US announces $20 billion settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

...legal fighting over the 134 million-gallon spill. It also would bind the company to a massive cleanup project in the Gulf Coast area aimed at restoring wildlife, habitat and water quality."BP is receiving the punishment it deserves, while also...

Braves boast big collection of talent at instructional league

...shown no symptoms of the injury since turning pro.In fact, Allard was nearly perfect in his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League this season, allowing one hit over six scoreless innings with no walks and 12 strikeouts.Herbert was Allard's...

Questions await Ga. legislature's role in pipeline

...Texas-based Kinder Morgan for a $1 billion, 360-mile Palmetto Pipeline to carry gasoline, ethanol and diesel fuel from the Gulf Coast to South Carolina and then south along the Savannah River to Savannah and finally Jacksonville sparked outrage from environmentalists...

Braves hire George Lombard for development staff

...their minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator since 2013. He also has managerial experience by running the Gulf Coast League Red Sox for two years and was the Lowell hitting coach in 2010. PROMISING START: While Hector Olivera's major...

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia is prepared for coming weather

...be ready to respond if needed.Erika is expected to come closest to South Florida late Sun day and early Monday. The Gulf Coast is currently at the center of the projected path. Though the storm could brush South Florida, the most recent forecast...

Southeast watches storm approach

...today, the forecast showed the storm hitting the state Monday. The forecast path has Erika skirting the state's Gulf Coast and then moving up Florida's spine north of Tampa.The next 24 hours will be critical in the storm's development...

Residents recall devastation of storm

...have them anymore. In Slidell, we stopped having them." Mission leader remembers seeing areas like 'war zone'As Gulf Coast residents evacuated their homes, church groups from Au gusta flocked to aid those in need.Donald Thorstad, a member...

US eases crude oil export ban, allows trade with Mexico

...Keystone XL pipeline. That proposed project would carry crude oil from Canada's tar sands to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast, so the influx of heavy crude from Mexico could play into a decision about whether the controversial pipeline is necessary...

Braves' Bird has stuff for majors despite little attention in trade

...a 1.80 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 10 innings in the Gulf Coast League.Soroka, a 17-year-old drafted out of Canada...hitting .255 with five doubles and seven home runs in 30 Gulf Coast League games.The 18-year-old third baseman was...

Red-hot Cardinals dump Braves in series opener

...The Braves, who were opening a 10-game road trip, have lost nine of their last 12 overall.Atlanta's Freddie Freeman began a rehabilitation assignment with the Rookie League Gulf Coast team in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Friday.