Thompkins lifts Laney at WACO

...region favorites. Laney (3-2, 1-0) had lost five in a row to Washington County since 2001 and its last victory in the House of Pain was in 1989 (15-13).The Golden Hawks started out 0-4 against a difficult nonregion schedule that included...

East Coast, already drenched with rain, fears hurricane could bring 10 inches by next week

RALEIGH, N.C. - Steady rain drenched much of the East Coast on Wednesday, flooding roads, closing schools and forcing some people from their homes. And forecasters say the worst is yet to come.

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen ready for new, post-Boehner chapter

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen would not comment directly on whom he will support to replace John Boehner, but congressional voting records suggest it might be House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Speaker must be fair

He should end the practice in choosing bills while ignoring the minority party.

GOP needs an action figure

...the upper hand?There have been Republican majorities in the House and Senate for nearly a year now. Just what have they...over."What the GOP needs now is a uniting presence in the House speakership ? someone who can help heal party fractures...

No shutdown: House approves bill to keep government open

Congress is sending legislation to President Obama that would head off the threat of a government shutdown at midnight Wednesday.

Doing the right thing

We wish John Boehner's successor well in reuniting the party and restoring the republic.

Boehner leaving Congress

...Republicans today that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, giving up his top leadership post and his seat in the House in the face of hardline conservative opposition.The 13-term Ohio Republican shocked his GOP caucus early this morning...

Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton dies

HOUSTON - Milo Hamilton, a Hall of Fame broadcaster whose radio calls over six decades included 11 no-hitters and Hank Aaron's historic 715th home run in 1974, died on Thursday. He was 88.

Questions await Ga. legislature's role in pipeline

...want, but they have said most will indeed be along establish rights of way.Burns' resolution won unanimous support in the House and Senate, and since then, his Republican House colleagues elected him majority leader. That makes him a powerful...