ATLANTA (AP) - Macy's is opting to use an artificial Christmas tree for Lenox Square Mall store in Atlanta.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Hall County school officials say a bear sighting has prompted lockdowns at three schools in northwest Georgia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A love triangle that ended with a woman poisoning her pregnant rival spawned a debate over chemical weapons, international relations, federalism and chocolate at the Supreme Court Tuesday, with justices left trying to make sense of how a jealous wife ended up being prosecuted for violating an international chemical weapons treaty.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities are investigating after an Emory University student told police she was raped at a campus fraternity house by two fellow students.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - A high school football player is recovering from a gunshot wound after being hit by gunfire during a fight involving other people on the campus.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate prepared to push major gay rights legislation past a first, big hurdle Monday as Democrats and a handful of Republicans united behind a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Human Services is offering residents help with winter heating bills.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court ruling denying a state gun carry license to a man who pleaded no contest to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon nearly 20 years ago.
ATLANTA (AP) - Farmers are taking sides in a battle over the quality of Vidalia onions, the iconic brand grown in south Georgia that's known around the world.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has been selected by a national trade publication as the top state in the country to do business.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market was mostly lower in midday trading after an industry group reported an unexpected slowdown in U.S. manufacturing last month. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged down three points to 1,627 shortly after noon Monday, a loss of 0.2 percent. Most other market indexes also fell except for the Dow Jones industrial average, which was up 42 points at 15,158, a gain of 0.3 percent. The ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Actor Michael Douglas' comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on cancer risks from a sexually spread virus.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia will soon unveil its voluntary three-star child care rating system, which offers financial incentives for providers who participate.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hours before she killed her two sons, her ex-husband and her stepmother and tried to frame it on one of the slain children, Susan Hendricks gathered her family together to pray. She said she was worried about her older son, Matthew, because he seemed so down after several people forgot his birthday the day before.
ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A high-profile prostitution scandal featuring sex videos, adultery, exhibitionism and more than 100 clients drew to a close Friday when a Zumba fitness instructor was sentenced to 10 months in jail after telling the judge she was happy to have escaped her former life of crime. Addressing the judge through tears, Alexis Wright said she felt relief when police raided her business on Feb. 12, 2012, because she wanted out. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033. The latest projections were included in the annual report of trustees of the trust funds. The new report warned that despite the small improvement in Medicare, both it and Social Security face significant funding ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower in early trading on Wall Street Friday after the government reported that Americans cut back on spending last month for the first time in almost a year. Consumer spending fell 0.2 percent in April, the first decline since last May, the Commerce Department said Friday. That follows a 0.1 percent increase in March and a 0.8 percent jump in February. The drop was a disappointment for investors ...
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 38-year-old waitress as a homicide after her body was found on the side of a road in northeast Georgia.
ATLANTA (AP) - State officials building a new parking deck at the Georgia Capitol are designing special parking spaces for lawmakers to give them more room for their vehicles.
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in southeastern Georgia say a second man has been arrested in an attack that left a pet pig with 23 stab wounds.
AKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) - The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent, their mother told The Associated Press on Thursday.
ATLANTA (AP) - The debate over whether public financing should be used to help fund a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons was revived Thursday with a state watchdog group announcing an effort to place a ballot measure before city voters calling for a stop to public funds being used. The organizer is Common Cause Georgia. Executive Director William Perry acknowledged it will be a "monumental task" to get the 35,000 signatures needed to ...
As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2 1/2 years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child. "Was it worthwhile? Well, I'm thinking of doing it again, aren't I?" she says. Everson and women like her are part of a shift ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service said Thursday that a suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama and similar to ricin-laced ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted by a White House mail screening facility. The letter has been turned over to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force for testing and investigation. It was unclear precisely how the letter, which was intercepted Wednesday by the White House facility, was similar ...
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia President-elect Jere Morehead has announced a former UGA president has been appointed to serve as interim dean of the Terry College of Business.