DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - None of the DeKalb County school system's commencement ceremonies will take place in places of worship this year in response to parent complaints.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A felon who police say shot himself to death after fatally beating his pregnant wife also raped a 15-year-old girl the same day.
SWAINSBORO, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say a couple has been arrested after a 4-month-old girl in their care was found unresponsive.
ELLENWOOD, Ga. (AP) - Federal authorities are investigating after a Boeing 747 on approach to Atlanta's airport lost parts from its right wing that landed on a woman's house in Clayton County.
DENVER (AP) - In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
WASHINGTON - Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.
ATLANTA (AP) - Part of downtown Atlanta has been transformed into a movie set designed to look like New York City as it appeared more than three decades ago.
COCHRAN, Ga. (AP) - A teenager has been apprehended and charged with murder in the case of a MiddleGeorgia State College student missing for more than two weeks, authorities said.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - A man accused of raping at least five women inside a vacant apartment outside Atlanta is facing several charges.
PHOENIX (AP) - The jury has rendered its verdict - Jodi Arias is guilty of first-degree murder - but the trial is far from finished.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A Cobb County businessman who operates a restaurant on the Marietta Square in suburban Atlanta has been arrested for charges linked to bomb threats at courthouses Tuesday.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - A former Wilcox County sheriff, his son and several other people were sentenced to prison Wednesday for beating jail inmates - one of whom had to have his jaw wired shut because of his injuries - and conspiring to cover up the assault.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A 78-year-old man who had been reported missing was found dead inside his truck outside Atlanta, and his grandson and the suspect's girlfriend now face charges in connection with his killing, police said.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp is warning Georgians to carefully research their investments. Kemp said Georgia consumers should do business only with licensed brokers and investment advisers and should report any suspicion of investment fraud to his office. Kemp pointed consumers to the North American Securities Administrators Association, which has released its annual list of financial products and practices that threaten to trap investors troubled by lingering economic uncertainty and volatile stock markets. The Georgia ...
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County police are looking for a suspect in the shooting of an officer after a traffic stop.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported.
ATLANTA (AP) - Republican House members are pushing a plan that would ban lawmakers from serving on committees if they owe ethics fines.
WASHINGTON (AP) - On the 48th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech (given August 28, 1963), a towering memorial will honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as a man of peace among the many monuments to wars and presidents in the nation's capital. The road to this weekend's dedication, however, has run through hurdles of all kinds - not unlike the long struggle over King's legacy itself.
ATLANTA - Federal bank regulators have sued 17 former directors and officers of Silverton Bank, accusing them of gross negligence and corporate waste.
LAWRENCEVILLE (AP) - Authorities at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center outside Atlanta say they've ended efforts to find a research monkey missing since June.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Georgia man is set to plead guilty later this week to his role in a kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say cost the Navy $7 to $20 million.
UPDATE: Authorities say normal operations have resumed at the Fulton County Courthouse. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said people have returned to the downtown Atlanta complex after authorities searched the area Monday morning. Flanagan said someone had called in a bomb threat. The building was briefly evacuated and several streets surrounding the courthouse, including Peachtree, Martin Luther King and Forsyth, were blocked off while authorities investigate. ________________________________________________________________________________________ ATLANTA - Fulton County sheriff's office spokeswoman Tracy ...
CEDARTOWN (AP) - Polk County firefighters say two people are dead after an explosion and fire south of Cedartown.
ATLANTA - At least 51 Atlanta police officers were found to lack the authority to make arrests because they hadn't met state requirements for training, department officials said.
AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - Officials at Six Flags Over Georgia say they're searching for actors, as well as performers such as sword swallowers and fire eaters, to perform during the amusement park's upcoming Fright Fest in October.
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - Video from a police cruiser in this rural Georgia town shows just how quickly a traffic stop can turn deadly.
NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett County fire investigators say a fire at a business in Gwinnett County was caused by arson.
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Fulton County and Atlanta officials to move ahead with the sale of the city jail to the county.