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Deal: No decision yet on allowing guns on Georgia campuses

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor says he hasn't made a decision on legislation allowing concealed handguns on the state's college campuses.

April 27, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pop superstar Prince dead

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) - Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red ...

April 21, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Willett wins the Masters after shocking Spieth collapse

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth couldn't bear to watch, turning his head before another shot splashed into Rae's Creek. Moments later, Danny Willett ...

April 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding ...

April 06, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Warner Robins council considering $22 million sports complex

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - City officials in Warner Robins are considering a proposed $22 million sports complex aimed at luring baseball and softball tournaments to ...

April 05, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Actress Patty Duke dies at 69

NEW YORK (AP) - The courage that a teenage Patty Duke portrayed on-screen as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" was breathtaking and Oscar-winning.

March 30, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As session ends, Georgia lawmakers check off key bills

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to bills setting strict timelines for testing rape kits and creating state-funded grants to pregnancy resource centers ...

March 25, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


At least 31 dead in bombings of Brussels airport, metro

BRUSSELS (AP) - Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens ...

March 22, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SeaWorld says it will end killer whale breeding program

MIAMI (AP) - SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, essentially phasing out the iconic orcas from its theme parks following years of ...

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia governor questions campus guns bill to NRA backlash

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor stopped short of a veto threat against a bill lifting a weapons ban on the state's public college campuses ...

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, challenging Republicans to reject a long-time ...

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Louisiana on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring at least seven others before fatally shooting himself, officials said.

July 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Charleston shooting defendant to provide handwriting samples

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church was ordered to provide handwriting samples to investigators, and prosecutors hope to match it with notes and other writings that point to motive.

July 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Last words from slain Marine to girlfriend: 'ACTIVE SHOOTER'

They were four people charged with the safety of others, gunned down in a place where the nation's defense is the paramount mission for those who pass through its doors. They are being deemed heroes by some, and the cruel irony of protectors becoming targets was not lost, with President Barack Obama calling it "a heartbreaking circumstance" to lose four men who served "with great valor."

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Engine fire on Delta flight forces emergency landing

SEATTLE (AP) - Passengers saw flames shoot from an airliner's engine and the Delta flight with more than 260 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at the Seattle airport before dawn Thursday.

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


4 Marines killed in attacks in Tenn.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines and wounding a soldier and a police officer, officials said. The suspect also was killed.

July 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New species of feather-winged dinosaur unearthed in China

LONDON (AP) - A nearly complete, new dinosaur fossil has been unearthed in China, the first in its family to have unusually short feathered wings.

July 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is rejecting the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

July 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


In Iran deal, Obama sees validation for diplomatic gamble

WASHINGTON (AP) - To President Barack Obama, the historic nuclear accord with Iran is a validation of an arduous, politically fraught diplomatic gamble, one he foreshadowed before winning the White House and one that will shape his legacy long after he leaves.

July 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Harper Lee's town joyful, anxious over 'Mockingbird' sequel

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Author Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville buzzed with excitement over the Tuesday release of her novel "Go Set a Watchman," the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning "To Kill a Mockingbird." The town is the model for Maycomb, the setting of both books. A full day of celebrations is planned, including readings, tours and a mint julep cocktail hour outside the old courthouse.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a "new direction," while sharply warning Congress that it would be irresponsible to block the accord.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sculptor Andy Davis has died after Georgia crash

ATLANTA (AP) - The artist selected to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds died Sunday after a weekend crash involving a suspected drunken driver, a coroner said. Andy Davis was 53.

July 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama commutes sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders on Monday, including 14 who were sentenced to life in prison, saying "their punishments didn't fit the crime."

July 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely.

July 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Omar Sharif, of "Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," dies

CAIRO (AP) - Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor with the dark, soulful eyes who soared to international stardom in movie epics, "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," died Friday. He was 83.

July 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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