ATLANTA (AP) - With three days left in the year's session, Georgia lawmakers plowed through a packed calendar on Friday sending bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature or across the hall to the other chamber for review.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has rejected a bill preventing cities from banning plastic bags.
ATLANTA (AP) - A divisive religious freedom bill stalled Thursday in a Georgia House committee after a Republican member of the panel successfully added anti-discrimination language to the proposal.
ATLANTA (AP) - An autism insurance bill considered dead earlier this week got a new lease on life Thursday when two key legislators from the House and Senate announced a compromise plan they hope will pass before the session ends next week.
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's largest public beach could become off limits to smoking next year.
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in northeast Georgia have charged two young men with killing a deer in a pasture where it was known to mingle with a farmer's cows.
HONG KONG (AP) - Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about U.S. surveillance programs, has few options to stay one step ahead of the authorities while in apparent hiding.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises in the mail this fall: cancellation notices because their current policies aren't up to the basic standards of President Barack Obama's health care law.
BERLIN (AP) - German doctors say a man spent 15 years with a pencil in his head following a childhood accident.
DETROIT (AP) - A three-day search for one of the winningest college quarterbacks ever ended in a remote wooded area in Michigan, where authorities found his body and were left with a mystery of how he died.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proposing to create a new law enforcement division, separating it from its Wildlife Resources division.
ATLANTA (AP) - USA Network is offering a screening of its new drama series "Graceland" in Atlanta.
DETROIT (AP) - Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Law officers in central Georgia were searching for an inmate they say escaped from the Twiggs County law enforcement center by creating a hole in the shower.
ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say Monroe-based Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. will expand its operations in Walton County, creating 250 new jobs and investing $80 million.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Some states are pushing back against a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states and are being widely put in place this school year.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man who has been charged with killing an elderly Alaska couple and raping their 2-year-old great-granddaughter is a registered sex offender convicted of breaking into a home and assaulting an 11-year-old girl four years ago.
BALTIMORE (AP) - For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship's voyage. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas and the ship's 2,200 passengers were expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday after being flown on charter flights from the Bahamas.
NEW YORK (AP) - Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn't spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren't immediately apparent in the disaster's wake.
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.