WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Powerful lightning and high winds from storms over Barrow County kept firefighters and emergency crews busy all night.
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and driving:
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.
CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) â Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) - Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 1 of the season:
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a veteran sheriff's captain is accused of using a computer to have an inappropriate relationship a 14-year-old boy.
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth inside a Walmart near Atlanta.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, says a White House official, who indicated executive steps Obama could begin promptly as he refocuses immigration enforcement away from the country's interior and on to a Mexican border overrun by children crossing illegally from Central America.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors' money to victims of crashes in GM small cars - provided they can prove the cars' ignition switches caused the crash.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter's grandson, stepped into the pulpit of South Columbus United Methodist Church for a Palm Sunday sermon and offered a message of Christian responsibility to the poor, with his phone in hand.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A government official in coastal Georgia is proposing to rename a county courthouse after a former state lawmaker, the late J. Tom Coleman Jr.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Transportation officials say construction lane closures will be suspended during the holiday weekend.
DENVER (AP) â" Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted two men on charges they were part of a long-running scheme to defraud Delta Airlines.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option of arming teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Lew enforcement officials in Georgia are participating in a nationally coordinated effort to discourage boating under the influence.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced Georgia businesswoman Edna Goble to 30 months in prison for bribing a former Greenville Public Schools superintendent to use her reading program for children.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.