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School threats prompt proposals for tougher penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the U.S. are proposing stiffer penalties ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Los Angeles schools closed due to threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, have been ordered closed due to an ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Smart excited about good first week with Georgia recruits

For one week, Kirby Smart could devote his full attention to his new job as Georgia's coach - complete with a hectic travel schedule for ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Stockbridge mayor resigns after city council meeting

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Stockbridge has resigned after a meeting addressing his temper.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


US stocks gain in early trading, Sirius up on Stern deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are climbing in early trading as buyers return to a market that has been mostly beaten down in recent days.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

NEW YORK (AP) - While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Clarkesville mayor dies after being shot at his home

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say Clarkesville's mayor, Dr. Terry Greene, has died after a shooting at his home.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ole Miss DT Nkemdiche charged with possession of marijuana

Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has been charged with possession of marijuana after being hospitalized following a fall at an Atlanta hotel.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

CINCINNATI (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement on Monday, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baltimore braces as first trial in Freddie Gray death closes

BALTIMORE (AP) - The city of Baltimore braced for a verdict Monday in the first of six trials of police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nearly 200 nations pledge to slow global warming

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution but imposing no sanctions on countries that don't.

December 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Emory considers ban on Yik Yak app after student complaints

ATLANTA (AP) - In response to students' concerns, Emory University says it will set up a task force to look at the feasibility of blocking a popular social media app called Yik Yak.

December 11, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Obama to sign education law rewrite; power shift to states

WASHINGTON (AP) - With his signature Thursday, President Barack Obama is setting the nation's public schools on a sweeping new course of accountability that will change the way teachers are evaluated and how the poorest performing schools are pushed to improve.

December 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher in early trade; energy sector recovers

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading following a three-day losing streak.

December 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Diamondbacks get pitcher Shelby Miller from Braves

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired All-Star right-hander Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for overall No. 1 draft pick Dansby Swanson, outfielder Ender Inciarte and pitching prospect Aaron Blair.

December 09, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


German leader Angela Merkel named Time's Person of the Year

HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

December 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Brian Keith Terrell executed for killing Newton County man

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A death row inmate who insisted he was innocent shook his head while looking at Georgia officials before his death sentence was carried out early Wednesday.

December 09, 2015 | Associated Press | LOCAL


Brian Keith Terrell execution awaits high court decision

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man convicted of killing a close friend of his mother was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening, and the planned hour passed with his defense lawyers pressing the nation's highest court to stop the death sentence from being carried out.

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | LOCAL


Georgia announces 2016 candidates on primary ballots

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's secretary of state says presidential candidates for the state's March 1 primary have been selected.

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Michael Vick lobbies for law to protect animals in hot cars

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - NFL quarterback Michael Vick is at Pennsylvania's state Capitol to make a pitch for legislation to help protect cats and dogs from being left in hot vehicles.

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man to be executed for Covington killing tonight

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man convicted of forging checks and killing a close friend of his mother is to be executed Tuesday despite his claims that he didn't commit the murder.

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | LOCAL


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