COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor delayed the execution of a condemned child killer to consider the inmate's unprecedented organ donation request, acknowledging that it's "uncharted territory" but expressing hope that the man might help save a life before losing his own.
ATLANTA (AP) - It's a cold morning in North Georgia.
ATLANTA (AP) - New phones issued in metro Atlanta will no longer come with the 404 and 678 area codes.
NEW YORK (AP) - Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via's mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall.
ATLANTA (AP) - A freeze warning has been issued for most of central and northern Georgia as arctic air approaches the region.
LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was severely burned when gasoline sparked a fire on a slide where she and her sister were playing.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say an east Georgia man was killed when a tree fell on the tractor he was driving.
ATLANTA (AP) - Before her burned, emaciated body was found in a trash bin, Georgia's child protection agency dismissed a report that the child had been beaten with a belt without sending caseworkers to interview her, examine her injuries or question her parents.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Folk trio The Avett Brothers, country star Vince Gill and bluesman Robert Cray are among the headliners scheduled to perform next spring as the Savannah Music Festival celebrates its 25th year.
ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats coming off a 2010 election in which the GOP claimed every statewide office.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Labor is planning to host a career fair to connect veterans with employers.
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.