WASHINGTON (AP) - You hear a perfect record cited over and over in the debt limit debate: The United States has never defaulted. Better put an asterisk by that.
ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say a 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty in a "sextortion" scheme that targeted teenage girls.
ASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Three decades after their unforgettable team up on "Islands in the Stream," Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton have a new duet out on Rogers' latest album.
ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey will report $2.5 million in cash on hand as he campaigns for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting events in five cities throughout the state to connect veterans with employers who are looking for skilled workers.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he thinks the Atlanta Braves name should be kept, and that he has friends who are American Indians and they haven't objected to it.
ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia couple had to deliver their baby themselves in the back of an ambulance rolling down Interstate 285.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's city council has rejected legislation that would have forced adult entertainment clubs and shops along Cheshire Bridge Road to move within five years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees' email addresses, which the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.
APPLING, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Georgia say a man died in a crash that left his wife hospitalized just hours after the two got married.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting. "Taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee DNA is, like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court's five-justice majority. But the four dissenting justices said ...
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.