ATHENS, Ga. — Elementary school students in Athens launched a weather balloon that reached an altitude of nearly 97,000 feet and traveled nearly 100 miles to Sparta.
PERDIDO KEY, Fla. — Authorities say they have found the body of an 8-year-old autistic boy who went missing while vacationing in the Florida Panhandle.
LOS ANGELES — “Star Trek: Into Darkness” has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it’s not setting any light-speed records with a debut that’s lower than the studio’s expectations.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million — the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
DAMASCUS, Va. — Authorities believe the driver who plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Virginia mountain town parade suffered from a medical condition and did not cause the crash intentionally, an emergency official said Sunday.
PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — Several families were evacuated after flooding on Highway 127 in Pikeville.
ATLANTA — Ramiro Pena had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in a four-run eighth inning, Jordan Schafer drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves rallied against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory on a rain-soaked Sunday.
EDMOND, Okla. — A powerful storm system rumbled through the Plains and upper Midwest on Sunday, spawning tornadoes that damaged roofs and structures near Oklahoma City and kicked up debris in Wichita, Kan.
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs struck first in the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 on Sunday.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Two FBI agents have been killed in a training accident in Virginia.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is looking for Terry Releford in connection with a woman's suspicious death early this morning.
GADSDEN, Ala. — Some residents near a proposed wind farm on Lookout Mountain are getting organized to oppose the project.
ATLANTA — President Barack Obama is telling graduates of Morehouse College to take the power of their example — as black men graduating from college — and use it to improve people’s lives.
NASHVILLE — A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel’s Mossad and the American CIA spy agency.