NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
ATLANTA (AP) - The State Board of Education has announced seven people have been appointed to the State Charter Schools Commission, which has the power to authorize charter schools.
SAO PAULO (AP) - A Brazilian judge has ordered the erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" taken off the shelves of bookstores in the city of Macae, or at least wrapped to prevent minors from opening them.
Researchers have chosen an experimental drug by Eli Lilly & Co. for a large federally funded study testing whether it's possible to prevent Alzheimer's disease in older people at high risk of developing it.
ATLANTA (AP) - One of the South's oldest music halls is preparing to reopen after a major renovation to shore up its floor, revamp its concert hall and make other improvements.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House will vote next week to permit the government to borrow more money to meet its obligations, a move aimed at heading off a market-rattling confrontation with President Barack Obama over the so-called debt limit.
Flu hospitalizations among the elderly rose sharply last week, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear.
NEW YORK (AP) - A mixed batch of earnings reports from some of Corporate America's biggest names kept the stock market treading water in early trading Friday. General Electric and Morgan Stanley rose after turning in better report cards, while a 27 percent drop in earnings sank Intel's stock.
NEW YORK (AP) - What's in an inch? Apparently, enough missing meat, cheese and tomatoes to cause an uproar.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Fox network is putting a brave face on the shrinking appeal of "American Idol."
ATLANTA (AP) - The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:
ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) - A suburban Atlanta man has restored a Bible that belonged to Martin Luther King Jr. so that it can be used in President Barack Obama's inauguration.
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The city council of a Georgia island town has instructed to the police chief to remove coyotes which began to appear on the island last year.
ATLANTA (AP) - Parts of the Southeast were digging out Friday from a winter storm that dumped snow around the region and played a role in at least one death.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil and Oprah, has died. She was 94.