ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" appears headed for a vote in the Georgia House of Representatives after securing a key committee's approval on Monday.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - "Good Morning America" anchor Amy Robach is set to give a commencement speech to University of Georgia undergraduates.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."
LONDON (AP) - Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.
PARIS (AP) - A passenger jet carrying at 150 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams raced to the region, France's president warned that no survivors were expected.
PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Lest there be any doubts that Sen. Ted Cruz will be aggressively courting cultural conservatives, look at where the Republican chose to begin his 2016 presidential campaign Monday: the flagship campus of the nation's largest Christian university.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children have resolved one of two legal disputes dividing them.
GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) - Chief Gary Jones has a clear philosophy when it comes to jailed inmates.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran.
NEW YORK (AP) - Another choppy day on Wall Street is ending with stocks higher on hopes for new stimulus for Europe's economy and on a sharp rise in oil.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia lawmaker who was just re-elected despite being jailed for a sex scandal with a teenager has been indicted on new felony charges, according to a special prosecutor.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Wednesday in a debate over a decades-old strategy for fighting discrimination in housing.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Police say an attempted robbery suspect shot by a customer at a Sonic drive-in near Atlanta has died, prompting authorities to charge a teenager with murder.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled Senate education panel is beginning its revision of the landmark No Child Left Behind education law, focusing first on the thorny issue of federally mandated testing of America's schoolchildren.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, a newly minted GOP senator is promising.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has a new leader.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia State University will offer students co-ed dorm room options next school year.
Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class
ATLANTA (AP) - Lawyers for the state of Georgia have asked a federal judge to stop any action on a challenge to the state's ban on gay marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rule on the issue.
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is ending higher, helped by gains in technology companies and airlines.