to help immigrants
FILE - In this Mar. 17, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, right, speaks in Los Angeles. California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration with bills aimed at limiting how much private business people can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. A bill that would bar landlords from disclosing tenants' immigration status passed the Assembly on Monday, May 22, 2017. A measure prohibiting employers from letting immigration agents into their worksites without a warrant cleared a key committee Friday, May 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

12:14 pm Saturday, May 27, 2017

California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Democrats control all levels of state...
Prince William leads FA Cup final tribute to Manchester dead
Britain's Prince William, third from left, stands next to wreaths laid on the side of the pitch, as a tribute to the victims of the Manchester bomb attack, before the during the English FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

11:09 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

Prince William laid a wreath on the Wembley Stadium pitch before a minute's silence to honor the victims of the Manchester bomb ahead of the FA Cup final on Saturday. Policing was intensified at English soccer's 90,000-capacity national stadium as part of a vast national security...
The Latest: Obama offers Prince Harry condolences on attack
In this handout photo issued by Kensington Palace, Britain's Prince Harry, left, poses for a photo with former US President Barack Obama following a meeting at Kensington Palace in London, Saturday May 27, 2017. Obama has offered his condolences to victims of the Manchester bombing during a meeting with Prince Harry. The prince's Kensington Palace office tweeted a picture of Harry and Obama at the palace Saturday. (Kensington Palace via AP)

6:35 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Latest on the concert bombing in Manchester, England (all times local): 7 p.m. Former U.S. President Barack Obama has offered his condolences to victims of the Manchester bombing during a meeting with Prince Harry. The prince's Kensington Palace office tweeted a picture of Harry...
Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski
FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew K. Brzezinski testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to examine Russia and developments in Ukraine. Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died at age 89. His death was announced on social media Friday night, May 26, 2017, by his daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

2:36 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

Well before he went to the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus. "He was inquisitive, innovative and a natural choice...
Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter.

7:54 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Turkish government issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terror group, according to The Daily Sabah, a pro-government Turkish newspaper. >> Read more trending news Kanter was detained at a Romanian airport ...
British Airways says computer glitches causing delays
British Airways aircraft on the tarmac at London's Heathrow Airport.

7:19 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

Computer problems are causing long lines and flight delays for British Airways passengers worldwide, the BBC reported Saturday. Airline officials apologized for the "global system outage" and said they were "working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible...
UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info
This is a handout photo taken from CCTV and issued on Saturday, May 27, 2017 by Greater Manchester Police who have altered the surrounding area of Salman Abedi, in an unknown location on the night of the attack on Manchester Arena. The police released surveillance-camera images of the bomber on the night of the May attack as they appealed for information about his final days. (Greater Manchester Police via AP)

5:11 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days. Authorities said they had made major progress in unravelling the plot behind the concert bombing...
Green Bay named country’s ‘drunkest city’
Beer on tap.

3:57 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

During the 1960s, Green Bay, Wisconsin, was known as Titletown because of the success of the NFL’s Packers, winners of five league titles and the first two Super Bowls. >> Read more trending news Green Bay can add another title now. According to 24/7 Wall St., a...
US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM
FILE - In this May 21, 2107 file photo people watch a TV news program showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. With North Korea’s nuclear missile threat in mind, the Pentagon is planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will target an intercontinental-range missile. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

2:41 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday The American interceptor...
Garcia shuts down Giants, gets key hit in Braves' 2-0 win
Atlanta Braves pitcher Jaime García works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 26, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

1:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

The way Jaime Garcia was pitching, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker didn't think twice about letting him hit in a key spot in the seventh inning. Garcia made sure that move paid off. Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings and drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single to lead the Atlanta...
Angela JOHNSON

1:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

JOHNSON, Angela C. Of Conyers, passed away May 24, 2017. Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. Rockdale Chapel, Conyers, GA.
Robert WATKINS

1:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

WATKINS, Sr., Robert "Bone" Mr. Robert "Bone" Watkins, Sr., of McDonough, passed on May 26, 2017. His arrangements will be announced later by W. D. Lemon & Sons Funeral Home, 300 Griffin St., McDonough (770) 957-4337 wdlemonfuneralhome.com.
Kristin E. Akins

1:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

Akins - Kristin E. Akins, age 45, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Kristin was born on October 21, 1971. She was a 1989 graduate of Parkview High School in Lilburn, GA and then received her Accounting degree from Dekalb Technical College. Kristin was part owner...
Denis Johnson, author of 'Jesus' Son,' dead at 67

8:06 am Friday, May 26, 2017

Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection "Jesus' Son," has died at age 67. Johnson died Wednesday, according to his literary agent, Nicole Aragi. Johnson died of liver cancer at his...
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