ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has dropped below 6 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has unanimously passed legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking.
NEW YORK (AP) - Investors cheered moves by Google and credit-card companies on Wednesday and sent the stock market to a solid gain. Google helped set off a surge in technology stocks after it unveiled a low-cost wireless phone service.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender. The deputy who answered thought it was a prank. It wasn't.
ELLABELLE, Ga. (AP) â" Five people died early Wednesday in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 16 west of Savannah that authorities said began when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and smashed into stop-and-go traffic.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were wavering between small gains and losses in early trading Tuesday as investors looked over the latest company earnings reports. Chipotle Mexican Grill fell after the company said a shortage of pork meat was affecting its results, while KFC and Taco Bell owner Yum Brands rose after reporting higher global sales. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed above 20,000 for the first time in 15 years.
NEW YORK (AP) - Vowing that "we will not be silenced," television's Dr. Oz is fighting back against critics who are trying to get him removed from a faculty position at Columbia University.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say Georgia schools are not required to discard Blue Bell ice cream products, but some of the state's largest school systems say they are doing so.
NEW YORK (AP) - People magazine has named Sandra Bullock as the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" for 2015.
WEST POINT, Ga. (AP) - A shooting inside the Kia Motors auto manufacturing plant in Georgia left one worker wounded and another in custody after armed officers swarmed the site Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Pete Wheeler, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, died Tuesday as the longest-serving state agency head after holding the job for more than six decades.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons will open the season hosting the Philadelphia Eagles in a Monday night game on Sept. 14.
PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi sheriff said Friday that a black man found hanging from a tree did not appear to have stepped off of anything before he died.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Georgia State coach Ron Hunter is getting a new cast on his injured left foot.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has approved a state spending plan for the next year, setting up negotiations with House lawmakers who already have approved their own version.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have signed free agent Jacob Tamme, looking for help at tight end one year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.
ATLANTA (AP) - DeKalb County has agreed to policy changes that aim to protect the rights of people who can't afford to make fine and fee payments required for traffic violations and other misdemeanor offenses.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A woman advertising baby clothes on Craigslist lured a pregnant stranger to her Colorado home and then stabbed her in the belly and took out her unborn child, police say.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market drifted lower in Thursday trading, giving up some of its gains from the day before. Another plunge in oil prices yanked Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other energy companies down.
State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has dropped to 6.3 percent, its lowest mark since January 2008.
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - The Stockbridge city council is ordering the mayor to undergo anger management counseling.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The president of Penn State University says a fraternity's Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women is both sad and "very offensive."
The Federal Reserve is signaling that it's edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows in light of a strengthening job market. The Fed no longer says it will be "patient" in starting to raise its benchmark rate.
ATLANTA (AP) - Travelers passing through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport may now reserve parking spaces online.
ATLANTA (AP) - A key Senate committee on Tuesday approved significant changes to a bill aimed at raising $1 billion for Georgia's transportation needs.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta voters have approved a $250 million bond package aimed at fixing aging infrastructure such as roads, bridges, sidewalks and buildings.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The latest fallout from a racist video involving Oklahoma fraternity members is a ban on hoop skirts at University of Georgia social events.