SYDNEY (AP) - A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on medical abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.
ATLANTA (AP) - Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie "Gone with the Wind," research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing more than 300 points lower, its worst loss in two months.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks dropped Friday as the rout in oil continued and a report indicated that growth in China, the world's second-largest economy, continues to slow.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Two police officers were shot in a gun battle Friday morning near the eastern edge of Atlanta, and a suspected gunman was being sought, police said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.
NEW YORK (AP) - A rally on the stock market fizzled toward the end of trading as the price of oil sank.
WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director John Brennan defended his agency Thursday from accusations in a Senate report that it used inhumane interrogation techniques against terrorist suspects with no security benefits to the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending and chart a new course for selected, highly shaky pension plans.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's another political victory for the popular potato.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records - 42.9 million people - have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing sharply slower as another plunge in the price of oil dragged down the energy sector.
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard Business School instructor is battling a Chinese restaurant for overcharging him $4 on a takeout order.
NEW YORK (AP) - A mix of good and bad quarterly earnings news from big U.S. companies kept the stock market flipping between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - A bar employee in Atlanta made a grisly discovery when he arrived to open the business: A man's body just outside the entrance.
CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia emerged as a battleground state Monday in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate as Democrat Michelle Nunn announced plans to run for her father's old seat, joining a crowded field of Republican contenders and setting off what will likely be a fiercely contested and costly race.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has withdrawn from a consortium tasked with creating standardized tests aligned with Common Core curriculum, state officials announced Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - The number of people relying on food stamps in Georgia is rising.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio judge has ordered a woman to spend the next five Christmases in jail as part of her sentence for issuing state ID cards and driver's licenses to immigrants who entered the country illegally.
ATLANTA (AP) - Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack.
LONDON (AP) - Palace officials say Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy.
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy who disappeared while on a jet ski in Lake Hartwell has been found safe.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on "Law & Order," has died.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of her hair - making her fight for survival seem a bit easier.
ATLANTA (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources is offering birthday gifts to Georgia anglers.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Scientists are predicting a large mosquito population in Georgia during the next few weeks.
LONDON (AP) - Prince William's wife, Kate, is in labor in a private wing of a central London hospital, palace officials said Monday.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Three elderly sisters and their sister-in-law are sharing their common life experiences once again after being reunited at a Duluth care center.