NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games.
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said.
Major U.S. stock indexes surged in afternoon trading Monday, as investors cheered encouraging economic data and the latest batch of corporate deal news. Expectations that any increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate this year will be gradual also helped lift the market.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban is expected to address the media Monday after two Crimson Tide players were arrested in separate cases over the weekend.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.
ATLANTA (AP) - A House committee expected to take up a divisive religious freedom bill will not meet as planned.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher, led by energy companies.
NEW YORK (AP) - Comedy Central has named Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.
ATLANTA (AP) - With three days left in the year's session, Georgia lawmakers plowed through a packed calendar on Friday sending bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature or across the hall to the other chamber for review.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and made partner before her fraud was discovered.
NEW YORK (AP) - A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has rejected a bill preventing cities from banning plastic bags.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia could raise an extra $585 million by increasing its tobacco taxes, according an analysis by Georgia State University that comes as state leaders seek ways to pay for transportation projects.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - At least one gunman opened fire Saturday on a Copenhagen cafe, killing one man in what authorities called a likely terror attack during a free speech event organized by an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks traded at record levels on Friday as the price of oil jumped again, giving a lift to energy stocks.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Police have charged a homeless man with performing a sex act on a woman's body at a funeral home in Columbus.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn is replacing the Toomer's Corner oak trees that were poisoned by a University of Alabama fan.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Friday to make permanent an expired tax break designed to help small businesses invest in equipment and property, defying a veto threat by the White House.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are inching higher in early trading as traders pore over the latest batch of company earnings reports.
ATLANTA (AP) - Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and the only child between Houston and ex-husband Bobby Brown, has been hospitalized since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her suburban Atlanta home on Jan. 31.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are searching for a person they believe stole almost 800 pairs of panties from a Victoria's Secret store.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama's law could be short-lived.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose Thursday, climbing close to an all-time high, as technology, materials and energy companies notched big gains.
ATLANTA (AP) - Whitney Houston's daughter was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people days before she was hospitalized, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill letting thousands of Georgians who did not pass high school graduation tests petition local officials for diplomas.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has passed and sent to the House two proposals aimed at cracking down on pimps and others engaged in what lawmakers say is an increasing problem of sexual exploitation of children in Georgia.
NEW YORK (AP) - Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $1.33 billion, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace in the fiercely competitive travel-booking industry.