LAS VEGAS (AP) â" B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials have delayed a vote on preventing local retailers from using plastic bags.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Republicans will hear from three White House hopefuls as the party gathers for its annual convention.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in coastal Georgia say they're investigating a couple that had been keeping dogs, cats, a squirrel and a tortoise in their house.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing with solid gains on Wall Street, breaking a three-day slump.
ATLANTA (AP) - Braves left-hander Mike Minor will miss the rest of the season after shoulder surgery.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta officials are suspending an advertising campaign telling people not to run from police after complaints from the City Council.
NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has apologized for not notifying his employer and viewers about two contributions totaling $50,000 that he made to the Clinton Foundation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency is improperly spending at least $5 billion a year for medical care and supplies that are being purchased outside of required practices for competitive bidding and written contracts.
U.S. stocks climbed in early trading Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak. Investors sized up the latest batch of corporate earnings and applauded a government report indicating that applications for unemployment benefits fell to a 15-year low last week. Technology companies rose the most.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are inviting the public to a series of meetings to discuss potential changes to the structure and cost of hunting and fishing licenses.
ATLANTA (AP) - The FBI is investigating who possibly hacked an electronic billboard after it displayed a pornographic image in Georgia.
MILTON, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested after letting his 15-year-old daughter drive her family home from a concert because he was drunk.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The engineer at the controls of the speeding Amtrak train that lurched off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, has no recollection of the crash, his attorney said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Defending the use of American military power, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday called for an increase in military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten the nation's economic interests.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal signed two bills into law Thursday that remove barriers to dual enrollment participation both for students with dim hopes or plans of attending college and also for high school youngsters who want to earn college credits before being handed their diplomas.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing lower after recouping some of an afternoon swoon.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.
ATLANTA (AP) - A woman is facing three charges after being hit by a freight train in southwest Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - A judge sharply reduced the sentences Thursday for three former Atlanta public school educators who received the harshest prison terms in the city's standardized test cheating trial.
NEW YORK (AP) - A sell-off in stocks worsened in Thursday afternoon trading as investors assessed the latest corporate earnings. Harman International, which makes audio systems for cars, and Yelp, an online listings company, fell sharply after posting weak earnings.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police have charged a former Southeastern Conference football player with killing a 4-year-old boy.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A soldier was found dead after a standoff with police at a Savannah apartment complex.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Having weathered two all-night curfews with no major disturbances, Baltimore officials are now trying to manage growing expectations they will immediately decide whether to prosecute six police officers involved in the arrest of a black man who later died of injuries he apparently received while in custody.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing lower as traders react to weak U.S. economic growth.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A herd of goats wandering through midtown Savannah were unable to resist the lure of a bag of Cheetos.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law that includes an insurance coverage requirement for children 6 and under.
ATLANTA (AP) - Presidential candidate Marco Rubio is slated to address Georgia Republicans at the party's state convention next month.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve downgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly stopped. It offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon.