LOS ANGELES (AP) - All that's left of Doodles are his ashes, a clay impression of his paw and a whole lot of questions owner Patricia Cassidy has about his mysterious death.
ATLANTA (AP) - The twin giant panda cubs born in July at Zoo Atlanta now have names.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Doctors may soon have two new drug options for patients with hepatitis C, just as the liver-destroying virus becomes a major public health concern for millions of baby boomers.
ATLANTA (AP) - Small cigars flavored to taste like candy or fruit are popular among teens, according to the first government study to gauge their use.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Air Force officials tell The Associated Press that twice this year, officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door. That door is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering the officers' underground command post and potentially compromising secret launch codes.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - After more than 160 years in Macon, the Georgia State Fair has moved to the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A University of Central Missouri graphic design professor has knitted his way into the record books while running the Kansas City Marathon.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.
BALL GROUND, Ga. (AP) - Police in the north Georgia town of Ball Ground are offering $1,000 reward for the arrest of whoever stole a scarecrow portraying Uncle Si Robertson from TV's "Duck Dynasty."
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Police in Nevada say the two people killed in a school shooting were a staff member and a student who was likely the attacker.
NASHVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's highest court has reversed the convictions and prison sentence given to a south Georgia police officer who had been accused of soliciting sodomy from a 17-year-old boy.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - AT&T says a major upgrade in the works will boost the power of mobile devices on its network in Sanford Stadium in Athens.
GRAY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a hunter was killed in Jones County over the weekend, though few details of the case were available early Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that nearly $239,000 in grant funding has been allocated to an Atlanta nonprofit to help veterans with job training, job placement, housing and other services.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has passed historic immigration legislation offering the hope of American citizenship to millions, while promising a military-style surge to secure the border. The vote was 68-32, eight more than needed to send the measure to the House. Prospects there are not nearly as good and many conservatives are opposed. Vice President Joe Biden presided, and senators cast their votes from their desks, both steps reserved for momentous votes. The ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Students preparing to leave high school are faring no better in reading or math than students did four decades ago, the government said in a report Thursday that was certain to renew concerns about U.S. schools. Test scores for 17-year-olds have changed little since the early 1970s, while students ages 9 and 13 improved their performances during the same period, according to the government review popularly called the nation's report card. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Interest rates on new student loans are going to double because the Senate does not plan a vote before Monday's deadline.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. said Thursday that it is ending its relationship with celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past. Diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk also joined the companies distancing themselves from her.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen has been dropped by the Food Network and Wal-Mart, but book-buyers are standing by her.
NEW YORK (AP) - Better news on jobs and consumer spending pushed stocks higher early Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 100 points after the first half-hour of trading, putting it on track for its third jump in as many days. Bond yields eased for a second day, easing worries that a sudden spike in interest rates could hurt the economy. Consumer spending rose 0.3 percent last month as incomes increased ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials in Georgia are offering free HIV testing. Thursday is National HIV Testing Day. The state Department of Public Health is teaming up with its national partner, Greater than AIDS, and health departments around the state to offer the free testing. Georgians can get free HIV tests at select Walgreens pharmacies, county health departments and other Greater than AIDS partners on Thursday and, in some places, through the weekend. Health ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Not only has the nation's high level of C-sections finally stopped rising, but more of the operations are taking place closer to the mother's due date, a new government report found. Figures released Thursday show what appears to be a significant shift in when pregnant women have cesarean sections. Experts called the change great news - apparent evidence that doctors and women have absorbed warnings about the risks of C-sections and ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Community Health officials say the state's new online enrollment and eligibility portal will be launched Aug. 1.
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. economy slowed down, but the stock market went up for a second day in a row on Wednesday. The gains were decisive. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 149.83 points, or 1 percent, 14,910.14. All 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index were higher. The appraisal of the economy was just as clear, and contrary: The government reported that the economy grew at an annual rate ...
EW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is announcing that it has ended its relationship with Paula Deen a week after the Southern celebrity chef admitted using racial slurs in the past.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate pushed landmark immigration legislation past final hurdles Wednesday, pointing to near-certain passage soon of a measure that would open the door to U.S. citizenship for millions of people. The bill sidestepped several procedural obstacles with votes to spare, demonstrating it commands well over the 60 votes needed to pass the 100-member Senate. That could happen early as Thursday, with the next stop in the House, where an uncertain future ...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police have apprehended a 27-year-old woman after she allegedly stole a truck and led police on a chase while she had two young children in the vehicle.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen says that anyone who's never sinned should pick up a rock and throw it at her.