At least 52 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are taking antibiotics as a precaution because of a lab safety problem that may have accidentally exposed them to anthrax.
ATLANTA (AP) - Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, will posthumously receive a Congressional Gold Medal this month, marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Congressman Hank Johnson announced Thursday more than $16 million in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons and their families in Georgia's Fourth Congressional District.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of its staff in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria because of a safety problem at one of its labs.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say a man whose 22-month-old son died after being left in a hot SUV for hours has been charged with felony murder.
ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a toddler has died after being left in an SUV all day.
LAFAYETTE, Ga. (AP) - A sheriff's department in northwest Georgia is mourning the loss of a canine officer who was fatally shot after about three months on the job.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 7.2 percent in May -- up from 6.9 percent in April.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are warning of isolated and scattered thunderstorms throughout most of Georgia.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are asking landowners to be patient with Canada geese during their summer molting period.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A suburban Atlanta woman accused of arranging for her son to travel with a stranger she found on Craigslist is being held in the Cobb County jail, police said Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - The State of Georgia and federal officials have reached a settlement with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to address mortgage loan and foreclosure issues.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say a storm system and heavy rain is expected to linger in most of Georgia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billons, calling the preventative screening important for vulnerable seniors.
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's child protection agency is facing a $1 million lawsuit in the death of a malnourished 14-year-old girl who weighed 43 pounds when she died in June in Smyrna.
JONESBORO (AP) - Police are searching for three men who opened fire inside a Clayton County restaurant, killing the owner's son.
ATLANTA - Morehouse College in Atlanta has agreed to pay $1.2 million to end a federal investigation into what officials call the misuse of funds intended to promote scientific study, the U.S. Department of Justice announced late Friday.
ATLANTA - Authorities say Atlanta firefighters and a police officer worked together to rescue a 300-pound man from a burning home, saving his life.
PEACHTREE CITY (AP) - A Newnan man is being held at the Fayette County jail on bonds totaling more than $23,000 after police charged him with having a portable methamphetamine lab in his backpack at a Peachtree City Walmart.
DOUGLASVILLE - Douglas County District Attorney David McDade says he plans to seek the death penalty against two of the four men suspected in the beating death of 18-year-old Bobby Tillman at a party last November.
Atlanta - Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Lamkin, in conjunction with Police Chief Charles F. Simons from the Valdosta Police Department, provides the following information concerning the August 2 armed robbery of the Certus Bank, located at 460 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Georgia:
SAVANNAH (AP) - Police say a Savannah businessman is charged with firing gunshots from his Audi convertible into the sport-utility vehicle of a vacationing family traveling on Interstate 95.
ATLANTA - Atlanta police say 17-month-old twin sisters are recovering from mild dehydration after they were locked in their mother's car for over an hour.
ATLANTA - Georgia has been awarded $1 million by Complete College America to help more students in the state finish their degree.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - A classmate of a recent Mercer University law school graduate has been charged with killing her.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two Georgia high school football players have died, one of them after he collapsed while leaving the field after practice.
ATLANTA (AP) - There's no doubt it's going to be hot in Georgia for the rest of the week. The question is whether the heat will be record-breaking.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University has fallen out of the top five on the Princeton Review's annual party school list.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities who charged a Georgia man with killing his wife are now looking into the death of his first wife in 1990.
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - The parents of a 2-year-old who died in a hot van outside a Jonesboro day care center have welcomed a judge's order for a teenager to create a memorial to the toddler.