State lawmakers took a step forward Thursday on two major priorities for the legislative session.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state's net tax collections are up more than 12 percent over this time last year.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a suburban utility vehicle has plunged off a bridge over a creek that flows into Lake Lanier north of Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - The cellphone parking lot at Atlanta's airport will close for a week while improvements are made to roads leading to the terminals.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Convicted Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph is fighting efforts by prosecutors to seize the small profits from his recently published autobiography.
NEW YORK (AP) - Judge Judy will be presiding on television for two more years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is providing rides to 11 relatives of those killed in the shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School so they can attend his gun control speech Monday before heading to Washington on Air Force One to personally encourage senators to back gun legislation that faces tough opposition.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man whose 12-year-old golden retriever ate five $100 bills hopes to be reimbursed by the federal government.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A suspect charged in Mississippi with the cosmetic buttocks injection blamed in the death of a Georgia woman has received a new trial date.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A self-styled street preacher was sentenced to death Thursday in the killings of three down-and-out men lured by bogus job offers posted on Craigslist.
ATLANTA (AP) - The city of Atlanta's economic development arm has voted to approve issuing more than $200 million in bonds to help finance a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.
ATLANTA (AP) - A group that focuses on fighting human rights violations against inmates on Thursday sued the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, saying the agency is violating the state's open records law.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons released starting tackle Tyson Clabo on Thursday, with the move effective after June 1.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The knifepoint kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl started as a burglary, until the suspect apparently changed his mind and took the child from her San Fernando Valley bedroom, police said.
VIDALIA, Ga. (AP) - Automatic spending cuts by the federal government have forced the Blue Angels to pull out of this year's Vidalia Onion Festival.
ATLANTA (AP) - Lawyers for some of the 35 defendants in Atlanta's school cheating scandal are scrambling to get their clients' bonds lowered as defendants slowly turn themselves in to be booked.
(CBS/AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio - In an unusual plea for mercy ahead of his scheduled execution next month, a condemned Ohio killer acknowledged that he intended to sexually assault his girlfriend's 6-month-old daughter but said he never intended to kill the baby.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) - Nearly 300 people are expected to be laid off when a contractor at the Robins Air Force Base shuts down at the end of May.
ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia sheriff says seven dogs fatally mauled a toddler in her backyard as the attack went unnoticed by the girl's mother and other adults inside the house until it was too late.