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.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, intelligence officials in the two countries and Taliban militants said. The death is a major blow to the group a day after the government said it started peace talks with the militants.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide.
ATLANTA (AP) - The speed limit on part of the freeway that circles Atlanta will be increased to 65 mph.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's lawyer in the ongoing water battle involving three states says a county that includes many of Atlanta's suburbs is taking more water than it is allowed.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year's Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners have threatened to hijack the competition despite major concessions from the government and organizers.
ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor is giving Georgia more than $1.6 million to bolster its unemployment insurance program.
ATLANTA (AP) - Tracking dogs managed to chase down and attack a 400-pound wild hog that has been scaring children and adults in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The issue of human trafficking is getting increased exposure in Augusta and across the state with a new law that went into effect this month. Bars, airports and hospitals are posting notices in an effort to reduce the number of people in Georgia who are forced into commercial sexual exploitation and labor servitude. State Attorney General Sam Olens estimates that more than 28,000 men knowingly or unknowingly have sex with ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Small businesses seeking to buy health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will have to wait a couple of months before they can complete the process online, administration officials said Thursday in the latest delay of the high-stakes rollout. New online health insurance markets created by the law for individuals and small businesses are scheduled to open Tuesday. Small- business owners will be able to go online, compare their ...
ATLANTA (AP) - When DJ Mister Cee - one of hip-hop's pioneering DJs and a New York City radio personality - confessed in a tearful interview to having same-sex encounters with transvestite prostitutes, one of most vulnerable moments came when he worried if his admission might hurt him: "Am I still going to be looked at the same way?" While it's too soon to survey the long-term impact of Mister Cee's revelation, the short-term ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in August, Georgia labor officials said.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant from the previous year.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - An Army soldier accused of funding an anti-government militia group with more than $500,000 in insurance and benefit payments from the death of his pregnant wife will face a court-martial on charges that he murdered her, Fort Stewart officials said Wednesday. Military authorities say Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui struggled violently against handcuffs cutting into her wrists before she died in July 2011 from a lack of oxygen, likely because she was ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency's "precarious financial condition" and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress. "Of the options currently available to the Postal Service to align costs and revenues, increasing postage prices is a last resort that reflects extreme financial challenges," ...
Why are you so sad?" a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair. "Because they didn't like my dreads," she sobbed, wiping her tears. "I think that they should let me have my dreads." With those words, second-grader Tiana Parker of Tulsa, Okla., found herself, at age 7, at the center of decades of debate over standards of black beauty, cultural pride and freedom of expression. It was ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes as the Senate pushed ahead to a test vote Wednesday on a bill to avert a government shutdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A giant fish captured in Lake Lanier is a reminder of the monster fish that lurk in the depths of Georgia's lakes.