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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


S.C.'governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House to vote on Confederate flag ban on federal cemeteries

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is about to put its members on record on whether Confederate flags can briefly decorate rebel graves in historic federal cemeteries and if their sale should be banned in national park gift shops.

July 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NYSE resumes trading following outage of more than 3 hours

NEW YORK (AP) - Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems.

July 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Taco Bell starting delivery service

NEW YORK (AP) - Getting your Taco Bell fix may soon get a whole lot easier.

July 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man discovered living with 2 deer inside home

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Officials say a West Virginia man had been keeping two deer in captivity at his home for at least a year.

July 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Subway spokesman's home raided

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Latest: F-16, small plane collide over S. Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Here is a look at the latest news about an F-16 fighter jet that the Federal Aviation Administration says collided with a small plane over South Carolina:

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill removing the Confederate flag from a pole in front of the Statehouse, sending the proposal to the House, where it faces a less certain future.

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man breaks into Berlin restaurant, drinks Tabasco

BERLIN (AP) - A man is in hot water after allegedly stealing a bicycle, pitching it through a Berlin restaurant window, then entering and quaffing half a bottle of Tabasco sauce - telling authorities he was thirsty.

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S.C. Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Oreo cookies to get skinny, 'sophisticated' new look

NEW YORK (AP) - Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Global markets fall sharply after Greek 'no' vote

LONDON (AP) - Stock markets and oil prices fell Monday after Greece's voters overwhelmingly rejected reform proposals from international creditors, a verdict that's reinforced fears the country may be heading out of the euro currency.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Gunman in custody at Ga. school; reports of shots

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A suspect was in custody after gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school where dramatic television footage showed young students racing out of the building, being escorted by teachers and police. No one was injured and all students and teachers were accounted for and safe, authorities said.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Official: Suspect in custody at Ga. school

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The superintendent of DeKalb County schools says police have a suspect in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. widow pleads for mercy at sentencing hearing

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleaded for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Andrea Sneiderman pleads for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleads for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State seeks alumni of Governor's Honors Program

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials are looking to identify more than 20,000 alumni of the Governor's Honors Program.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawyer raises concerns about jury in baby killing

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The lawyer for a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face is objecting to the racial makeup of potential jurors.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Maryland man accused of cannibalism enters plea

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland college student who told authorities he killed a man and ate his heart and parts of his brain pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible Monday.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia jury finds Sneiderman guilty of 9 counts

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia jury found Andrea Sneiderman guilty of nine counts in her trial on charges including false statements and perjury Monday afternoon.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flash flood watch expanded as more rain expected

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service is expanding a flash flood watch that now covers most of Georgia.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CIA document maps Area 51, but no mention of UFOs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The CIA is acknowledging in the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades.

August 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia Woman awarded $2M in surgical mesh trial in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A federal jury in West Virginia has awarded a Georgia woman $2 million in damages in a lawsuit involving surgical mesh pelvic repair products.

August 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sheriff found not guilty in racketeering trial

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A jury hearing the racketeering trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has found him not guilty of more than 20 charges of theft and giving false statements.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Warnings of slower sales drive US stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) - Warnings of weaker sales from two major companies and concern that the Federal Reserve could ease off its support for the economy sent the stock market spiraling lower Thursday.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


British stuntman dies in wingsuit mishap in Alps

GENEVA (AP) - The British stuntman who parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps while flying a special wingsuit.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deadline for dove quota hunt in Ga. nears

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials say Thursday is the deadline for those planning to apply for a dove quota hunt at one of the state's public dove fields.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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