AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A trip to county jail or state prison might not be the worst sight ahead for some of Augusta's poorest criminal defendants.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia school district will provide every student with free breakfast and lunch starting next year.
ATLANTA (AP) - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oh, those puppy eyes.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A plan to make the Bible the official state book in Tennessee derailed Thursday when the Republican-controlled Senate sent the measure back to a committee, effectively killing it this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power is shuttering coal and oil powered units throughout the state as part of a plan that was approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major stock indexes flipped from losses to gains Thursday afternoon following a rebound in crude oil prices. Major markets in Europe finished with losses amid renewed concerns that Greece could default on its debts.
ATLANTA (AP) - An emotional Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that permits the use of medical marijuana to treat eight serious health problems.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would repeal the federal tax on estates.
NEW YORK (AP) - For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower as more companies report earnings.
ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 6.3 percent is unchanged from the previous month, and still well below the 7.3 percent rate from a year ago.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a dog was found trembling after someone discarded the animal and his bed in a Dumpster behind a metro Atlanta Goodwill store.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lottery officials say more than $261 million in proceeds was used to fund education initiatives during the third quarter of 2014.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing.
NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it's needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - He still is in college, but Nick DiChiara already has been granted early access to a product that promises to change the way folks use computer technology.
NEW YORK (AP) - With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack.
OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) - Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York that - like the Republican Party - is struggling to grow.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials say archers throughout the state may begin hunting deer this weekend.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's state parks plan to offer free admission, volunteer projects and family friendly events on "Your State Parks Day."
Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he's standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones aren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch called the Apple Watch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - In some ways, Rebecca Wright doesn't understand all the fuss over her 96-year-old mother's recent marriage. After all, she says, "Anybody who wants to get married must have a little dementia."
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - It was supposed to be a lesson in growing your own food, healthy eating and helping the less fortunate. Instead, a group of Maine fifth-graders got a lesson in the harsh realities of life.
MOUNT JEWETT, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police say a man broke into a northwestern Pennsylvania bar, where he was found napping on a table.