United Way of Central Georgia annual meeting featured Amanda Miliner, former Miss Georgia and Georgia Teacher of the Year; and Brian Jordan, former player for Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons as guest speakers.
A California state district engineer approved $3.9 million in payments to the firm that employed the worker's spouse and the state public health department improperly reimbursed an official $75,000 for driving to work, according to an audit released Thursday.
With Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel movement announcing an agreement on a historic peace deal, and the Colombian president moving quickly to hold a national referendum on it, The Associated Press explains how the conflict began and developed over the decades.
Striking informal miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister on Thursday after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park.
A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman will no longer hear criminal cases, a move that came at his own request.