US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter

...percent rate. It was the first positive contribution in more than two years. Federal activity had been constrained by spending cuts and last year's partial government shutdown.Defense spending shot up at a 16 percent rate, the fastest advance since a 17...

Area nonprofits to speak out on proposed cuts

...out against proposed 25 percent cuts to the city portions of their...Administrator Tameka Allen proposed the cuts ? for entities to which the city...332,470 annual appropriation cut by some $83,000, said Executive...the things they're trying to cut is health care services," Walton...

Sweden's Rikard Karlberg leads in Malaysia

...Karlberg, who splits his time between the Asian and European tours, is making only his third PGA Tour appearance after missing the cut twice in the U.S. Open."Just enjoy it and have fun out there made a big difference to me," he said. "So I haven't...

Florida State rallies past Louisville behind Winston

...which Rudolph recovered at the Florida State 40.The Seminoles turned it over on downs but Winston found Rudolph wide open down the middle between two defenders for a 68-yard TD strike that cut it to 24-14 with 9:51 left in the quarter.

Postseason aces become an Augusta thing

...them through postseasons hold a special place in MLB history. Augusta can proudly say it saw two of them when they were clean-cut, wide-eyed teenagers with historical careers in front of them. For what Bumgarner accomplished this postseason, Augusta...

Lottery-funded scholarships need review, South Carolina audit says

...nearly $173 million in 2012-13. The agency used to audit its distributions but stopped after the 2008 recession-era budget cuts. Agency officials say they agree with the recommendation. The agency is seeking $85,000 in the next budget to hire an auditor...

Details of Augusta's proposed stormwater fee emerge during budget workshop

...youth-oriented services each provides, making agreement to cut their funds unlikely.Cameron Nixon, chairman of the Downtown...Copperfield" before the next work session to avoid having to cut the agencies.It was "one of the hardest recommendations to...

'Rumble in the Jungle' stands the test of time

...boma ye, Ali boma ye (Ali, kill him)."If Foreman was miserable in Africa right from the start, it got worse when he was cut days before the fight and it was postponed six weeks. Foreman wanted to go to Paris to recuperate and train, but the fear was...

Georgia coach Mark Richt believes Todd Gurley will finish season 'with honor'

...Will Muschamp said. "He's a low center of gravity guy, he's a 230-pound back that runs extremely well, he's a one cut runner. He gets the ball north and south and he runs through contact. He never stops his feet."Georgia closed its practice...

Edwin McCain happy to take musical career in own hands

...duties that come with getting songs on the radio and creating the visibility needed to be a major star."I wasn't really cut out for that," McCain said. "And we (Atlantic and McCain) both sort of discovered that once we got into the thick of it...